Gluten free caramel delight
I love this one. Did you know that dates are the best option to sweeten your life with. I highly recommend them for your cakes, smoothies etc.
And it is perfect to give small children dates (pitted!) as candy. Probably best to cut them in half for a young child. They will be very happy with dates (prunes and other dried fruit) for their first few years :) .. I recommend organic dates. If you buy non organic dried fruit it can have been treated with sulphur dioxide. I advise you to ...
The loveliest salad dressing ever (unsweetened)
I love salad dressings. I can eat salad all day if I have the right dressing. Here is another one, where I use organic honey. It's delicous as well! :)
The recipe for this one is simply:
1 good tsp tahini or almond butter
60ml coldpressed olive oil
Just a tiny bit of sea salt (optional but lovely)
Stir well in a jar or glass and pour over your salad!
What I love on my salad is lots of hemp seeds, ripe mango or dried cranberries (or both)....
Very Icelandic Christmas cake
This is a cake that my Ebba (born 1911, I am named after her) used to bake a lot, and not only around Christmas (even though it is always called Christmas cake in Iceland). It is easy to make and tastes lovely, especially with coffee or tea.
I hope you try it!
Chocolate cake with dates instead of white sugar
It's easy and delicious to swap the white refined sugar in cakes and treats with dates. Dates are filled with vitamins and minerals and they do not have a distinct taste, they only taste sweet. They make this cake soft and lovely. I hope you try it!
The frosting for the cake:
70g melted butter (or about 50g cold pressed coconut oil)
70g organic maple syrup or dark agave syrup.
4 tbsp pure cacao powder
Mix everything well together and spread on your cake ...
Mixing it up
Dear friends. A friend came over last week and spoke about how she had started eating more nuts after lunch and until supper to curb her sugar cravings. This reminded me to remind you of this lovely option which is so easy to take with anywhere or have at home to enjoy whenever.
You of course simply buy those nuts you love (I buy organic) for instance:
.. and I like a little bit of sweetness to go with it .. (some do, and some don't - your ...
Favorite chocolate chip muffins
Just like all recipes I post on this website this is a favorite loved dearly by everybody. My Hanna is now 14 and has been making these all by her self for the last two years whenever she feels like it :)
I am sure you will enjoy them as well.
*I use organic ingredients whenever I can.
*This recipe is in an Icelandic recipe book I wrote for Lazy town. In it where wholesome recipes and choices for children and their families. It quickly sold out in Iceland..
Here is my ...
Pancakes have been enjoyed at tea time in Icelandic homes for centuries (as in many other countries) .. Some love them with sugar inside, others love whipped cream and jam. My son often asks his grandmother to make pancakes when he comes over for a visit .. and she always does :) The pancakes she makes as well as my grandmothers and mother are very, very thin and that is how we love them (and it makes it easier to eat many without becoming full to soon!)
I use organic fine spelt in my ...
This cake is called 'matrimonial bliss´ in Iceland .. This a very old recipe, which I think every Icelandic family has and fond memories to go with it. It is much loved to say the least and that is because it is very quick and easy to make and it tastes delicious.
The best Pecan pie I have ever tasted
Yes .. I am always humble .. it is one of my finest traits.
I've always had a soft spot for pies .. and I am so happy that this pecan pie with dates and coconut palm sugar tastes even better than the ones I have been enjoying at coffe houses here and there (but not everywhere!) :)
It is also very simple to make!
You need a 9 inch oven proof round dish or around 24 cm.. Good luck!