Birthday (or christmas) cookies
The impermanent nature of life
I realized I haven’t shared my wintery version of these that I created last year for christmas. By using different spices, herbs, nuts and a variation of flower, you can make them taste different every time.
If cooking is approached with a fresh open mind, it can be an expanding experience.
Do your best to not recreate, but to create something new in the moment.
Ayurvedic and vegan meal with chapati
Two months ago today, death came closer than as a quote on my phone screen. My dear Farfar (fathers father) passed away in a peaceful sleep while I was in New York. It was his time to go and he did so with family by his side so very loved. I feel so strongly that by reading and reflecting on death and thereby accepting it as part of life and being alive, it was a lighter process for me than it would have been otherwise.
I often get the question if Ayurvedic food is vegan. I understand the concern, and it's great that so many people are becoming more conscious about where and how we source our food.
The only animal product that I have regularly in my diet is ghee. It's also called clarified butter, and it just that, butter that has been cooked and purified to reduce the clogging effect it has on our bodies.
Interview for Jasmine Hemsley
Are you feeling sluggish and low in energy?
A kitchadi cleanse is an excellent way to clear out ama (toxins) from your system and strengthen your Agni (digestive fire). When Agni is strong we can digest what we consume, both food, emotions and general stressors in life.
How to make Ghee (clarified butter)
I'm honored to be featured on Jasmine Hemsley's homepage. Together with many other Ayurvedic healers, practitioners, chefs and health-conscious humans, I got to share my perspective on Ayurveda and a few tips on how I integrate it into my daily life.
The one Yoga practice I never leave out of my day
This is one of my favorite Ayurvedic practices. It brings a calm to the entire home when the delicious smell of ghee fills my house. I usually keep silence, play a mantra or say one quietly to myself when I make it.
How I am healing my relationship with sugar
In the Swedish language, we have a great word for being in the role of a victim, offerkofta. It basically means the victim sweater and unfortunately, I put it on quite frequently. I forget how fortunate I am and get caught up in what I consider to be wrong or not good enough.
From Meal Botcher To Ayurvedic Chef
It hasn't been a simple or straightforward journey this no-sugar-experiment.
After making a few exceptions, I realized quickly that I would like to go back to only having natural sugars found in fruits, honey, jaggery and maple syrup. I feel great, my skin is clear and I rarely crave sugar anymore.
A Sweet Treat For Valentines Day
No, I was not always a gracious cook... Read my story on how I went from burning everything I touched in the kitchen, to feel comfortable and actually have fun and be creative while cooking! If I can do it, so can you.
How Do I Explain Ayurveda To Friends And Family?
Do you also have mixed feelings about Valentine's day? Read about my feelings, and get a recipe for a delicious Ojas rose milk
Balanced travels with Ayurveda
To me, Ayurveda is a way to find balance and live sustainably. When I see the wonderful effects my new ways have on my mind, body and spiritual life, Ayurveda becomes a choice that is easier to make.
Vegetarian feast recipe
When we travel the Vata dosha, or the wind element and subtle energies in us are affected. The qualities of Vata are then increased in us, and so our bodies become frail, dry, light and sometimes our mind get disoriented and distracted.
Interview for SMUK London
Many of you wanted to have the recipe for this glorious meal I shared on Instagram last night.
Let me know if you make it yourselves, I would love to hear how you like it. It's one of my favorite combinations and so easy to make!
Mastering the dosas
I had the honor to be featured in the online magazine SMUK universe a few weeks ago.
SMUK London is a luxury lifestyle brand and saloon that evokes inspiration in women for all things beauty. Read the interview and follow them along in their work bringing beauty from the inside out to Londoners.
Autumn Cinnamon Apple Cake recipe
Finally I can share my dosa tips and tricks with you!
It is so very simple, when you figure out how...
Watch a video to learn how and get the recipe.
L❤Ve Loaf - Simple And Grounding
Ayurveda recommend to have fruits on their own away from other foods. Therefore it's best to bake fruit cakes with ghee as the only animalistic ingedient, or keep them vegan. Have the cake when your digestion feels strong, ideally in the mid afternoon or morning as a snack.
Camping Cooking Made Healthy
This is a simple and delicious version of the Hale pule L❤ve loaf. It's perfect to bring on a flight, to have on the side of your meal or to just have on its own in between meals. Always leave 2-3 hours for digestion to take place, before having the next meal.
A pile of sweetness
On our adventures around the island of Kauai we made due with a Jetboiler for our meals. It worked perfectly well. The key is to be well prepared and plan your meals in advance for your camping adventures.
This is what I found in the kitchen today:
- Sweet potatoes
- Fresh feta cheese
- Ruccola and lambs lettuce
- Fresh ginger and turmeric
- Dried figs
- Soupy rice (kunjii) leftover from today's lunch (recipie here)
Sometimes I don't even feel that perfectionism in the way I used to think of it, is the goal anymore. I want to be myself, fully and thoroughly with all what that means. I want to have highs and lows, and a full range of emotions without getting stuck or identify too much with them. I want to be in acceptance of what is, and trust that everything is on time, right now. Perfection can be masked as imperfection sometimes.