Easy homemade oat milk

One of the biggest improvements we have had during this month without plastic is the reduction of food packaging. We usually bought a liter of plant-based milk once or two times a week as we both love to make warm drinks such as hot chocolate, matcha latte, and turmeric latte during the freezing winter. Check out some recipes for that here! Anyways, now we have entered into the world of homemade milk - which is actually doable for anyone, it's super cheap, and so so so good for you and the planet.

Oat milk (1 liter)

  • 200 grams oats (we use organic, gluten-free)

  • 1 liter water

  • A pinch of sea salt

  • Optional: A tbs of sweetener (honey, agave, maple syrup)

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Soak the oats in water for 8-12 hours. I typically do it overnight. Rinse them if you wish, or place them straight in a blender with the rest of the ingredients. Blend for a couple of minutes, and then rinse out the oat residue with a strainer or a cheesecloth if you have that (I use a simple strainer). Store it in an airtight bottle, and it will last for about five days in the fridge.

Radical crispy crust veggie pizza

Pizza is always a good idea. Especially when its filled with goodies and veggies that keep you strong and healthy through the cold winter. This crust is made with cauliflower, which makes it crispy and juicy at the same time - yessss. It´s also egg-free, gluten-free and dairy-free. It's also super easy to make. Try it out! 

Radical crispy crust veggie pizza:

(6 portion size pizzas, ca. 40-50 min)

  • 1 cauliflower
  • 2 dl buckwheat flour
  • 1 dl cornflour
  • 4-6 tbs olive oil
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp basil powder

Topping:

A variety of toppings can be used of course, but here are the ingredients we used.

  • Mushrooms
  • Onion
  • Avocado
  • Arugula
  • Mesclun salad
  • Lemon
  • Fresh & dried basil
  • Fresh & dried oregano
  • Paprika spice
  • Salt

How to

The first thing you need to do is turn on the oven to 200 degrees. Then rinse the cauliflower and chop it into smaller pieces and mix it in a food processor until its all floury and fine chopped. Add the rest of the ingredients to the dough.Place a portion sized mass of the dough onto a baking tray. If you are into saving the earth and therefore baking paper, have a bit of oil on the tray instead :-) Bake the pizza bottoms for 15 minutes, before taking them out, flipping them around, and adding the topping. Let them bake again until they look nice and crispy!  ENJOY!

Beetroot burgers

Veggie burgers are definitely here to stay, and we have tried many different types. This one is delicious and juicy, entirely vegan, and is best enjoyed with loads of toppings. Guacamole, hummus, red pesto and a good olive oil are some suggestions, and preferably a big pile of sweet potato fries!10 burgers:

  • 50 gram flax seeds
  • 1 dl flour (we used gluten-free Jyttemel)
  • Three large beets
  • 2-3 tbs water
  • A pinch of salt
  • Fresh coriander
  • 1 tbs cumin
  • 1/2 tbs chili powder (or. fresh chili)

Let the flax seeds soak in some water for a bit. They are used to hold the dough together (also called flax egg) instead of using eggs. You can also use chia seeds or eggs if you prefer that. Add the beets to a food processor and chop it into smaller pieces. Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Form the mass into burger sized pieces, and fry them in a pan until they are crispy on the outside, and warm all the way through.Enjoy!SONY DSC SONY DSC

Asian wok with soba noodles

This meal is super easy to prepare and is SO tasty and spicy. Instead of white (wheat) noodles, we love using soba noodles which are made of 100% buckwheat (soba means buckwheat in Japanese). The noodles originate from Japan and contain manganese, really good protein (without all the saturated fat), carbohydrates and thiamin (also known as b1). Manganese is good for the energy metabolism (boosting your fat burning) and thiamin supports the function of the immune and nervous system keeping you healthy all year long - wuhuu!Miso soup has been a staple in Japanese diet dating back 2500 years! That is pretty incredible. Today most Japanese people start their day with miso which they believe stimulates digestion and energizes their body. It is a paste made of soybeans, sea salt, and koji. It has a pretty refined taste and might take some getting used to. It is fermented, which means that it is excellent for gut health, which recently has been brought a lot of attention to due to its impact on all of the body's functions and numerous diseases connected to the gut health! The miso is packed with vitamins, minerals, and proteins. Japan actually has one of the healthiest diets in the world, due to the vast amounts of fermented food, vegetables, and fresh fish. They also live longer than most other nations. Japanese food is definitely something to explore! It is wise to choose the enzyme-rich product and not the pasteurized ones. Thai inspired wok:

