Eating glutenfree and flour free you have to get creative when wanting baked goods. These cinnamon rolls are made from a potato crust - which you cannot taste - and as always vegan and refined sugar free. There are definitely people who will look at these rolls and think, uhm.. what the hell is that?? and, well, valid. I would 100% opt for the real deal gluten cinnamon rolls but.. I just can't. My body cannot handle it so I make these which are definitely the second best. The best when it comes to my body. 
  
12 cinnamon rolls // Total time: 90 minutes

Ingredients:
Base:
3 ½ cup peeled and cubed potatoes (500 g)
½ tsp. Himalaya pink salt fine

Cinnamon filling:
2 cups Medjool dates, pitted (300 g)
½ tsp. ground Ceylon cinnamon
1 tbsp. potato starch or arrowroot powder
¼ - ½ cup water

Method:
Preheat the oven at 400 degrees Fahrenheit or 200 degrees Celsius.

To prepare the potato base, peel the potatoes and cut them into cubes. Boil the potatoes in a pot for 10 - 12 minutes until tender. Strain away the water and mash the potatoes with a potato masher. Stir in the salt and place the mixture on a piece of baking paper.

Place another sheet of baking paper on top and roll out the mixture evenly - around 12 ½ x 14 inches and 1/5 inch thick or 32 x 36 cm and 5 mm thick. Remove the top piece of baking paper and place the potato dough on a baking sheet.

Bake the potato base in the oven for 25 - 30 minutes until golden.

Meanwhile, make the cinnamon filling. Place all the ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth. It can be tricky for the blender to get started so use the tamper and/or a spatula to help the blender get going. Season with cinnamon and set aside.

Remove the potato base from the oven and distribute the cinnamon filling on top of the base in an even layer. Roll and cut into slices, 1 inch or 2 ½ cm thick and place on a baking sheet lined with baking paper.

Bake in the oven for 15 - 20 minutes until golden. Remove the rolls from the oven and place on a grate to cool. Leave them on the baking paper. When they are cold they are easier to remove from the paper using a knife.

Heat up in the oven before serving.  

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Soluuna 


It's December and for many people that means family time, 'hygge' and snuggling under blankets while watching a movie - and I'm not mad about it. Having not been able to eat chocolate or cacao for a few years (gives me headaches) I have been missing the sweet treat that is chocolate. Luckily, I really like carob, which you can use instead and along with the roasted nuts and raisins it makes a good treat.

8 - 10 pieces // total time: 1 hour and five minutes

Ingredients:
Salted nuts:
½ cup boiling water
2 tsp. Himalayan pink salt
¾ cup unsalted macadamia nuts

Chocolate:
6 tbsp. cold-pressed virgin coconut oil
3 tbsp. carob powder
1 pinch of Ceylon cinnamon
⅔ cup raisins
Optional topping:

Freeze-dried berries; here we used raspberry

Method:
Preheat the oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit or 150 degree Celsius.

Pour the boiling water and salt into a bowl. Stir until most of the salt has dissolved. The last salt will dissolve while it draws.

Add the macadamia nuts to the salt water and stir making all the almonds moist. Place a lid on top of the bowl. We use a small cutting board.

Leave the mixture for 15 minutes.

Melt the coconut oil at low heat in a pot. When the oil has melted remove from heat and sift in the carob powder and cinnamon. Stir until mixed. Allow to cool for about 20 - 30 minutes to allow the chocolate to thicken.

Sift the macadamia nuts and distribute the nuts on a baking sheet lined with baking paper. Roast in the oven for 10-15 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.

As soon as they are cold, coarsely chop the nuts on a cutting board with a knife. Place in the chocolate along with the raisins.

Distribute the chocolate in 8-10 muffin forms and if desired, sprinkle on the freeze-dried berries on top. Place the chocolate in the freezer for at least 20 minutes.

Ready for serving. Store in the freezer.

Enjoy!

This recipe is a variant of the raisin chocolate recipe from the eBook ‘Christmas Treats’. Danish version: Julegodter


Soluuna 


When I shared my lunch where I ate these potato bread a few of you asked for the recipe so I thought I'd share it with you as it's one of my favorite things to eat. And when your body does not like gluten these are the perfect alternative to bread. So let's get started: 

Many of you have asked if I take supplements and I do take a few. Zinc is very recent and I just started B12 last week - when some of you asked I only took magnesium. So I wanted to share what I take and why.

Supplements are great no matter what you eat. Typically people come after vegans for not getting enough of this or that, when we should ALL look into how our bodies are doing when it comes to minerals and vitamins - because they are so important for our well being.

Like, no one ask someone at McD if they get enough vitamins?? Why the sudden interest when eating plant based?? When I ate an animal based diet, I did not eat a variety of foods, my diet was very poor but no one batted an eye. Now eating plant based I have never eaten this much veggies and fruits + such a huge variety of foods and getting so much better healthwise but I am met with 'do you get enough...', 'how do you get...' and so on.

