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Happy weekend to everyone

 

Autumn & winter months are defiantly perfect for creating many different soups and stews, creating soups are easy, quick and often very healthy. The only “problem” is that you often will not get enough protein if you create vegetarian soups, our at least that is many peoples way of thinking.

A easy solution to this problem is simply adding plant protein to the soups. I almost always blend my soups, to create smooth and silky thick soups, so adding plant protein is amazingly easy and does not change the taste of the soup at all. I simply blend either beans, chick peas or lentils into the soup.

Protein problem solved.


A healthy flavourful tomato soup is a perfect autumn soup to add plant protein into. I also made a simple quinoa salad on the side to create a more complete meal. 

TOMATO SOUP

Chopped tomato fresh & from a can

Celery and celery leafs

Lentils

Garlic, chilli & onion

Salt & pepper & chopped basil

Tomato paste

SALAD 

Quinoa

Celery & celery leafs

Grilled mushroom & zucchini

Salad leafs

Salt, pepper & lemon

Hope you have a tasty weekend ahead lovely people

 


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Happy weekend lovelies, hope you have some nice plans this Saturday?

It´s a food festival going on in Oslo, with tastings of Norwegian produced products and several events around the city, we are going to check it out a bit later, but first I wanted to share a great DIY project that I just finished with my mum.

 

HOMEGROWN DRIED HERBS

My mum has a lovely garden with loads of pretty flowers, but more interesting, a huge herb garden. With; oregano, thyme, mint, parsley, lavender and a few others as well.
Drying herbs is easy, you pick a huge bunch, better do it before it gets to cold, so end of August beginning og September is a good time. Either lay them flat on a tray or hang them up, best to keep them in a dry place. They need a few weeks to dry, so be patient.

 

When they are dry enough, you just pull the leafs of the stick/branch. So you only get the herb leafs, then crush them a bit, so it realises more of the flavour and it will also be easier to use it in everyday cooking. I always keep old glass jars, which is perfect storage for the dried herbs, it looks nice, so it is also a really nice little gift idea.

 

 

OREGANO

 

THYME

 

 

 


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This week Jens and I had dinner at the Farm House for my birthday, a rustic small restaurant, with only one long table, seating app 14 people in total. The food is a set menu of 5 courses, that changes every week and they cater for any dietary requirements.

Food, service, atmosphere and wine was absolutely divine, really amazing, one of the best meals I´ve had in a restaurant. They believe in slow travelled and slow produced real food, so everything is sourced local and sustainable.


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Have a lovely Sunday gorgeous people

Happy Monday everyone, hope you had a fabulous weekend, reminding yourself that you are gorgeous and perfect just the way you are!?

Something I´m really exited about lately, is that the focus on eating less meat and dairy are increasing, and vegetarian and vegan products are becoming much easier for consumer to purchase.  For those who do pay attention and care about global warming, you would already know that the agriculture industry is one of the worst industries for our planet and health. So eating more plant-based is really important, even if you do not wanna be a full time vegetarian or vegan, you should lower your meat consumption.

I´ve been vegetarian for over 4 years, and the last six months almost 100% vegan. Which means I barely would eat anything from animals. As a healthy confident lover of eating plant-based I thought I would share some key food products with you guys that I believe are essential to live healthy on a diet without meat. As I prefer my food to be as clean and unprocessed as possible I do not really have a lot of “fake meat” in my diet, however if you are slowly trying to adjust to a more plant based diet, I do really recommend that as a subside to meat.


MY FOOD MUST HAVE`S


All sort of beans, chick peas & lentils

Kale, broccoli  spinach & avocado

Couscous, brown rice, soba noodles & pasta

Good quality rye bread

   Oats, chia seeds, nuts and seeds

B12 tablets

Non dairy milk – oat milk is my favourite followed by almond

bananas


Also all other vegetables and fruits, I find it important to eat all sorts, to keep the food interesting and varied, to make sure you cover all areas of needed nutrition, also with the occasional vegetarian “meat” burger og sausages.

I know a lot of sceptics think you will not get enough nutrition living on a plant-based diet, that you get sick and are scared of changing your food habits. I can honestly say I´ve never had any problems with my health or with sickness the last 4,5 years. I have not lost or gained weight, but as I´ve always been small, I´ve made sure to eat more to maintain a healthy weight. I have not lacked of any thing, besides low on B12 for a little period, before I started taking tablets for that, apart from that I feel so AMAZINGLY HEALTHY.

FUN FACTS

A planet based diet increases your changes of not getting sick from; diabetes, heart and disease, several types of cancer, and help you stabiles your weight. 

Your food shopping becomes much cheaper or you can purchase much more food for the same price as when you would include meat in your purchases. 

Animal agriculture is responsible for 18 percent of greenhouse gas emissions, more than the combined exhaust from all transportation.   [i]

 

 

 

 

Happy Friday everyone

If you are after some sweet treats this holiday, that are 100% cruelty free and super delicious, you have to check out this amazing chocolate truffle recipe

I made them the other day, and I just cant´t get enough, a little sweet treat to start the day, that is both healthy, sweet and nutritious? Or for a little boost later in the day, when your body is screaming for some energy.

