Blueberry Bean Muffins

I found another thing to add beans to. Surprise πŸ˜‚ it’s a great way to easily make small children and grown children (like myself) eat more beans. Noone even knows or sees them. (Evil laugh). Another thing about eating healthy and staying that way is being allowed to eat snacks and sweets. And with this recipe YOU CAN. I know, it’s pretty amazing to be allowed to eat cake pretty much every day. β€πŸ‘Œ

These muffins are glutenfree, full of fiber and easily made vegan. Just add 2 flax or chia eggs instead.

As usually I use stevia as part of the sweetener blend, as well as licorice root. This to reduce the carb and sugar load, becouse keeping a stable bloodsugar is key to be in good health.

What you need ;

  • 1 box of Organic white beans (kidney works too) 230 g
  • 2 Organic bananas
  • 2 Organic eggs
  • 1,5 cup of Organic glutenfree oatmeal
  • 3 spoons of Virgin coconut oil
  • 4 spoons of Organic Chiaflour
  • 5 droppers stevia
  • 1,5 teaspoon Licorice root
  • 1 teaspoon Ceylon cinnamon
  • 1 spoon Vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1 dl Water
  • 1 cup Organic frozen blueberries
  • 1 hand full of chopped nuts/ chocolate or seeds (optional)

Set the oven to 170 degrees. Mix everything into a bowl except the blueberries. Blend everything smooth with a handmixer. Then mix in the frozen blueberries.

Put muffin cups in muffin tins. I usaually add some oil to make sure the cups doesnt stick. Then add about 2 spoons of batter to each muffin cup. Sprinkle some topping if you like.

This recipe makes about 16 muffins. Fry in the middle of the oven for approx 20 min. Chill and enjoy.

This recipe is easily adjusted to use whatever you have of frozen berries or old apples. I love to be able to use old food scraps. To use all our food and create less waste is better for our planet πŸ‘Š 🌍

This batter works great as baked donuts as well ❀

Fashion vs Personal Style

Right at this time fashion weeks are roaring through the fashion capitols of the world. Have you lost your passion for fashion yet?

Now that we have entered 2020 I want to dare to ask the question, do we really need fashion at all? 

Fashion is per definition in the dictionary Β«a popular or the latest style of clothing, hair, decoration, or behaviour.Β»

Fast fashion is a concept supported by the companies that wants you to buy more and more to ensure continuous finacial growth. It is designed so it can keep us coming back for more. A lot of it is made of bad quality fabrics, seasonal trend colors, cuts, volumes, patterns and prints. It’s all made so you have to change your whole wardrobe frequently. Fashion also gets to decide who is HOT and who is NOT. It’s how we can separate the rich from the poor. The cool from the uncool. 

We need to start talking less about what is in fashion and more about personal style. We are all responsible for saving our planet, and to ensure our children have future. Now is time we clean up the mess, and start making changes. The way we think, behave and spend our money can make a huge difference. 

It is predicted that second hand shopping will grow and make up to 1/3 of the closet within 10 years.

This also means that people will become more creative with their clothing, reusing what they have, altering, redesinging, repearing and swapping. Building a wardrobe instead of throwing half the closet every season. 

The shift can start as soon as we start having a conversation about personal style instead of what is in fashion. 

This is a shirt I got from Fornebu Gjenbruk, a great local thriftstore. It has my colors, and is perfectly fitted my shape. I had a lot of fun redesigning it.

To me it is important to focus on the solutions rather than keep repeating the same problems. I belive if we switch our mindset from fashion to style we actually have a solution.

Style is defined as Β«a particular of doing or saying something, or refers to a unique form of clothing or way of arranging your appearance. An example of style is the way a person expresses themselves using what they are wearing.Β»

By switching our mindset from fashion to personal style, we will use our clothes much longer and only purchase new items when we really need them. (Insert quality items). But only when we start valuing our clothes and the work that goes into making then will we see a real and lasting change. (Try making a piece of clothing for yourself). That means purchasing quality clothes that can last for generations. Loving our clothes. We need to bring back the mentality from our grandparents. Take care of our clothes, reuse what you already have, and when its broken mend or redesign it. I belive there used to be a lot more pride in a personal collection of clothes, filled with quality items. Your grandparents had worked very hard to purchase their clothes or even made them their selves. Inheriting something like a quality dress or a suit could be seen as a big deal and a real honour.

I absolutely love this picture. It went viral some years ago, This is an interview with some school kids about the fact that we that don’t have school uniforms here in Norway. The kids are very sceptic to the consept of school uniforms, becouse then they couldn’t keep their personal style.

The creativity to updress clothes for festiveties was usually based around one dress or a suit, and using styling and acessories to make it more festive. Attatching removable collars and cuffs to dress up an everyday outfit. Using Belts, neclases, scarves, ribbons to spice it up. Repurpousing an old piece of clothing, like the wedding dress by redesigning it and dying it black. Then it could be used as a mourning dress πŸ–€

My grandparents did take care of their clothes because resourses where little. I believe we should do the same to save our planet and reduse our own footprint. 🌍 Some say that this environmental caring is just a trend and will pass soon. But I don’t think caring for our earth is a trend. Its brought on by deep care and concern. If we act now, we can actually make a change.

Personal style is something that doesn’t depend on what season we are in and what someone decides is considered fashion now. It is based on who you feel inside as a person and how you want to portray yourself. It is art, it is beauty.

When we start to develop a personal style, it is easier to create a wardrobe that will last you for years. That would be the base of a sustainable wardrobe for the 2020Β΄s.

https://www.wiego.org/informal-economy/occupational-groups/garment-workers

https://www.scirp.org/Html/4-8301582_17027.htm

https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/engineering/textile-wastewater

https://www.vox.com/the-goods/2018/9/19/17800654/clothes-plastic-pollution-polyester-washing-machine