All posts filed under: Desserts

Chia Pudding – yummy, fast… and of course healthy ;-)

I have to admit that the first time I had a go at making the now oh-so-trendy Chia Pudding for the first time, the result was the same as that initial sip of shampoo you get down your throat as a kid when you don´t listen to your mum asking you to keep your eyes and mouth closed as she is washing your hair (aged 3 or so 😉 🙂 ). Totally not yum, or anything close to it. So I stayed off making any of these the-worlds-easiest-and-fastest-plus-superhealthy breakfasts for almost a year, savouring the tasty one´s I could get in cafés in Östersund, Göteborg, Köbenhavn, Haarlem, Heemstede, Amsterdam… Then a few weeks ago this recipe landed in our shopping cart – can´t remember if it was from Dekamarkt or AH, but anyway – it´s totally yum! Not a hint of shampoo taste, just total bliss. If you´d like to try it, here it is; Ingredients; 1 can full fat coconut milk 40 gr chia seeds 2 tbspns honey or maple syrup 1 tspn vanilla …

More Bliss Balls….

I know the word “bliss balls” is most likely worn out or “outdated” already, but I just lovelovelove it as I feel it so serves it´s purpose. The original recipe is not mine, even though it is scribbled down on a piece of paper on my kitchen table right now. I must have gotten it off Instagram or somewhere else in cyberspace originally and true to my cooking hero Stephanie Mazier from Appetite Voyage´s teachings I tweaked whatever the original was a bit to fit the taste and texture of what tasted and felt good today. Which is something I would not have dared to do some years ago 🙂 – but thank´s largely to all the cooking and nutritional events, workshops and course Stephi and I have given together I have ventured out of my comfort zone in many places. I would like to dedicate this particular recipe to Swami Ma Tripurashakti Bharati, whom I love hanging out in the kitchen with – where she with just as much humour and complete fearlessness as …

Healthy pancakes, yeah!

Another favourite in cyber space, which has totally become both a hit and a favourite in the household here. We´ve had a lot of visitors the past year since we moved up to Sweden. With us now living quite a way away from the supermarket it means our guests have kind of had to eat whatever this gluten allergic nutritionist whips up for herself every morning. Thank G – or thank Cyberspace – for these pancakes is the word I have gotten from basically all of them this past winter ;-).So I guess it is time to share my own pimped version of what was initially called the “2 ingredient pancake” :-), with thanks to all our dear friends who keep popping by with SAS and SJ; Ingredients (per person); 1 banana 2 eggs cinnamon baking soda (if you´d like, leaving it out is fine too and does not affect the taste) 1 tbsp buckwheat flakes or kernels 1 tbspn oat flakes 1 teaspoon each of all superfood berries and seeds you have in the …

Blissing out on figs

I know Instagram is flooded with pictures and recipes for “bliss balls”, but I just loooooovelovelove the word and have to admit that I have gotten pretty hooked on these truly blissfull, healthy, yummy and just wonderful little circular bullets of pure joy. Bliss balls , simply! So, here is a recipe so easy it is impossible to fail, so quick there is no way you can run to the store and get a Snickers even if the store is 10 meters away in the amount of time it takes to make these, so yummy you might consider to quit chocolate (I said “might” OK 😉 ) and so healthy you will be doing yourself nothing but good. Ready? Ingredients; 200 gr dried figs 2 tbspns coconut oil 1 dl rolled oats 2 tbspns honey Nuts Mix it all together using whatever mixer you have in house. I used a hand held mixer/blender and found it worked better if I chopped the figs in smaller pieces before starting to mix. Roll in to the shape …

Winter

Frozen Water. Winter. That is what frozen water often represents to us. We see the crystal-covered, uneven surface of the ice taking shape as the temperatures drop and the mix of cold air and sparkling sunshine are working its magic. While the surface might be frozen, underneath it the water still flows, the fish are still swimming, the rocks on the bottom are still being shaped by the underwater currents. There is a stillness. A stillness which, when we sit down to listen to it, tells us to slow down, to embrace the darkness which comes in a little earlier every day, to light our candles and allow our attention to turn inwards. There is a yearning for warming, nurturing and nourishing foods. Foods which represents the holidays and festivities already present in our calendars this very season; pumpkin, squash, (sweet) potatoes, leafy greens such as kale and green cabbage, mushrooms, apples, pears… While I lived in The Netherlands I fell in love with one of the staple national foods available there at this time …

