All-good Pomade

My son just got a haircut, or what he called it was a SMART-haircut. But this cool new haircut that not only makes him a big boy (he is turning 7 this week). But now he would need to use a styling product to make the hair stand up like he want it to. But buying just any of the stying products at the hairsalon or any other place is pretty much out of the equation.

SMART-haircut

The amount of chemicals and hormone disruptors we are exposed to through cosmetics on a daily basis is a lot. According to research done, infants are born with around 200 chemicals already circulation in their body. I believe that every place we can try reduce the exposure to chemicals, to lessen the total toxic load is a good thing. That’s why I made my son his own hair styling pomade.

The all-good Pomade is made with only natural ingredients, and gives a good hold through out the day. Great for short hair. I also added some cola aroma to it to make is smell good (I didn’t have marshmallow scent witch was the original wish). The ingredients are so safe you could EAT them, just incase if a zoombie-apocalypse is near. Stay prepared.

Ingredients

4 spoons sheabutter

4 spoons beeswax

3 spoons jojobaoil

2 spoons arrowroot powder/corn starch

2,5 teaspoons cola aroma

5 drops of lime essential oil

6 drops of caramel stevia

This gives approx 135 g of finished product. The hold is medium to hard, if you want a stronger hold just add 1 more spoon of beeswax.

Melt everything in a water bath. The beeswax requires some heat, so I found it actually easier to melt it directly in a pot on the stove on minimum heat. Mix in the arrowroot/corn starch and the aroma in the end. Pop it in the fridge for about 5 min. Then use a hand held mixer and blend it all together. This is to mix the beeswax together with the other oils. Pour in a container, and let it chill until solid. Then VOILA. Your own home-made pomade ❤️

Today my son styled his own hair, and he was so happy with the result. I obviously was doing it all wrong. 😂 But with this pomade I feel safe letting him play around as much as he wants to 🌿

Ultra moisturizing handcream

I always have had lots of trouble finding a hand cream that is clean. Meaning NO added hormone disruptors, benzonates, perfumes and other unessecary toxins and chemicals. That also works for very dry skin and doesn’t cost 300 kr for 100 ml. Yeah face it, going “natural” is for some reason VERY expensive at times.

Most dry skin formulas uses very heavy fats and butters, but I don’t really feel like they are penetrating the skin. Not until I figured out how to use vegetable glycerine as part of my formula. It truly worked like magic. I even tested it on my husbands feet who at that point was dryer than the Sahara desert, and just after 1 night of applying the mosterizer the dryness was gone and his human feet came back.

Glycerol is a sugar alcohol that is derived from animal products, plants or petroleum. Vegetable glycerine is made by heating triglyceride-rich vegetable fats like palm, soy or coconut pils, under pressure or together with a strong alkali, such as lye. It causes the glycerine to split from the fatty acids and mix with water, forming an odorless, sweet tasting syrup like liquid. It is commanly used in the food industry, cosmetics and in Phamacutical industrise.

Other benefits of glycerol is that it helps skin health by sooth irritation, protect against irritants and microbes as well as sooth inflamed or wounded skin. It can also work as a barrier on the skin when it needs protection from the natural elements like wind and cold. Though It seems to have no effect on stinging, itching, drying or irritation.

The cool thing about glycerine is that it helps oil and waterbased ingredients so mix, buuut it ususally needs a emulsifier in addition to mix even better. Emulsifiers can be found organic and natural derived or full on chemicals, for me it was important to keep it as clean as possible. For this reason I chose beeswax as my emulsifier.

What I used

  • 1 spoon Cacaobutter
  • 1 spoon beezwax
  • 50 ml of olive oil
  • 50 ml of grapeseed oil
  • 1 spoon of shea butter
  • 100 ml of glycerine
  • Hand held blender
  • (10-15 drops of orange essential oil)

Gently melt everything over a water bath. Add the glycerine at the end. At this point glycerine and the rest of the oils are not going to mix. Pop the whole thing it in the fridge for 15-20 min, then use your blender and mix it well. Now everything should be good and blended. Pour the finished product in containers. I used 2 containers so I can keep 1 fresh in the fridge. There is no plant material in this so I don’t think it will spoil easily, but I if you want to make sure to keep it from growing bacteria, use a spoon or a spatula when using the cream. Best applied at night before sleeping 🌙

This is the blended version. Ofcourse I forgot in my eager to take the before picture 😉

Originally I made this cream for my son who’s hands where cracking up from all the hand-washing at school, but seriously it works for everything and everyone. AND it is SAFE, pure and natural ❤

Enjoy being soft and moisturized😘

Blueberry Bean Muffins

I found another thing to add beans to. Surprise 😂 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. ❤👌

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 👊 🌍

This batter works great as baked donuts as well ❤

Pumkin spice 🍎 doughnuts

Who else is feeling the need for comfort food and warming spices?

