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The Smoothie Lover
The Smoothie Lover
28. 09. 2014

What an oxymoron… Great for people with egg allergy + it’s vegan

Hvilken oxymoron… Perfekt for folk med ægge-allergi + det er vegansk

Vegan egg-free scrambled eggs

Some years ago I suddenly stopped stomaching eggs. It kind of happened from one day to another and I have no idea why. But it’s insanely annoying. If I unconsciously eat something, which contains a lot of egg, everything I’ve devoured for the last 24 hours comes up and I can absolutely not do anything but lie in by bed for 24 hours afterwards. Very nice huh?

 

This is why there – SADLY– almost aren’t any posts containing eggs on this blog. But oh, how I wish I could experiment with different beautiful quiches, learn how to make poached eggs, eat scrambled eggs for breakfast or snack and add boiled eggs to salads for a little extra protein.

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For nogle år siden sagde min krop pludselig stop til æg. Det skete pretty much fra den ene dag til den anden og jeg har absolut ingen ide hvorfor. Men en ting er sikkert: Det er utroligt irriterende. Hvis jeg uvidende kommer til at spise noget med for meget øg I kommer alt hvad jeg har indtaget inden for de sidste 24 timer op igen og de næste 24 er jeg tøjret til sengen. Virkelig fedt…

 

Det er derfor der til min store ærgrelse ikke er særligt mange opskrifter med æg på denne blog. Men ej, hvor ville jeg ønske jeg kunne eksperimentere med smukke æggekager, lære at lave pocherede æg, spise scrambled eggs til morgenmad og putte kogte æg i salater for lidt mere protein.

 

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I’ve missed anything egg so so much, so when I first heard about egg-free scrambled eggs I knew I HAD to make it.

And by now I know that I have to make it again.

And again.

And again. Because it’s so good

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Jeg har virkelig savnet æg siden, så da jeg hørte om ægge-fri scrambled eggs, vidste jeg at DET måtte jeg prøve.

Og nu ved jeg at jeg MÅ prøve det igen.

Og igen.

Og igen. For det er SÅ godt!

 

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A totally other thing that makes me extremely happy as of now: MUSICAL HAS STARTED AGAIN!

I have no idea why I tell you this. I’ve just been riding on a huge wave of happiness ever since Tuesday night. At first I was sad the team isn’t exactly the same as last year. ‘Cause Dreamland was one of the greatest adventures I’ll ever have. But then I figured there are still a lot of people left and the new ones seem awesome. And Emma and I have convinced three nice people from our school to try it.

Anyway, I’m just so insanely happy!!! And does there have to be a reason to tell when you are happy? (:

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En helt anden ting, der går mig utrolig glad for tiden: MUSICAL ER STARTET IGEN!

Jeg har absolut ingen ide hvorfor jeg fortæller dette. Jeg har bare reddet for en kæmpe bølge af glæde lige siden tirsdag aften. Først var jeg virkelig ked af at holdet ikke er det samme som sidste år. For Dreamland var virkelig et eventyr uden lige. Men så kom jeg til at tænke på at der stadig er en del tilbage fra sidste år, og de nye virker super flinke. Og Emma og jeg har overtalt nogle skønne mennesker fra klasen til at komme og prøve det på tirsdag.

Anyway, jeg er bare så helt ekstremt glad!! Og fortjener sådan en glæde ikke at blive delt? (:

 

NOTES

I added fresh turmeric because I missed the happy yellow colour.

I used Minimalist Baker’s method to make this tofu. But the rest I made up myself (;

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LIDT NOTER

Jeg tilføjede frisk gurkemeje fordi jeg savnede den glade gule farve af æggeblommer.

Jeg brugte Minimalist Bakers metode til at lave denne scramble. Men opskriften i sig selv er min (;

 

Egg-free Scrambled Eggs

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 1 serving

Ingredients

  • 100 g. tofu
  • Half a small onion
  • Piece of turmeric root – size of a thumb nail
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • Sides: Roasted asparagus, tomatoes, crumbled goats cheese

Instructions

  1. Place the tofu between two thick pieces of paper towels or other absorbent towel. Put something heavy - like a saucepan - on top of it and allow to soak up the liquid for 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile chop the onion finely. Peel and grate the turmeric. Heat up the oil on a frying pan and fry the onion and turmeric for five minutes - or until the onion softens.
  3. With a fork, crumble the tofu and add it to the pan. Fry for another 5 minutes.
  4. Serve right away with whichever sides you want.
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24. 09. 2014

Grain free apple pie. Refined sugar free, gluten free and absolutely delicious

Last Saturday was quite a big day for me – I did my first ever real cooking job. Well, I did make brunch for my parents and some friends some time ago, but this time it was for a big party. My mom turned 50 and therefore she had invited 20 friends over. And I got to make all the food (: Wonderful.

Anyway, I had quite a busy weekend because of this party. So that is the reason this post is up this late.

I intent to make a post about it soon. But I simply couldn’t wait any more to share this lovely recipe.

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Sidste lørdag var en ret så stor dag for mig – jeg havde mit første madlavningsjob nogensinde. Well, jeg har en gang før lavet brunch for mine forældre, der skulle have nogle venner på besøg, en gang de havde for travlt til at lave det selv. Men denne gang var det et stort selskab. Min mor blev 50 tidligere i år og i den anledning havde hun inviteret 20 veninder over. Og jeg lavede al maden (: Skønt.

Anyway, jeg havde en ret travl weekend pga. dette arrangement, og det er derfor denne post er oppe så sent.

