December 28, 2015

Roamers in Berlin, if I had to pick, is still my one and only.

December 20, 2015

Have a lovely, lovely Christmas time! Cherish those around you and tell them you love them. Stay warm, eat good food, laugh a lot and take it easy.

(Two weeks ago I was in Berlin, utterly inspired, as always. I'll post more pictures in a bit!)

December 14, 2015

We are free to explore creativity without fear of failures defining us when our identities are rooted in the Father who passionately loves us. (Cageless Birds)

October 9, 2015

I could write a song about this cake, it's so good. (I know the list of ingredients is long and they are costly, but I guarantee that once you have them in your pantry and you can make this cake again and again, you won't be sorry at all.)


(adapted slightly from a recipe by Matleena Lahti)

250ml nuts (I've been using almonds and walnuts)
about 20 fresh dates
100ml dried mulberries
1-2tbsp coconut oil
75ml raw cacao powder
0,25tl salt
100ml almonds and/or pecans, roughly chopped
a handful cocoa nibs

350ml cashews, soaked for at least 2 hours or overnight
200ml coconut cream
150ml coconut sugar
150ml cocoa butter
100ml cocoa mass
50ml raw cacao powder
a good pinch salt

cocoa nibs, almond flakes, bee pollen, fresh berries etc. for garnish

For the base ground the 250ml of nuts in a food processor. Add dates, mulberries, coconut oil, cacao powder, salt and blend well. Taste and add more salt if needed. Roughly cut the almonds/pecans and add them and cocoa nibs to the base mixture and blend by hand or with a spatula. Line a spring form tin (about 23cm) with baking paper and press the mixture evenly in the tin and place in the fridge to cool while you make the filling.

Melt the cocoa butter and cocoa mass in a bowl over boiling water. Drain the soaked cashews. Mix everything for the filling (cashews, coconut cream, coconut sugar, cocoa butter, cocoa mass, cacao powder and salt) in a food processor until completely smooth (the cashews can take a while, depending on your machine, but give it time). Taste and add a little salt or coconut sugar if needed. Pour the filling over the base, and refridgerate till the cake is firm (this will propably take some hours, or you could also go for about an hour in the freezer; I refridgerate mine overnight - that also balances the flavours.) Garnish the cake with cocoa nibs, almond flakes, bee pollen, fresh berries, you name it!

October 6, 2015

In August I spent some wonderful, warm days in Berlin with my uncle running through old favorites and discovering new ones. Here I am having morning coffee with Simone (photo by her) in Distrikt Coffee in Mitte. It was my first time there, but I definitely want to go back. Coffee, my superfood breakfast bowl and the service were all really good!

Roamers remains my absolute favorite in town. If only I could've stayed long enough to try everything on their menu!

We stumbled upon Liquid Garden, a green smoothie bar, in Prenzlauer Berg. What a happy find! I chose "Rave Dave" from the list - and got the yummiest green smoothie ever. (I only realized too late I wanted a picture..)

Till next time, Berlin!

August 12, 2015

I really love spinach crepes and, without really intending to, keep perfecting my recipe for them. For a long time I've also wanted to come up with a savory filling. Here's number one!

And ahoy, I'm flying to Berlin in a few hours! Happy days!


(serves 3-4)

300g frozen spinach, melted
200ml milk (I use oat/rice/almond)
3 eggs
200ml light spelt flour
1,5tsp salt
a good glob of oil
butter for frying

1 large or 2 small sweet potatoes
olive oil
a good handful almond flakes
a handful coriander, roughly chopped
a handful basil, roughly chopped
50-100g goat cheese feta or spreadable goat cheese

Cut the sweet potatoes in half lengthwise. Drizzle olive oil and salt and pepper on top and fry them in 200 decrees for 45-60min till they are soft. Fry the almond flakes on a dry pan, carefully mixing all the time so they won't burn, till they get a little color and smell toasted. When the sweet potatoes are ready, scoop the insides on to a plate, discarding the peels. Mash with a fork and fold the almond flakes and the herbs in and add salt, if needed.

