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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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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

Fruit Platter

Another red and pink fruit platter! I’ll make the most of it before the cherry blossoms fall off the tree. Watermelon, apple, banana and raspberry – simple yet delicious. Happy weekend, Insta-friends!

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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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Breakfast Fruit & Berries Gluten Free Platter

Fruit Platter

I made this fruit platter for my oldest son’s birthday last weekend. It was gone in minutes! We had it for breakfast, and I was reminded how fresh it is to start the day with lots of fruit before eating anything else. Definitely doing that more often!

Details: Slices of apple and pear, orange, pink grapefruit, kiwi and fresh raspberries.

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Dessert Fruit & Berries Gluten Free Salad

Fruit Salad

This week, I made a fruit salad instead of a platter. Sliced apples, Navel oranges, pink grapefruit, diced mango and strawberries marinated in a lime, brown sugar, vanilla powder and lime dressing. So simple and fresh!

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Dessert Fruit & Berries Gluten Free Platter Sweets & Baking

Fruit Platter

Let’s indulge a little! I decided to take the kids’ fruit platter up a notch. Clementine and apple wedges dipped in dark chocolate. Kiwi and banana sliced with chocolate drizzle. While the chocolate was still soft I sprinkled the fruit with shredded coconut, chopped peanuts and hundreds and thousands. At last I added a handful of blueberries, a passion fruit and a kiwi. Yummy!

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Fruit & Berries Gluten Free Platter Snack

Fruit Platter

We’ve had a horrible week, to be honest. All four kids have caught the flu, and we’re basically in survival mode. This fruit platter is one of few things that the kids have wanted to eat, except for ice cream. It’s simply mango, green apple slices, orange slices, blueberries and mint.

I’ve been inspired by the gorgeous creations by @rawcrush – if don’t already follow her, you should! Her feed is simply amazing. (And guess if I was totally starstruck when she started following me?!)

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Fruit & Berries Gluten Free Platter

Fruit Platter

I really want to hold on to this habit of serving fruit to the kids instead of candy on Saturdays. They are getting more pick now that the novelty has worn off, but they still eat all their favourites. Apples, red and green grapes, persimmon, pomegranate arils, blueberries and orange slices were all very popular. They did leave the passion fruit for me, but hey – I’m not complaining! It’s one of my faves.

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Drinks Fruit & Berries Gluten Free

Apple Ginger, Lime & Mint

First Friday of the year, and maybe there are a few of us that want to cut down or skip alcohol altogether after the holidays. This is my favourite non-alcoholic drink, refreshing and not too sweet. Cheers to the weekend!

Brush 1 lime thoroughly, cut it in slices and put in a jug. Peel 3-5 cm of fresh ginger, slice thinly and add to the jug. Add 3-4 large sprigs of fresh mint. Pour a litre of unsweetened apple juice, clear or cloudy, in the jug. Refrigerate for at least an hour or longer. Serve chilled with a sprig of mint and a lime wedge on the rim of each glass.