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The main ingredients in this raw spaghetti is a swede or yellow turnip which set me back 70 pence!
It cheap to be healthy :)
Swedes and turnips are full of vitamin C and fiber and really low in calories.
When you eat it raw I think you need a great kick-ass dressing or sauce.
I used the stuff I had in my cupboard and thankfully the sage and species worked really well!

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Raw Swede Spaghetti with Spicy Sage Sauce

Serves 1

Ingredients:

– 1 small swede

- fresh sage leaves

- 2 tablespoons olive oil

- 1 tablespoon tamari

- 1 tablespoon raw coconut vinegar

- pinch of raw coconut sugar

- 1/2 teaspoon chilli flakes

- black pepper

- 2 small garlic cloves

-1 small piece of fresh ginger

♥L

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This porridge is deliciously creamy and caramelly!
It’s so the right way to open the day with all that chia seeds bursting with helpful fiber and top notch plant based omega 3.
Nothing can stop you with this power porridge as fuel :)

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Serves 1

Ingredients:

- 2 tablespoons chia seeds

- 1/2 cup of nut milk or coconut milk

- 2 dates

- 2 tablespoons of water

- 1/2 banana

- 1 teaspoon carob powder

-  optional: banana, berries and mint leaves for decorations

♥L

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This is a great little fresh nutritious-rich soup for one.
You actually only need the veg, the turmeric and cumin I add because they come with amazing health benefits and because it fits.
A lot of raw foods have oil or nuts in them making them quite calori-dense.
Not this one, so perfect if you need to prepare for the party season :)

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Serves 1

Ingredients:

- 1 orange

- 1 beetroot

- piece of ginger

- 1-2 spring onions

- 1/2 cup water or coconut water

- dash of cumin

- dash of turmeric

- salt & pepper

♥L

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It was only eight degrees C when I took the kids to school this morning and I was forced to reach deep in the wardrobe to get out my warm dip-dyed fake fur coat out, but even that was not enough.
I needed something more to de-frost and quick.
I hate being cold!
(No, having been born in Scandi-land does not make you immune to cold weather).
For breakfast I first had my good old trusted smoothie, and then I made my warming and insulating healthy latte with medicinal mushroom, almond butter, one date and hot water.
Don’t get repulsed by the mushroom part, it’s really super tasty and so full of hard-working antioxidants!
For this latte I used instant chaga powder from Four sigma you can pick it up at the health food store or online.

 

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Hot Healthy Medicinal Latte

Serves 1

Ingredients:

– 1- 1/2 sachet of instant chaga or shiitake (I use four sigma foods)

- 1 date soaked in water (or date syrup a soaked date tastes better)

- hot water

- 1 large tablespoon of almond butter

- cinnamon on top (optional)

 ♥L

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This month beauty buys included three repeat-buys:

My much loved  Shu Uemura eye lash curler retired after years of hard graft and had to be replaced with another one, exactly the same.

I buy a new  Ilia lipstick in In my bedroom every couple of months. It’s non-toxic and the colour is a mega flattering natural soft pink that manages to bring some swish to my gloomy autumn face.

Living Natures foundation (in Pure Fawn) is a great lightweight foundation without any nasties
It’s the perfect every day foundation and leaves the skin dewy and soft.

I needed a new blusher and tried out a few non-toxic ones before I settled for Jane Iridales beautiful mineral blush in Barley Rose.

French brand Kure Bazaar’s nail polishes are as natural they can be without compromising on performance.
I needed a  boring base coat, but will defiantly try the deep red cherry coloured Scandal next time.

♥L

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This raw nut-free chocolate and zucchini dessert is my to-go-to when I’m strapped for time and also eager to get the kids to eat more raw veg.
I always have the ingredients at home and it’s beyond quick to whizz up.
It’s basically a little uber tasty power house pudding full of natural raw natural alive goodness.

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Raw Chocolate and Zucchini Dessert

Serves 2-4

Ingredients:

– 1-11/2 tablespoon raw cacao

-1 small zucchini

- 1/2 cup coconut milk or nut milk

- 1/2 cup sunflower seeds

- 1/2 avocado

- 2 soaked dates in 1/2 cup water

- 1/2 teaspoon maca powder

- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

   ♥L

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When I was little my grandmother always took us kids mushroom picking in the dark mysterious Swedish woods.
She could name every mushroom we came across and she knew exactly where they were hiding,
I wish I had paid more attention.
Here in London I do my mushroom picking at err.. Whole Foods, where they have an amazing selection at the moment.
For this recipe I think chestnut buttons work best.
And remember to let your mushrooms sun bathe to boost that all important Vitamin D!

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Vitamin D Boosted Marinated Mushrooms
Serves 4

Ingredients:

– 150g chestnut buttons

- 1/2 cup olive oil

- 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

- 1 tablespoon tamari

- 1/2-1 cup chopped flat parsley

- 1 garlic clove

- 2 spring onions

- peel from 1 lemon

  ♥L

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A salad with raw squash might sound weird, but it’s really delicious and  oh so healthy!
It also means the salad stay fresh and crispy for several days.
It’s extremely filling and of course the right colour with Halloween around the corner.
I hope you like it!

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Spicy Autumn Salad.
serves 4

- medium/small squash

- 1/2 cauliflower head

- 2 apples

- 2 spring onion

- 2 celery sticks

- 1/2 cup sunflower seeds

Dressing:

– 1/3 cup olive oil

- 2 tablespoons tamari

- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

- juice from 1/2 lemon

- 1 piece of ginger

-1 tablespoon coconut sugar

- 1 teaspoon chiliflakes

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Woo Hoo!
My second health column in Scan Magazine, a monthly magazine showcasing Scandinavian brands around the world.
You can read the article about what foods to indulge in, to get great skin here. (page 98)
( My first column about super foods you already have lurking in your cupboard is here page 96)
Or  you can pick up a copy in scandi related hotspots in the UK, Germany, The Netherlands, The United States and Scandinavian countries.
X Lisa

 

 

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This completely raw mixed berry and chia seed pudding is perfect as a fresh ending to a meal or as a super start to the day.

Chia seeds are a great source of plant based omega 3 fatty acids and they are also  full of filling fibre.

Matcha tea is jam-packed with hardworking antioxidants. boosting your metabolism and helping the body detox itself.

XLisa

Serves 4

Ingredients:

– 1 1/2 cup coconut water

- 2 cups mixed frozen berries

- 6 tablespoons chia seeds

- 2 tablespoons coconut sugar

- 1 teaspoon matcha tea

- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

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