Healthy Wholesome Recipes for Everyone
What's your favourite food? People sometimes ask you. All of it! I say. How could I possibly limit eating to one type of style or flavour. It's all depending on mood of the moment. What flavours I haven't felt in a while, or sometimes something I've eaten three days in a row for lunch and dinner cause I just can't get enough...
I cook with the intention of pleasing myself and my meal companions with the most nutrient dense of foods. With some conscious planning, everything is possible to turn into healthful meals. Regardless of how unhealthy they may seem at first.
I avoid ingredients that are known to cause allergy and inflammation, even if I occasionally can't resist a gluten bread or a meal with dairy. I believe in balance, which for me means eating around 80% really healthy and anti-inflammatory, and 20% of whatever your heart desires. I do not believe in full restrictions, unless your body and gut truly needs a break from a certain ingredient.
Antioxidant rich granola
A good way to get some life boosting antioxidants/polyphenols into your every day life is to make up a batch of granola and fill it with all the good stuff. Granola gives such a good opportunity to mix up the best of seeds, spices and grains into a real powerful superfood.
EASY PEASY RYE BREAD
With just a few ingredients, you can mix this up in no time. No proofing needed.
A vegan delight that also happen to be completely gluten and sugar free. The perfect healthy treat when sugar craving hits.
Caramelised apples with a crunchy layer of coconuts and oats.
A hearty pasta meal with tons of fragrance and aroma. Very popular with vegans and meat eaters alike.
Veggie + tofu stir fry with rice noodles
Some of the easiest and yummiest meals to whip together, in almost no time. A meal with great value and potential when comparing yumminess with the short amount of time it takes + how you almost always have all ingredients on hand.
Delectably marinated tofu mixed with powerful greens.
So drawn to simple flavours these days. Food with few good quality ingredients and selected few spices or herbs. I like feeling what things taste by themselves, appreciating them for their individual qualities, rather than hiding a big bunch of ingredients behind a mysterious sauce or too many flavourings. Which can also be tasty, but I enjoy challenging my taste buds with also remembering and appreciating things for what they are, and their own nurturing properties.
CHINESE INSPIRED STIR FRY WITH QUINOA
Simplest meal ever. Yet exploding with flavour and colour. Vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, soy free, nut free etc etc and pretty much only contains pure h e a l t h.
LEEK AND POTATO SOUP
Such a great invention. Potato and leek soup. I grew up loving the subtle flavour combination of them two intermingled into a warm and finely puréed meal. The new addition of carrot, dill and thyme makes for such a good extra effect. Perfect either way, for cold winters days.
vegetable tagine with couscous
Been eating this delicious warm, soothing vegetable dish for two days now. There is something so comforting with chunky pieces of hearty vegetables like carrot, eggplant and courgette. Combined with super-foods like garlic, cinnamon and turmeric. Plus a bit of sweetness mixed in with golden raisins. Not to mention the additional sweet North African vibe you get by cooking the couscous with nutmeg and cinnamon. The flavours blend so well together. And makes me long to get back to Morocco asap.
DAIRY FREE PANCAKES, THE SWEDISH STYLE
Being back in Sweden, I can't help but indulging in all things Swedish. I'm such a sentimental person. Food memories are my best memories. Childhood foods are currently high on my list of food desires, next to my only apparent strong preggo craving, sweet and juicy oranges...