• Swedish cardamom knots

    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 get a little…

  • Vegan bounty bars

    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 if you like…

  • 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 matsmart, I can…

  • 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 so much fun!…

  • 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 become our friends…

  • Mean kidney bean dip

    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 is such an…

  • Jack O'Lantern stuffed peppers

    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 with red rice.…

  • Roasted tomato soup

    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 months.  Like gorgeous…

  • super smoothie

    A Super smoothie to super charge you

    What’s a super smoothie compared to superwomen? Nothing really. But superwomen need their superpowers. And what better way to start off than giving your body the good stuff. This is a sponsored post by Entreprenörddagen. Superpower vs. Hungry My superpower is that I can make connections with people. I love people and I think everyone carries around a collection of wonderful stories. However, let me tell you, when I’m hungry I’m not a nice person. Do you guys remember that Snicker’s commercial a few years back? The one with Aretha Franklin? If not, here it is. That is pretty much me when I’m hungry. And of course, I don’t even realise it until after I have…

  • West Bothnia Cheese pie

    How to host a crayfish party – and why you should

    West Bothnia Cheese pie or Västerbottenost paj as we call it in Sweden. Is a must at every crayfish party. The characteristics of the West Bothnia Cheese makes it especially delicious for this pie. It’s silky smooth inside and crisp outside will make you want to eat this pie often. Crayfish party September is usually the month to have a crayfish party. The shellfish season has begun. This means Swedes gather their friends to eat crayfish and West Bothnia Cheese pie. Well not only, but it’s the most important part. Friendships and sharing food It also means hanging out with your friends. Sharing good food with good friends is truly the key to a long…