Whole wheat waffles with banana, dairy free

The Summer vacation came upon us just as quickly and surprisingly as it ended. I unintentionally took a break from the blog during this time and have now recently been working on some posts to get back on track with the blog again.
During the last couple of months, I have been so lucky to have been nominated for several awards too and my conscience is pretty horrible on that end. But, I am working on posts to say my thanks and respond to them all and hope to be posting them soon. All work in progress!

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Rhubarb cordial

Cordial_IMG_6274The Summer is really not arriving this year in Norway. We are seeing record low temperatures for May and June is not seeming to get much better. Temperatures are still in the low teens and the garden progression is slow at best.

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Dairy free cinnamon buns

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Baking buns has always been a favorite in my kitchen. I find it easy and relaxing to make and such great fun to do with the kids. I always have cinnamon buns in the freezer, which is perfect if you get unexpected visitors. You can take them out and defrost in the oven very quickly and they will taste as if they were freshly baked. Mind they won’t keep very long after being reheated, but they are always best luke warm anyway and most times there won’t be anything left either. Continue reading

Banana oats cookies

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Banana oats cookies_IMG_5494Baking with kids can be both fun and frustrating at the same time, but I have learnt to keep it as simple as possible when involving my two little monkeys. They are currently aged almost 2 and 4 and a bit years old. That proves a little bit of a challenge to allow them to attend at an equal level. The oldest is very good at helping, whereas the youngest believes he is very good at helping. 🙂 Recently, I found this recipe on Pamplemousse’s blog! It is easy, few ingredients and such a simple and good treat for the kids! If you go easy on the chocolate, they are more food than treats too. Continue reading

Rhubarb almond crumble

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20150501_211758The start of the growing season is finally here!! And it is such a wonderful treat to be able to go outside in the garden and pick your own produce to cook with. I tend to forget from year to year how good it makes you feel as by the end of the growing season, it becomes much more of a habit. And then, over the darker parts of the year, you start to miss it more and more as you use the rest of the staples from the last harvest. Continue reading

Easy tortilla pizza

Having two small boys, there is not always time for any fancy or time consuming dinners, and to be honest, they would much rather have a pizza or pasta and sausages than any fancy creations. Added then the dairy and egg allergy of the youngest, we have to look for suitable and fairly healthy alternatives that does not take hours to prep. One of these simple dishes that they love are pizza of course. But to change it up and to make it a quick meal, I use whole grain tortillas and just add the topping to them. Either store bought or homemade tortillas. If you use store bought, be aware of the content. A lot of the producers are getting better at using healthy oils, so stay away from the ones with palm oil and look at the fiber content and types of grain.

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Crisp bread with dates

A good crisp bread is great for breakfasts, lunch boxes or as a mid-day snack to tie you over. This one is slightly different to what I have made before, with chopped dates embedded in them, making these ones great as tapas sides with salty cheeses and salamis. I actually made these for a tapas and wine tasting evening we had with some friends. And I will share recipes for some of the other dishes I made in the coming days.

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