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A basic recipe for healthy homemade granola muesli – ready to personalise to suit your taste. And you get a good muesli without all the bad stuff from store bought granola

Grundopskrift til sund hjemmelavet granola mysli (ristet mysli) – lige til at gå til, så du kan lave din egen yndlings mysli uden alle tilsætningsmidlerne og store mængder sukker fra de færdiglavede produkter

A basic recipe for healthy homemade granola muesli - ready to personalise to suit your taste. And you get a good muesli without all the bad stuff from store bought granola

Do you ever get the urge to pick up yourself and sort out everything in your life? Kind of like a life cleaning freak out. I’ve been having exactly such a freak out the last couple of days.

You might remember me telling I had some pretty shitty weeks not to long ago. Well, let’s hurry up and forget those terrible weeks – I am perfectly happy again. In fact I am more happy than I can ever remember being. I am, however, quite sure my cleaning freak out came in the aftermath as a direct reaction to me neglecting everything around me. Some kind of a weird external force or something hit me and I suddenly had to clean out everything. My school notes, my wardrobe, my bathroom, my photo library AND my blog. By now everything is sorted out and it feels so good.

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Får du også nogen gange en uforklarlig trang til virkelig at hive op i dig selv og rydde op i alt? Sådan lidt et livs-rengørings-flip. Lige præcis sådan et flip har jeg haft de sidste par dage.

I kan måske huske jeg fortalte, jeg havde nogle lorteuger for lidt siden, men lad os skynde os og glemme det – jeg har det fantastisk dejligt igen. Men jeg er ret så sikker på, at mit rengøringsflip kom som en direkte reaktion på al den forsømmelse af altid omkring mig, jeg lavede. En eller anden dag tog fanden ved mig og jeg havde pludselig brug for at rydde op i ALT. Mine skolepapirer, mit skab, mit badeværelse, mit fotobibliotek OG min blog. Ah, det føles dejligt.

A basic recipe for healthy homemade granola muesli - ready to personalise to suit your taste. And you get a good muesli without all the bad stuff from store bought granolaA basic recipe for healthy homemade granola muesli - ready to personalise to suit your taste. And you get a good muesli without all the bad stuff from store bought granola

The blog has had a complete spring cleaning. New layout, all the posts are now under the correct categories and I’ve made a list over the posts that need a make over (aka. new photos). Phew, never start a blog at the age of 15! Okay, kidding, but my old posts are beyond terrible.

During this complete cleaning I realised how incredibly many granola recipes I’ve got. I mean, they’ve got their very own section under my recipe index. But the thing is I rarely use those recipes. I just throw whatever I feel like together. And I make granola every week. The lovely thing about granola is that the combination of ingredients is infinite. You just have to know the ratio of things. So here is my basic granola recipe – ready to personalise.

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Så der har været hovedrengøring på bloggen. Ny layout, alle posts samlet under korrekte kategorier og jeg har lavet en liste over de posts, der trænger til lidt finpusning (aka nye billeder). Pyha, lav aldrig en blog når du er 15! Ej, men specielt de gamle postst var helt gale på den.

Under denne total rengøring opdagede jeg pludselig hvor utroligt mange granola opskrifter der er, her på bloggen. Jeg mener, de har en helt sektion for sig selv i mit recipe index. Men jeg bruger aldrig de opskrifter. Faktisk smider jeg altid bare noget sammen. Og jeg laver granola en gang om ugen. Det skønne ved granola er nemlig, at sammensætningen af ingredienser er uendelig. Man skal bare vide, hvilke forhold tingene skal blandes i. Så her kommer en grundopskrift på den – efter min mening – bedste hjemmelavede granola.

