Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Saving water by going vegan

World Water Week in Stockholm:
"AND THE WINNER IS… GOING VEGAN!
We have a result! Going Vegan won the Best Water Ideas campaign with as much 58 % of the total 2,730 votes.

People representing all ages, disciplines, and continents has voted in the campaign over the past couple of months.

Meat production has several effects on the environment, and is relatively water intense compared to producing other crops.

It requires 15,500 litres of water to produce 1 kg beef; this can be contrasted to 180 litres for 1 kg tomatoes and 250 litres for 1 kg potatoes.

The virtual water we eat (i.e. the water needed to produce the crops on our plates) constitutes the majority of all water we use, and can be as large as 4000 litres of water/capita/day.

If more consumers changed to less water intense diets and chose for example pulses, vegetables and grains over meat, a lot of water could be saved."
 
 

Monday, 31 August 2015

Barbecued Veggies

It was a long, sunny and delightful summer...
... visiting our friends S&M... the meal was...

Barbecued Veggies 

Serves 4:

Zucchini (2 - thickly sliced)
Green pepper (2 - sliced)
Red onion (2 in quarters)
Mushrooms (20 - small)
Pineapple (half - thickly sliced)
Tofu (200g - thickly sliced)

Marinade ingredients:
Olive oil (4 tbsp)
Soy sauce (4 tbsp)
Lemon (1 - juice)
Garlic (2 cloves - crushed)
Coriander (4 tbsp - minced)

1) Brush each slice with the marinade sauce.
2) Heat the barbecue. 
3) When hot, griddle the slices for around 4 minutes on each side until tender.
4) Brush with the marinade again, before serving.

Sunday, 19 July 2015

Date muffins

Gluten free... vegan... sugar free...

 
Makes 4:
Oat flour (gluten-free - 3/4 cup)
Rolled oats (gluten free - 1/4 cup)
Baking powder (1 tsp) 
Coconut oil (melted - 2 tbsp)  
Date syrup (2 tbsp) 
Lemon juice (2 tsp) Rice milk (1/4 cup)

1) Preheat oven to 180ºC.
2) Mix together all ingredients in a large bowl.
3) Add the mixture to muffin thins.
4) Bake for 15 to 20 minutes.
5) Enjoy them simple or with a date syrup glaze.

Friday, 17 July 2015

Blueberry chia pudding

Roberts Berrie Wild Blueberry is an amazing and delicious drink as is... 260 blueberries with all their goodness and nutrition into a single serving... yummy!

If you mix in some chia seeds... you get this wonderful and delicious chia pudding :)

Serves 1:
Chia seeds (2 tbsp)
Berrie wild blueberry (200g)

1) Mix everything together. Let it sit in the fridge for a couple of hours and enjoy.

Thursday, 16 July 2015

Roberts Berrie Wild Blueberry

In Sweden one of the most beautiful and relaxing things one can do is walk near a lake surrounded by a forest... delightful, calm and gorgeous.
And after a long walk, Roberts Berrie Wild Blueberry was a great way to nourish and refresh.

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Lingonberry Waffles

 Delicious :)


Serves 2:
Oat flour (75g)
Whole wheat flour (25g)
Water (200 ml)
Baking powder (1 tsp)
Olive oil (1 tbsp)
Agave nectar (1 tsp)
Dried lingonberries (10g)
 
Raw chocolate sauce (for topping)
(Waffle machine)

1) Mix all the ingredients in a bowl.
2) Leave the batter to "swell" for 5-10 minutes.
3) Preheat the waffle iron.
4) Cook the batter in the waffle machine.
5) Eat the waffles warm or room temperature, topped with raw chocolate sauce.

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Falafel patties

Ewalie Falafelmix is a delicious combination of chickpeas and spices... easy to prepare with no additives.. just plain and pure ingredients. Organic, vegan and gluten free.
I had them done just by adding water (1 cup of falafel mix and 1 cup of boiling water = 3 patties) , let them swell for 20 minutes, shape burger sized patties and shallow fry them in olive oil... served on whole rye and oat bread with salted cabbage and some organic ketchup... yummy!