  • soba noodles (can be bought in health stores and Asian markets)
  • green cabbage
  • spring onion
  • mushrooms
  • sesame seeds
  • asparagus beans
  • sesame oil
  • tamari
  • chili flakes
  • coconut oil

Miso soup:
  • 1 package of organic miso (can be bought in health stores and Asian markets)
Start by chopping the vegetables into fine slices, and put them all together in a warm wok pan with coconut oil. Secondly, start to boil a pot of water to cook the soba noodles. When the vegetables are cooked but still have a little crisp, add sesame oil and sesame seeds. Place the soba noodles in the boiling water and let it cook for about six minutes. After the noodles are cooked it is important to let them rinse under cold water for a while, to avoid them getting very sticky. Lastly, place everything together in the wok pan and add chili flakes and a tablespoon of tamari. We like it very spicy, but you can adjust this to your own preferences. And voila, a nourishing warm meal in under twenty minutes.
 
Enjoy this super healthy and really good meal that gives you energy aaaall day long!

Soba noodles with homemade pesto

An (easy) greasy pasta dish which is incredibly yummy - especially when made of the most nurturing ingredients. This pasta is made of buckwheat and the pesto is based on organic produce. It is a simple and quick meal to make, and should take about 15 minutes. As we have written in a previous post about buckwheat, there is something as amazing as pasta/noodles made of it. They are called soba noodles, and are widely used in the Japanese kitchen. The ones we have used here are 100% buckwheat, but there are a lot of different types from the brand King Soba with for example sweet potato and other vegetables. The benefit of using noodles like there in stead of "regular" refined types is that they have a low GI, about half the amount of energy and complex carbohydrates that provides long lasting energy. Buckwheat also contains a large amount of protein (ca. 15%), the amino acid lysein, calcium, magnesium and iron. It is easily digestible, which always is a plus! SAMSUNG CSCBoil water and add the amount of noodles you prefer. Add some salt in the water for extra taste. It's important to rinse the noodles well after use, as the buckwheat releases some colorants from its shell that doesn't taste very good.SAMSUNG CSCGrønn pesto (2 porsjoner):

  • 1 organic basil
  • 1 handfull pine nuts
  • Olive oil
  • Nutritional yeast (næringsgjær)
  • Herbal salt
  • Lemon
  • Opt. 1/2 clove garlic

Heat the pine nuts lightly in a pan so they release their natural oil, which makes them taste even better. Add the basil into the food processor, and run until its chopped quite well. Add the pine nuts, olive oil, nutritional yeast and some herbal salt and lemon. Run until smooth.What is nutritional yeast (næringsgjær)?Nutritional yeast is an inactive yeast, which means that it doesn't have the same properties as "regular" yeast (gjær). Nutritional yeast does though contain lot's of flavor and nutrition (ironically), including vitamin-B, folic acid, selenium, zinc and proteins. It is often fortified with vitamin-B12, which is great to add to your diet if you don't eat meat. Nutritional yeast is one of the plant based protein sources, which means that it contains all the essential amino acids that the body can't produce by itself. It has a delicious cheese like flavor and is therefore perfect to use in pesto, cashew cream, to top the popcorn with, in sauces etc. You can get it at health stores like Sunkost, Life (in Norway) or online at Kinsarvik, iherb, in Sweeden (where it's cheaper), veganstore among others.SAMSUNG CSCSAMSUNG CSC