Month: January 2015

The Weekend Brunch Bar

enter This is a real family favourite. I’ve made these bars countless of times and they always manage to surprise with their amazing taste and texture. They’re just so good. This here is health in a bar.

http://shellystearooms.com/shellys-tea-rooms-news-summer-2015 These raw bars are perfect at brunch with family and friends, and they are also an ideal afternoon snack for adults and kids alike.

http://faithfamilyandtechnology.com/technology/podcast-review-serial/ This recipe makes 8 bars:

3 dl almonds
6 dried figs
1.5 tbsp sunflower seeds
1.5 tbsp chia seeds
1 tbsp ground flaxseeds
hint of salt

Start by placing the almonds into a food processor and blending them until no big pieces remain.…

The New and Improved Hummus

Here comes the new hummus recipe I promised to share with you a few days ago. I really love this recipe and I think all the measurements are perfectly in place now. For me this recipe has all the right ingredients for a delicious hummus. I know our tastes differ and that people like different things in their hummus. Some like more lemon and tahini and some like the taste of chili and garlic to be stronger. I could even go as far as to say that a native Middle Eastern would probably claim that my hummus recipe is far from a traditional hummus recipe.…

Apple and Coconut Cupcakes with Vanilla Cashew Cream

After eliminating all gluten, sugar and dairy from my diet, I haven’t really been baking all that much, but if I occasionally do bake, I make something that I know is wholesome and beneficial for the health.

This recipe came to me when I was thinking of different ways to utilise apples. So I thought of these apple and coconut cupcakes. And they succeeded beyond my expectations. They are perfect as an afternoon snack with a cup of tea or as an after dinner delight.…

Roasted Cauliflower with Tahini Sauce

This dish brings back a lot of memories growing up. Being half Scandinavian, half Middle Eastern, I feel like I’ve been given the best of two very different cultures. And what better way to express my affiliation to my heritage than through food.

After many years of dreading the taste of tahini, I really came to love it, and now I like to incorporate it into many of the foods I make. This particular dish is one of my favourite tahini dishes.…

Mung Bean and Spinach Stew

I’m currently spending some time with my family in wintery Finland. It’s very cold and the days are short. The sun barely makes an appearance. So the days are spent pretty much by taking walks through the snow, playing with my kids and by cooking nice things.

And here comes my January comforter: Mung Bean and Spinach Stew. It’s such a cosy and warming dish that it actually makes me forget about -20 degree weather outside. As a busy mum, I really can’t be standing in the kitchen for hours and hours preparing a meal.…

Chia, Acai and Cacao Energy Balls

I really love making energy balls. They are such a power snack and they make me feel really good. I have my favourites, which I tend to make quite regularly, but I do love trying out new combinations and creating delicious new recipes.

These chia seed, acai powder and raw cacao energy balls are so good. With very minimal ingredients you can create something really healthy and tasty. These energy balls combine some of my absolute favourites: Almonds, dates, acai and raw cacao powder.…

Let’s Talk: Breakfast

In the midst of our busy lives, people often tend to skip breakfast, saying that they don’t have time or that they are not breakfast-people. Firstly, if you really wanted to, you could make the time. And secondly, you could train yourself into becoming a breakfast-person by slowly getting accustomed to eating something in the morning.

The reason why breakfast is considered so important is because it holds so many benefits for the day ahead and for our health in general.…

Chestnut Crispbread with Hummus, Avocado and Grapes

 

Yesterday was one of those days again when I just didn’t have time to have lunch. Kids, chores, everyday things just came in the way. So as my kids finally calmed down a bit in the late afternoon, I could indulge in my latest obsession: Chestnut crispbread. It’s so delicious. It’s the perfect afternoon snack or breakfast. You could even have it with some home-made strawberry and maple jam. The bread is by Le Pain Des Fleurs.

This gluten-free crispbread goes really well with my new and improved hummus recipe, which I will share with you in the coming days.…

Mango Cacao Mousse

I was in the mood for something refreshing and revitalising the other day and I came up with this really delicious little treat. And if you’re as big a fan of mangos and cacao as I am, you will love this recipe. The ingredients are so healthy that you could have this mango cacao mousse even for breakfast.

Serves 4:

2 small refrigerated mangos
1.5 refrigerated medium bananas
4 medjool dates
2 tbsp almond butter
4-5 tbsp almond milk
2-3 tbsp raw cacao powder
hint of salt
1 tbsp or more maple syrup (optional)

Mango Cacao Mousse

Start by peeling the mangos, chopping them and putting them into your food processor.…

My Raspberry Dream

I woke up this morning and remembered the dream I had last night. I was surrounded with bushes and bushes of raspberries, so many of them that I almost couldn’t see anything else around me. The raspberries looked so tempting that I started to eat them. They were so deliciously sweet. So sweet that I couldn’t believe it was real.

I naturally felt like having some raspberries for breakfast, and lucky for me, I always have berries in my freezer. So I decided to make a lush raspberry morning porridge to fulfil my dream.…