Oh you are going to love this one!
And just FYI, I love coffee, coffee and a cake .. midday .. I so do! But I can't drink coffee every day, it makes me anxious, so I drink organic English breakfast tea with almond milk. I do not miss coffee, when I do :)
For those who cannot even tolerate the spelt waffles (they are much easier on the stomach than the typical wheat waffles since the gluten in spelt is water soluble) you do not have to despair!
These are wonderful as well and very easy to make. I also love them with butter and jam :)
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 too soon!)
I use organic fine spelt in my ...