But you still need to stay healthy? Oh, the struggle, I know. Thats why I wanted to share my latest creation. Pumkin spice apple doughnuts. They are filled with prebiotics, fiber and heathy fats and antinfammatory herbs. They are baked so they are not soaked in unhealthy amounts of fat either. This is all GOODness. They are glutenfree, milkfree and low carb.

I use this spices to make my own pumkin spice mix. Just double the recipe and combine them to keep it around for making lattes or whatever ❤ you know you need too.

Did you know that cloves has 3 times as much antioxidants as Acaii? 😱 those who cunsume a lot of polyphenols have a much richer gut flora than those who don’t. Polyphenols can improve or help treat digestion issues, weight management difficulties, diabetes, neurodegenerative disease, and cardiovascular diseases. Yup nothing wrong with adding this little spice to your life.

I am still working on a no sugar version of this recipe and I will update the blog when I do. 😉

12 Pumkin spice 🍎 doughnuts

  • 1 cup organic oatflour
  • 1 cup organic coconut flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 0,5 tsp salt
  • 2 teaspoons organic ceylon cinnamon
  • 1 tsp dried ginger
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 0,5 tsp cloves
  • 1 box (230g) organic white beans
  • 4 organic eggs
  • 1,5 organic apple
  • 5 spoons of organic brown sugar or coconut sugar
  • 1 cup of water
  • 2 spoons of organic coconut oil

Frosting

  • 3 spoons of coconut oil
  • 2 spoons of fine grained brown sugar/coconut sugar
  • 0,5 teaspoon ceylon cinnamon

Start with mixing all the dry ingredients. If you don’t have oatflour already, you can easily grind it in a blender. Or if you can just use straight oatmeal. If you are not a big spice fan you can reduse the spice amount in half. Add the beans after they are rinsed. Then eggs, oil and water. Blend everything except the apple in a blender or with a handheld one. Chop apples in small pieces and mix it gently in with a spatula. Set the oven to 175 degrees.

I use silicon molds, but I like to add a little oil to them so I am sure there will be no sticking. Use a spoon to add the dough to the mold, fill them and pat them flat.

Bake in the middle of the oven on 175 degrees for 25 min.

Let them cool befor adding any frosting. You can even stick them in the freezer too speed up the process. I ❤ lazy cooking. If they are cold the frosting will stick straight away.

Start with heating the coconut oil on low heat. Grind your sugar to powder. Then mix it in the coconut oil with some cinnamon for some extra spice.

Use a spoon and drip the frosting over the cold doghnuts, here you can be as creative as you want. Add some sprinkles or nuts 🌈

Enjoy the fall ❤🍎(insert doghnut emoji)🍂

Prebiotic cookies ❤

So you probably have heard alot about probiotics, but what about prebiotics?

Prebiotics is the food your gut bacteria needs to grow and thrive. Different bacteria eat different prebiotics. The best way to feed your bacteria is to eat a great variety of food including resistant starch, fiber and prebiotics.

One great source of prebiotics is beans. And how to make your family eat more beans? Answer is cookies ❤

I will give you 2 recipes, one for pumkin pie🎃 and one for chocolate 🍫

I made the pumkin pie with stevia and the chocolate with coconut sugar. But you can use your own preferred sweetener. This recipe is gluten and milk free and gives about 16 cookies each.

Pumkin pie cookies

  • 230 g preboiled white beans
  • 2 organic egg
  • 0,5 dl water
  • 1/2 cup organic coconut flour
  • 1/2 cup fiberfin (or any other flour you like)
  • 1/2 cup pumkin seed flour or almond flour (this is just grained pumkin seeds)
  • 4 spoons of coconut oil
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 0,5 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2,5 teaspoon of punkin spice powder
  • 6 droppers of Stevia
  • 0,3 teaspoon of licorice root

Chocolate cookies

  • 230 g preboiled organic white beans
  • 2 organic egg
  • 2,5 dl water
  • 1/2 cup organic coconut flour
  • 1/2 cup fiberfin (or any other flour you like)
  • 1/2 cup pumkin seed flour or almond flour
  • 4 spoons of coconut oil
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 spoons organic cacao powder
  • 4 spoons coconut sugar

Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and blend with a handheld mixer until you get a smooth mixture. (Do you want how to make your own pumkin spice mix? 😉 let me know, it’s quite easy)

Set the oven to 170 degrees.

