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With spring comes the beautiful yellow dandelions, they pop up everywhere and most people dont think much of them. I´m here to change your opinion on that. The dandelion is a super great plant that has real health benefits, especially the root of the flower.

The dandelion root is a great, to mention a few amazing uses for it; detoxifier of our digestive system, liver, gallbladder & its also a powerful antioxidant. The amazing thing is that you can just go out and pick it yourself, so its a complete free super food right outside of your door.

The best way to use the root, is to dry it, pick it into tiny small pieces and boil it. I decided to add in a few other amazing elements to my elixir, to get a kick ass super healthy daily booster.

turmeric root, ginger root, black pepper & chilli. 


A LITTLE TIP

I add the black pepper because it makes it much easier for the body to absorb the health benefits of turmeric, it increases the observation with app 2000%, which is insanely high, so no point leaving it out.  


 

STEP BY STEP

Chop the turmeric, ginger and dandelion root into small pieces, add it into the pot with water.

Crush the black peppers or use a pepper cracker.

Chop the fresh chilli, just add after your liking of spice, I like it pretty spicy so Ill add a reasonable amount.

Let it all boil and then simmer for a while, 1-2h.

Let it cool down before you strain it with a cloth, to get all the pieces out. I´m leaving it to cool all day, as I´m busy for the rest of the day.

FINAL STEP

To make sure we dont waist any part of the brew, try to blend all the little pieces with some new water in a blender, drain it again, so hopefully you can still get some final juice out of the ingredients.

Your end result will look like this 


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Good morning wonderful people, Its Friday morning here in Oslo, I´m having a slow morning before work. My weekend is going to be busy, so today was the only day I could allow for a sleep in and quiet morning.

If you are around Oslo this weekend I hope you are going to check out the Vegan & Vegetarian festival?!

I´m really exited about it, I´ve heard only great things, so I cant wait. There will be several happenings both Saturday and Sunday; cooking classes, food tastings, entertainment on stage, talks and so on…

Check out their event

OSLO VEG FESTIVAL 

So if  you are in Oslo, I hope you will check it out and you dont have to be a full time vegan or vegetarian to go, everyone is welcome.

Go with an open mind and an open heart to learn and experience new ways of living.

 


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Yesterday we had a little family gathering for my mothers birthday and for my birthday, which is next week. I was in charge of the food & dessert, I decided for baked vegetable risotto and carrot cake. I´m not a big cake person, but if there is one cake I do love, it is carrot cake. I found a vegan recipe on a Norwegian veggie food blog Vegetarbloggen.no

She is so inspiring when it comes to finding new ideas for food & desserts, with weekly updates. The carrot cake was an success, it tasted amazing. I followed the recipe, just changing the normal sugar with brown sugar, as I think it has a nicer flavour and a tiny bit healthier. I try to avoid sugar as much as possible,  but it is ok to make exceptions sometimes.


CHECK OUT THE RECIPE HERE

Vegansk gulrotkake

 


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YES CHOCOLATE CAN ABSOLUTELEY BE VEGAN & DELICIOUS 

if there is one thing I´m pretty sick of hearing is that ” ah pore you, you cant eat chocolate anymore!?” First of all, the main ingredients in chocolate comes from the cocoa bean, which is a plant. Yes a plant. So making chocolate without diary products is super easy. Second of all, I can eat any chocolate I please, but I choose not too. It is not because I can´t. Being vegan is thankfully becoming easier and cheaper, as the demand is rising, so finding amazing delicious chocolate is not an issue anymore.


My two favourite brands that I´ve tried so far, is the brand called Loving Earth, which is so creamy and delicious not to forget the packaging is just so pretty. Second is a Norwegian brand called Berits, which have a coconut one and raspberry one, both so tasty.

The best part, you dont even have to be vegan to love these chocolates 

 


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If you, just like me, want to eat delicious food, still be ethical, healthy & satisfied to the max?!

The you have to visit Oslo Raw, either if you live in Oslo or just passing by. Oslo Raw are one of the few spots that have 100% plant based & natural food, drinks. cakes and other amazing sweets here in Oslo. The cafe is very small and cosy, so it can be a bit difficult to get a seat, but duringer warmer days you can sit outside, which helps a lot.

 

Lovely staff, fair prices, plant-based, healthy, delicious as it gets.  

 

Oslo is slowly catching on the plant-based trend, so cafes and restaurants are finally starting to offer a better variety of  plant-based foods and I`m sure there will be more all plant-based” cafes or restaurants on the market the next coming years.

 


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Hi lovelies, it is Monday. Almost half way through December and all though I dont really care to much for christmas, I am going to spend my days off with my family in Larvik. I´m working until the 23rd, so I do not have much time this year preparing food and I dont wanna put to much pressure on my mum either.

I therefor did some research, as it is going to be 3 days of family time and food, I wanted to eat something a bit different than usual. I did some research and found the perfect answer to my food dilemma.

The vegan christmas food box from www.veganermat.no
(only available here in Norway)

It covers everything you need for a tasty, easy and cruelty free christmas dinner & brunch. Perfect if you are after a little different food this christmas or you simply wanna add some more healthy plant based food to your dinner table.  

 

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LAST ORDERING DATE IS TODAY 11.12.17 SO DONT MISS OUT ON AN EPIC FEAST 


 


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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]