Mix everything for the crepes together. Fry thin, large pancakes in lots of butter (butter makes the edges nice and crisp), tilting the pan to spread the batter. Fill each crepe with the sweet potato mix, either spreading goat cheese on the crepe first or sprinkling feta on top, and roll.

June 27, 2015

Family and food make my heart happy.

June 14, 2015

I had overripe bananas lying around and I ended up making the best banana bread I've made so far (and I've made many!) Happy days.

BANANA BREAD (sugar-free)

230g light spelt flour
1tsp baking powder
0,25tsp baking soda
0,25tsp salt
0,25tsp cinnamon
3 very ripe bananas
100g coconut oil
80g honey
2 eggs

Mix the dry ingredients. In a separate bowl mash the bananas with a work and add coconut oil, honey and eggs and mix. Add the mixture to the dry ingredients and pour the batter into a bread tin greased with coconut oil or butter. Bake in 175 celsius for about 50 minutes. Let cool in the tin on wire rack for a while.

Try this toasted with almond butter on top, oh man!

June 10, 2015

Summer in the city: three museums in a day and the best lunch picnic I remember having. Bliss.

May 7, 2015

These crackers have become an ultimate go-to recipe lately..


(tweaked from Green Kitchen Stories)

65g sunflower seeds
60g sesame seeds
40g ground flaxseeds
75g flour (almond, oat, rye, chickpea, buckwheat.. I use a 50/50 blend of two of these)
0,75tsp salt
3tbsp olive oil
225ml water

Place a bowl on a scale and first measure sunflower and sesame seeds in, reserving a quarter of the mixture for sprinkling on top. Add the rest of the dry ingredients and mix. Add olive oil and water and stir until combined. Spread the mixture out immediately on a baking tray, as thinly as possible, (the dough will thicken quickly and then it'll be a lot harder to spread evenly) and sprinkle the remaining seeds (and a little more if you will) on top.

Bake in 150 decrees first for 20 min, cut in squares with a pizza slicer or a sharp knife and bake for another 20-30 minutes. Keep peeking in the oven after 15 minutes or so; the baking time can vary alot depending on your oven. The crackers should get just a little golden on the edges. Break gently into individual crackers and let cool on a wire rack.

Beware of addiction.

April 24, 2015

Happy birthday mom! (And I just realized I've been taught to love breakfast in bed. Thank you!)

April 22, 2015

My heart is happy.

April 15, 2015

Today was spectacular: I found a new favorite plate on a fleamarket (the blue one on the left), got a letter from one of my dearest friends and My New Roots cookbook in the mail, tried a new raw brownie recipe that completely blew our minds (I absolutely will share it here later - now there are no brownies left to shoot..) and ended the day with an impromptu spinach pancake supper in good company.

(I'm in love with the My New Roots cookbook; I knew I would be!)


(makes 10-12 thin, large pancakes, serves 2-3)

200g fresh spinach
300ml oat milk (or milk of your choice)
2 eggs
2tbsp oil
1-1,5tsp salt
200ml light spelt flour
butter for frying

Rinse the spinach well. Mix spinach and milk in a bowl with a hand blender. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix by hand. Fry thin pancakes on a hot pan with plenty of butter. (And really, these are the best if you eat them crispy straight from the pan - that's what I do when I eat them alone!) and serve e.g. with gooseberry jam or a savory filling like this one (I'm a jam girl, I never tried a savory filling for these yet..) Fry only as many as you assume you're gonna eat and keep the leftover dough in the fridge for the next day or two to get fresh pancakes then as well! (And here's a recipe if you want to use frozen spinach instead of fresh.)

April 14, 2015

The things that make life beautiful (and you happy) can be so very small. (Recipe for one of my favorite breakfasts here!)

April 6, 2015

The family, thirteen of us, was at my place for Easter breakfast this morning. (I think I'll soon have a rye bread recipe to post!) I am so thankful for this bunch I've been given!