Jeg planlægger at lave en post omkring festen snart. Men jeg kunne simpelthen ikke vente med at dele den her skønne opskrift.

 

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It’s officially autumn here in Denmark. Officially? How can it be official? Well, my sweet exchange sister described it pretty well the other day: Two seconds after leaving the house she came in again with the words: “It’s officially fall. I need a scarf.”

From one day to another the temperature dropped rapidly and everyone started wearing sweaters. As you might know by now I’m a big fan of autumn. And I welcome it with open arms. First thing to do: Apple picking!

Sunday we went to the big apple orchard a little North from here. I’ve been there before and it is an absolutely lovely place. And the apples are wonderful! We picked 22 kilos (:

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Det er hermed officielt efterår i Danmark. Jep, med denne kulde er det. Officielt? Hvornår er det officielt? Jo nu skal du høre. Min søde ecxhange søster beskrev det meget flot den anden dag: Lige nøjagtig to sekunder efter at have forladt huset fløj hun ind ad døren igen og sagde: ”Jeg har brug for et halstørklæde – det er officielt efterår”.

Fra den ene dag til den anden er temperaturen faldet markant og alle går pludselig i sweaters. Som I måske ved nu er jeg en stor fan af efterår. Og jeg tager imod det med åbne arme. Første ting at gøre: Plukke æbler!

Søndag tog vi op til den store dejlige æbleplantage lidt nord fra her. Det er et skønt sted – og vi plukkede hele 22 kilo æbler!

 

Grain free apple pie. Refined sugar free, gluten free and absolutely delicious Grain free apple pie. Refined sugar free, gluten free and absolutely delicious Grain free apple pie. Refined sugar free, gluten free and absolutely delicious Grain free apple pie. Refined sugar free, gluten free and absolutely delicious Grain free apple pie. Refined sugar free, gluten free and absolutely delicious Grain free apple pie. Refined sugar free, gluten free and absolutely delicious

Creds to my talented exchange sister for the two close-up pics of apples!

NOTES

Lately I’ve been experimenting a lot with grain free foods. Its super fun to do – and super healthy.

This pie is totally free of refined sugar – and is in general pretty low in sugar. And it’s made completely without grains, which means zero wheat, zero gluten and zero white flour. Oh – and pretty low on carbs.

The pie is made with butter, because I just wanted to make a grain and sugar free pie, which still tasted like old-fashioned apple pie. And I don’t think butter is the worst thing in the world, when consumed in moderation. And there isn’t that much butter in this pie. But feel free to sub with coconut oil or a plant based butter-like spread.

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De to flotte close-up billeder af æbler i denne post er taget af min dygtige exchange søster!

LIDT NOTER

På det sidste har jeg forsøgt mig en del med gluten- og kornfri madlavning og bagning. Det er super sjovt – og super sundt.

Denne tærte er helt fri for raffineret sukker – og i det hele er der ikke ret meget sukker i. Og så er den lavet helt uden korn – hvilket betyder intet hvede, intet gluten og ingen hvid mel. Nårh ja – og meget lavere i kulhydrat.

Tærten er lavet med smør, da jeg blot ville lave en sukker. og mel fri tærte. Og så tror jeg ikke smør er det værste i verden – så længe man ikke får alt for meget. Og det er der heller ikke i den her tærte. Men du kan helt sikker erstatte en del af det med kokosolie eller det hele med en plantebaseret ”smør”

 

Grain Free Apple Pie

Yield: 1 pie - 8 portions

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (240mL / 140g.) almonds - or 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 1/4 cup (300mL / 150g.) buckwheat flour
  • 2 tbsp. coconut sugar
  • 100 g. (0,44cup) butter
  • 2 tbsp. apple sauce
  • Apples
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp. buckwheat flour

Instructions

  1. In a food processor grind the almonds until they turn into flour. Transfer to a mixing bowl through a fine mesh strainer to make sure no big lumps or pieces make it into the bowl. Eventually blend the remaining bigger pieces and transfer through the strainer again. Mix in the buckwheat flour and coconut sugar.
  2. Cube the cold butter and mix it into the flour mix. Try to keep it as cold as possible – eventually use a stand mixer or do it in a big food processor. Mix until no big lumps remain. Now add in the applesauce until a dough forms.
  3. Split the dough into two, the one slightly bigger than the other. Roll out the big part – I highly recommend doing this between two pieces of parchment paper. Grease a pan and press the dough into it. Cover and store in the fridge for at least an hour.
  4. Meanwhile roll out the remaining dough between two sheets of parchment paper and place it in the fridge.
  5. Peel and core the apples and cut them into 1-inch/ 2cm. pieces. Place in a plastic back. Add in the maple syrup and 2 tbsp buckwheat flour. Close the bag and mix very well. Store in the fridge until ready to use.
  6. Preheat oven to 200°C / 390°F.
  7. Pour the apples into the crust. Cut out stars (or whichever shape you like) from the remaining dough. Cover the apples in stars. Use the scraps to cover up big holes.
  8. Bake for approx 20 minutes.
  9. Serve warm with a big dollop of Greek yoghurt.
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14. 09. 2014

Hokkaido & Celeriac Lasagna. Vegan and glutenfree

Right now I’m on a train with my lovely little brother and three sweet cousins driving through tiny rainy Denmark after the most fantastic weekend in Aarhus – more specifically from the little cosy co-housing scheme in which my aunt, uncle and two cousins live. We are nine cousins who meet here once every autumn for one of the best weekends of the year. + my lovely uncle and aunt of course (; In this weekend I totally forget everything about home, school, everyday life. This is a weekend dedicated to creativity, games, laughing, a Danish ball game called round ball, bonfires, sleeping in sleeping bags outside, apple picking, walks, tea, sausage rolls, painting and being together (“cozy-ing as we say in Danish”) with some of the most wonderful people in the world.

