Month: February 2015

Creamy Rice Porridge with Figs and Dates I don’t know about you, but I’m really nostalgic when it comes to rice porridge. It really reminds me of my childhood. The combination of rice, dried fruit and lots of cinnamon is just so warm and cosy. For me this is the perfect weekend breakfast, when the whole family is together and no one has to start the day in a hurry.

follow Traditionally this porridge is made in the oven and it takes about an hour to cook. But as a busy mum, whose mornings rarely allow for standing in the kitchen for a very long time, I want to make foods that I know are healthy and nutritious but also fast and easy to make.…

Why You Shouldn’t Drink Water with Meals

buy modafinil in mexico In an attempt to live and be as healthy as possible, I felt compelled to look at every aspect of my diet, and that includes what, where and when I eat and drink.

Let’s talk a bit about drinking water with meals. This has been a really tough one for me. For a big part of my life I used to think that it was good to drink a lot of water, even during meals. I mean it’s water we’re talking about, and drinking water is healthy.…

Mulberry Toffee

buy benadryl boots This is the perfect recipe for anyone who likes toffee but doesn’t like the sugar and butter that usually come with it. I came up with this toffee recipe because I wanted to create sweets that can actually benefit the health, and I think I succeeded.

These mulberry sweets are real power treats due to all the beautiful ingredients. Mulberries are a great source of iron and vitamins C and K; acai berries are extremely high in anthocyanins, a form of plant antioxidant associated with the ability to lower cholesterol levels in the blood stream; raw cacao is full of antioxidants, magnesium and B vitamins; and chia seeds are a powerhouse for manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, calcium and fiber.…

Kale Meatballs: Twist on a Classic

I think I’ve finally found a perfectly balanced diet. For me that means no gluten, dairy or sugar, and more plant-based foods and lean meats and fish. I think we all have to learn to listen to our bodies in order to know what suits us best, and for me it definitely means having meat and fish as a part of my diet.

People often ask me, what diet do I exactly follow. If I had to put a label on it, I would probably say that I focus on plant-based foods, but I do also include fish, chicken and lean beef in my diet.…

Buckwheat and Oat Cookies

I’ve always loved oat cookies, but with my gluten, dairy and sugar-free diet, I haven’t been able to enjoy the kind of cookie I used to enjoy. I’ve had to make quite a lot of adjustments in the ingredients that I use. Nowadays I have three criteria that I keep to without fail: they have to be healthy, delicious and full of good nutrition.

I make these buckwheat and oat cookies on a regular basis because they’re so healthy, tasty and the perfect sweet treat even for my  two year old son.…

Crustless Vegetable Quiche with Turmeric (no gluten, no dairy)

I’ve always liked quiche, but after making adjustments to my diet, I haven’t been able to eat it. So I really wanted to find ways to enjoy this favourite dish of mine without compromising my diet in any ways.

We all know that typically the quiche crust is made with flour and butter and the filling consists of milk, cream, eggs and cheese. As I don’t eat any gluten or dairy, I had to think how I could make my own healthier version of this classic pie.…

The Importance of Daily Meditation

A healthy lifestyle, for me, is not only about what I eat. It encompasses everything from my diet and exercise to how I see and approach life. And for that reason, feeling good on a daily basis is only achieved if I nourish my physical and my emotional body.

In this busy world we live in, when we don’t have much time for anything, it sometimes feels like a challenge to take a moment for ourselves. But when you think about it, taking a moment just for yourself really isn’t some rare luxury you can’t have.…

Quinoa with Roasted Beetroots, Eggplant and Sautéed Mushrooms

Quinoa is one of my favourite foods. I eat it almost every day. It just fits into my diet really well. And to my luck, it happens to be extremely healthy. I either eat it plain, next to a protein or in a salad, or I make something a bit more interesting out of it, like this dish with quinoa, roasted beetroots and eggplant and sautéed mushrooms. This dish is so healthy and so tasty that I can’t get enough of it.…

Raw Lemon Bites

These amazing lemon snacks are so packed with energy that you’ll feel totally refreshed after eating one. The lemon gives these little treats a great burst of flavor, while the nuts and dried fruit offer some great protein and energy. Amazing that you can create such yummy treats out of these simple ingredients.

This recipe makes about 8 servings:

2.5 dl / 1 cup almonds
1.5 dl / 0.6 cup organic dates
1 dl / 0.4 cup organic dried apricots
Vanilla (half a pod)
Lemon zest of one organic lemon
1 tbsp of lemon juice
1/2 tsp himalyan salt

Put almonds into the blender and blend until no big pieces remain.…

Red Lentil Hummus

I make hummus on a regular basis. I just love the taste combination of tahini, lemon and chickpeas, and I think hummus is the perfect snack and goes great with salads. I’m a huge fan of chickpeas, but sometimes they just feel a bit heavy. So I tend to try different ingredients for creating the foods that I like. It’s nice to change things around a bit to get a bigger variety in my diet. And not to mention the fact that lentils actually make for a great hummus.…