Skinny Cream Potatoes!

In Denmark we have this Potato dish. It’s called Cream Potatoes, and the name basically tells every secret there is to this dish: Potatoes and Cream. It is a very traditional type of potatoes, and in Denmark Cream Potatoes is literally a part of any party buffet. You get 2-3 types of meat, some nice salads, some kind of oven baked potato and then always Cream potatoes.

And I will not lie: I love Cream Potatoes. Come on! Everybody in Denmark loves Cream potatoes. The basic recipe is something like this: Potatoes, onion, salt, pepper, nutmeg and cream. And what you do it just literally bake slices of potatoes covered in cream! That’s it. No prepping, no mixing, no anything.

If this sounds familiar, it’s probably because it’s a lot like scalloped potatoes – without the cheese. But enough about this classic. I’m going to make a version you can eat all the time with no (or little) risk of a heart attack.Skinny Vegan Cream Potatoes Continue reading “Skinny Cream Potatoes!”

Great Vegan Youtubers – Being Vegan on the Internet

So, I have seriously been binge-watching all kinds of youtube the last three weeks. It’s so bad. It’s like – if I fail my exam Tuesday (update: I didn’t) I am totally gonna blame it on Youtube. Hmm. Maybe I can sue Google?? Nah.

But seriously, I have watched so much youtube and I realized I wanted to make a list off all the great channels I have been watching since I really could have used that my self.

I have like a bunch of different kinds of channels – some great cooking and lifestyle channels – some more scientific channels – and some channels that are more progressive like activists with response videos and such. I have listed a bunch and will do ongoing updating on descriptions as I watch more of the content🙂

Primarily science stuff:

Nutrition Facts Dr. Michael Greger shares the latest research on different nutrition and based on science he promotes plant based eating as better for your health.
Bite Size Vegan Emily has a huge passion for the animals, does a great amount of research for her videos and has a lot of background stuff aswell PLUS she has a non graphic series for kids. Her channel has a lot of everything.
Mic. the Vegan Mic makes very science based videos and responses to videos. He have some humoures videos with a vegan message too. He is one of my favorites on the tube.
Erin Janus Erin doesn’t have a lot of videos yet, but she is very good and direct.
Unnatural Vegan This is also very scientific like Mic. but that doesn’t mean they agree on everything. She’s a little different than the typical type of Vegan. If you are tired of the typical vegan check her out.
Meat Your Future
John McDougall

Primarily recipe/lifestyle stuff:

Cheap Lazy vegan
The Vegan Corner
Cooking with Plants
Marys Test Kitchen
More Salt Please
The Happy Pear
Bonny Rebecca
High Carb Hannah
Fully Raw Kristina Kristina is so loving and kind and will not say a bad word in her videos about anyone. Her videos are recipes, vlogs, tips and tricks, and her opinion on a bunch of issues.
Jenny Mustard

Rawsomehealthy A raw vegan family who travels and are raising a raw vegan toddler. There are recipes and a lot of other lifestyle topics.

Happy Healthy Vegan Anji and Ryan are really trying to be kind and accepting in their videos, and do both responses, information, lifestyle, and recipes.

Primarily activist or educational stuff: 

BananaTV Nicole and Cayley do educational content. A bunch of tips, tricks and great information. And a little lifestyle.
That Vegan Couple Natasha and Luca is a very adorable couple. They live in Thailand and do a bunch of response videos. They are very compassionate about veganism but still mostly kind to other people too.
Plant Based News Literally the vegan news cast – covering the news on veganism around the world. It’s cool.
Freelee the Banana Girl I am not personally a huge fan of Freelee. Some might say she is awefull and hatefull – but I think she is just a little different and very straight forward, and I think some people need that – so check her out for yourself!
The Vegan Activist The most monoton voice I have ever heard – but he has so many informational videos and offers a great perspective on small guides and tips. He is worth watching despite of the slightly boring voice over.
Gary Yourofsky Some would say the father of all vegan activists – some have never heard of him. But his “Best speech ever” is very famous.

Now be sure to watch the videos that is good for you. If you need recipes, don’t watch hundreds of activist videos – but if you need a good argument when your uncle says you get no protein and will die – defiantly watch the science videos.