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Lige nu sidder jeg i et tog med min skønne lillebror og tre søde fætre på vej gennem lille regnfulde Danmark efter en helt fantastisk weekend i Århus – nærmere bestemt i det lille super hyggelige bofællesskab, min moster, onkel, fætter og kusine bor i. Her mødes vi 9 fætre og kusiner hvert efterår til en af årets hyggeligste weekender. + min skønne onkel og moster. I denne weekend glemmer jeg alt om hjem, lektier og hverdagslivet. Den er dedikeret til kreativitet, spil, grin, rundbold, bål, shelter-sovning, æble-pluk, gåture, te, pølsehorn, maling og hygge med nogle af de dejligste mennesker i verdenen.

 

News paper and tape children. It was so much fun to make these. We placed them all over the co-housing scheme. Oh and those chickpeas – I’ll share the recipe soon :)

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Rabbits. Rabbits everywhere.

I might have mentioned it before but I absolutely love the place where my aunt, uncle and cousins live. 25 cute red and yellow wooden houses placed in a big circle with a common house, huge green garden, green house, fruit trees, berry bushes, animals, and a ton of lovely outdoor facilities. And I love the fact that there are always people around and ton of children. They all seem incredibly nice. And did I mention they love almost 100% organic? Yep, I’m totally gonna live such a place once. For sure! Aw, it’s so nice there.

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Jeg har nok sagt det før, men jeg elsker elsker elsker det sted, min onkel og moster bor. 25 søde gule og røde træhuse samlet i en cirkel med et stor fælleshus, kæmpe grønthave, drivhus, frugttræer, vindmølle, solceller, dyr, og alle mulige skønne udendørs faciliteter. Og så elsker jeg, at der altid er mennesker alle vegn. Alle virker så utroligt søde. Og fik jeg sagt at de lever næsten 100% økologisk? Jeg skal helt sikkert bo sådan et sted en gang! Helt sikkert! Ih, hvor er der skønt.

Hokkaido & Celeriac Lasagna. Vegan and glutenfree Hokkaido & Celeriac Lasagna. Vegan and glutenfree Hokkaido & Celeriac Lasagna. Vegan and glutenfree

What’s even more wonderful about this weekend is the time of the year. Right when all of the fruit trees are exploding. Right when the weather is still nice but not too warm. And right when it’s time for tea, big knitted jumpers and pumpkin (:

Yesterday we got a super delicious pumpkin cake (which I totally intend to remake), which made me think of this lovely vegan pumpkin and celeriac lasagna I made last week.

The recipe is made by one of my absolute favourite bloggers Sara B from My New Roots. She makes the most delicious (and healthy) stuff. Yum! So do yourself a favour and take a look at her blog and make this yummy lasagna. A perfect way of enjoying those delicious vegetables, which are in season right now.

Get the recipe

Have a wonderful week everyone!

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Jeg elsker at vi lige akkurat holder denne weekend på denne tid af året. Lige mens pære- og æbletræerne er ved at sprænge i luften. Lige mens vejret stadig er godt, men ikke for varmt. Og lige på det tidspunkt hvor det igen er tid til te, store striktrøjer og græskar (:

I går fik vi den lækreste græskarkage (som jeg i den grad hat tænkt mig at abe efter), hvilket fik mig til at tænke på denne skønne veganske græskar og selleri lasagne, jeg lavede i sidste uge. Lavet med efterårets friske råvarer – SÅ guf.

Opskriften er lavet af en af mine absolut yndlingsbloggere Sara B fra My New Roots. Hun laver simpelthen de lækreste (og sundeste) sager. Mums! Så gør jer selv den tjeneste at tage et smut derover og lav denne lækre lasagne. En super måde at nyde de lækre grøntsager in season (;

Snup opskriften her. 

Ha’ en helt fantastisk weekend alle sammen!

Hokkaido & Celeriac Lasagna. Vegan and glutenfree

Hokkaido & Celeriac Lasagna. Vegan and glutenfree

06. 09. 2014

Palm sugar & wholemeal Plum Tarts. So delicious. Vegan

September! Welcome back long awaited lovely autumn. Without doubt my favourite time of the year. It’s time for buckets full of tea again. Time for cozy times indoors. Time for long walks in the stunning forrest & red cheeks. Time for big scarves & jumpers. Time for cinnamon, cardamom, apples, plums, blackcurrant, pumpkin. Brace yourself, it won’t be long before the entire blogging world explodes in a cascade of all shades of orange, when every single blogger starts sharing their favourite pumpkin stuff. And you’re damn right I’m gonna take part in that pumpkin race ;)

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September! Hej igen længe ventede skønne efterår. Uden tvivl min yndligstid på året. Igen er det tid til te. Tid til hygge inde. Tid til lange gåture i den smukke skov og røde kinder. Tid til tørklæder og stræktrøjer. Tid til kanel, kardemomme, æbler, blommer, brombær, græskar. Vær beredt, der kan ikke gå lang tid før hele blog-verdenen eksploderer i et farveflor af orange, når alle bloggere finder deres yndlings græskar-opskrifter frem igen. Og du kan bande på jeg nok skal være med i det ræs ;)

Palm sugar & wholemeal Plum Tarts. So delicious. Vegan Palm sugar & wholemeal Plum Tarts. So delicious. Vegan Palm sugar & wholemeal Plum Tarts. So delicious. Vegan

But before we start on all lovely the pumpkin stuff, let’s enjoy the sweet and delicious plums of September. A good way of doing that? By enjoying these lovely, super simple plum tarts. And yes of course they have to be enjoyed on the couch with red cheeks from the cold September air, messy hair and big socks. And definitely together with a big mug of steaming hot tea. Autumn cozy-ness at it’s best!

