Healthy Wholesome Recipes for Everyone
What's your favourite food? People sometimes ask you. All of it! I say. How could I possibly limit myself 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. Instead I choose foods that truly connect on a body, mind and soul level. Food and the nature from which it originates is one of my greatest loves, after all.
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. Which is why I love this simple dish.
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...