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Zucchini spaghetti (zoodles) in a skinny creamy walnut sauce / Italian / vegan

Squash spaghetti i en cremet fedtfattig valnøddesauce / italiensk / vegansk

Zucchini spaghetti (zoodles) in a skinny creamy walnut sauce / Italian / vegan

So I am back home again after five amazing days in lovely Tuscany. I’ve been to Italy quite a lot of times before (my family and I holds an inexplicable love for Italy) and I simply love that country. The nature’s stunning, the people nice, the language beautiful and don’t even get me started on the food (pizza, gelato, ravioli… Mmm…). The nice thing is that the Italians value good food highly so almost no matter what restaurant you choose, you can be sure to get something of good quality.

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Så sidder jeg hjemme igen efter fem fantastiske dage i Toscana. Jeg har efterhånden været i Italien en del gange (min familie og jeg nærer en vis forkærlighed for Norditalien) og jeg elsker simpelthen det land. Naturen er så smuk, folket søde, sproget flot og maden i særklasse – gourmet pizzaer, italiensk is, ravioli… mums… Italienerne går nemlig meget op i mad, og ligegyldig hvor man går hen kan man være sikker på at få mad af god kvalitet. Jeg er fan!

Castiglione della Pescaia

Castiglione della Pescaia

Castiglione della Pescaia

Zucchini spaghetti (zoodles) in a skinny creamy walnut sauce / Italian / vegan

Tuscany is dotted with old medieval towns. They are all build in stone and are perched on the top of the hills which makes them delightfully imperfect. So cute!

We stayed in one of these lovely cities, Castiglione della Pescaia. This city is mostly used by Italians for when they go on holiday or weekend. So the first three days (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday) it felt like we had the whole town for ourselves. Such a lovely and extraordinary feeling.

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Rundt omkring på bjergtoppene i hele Toscana ligger små, søde middelalder borgbyer. De er alle sammen så søde med deres skæve huse, stejle gader og gamle store mursten – fantastisk dejligt uperfekte. Så sødt!

Vi boede i en af disse byer, Castiglione della Pescaia. Byen er et feriested for italienerne selv, så onsdag, torsdag og fredag var der næsten ingen mennesker. Det var så hyggeligt at rende rundt i de skrå gader og føle, man havde verden for sig selv.

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My brother – Libaration day in Castiglione della Pescaia

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Castiglione della Pescaia

Castiglione della Pescaia

Zucchini spaghetti (zoodles) in a skinny creamy walnut sauce / Italian / vegan

The first two days we spend in Castiglione (where all the pictures are from ecxept the one of the Pisa Tower), but since we flew to Pisa we had to go see the Pisa Tower one more time. So we had lunch in Pisa where I got the most amazing gnocchi dish with a creamy walnut sauce. It was probably loaded with cream and gnocchi isn’t exactly healthy. But it was sooooo good. So I decided to try and make it myself. This recipe uses zucchini noodles instead (I got a spiralizer for my birthday for the record – yay!) and the sauce is made like you’d make a béchamel sauce, which is insanely creamy. I used skim milk, but this recipe can easily be made vegan by subbing unsweetened almond milk.

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De første to dage brugte vi på at udforske Castiglione (billederne i denne post er derfra, undtagen det af det skæve tårn) efter lige hurtigt at have udforsket Pisa og set det skæve tårn endnu en gang – det skal man næsten når man nu flyver til Pisa. Her spiste vi på en skøn lille restaurant, hvor jeg fik den lækreste gnocchi-ret med valnøddesauce. Det var så skønt og helt sikkert spækket med fløde, og gnocchi er ikke ligefrem det sundeste i verden. Men det var SÅ lækkert – helt sikkert det værd.

I den her opskrift har jeg skiftet gnocchi’erne ud med squash pasta (jeg fik en spiralizer i fødselsdagsgave – jubiii), og saucen er lavet, som man ville starte en bechamel sauce, hvilken er helt utrolig cremet. Jeg brugte minimælk, men du kan sagtens bruge en hvilken som helst usødet nøddemælk, hvis det skal være vegansk eller laktosefrit.

