Quinoa with Pomegranate, Cucumber and Parsley

Hey everyone!
My favorite grain is defiantly quinoa. I love the nutty taste and it’s also so good for us as it contains all 9 essential amino acids, loads of fibre and it’s gluten free.
Even though I quite like plain quinoa, sometimes the occasion calls for a  jazzed up version.
This elevated quinoa recipe get’s the thumbs up from kids and adults alike.
Win win.

Quinoa with Pomegranate, Cucumber and Parsley
Ingredients:

– 1 cup dry quinoa

– 1 cup frozen peas

– 150g cucumber, diced

– 80gram pomegranate seeds

– 2 tablespoons roasted/sun dried tomatoes. diced

– A handful of fresh flat parsley, chopped

– A handful of chopped fresh mint, chopped

– a lemon cut into wedges

– 2 tablespoons olive oil

– 1 tablespoon of vinegar

– 1 tablespoon tamari

– black pepper to taste

Method:

1. Rinse and cook the quinoa.
2. De-frost the peas.
3. Mix all the ingredients except the pomegranate and the lemon straight in the pan where you cooked your quinoa.
4. Place on a plate, sprinkle over the pomegranate and add the lemon wedges on the side.
5. Serve ( you can also put it in the fridge and take it to work the following day)

♥L

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Roasted Beetroot with Clementines and Spinach

 


Hey everyone!

If you are a regular here you will probably have noticed I eat a lot of beetroot.
I adore the sweet taste and colour and they are so full of health promoting goodness that I recommend you regularly add them to your diet.
They are a really good source of Iron so if you are not big on meat beets could be a fabulous contributor for your iron intake.
Young athletes might need a bit extra iron and so does teenage girls due to rapid growth and because of menstruation.

This gorgeous tasting beetroot dish contains  very few ingredients and demands very little effort!
My type of cooking!

I was served a variation of this dish in Sweden and l changed the recipe  to make it a bit healthier and to suit a vegan diet.


Oven Roasted Beetroot with Clementines and Spinach
Ingredients:

– 500g-600g Beetroot

– 1/4 cup Clementine juice

– 100g spinach

– 2 tablespoons maple syrup

– 2 tablespoons olive oil

– 1/2 teaspoon salt

– black pepper to taste

– flax seeds for decoration
Method:
1. Pre-heat the oven to 225 C
2. Peal and cut up the beets and place in an oven dish with a teaspoon of coconut oil.
3. Whisk together the clementine juice, olive oil, maple syrup, salt and pepper and pour over the beets.
4. Roast until tender for about 40 min.
5. Just before serving place 1 teaspoon of olive oil in a frying pan add the spinach and a pinch of salt, turn it over and immediately place on a plate/tray.
6. Arrange the beets on top of the spinach a sprinkle flax seeds on top.
Serve immediately.

♥L

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How to Make Hemp Milk

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Hi everyone!
I’m making a lot of hemp milk at the moment.
It’s hyper nutritious, so easy to do and it tastes absolutely delicious!
Hemp milk contains all the essential amino acids.
It contains potassium and is a really good source of  calcium you get your omega 3s and  omega 6s.
I’m flavouring the milk with 2 green cardamoms.

You probably already know that we are quite obsessed with cinnamon rolls  Sweden but did you know that we eat a lot of cardamom rolls as well?
Actually I prefer the cardamom buns!.
When you walk past a bakery in Sweden, a beautiful waft of cardamom spice fills the air,  so this milk evokes delightful flashbacks to lazy summer days in Stockholm both for me  and the kids.

Here I use hulled hemp seeds but ordinary non hulled hemp seeds works equally good.
You also need a nut milk bag, you can get one for a couple of quid on amazon.

Hemp Milk
Ingredients:

– 1/s cup of hemp seeds

– 1 1/2 cup water

– 2 medjool dates

– 2 green cardamom seeds

Directions: Put all the ingredients in a blender. use a nut bag to squeeze out the milk.
It will keep fresh for 2-3 days in the fridge.

♥L

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Pea and Mint Quinoa

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I love Quinoa It’s my favorit grain hand down and I’m in good company: it’s been voted a super crop by the UN!
The power-packed quinoa is considered a complete protein as it contains all 9 essential amino acids, and contains almost twice the amounts of fibre of other grains, it’s gluten free and very easy to digest.
I adore the gorgeous nutty taste and I could easily just eat it on it’s own with some salt and olive oil.
My kids like their quinoa less plain and this recipe is there favorite.
The fresh mint, peas and dressing makes it  more like a dish on it’s own and I sometimes have it as a quick lunch – hot or cold it works equally well!