I bought a bag of palm sugar in Indonesia and I’ve been wanting to bake something with the amazing stuff since I returned home. So these lovely small tarts are sweetened with palm sugar – which makes them even more delicious than those sweetened with white or brown sugar (:

Furthermore these are made with an oat- & almond-flour-mix, which makes them both whole meal and slightly lower in carbs. And a bit of butter – or for vegan; use vegan margarine. Enjoy!

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Men før vi tager fat på græskarne skal det handle om blommer. Nærmere bestemt disse små skønne, utroligt simple tærter. Perfekte til en kold regnfuld efterårseftermiddag. Og jep, de skal nydes i sofaen med uglet hår og store sokker på – og helt bestemt med en skoldhed kop te i hånden. Efterårshygge, når det er allerbedst!

Jeg købte en pose palme sukker i Indonesien, og siden har jeg virkelig haft lyst til at bage noget med det. Så disse små skønne tærter er sødet med palme sukker – et super lækkert alternativ til normalt hvidt eller brunt sukker. Ja faktisk synes jeg tærterne bliver endnu lækrere, når der bruges palme sukker (:

Derudover er de lavet med havregryns- og mandelmel, hvilket gør dem til fuldkornstærter, der er en smule lavere i carbs. Og en smule smør – eller for en vegansk udgave; brug margarine. Velbekomme!

Palm sugar & wholemeal Plum Tarts. So delicious. Vegan Palm sugar & wholemeal Plum Tarts. So delicious. Vegan Palm sugar & wholemeal Plum Tarts. So delicious. Vegan

Happy September!

Oh, and btw, I just updated my “about page”. I’d be incredibly happy if you’d check it out (:

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Glædelig september!

Oh, og forresten så har jeg opdateret min “about me”-side, og jeg ville være super glad, hvis I har lyst til at tjekke den ud (:

Plum Tarts

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 3 tarts

Serving Size: 1 small tart

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (240mL) oldfashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup (60mL/ 40g.) almonds
  • 2 tbsp. palm sugar
  • 30 g. butter or margerine (eventually vegan), cubed
  • About 2 tbsp. cold water
  • 3 plums
  • 1 tbsp palm ugar
  • 1/2 tbsp wholewheat flour

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C / 360°F.
  2. Place oats and almonds in a food processor and pulse until it all turns into fine flour. Then add in the palm sugar and cold cubed butter/ margarine and blend until everything is combined. Add cold water until a dough forms.
  3. Cube the plums - you'll want them quite fine. In a bowl mix the plums, whole wheat flour and the rest of the palm sugar.
  4. Grease the tart moulds - I used coconut oil. Roll out the dough and cut it so it fits into the moulds and press it into the molds. Distribute the plum cubes evenly on the pie crusts.
  5. Cut the rest of the dough into strips and place them over the plums.
  6. Brush ith water and bake the tarts in the oven for approx. 20 minutes.
  7. Serve warm with greek yoghurt or coconut whipped cream.
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31. 08. 2014

A big bowl of delicious no-carb spaghetti with a creamy roasted cauliflower sauce with sage and roasted hazelnuts. 

Vegan, no-carb, paleo, glutenfree and crammed with vegetables.

Spaghetti Squash with a creamy roasted cauliflower sauce with sage and roasted hazelnuts.  Vegan, no-carb, paleo, gluten free and crammed with vegetables.

Welcome to the new layout! This has been such a lovely slow and rainy Sunday. I’ve pretty much spend my day drawing small doodles as the fork, rolling pin and apple, googling around for tips on how to change fonts (that’s insanely hard for the record), making grafics, image mapping, font searching etc. etc. Well except for the time I spend running a half marathon with my dad (I actually made a new PR when it comes to distance, since we accidentally ran a little too far – 22,2km instead of 21.1, haha). I’m pretty pleased with the outcome actually. And a little proud – it’s the first time I’ve ever done serious CSS-coding.

Okay seriously what’s happening? Worpress just delieted half of my post again (yep I also wrote this in Spaghetti Squash volumne 2). And I even wrote and saved the last part first. WTF!

 

Now I’m at it – how does the headlines look to you. I littteraly spend hours trying to figure out how to change fonts and I was so happy when I fonally succeeded and all of the headlines suddenlt had this cool type-writer-like font. But then I checked the layout on my iPad and all of the cool headlines were suddently written with this awful curse kind of font. I really hope this only goes for iPads. The layout is super cool on my computer.

Spaghetti Squash with a creamy roasted cauliflower sauce with sage and roasted hazelnuts.  Vegan, no-carb, paleo, gluten free and crammed with vegetables. Spaghetti Squash with a creamy roasted cauliflower sauce with sage and roasted hazelnuts.  Vegan, no-carb, paleo, gluten free and crammed with vegetables. Spaghetti Squash with a creamy roasted cauliflower sauce with sage and roasted hazelnuts.  Vegan, no-carb, paleo, gluten free and crammed with vegetables.

