Mango & Blackberry Smoothie Bowl

Another smoothie bowl reminding me of lovely summer days. Mango with a blackberry swirl and fresh blackberries. I don’t know if the pattern is a subconscious way of expressing that I feel that I seem to be moving in circles… or just that I need to work on my swirl skills!

Wishing you all a lovely weekend!

Nourish Bowl

I’m trying to fuel myself through this rough patch, with the dark and cold season ahead of us, with lots of nourishing, delicious food. I love my salads even in the winter, but I try to add a few warm ingredients to keep the body temperature up and to feel more full.

In this nourish bowl is:
* whole bulghur cooked in vegetable stock and turmeric
* avocado
* wilted baby spinach with garlic
* steamed broccoli
* oven baked butternut squash
* cucumber
* green lentils (canned)
* tofu feta (see step by step recipe in my Storiy highlights!)
* pomegranate seeds
* walnuts
* drizzle of olive oil

Raw Salad with Tofu Feta

One of the things that I was reluctant to give up when going plantbased was feta cheese. I used to have serious cravings for it. There are some vegan alternatives to be found, but I have to say that the best substitute is one that I’ve made myself. Enter – tofu feta!

It’s basically extra firm tofu that has been pressed and then marinated for a day to get that distinctive flavour. It’s not as creamy (and obviously not as fat) but the taste is definitely there. The recipe is inspired by @fridasvegobak

With this tofu feta, I’ve made a lovely colourful raw salad. Carrots, cucumber, red cabbage, fennel, basil and pomegranate, a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and a pinch of salt.

1 block extra firm tofu, pressed
2 tbsp nutritional yeast
1 tsp salt
2 cloves of garlic, sliced
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 tbsp dried oregano
1 dl canola oil
1 dl cold water
1 lemon, zest and juice

Combine all the ingredients to the marinade. Cut the tofu in cubes, 1×1 cm. Put in a clear glass jar and pour the marinade over the tofu. Make sure all the tofu is covered. Close the lid tightly and leave to marinate in the fridge for at least 4 hours, or even better overnight. Lasts about 5 days.

One Pot Pasta

ONE POT PASTA WITH CAPERS

We had another go at one pot pasta and this was my favourite so far. Onions, cherry tomatoes, thinly sliced carrot, baby spinach and white beans, and topped with roasted pumpkin and sunflower seeds. But what really made the difference was adding capers. I used the regular little ones and stirred into the pot, and decorated with extra large ones. I love the salty flavour of capers, which is a bit like olives. But more subtle and better suited for warm foods, if you ask me.

The original recipe is found over at @hannelenesvegetar, and an earlier adaption can also be found a bit further back in my feed. Do you have any other one pot recipes that I should try? It’s certainly quick and convenient on a week night!

Strawberry Smoothie

Anyone else already dreaming of next summer? I know, I’m hopeless. But I found this photo and wished the weather allowed for bowls like this. Just frozen banana and strawberries blended with a splash of oat milk and topped with redcurrants, pumpkin seeds, puffed quinoa and roasted coconut flakes. Those were the days!

Rainbow Salad

I see so many gorgeous, colourful salads here in my feed. So inspiring! Here my contribution – a nourishing, yummy salad with every colour of the rainbow. I served it with a smooth hummus on the side (see recipe for a world class hummus in my Stories).

Ingredients by colour:
• Red rice and sliced red apples (red, obviously)
• Golden bread croutons and roasted walnuts (let’s count that as orange, shall we?)
• Marigold petals (yellow)
• Steamed broccoli, avocado, green lentils, parsley and pumpkin seeds (green)
• Raw grated beetroot (purple)
• Borage petals (blue)

I hope you also enjoy eating the rainbow, my friends!

Very Berry Rye Porridge

I really need variation to my breakfasts, and this is one of my favourites at the moment. My 2-year-old also really likes this, and he wants to sit on my lap and eat from my bowl rather than his own. So I have to be quick if I want my share!

Add 0,75 dl rye flakes and 0,5 dl shredded coconut to a bowl. Add 2 dl of water, a handful of blackberries and a large pinch of salt. Cook in the microwave for 5 minutes (or on the stove top if you prefer). When the porridge is thick and creamy, stir well and then add a spoonful of berry jam (I use Queen’s jam, which is half blueberry, half raspberry). Add toppings of your liking. Here I’ve used redcurrants, blackberries, puffed quinoa and roasted coconut flakes. Enjoy with plant milk and then go off and have a lovely day!

Nourish Bowl

Luckily for me, craving comfort food doesn’t (only) mean I want fast food. A really good nourish bowl does the trick too. I guess I just want familiar tastes, a mainly warm meal and to feel full and satisfied after eating. This bulghur bowl ticks all those boxes.

• a base of whole bulghur cooked in vegetable stock and turmeric
• diced and boiled sweet potatoes tossed in corn flour and then fried in oil
• diced tomatoes and cucumber
• thinly sliced fennel
• diced mango
• half an avocado
• sprinkled with furikake made with crumbled nori sheet, nutritional yeast, sesame seeds and salt

Mango & Strawberry Smoothie Bowl

Found this photo of a summery smoothie bowl that I hadn’t posted. Now I’m dreaming myself back to long, leisurely breakfasts, sunshine and warm days, the sea and beautiful evenings when the sun never sets. See, the good thing is that in my dreams summer is always perfect in every way!

In this little bowl of goodness is frozen banana, mango and strawberries with a bit of oat milk, and on top I’ve put some handpicked blackberries, pumpkin seeds and cacao nibs, plus a non-edible flower from my mother-in-laws beautiful plant. Those were the days!

Sushi Bowl

As much as I love sushi, both nigiri and maki rolls, sometimes I just can’t be bothered with the nori sheets and the rice cushions. Ta-da – enter the sushi bowl! In this one I’ve got sushi rice, cucumber, green soy beans, red cabbage, roasted cashews, oven baked butternut squash, pineapple and avocados. Then drizzled with vegan sriracha mayo and soy sauce.