Here comes the tricky part. The dogh needs to be shaped into little balls. Its quite sticky so wetting your hand before rolling is really helpful. Use a spoon to measure the dogh then roll about 16 balls.

Press the balls flat using your fingers. For a fun twist add some texture with something you have in the kitchen, I used a old school potato smasher. Or maybe you would add some nuts on top if you are not allergic like me.

Then insert in oven and fry for about 20 min. (Check after 15)

Let them chill a little then enjoy ❤

Let me know which one you like the best if you try them both. My son actually liked the punkin spice better. I am starting to suspect he doesnt like chocolate or sugar? 🤔😂

Have a great weekend. Thx for reading ❤👌

LUNCH-muffins

So my son just started school last week. That means a lot of new routines and a lot of first time happenings. But it also means making healthy easy food for a little kid to eat at school. I kind of like to have more control over what my son eats, so I can provide him with great building blocks for his growing body. But it also means more work and thought process.

Something easy to make is lunch muffins. You can use leftover veggies and meats you have in the fridge already. I always try to look for ways to reuse food to minimize food waste. 🌍

This recipe has NO gluten, NO milk and has plenty of veggies.

What you need for 18 muffins:

  • 1/2 cup millet
  • 1 1/2cup oatmeal
  • 2 spoons of chia seeds
  • 2 cups of water
  • 0,3 teaspoon of salt

Cover the millet, chia and oatmeal with water and add salt. Let it set for min 8 hours to lessen the phytic acid and make it tummy friendly. ❤

  • 2 organic eggs
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 0,4 sweet potato
  • 0,3 carrot
  • 0,4 zuccini
  • 0,4 onion
  • 1 piece of garlic
  • 5 slices bacon
  • 100 g leftover fried meatdough
  • 100 g vegan cheese
  • 1-2 spoons of coconut oil
  • Muffin tins
  • Muffin paper cups

First crush and cut the garlic and leave it for 5-10 min. This is for the allicin to formate and to get the better use of the antibacterial and antifungal properties of the garlic.

Shred your left over veggies, mine was carrot, zuccini and sweet potato. Cut bacon and onion in small pieces and fry it in coconut oil. Add the rest of the veggies after 3-5 min. In the end I added the meatdough for a quick heat.

Unveil the magic oat, chia, millet dough. Add eggs and 1 teaspoon of baking soda. Mix well before adding the veggies and vegan cheese.

Add paper cups to the muffin tins. I like to add a little oil to each cup to make the paper stick less. Then add 2 spoons of dough to each cup.

Fry on 160 degrees for approx 20 min, check after 15 min by sticking a wooden toothpick in it

Cool and stuff in luncboxes and freezer for later ❤

What is your go to for kid friendly school lunches?

Red lentil waffles

So waffel day was the other day, inspired of that I felt like having breakfast-waffles. No grains and gluten, no egg and no sugar. This are also totally vegan.

Thx to my grass allergy using chickpea-flour is out of the question. But I figured red lentils kind of works in the same way. Truly it does, I just have not seen it made into a flour yet. Did you know that lentils are generally low in anti-nutrients? That just mean you don’t have to soak them as long as you do with beans and peas. 8 hours should do it. It is a great source of manganese, folate, copper, iron, protein and fiber. They are low in carbs, 20 grams pr 100 grams of cooked lentils. So even on a Keto diet you can easily get away with hooking up with some delish cooked lentils.

What you need for 8 waffles

  • 200 g of dried organic red lentils
  • 1 cup of water
  • 0,5 teaspoon cardamom
  • 0,5 teaspoon ceylon cinnamon
  • 0,3 teaspoon dried ginger
  • 0,5 teaspoon turmeric
  • a pinch of black pepper
  • a pinch of salt

Pre-soak the lentils. I just leave them overnight, then the morning I rinse them in cold water. Then add everything to a mixer and blend. Easypeasy. Fry. Eat. Enjoy ❤

lazy cooking is my favorite kind of cooking ❤

I-scream bites that your gut loves ❤

So this is my new go to snack when I am craving something sweet. Truth is that I almost finished the first batch alone b4 anyone got to taste 😂❤

It is totally sugarfree, all natural and no chemicals 😱 nutricious and makes your gut happy. But the taste is still amazing. My son screamed in amazement that this was the best icecream he have ever had in his life. He might be brainwashed by our healthy lifestyle, but as a mom I take it to heart ❤ this kind of statements are long inbetween 😂

This icecream is 2 layered and the combo is what makes it so yummi.

