• pepparkaksbak

    Things I do to reduce food-waste.

    Sponsored content Matsmart What if I told you that you buy groceries cheaper, in bigger quantities (if you want) all the while you are helping to reduce food waste. Sounds good? Keep on reading on how you can do the same. Stocking your pantry I don’t about you guys but in our house, the food is one of the most expensive expense posts. We are seven people every other week, I’m going to let that sink in a little. SEVEN. That means a lot of food. And as much as I love cooking some things are tedious. Like re-filling my pantry, which is quite often. Often with things I don’t…

  • Swedish cardamom knots
    Bröd,  Efterrätter

    Swedish cardamom knots – time for fika

    The cardamom knot or the bun if you will is the queen of Swedish fika. And fika is the palace in which you indulge the quintessential of Swedish culture. You can get a cardamom knot at pretty much any café in Sweden. That and coffee of course. We drink a lot of coffee too. Fika is a national social structure in Sweden We have morning fika and afternoon fika, and in many workplaces, it is still a way for co-workers to socialise across all disciplines. We simply love our fika. And you can get the cardamom knot pretty much in any café you go to. Now I’m going to tell you how to…

  • Vegan bounty bars
    Efterrätter,  Gluten free,  Vegan

    Vegan bounty bars

    These vegan bounty bars were created because two of my best friends have different types of food allergies. But they still like sweets and honestly who doesn’t like bounty bars? Especially with only the good stuff inside them. They are not very difficult to make but they take a little bit of time the first time you make them. The vegan bounty bars need a food processor to be firm and get the right texture. The first time I made them I didn’t use a food processor and they were not as easy to work with. I have used agave syrup for my bounty bars however, you can use honey too…

  • food waste

    Food waste as a cause

    We are quite good in Sweden when it comes to food waste. People, in general, are quite aware of the problem and try to solve it. There are tv shows dedicated to the subject, books written and social movements. Good as in there are a few options available should you want to contribute to reduce food waste. Matsmart is one of them.  Sponsored content Matsmart Food waste is a moral dilemma Food waste is a problem in our household to be honest. Mainly because of of the fact that we are seven people one week and only two the other week. But I have a new system. I shop at…

  • Easy Halloween cupcakes
    Efterrätter,  Vegetariskt

    Easy Halloween cupcakes

    Easy Halloween cupcakes, don’t you like the sound of that? I sure do. Easy is right up my alley right now. There are so many Holidays and birthdays this Autumn. Therefore easy Halloween cupcakes are fantastic! Keeping it real As I mentioned in my previous blog post, I always set out huge goals for myself. Then, well reality hits… These easy Halloween cupcakes were an instant hit. I decided to call them pukey cupcakes. However, with this colour, they can easily be called bird poo too. Scary vs disgusting They are not scary cupcakes, but to be honest, they look quite disgusting. It’s a visual mind trick. Even though I made…

  • Underhållning

    How to throw a last minute Halloween party

    To throw a last minute Halloween party doesn’t have to be complicated, in fact, I’m giving away my greatest tips for you. If you follow my last minute Halloween party guide you will be on your way to Halloween stardom. Pinning is easy If you are anything like me, you start looking at Pinterest boards in July, set the date in August and start looking for decorations as soon as they hit the stores. Then you start to plan. This is going to be the most awesome Halloween party ever. The kids are going to have so much fun! We are going to have matching costumes. This is going to be…

  • friendship

    Female friendships – why they matter

    Female friendships have come to save my life over the years. It’s something wonderful that has matured over the years. And like good wines, good friendships only get better. It took me quite a while to form really good female friendships. Let’s say I didn’t really get the rules of engagement and I preferred to hang out with boys. They were far less complicated. Until we became teenagers, then nothing is uncomplicated. Anyway, so what does this has to do with health you ask? I’ll tell you. Health and Friendships Most of my emotional and mental strength comes from deep bonds with the strong females in my life. Over time, we…

  • Mean kidney bean dip
    Gluten free,  Såser & Röror,  Snabbmat,  Vegetariskt

    Mean kidney bean dip

    The mean kidney bean dip will surely knock your socks off! The only thing that is as impressive as the time it takes to make (5 minutes!) is the flavour! The mean kidney bean dip is a welcome treat on our Halloween dinner table. Even my boys love it. But if you ask them they do not like beans at all. They can spot a little black bean in their tacos and will refuse to eat it. Therefore the mean kidney bean dip is simply called the dipping sauce at our house. I will never ever let them in on a little secret called the black bean brownie either. This…

  • Jack O'Lantern stuffed peppers
    Middag,  Underhållning,  Vegetariskt

    Jack O’Lantern stuffed peppers

    Jack O’Lantern stuffed peppers are the perfect addition to your Halloween party. They are easy to make, a little creepy and yet delicious to eat. These Jack O’lantern stuffed peppers are vegetarian, however, you can fill them with anything you like. I fill my Jack O’Lantern stuffed peppers with couscous and cheese. The key is to season the couscous well. And the parmesan cheese just makes everything a little bit better. Different fillings It’s really simple to play around with different fillings to accompany your Jack O’Lantern stuffed peppers. Minced meat, rice or why not both? Just make sure you cook everything before you fill your Jack O’Lantern stuffed peppers. I tried one batch…

  • Roasted tomato soup
    Gluten free,  Middag,  Snabbmat,  Soppor,  Vegetariskt

    Roasted heirloom tomato soup

    You know those days when you get home from picking up your kids from school? When you get home and you realise that you don’t have the energy to cook? Ever have those days? Those days what saves me is the roasted heirloom tomato soup. It’s a damn delicious roasted tomato soup. This season they were able to soak up the sun and they taste sweet. Close to perfection I say. Seasonal Food I love the food that is in season now. All the beautiful colours and they taste different too. There is something beautiful about the food that has been able to grow and mature during the warm summer…