Chocolate icecream

February has been crazy busy. We are preparing to move countries, from NL to Sweden, this spring and looking for a house up there while simultaneously packing this house, which is already sold, up , setting  up a business up there while still running one down here, mindfully experiencing the letting go of all we have loved here and spending as much time as possible with all the beautiful people I  so deeply love and appreciate here while also getting excited about the adventure ahead, all of this is a bit of a roller coaster. So, some things have been lacking behind – like these blog posts 🙂 …! With spring around the corner, at least here in Holland, I wanted to share this amazingly yummy yet extremely healthy , anti oxidant packed home made icecream recipe. To me, there could not be any better day than the last day of February to share this recipe – as the first sign of spring here in Haarlem is when the Italian gelateria Garonne has opened, which …

The yummiest and superhealthiest goji sweets

This has become one of my favorite recipse to make when I want to bring something for a friend or just cheer myself up on a rainy day. These goji “bullets” are great as a small snack, as a sweet next to your coffee or tea or as a dessert. The original recipe I found online, when Stephanie and I were looking for inspiration for our “Yummy, Fun and Healthy Snacks” workshop this spring. Ingredients: 0,5 dl almonds 2 tblspns dried gojiberries 2 tblspns pumpkinseeds 2 tblspns berry juice (of course without sugar!) 20 gr dark choclate , 85 % Maybe 1 – 2 tspns chiliflakes Let the gojjiberries soak in the juice for about half an hour to absorb all the liquid. After that, add the almonds, gojjiberries and pumpkin seeds to a kitchen aid or a mixer and mix it until you have a smooth paste. Roll little bullets or balls from the paste. Melt the choclate au bain marine. Allow it to sit for a few minutes to cool down a bit. Then roll the bullets in …

Cranberry smoothie

Here is antoher easy, fast and really nutritious smoothie. Packed to the brim with vitamins and anti oxidants to keep our immune system up now that the season of the common colds is about to hit us here in the Northern Hemisphere. I glass; 2 oranges 1 dl frozen raspberries 0,5 dl frozen cranberries Squeeze the juice out of the oranges and mix it with the frozen berries. If you would like some extra fibre, then add the orange pulp to the mix as well. Plus, to aid the uptake of the anti oxidants , of whom quite a few are fat soluble, you can eat a handful of mixed nuts or seeds with the shake or add a bit of flaxseed oil to the shake before you mix it. If you just got back from a heavy workout, of course you can add some protein powder to the mix as well. Enjoy!

Yummy, fast and oh-so-good-for you oats & raspberry smoothie

When we keep our eyes open there are great recipes and inspiration for a yummy, fun and healthy living all around us, all the time. This one I found on the package of Oatly´s oat milk and it is just too good to only be shared with the people who are already buing oat milk. And don´t stop there – test it with other milks too, whichever you like best! 1 portion 2 dl oat milk 1 banana 3 dried apricots 2 tbspn oats 1 dl raspberries Mix the oat milk, banana and apricots in a mixer first. Then add the oats and the raspberries and mix until smooth. Sprinkle with some pumpkin seeds if you´d like or have a handful of unsalted nuts to make sure you have enough good fats to aid the uptake of the antioxidants this smoothie is packed with. Yum!

Gojji, strawberry and cherry salad

Really summery and extremely healthy salad to have as dessert or next to your BBQ even. 4 portions 400 gr fresh strawberries 150 gram fresh cherries 100 gram dried gojjiberries Slice the strawberries in quarters, half the cherries and get rid of the pits, put all together in a bowl with gojji berries and enjoy! A complete “bomb” of Vitamine C and anti oxidants!