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 ...
Irresistible salad dressing that makes you want to eat loads of greens!
Did you know that a salad dressing containing good quality fat like organic olive oil will help you absorb better the carotenoids (phyto chemicals found in plant foods) in your salad. Carotenoids give plant foods their colour and act as antioxidants in the human body.
The body produces free radicals which are harmful compounds during normal metabolism as well as when infection is present. The harmful effect of free radicals is considered a major cause of cancer, cardiovascular disease, ...
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 ...
Basic smoothie recipe
We often make a smoothie in the morning .. it is loved by us all.
I wanted to teach you the basics, with the right quantities so you can change it anyway you like depending on what you are in the mood for, what you have, what you love, what is in season etc. and it will always taste awesome!
Here is another basic smoothie recipe using organic almond milk for those who do not tolerate milk products.
Cold pressed coconut oil for babies and parents
Cold pressed coconut oil is wonderful to rub your skin with before you shower or bathe. It makes your skin very soft and beautiful and protects it from drying in the water. I often dry brush my skin towards the heart before I shower, rub it with coconut oil and then shower. The warmth of the water helps the oil to penetrate the skin and body (which is good) and the oil also takes away all smell. So rub those armpits too! :)
This makes it completely unnecessary to use any soap. I only use ...
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.
Basic chia pudding
♥ I favor organic pure produce
Chia seeds do not have a lot of taste so they are very easy to enjoy with whatever has more taste and you love! They are loaded with calcium, antioxidants, omega-3 fatty acids, very easy to digest fiber and protein. They therefore help stabilize bloodsugar levels, which is very important if you want to maintain good health.
I always take chia seeds with me when I am travelling because it is so easy to make. Chia pudding is by far my favorite breakfast.