Recipe: No-Bake STAR BARS gluten and nut free

Happy Monday! I got a new recipe for you: The perfect no-bake STAR-BAR! Filled with top-notch nutrients and very popular as a snack in my house.

I keep them in the freezer on a plate and the kids just go and take one when they need a yummy pick-me-up.
They are star shaped to make them look like cookies and also I love stars ūüôā Have them with a cup of warming liquorice or cinnamon tea and they will keep you full and satisfied for a long time.
I bring one with me when I pick up my hungry boy from school or pop one in his school bag if he has an after-school club.

Makes 12 STAR-BARS
– 1 1/2 cup oats
– 10 apricots
– 5 majool dates
– 2 tablespoons dried mango
– 1 tablespoon pumpkin seeds
– 1 tablespoon hemp seeds
– 1 tablespoon sprouted flax seeds
– 1 tablespoon chia seeds
– 1/2 tablespoon maca powder
– 1 teaspoon cinnamon
– 1/4 teaspoon turmeric

Chop up the dried fruit. Put everything in the food processor and mix until a ball is formed. This takes a few minutes.
Flatten the dough so it’s about 0.5 centimeter thick, then using a star-shaped cookie cutter make shapes. Done!
You can store them in the fridge or freezer for later use.

Every Star-Bar contains about 152 kcal.

Hope you like them!

X Lisa


Cooking with Kids: MANGO FROYO

Finally a new video!
I’m cooking with my 10 year old again and this time it’s a dessert.
This Mango Froyo is so refreshing and delicious. perfect as a pudding on a hot summers day! You need 3 ingredients and it takes 30 seconds. That’s the sort of dessert I can deal with now school is out for the summer ūüôā

Mango Froyo

– 250 gram frozen mango

– 1 cup coconut yoghurt

– 1 tablespoon honey

Directions: Put everything in a high speed blender. Serve.

Cooking With Kids: VEGAN BOWL

Time for the third video in our Cooking With Kids series. Today we are making a super delicious, nutritious and easy to make VEGAN BOWL!
It’s been super fun to record these videos with my 10-year-old.
Being the master negotiator from birth he managed to get a really good fee out of it! It’s going to be spent on extra RAM for the laptop and digital outfits and silly dances on Fortnite.


– rice for 4 people we use organic short grain brown rice

– 225 gram smoked tofu

– 2 large carrots

– 1 1/2 cup of sweetcorn

– watercress a handful per person

– tamari to taste

– the greens from the spring onions

 shoyu sauce:

– 1/4 cup tamari

– 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil

– 1 teaspoon grated ginger

– pinch of chilli flakes

Instructions: Boil the rice. Make the shoyu marinade. Add the cubed tofu. Assemble in a bowl: Rice, carrots, sweetcorn, watercress, tofu and spring onion. Add tamari to taste. Serve

Roasted Cauliflower

I’ve yet to meet a child who does not like Roasted Cauliflower!
It’s worth a try if you struggle to feed your family vegetables.
Cheap as chips, minimum prep and maximum flavours.
Hope you like it!

Roasted Cauliflower
– 1 cauliflower head
– 1/3 cup coconut oil
– 1/2 – 1 teaspoon sea salt
– black pepper
– chili flakes

1. Pre heat the oven to 200C
2. Cut the cauliflower into 1cm slices.
3. Warm up the coconut oil. Mix with salt pepper and chili flakes and work into the cauliflower.
4. Spread the on an oven dish. Save the very small pieces.
5. Roast for 15min. Turn the large pieces over and add all the small pieces and roast for another 25 min.
6. They are ready when soft and slightly browned.
7. Enjoy!



Hi everyone, I hope you’re all well today. I’m going to make a cauliflower dish that everybody loves, kids, adults, everyone. I’ve yet to meet anyone who doesn’t like this. It’s super easy, and cauliflower is so cheap now. It’s only, you can get it for a pound. It’s a really good thing to make.

¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† You might think, “Okay. She does a lot of vegetables. Her kids are used to it. They might even love it.” No. I’ve got very, very fussy kids, very fussy eaters, but they love this. Every time I serve it, they want more. If I make this whole thing for the whole family, for four people, they always want more. This is a fail-safe vegetable dish to make.

¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† First, you preheat the oven to 200 degrees. For this dish, you need a cauliflower head, a whole one, and some coconut oil, salt, pepper. I’m also putting in a few chilli flakes, and that’s optional, but if I put a little bit in, the kids don’t mind it at all. You cut off all the leaves. You end up with just the head, and then we’re going to slice it. We want it maybe that thick. Can you see? Sort of a centimetre, I suppose that is. If it can sort of stay together then that’s really good. This one I’m not sure. Some of it might, but we’re going to use all of it, even the small parts.

¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† In this I’m going to add between a half and one teaspoon of salt, and I always use Himalayan crystal salt, or sea salt, in between there, depending on how salty you like things. My kids are quite into their salt, so I used almost one teaspoon. Also, a little bit of black pepper, just a tiny bit, and I’m going to use a bit of chilli flakes, a quarter of a teaspoon. They normally don’t mind it, but if you’ve got kids who are quite sensitive to spicy foods, then maybe you don’t have to have that. I think it adds an extra little flavour to it.

¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† The last thing you add is the coconut oil. I’m going to heat that up a little bit just to get it completely liquid. Pour it on, it’s between a third of a cup and a fourth of a cup, probably more like a third of a cup. Then just mix it all up, so all the pieces are covered in the oil, so all this lovely stuff gets going in. After 15, 16 minutes this is what they look like.

¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Basically, now it’s the time. They become a little bit brownish. I don’t know if it shows up on the camera. Then, just turn over. Is that turned over? Then, you add all your little pieces. Put that all in there, and it’s ready. Almost 40 minutes in the oven, completely soft and a little bit of colour. This is when you want to take it out of the oven. I love this stuff. It’s so yummy. Very hot, but very, very good.

¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† I hope you get to make this, and this is a great way of getting the kids to eat Cauliflower, or adults that are a little bit not super happy with vegetables. It’s so good. It’s so easy, as well, so few ingredients. I hope you like this video and that you will come back next week for another one. Please like and subscribe, if you want to, and have a fabulous week. See you next time. Bye.






Ferment Vegetables for Natural Probiotics


Hi everyone!
As autumn is basically here now with gorgeous produce in markets, supermarkets and maybe even from your own garden It’s time to revisit the amazing art of fermentation!
With fermentation you basically up-grade your vegetables, your fermented veg or fruit turns into natural probiotics.
You are growing your own Probiotics – How cool is that!
Is such a cheap and fun way to keep yourself and your family super healthy this autumn and winter.Just follow the easy steps in this video, you can’t go wrong!
And it tastes AMAZING!
Please hit me with any question about fermentation in the comments!




Fermented Cabbage, Cauliflower and Dill

– 1 cabbage head

– 1/2 cauliflower head

– bunch of dill

РHimalayan crystal salt  (15gram of salt per kilo vegetables)

You  also need:

– Scale

– knife

– chopping board

– mixing bowl

-kilner jar





Vegetable Soup for Fussy Eaters


Getting kids to eat a health-inducing warming soup is not always easy!
Especially if you got several kids who like really different types of foods and are fussy in different ways.
Add some food allergies into the mix and it’s easy to throw in the towel.
In this video I show you what I did to get my kids used to and later liking this healthy vegan vegetable soup.





Warming Vegetable Soup
Serves 4

– 1 litre water

– 2 tablespoon gluten free vegetable stock powder

– 1 large or 3 small red onions

– 1 sweet potato

– 3 carrots

– 2 tomatoes

– 2 handfuls of kale

– 1-2 garlic cloves

– piece of ginger

– fresh herbs thyme and or rosemary

– 1/2 teaspoon turmeric

– 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

– black pepper

– olive oil

– fresh coriander for decoration




Healthy Morning Smoothie for Kids


If you start your morning with a healthy nutritious breakfast you are more likely to continue in that vein for the rest of the day.
But breakfasts can be tricky to get right, the traditional breakfast normally contains absolutely no good nutrients, just stodge and milk…
It is certainly not the way I want my kids to start their day.
It’s important to eat¬† 7-10-ish portions of vegetables (and some fruit) a day but without starting at breakfast time it’s more or less impossible to keep up.
I give my kids a super nutritious and delicious smoothie hiding sprouting broccoli, avocado, chlorella and chia seeds. ( And they have no idea!)
I feel happy and content they’ve started their day¬†with a nutrient-dense breakfast that supports them as they head off to school!