What you need

Chocolate cream

  • 3 lups of organic cacao butter
  • 1 dl of coconut cream
  • 1 spoon of inulin or fiberfin
  • 1,5 spoons of organic cacao
  • 1 spoon of grass fed collagen
  • 60 drops of stevia
  • 0,5 teaspoon of organic vanilla powder

Vanilla cream

  • 2 organic eggplums
  • 150 gr organic butter
  • 1 dl of coconut cream
  • 0,5 teaspoon of organic vanilla powder
  • 30 drops of stevia
  • 1 spoon of organic lemonjuice

First preapare the choclolate batch, by melting lumps of cocoa fat in a water bath. Add the rest of the ingredients and blend well whith a handheldt mixer. Line a loaf pan with baking paper and pour the mix in. Save a little chocolate mix for the topping. Snap it in the freezer and let it sit for 30 min.

When when that is turning frozen, prep the vanilla egg cream. Melt the butter on slow heat or in a waterbath. Mix the 2 egg plums with the butter slowely, so it doesn’t seperate. Then add the coconutcream little by little and mix in the rest of the ingredients.

When the chocolate is solid enough pour the vanilla cream in. Then spread the rest of the saved up chocolate (you might have to heat it up a lite) and make a cool pattern by stiking a knife into the batter. Pop back in the freezer and let it rest for 45 min before you eat it all by yourself, and have to make a new batch becouse you forgot to share some with your friends and family ❤

Then what you have left you can cut into little squares and store in the freezer, ready for when you need a icecream-fix.

Enjoy, everyday and guilt free❤

Keto Gelo Berry

When days are blue and so are you, the candy need sometimes get overwhelming. So the trick is to not cave in to the sugary things in the shopping ile. 💜 Then it is great to have other options like this that is gut strengthening, blood sugar friendly, that tastes good and have all natural ingredients. Whut? Yeah I know. IT IS POSSIBLE 💜

What you need

  • 0,5 tsp organic vanilla
  • 0,5 tsp organic liqrish root powder
  • 30 drops of liquid stevia
  • 4 teaspoons organic gelatin
  • 150 ml coconut cream or milk
  • 1 cup of frozen rasberries
  • 2 spoons of organic butter
  • 2 silicon candy shapes

Heat the coconut cream. Mix in the butter and the gelatin. Let it sit for 5 min for the gelatin to melt.

Slowly melt rasberries in another pot. Blend or smash it. If you don’t like the stones then strain it so you are left with just the liquid. If you strain it I would add 1/2 cup more of rasberries. I do leave the stones but that is becouse I am sugar intolerant and keeping the stones leave some fiber so it goes slower through the digestive system 😊

Mix the cocnutcream and raspberry liquid into one and pour into silicon shapes. Leave it in the fridge for 1-2 hours until solid. 💜 yumyum and good for the tum.

For some exciting variations, switch rasberries for blueberries or mix with melted chocolate.

Anti-inflammatory flatbread (Glutenfri)

Also called knekkebrød in Norwegian. Filled with nutricious seeds and other goodies.

This is a hit in our house. It’s glutenfree and I can make sure my boy gets the nutrients he needs to grow.

This recipy is made with presoked and dried seeds, but you can also just soke everything together the night before. The frying time might become a little longer then since the seeds are wet. But by soaking the seeds and grains we get the full nutrient spectrum avalibe by removing the phytic acid. For my family’s senstitive tummys that works great. Happy tummy = happy life ❤

What you need

  • 100 gr of organic glutenfree oatmeal
  • 1sp organic glutenfree steel cut oats
  • 1 spoon organic applecider vinagere
  • Enough water to cover all the oats

This you mix together the night before. If you do not have presoked seeds then you add your seeds as well, just add more water and it’s all good.

Next morning add

  • 1 cup pumkinseeds
  • 1 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1 cup sesame seeds
  • 2 sp nutritional yeast
  • 1,5 tsp organic turmeric
  • 0,3 tsp black pepper

Here I also added a teaspoon of dried nettle and dandelion, just for a little extra minerals and detox effect. Preheat the oven to 160 degrees.

Mix it all together and spread half on a baking sheet. Then fry it on hot air for 15 min before cutting the bread into pieces. Continue to fry on normal heat for 15-20 min more.

When done you just break them up and put your favorite topping on.

Enjoy ❤ bread with good conscience