 

Click here for a tutorial on how to make zucchini noodles without a spiralizer

Klik er for at se, hvordan du laver squash spaghetti uden en spiralizer

Zucchini Spaghetti with Walnut Sauce // Italy vol. 1

Zucchini spaghetti (zoodles) in a skinny creamy walnut sauce / Italian / vegan

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 3 tbsp. flour
  • 1 ½ cup milk of choice*
  • ½ cup walnuts
  • Salt and pepper
  • ...
  • 1 zucchini

Instructions

  1. Chop the walnuts finely in a food processor (not until it turns into flour, but fine).
  2. Heat up the olive oil in a small saucepan. Add in the flour and whish very well to make sure no lumps form. Cook for 3 minutes over low heat whisking constantly. The whisking is very important. Other-wise you’ll get big dough lumps.
  3. Pour in the milk a little at a time whisking constantly. When all the milk is added and the sauce is smooth add in the chopped walnuts. Cook over low heat for 5 minutes allowing the sauce to thicken, whisking from time to time again to make sure no lumps form.
  4. Make spaghetti from the zucchini using a spiralizer (if you don’t have a spiralizer, see link above recipe).
  5. Pour the sauce over the zucchini and serve right away.

Notes

* I used skim milk, but you can easily sub with unsweetened almond milk (or other nut milk) to make it vegan

http://sproutedfig.com/zucchini-spaghetti-with-walnut-sauce-italy-vol-1/

Zucchini spaghetti (zoodles) in a skinny creamy walnut sauce / Italian / vegan

October 20, 2014

A bowl-full of roasted cauliflower with red curry paste topped with chanterelles, watercress and crunchy cashews. Perfect, light and easy lunch or dinner.

En skålfuld ristet blomkål med rød karry pasta toppet med efterårets kantareller, brøndkarse og sprøde cashewnødder. Let og lækker frokost eller aftensmad.

 

A bowl-full of roasted cauliflower with red curry paste topped with chanterelles, watercress and crunchy cashews. Perfect, light and easy lunch or dinner. #nocarb

 

Where did the autumn break go? It’s crazy how far it went by. But it has been wonderful. I’ve been doing all different nice stuff and been together with so many of my favourite people – both friends and family. Oh, and begun reading for the big project you make in the last year of Danish high school – not so nice… I haven’t however been able to cook and bake all the nice stuff I mentioned before the break. But they won’t go anywhere, they will definitely happen. I did make banana bread, which turned out perfect. But it was hideous, so I guess I have to make it again soon – what a pity ;)

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Hvor blev den efterårsferie lige af? Det er helt vildt så hurtigt den gik. Men åh, hvor var det skønt. Jeg har lavet så mange skønne ting og set alle mine yndlingsmennesker – både familie og venner. Nårh ja, og så er jeg startet med at læse til SRP – ikke så fedt igen… Jeg har desværre ikke haft tid til at bage og kokkerere alle de skønne ting, jeg havde planlagt inden ferien. Men de løber jo heldigvis ingen vegne. Jeg bagte faktisk et lækkert bananbrød, som blev helt perfekt. Men det var så afskyeligt grimt, så jeg bliver nok nødt til at bage det igen – ærgerligt, ærgerligt ;)

 

A bowl-full of roasted cauliflower with red curry paste topped with chanterelles, watercress and crunchy cashews. Perfect, light and easy lunch or dinner. #nocarb A bowl-full of roasted cauliflower with red curry paste topped with chanterelles, watercress and crunchy cashews. Perfect, light and easy lunch or dinner. #nocarb A bowl-full of roasted cauliflower with red curry paste topped with chanterelles, watercress and crunchy cashews. Perfect, light and easy lunch or dinner. #nocarb A bowl-full of roasted cauliflower with red curry paste topped with chanterelles, watercress and crunchy cashews. Perfect, light and easy lunch or dinner. #nocarb

 

I’ve also spent the holiday taking a lot of photos. Here are some from a lovely hike in Sweden. I did also take a lot in the summerhouse, but I figured oceans, beach plants and sea glass didn’t fit into this post.

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Fotografi er altid noget jeg bruger meget tid i ferierne på. Her er nogle billeder fra en skøn tur til Kullen. Jeg tog også en masse stemningsbilleder i sommerhuset, men jeg synes ikke lige hav, strandplanter og hav-slebne glasskår passede så godt ind i denne post.

 

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A bowl-full of roasted cauliflower with red curry paste topped with chanterelles, watercress and crunchy cashews. Perfect, light and easy lunch or dinner. #nocarb

At the moment I eat so much cauliflower. That stuff is amazing – especially roasted. And let’s enjoy the lovely chanterelles while they are still in season.

