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Vegan Zucchini Fritters

In the spirit of our previous post about getting more greens in, we thought we would share a delicious recipe to a veggie-inspired, meat-free dinner.

Yet again Happy Health Blog made us drool with her delicious dinner recipe, and these fritters are a must try! Easy to make, all vegan and a clever way to sneak in some more veggies.

Note: To avoid soggy fritters you will need a cheesecloth/nut-milk bag or thin kitchen towel in a colander over your kitchen sink.

Ingredients
Zucchini fritters:
4 cups grated zucchini + 1 tsp salt
2 garlic cloves
1 handful parsley
1/2 tsp black pepper
2 tbsp. chia flour (or flax meal) + 6 tbsp. water
1/2 cup coconut flour
3/4 cup gluten free breadcrumbs
2 tbsp. psyllium husk
1 tbsp. coconut oil
2 tbsp. olive oil

Vegan citrus yogurt:
1 cup vegan yogurt
Zest from 1 lemon
1/2 garlic clove
Salt & pepper
Olive oil

Instructions
Grate 2 big zucchinis (or enough to fill 4 cups). Add the grated zucchini to a cheesecloth/nut-milk bag or thin kitchen towel in a colander over your kitchen sink. Sprinkle with the 1 teaspoon of salt and leave to drain for 10 minutes. After ten minutes, squeeze as much liquid out of the zucchini as possible. This is a crucial step for your fritters to become firm and not soggy!

Prepare the chia eggs by mixing the chia flour and the water in a separate small bowl and leave for 3-5 minutes. Add the drained zucchini and the chia eggs to a bowl and mix in all the other ingredients until combined.

Form fritters and slightly flatten them on a baking sheet with your fingers until you get about 9 of them. Make sure to use some oil or baking paper under the fritters. Brush the fritters whit some olive oil and bake in the oven on 200°C for 15-17 minutes. Serve with the vegan citrus yogurt. Enjoy!


By: Henriette Danielsen / Photo and recipe cred: Happy Health Blog 

Breakfast Recipes

Vegan Chocolate Pancakes

What better way to start your day than with a little chocolate? We got your attention now didn’t we? Make your breakfast dreams come true with these yummy vegan chocolate pancakes. 

We have fallen completely in love with Happy Health Blog, and Natalie, the talented powerwoman behind the blog was kind enough to let us share the recipe to these fluffy and delicious pancakes. And lets just say: if you thought you knew how to make awesome pancakes, you never made these. Perfect for weekends or whenever you want to surprise a loved one with a yummy brekkie.

Ingredients (about 10-15 pancakes)
3/4 cup gluten-free oat flour
1/2 cup brown rice flour
1/4 cup buckwheat flour
1/4 potato starch
2 tbsp tapioca flour
1/3 cup cocoa powder
2 tsp baking powder
A pinch of sea salt
1 ripe banana
1 1/2 tbsp melted coconut oil + some more for cooking
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/4 cup non-dairy milk 

Instructions
Toss all ingredients in a blender, blend until well combined. Over medium heat, pour 1/4 cup of pancake batter on a well-oiled pan. I use unscented coconut oil. When bubbles start to form on the surface of the pancake, flip and cook it for a minute on the other side. Garnish with berries and vegan Nutella. Enjoy!


By: Henriette Danielsen / Photo and recipe cred: Happy Health Blog 

Baking Recipes

Vegan Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cookies

One of my favorite cookies to bake during the holiday season are snickerdoodles. This variation incorporates a fall favorite: pumpkin!

Ready to dive in? Here’s the ingredients;

Ingredients
1/2 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup pureed pumpkin (I get mine from a can, but feel free to roast a pumpkin and puree it if you have the time!)
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup plant-based milk of your choice
2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. cream of tartar (this gives them their signature taste – don’t leave this ingredient out!)
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 c cane sugar
2 tsp. cinnamon

Instructions
Pre-heat your oven to 180 degrees celcuis and cream together the brown sugar, coconut oil, and pumpkin. Mix in almond milk and vanilla extract and then add your dry ingredients — flour, baking soda, baking powder, cream of tartar, and salt. Roll your dough into balls then roll it in a bowl of cinnamon and sugar to cover the dough. Place each piece onto a baking sheet that has been oiled or lined with parchment paper. Bake between 8-10 minutes. Enjoy!


By: Samantha Thayer / Photo cred: feastingonfruit.com

Desserts Featured Recipes Snacks

Little ball of yum

Peanut butter, chocolate and grated coconut, all combined in one delicious ball. Need we say more?

This recipe is golden to have at hand when your sweet tooth kicks in. Or when you want to put together a delicious dessert in no time.

Ingredients
2,5 dl peanut butter
4 tsp. syrup
1-3 tsp. coconut flour (in case your peanut butter isn’t thick enough)
1/5 a plate dark chocolate (vegan if preferred)
½ tsp coconut oil
Grated coconut
A dash of sea salt

Instructions
Start by mixing the peanut butter and syrup until thickened. If you need to you can add coconut flour to thicken it even more. Then add a dash of sea salt, while melting the chocolate and coconut oil on low heat. When it is ready, roll the mass into small balls and by using a fork, dip them into the chocolate. Then let them drop off and place on a dish and sprinkle some grated coconut over them before putting them in the freezer for about 10 minutes.


