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Fruit & Berries Gluten Free Platter Snack

Fruit Platter

I love the light of the summer season! The days are so long here now. With only a couple of weeks to the summer solstice, the sun sets at 10 pm, only to come up again at 3.30 am. Quite the opposite of the short, dark winter days. The light makes me want to take brighter photos, and it’s so much fun to try another editing style.
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Here’s a fruit platter that I actually shot quite a while ago but re-edited, with persimmon, green and red grapes, apple, pomegranate arils, blueberries, orange and passion fruit. Colourful and bright – just as I like it right now!

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Fruit & Berries Gluten Free Platter Snack

Fruit Platter

This is my favourite time of the year – the first days of summer when the nature is overflowing with wonderful flowers and crisp green leaves. Sending you some of today’s lovely sunshine, here in the shape of an all yellow fruit platter. Pineapple, orange and perfectly ripe mango. Happy weekend, friends!

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Breakfast Fruit & Berries Ovenbaked Snack Sweets & Baking

Apple & Carrot Muffins

My youngest son asked for muffins the other day. It was a weekday, so I didn’t want them to be too sweet, but more like an afternoon energy boost. So together we improvised these apple and carrot and cinnamon muffins, which turned out really good. (In “together” I mean that I managed the measurements and my keen little helper stressed me out by threatening to pour a full packet of brown sugar and a whole carrot in the batter…)

Ingredients (makes 12 small muffins):
2 chia eggs (2 tbsp chia seeds + 8 tbsp water, rest for 15 min)
2,5 dl rolled oats
2 dl plain flour
pinch of salt
1 dl brown sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp baking powder
1 dl neutral oil
1, 5 dl plant milk
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
1 apple, diced (2 dl)
1 small carrot, finely grated (1 dl)

Simply combine all the dry and wet ingredients in a bowl, and finish by adding diced apple and grated carrot. Distribute in 12 muffin cups and bake at 225 C for 15 min.

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Fruit & Berries Gluten Free Platter Snack

Fruit Platter

We’ve had a gorgeous day today, and we could sit on the porch and have a fruit platter under the blooming cherry tree. Some may have seen me post a few (ok – many…) photos of it in my Stories. It really is the highlight of the year in our little garden. Here I used a few flowers to decorate this very simple watermelon and raspberry platter.

Hope you’re having a nice weekend too, friends!

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Dinner Lunch Ovenbaked Snack

Asparagus Pastry

I’m so happy that it’s time to eat asparagus again! Not only is it one of my favourite vegetables, it also means winter is finally over. And that’s all I’ve been dreaming of since October. Here’s a super simple asparagus pastry that works perfectly as a light lunch or part of a buffet.

I used store bought puff pastry (which is usually vegan despite the Swedish name being “butter dough”). I simply rolled the dough out, broke the hard end bits off the asparagus stalks and spread them out on the dough. Then I folded in the edges, sprinkled a little vegan cheese on top (I like @valiosverige Oddlygood Veggie grated) and baked it in the oven at 200 C for just under 20 minutes. The last few minutes I added some sunflower seeds on top. Pine nuts or other seeds would work as well.

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Fruit & Berries Gluten Free Lunch Salad Snack

Orange Side Salad

Making the most of the citrus season before it’s over! A mix of different oranges topped with fresh rosemary, chopped almonds and dried cranberries. This worked really well as a fruity side salad, and I loved the combination of citrus and rosemary.

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Cheese Dinner Lunch Platter Salad Sauce, dip & salsa Snack

Meze Platter

I love snack platters, but I don’t make them often enough. Luckily, I saw a beautiful meze platter from @elleshungry that inspired me to make this one. (You need to check Elle out! Amazing photos of the most stunning café foods in Sydney, and delicious homemade meals and sweets. I’ll share her post in my Stories!)
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Platter details:
* Oven roasted sweet potatoes rubbed with cumin, turmeric, thyme, salt & pepper and some olive oil.
* Sliced tomato and cucumber.
* Avocado with black sesame seeds.
* Liba bread cut in triangles.
* Hummus (you can find the recipe for the best and smoothest hummus in my highlights).
* Vegan greek yoghurt and feta dip with lemon, salt and fresh mint.
* Flat leaf parsley and fresh mint.

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Fruit & Berries Gluten Free Platter Snack

Fruit Platter

Thank you for all your kind and encouraging comments on my last post! This surely is an unusual time, and it’s taking its toll on all of us in different ways. A few days with sunshine and warmer temperatures, time at home with the kids and banana pancakes out on the front porch has given me some new energy. To the lift mood even more, I made this fruit platter. Apple, oranges, strawberries, kiwi and blueberries was just what we needed to recharge!

Hope you’re all having an okay weekend under the circumstances. Stay safe, friends!

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Fruit & Berries Gluten Free Platter Snack

Fruit Platter

A very berrylicious platter today, full of vitamins and anti-oxidants. Red grapes in the bottom layer, and then blackberries, redcurrants and blueberries on top. Hope you’re all having a lovely weekend!

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Fruit & Berries Gluten Free Platter Snack

Fruit Platter

Just keep those vitamins coming, and let’s get through this winter! Mango, pear, kiwi, passion fruit and red grapes does the trick for me this gray weekend. Hope you have a good one!

Couldn’t really find a way to incorporate today’s theme “In a vessel” in my Saturday fruit platter, but check #ecsW20to see some creative entries!