Healthy Breakfast smoothie for Kids

– 1 1/4 cup frozen mixed berries

– 1 1/2 cup water

– 1/2 avocado

– handful sprouted purple broccoli

– 2 dates

– 1 tablespoon chia seeds

– 1/2 teaspoon chlorella

– knife edge stevia



Super Healthy Chocolate Mousse with Avocado

Avocados are so healthy, they contain fabulous monounsaturated fat that is easily used as energy and keeps you skin looking great!

They are full of health boosting nutrients like vitamin E, K, A, C and the B’s, and contains more potassium than a medium banana.

It’s good for keeping cholesterol levels¬†and blood sugar¬†levels healthy and it has also also anti-inflammatory properties.

Avocados contains the master antioxidant, glutathione, which prevents aging!

I’ve been trying¬†to feed the kids avocados¬†since I started¬†weaning them, but they won’t have any of it!! Until now!!

They of course have no idea this amazing chocolate mousse¬†is based¬†on avocados, so obviously¬†I have to make this pudding when I’m alone in the kitchen.

Avocado Chocolate Mousse Recipe:
2 ripe avocados
1/4 cup coconut nectar (you’ll fin this in health stores)
1 1/2 – 2 tablespoons of cacao powder
juice from 1/2 organge

(put it in the fridge for a few hours before serving )

XX Lisa


Why I Love Homeopathy

Homeopathy lisa gusto

Readers of this blog know that I’m a huge fan of homeopathy.
For me it has been a godsend for treating chronic complaints, and for keeping my kids well away from overuse of antibiotics and steroids .

I¬†have always dabbled in homeopathy, I choose the¬†hospital where I had my boys partly because they administered homeopathy pills before anything more conventional, but I wasn’t really familiar with it and I wasn’t a fan.
That all changed when my little boy’s immune system was at an all time low and I was desperate for help.
He picked up absolutely every bug going at nursery and from everywhere else for that matter.
Every Friday night, without fail, he would come down with something and I don’t think he was ever in nursery on a Monday!
Conventional medicine¬†offered antibiotics in truckloads, and steroid creams for his eczema. We did try the steroids cream when he was really bad, but it only got slightly better when¬†applied and went straight back square one when we stopped it. I was not prepared¬†to give my sensitive boy that¬†medicine on a daily basis and¬†that Friday feeling we used to have, well let’s say that wasn’t really happening ….

I decided to have him assessed by a homeopath. She did an extremely thorough investigation, I was told not to expect miracles overnight- that it might take awhile to find the right remedies for him.
I was utterly astonished when after only 10 days we saw an enormous difference, no more Friday- Monday illnesses, I could not belive it!
The transformation was so enormous I’ve been a huge, huge¬†fan ever since.

Homeopathy is based¬†on the law of similars, meaning that a substance causing a disease can also¬†cure it, some of these substances are of course toxic, but the remedy is prepared¬†by diluting ¬†it and vigorously¬†shaking it (potensiation). It’s so diluted it doesn’t¬†contain a single molecule¬† of the original substance, more like just the energy of it.
I’m desperate to learn more about homeopathy and will hopefully do a course after I finish the nutrition course .
What I do know is that it has worked wonders for my boy.

Homeopathy bashing is big at the moment, especially here in the UK.
Now here’s a thought, what if a drug could be diluted¬† and shaken (potinized) and create billions of effective drugs,¬† how amazing for all poor people in the world and how awful for the big drug companies, just saying.
I don’t know why homeopathy is getting such bad press at the moment, maybe it’s getting too popular?
In my 8 year-old’s school¬† the matron hands out Arnica¬† if the kids hurt themselves, and I hear of many GP’s “off the record” telling¬†parents to go and see a homeopath for a chronic complaint.
I love that the royal family here in the UK are such loyal supporters (my reason for being a royalist in this country, In Sweden I don’t see any point of a royal family).

My 8 year-old¬†suffers from hay fever and as soon as the spring term starts he get’s itchy eyes and a runny nose.
The combo in the above picture is working really well for him, its mixed pollen, silver birch and histaminum, all in one pill.
Diet is of course also very important during the hay fever-season and I give him extra Omega 3, honey from organic local farm, elder flower cordial and sweet dandelion root tea., but the game changer is definitely the homeopathy pills he takes.