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Jeg spiser simpelthen så meget blomkål for tiden. Det er simpelthen så lækket – specielt ovnristet. Og lad os huske ar nyde sæsonens sidste kantareller.

Roasted Cauliflower Bowl w/ mushrooms

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 1 serving

A bowl-full of roasted cauliflower with red curry paste topped with chanterelles, watercress and crunchy cashews. Perfect, light and easy lunch or dinner.

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cup small cauliflower bouquets
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • A bit of sea salt
  • 1 cup chanterelles (or other mushrooms)
  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. mild curry paste
  • Watercress (or cilantro)
  • Cashews, natural (as many as you heart desires)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 200°C / 390°F.
  2. In a bowl mix together the cauliflower bouquets, 1 tbsp. olive oil and salt. Try to coat all of the bouquets thinly. Spread out on a baking sheet and roast for 20 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile clean the chanterelles. Heat up the one tsp. oil in a non stick pan and fry over high heat until the mushrooms are soft and tender.
  4. When the cauliflower is done add the curry paste onto them and mix well.
  5. To serve: place cauliflower in a bowl. Then add on the chanterelles and top with watercress and cashews.
http://sproutedfig.com/roasted-cauliflower-bowl-w-mushrooms/

A bowl-full of roasted cauliflower with red curry paste topped with chanterelles, watercress and crunchy cashews. Perfect, light and easy lunch or dinner. #nocarb

September 28, 2014

What an oxymoron… Great for people with egg allergy + it’s vegan

Hvilken oxymoron… Perfekt for folk med ægge-allergi + det er vegansk

Vegan egg-free scrambled eggs

Some years ago I suddenly stopped stomaching eggs. It kind of happened from one day to another and I have no idea why. But it’s insanely annoying. If I unconsciously eat something, which contains a lot of egg, everything I’ve devoured for the last 24 hours comes up and I can absolutely not do anything but lie in by bed for 24 hours afterwards. Very nice huh?

This is why there – SADLY– almost aren’t any posts containing eggs on this blog. But oh, how I wish I could experiment with different beautiful quiches, learn how to make poached eggs, eat scrambled eggs for breakfast or snack and add boiled eggs to salads for a little extra protein.

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For nogle år siden sagde min krop pludselig stop til æg. Det skete pretty much fra den ene dag til den anden og jeg har absolut ingen ide hvorfor. Men en ting er sikkert: Det er utroligt irriterende. Hvis jeg uvidende kommer til at spise noget med for meget øg I kommer alt hvad jeg har indtaget inden for de sidste 24 timer op igen og de næste 24 er jeg tøjret til sengen. Virkelig fedt…

Det er derfor der til min store ærgrelse ikke er særligt mange opskrifter med æg på denne blog. Men ej, hvor ville jeg ønske jeg kunne eksperimentere med smukke æggekager, lære at lave pocherede æg, spise scrambled eggs til morgenmad og putte kogte æg i salater for lidt mere protein.

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I’ve missed anything egg so so much, so when I first heard about egg-free scrambled eggs I knew I HAD to make it.

And by now I know that I have to make it again.

And again.

And again. Because it’s so good

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Jeg har virkelig savnet æg siden, så da jeg hørte om ægge-fri scrambled eggs, vidste jeg at DET måtte jeg prøve.

Og nu ved jeg at jeg MÅ prøve det igen.

Og igen.

Og igen. For det er SÅ godt!

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A totally other thing that makes me extremely happy as of now: MUSICAL HAS STARTED AGAIN!

I have no idea why I tell you this. I’ve just been riding on a huge wave of happiness ever since Tuesday night. At first I was sad the team isn’t exactly the same as last year. ‘Cause Dreamland was one of the greatest adventures I’ll ever have. But then I figured there are still a lot of people left and the new ones seem awesome. And Emma and I have convinced three nice people from our school to try it.

Anyway, I’m just so insanely happy!!! And does there have to be a reason to tell when you are happy? (:

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En helt anden ting, der går mig utrolig glad for tiden: MUSICAL ER STARTET IGEN!

Jeg har absolut ingen ide hvorfor jeg fortæller dette. Jeg har bare reddet for en kæmpe bølge af glæde lige siden tirsdag aften. Først var jeg virkelig ked af at holdet ikke er det samme som sidste år. For Dreamland var virkelig et eventyr uden lige. Men så kom jeg til at tænke på at der stadig er en del tilbage fra sidste år, og de nye virker super flinke. Og Emma og jeg har overtalt nogle skønne mennesker fra klasen til at komme og prøve det på tirsdag.

