All posts filed under: Vegetarian

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 …

Super healthy, yummy crackers in no time

Being allergic to gluten means it is not that easy to just grab something when it´s snack time. Which might feel sligth annoying at times , yet is is a true blessing for your health as you get in to using more and more pure foods – cooking and creating from scratch. I found the base of this recipe in one of those free magazines you get at your supermarket, some months ago. As usual I did not have all the ingredients in the house as I got to test this recipe yesterday , but I did have quite some things I could supplement with. Imagine my surprise when these were not just super easy and mega fast to make, but actually tasted divine :-). Go ahead and try for yourself! Ingredients; 150 grams almond flour 70 grams seeds – I used a mix of flaxseed, pumpkinseed and sunflower seeds this time 1,5 tbspn olive oil 1 sligtly whisked egg 2 tspns of dried herbs Heat your oven to 180 degrees C. Mix all the …

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I know the word “bliss balls” is most likely worn out or “outdated” already, but I just lovelovelove it as I feel it so serves it´s purpose.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 …

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 …

Jonas´post -squat smoothie

Pretty much on a daily basis I make smoothies from whatever I have at home, taking care to use enough proteins and heart healthy fats in the form of nuts, seeds, flaxseed oil, avocado as well as healthy carbohydrates in the form of berries, fruit and for the green smoothies also veggies. To most of them I also add some “superfood powders” like chlorella, spirulina, acai, maca, rosehip and/ or some cacao nibs. Plus some protein powder sourced from either rice, soy, pea or hemp. And to be honest most of my mixes look and taste like crap. But like with everything in life, if you don´t practice and keep trying things out you´ll never get there or even anywhere . So, to my surprise, there was one which was actually good a few days ago! There is nothing in the whole world that can make me miss my weekly Trojan Workout sessions I follow at Trainingscentrum Helena in Haarlem, and I knew I had a crazy busy day ahead of me where I first …

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 …

Quinotto

What? Spelling mistake? Quinoa what? Well, it is kind of like a risotto but with quinoa. For those of you new to quinoa it is a grain native of Central and South America, Low GI and containing a large portion of protein. Next to that I would of course not be featuring it here if it weren´t yummy as well as healthy :-). This is a really quick and easy recipe. Lunch, dinner, side dish for the BBQ or for the buffet, for the lunch box, for the picknick – very versatile as you can see. You can use any quinoa – white, red, black or a mix of them all. This recipe is for 4 people. Ingredients: 3 tbspns olive oil 1 small red onion 1 garlic clove 150 gr chickpeas 2,5 dl cooked quinoa 1 dl parmesan –  if you are lactose intolerant, use goat cheese Unless you already have, start with boling the quinoa according to the information on the  package so that you have your boiled quinoa mentioned in the list above …

Pumpkin Soup with ginger and leek

Yes it is January, and yes, Halloween is very far away. But, we still have pumpking lying around in the veggiebowl and it´s still good. So if you are in the same situation as us, don´t let it sit around much longer – try this easy, yummy, slightly spicy and of course very healthy soup! The reciepe is for 2 people. Ingredients 1 small pumpkin 2 cloves of fresh garlic, finely chopped a piece of fresh ginger, about thumbsize soy or oat milk or cream vegetable bouillon salt ´n pepper honey 1 thin leek, sliced in tiny little rings Here we go; Clean the pumpkin, slice it in half and remove the seeds. Cut the pumpkin in slices, peeling it as well if you´d like (it´s not necessary if you have given it a good scrub). Then you take the slices and cut these into small pieces. Peel and grate the ginger. Put the pumpkin, the ginger, the finely chopped garlic, bouillon and a pinch of salt in the pan. Add the soy or oat …

Green beans marinated in tahini

This recipe is surprisingly yummy I must say. When I first came across it I thought ;” how can something so easy to cook really be good? “ Well, less than 10 minutes later I had to laugh out loud at myself as it was yummylicious! Hubby and I had this side dish with grilled tuna the first time, and today I had it with marinated spicy tofu from the supermarket. You can have it with any of your favorite protein , and it is a great dish for on buffets as well as it is just as yummy cold as slightly warm. Aside from being totally delish, green beans are filled with fibre, folate, Vitamin K as well as carotenoids – giving us endurance, loads of anti oxidants and a well working intestinal flora, and who doesn´t want to feel great, have luminous skin and enough number 2´s daily!?! Tahini, next to the olive oil in this recipe, supplies us with heart healthy fats and is filling as well. Add the garlic to that …