An important thing to notice is that I have not seen all the videos on every channel – but if you see one of the channels and realize it’s a crap channel – please comment so I can remove the channel from the list. And on the other hand – if someone is missing from this list please share and I will check them out – and if you think you should be on the list that’s okay too!

And for my Danish readers I have collected the great Danish Youtubers as well:

Rita Peace
Sofie Simone
Rask på Raw

Lentil Bolognese

So I found a very old draft I made for this post:

I’m Quite fascinated by this Meatless Monday idea. This is fourfold: The enviorment seems to like it, my wallet seems to like it, my scale could like it and it is a great excuse for me to test a whole new field of cooking.

I have some vegetarian recipes on my blog already. To be honest, the recipe that triggered this Meatless Fascination was the Indian wonder Aloo Mattar! This is truly a dinner that you can eat without feeling the lack of meat – and now I’m going to find more of those dinner opportunities.

A lot has happened since then and I like the story these old drafts tell about me. I just love the idea that every human being has a life story to tell that is just as detailed and filled with memories, experiences, opinions and beliefs as my own. This is probably why I love the internet so much – especially youtube. It’s a little glimpse into someones life. It’s fascinating. I feel like whenever I remind myself that everyone else is as complex a human being as myself I just develop greater tolerance for people who are different than me. Do any of you feel the same way?

About the bolognese: I actually never got to make it back then – but since going vegan I just had to try it. So this Tuesday, when I was actually supposed to study for my final exam, I decided trying a new recipe was a perfect way to procrastinate. And I must say it ended up being a very fruitful procrastination session. Cause this bolognese is GOOD.Lentil Bolognese Continue reading “Lentil Bolognese”

Brownies! Testing recipes part one!

I know I said I don’t do many baked goods on this blog – and this is still true. But! In about 3 weeks my husband and I are having a party and I really want to be able to get some of the cake at the party (who wouldn’t) – so I have got to fix some vegan brownies before it’s to late.

This means I have to test some recipes and see if I can make an inexpensive brownie that will work well with ice cream. This is not an attempt at making a healthy brownie – just so we are clear! I am not testing anything here other than how to make a cake that is egg and milk free. And that is literally what I made. A very normal- but slightly to moist – brownie. It was gooey and very rich. And it was impossible for me to get it out of the dish without breaking it so there will be no super fancy pictures! But I will try more recipes next week, so lets see if that turns out better. Continue reading “Brownies! Testing recipes part one!”

Quick Dinner for Busy Nights

My day today has been totally bawse – yes it has. It has been procrastinating and eating pizza and plenty of oatmeal. I have literally been lying down 45% of the last 24 hours – just staring at youtube, snapchat and other good things. And I was totally allowed cause I turned my bachelor in today!! Yay!

This was my celebratory bachelor Pizza. It’s double tomato, no cheese with pineapple, tomato, onion, garlic, corn and bell peppers. Even my husband liked it! And the pizza guy was mesmerized by all the colors – he called it a “Summer-Pizza”

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Rice Taffel – Vegan

I have decided to try virtually any recipe vegan style. I’m not gonna address myself as anything more than a conscious eater. But I do think the most conscious choice is vegan – if you don’t care about taste or that stuff. So i’m gonna se which recipes work vegan style and which recipes doesn’t.

And I’m going to start out testing my long time beloved Rice Taffel. It is normally eaten with Chicken, Turkey or Pork – but I’m gonna try potatoes and chickpeas instead. That seems like a good place to start. To be true to my purpose I have just copied my old recipe and then changed the non vegan products. Because that is the true test – right? It has got to be just as easy as it used to be – and then vegan.Vegan Rice Taffel Continue reading “Rice Taffel – Vegan”

Ovenbaked Oilfree Potato Wedges

Potatoes.. Danes love them. I ramble on about this potato love in my Potato Lasagna Recipe and I will spear you a whole long story this time. Just trust me when I say we, as a people, have a historical and cultural love for potatoes! And just to do some terminology clarification:

Potatoes: Small, yellow, and great for boiling.
Baking potatoes: Large, yellow and great for baking or mashing.
Sweet potatoes: Large, red, and great for baking or mashing.