Anyway, jeg er bare så helt ekstremt glad!! Og fortjener sådan en glæde ikke at blive delt? (:

 

NOTES

I added fresh turmeric because I missed the happy yellow colour.

I used Minimalist Baker’s method to make this tofu. But the rest I made up myself (;

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LIDT NOTER

Jeg tilføjede frisk gurkemeje fordi jeg savnede den glade gule farve af æggeblommer.

Jeg brugte Minimalist Bakers metode til at lave denne scramble. Men opskriften i sig selv er min (;

 

Egg-free Scrambled Eggs

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 1 serving

Ingredients

  • 100 g. tofu
  • Half a small onion
  • Piece of turmeric root – size of a thumb nail
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • Sides: Roasted asparagus, tomatoes, crumbled goats cheese

Instructions

  1. Place the tofu between two thick pieces of paper towels or other absorbent towel. Put something heavy - like a saucepan - on top of it and allow to soak up the liquid for 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile chop the onion finely. Peel and grate the turmeric. Heat up the oil on a frying pan and fry the onion and turmeric for five minutes - or until the onion softens.
  3. With a fork, crumble the tofu and add it to the pan. Fry for another 5 minutes.
  4. Serve right away with whichever sides you want.
http://sproutedfig.com/egg-free-scrambled-eggs/

 

August 31, 2014

A big bowl of delicious no-carb spaghetti with a creamy roasted cauliflower sauce with sage and roasted hazelnuts. 

Vegan, no-carb, paleo, glutenfree and crammed with vegetables.

Spaghetti Squash with a creamy roasted cauliflower sauce with sage and roasted hazelnuts.  Vegan, no-carb, paleo, gluten free and crammed with vegetables.

Welcome to the new layout! This has been such a lovely slow and rainy Sunday. I’ve pretty much spend my day drawing small doodles as the fork, rolling pin and apple, googling around for tips on how to change fonts (that’s insanely hard for the record), making grafics, image mapping, font searching etc. etc. Well except for the time I spend running a half marathon with my dad (I actually made a new PR when it comes to distance, since we accidentally ran a little too far – 22,2km instead of 21.1, haha). I’m pretty pleased with the outcome actually. And a little proud – it’s the first time I’ve ever done serious CSS-coding.

Okay seriously what’s happening? Worpress just delieted half of my post again (yep I also wrote this in Spaghetti Squash volumne 2). And I even wrote and saved the last part first. WTF!

 

Now I’m at it – how does the headlines look to you. I littteraly spend hours trying to figure out how to change fonts and I was so happy when I fonally succeeded and all of the headlines suddenlt had this cool type-writer-like font. But then I checked the layout on my iPad and all of the cool headlines were suddently written with this awful curse kind of font. I really hope this only goes for iPads. The layout is super cool on my computer.

Spaghetti Squash with a creamy roasted cauliflower sauce with sage and roasted hazelnuts.  Vegan, no-carb, paleo, gluten free and crammed with vegetables. Spaghetti Squash with a creamy roasted cauliflower sauce with sage and roasted hazelnuts.  Vegan, no-carb, paleo, gluten free and crammed with vegetables. Spaghetti Squash with a creamy roasted cauliflower sauce with sage and roasted hazelnuts.  Vegan, no-carb, paleo, gluten free and crammed with vegetables.

 

Total change of subject… As my Instagram account might reveal, I’ve been making a lot of warm and cozy comfort food during the last week. Big bowls of zoatmeal, beet oatmeal (! – what’s that even called btw… boatmeal, beetmeal, beoatmeal…), mashed cauliflower puree, cinnamon wreaths… I’m so ready for fall. Last Tuesday I posted a picture of this lovely dish: spaghetti squas aith roasted cauliflower, sage and hazelnut sauce. I bought the zuchinni at the local market last Sunday. It was an elderly lady who had the booth, and she sold all these lovely kinds of zucchinis and pumpkins. Wonderful! Local produce just tastes better than usual.

