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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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Golden milk // Turmeric latte

Golden milk, haldi ka doodh or turmeric latte like it is often called, is a drink that actually dates back thousands of years in Ayurvedic medicine applied in India and in traditional Chinese medicine, where it was used for treating injuries, skin diseases, eye infections, burns, acne as well as for stress, depression and to aid sleep (1, 2). Traditionally turmeric milk was prepared with the turmeric root, crushed long pepper called Pipli/Pippali and whole fat milk. The turmeric root…

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Amaranth protein bites

Amaranth (Amaranthus spp.) has been consumed throughout history, including by the Inca, Maya and Aztec civilizations, where it was used as a staple food. Amaranth grain is a highly nutritional pseudocereal, like quinoa and buckwheat, with a superior amount of proteins  and has been shown to provide medicinal benefits, especially in lowering the risk of the oxidative stress related diseases e.g. cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and obesity (1). Furthermore, amaranth is considered a good source of insoluble fiber and vitamin…

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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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Beetroot smoothie bowl

beetroot smoothiebowl with green apple, cinnamon and maple syrup

Beetroot smoothie bowl   Save Print Ingredients 50-100 g (ca. ½-1) frozen banana⁣⁣⁣⁣ 100 g frozen beetroot*⁣⁣⁣⁣ ½ tbsp maple syrup, more to taste ⁣⁣⁣⁣ ½ tsp ceylon cinnamon ⁣⁣⁣⁣ 1 (approx. 90 g) green (granny smith) apple, peeled ⁣⁣⁣⁣ 2 tbsp water (start with that and then add more slowly, tablespoon at a time, if needed)⁣⁣⁣⁣ squeeze of lemon, optional ⁣⁣⁣⁣ Instructions Put everything in a blender and mix thoroughly until thick and smooth. Notes *I always have a…

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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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Date & salted peanut bliss bites

These date and salted peanut bites are so delicious that I guarantee you that you will finish them way too quickly! Quick fact though: Dates, peanuts and chocolate are are all very calorie-dense, meaning only a small bite contains a lot of calories and so you only need small amounts of them at a time. So it is maybe wise to store them in the fridge and only grab a bite or two at a time, e.g. in the morning…

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Homemade chocolate hazelnut spread & almond butter

Chocolate hazelnut spread   Save Print Serves: About 450 mL Ingredients 2 cups (5 dL/300g) raw hazelnuts ½ cup (1,2 dL/45g) cocoa powder 3 tbsp extra virgin coconut oil 1 cup (2,4 dL) milk of your choice (I use either rice or almond milk) ½ cup (1,2 dL/120 g) granulated sweetener of your choice (I sometimes mix coconut sugar and raw cane sugar) ¼ tsp fine grain salt 1 tsp vanilla extract Instructions Preheat oven to 175°C. Spread hazelnuts on…

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Sourdough starter & a sourdough bread recipe

Sourdough starter   Save Print Ingredients 6 tbsp unsweetened pineapple juice (in total, for 3 days) 6 tbsp whole grain wheat flour or whole grain rye flour (in total, for 3 days) at least ½ cup (1,2 dL) unbleached all purpose flour at least 1 cup (2,4 dL) water at least ¼ tsp apple cider vinegar (optional) Instructions Day 1: Mix 2 tablespoons of whole grain flour and 2 tablespoons pineapple juice. Stir well and cover with a kitchen towel.…

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