Waffles – another kids favourite

My kids complain sometimes that when their friends come round they get fish and broccoli and they get blue pancakes when they go elsewhere… As I want to keep tummies in check I now have come up with a really good substitute (they think they are like normal waffles!!) for waffles.

Gluten and sugar free waffles (makes 5-6 waffles)

25 grams melted butter

2 eggs

pinch vanilla

pinch cinnamon

pinch of salt

1 tbsp psyllium husk (fiber husk)

1/2 dl buckwheat flour

1 dl oat flour

1/2 tsp baking powder

2.5 dl of milk

Mix it all together and make life usual waffles!  Serve with whipped cream and jam! I also made Chia Jam to go with this.  I unfortunately think chia pudding is a little gross due to the consistency… but in jam form it should be jelly like!

Chia jam

1 dl frozen raspberries (or fresh of course)

1/2 tbsp chia seeds

1 tsp of birch sugar if you feel the need

Blitz the two ingredients when raspberries are thawed, as a tsp of birch sugar if you want to sweeten it a little!IMG_0594 IMG_0595

Goodie bags and thank you!

Today I am making a lot of seed bread (frö kex). I have improved the recipe a little by adding some coconut oIMG_0630il as well as some poo fibre this time I am using quinoa flour instead of almond or coconut flour as well. I will update the original recipe to make sure it is the best it can be!  These are even better!!

The reason I am doing this is that on Wednesday Miss Dress launches in Sweden, I am making something yummy to go into their goody bags!  They are personal shopper with more than a twist! Albeit I am not feeling so super stylish right now they came round and went through my wardrobe after Little Miss M no. 1 was born. It was amIMG_0629azing like a great night out, massage and therapy rolled into one! I would highly recommend it (and they work within a budget so wether you have a beer or a champagne budget they can still ensure you look super stylish!

Second thanks goes to Gustaf at Snabbkopiering in Stockholm who printed me some nice postcards – fast efficient and able to handle a complete technical Muppet like myself!

Lastly thank you to Agneta and Sara two of my many very kind neighbours – ovens, bags etc much appreciated.  Now I think I may get some of the aggression of me burning my last batch out on the lawnmower!!!IMG_0627

Simple Muesli and Lab Coats

Psychologically I believe I eat better the rest of the day if I have a good breakfast.  If I am out and there is no good breakfast I have started eating the scrambled eggs at MacDonald’s. Actually in my mind quite a good option. I am sure many people now want to highlight the fact that everything in MacDonald’s is bad, but I eat like this to eat well – but I also want to have a life. Then sometimes you end up eating cake, crisps and things you maybe feel you shouldn’t! But to me that is life!  The day I say I shouldn’t eat something to forcefully is the day I eat a bucket of said ‘forbidden fruit’!

Anyway this muesli we always have at home and Mr. M has it in his drawer at work. We tend to eat it with greek or turkish yogurt (10% fat):

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5 dl pumpkin seeds

2.5 dl sunflowers seeds

1 dl linseeds

1/2 dl chia seeds

1 dl raisins

1 dl hazelnuts

1 dl walnuts

MIx!

It is as easy as that and I tend to add some cinnamon before I eat it – it is also very nice with some honey on top!


Now to lab coats!  I used to LOVE the series Green Wing (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_Wing) a British comedy series which was just pure brilliance. It was set in a hospital and had plenty of intrigue… But they also tried and tested how to look cool in a lab coat. Today I am at a rather brilliant friends of mines work and she has a lab coat. How cool is that. Here is a picture of me at my happiest in a lab coat!  Enjoy!!!!
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Seed bread Breakfast

Today I am being lazy and having my usually cup of Earl Grey tea with some seed bread with avocado.  Very tasty, very healthy and very satisfying! I have added the receipe below:

Seed bread /Frö Kex

Oven at 150 degrees celsius

200 gram sunflower seeds

150 grams pumkin seeds

50 grams sesame seeds

25 grams chia seeds

2 tbsp cocounut flour (or almond, or quinoa)

2 tbsp Psyllium seed husk (health food shop or well stocked supermarket)

1 tsp poo fibre

2tbsp melted coconut oil

1 tsp salt

0.5 litre water

Mix all dry ingredients well – add the water and then let it sit for a minute. Spread thinly onto parchment paper (makes 2 large sheets of seed bread).  Spread over some Maldon Sea Salt #Maldonseasalt if you like salt like me! Place in oven for 1h 20 min – I tend to switch the oven and leave it in the cool oven over night. Eat with a myriad of things such as: Mushed avocado, some olive oil sesame seeds and S&P Hardboiled egge and some mayonnaise Cheese and Ham and pepper… the list goes on! Also very nice to go with drinks and some herbed philadelphia (#philadelphia)