I´m just making a lovely carrot cake, with a recipe from the same page, make sure to test that one too, if you love carrot cake. Recipe HERE

 

 

 

Hi lovelies!

Hope you are having a good week so far, maybe a few more days of work or exams before you start the holidays?

I want to share with you a super easy breakfast smoothie, packed with all goodness giving your body a great start to the day. As we all know a good breakfast is so important to prepare your body and mind for a good productive and active day.

My breakfast smoothie is quite rich and deep in flavour as I´m using a few key spices, spices that have some really health benefits.

Cardamom – rich of vitamins, dietary fibre & proteins

Turmeric –  Fights off bacteria and infections, preventing alzheimers and cancer, a great spice for flavour and for health

matcha – full of antioxidants, loaded with energy and  it detoxify´s the body, which is just a few benefits

Oats – packed with fibres and proteins, minerals and vitamins

Chia Seeds – omega, protein and fibres – a must for you on a vegetarian or  vegan diet.

Berries or fruit of your choice – I usually go for blueberries or raspberries

On days I don´t have to rush off anywhere Ill make it into a smoothie bowl, topping it with fruit, seeds and what I have available. On a busy morning I´ll drink it straight from the jar, its super great as a on the go breakfast.


Have a lovely day everyone

Hi beautiful people, I guess everyone is getting ready for christmas, as it is already the second week of December.

Christmas to many people means, overeating on unhealthy food, spending way to much money on material gifts, forgetting the really important thing that christmas should be about; showing love and care for the people we love and the people that we dont know.

I thought I should share my approach to it all, how we can make a better impact for ourselves, for others and our planet.


The Christmas Calendar

First of all, christmas calendar is absolutely really fun and exiting, but lets be realistic, most things we get are either unhealthy, or little things that is a waist of money, most likely from a fast fashion shop.

I personally have been having a snap calendar this year, I´m sending a happy December snap every day until Christmas eve, to a friend. it is free, it´s fun and it is just a simple little thing, another idea would be giving away to charity each day, help someone out, compliment friends or strangers, simply share love.


Gifts

Gifts is a defiant for christmas, all though we buy and spend way to much on material christmas presents. Why not take a step back, and be honest with yourself. Yes we all want something new, I do all the time, but that does not mean that is the way to go. I believe in purchasing one or two presents of higher quality, than several cheap presents. A second thing is buying experiences instead of things, it is great getting to share an experience with someone, over having another dress from H&M, that you will forget about in about 1 week anyway… The third great gift idea is giving away to charity, this year I´m sticking to experience, my partner and I will go on a little tropical romantic get away, instead of giving each other presents, and the second is that I will give a donation.


Food

Food is a really sensitive one, because for most people christmas means, over eating on unhealthy and unsustainable foods, and most people dont wanna be told to change their traditions.  Me as a plant eater dont think any different about my food diet around Christmas, YES I will eat more, I will eat a bit more unhealthy, but that does not mean we shouldn´t still consider our surroundings.

A few ways you can make a small difference will be by choosing to include more delicious plant food, and reduce the amount of meat you would usually have, find a vegan or vegetarian butcher that can make some really tasty additional´s to your christmas meals.

Include vegan cakes into your christmas baking and desserts, I promise you there are so many delicious and easy recipes out there, and often these recipes contains less artificial´s and sugar, even better. Also try to purchase products that are organic and fairtrade, the alter eco chocolate I get from the Oxfam shop, is the absolute best chocolate you´ll ever taste.

I´m ordering a vegan roast this christmas, from this amazing vegetarian butcher here in Sydney, and will make a few healthy sweet treats as well; coconut-vanilla & strawberry cheesecake & maybe some delicious chocolate cupcakes?

Are you taking any measures this christmas to make it a little bit better for your surroundings ?

– Good day lovelies –

Wanna share the recipe for a really delicious iced almond latte with you guys!

I made this the other day, and it so delicious and super healthy.

All you need is

Almond Milk, Dates, Almonds, Cinnamon, Turmeric & Cocoa spice

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Put it all together in your blender, if you don´t want the bits of almonds and dates that does not blend just strain the bits out.

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Tast best chilled

Happy Sunday everyone, I just finished another weekend of work, game night, good wine and a quick healthy sustainable burger dinner last night. Jens and I were both in the mood of not having to cook, as usually I love cooking I needed a day off after a busy and very productive week.

I love the fact that people are becoming more aware of the massive food issue we are facing, and are really making changes to their lives, restaurants and cafes are approaching a more sustainable food way. In Sydney plant based food options are really great, making it so much easier to not eat meat.

My favourite burger placed is called Soul Burger and it is all plant based delicious burgers, even hard core burger lovers will approve of these burgers.

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Enjoy your Sunday lovelies

I love asian inspired cooking, especially the combination of ginger chilli and soy sauce. This week I made this healthy asian style salad, which is great for dinner or for lunch.

I made it really simple and green this time around, as I mix it up after what I got in my fridge and what I feel like.

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Using soba noodles, kale and avocado gives your body plenty of nutrition.

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Ingredients for Salad

Soba Noodles – Kale – Avocado – Mushrooms –  Leek

Dressing

soy sauce – Apple Cider Vinegar – Ginger – Chilli – Coriander

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Healthy, Sustainable & Delicious