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If you love authentic chai lattes as much as I do, why not try making the concentrate yourself?

it is very simple, all you need are the ingredients listed below, a pot to cook it all inn and glass bottles to store it in when the brew is finished.

Many cafes only make chai lattes from a powder mix, that is full of sugar and other preservatives that are not good for your health. Using real chai concentrate taste much better and it also contains spices and herbs that are full of antioxidants and has different healing powers.


  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons (6 tea bags) black tea like Assam ( I used less tea) 
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar ( I used app 1 spoon of sugar) 
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 star anise
  • 10 cardamom pods
  • 10 whole cloves
  • 2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon black peppercorns

Usually I never follow a recipe completely, its more a guideline for what is needed, which ingredients goes into it. I love experimenting when I cook or make things so the result can vary slightly from time to time.

Make sure you leave all the ingredients in the water over night, so you allow the flavours to set.
Strain the water into a bowl the next day, and fill up your glass bottles.
Store cold in a fridge.


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Sending you love from magical winter wonderland, I´m back in Norway after a month in Australia. A month of great learning and much needed sun, however I was ready for my holiday to come to an end and I´m very exited for a new chapter in my life to evolve.

I really want to start the next month feeling completely energised and cleansed, so this holiday has certainly done the job for my energy level being increased, but the cleansing still need to be completed. To feel cleansed, I´m doing a salt water flush followed by a kitchardi detox.

I started the day today with a salt water flush. A salt water flush is a very simple cleanse of your colon and great way to detoxify your internal system.



HOW TO DO IT

make sure you have not had any food for at least 2-3 hour prior ( I prefer doing it in the moring, on a day that I have at least 3 hours before I have to leave the house, but preferable on a day you dont really have to do much.)

Boil 1 litre of water, so the water is purified. Pour the boiled water into a jar, adding two spoons of the salt, making sure you are using good quality salt – preferable himalaya salt.

Allow the water and salt mixture to cool down til a temperature that is easy to drink fast.

Add some fresh lemon to make it taste better.

I also add ground turmeric app 1 big table spoon to the mixture.

When the mixture have reached a comfortable temperature, you try to drink all of it as quick as possible. Preferable within 5 minutes.

It will taste extremly salty and you will fill a bit sick from drinking so much salt water. (At least I do)

When you have managed to finish the mixture, I personally like to make the detox more ceremonial. I put on some relaxing meditation / yoga music and allow my body to move slowly in an organic way, touching my stomach area gently. Sending good intention and love to the gut that is about to let go of toxins that no longer serve your body.

You can read more about the salt water flush
HERE

I´m making sure to eat food that is gentle to the system and easy to digest for the rest of the day, and will start the kitchardi detox the following day.



A kitchardi detox is an ancient detox from the Indian Ayurvedic system, which is a combination of basmati rice, mung beans and Ayurvedic spices; Turmeric, cumin, coriander and fennel.

This exact combination of spices and grains have been used for thousands of years as a gentle detox for the digestive system making sure you get all the nutrition your body need.

“What is kitchardi? Touted as an Ayurvedic superfood, kitchardi is a stew of mung bean, basmati rice, ghee (clarified butter) or sesame oil (vegan) and digestive spices. The mung lentil’s completeness score (how complete a food is in all of the elements needed by the human body, including vitamins, minerals, starches, fats and proteins) is 80/100 (this is super rare). Ghee or sesame oil and rice supply the 20 missing elements like fat soluble vitamins, essential fatty acids and carbohydrates. So this means that kitchardi gives you everything your body needs without any other foods, and actually eating kitchardi is probably giving you more of the elements your regular diet is missing.

In Ayurveda, mung is recognised for its detoxifying properties, while also being rejuvenative. This is really unique because most herbs and foods that detox strip down the body tissues instead of replenishing them. Kitchardi is considered a nutritive for the digestive system, meaning it helps to restore and rehabilitate digestive tissues.” 

This will be the first time I will try this detox, and I´m really exited for it. The detox is recommended to do for 3 to 7 days. Since its the first time, I will start with 4 days. If this seems all right for my body, I will try to make this a regular detox routine every 2nd month.


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I belive that you can not live a completely happy life without a healthy diet. I feel the benefits of living healthy everyday. If I have a couple of days off bad eating routines I can even feel my energy level decreasing, and I feel less fresh as well. To me a 100% plant-based diet with mostly unprocessed foods are the only way to eat by.

Smoothie bowls have become very popular the last years, and you can simply make them yourself at home. I like having them for breakfast, but you can always adjust the recipe/ingredients depending if you are having it for breakfast or lunch.

My favourite is a berry breakfast bowl


INGREDIENTS BERRY BOWL

MIXED BERRIES
Blue berries, black berries, raspberries

BANANA

OATS

CHIA SEEDS

TURMERIC & CINNAMON

OATMILK

 

TOPPING

DATES

WALNUTS

AGAVE SYRUP

STRAWBERRIES

BANANA



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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.  

 

♥♥♥

 

 


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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