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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

My coconut obsession is unreal, if you know me well, you know what I´m talking about.

I swear to it.

Coconut oil is so amazing for your body and skin, for your inside and the outside.

Lately I´ve started making my own coconut oil blend, with only three simple ingredients that makes the oil just so much better.


Organic Coconut Oil – Lavender Essential Oil – Fresh Lavender

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– Not only is is beautiful to look at, it is beautiful for your skin –

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– 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

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!

Essential oils are pure magic, if you have not discovered it yet, now is the time.  I got interested in essential oils, as one of my co-workers was talking about it and praising it. I always look for alternative products, staying off the mass produced chemical infused brands. They might say on the packaging it is great for you, but over all there is always a chemical involved. Essential oils are natural oils from plants. Different oils have different benefits and fragrance, you can use it for everything.

Put it on your body as a natural perfume, or your hair. Blend it into a massage oil, use it for a body scrub, face glow, air freshener, sun burnt skin, anything you can think off! As said every oil has different benefits, so do your research and find out what benefits you are after, and then make the decision for which oils you prefer, or just get them all!

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LAVENDER

My favourite right now is lavender. Lavender is perfect for stressful periods, find calm during yoga or meditation practise + the smell is amazing! It can be used with your facial oil/cream to reduce wrinkles, or mixed with your body oil/cream if you struggle with dry or irritated skin.

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check out this link, to find out more of the great benefits.

https://draxe.com/essential-oil-uses-benefits/ (not sponsored)

Happy Tuesday everyone!

Hope you are ready for a new week, I´m having a busy time with uni, two assessments / presentations due this afternoon, can´t wait to get it done, so I can finally take a day off on Thursday.

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I thought I would share different dinner /food recipe´s once a week, give you inspiration or ideas on delicious vegetarian & vegan options. Eating less meat is so important for making a more sustainable world, so making your meat-free meals more interesting and full of flavour and nutrition will make it so much easier for anyone who is not already a vegetarian/vegan, who might need some inspiration on how to adapt cooking with less meat in everyday life.

 This week I made a smoked brown rice & lentil stew, with potato chips and spinach.

pa101092 pa101090It is super easy to make and you dont need to many ingredients, just what you see above + your preferred spices & herbs. I used smoked paprika to get that smoky flavour, mustard, himalaya salt and peper. Basil & Parsley.

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pa101101 Put the tomato´s, chilli, garlic, lemon, paprika and mustard in the blender, so it turns out to be a sauce/paste.

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Slow cook the mushrooms, herbs and spices, before you add the cooked rice, lentils, tomato sauce and coconut cream.

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ENJOY!

HAPPY MONDAY


Cooking is one of many favourite activities, it makes me really relaxed and happy. Most of my diet is a vegan or vegetarian diet, which is really easy and always full of flavour! I really want to share my food lifestyle with you guys, hopefully encouraging more people to pick up on a diet more plant-based, than meat-based. Get inspired. Cook more. Stay healthy, fit and on budget.

Living on a student budget, you cant always go for your first choice, I find it hard to compromise, but it just have to be done. I love pasta, almost to much, so this dish is a simple pasta dish full of flavour, and it is easy to do on a budget. I chose normal pasta this time, as it allows me to buy more veggies on the weekly budget.


Chick Pea – Zesty – Pesto – Pasta

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PREPEAR:

Cut the garlic, the chilli and the broccoli into really small pieces. Drain and clean the chick peas. Cut the tomato´s into small squares, and mix it with a bit of olive oil and the fresh parsley.

COOK:

Lightly fry the broccoli, chilli, garlic and the chick peas with olive oil. Add the herbs you prefer, I used Italian mixed herbs, himalaya salt and pepper. Last you add the pesto and the lemon. Depending on how much pesto flavour and zest you prefer, add it as you tast.

FINISH:

drizzle some extra olive oil over the pasta, add the cooked ingredients, topping it with the fresh tomato-parsley mix and fresh spinach.

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ENJOY