Plagiarism… Banana Ice cream and peanut butter biscuits

I watched a BBC children’s program with Lisa Faulkner last night with my girls.  I watched her in awe when she won celebrity Masterchef in the UK a few years ago. She was absolutely brilliant (and still is it seems which is very nice to read!).  We watched the programme where they made Peanut Butter Cookies with Banana Ice Cream of course it looked to delicious not to try, but my desire not to eat so much sugar and refined carbs made me make my own version… In Sweden we call it a Sandwich ice cream, the lack of gluten made it a little brittle (read VERY) hence you had to eat it on a plate, but it was pretty good…

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The biscuits are quick to make – about 20 minutes. However the ice cream gets better if you mix it a few times when it is freezing to get rid of any crystals – hence if you want it super smooth make it a few hours before serving.  Makes 4 ice cream sandwiches.

For the banana ice cream

  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1 dl of greek or turkish yogurt
  • 1 tbsp honey

Mix everything smooth and then freeze – fork it through 2-4 times over a 2 hour period to get rid of any ice crystals. EAT!

For the peanut butter cookies

  • 75 grams of butter (room temperature makes it easier to mix)
  • 1 dl of coconut sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 dl of oat flour
  • 1 tbsp of honey
  • 4 tbsp of peanut butter
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • a handful of salted peanuts (here I added these on top of the ice cream before I served as the kids did not want them, a good and simple way to vary this to kids with a fear of salted peanuts…).

Mix the butter and the coconut sugar and then add the rest of the ingredients.  Dollop out 8 blobs of mixture and cook in the middle of the oven until golden (about 15 minutes).

Let them cool and then place biscuit, ice cream, peanuts for those who want them and then another biscuit – enjoy and thank you Lisa and the BBC for a great idea.

More raw balls

I love a treat with my coffee and have been eating a lot of rubbish this summer – face it the bikini body was already achieved (ish) so I ate and drank my way through the sunshine. Lovely it was, now the sun is gone and its raining and I need to get back to it, if not only to stop farting… of course I am a lady but the truth is that wheat makes me gassy.  So before I go and see a person about my back I made some raw balls. What is important to know is that the reason there are so many ingredients is that I make raw balls with my leftovers… i.e. the last bits in the packets hence be creative.

Johannas Rawballs

  • 5 dates soaked in hotwater
  • 1.5 dl of sunflower seeds
  • 2 tbs of lucuma
  • 1/2 dl of oats
  • 40 grams  dark chocolate (minimum 70%)
  • 1 tbs chia seeds
  • 1/2 dl of hazelnuts
  • 2 tbs coconut oil
  • 2 tbs peanut butter
  • salt to taste (in my case quite a lot)

Mix and blitz the dry ingredients – add the dates chopped up, the peanut butter and coconut oil.  Add some of the date water if it is too dry.

Roll into balls – I then place them in the freezer until I take one out and have it.  The trick to good eating is just like in the scouts – be prepared!  Enjoy.

  

…and all that shit

  
UK is leaving EU and England got beaten by Iceland, what will be next? Donald Trump getting a perm and becoming president? Not sure were the perm came from but it can’t get much worse… It may make it better? Orange will never be the new black – fear might! Anyway enough of the grim reaper chat!

Sitting in the sun eating breakfast. Greek yogurt, wild strawberries and homemade muesli. Delicious!

  

Lucuma… a treat with coffee

I think a treat with a cup of coffee now and then is a must.  I got some raw Lucuma powder to try as it was pitched as being sooo good.  I made these little squares which I keep in the freezer for a rainy/sunny/cloudy day. Today I took a couple to a neighbour – she loved them!  I did do one of my ‘lets see what this tastes like hence not very precise measurements….

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  • 1 dl sunflower seeds
  • 2 dl oats
  • 1 dl walnuts
  • 1 large/heaped tbsp Lucuma Powder
  • 1 large/heaped tbsp cacao powder
  • 1-2 tbsp of raw honey (depending on how sweet you like it)
  • 2 tbsp cocoa nibs
  • 2 tbsp almond butter
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • large pinch of salt

Blitz everything to a very firm mixture, add a few tbsp of water if needed. Pop into freezer whilst:

Melt dark chocolate (70% cocoa minimum) and cover.  Chop into squares and eat/freeze.