Spaghetti Squash with a creamy roasted cauliflower sauce with sage and roasted hazelnuts.  Vegan, no-carb, paleo, gluten free and crammed with vegetables. Spaghetti Squash with a creamy roasted cauliflower sauce with sage and roasted hazelnuts.  Vegan, no-carb, paleo, gluten free and crammed with vegetables. Spaghetti Squash with a creamy roasted cauliflower sauce with sage and roasted hazelnuts.  Vegan, no-carb, paleo, gluten free and crammed with vegetables.

Have a lovely week everyone!

SPAGHETTI SQUASH WITH ROASTED SAGE, HAZELNUT & CAULIFLOWER SAUCE

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Yield: 2 big servings (or 3 small)

Ingredients

  • 1 medium spaghetti squash
  • ½ cup hazelnuts
  • 1 small head of cauliflower
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. dried sage
  • 2 cups vegetable stock
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F / 200°C.
  2. Slice the zucchini squash into 1 inch thick slices, scrape out the seeds and place them on a baking tray with non-stick paper. Bake for 30 minutes (or until the slices are soft). Then take out of the oven and allow to cool for 15 minutes. Once cool scrape out the spaghetti using a fork.
  3. Meanwhile roast the hazelnuts. Place them on a baking tray with non-stick paper and roast in the oven for 10 minutes or until they smell nice. This can be done in the same oven as the zucchini squash, while the squah is cooking. Alow to cool and then rub off the skin with your fingers.
  4. Cut the cauliflower into smaller pieces and chop the garlic finely.
  5. Heat up the oil in a pot and fry the cauliflower, garlic and sage in it for 5 minutes. Then add on the vegetable stock and boil for 10-15 minutes or until the cauliflower is tender.
  6. Blend the sauce together with half of the hazelnuts either in a blender/ food processor or using an immersion blender. Transfer back into the pot and allow thickening a bit. Season with salt and pepper.
  7. Pour the sauce over the spaghetti and top with the remaining hazelnuts. Serve right away!
http://sproutedfig.com/spaghetti-squash-with-roasted-sage-hazelnut-cauliflower-sauce/

August 15, 2014

Zuchinni Noodles with homemade Pistachio and Lemon Pesto. Super delicious vegan and no-carb dish.

First and foremost: Thank you so much for the lovely wishes on a good vacation!

The feeling you have when getting home from a long travel might just be one of the oddest feelings in the world. You pause your everyday life to go on an adventure somewhere completely new and unexplored. Looking back it feels like one long roller coaster ride of wonderful experiences and new exiting inputs, where everything both melts together and stands out as clearly distinguishable adventures. And this amazing roller coaster ride just goes on and on, up and down, and all of a sudden you find yourself back home in your own home with tons of great adventures and priceless memories in your mental backpack, wondering if it all was just a dream.

And I love every single bit of it!

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Først og fremmest: Tusind tak for alle de søde ønsker om en god ferie!

Følelsen af at komme hjem fra en ferie må siges at være en af de mærkeligste i verden. Du pauser din hverdag og tager uf på et utroligt eventyr et helt nyt og uudforsket sted. Når man ser tilbage føles hele turen som en lang rutschebanetur af vidunderlige oplevelser og nye inputs, hvor alt både smelter sammen og står som klare enkle eventyr. Og denne fantastiske rutschebanetur bliver bare ved og ved, og lige pludselig finder man sig selv hjemme i sit eget hjem med rygsækken fyldt til randen med eventyr og uvurderlige minder.

Og jeg elsker hver og en lille del af det!

Zuchinni Noodles with homemade Pistachio and Lemon Pesto. Super delicious vegan and no-carb dish. Zuchinni Noodles with homemade Pistachio and Lemon Pesto. Super delicious vegan and no-carb dish.

And here I am. Back in little Farum after four absolutely amazing weeks in Thailand and Indonesia. I love South East Asia! It’s my third time (fourth if you count my trip to Singapore for the math competition) and it only gets better and better each time. This time I had the pleasure of exploring wonderful Indonesia – a place I haven’t been before. The nature there is absolutely stunning! Big rain forests, rice fields, an immeasurable amount of different animal species, azure blue oceans, black (yes) beaches – and whites -, volcanoes, mountains and – on Bali – moss taking over every new building making everything look like something from ancient times. But the best thing must be the unbelievably kind people living there making the whole experience even better.

