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!

Bowl Breakfast Fruit & Berries

Rye Porridge with Fruit

It’s been a while since I posted a breakfast. Now that the sun is finally back and the mornings are light enough for photography, I want to kick off this week with a bowl of rye porridge. I made it with rolled rye flakes, the same way you make oatmeal, and added a couple of tbsp of shredded coconut. When cooked, I stirred in a tbsp flax seeds, and topped it with kiwi, strawberry, coconut flakes and passion fruit and a splash of cold oat milk.

Fruit & Berries Gluten Free Platter

Fruit Platter

Today it feels like we’re starting all over with autumn again! Blustery winds, grey skies and rain – not at all what I was hoping for. I definitely needed some sunshine, and this summery platter with mango, strawberries and kiwi lifted my spirits and reminded me that were actually getting closer to spring. I’m so ready for it!

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!

Dessert Fruit & Berries Gluten Free Ovenbaked Sweets & Baking

Pink Mini Pavlovas

Valentine’s Day coming up in a couple of days. Spare me roses, fancy restaurants and cuddly toys please. But I’ll take any opportunity to bake something sweet, so when @leeksnbeets invited me to take part in the #bemyvegantine2020 collab I didn’t hesitate. Check out the hashtag on Instagram to see what my friends have created!

The meringue is coloured with beetroot powder. To add that extra luxurious Valentine’s touch, I dusted the pavlovas with edible gold dust. I got this from a dear friend and have been longing for a reason to use it!

1,5 dl aquafaba
1 dl caster sugar
1 tsp lemon juice
0,5 tsp beetroot powder

Whip aquafaba, sugar and lemon until the foam is thick and firm. Add the beetroot powder the very last seconds. Make nine blobs of the foam on a tray covered with parchment paper. Carefully smooth out with a spoon until about 1 cm in height. Bake at 100 C for 1 hr 45 min. Turn the oven off and leave to cool with the door slightly ajar.

For serving
passion fruit
whipped oat cream
sliced strawberries
pomegranate arils
mint leaves
edible gold dust

Breakfast Drinks Fruit & Berries Gluten Free Smoothie & Nice Cream

Strawberry & Grapefruit Smoothie

Second week of the #eatcaptureshare food photography challenge hosted by @thelittleplantation, and the theme is Beverages. First off is something in a glass. This is a smoothie with strawberries, pink grapefruit and honeydew melon. Simple as that!

The biggest challenge is one that I’ve set for myself – learn to get off auto-mode on my camera and go manual. It does take A LOT more work now that I’m starting to try it out. Aperture, ISO, shutter speed, white balance… If I adjust one, how does that relate to the others? And if I change the shutter speed, should I go up or down with ISO? It’s all new to me, but I’m so eager to learn more! This capture is a little on the dark side, but I’m very happy with how the sunlight hits the glass and makes patterns on the wall behind the scene.

Fruit & Berries Gluten Free Platter Snack

Happy New Year

With this fruit firework I want to wish you all a Happy New Year and a great start to 2020 and the new decade!

A different kind of platter made with strawberry, kiwi, orange, kumquat, pomegranate and red and green grapes. I had a lot of fun making it!

Bowl Breakfast Fruit & Berries Gluten Free Smoothie & Nice Cream

Christmas Smoothie

Merry Christmas to all of you, who like me, celebrate today on Christmas Eve! I hope you all have a lovely day, no matter how you to spend it. The only snow we’ll see this year is in the freezer which needs defrosting… so here’s a Christmas smoothie with frozen banana, strawberries, pear, beetroot powder and oat milk, topped with puffed quinoa, coconut flakes and cacao nibs.

A very merry Christmas to you all!

Bowl Breakfast Fruit & Berries Gluten Free Smoothie & Nice Cream

Strawberry Smoothie

Anyone else already dreaming of next summer? I know, Iā€™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!

Bowl Breakfast Fruit & Berries Gluten Free Smoothie & Nice Cream

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!