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Pea and Mint Quinoa

– 1 cup quinoa

– 1 cup peas

– 2 spring onions

– 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint

dressing:

– 3 tablespoons olive oil

– 1 1/2 vinegar

– 1/2 tablespoon maple syrup

– 1/2 teaspoon salt

– black pepper

How to cook Quinoa:
I like mine fairly dry so this is what I do:
Rinse, bring one part quinoa one part water to boil under a lid.
Lower the temperature and let it simmer for 10 min, take it off the heat and leave for another 10 min.
Fluff it up a few times.
serve.

♥L

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Vegan Taco Bowl -Nut Free

 

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I never get bored of this super healthy NUT FREE Vegan almost Raw (bar the quinoa) TACO BOWL.
If I was told I could only have this meal for the rest of my life I would not be sad at all!!
It’s  full of taste, It’s clean and super easy do make, a requisite for me, as you might have noticed 🙂
Hope you like it!
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Vegan Taco Bowl Nut Free:
Serves 2
Ingredients:

– 1 cup sunflower seeds

– 1/2 cup sundried tomatoes

– 1 1/2 tablespoon olive oil

– 1/4 teaspoon chiliflakes

– 1/2 teaspoon cumin

– 1/4 teaspoon salt or less

serve with:

– Quinoa

– Romanie lettuce

– parsley on top

♥L

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Watermelon and Mint Salad

 

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So apparently we’re getting a proper heat wave this weekend!
I Can’t wait!
And with the hotter weather I’m craving fresh, delicious and healthy salads like this Watermelon Mint and Avocado salad.
Incredible easy to make and it goes with whatever you decide to throw on the barbie the weekend.
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Watermelon and Mint Salad
Ingredients:

– 3 cups watermelon

– 1 avocado

– 1/2 red onion

– small bunch of mint leaves

– 4 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

– salt and pepper

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Lime and Rose Dessert Raw and Vegan

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This Lime and Rose dessert is so good!
I love love love to use rose in puddings, well in actually  everything I can get away with.
This is also the perfect way to hide avocados for the kids as they think (well the little one does) that the green colour comes from the limes.

Lime and Rose Dessert:
RAW and VEGAN

Ingredients:

– 3 avocados

– 6 majool dates

– 2 lime zest and juice

– 1 tablespoon rose water

– 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

– pinch of Himalayan crystal salt

– berries for decoration: strawberries, raspberries, pomegranate, blueberries

 

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Raw Marinara Spaghetti

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Hi everyone!
Don’t Italiens make the best tasting food ever?
This is my raw vegan Marinara recipe so delicious and comforting, perfect as a family meal!
I know some kids put their noses up when they see the spiralizer being used but then you can just make them the sauce which is full of vitality.
And since it’s raw it will take you no time to whip up, especially if you are quick with a knife!

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Raw  Spaghetti Marinara
Ingredients
Serves 2-4

– 1 1/2 cup chopped and deseeded tomatoes

– 1/2 cup sundried tomatoes

– 2 tablespoons fresh basil

– (2 tablespoons olive oil if you don’t use the sundried tomatoes that comes in oil)

– 2 garlic cloves

– 2 teaspoons dried oregano

– 1 teaspoon vinegar

– 2 large zucchini for your spaghetti

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Vegetable Soup for Fussy Eaters

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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.

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Warming Vegetable Soup
Ingredients
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

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Raw Vegan Curry

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Spice up your life with a Raw Vegan Curry!
Blend the sauce in a high speed blender, chop up the veg and hey presto you got yourself a incredible satisfying creamy raw curry!
Hope you like it .
♥L

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RAW VEGAN CURRY
Ingredients:

DRESSING:

– 5 tablespoons coconut manna

– 3/4 C water

– 2 tablespoons olive oil

– 2 tablespoons raw apple cider vinegar

– 1 tablespoon coconut nectar

– 1 tablespoon tamari

– juice from 1/2 lime

– 1 garlic clove

– 1 1/2- 2 teaspoons curry powder

– 1/2 teaspoon chilli flakes

Salad:

– 1 small cauliflower

– 1 cup red cabbage

– 1/2 cup tomatoes

– 3 tablespoons red onion

– 3-4 tablespoons fresh coriander

– pumpkin seeds

– black pepper

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