And this is the definitions I will always use forever more until eternity. Do you agree, or should I change it?  Continue reading “Ovenbaked Oilfree Potato Wedges”

Quiche no 6: Veggies!

I have to admit one thing about this Quiche. The design was not something I came up with – I have been wondering around Pinterest, and I’ve found a lot of recipes I would love to test. And this concept was actually one of them.

I am always very skeptical with this picture perfect foods, cause I have been disappointed again and again. They look so pretty but taste no good. But this one was more than decent. And the ingredients was so simple – and very interchangeable I guess.

And in my own opinion I have made quite the masterpiece this time. Compared to most of my food this is an aesthetic wonder of the world – and much easier than I thought it would be!

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Quiche â„– 5: Chicken & Broccoli

Yes – I know! I’t getting old with all these Quiches – but I seriously love Quiche. And as of right now, I will honestly tell you, this is not the last one. It’s the second last one.. And you just start getting exited for the next one already – cause it’s a vegetarian one!

These last couple of weeks has been absolutely crazy. I am working on my Bachelor thesis that is due at the end of this month – that’s a killer, and it’s causing me to try out no new recipes these days. It sucks, so I’m so exited to be done, and get back to cooking. But what should my next kitchen experiment be? I’m gonna try something German. I know, seems weird but it’s gonna be fun. But I’m on the look for more experiments and I would love suggestions from all of your lovely blogs – and if I try out your recipe I’m loyal enough to backlink😉

This particular quiche is the first one I ever made – just altered a little through time. I mean, how can you go wrong with bacon and chicken..?  Continue reading “Quiche â„– 5: Chicken & Broccoli”

BIRTHDAY SPECIAL! Repost: Danish classics: Swedish sausage dish! A Family Recipe!

Okay, this is called “Pineapple in own juice” in Denmark – it means what I’m about to write is a teeny tiny bit self-centered, and I’m not supposed to be doing this.. But HOORAY!!! Yesterday, StarWars Day, was my 25th Birthday! Aren’t birthdays amazing?? I think they are the best! I know – I’m not supposed to really care anymore, I’m supposed to grow up and just have moderate fun. But I don’t care. For me this is a big deal. This is a quater of a freaking century. Wow! It’s magnificent, it’s wonderful, it’s… kinda old.. Oh, don’t even go there – stay in the happy place! It AWESOME!! Tell me, how do you feel about Birthdays? When did you stop caring that much? When did you start feeling old?? Or are you just as much of a child as me??

Well – since I love my birthday so much I decided to repost my birthday meal – Swedish Sausage Dish! I had this for my Birthday from age 3 through 14 – and it was awesome! This year I traded it for Pulled Pork and Coleslaw burgers – all of which was store bought and ready-made. Yeah, mamma ain’t cooking for me no more – but Husband made pancakes for dessert – with Nutella. Wow. I see why I love my birthday. Because I love the food🙂 What food do you get on your Birthday?

So, here you have the old post – actually one of the very first posts on my blog – my present to you. And it’s totally fine that you didn’t get me anything😉

This is all me - but it's okay . it's my Birthday :p
This is all me – but it’s okay. It’s my Birthday :p

Oct. 25, 2015: So, I’m Danish. That has not been shown too much on the blog so far. But that’s about to change. Once a week we have an “old classics” night where my husband gets to choose a classic meal for dinner. This is to prevent him from hating all my kitchen experiments. This is one of those classics, and we  always keep a box or 4 in our freezer, just in case.

This one is truly a original recipe. In danish it’s called “Swedish Sausage Dish”. I don’t even know if it’s Swedish or anything, but the recipe I’m using is from my mother, and it’s impossible to find this recipe anywhere on the internet – beside the one I have uploaded. All the other “original” recipes calls for heavy cream and tomato puree and potatoes. this family recipe calls for whole milk, canned tomatoes and spaghetti! And then I did some healthifying with some oven baked potatoes and skimmed milk.

This recipe was my favorite meal when I was a kid. It was my regular birthday meal and I loved it! And it is so very simple and child friendly – you won’t believe it!

Swedish sausage dish

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