 

Total change of subject… As my Instagram account might reveal, I’ve been making a lot of warm and cozy comfort food during the last week. Big bowls of zoatmeal, beet oatmeal (! – what’s that even called btw… boatmeal, beetmeal, beoatmeal…), mashed cauliflower puree, cinnamon wreaths… I’m so ready for fall. Last Tuesday I posted a picture of this lovely dish: spaghetti squas aith roasted cauliflower, sage and hazelnut sauce. I bought the zuchinni at the local market last Sunday. It was an elderly lady who had the booth, and she sold all these lovely kinds of zucchinis and pumpkins. Wonderful! Local produce just tastes better than usual.

Spaghetti Squash with a creamy roasted cauliflower sauce with sage and roasted hazelnuts.  Vegan, no-carb, paleo, gluten free and crammed with vegetables. Spaghetti Squash with a creamy roasted cauliflower sauce with sage and roasted hazelnuts.  Vegan, no-carb, paleo, gluten free and crammed with vegetables. Spaghetti Squash with a creamy roasted cauliflower sauce with sage and roasted hazelnuts.  Vegan, no-carb, paleo, gluten free and crammed with vegetables.

Have a lovely week everyone!

SPAGHETTI SQUASH WITH ROASTED SAGE, HAZELNUT & CAULIFLOWER SAUCE

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Yield: 2 big servings (or 3 small)

Ingredients

  • 1 medium spaghetti squash
  • ½ cup hazelnuts
  • 1 small head of cauliflower
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. dried sage
  • 2 cups vegetable stock
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F / 200°C.
  2. Slice the zucchini squash into 1 inch thick slices, scrape out the seeds and place them on a baking tray with non-stick paper. Bake for 30 minutes (or until the slices are soft). Then take out of the oven and allow to cool for 15 minutes. Once cool scrape out the spaghetti using a fork.
  3. Meanwhile roast the hazelnuts. Place them on a baking tray with non-stick paper and roast in the oven for 10 minutes or until they smell nice. This can be done in the same oven as the zucchini squash, while the squah is cooking. Alow to cool and then rub off the skin with your fingers.
  4. Cut the cauliflower into smaller pieces and chop the garlic finely.
  5. Heat up the oil in a pot and fry the cauliflower, garlic and sage in it for 5 minutes. Then add on the vegetable stock and boil for 10-15 minutes or until the cauliflower is tender.
  6. Blend the sauce together with half of the hazelnuts either in a blender/ food processor or using an immersion blender. Transfer back into the pot and allow thickening a bit. Season with salt and pepper.
  7. Pour the sauce over the spaghetti and top with the remaining hazelnuts. Serve right away!
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24. 08. 2014

Creamy and rich chocolate ice cream. Vegan, paleo, dairy free, refined sugar free and made with only 5 ingredients.

Vegan, creamy & very rich Chocolate Ice Cream. Dairy free, paleo and refined sugar free.

Can I tell you a secret? I used to not like chocolate ice cream. I know – crazy! I mean if I should choose one food to live from for the rest of my life, it’d be chocolate. And ice cream is without doubt my favourite dessert (yep, better than cake, cookies, candy…). But when those two come together – BAM – some dark magic happened and I didn’t like it. Until I tried the chocolate ice cream from the best ice cream brand in the world – Paradis (Paradice cream). Unfortunately this brand is Danish, but if you ever come to Denmark make sure (I repeat make sure) you try it. All of their ice creams are freshly made and they actually taste of whatever flavour it has. And this was when I figured that the reason I didn’t like usual chocolate ice cream was that it didn’t taste like chocolate… It tasted like cream , additives, sugar and a slightly of chocolate milk. But the one from Paradis didn’t. And so I had a mission – to create such ice cream myself.

Vegan, creamy & very rich Chocolate Ice Cream. Dairy free, paleo and refined sugar free. Vegan, creamy & very rich Chocolate Ice Cream. Dairy free, paleo and refined sugar free.
Vegan, creamy & very rich Chocolate Ice Cream. Dairy free, paleo and refined sugar free.

Can I tell you another secret? I am very clumsy. I used to be everything but clumsy, but high school has done something to me. The other day I crashed on my bike on my way to school (which never happens since I’ve been biking my entire life (we do so in Denmark)), and when I went to the school secretary to get some plaster for the huge graze on my hip bone it suddenly hit me that this was at least the fifth time in two years I had to go there to get plaster for myself. And I am definitely not one of those who whine when I get hurt. I mean, one of the wounds I made in the school time kept bleeding for four days and my doctor later on told me that it should have been sown together…

Unfortunately I am almost as clumsy in a kitchen (…I write with my left index finger wrapped in plaster, whoops).

Anyway… what I learned from this making this lovely ice cream is:

Never wear your favourite white shirt when cooking with avocados

I’m serious! This is an important rule.

“What happened” I ask myself. Well, Josefine, you are simply clumsy. I used to hate this thing about myself, but lately I’ve been thinking a lot about learning to accept your flaws. So now I actually think being clumsy a part of me. I’d rather be known as the girl who always go to the secretary to get plaster than the careful one who never does anything.

(Just, don’t cook wearing your favourite white tee (; )

Vegan, creamy & very rich Chocolate Ice Cream. Dairy free, paleo and refined sugar free.

Vegan, creamy & very rich Chocolate Ice Cream. Dairy free, paleo and refined sugar free.

Vegan, creamy & very rich Chocolate Ice Cream. Dairy free, paleo and refined sugar free. Vegan, creamy & very rich Chocolate Ice Cream. Dairy free, paleo and refined sugar free.

