Harry Potter Home Inspiration – Gryffindor

Its time for another Harry Potter home inspiration post! and today’s inspiration comes from GRYFFINDOR!  and the crowd goes wild.

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Gryffindor was founded by Godric Gryffindor,  the characteristics for Gryffindor consists of; courage, chivalry and determination.  Personally I don’t think I would have landed a spot in Gryffindor, but I think we all have a little Gryffindor inside of us.

Finding home inspiration from Gryffindor is rather easy.  With all those velvet couches, big pPersianrugs, dramatic fireplaces,  reading nook and huge wooden cabinets.  You just want to become a star quidditch playing, brave, but ever so reckless, with just a hint of arrogance Gryffindor.

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Now lets take a look at my version of the Gryffindor dormitories!

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^^ Now these are a great take on the Gryffindor couches and they still look comfy enough, for a long relaxing nap after learning about spells and potions.

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^^ It just wouldn’t be Hogwarts without a fire place and the Gryffindor dormitories are no different.  These fireplaces range from the overly dramatic to minimalistic, but yet all of them have that drama you want.

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^^ Lets just take a second to talk about how incredible this sliding bookcase is.  Its magical just to gaze upon it! Sign me up for one of those, right now!

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^^ Big clunky bookcases have never looked so good, right?

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^^ I’ve always had a thing for large Persian rugs, but boy, do they have a large price tag to go with the largeness of the carpet.  These are absolutely breathtaking, I truly believe that blue one should be in my house right now.

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^^ The one thing I love about Harry Potter, is the way it can make you giddy and these fireplace reading nooks, just speak to my heart.  They SPEAK to it!

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^^ You know you can’t go to Hogwarts without your trunk, and with all those outrageously small side tables in the Gryffindor dorm, you will have to use your trunk as a pretty table.

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^^ This was the only red bedding I liked, it suits the room so well and you know you have to represent your colours.

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^^ and the best for last the four poster beds that just bring out the Prince an Princess inside of us.  I mean wizard and witch.

Happy Friday everyone.  I hope you have found some home inspiration, if you are going on a shopping spree this weekend, if not have fun!

Caramelized Onion, Sweet potato and Spinach Quesadillas

Its no secret that I love Mexican food.  I’m all the way in South Africa, but hot damn I love me some good Mexican food.   We even have a quesadilla song.  Yes, an actual song.  Played on ukulele that’s just about quesadillas, that’s how much we love them here.  The song is also really catchy and I find myself singing it randomly during the day.

Great meals come from having no inspiration and wham you have something delicious all up in your face.  This quesadilla is so delicious you will just want to keep eating, I made a salad to go with it, but I didn’t even bother eating it, that’s how good they are.  You can also add vegan cheese or regular cheese.  I refuse to buy vegan cheese in this country, because its just so expensive and taste like a side order of meh.

CARAMELIZED ONION, SWEET POTATO AND SPINACH QUESADILLAS4 quesadillas

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Ingredients

  • 2 sweet potatoes, boiled till tender, mashed with a little margarine and milk. Seasoned with salt and pepper.
  • 4 small tortillas
  • 1 cup spinach, washed and chopped
  • 1 onion, peeled, sliced
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • salsa and avocado to serve.

Directions

In a large skillet add the olive oil over medium high heat.  Add the onion and cook until translucent.  Lower heat and add the balsamic vinegar and wait till it thickens, continue stirring and add the sugar.  Cook for 2 minutes.  This is my fast/lazy version.

Lay out the tortilla, and start assembling.  I half my quesadillas, because I like to overfill them, they  also feel sturdier in my hand that way.

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Add spinach.

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A couple tbsp sweet potato mash.

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Caramelized onions.

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Fold

Heat a little olive oil in a pan and fry each side until golden.

Let cool slightly and serve.

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We always have some after dinner conversation that turns into Belphie sneaking on Carl’s lap, and both of us wondering when he got there.

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This never ends well, because when you try to nudge him off, he gets really angry and bites your boobs or under arms.  He’s been banned from sitting on my lap, because of this.

This is Carl telling Belphie he needs to go study.  He got bitten.

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Raw Strawberry Porridge

I have this odd relationship with oats, I will be all excited to make it and after taking two bites realize it could never be as delicious as a piece of crunchy toast.  That’s when the oats sadness sets in, and I literally start feeling like I’m eating the worst thing in the world.  I’m sorry oats, maybe one day you will take toast place.  My solution to my need for toast when I wake up, is to keep the bread out of sight, and make something super yummy.

This raw porridge is that yummy.  Its a great way to start your morning of right, with that really delicious taste that will make you want to kick the days butt!  To put the strawberry on the top, its really easy to make.

RAW STRAWBERRY PORRIDGE –  serves 1

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Ingredients

  • 1 large apple, peeled and chopped
  • 1 pear, peeled and chopped
  • 4 large strawberries, washed
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup non dairy milk
  • sweetener to taste

Directions

Place everything in a blender and blend until its a porridge consistency.

Serve Immediately.