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Og her er jeg så. Tilbage i lille Farum efter fire ubeskrivelig fantastiske uger i Thailand og Indonesien. Jeg elsker Syd-Øst Asien! Det var tredje gang, jeg var der (fjerne, hvis man medtæller min tur til Singapore for at deltage i en matematikkonkurrence tidligere i år) og det bliver kun bedre og bedre hver gang. Denne gang havde jeg den glæde at besøge Indonesien – et sted jeg altdrig har været før. Naturen der er helt fantastisk! Store regnskove, rismarker, utælleligt mange forskellige dyrearter, azurblå have, sorte (ja) strande – og hvide strande -, vulkaner, bjerge, og – på Bali – mos der overgror alle nye bygninger, så alt ligner noget fra forhistorisk tid. Men det bedste ved det hele må være den utroligt venlige befolkning, der bare gør hele oplevelsen endnu bedre.

Zuchinni Noodles with homemade Pistachio and Lemon Pesto. Super delicious vegan and no-carb dish. Zuchinni Noodles with homemade Pistachio and Lemon Pesto. Super delicious vegan and no-carb dish.

It’s funny – I always forget, that life goes on back at home. And in the blogging world. So I have a lot to catch up on ;) I’ve been looking SO much forward to reading all of your lovely blogs again, cooking, shooting, surfing around on Pinterest, Foodgawker etc., and last but definitely not least blogging.

Zuchinni noodels – or zoodles – is THE THING right now, so I figured I’d better jump onto the bandwagon, because those lovely green spaghettis look immensely delicious. And hey! No-carb spaghetti is always a good idea right? I decided to make a lovely pistachio and lemon pesto, because I love homemade pesto, and then top with wedges of peaches. I haven’t got any tool for making veggie noodles so I cut the pasta with a knife. It was a pain in the ass (please excuse my language) – but it was worth it! I do however recommend using a spiralizer or something like that ;)

This recipe makes more pesto than you’ll need for this dish, but that just means super duper delicious homemade pesto for you to enjoy the days after.

I’m SO glad to be back! Have a lovely weekend everyone!

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Det er sjovt – jeg glemmer altid, at livet fortsætter derhjemme, når man rejser. Og at blogging verdenen lever videre. Så jeg har en del at have skulle samlet op på ;) Jeg har glædet mig så meget til at læse alle jeres dejlige blogs, lave mad, tage billeder, surfe rundt på Pinterest, Foodgawker osv., og ikke mindst blogge igen!

Squash spaghetti – kaldet zoodles – er THE THING lige i øjeblikket i blogverdenen, så jeg tænkte, at nu måtte det være tid til at hoppe med på vognen og lave zoodles, for de dersens grønne spaghetti ser simpelthen så lækre ud. Og hey! No-carb spaghetti er altid en god idé, ikke? Jeg besluttede mig for at lave en skøn pistacie og citron pesto, da jeg elsker hjemmelavet besto, og derefter toppe salaten med skiver af fersken. Jeg har desværre ikke noget værktøj til at lave zoodles, så jeg skar dem ud med en kniv. Det var en pain in the ass (beklager sproget) – men det var det værd! Jeg vil dog anbefale, at man bruger en spiralizer eller noget lignende ;)

Der kommer mere pesto ud af denne opskrift, end man behøver til retten, men det betyder bare super super lækker hjemmelavet pesto til at nyde de næste par dage. 

Jeg er SÅ glad for at være tilbage! Ha’ en fantastisk weekend alle sammen!

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Zuchinni Noodles w/ Pistacio & Lemon Pesto

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 2

Serving Size: Half of the recipe (about 2 cups)

Ingredients

  • 1 cup packed basil
  • 1/3 cup (50g.) shelled pistacios
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tsp. freshy grated lemon zest
  • 1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Coarse salt
  • 1 zucchini
  • 1 big peach

Instructions

  1. Place the basil, pistachios, garlic clove, lemon zest and lemon juice in a food processor and pulse for 5-10 seconds. The nuts should be chopped but not flour-like. Add in the olive oil and pulse for another 5 seconds just until everything is combined. Don't overdo it. The pesto should be chunky, not smooth. Season with salt.
  2. Make the zucchini into spaghetti your preferred way. I actually cut mine by knife, since I don't have a spiralizer or anything other tool for it, but I definitely don't recommend doing that - it took ages!
  3. Mix the zucchini noodles with 4 tsp. pesto. Cut the peach into wedges and mix them into the noodles. Serve right away.
http://sproutedfig.com/zuchinni-noodles-w-pistacio-lemon-pesto/

 

July 10, 2013

Tonight we’re heading off to the southern part of France – Provence. I can’t wait. I really love France. I love the nature in Provence, the food, the language (though I only understand a little), the warm weather… Everything. Been there a couple of times when i was younger.