Vegan, creamy & very rich Chocolate Ice Cream. Dairy free, paleo and refined sugar free.

 This super rich and creamy chocolate ice cream is made with avocados, coconut milk and palm sugar and is therefore both vegan, paleo, dairy free and refined sugar free. It is very delicious and you won’t be able to tell it contains avocado. I wouldn’t however serve it for people who are against turning desserts healthy, since you might be able to tell that it isn’t usual ice cream. 

Enjoy and have a lovely week everyone!

Vegan Chocolate Ice Cream

Yield: 4 servings

Serving Size: 2 scoops

A super rich and creamy dark chocolate ice cream. Vegan, dairy free, refined sugar free, all natural and healthy.

Ingredients

  • 1 big ripe avocado
  • 1 can (12oz / 350mL) light coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup (120mL) coconut or palm sugar
  • 1/2 cup (120mL/ 55g.) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 50 g. (1,8 ounce) dark chocolate (I used 92% cocoa sweetened with coconut sugar)

Instructions

  1. In a food processor blend the avocado, coconut milk and coconut/ palm sugar until completely smooth. Then blend in the cocoa powder.
  2. Chop the dark chocolate till the pieces are a bout the size of a pea.
  3. Transfer the avocado mixture to a bowl and mix in the chocolate.
  4. Turn in your ice cream maker until nice and creamy. Eventually freeze for an additional hour.
  5. Serve with chopped chocolate and nuts.
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15. 08. 2014

Zuchinni Noodles with homemade Pistachio and Lemon Pesto. Super delicious vegan and no-carb dish.

First and foremost: Thank you so much for the lovely wishes on a good vacation!

The feeling you have when getting home from a long travel might just be one of the oddest feelings in the world. You pause your everyday life to go on an adventure somewhere completely new and unexplored. Looking back it feels like one long roller coaster ride of wonderful experiences and new exiting inputs, where everything both melts together and stands out as clearly distinguishable adventures. And this amazing roller coaster ride just goes on and on, up and down, and all of a sudden you find yourself back home in your own home with tons of great adventures and priceless memories in your mental backpack, wondering if it all was just a dream.

And I love every single bit of it!

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Først og fremmest: Tusind tak for alle de søde ønsker om en god ferie!

Følelsen af at komme hjem fra en ferie må siges at være en af de mærkeligste i verden. Du pauser din hverdag og tager uf på et utroligt eventyr et helt nyt og uudforsket sted. Når man ser tilbage føles hele turen som en lang rutschebanetur af vidunderlige oplevelser og nye inputs, hvor alt både smelter sammen og står som klare enkle eventyr. Og denne fantastiske rutschebanetur bliver bare ved og ved, og lige pludselig finder man sig selv hjemme i sit eget hjem med rygsækken fyldt til randen med eventyr og uvurderlige minder.

Og jeg elsker hver og en lille del af det!

Zuchinni Noodles with homemade Pistachio and Lemon Pesto. Super delicious vegan and no-carb dish. Zuchinni Noodles with homemade Pistachio and Lemon Pesto. Super delicious vegan and no-carb dish.

And here I am. Back in little Farum after four absolutely amazing weeks in Thailand and Indonesia. I love South East Asia! It’s my third time (fourth if you count my trip to Singapore for the math competition) and it only gets better and better each time. This time I had the pleasure of exploring wonderful Indonesia – a place I haven’t been before. The nature there is absolutely stunning! Big rain forests, rice fields, an immeasurable amount of different animal species, azure blue oceans, black (yes) beaches – and whites -, volcanoes, mountains and – on Bali – moss taking over every new building making everything look like something from ancient times. But the best thing must be the unbelievably kind people living there making the whole experience even better.

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Og her er jeg så. Tilbage i lille Farum efter fire ubeskrivelig fantastiske uger i Thailand og Indonesien. Jeg elsker Syd-Øst Asien! Det var tredje gang, jeg var der (fjerne, hvis man medtæller min tur til Singapore for at deltage i en matematikkonkurrence tidligere i år) og det bliver kun bedre og bedre hver gang. Denne gang havde jeg den glæde at besøge Indonesien – et sted jeg altdrig har været før. Naturen der er helt fantastisk! Store regnskove, rismarker, utælleligt mange forskellige dyrearter, azurblå have, sorte (ja) strande – og hvide strande -, vulkaner, bjerge, og – på Bali – mos der overgror alle nye bygninger, så alt ligner noget fra forhistorisk tid. Men det bedste ved det hele må være den utroligt venlige befolkning, der bare gør hele oplevelsen endnu bedre.

Zuchinni Noodles with homemade Pistachio and Lemon Pesto. Super delicious vegan and no-carb dish. Zuchinni Noodles with homemade Pistachio and Lemon Pesto. Super delicious vegan and no-carb dish.

It’s funny – I always forget, that life goes on back at home. And in the blogging world. So I have a lot to catch up on ;) I’ve been looking SO much forward to reading all of your lovely blogs again, cooking, shooting, surfing around on Pinterest, Foodgawker etc., and last but definitely not least blogging.

Zuchinni noodels – or zoodles – is THE THING right now, so I figured I’d better jump onto the bandwagon, because those lovely green spaghettis look immensely delicious. And hey! No-carb spaghetti is always a good idea right? I decided to make a lovely pistachio and lemon pesto, because I love homemade pesto, and then top with wedges of peaches. I haven’t got any tool for making veggie noodles so I cut the pasta with a knife. It was a pain in the ass (please excuse my language) – but it was worth it! I do however recommend using a spiralizer or something like that ;)

This recipe makes more pesto than you’ll need for this dish, but that just means super duper delicious homemade pesto for you to enjoy the days after.

