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Oatmeal bread with cinnamon, ginger & cloves

This is a bread that I make a lot. My mom made this for the family when I was little and we ate it all in one sitting with a lot of butter on top. It is simply best fresh from the oven with butter that kind of melts straight away when you spread it on the bread. So delicious. I make this for my family too and we often eat it in one sitting – with a lot of…

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Chocolate, cardamom & buckwheat granola

There are many known health benefits for many of the ingredients in this granola recipe, for example oats, almonds, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, cacao and cardamom but here we are going to highlight buckwheat. Buckwheat, is often known for its unique pyramid shape and belongs to a group of foods called pseudocereals, which are seeds consumed in the same way as cereals. Other popular pseudocereals are for example quinoa, chia seeds and amaranth. There exist up to nine varieties of…

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Two versions of cardamom & tahini truffles

Cardamom is a spice with an intense, slightly sweet flavor, originated in India and used in both sweet and savory recipes for example in curry, coffee, cakes, and bread (1). There are two different types: black cardamom and green cardamom. They both have their unique taste and smell; the green cardamom has a sweeter taste while the black cardamom is said to be much cooler in its flavour, sort of like mint. Cardamom is thought to have impressive medicinal properties…

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Let’s talk about: Lemons

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Lemons are so versatile, and not to mention so delicious. They contain high amounts of the water-soluble vitamin C, which is an antioxidant that helps boost our immune system and reduces or neutralizes the formation of free radicals. A balance between free radicals and antioxidants is necessary for proper physiological function. Free radicals (or ROS) are molecules that need an unpaired electron, thus, they take an electron from a healthy cell to become stable, which in turn makes the healthy…

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Raw lemon and turmeric cake

This raw cake here is my all-time favorite. It is so fresh and flavorful. Not to mention beautiful with this bright yellow color! Usually the people that come by for a visit get a piece of this one, since I usually have it stocked up in the freezer and I even served it on my son’s first birthday, where it was a hit. Lemon and turmeric raw cake   Save Print Prep time 30 mins Cook time 1 hour 30…

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Let’s talk about: How to get our children to eat and be interested in healthy food?

Early childhood is a critical time for establishing food preferences and dietary habits. The food and drinks children eat should provide them with the nutrients needed for growth and brain development as well as feeling good in their bodies on a daily basis. The bottom of line is; be a good role model yourself and eat those fruits and veggies. Prepare vegetables at dinner and have them around the house so the kids get familiar with them. It’s all about slow…

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