What I really look forward to is taking a ton of photos. Luckily we’re going by car which means I can bring my tripod (more space, you know).

One bad thing though: I don’t know if we’re going to have internet down there. I really hope so. I want to blog from down there. Therefore I’ve prepared some recipes and tutorials and taken some photos. Looking forward to sharing them.

I really love traveling. But I actually also like just being at home when I have vacation. Especially when the weather is nice. I love having time for friends and all the other things I like to do, without having to think about school and homework etc.

When I’m just home like that I – of course – always make my lunch a bit more interesting than the usual food I bring to school. For instance these lovely stuffed tomatoes which I made the day before yesterday. Yummy yum!

No-carb
Gluten free
& super healthy

Great as a light lunch (eventually served with flour-less seeds crackers) or as a side dish.

Tuna Stuffed Tomatoes

6 half medium tomatoes
  • 3 medium big tomatoes
  • 1 can tuna in water (140 g.)
  • 2 tbsp. plain yogurt
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp. balsamic vinegar 
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 handfull fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 dl. (a bit less than 1/2 cup) peas (you can use frozen)
Halve the tomatoes and scape out the pips and “water” using a tea spoon.
Add the tuna, yoghurt, lemon juice and balsamic vinegar to a foodprocessor and blend udtil very fine. Season with salt ad pepper. Transfer to a small bowl and mix in the basil and peas. Eventually store in the fridge for 10 minutes for more flavour. 
Spread out in the tomato halves and serve.
Enjoy!
March 25, 2013

Happy (almost) Easter!

Already almost easter – wow. And we still have snow here in Denmark. I can’r believe it. But anyway – it’s nice. It means that spring must be just around the corner.
It’s easter break and right now I’m at my grandmother in Jutland. My parents and brother are on a ski vacation in France, but since I’m going to Barcelona on Tuesday (wuhuu, whoopee, yeaaah!!!) I couldn’t join them. That’s a shame – I really love skiing. But I can’t wait to go to Barcelona!!!
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But first of all, I’m here – at my grandmother – in Jutland. And it is so nice!
 
I’ve actually never been with my grandmother all alone (well, yes, but I don’t remember). I have a brother and 5 cousins on my mother’s side of the family, so we’re used to be a lot of kids together. But not this time. And that’s actually ok. It’s very nice and quiet. But then again, my grandmother never sits down. She’s one of those people who always have a billion things to do and I really like that.
I arrived today. Then we had a nice lunch and then went to Vejle (a medium-sized town in Jutland) and when we came home again I dressed the living room for Easter.
My grandmother is very crafty and have made a lot of the ornaments herself. I especially adore the rabbits in this picture below:
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Oh, and look at the egg in the upper left corner above – I made that one when I was like 6 years old together with my cousins. And my grandmother still keeps it – isn’t it sweet?
A great thing about being here is that I have time for doing lots of cozy things – like blogging, photography and cooking. Today I made a new take on my granola muesli. Can’t wait to try it tomorrow.
For a long time, I’ve been wanting to share this recipe. And now I have the time.
Always when I come home from school I like something very filling to eat. Especially on the days I’m going to ballet and I know I won’t be home for dinner before 9.30 pm. But also I don’t want to eat something too “heavy” so I won’t be able to dance. And I really like the thought of a pale (or almost paleo) diet as I talked about in my last post.
So last time I were to go to ballet I made this wonderful, protein-packed and very filling snack.
Easy.
Healhy.
Filling.
Delicious.
 
 
So this is a great snack if you, like me, are very hungry between meals. Aaaand bonus: it’s no-carb, if you are one of those who try to avoid carbs.

Tuna Snack

 
Filling – no-carb – can be paleo
Serves 1
  • 1 can of tuna (Preferably in water), approx. 150 g.
  • 2 tbsp. peas (or corn or other kinds of vegetables)
  • 2 tbsp. yoghurt (sub with dairy free if you want it completely paleo)
  • 2 tbp. chopped herbs (cilantro, parsley etc.)
  • Lime juice
  • Salt and pepper
Drain the tuna. Mix the first 4 ingredients. Season with salt, pepper and lime juice. Enjoy!
Happy Easter!