I’m SO glad to be back! Have a lovely weekend everyone!

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Det er sjovt – jeg glemmer altid, at livet fortsætter derhjemme, når man rejser. Og at blogging verdenen lever videre. Så jeg har en del at have skulle samlet op på ;) Jeg har glædet mig så meget til at læse alle jeres dejlige blogs, lave mad, tage billeder, surfe rundt på Pinterest, Foodgawker osv., og ikke mindst blogge igen!

Squash spaghetti – kaldet zoodles – er THE THING lige i øjeblikket i blogverdenen, så jeg tænkte, at nu måtte det være tid til at hoppe med på vognen og lave zoodles, for de dersens grønne spaghetti ser simpelthen så lækre ud. Og hey! No-carb spaghetti er altid en god idé, ikke? Jeg besluttede mig for at lave en skøn pistacie og citron pesto, da jeg elsker hjemmelavet besto, og derefter toppe salaten med skiver af fersken. Jeg har desværre ikke noget værktøj til at lave zoodles, så jeg skar dem ud med en kniv. Det var en pain in the ass (beklager sproget) – men det var det værd! Jeg vil dog anbefale, at man bruger en spiralizer eller noget lignende ;)

Der kommer mere pesto ud af denne opskrift, end man behøver til retten, men det betyder bare super super lækker hjemmelavet pesto til at nyde de næste par dage. 

Jeg er SÅ glad for at være tilbage! Ha’ en fantastisk weekend alle sammen!

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Zuchinni Noodles w/ Pistacio & Lemon Pesto

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 2

Serving Size: Half of the recipe (about 2 cups)

Ingredients

  • 1 cup packed basil
  • 1/3 cup (50g.) shelled pistacios
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tsp. freshy grated lemon zest
  • 1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Coarse salt
  • 1 zucchini
  • 1 big peach

Instructions

  1. Place the basil, pistachios, garlic clove, lemon zest and lemon juice in a food processor and pulse for 5-10 seconds. The nuts should be chopped but not flour-like. Add in the olive oil and pulse for another 5 seconds just until everything is combined. Don't overdo it. The pesto should be chunky, not smooth. Season with salt.
  2. Make the zucchini into spaghetti your preferred way. I actually cut mine by knife, since I don't have a spiralizer or anything other tool for it, but I definitely don't recommend doing that - it took ages!
  3. Mix the zucchini noodles with 4 tsp. pesto. Cut the peach into wedges and mix them into the noodles. Serve right away.
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16. 07. 2014

Hi everyone. I just want to let you know that I’ll be on vacation for the next weeks. I’m looking forward to coming back and blog, cook and read all of your lovely blogs again. I’ll try to read whilst I’m away :)
Have a wonderful summer everyone! I already miss you.
Lots of love
Josefine

14. 07. 2014

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London was A M A Z I N G ! I’m in love with that city. And I couldn’t have had better company than those two wonderful girls in the picture above – Marie and Signe.

Before we start I want to excuse the terrible photos. I didn’t want to carry my DSLR around so I had to use a small camera, which I’m not used to use and can’t control. 

London is a lovely city in so many ways – the buildings, the language (can I pleaseeee get a British accent?), the transport system (yes, that’s important!), the people, the River Thames, the parks, the shops, the markets and certainly also the food.

We spend the first night in Covent Garden and here we found (with a little help from our “travel bible” – the guide book) a wonderful half raw, organic and vegetarian restaurant – The Wild Food Cafe. It’s located in the funny and wonderful little lane Neils Yard pretty close to Covent Garden Station. If you ever come by, this cafe is a must. I got some raw falafels in a sour dough pita bread with hummus and salad  – so good!

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We actually often bought dinner or lunch at Marks & Spencer. They have so many different things to choose from and it’s pretty cheap. And the food is very delicious and relatively freshly made. Just look at some of my meals from that place:

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So if you are looking for cheap, fast and nutritious meals in London, M&S is the place to go. And as a bonus you can bring your meal to one of London’s wonderful parks! – So cozy!

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What I also love about London is that there are so many fresh fruit stalls – at least compared to Copenhagen. Especialy Notting Hill was packed with them. We didn’t get fruit for breakfast at the hotel (the breakfast was extremely bad – I just had muesli with milk every day…) so I bought a lot of fruit from these stands. So delicious! And a great snack on the go.

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I finally got to try Kombucha! I haven’t been able to find it anywhere here in Denmark so I was so happy when I found it in a whole foods store. I really liked it! I think it pretty much tastes like beer with lemonade – minus the alcohol of course. I like beer (actually that’s the only kind of alcohol I really like), so that’s just wonderful. Healthy beer anyone? (;

And I seriously have to try and make a scone like the one above. One of the nights we really wanted scones so we went to a little bakery, bought some snacks and sat on a corner and enjoyed it. It was so nice – the weather was great and there were so many people on the streets and in the pubs because of the World Cup. Wonderful night.

Anyway, I af course had to try the organic wholegrain scone with quinoa and raisins. My friends looked at me a little weirdly but all the same totally accepted that that was what I wanted. Haha, yeah I know I oftentimes have to taste the weirdest stuff. But it was so good! I have to make something similar soon.

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Two ballet dancers find the opera house – what else could we do than strike a ballet pose in front of it?

Back home I wanted to make something similar to those salad bites from Marks & Spencer. But I failed terribly – well they tasted good, but were very ugly. Having promised to cook dinner for the family I suddenly had to get creative. So I decided to go for a noodle stir fry with Chinese cabbage and broccoli. The outcome was great.