A basic recipe for healthy homemade granola muesli - ready to personalise to suit your taste. And you get a good muesli without all the bad stuff from store bought granola A basic recipe for healthy homemade granola muesli - ready to personalise to suit your taste. And you get a good muesli without all the bad stuff from store bought granola

NOTES ON GRANOLA MAKING

– Make sure the granola is evenly spread out. Otherwise big lumps that require longer baking forms

Never add dried fruit to the oven – it expands and burns

– If some of the granola is about to burn, reduce heat and set the oven door ajar

– Better stir once too much than once too little, granola easily burns

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GODT AT VIDE OM HJEMMELAVET GRANOLA

– Sørg for at granolaen er helt jævnt fordelt. Ellers kommer der store klumper, der skal bage for lang tid

– Put aldrig tørret frugt med ind i ovnen – det puffer op og brænder af

– Hvis noget af granolaen er ved at brænde af, skru ned for varmen og sæt ovndøren på klem

– Rør hellere en gang for meget end en gang for lidt, granola brænder meget let på

Basic Granola Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 3 cups

A basic recipe for healthy homemade granola - ready to personalise to suit your taste

Ingredients

  • ¼ mashed banana OR 2 tbsp. apple sauce*
  • 1 ½ cups/ 360mL oats (old-fashioned, rye, quinoa flakes…)
  • ½ cup/ 120mL nuts (almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts, cashews…)
  • ½ cup/ 120mL seeds (chia seeds, flax seeds, pumpkin seeds…)
  • ¼ cup/ 60mL water
  • 1 tbsp. oil (melted coconut oil, ghee, olive, sesame…)
  • 2 tbsp. liquid sweetener (honey, agave, molasses, maple syrup…)
  • ½ cup/ 120mL dried fruit (figs, cranberries, goji berries, mulberries…)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 175°C/ 350°F
  2. Place the banana or applesauce in a big bowl. Add in oats and stir well. Chop the nuts and ad nuts and seed to the mixture.
  3. Mix together water, oil and liquid sweetener and pour over the cereal.
  4. Spread the granola out evenly on a baking sheet with baking paper.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes stirring often (5 times at least).
  6. Let cool down completely. Mix in the dried fruit and store in an airtight container.

Notes

*The addition of fruit puree makes the granola chunky

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September 29, 2013

Vegetarian homemade pizza with whole wheat crust, roasted bell peppers and aragula

I usually say I’m not really a fan of pizza. But I figured, that’s actually not true. I’m just not a big fan of the take-out kinds. Always too much cheese, which doesn’t even taste good, too much tomato and the crust’s never as crisp as I want it to be. I do – however – really like a good Italian pizza with thin crispy crust (especially if it is enjoyed in the mountains in Italy (: ). Or a good homemade one.

Oh – and I always choose a “different” kind. You know – not the usual tomato-oregano-cheese ones. No, I’d rather have something special. Like with salmon or pesto or blue cheese and stuff like that. Or like this one: with roasted bell peppers (instead of tomato), buffalo mozzarella, arugula and basil – YUM!

And did I mention crispy whole wheat crust? Made without a pizza stone (though I really want such one…)

Vegetarian homemade pizza with whole wheat crust, roasted bell peppers and aragula

This weekend has been very nice. I’ve actually been home alone since my parents went for a trip to Jutland and my brother spend the weekend at my aunt and uncle.

Friday I went babysitting. I feel weird about using theword “baby”, ’cause the boys I look after are actually quite old (9 and 10). I really like looking after them (that’s a better word for it). I’ve been doing it for years and it is always so nice being there. The boys re so kind and funny and it is just “cozy” being there.

Yesterday I went to Copenhagen with one of my very good friends Juliane. For her birthday I had given her a cupcake. Well, not a real one, but the promise that we should go have cupcakes together. And so we did yesterday.

In the heart of copenhagen is a small, but amazing, little cupcake bakery called Serenity Cupcakes. The cafe is so cute. All douce and pink colours and there are flowers and pillow everywhere. And the cupcakes are do die for! No wonder the cupcake shop is such a success.