Flapjacks

Since Easter I have been on a sugar hunt … but have finally been getting at least better… Had two play dates yesterday so a house full of children and terrible weather so we made chocolate balls (some birch sugar in these and I think they may have been good as they disappeared instantly).  Secondly we made some flapjacks, I have kind of forgotten flap jacks, but they are great!

Flapjacks (oven 160 degrees C) – makes about 12 bars

  • 50 grams butter or coconut oil for dairy free
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp date syrup
  • 1 tbsp honey

Melt the butter peanut butter, date syrup and honey

  • 1 ripe mashed banana
  • handfull of raisins
  • large pinch of salt
  • enough oats to make it a firm spreadable consistency
  • 50 grams of dark chocolate (minimum 70%) to be melted on top – optional

Place in oven proof dish, bake for around 50 min in the middle of the oven. Add melted chocolate…

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Flapjack with chocolate 

 

Hash with chorizo and fried egg – serious food!

  
Hungry today hence actually had 2 fried eggs… Oh soo good!

Serves 2

  • One sweet potatoe
  • One large onion
  • One red pepper

Chop and fry in some oil or ghee.  Add spices:

  • Dried chilli flaked 1 tsp
  • Dried cummin 1 tsp
  • Paprika 1 tsp
  • Lots of salt and pepper

Cook for 10 min then add a 10 cm chunk of dried chorizo chopped into bits.  Cook until the sweet potatoe is soft and serve with a fried egg – I added some chopped parsley because I had some… Not a requirement…

Enjoy! Also wait till you fry the second egg it is seriously filling!

More bread….

1. …people who stop eating bread and say don’t miss it are either lying or crazy! That spongy gluten deliciousness is very hard to replace.

2. I don’t like food waste – and neither does anyone else I imagine!

I make a load of seed bread but as they are very crumbly I get a lot of biggish crumbs. Covering them in chocolate works. But what else?

  
Today I took all my crumbs and blitzed them into a very rough flour. I then beat one egg, added 1 tbsp of psyllium husk, 1 tsp baking powder, 3-4 tbsp of the seed bread flour and a pinch of salt.

I then heated a pan and added som ghee (use coconut oil if you like) and then cooked on medium to lie heat for 5 min each side until cooked/baked through. A great lunch sandwich and I think it would be a very tasty burger bun.

   
 

New find for bread fix

I made some ‘bread’ to go with some Cowboy Soup – so easy and so delicious! 

Fluff Bread – oven 150 grader C

4 ‘breads’

  • 2 eggs
  • 50 grams cream cheese
  • 2 tbs psyllium husks
  • 1 tsp of baking powder
  • 1 dl mature cheese grated
  • Pinch of salt

Whisk eggs fluffy, add the cream cheese and then rest of the ingredients. Spread into parchment paper in 4 spread blobs. Place in oven for 20min. Eat!

  

Stews – easy winter dinner 

I love Stews! So easy and so tasty. This week has been s little crazy so one day I:

  • Chopped a large onion – cook gently in some ghee or oil
  • Browned 1 kg if stewing steak (högrev)
  • Added 3 closed of garlic – chopped
  • 3 dl water
  • 1 tsp bouillon powder
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Couple of bay leaves

Put the lid on and placed in the oven for 3-5 hours!

45 min before eating I added:

  • Butternut squash
  • Parsnip 
  • … But any root vegetables are good (albeit it will be pink if you use beetroot)

Back in the oven till the veg are soft – about 30-40 min and then served with green vegetables! 

If may sound time consuming but if you arc working from home it is about 15 minutes of work – split in two. Also it is very tasty a few days later.

  

Beetroot and Yellow beets – another multi dinner wonder

Beetroots are great!  And they turn your pee pink which is quite exciting in itself. 
I roasted some beetroots yesterday – for 3 hours at 150 degrees, skin on and just some olive oil and salt sprinkled on top.

Then yesterday I peeled a few – both yellow and red, which makes it so pretty – and added to a sallad with some goats cheese, a drop of honey, vinaigrette and some gently warmed walnuts – delicious.

Today I just chopped a 5 cm pf cucumber, a tomato, a few more beets and some vinaigrette – also delicious. Add some sausages or more cheese if you want it to be a bigger meal. I also added a few bits of thyme i forgot about yesterday!

The beetroots don’t look much cooled (that is an understatement), but taste great and last a few days in the fridge.