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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

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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

Naked foods is a great concept here in Sydney. It is a grocery where you buy bulk, so you pick the amount that you need. There is no plastic bags, only paper bags or glass jars. Both recyclable and reusable. It is also mostly organic and healthy foods.

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Most people probably dont even realise how much plastic they buy and throw away in their everyday life. “We” put everything in plastic, or it is already packed in plastic for us from the store. Reducing our use of plastic is not even a very difficult thing, it is simply making small changes to our everyday lifestyle.

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In my lifestyle, it is those simple things like choosing a  Naked Food Store for certain products that I use a lot, therefore bringing the paper bags back when I need a refill of something.

Chose to do your weekly shopping all in one day, this way you make sure you bring reusable shopping bags, and your own old plastic bags for certain things you “have to” put in plastic. This way you keep better track of what you spend and you can be more sustainable.

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The best part they have all super delicious healthy treats, so you can eat as much as you like

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Who does not love eating? I mean food is just one amazing thing we need to function. Making food that is sustainable, healthy and delicious makes it even more exiting! My ongoing healthy – sustainable – yummy – food mania will hopefully never end. Sharing it with other likeminded and  inspire you to try something different is just an great added bonus to my obsession.

This week I made couscous fritters, which is something I make every know and then, always adding or changing a few of the ingredients. I like changing it around so it does stay interesting to make over again.

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Couscous is fast to make, cheap to buy and it is healthy to eat, which makes it a must in my sustainable food life. The fritters are a great for dinner, lunch or even as a side dish for your breakfast.

 pa201121Main ingredients to make fritters:

spices after your liking – oats – flour after your liking – chilli – garlic – couscous – sun dried tomato – olive oil

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I added shredded carrot to make the fritters more flavourful.

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Mix all ingredients – make sure you cook the couscous first. When mixed together,  leave them in the fridge for 30 min – make the fritters the size you prefer.

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I pan fry / cook them with olive oil for about 20 min. This gives them a crispy outside and I like the flavour of olive oil.

pa211134 I had them for dinner – lunch & breakfast this week. SOOO YUMMY!