By: Henriette Danielsen / Photo cred: thehealthyhunterblog.com /Recipe inspired by: Elledecoration.se

Food Nutrition

Q&A #3 with Clara

It is time for our third Q&A with Clara Mo.

Clara is a certified Nutritionist behind the brand Blissfullyliving, and once a month she answers questions our and her readers have about food and everything related to it in a vlog. Read more about the concept here.

This month Clara touches topics as low bodyfat, estrogen, getting your period back and taking vitamin supplements. Listen and learn!

Any questions for Clara? Make sure to leave a comment for the next round in the comment field below or send us an email.


By: Henriette Danielsen / Video by Clara Mo 

Baking Recipes

Cookies are always a good idea

On these especially bleak Mondays of winter, we suggest whipping up a batch of cookies for yourself, or someone you love.

We all love cookies, right? So why not start the week with something you love? And cookies don’t necessarily mean tons of sugar, there are other options out there, made in no time! Like these ones, that we came across on Deliciously Ella´s blog.

Ingredients
1,5 cups of almonds
1 cup of dates (about 12 dates)
1 tbsp. chia seeds
3 tbsp. unsweetened almond milk
Dark chocolate (vegan if preferred) and/or raisins

Instructions
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees. While the oven is heated, simply add all the ingredients in a blender and mix. Then mix in pieces of dark chocolate and/or raisins. When ready roll small balls and add them to baking sheet and squish them down to cookies. Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes. Happy Monday!


By: Henriette Danielsen / Illustrative photo: Pinterest / Recipe: Deliciouslyella.com 

Drinks Food Recipes

Hot chocolate spiced with cinnamon

Who ever said you should wait for Christmas to be able to enjoy hot chocolate? Get that early Christmas feeling with this delicious chocolate drink, spiced with a dash of cinnamon. The perfect way to keep warm when it´s getting colder outside.

Ingredients
2 cups of almond milk
2 tbsp. raw cacao powder
½ tbsp. coconut oil
About 1 tbsp. maple syrup
A pinch of cinnamon

Instructions
Start by melting the coconut oil in a saucepan. Afterwards whisk together all the ingredients and heat slowly. Adjust sweetness with the amount of maple syrup.

Tip: grated dark chocolate sprinkled on top gives you that extra yummy taste. Enjoy!


By: Henriette Danielsen / Photo cred: Pinterest

Recipes Snacks

Berry Bliss Balls

Introducing my recipe for Pink October! Raw, vegan and gluten free, these pink berry bliss balls will take you only five minutes to prepare. They make a lovely healthy snack to enjoy anytime of the day. 

Ingredients
1 cup (100 g) mixed berries, fresh or frozen
3/4 cup (80 g) gluten free oats
1/4 cup (35 g) coconut flour*
1/3 (20g) shredded coconut
1 tbsp coconut oil
1 pinch of salt
1/4 cup (40 ml) maple or agave syrup

* Possibility to replace coconut flour with almond flour if desired.

** You can replace agave or maple syrup with 4 pitted fresh dates. If using them, adjust the quantity of water to moisten the texture.

Instructions
Place all the ingredients in a food processor and mix until you get a sticky dough. If too dry, add a few drops of water. With your hands or using a small ice cream scoop, shape the balls. Optional: coat with shredded coconut or unsweetened cocoa powder. Let set in refrigerator for at least one hour before serving. Store in an airtight container placed in the refrigerator for up to one week, or up to one month in the freezer. Enjoy!


By: Delphine Fortin, Author and food blogger behind Del’s Cooking Twist. Find original recipe here!

Food Nutrition

Q&A #2 with Clara

We are excited to post our second Q&A with Clara Mo.

Clara is a certified Nutritionist behind the brand Blissfullyliving, and once a month she answers questions our and her readers have about food and everything related to it in a vlog. Read more about the concept here. 

This month Clara talks about how to get started with a healthy lifestyle, digs into the question about how a vegan lifestyle may or may not be harmful to infants and food that is good for someone struggling with a sensitive stomach.

Any questions for Clara? Make sure to leave a comment for the next round in the comment field below or send us an email.


By: Henriette Danielsen

Breakfast Recipes

In the kitchen with Del

September is here and I want to inspire you to set up a new and healthy habits for fall.

Morning is my favorite time of the day and I believe that a good and healthy morning routine is a great start to your day: you feel refreshed and embrace the day in a good mood with a smile on your face.

Let me show you my personal morning routine in a short video with two easy recipes that won’t take you more than 10 minutes to prepare. Take a look at the video below and to get the full recipes, click here.


By: Delphine Fortin,  Author and food blogger behind Del’s Cooking Twist. Find original recipe here / Video originally shared on God Morgon