The dish per se is pretty simple, but the delicious dressing/ sauce takes it to a whole other level.

Have a great week everyone!

Chinese Cabbage and Sesame Noodle Bowl with an amazing dressing

Chinese Cabbage and Broccoli Noodle Bowl

Ingredients

  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • 3 tbsp. soy souce
  • 2 tsp. rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp. oil - olive or sesame
  • 1/2 tsp. honey
  • 1 tsp. freshly grated ginger
  • 1 stalk of lemon grass
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tsp. dried chili flakes
  • Pepper
  • 2 spring onions
  • 2 glove garlics
  • 4 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 head of Chinese cabbage (or bok choy)
  • 1/2 head of broccoli
  • 100 g. dried egg noodles
  • 2 tbsp. sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp. chili flakes for garnishing

Instructions

  1. Make the dressing by mixing together the lemon juice, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, oil and honey. Grate the ginger and chop the lemon grass and ginger very finely. Mix into the sauce. Season with chili flakes and pepper. Cover and store in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.
  2. Meanwhile cut the spring onions into smaller pieces and mince the garlic cloves. Shred the Chinese cabbage and cube the broccoli.
  3. Heat the oil in a wok. Fry onions and garlic for approx. 5 minutes.
  4. Bring water to a boil. Add salt and cook the egg noodles until tender. Drain and set aside.
  5. Add the cabbage and broccoli unto the wok and fry on high heat for another 5 minutes - or until the Chinese cabbage collapses. Add on the noodles and pour the sauce over.
  6. On maximum heat fry for another 2-3 minutes stirring constantly.
  7. Top with sesame seeds and chili flakes and serve right away.
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07. 07. 2014

Skinny Greek Yoghurt Pana Cottas with berries and heathy caramelized almonds || The Smoothie Lover

Back home from a gray Roskilde Festival I was craving something fresh and something yoghurt for breakfast. And what could be better than skinny yoghurt pana cotta? Nothing right.

I’ve been enjoying a lot of delicious food down at Roskilde the last couple of days – because after the music site opened Thursday (before that it was only the camping areas which were open), you suddenly had access to a lot of super delicious food.

The food down there is in general very nice. In order for a food stall to get a space at the festival it has to be quality. So a lot of the food is either organic or unprocessed. Just how I like it!

Oh, and you can get vegetarian everywhere. So nice. Yesterday I had the most wonderful barley risotto with peas. I was en heaven. I mean… just check out the pic further down this post.

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I hope you’ve all had an amazing summer week last week. With lots of berries and ice cream! My brother and I bought 5 trays of strawberries yesterday. Whoops ;) They were so cheap. The entire festival was closing, so the food stall sold them for only 5DKK each (less than a dollar). My brother and I are the biggest fans of strawberries so we were in heaven!

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As people leave the festival all sorts of funny things happens to the tents, chairs, shoes, madrases etc. Doing crazy stuff is just a part of the festival ;)

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Because they were closing one of the shops sold strawberries for only 5DKK (less than a dollar)! My brother whom visited on Sunday bought 5 trays. Whoops

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Barley-otto. Yummmm!!

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The closest you can get at the biggest stage – Orange Stage for the Trentemøller concert. Nice!

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The lovely and crazy people from my musical team before the Arctic Monkeys concert.

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A R C T I C M O N K E Y S

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Aaaand Stevie Wonder on a lazy and tired last day of the Festival. Such a great mood.

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BASTILLE!!!!! THE best concert. Oh my, it was A M A Z I N G

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Lots of amazing concerts (I saw more than just the three pictured above), lots of sun (I’ve gotten a serious tan line on my shoulder), lots of happy people and lots of delicious food. Wonderful start on the vacation.

And now to the wonderful start on the not-festival-part of the vacation: these lovely healthy skinny berry dessert. These cups are incredibly easy to throw together and they taste just amazing. Full of antioxidants from the berries, which I either just picked from the garden or bought yesterday at Roskilde.

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Btw – I’m going to London tomorrow with my great friends Marie and Signe. I’m so exited! But it means another four days away from my beloved blogging world. Follow me on Instagram for pics from the trip :D

Have a wonderful week everyone!

Skinny Yoghurt Panna Cotta with berries and caramelized almonds

Yield: 4

Ingredients

  • 3 gelatine sheets
  • Enough water to cover the gelatin sheets
  • 2 tbsp. extra water
  • 1 cup (250mL) low fat greek yoghurt
  • 2 tbsp. honey
  • 50g. (1/3 cup) almonds
  • 2 tbsp. honey
  • 400 grams of berries (I used red raspberries, red raspberries, cherries, strawberries, blueberries and black currant)

Instructions

  1. Cover the gelatine sheets completely in water and let soak for 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile mix together honey and greek yoghurt in a big bowl. Drain the gelatin sheets and melt in a small pot together with the two tablespoons of water. Carefully pour into the yoghurt mixture stirring constantly to prevent lumps. Pour into 4 glasses, cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  3. Chop the almonds coarsely. On a non-stick pan melt the honey. Add on the almonds and caramelize for 5-10 minutes stirring often. Pour out onto a piece of non-stick paper to cool.
  4. Rinse the berries and cut bigger berries into smaller pieces.
  5. Add the berries on top of the yoghurt pans cottas and top with caramelized almonds.
  6. Serve right away or cover and refrigerate until you'll serve it. The pana cottas are best they day they're made.
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