Healthy Pizza w/ roasted bell peppers, buffalo mozzarella & arugula

Anyways – a great day!

Lets get to the pizza, shall we?

Healthy Pizza w/ roasted bell peppers, buffalo mozzarella & arugula

So, how do you get a nice and crispy crust in an ordinary oven without a pizza baking stone?

Here’s my tips – they work every time

But now – the recipe

Healthy Pizza w/ roasted bell peppers & arugula

Prep Time: 40 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Serving Size: 1 pizza

Vegetarian homemade pizza with whole wheat crust, roasted bell peppers and aragula

Ingredients

  • For the crust
  • 1 cup luke warm water
  • 20 g. yeast (or 1 package active dry yeast)
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. agave nectar (or just sugar)
  • 1 cup wholewheat flour
  • 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • Corn meal for dusting
  • ...
  • For the filling:
  • 100 g. roasted bell peppers (can be bought at usual supermarkets)
  • 8 fresh basil leaves
  • 1 ball buffalo mozzarella (125 f.)
  • 1/2 package arugula
  • A handful of fresh basil leaves for topping

Instructions

  1. Start by making the crust:
  2. Dissolve yeast in water. Add in the agave and salt. Knead in flour (you might want to add a bit more than the 2 and a half cup). Let rise for 30 minutes.
  3. Place the baking sheets in the oven and preheat to 225°C/ 440°F. You can preheat it on the usual setting - just turn it over to fanned hot air when placing the pizza in the oven.
  4. Roll the dough out on a table dusted with corn meal.
  5. Puree the peppers in a food processor together with the basil leaves.
  6. Spread out the puree on the crust.
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August 21, 2013

I used to hate when the summer comes to an end and the autumn slowly arrives. But I don’t any more. Don’t’ get me wrong – I love summer, I really do. But then again – there’s something special about autumn.

I love the fresh air, the cold rain, the temperature (not too cold, not too warm), the pretty grey sky, the fresh smell of fall unlike any other smell in the world, warmth from the fire place, cozy socks, sweaters, pretty colors in the nature and all of the new fresh fruit and berries.

What a lot of people forget when summer goes away is, that not only summer brings fresh fruit and vegetables. Our garden is exploding with berries and fruit at the moment. And we don’t even have a lot of plants which we have to take care of. The plum tree is almost toppling from the weight of the plums, the grapes are sweeter than ever, your raspberry bushes are dotted with light red berries and the small white balls on the blueberry bushes tell me that soon I can pick my own blue berries.

Oh, and the apple tree has already thrown a ton of apples to the ground.

I always think it is a shame when the apples are just laying there on the ground. Those tasty sweet and tangy apples shouldn’t go to waste. Especially considering that there’s nothing wrong with them.

Still nobody wants to eat them. Not raw at least.

This is why my mother and I ever since I was little picked them up from the ground, peeled them and then cooked them. The result is a perfect apple compote made with 100% organic apples which would have been wasted if we hadn’t picked them up.

So yesterday I went out into the garden with a basket in my hand and picked up every little light red apple that wasn’t rotten and didn’t have holes in it (aka. no worms). Less than an hour later I had a perfect apple compote for snack, breakfast or dessert.

Omit sugar and blend after cooking and you’ll have your very own organic apple sauce with nothing but apples in it. No artificial ingredients or additives. Just pure apples.

Homemade apple sauce

3 cups / 7,5 dl

  • 1 kg. windfall apples
  • 1/4 cup (0,5 dl) water
For apple compote:
  • 4-6 tbsp. honey
Rinse the apples very well. Peel them and remove the core. Cut into larger chucks and throw in a big pot. Add the water and bring to the boil over medium-high heat. If making apple compote add in the honey.
Boil for 10-20 minutes stirring frequently. Eventually add more sweetener if desired.
If making apple sauce allow to cool before blending.
Transfer to jars and store in the fridge for up to a week.
Enjoy!