But I (currently) take three supplements:


MAGNESIUM SUPPLEMENT

I have been taking at least one magnesium pill every day since the 9th of July and thank you for helping my body with the pain.

I started taking this supplement because of menstrual cramps but it has had many other benefits that I am so grateful for. One other mayor thing I have noticed is how helpful it is with my muscle- and unbearable growing pains (which is not actually because of growing).
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These are the reasons why I am taking this magnesium supplement but it has many other benefits:

Muscle pain, growing pain, bloating, restless leg syndrome, insomnia, liver health, mood struggles, heart palpatations, inflammation, liver insomnia and menstrual cramps. Also adrenal problems.

This magnesium is from Pure and I buy it from purebio.co.uk. In the form of a pill - but because of my chemical sensitivity I pour the powder into water and drink it like that. One pill every night - if the pain in my body is particularly bad I take two.



ZINC SUPPLEMENT

I've mentioned that I take this zinc supplement twice a day because of my sinus infection but there are also many other reasons why I do so. These are the reasons why I am taking this zinc supplement but it has many other benefits:

Sinus infection, acne, everyday liver health, brainfog, mood struggles, heart palpatations, inflammation - like my body is basically just one blob of inflammation (but it's getting better!!),  menstrual cramps, uti's/bladder problems, hot flashes and fatigue. Also adrenal problems.'

This zinc is from vimergy and I buy mine from clearlife.se, from Sweeden (cannot be bought here in Denmark (yet)).

One dropper in the morning and one dropper 30 before taking B12 and magnesium in the evening. (Sometimes I also just take it before dinner). Hold the liquid under your tongue for 10-20 seconds.



B12 SUPPLEMENT

This is the newest addition to my routine and one that is very important for our bodies. The main reason for taking this is because of my chemical sensitivities.

These are the reasons why I am taking this B12 supplement but it has many other benefits:

Acne, bloating, chemical sensitivites, everyday liver health, brainfog, mood struggles, heart palpatations, inflammation, uti's/bladder problems, hot flashes and fatigue. Also adrenal problems.

This B12 is like zinc also bought at clearlife.se (cannot be bought here in Denmark). One dropper every day in the evening before bed. Hold the liquid under your tongue for 10-20 seconds and swallow.



Soluuna 


Tzaziki is along with guacamole and hummus one of my favoirte things to eat ever, so we had to veganize this incredible garlic bomb. The original tzaziki calls for dairy which in this recipe has been replaced by (organic) cashew nuts. This tzaziki is creamy and so satisfying to add to your meals. Above I have paired it with leftovers from the night before, ovenbaked salted potatoes, added a handful or two of peas and a tablespoon of sesame seeds. Everything fried on the pan in some coconut oil at medium heat for 7-10 minutes. 

Servings: 4  // total time: 15 minutes + overnight in the fridge

Ingredients:
1 cucumber
¾ cup cashew nuts
¼ cup lemon juice
2 garlic clove
1 tbsp. dried dill or fresh dill to taste
¼ tsp. of Himalayan pink salt

Method:
Grate the cucumber and squeeze out the liquid into the blender. Place the shredded cucumber in a bowl and set it aside. Place the rest of the ingredients in the blender with the juice of the cucumber.

Blend until you have a nice thick crème. The crème will be thick but it will become thinner when it draws in the fridge overnight.

'Mix the grated cucumber with the crème. Place it in the fridge till the next day. If you feel the tzatziki is too thick, you can now add a little water to desired consistency. Season with salt. Store in the fridge for up to 4 days. 

Enjoy!

Soluuna 


I recently shared this recipe on my Instagram and I wanted to share this here as well. This roll is the perfect gluten free alternative to tortillas, burritos or wraps. As always it is vegan, flour free, refined sugar free and as mentioned free of gluten. 

This recipe is from my eBook 'Rock & Roll' and if you want to get more roll recipes such as pizza rolls, lasagna rolls, avocado rolls, curry rolls as well as sweet dessert rolls like cinnamon rolls, jam rolls and nutella rolls then check out the eBook and use the code ROLL10 to get 10% off your order. Code for the Danish eBook: ruller10.

For my parents and I, this leek and curry soup with potatoes is an absolute feast! This soup is so good, so satisying and fits incredibly well with the colder seasons as we, at least here in Denmark, are entering. Not only is this soup super good but it is also super easy to make. As mentioned below, you can make a more soup consistency with more liquid or you can allow the soup to set for a day in the fridge turning it into a creamy stew. Whatever you choose to do, this soup is definitely a must try.

When it comes to acne there is no quick fix - at least not long term. That mircle cure that medicine started out to be slowly faded away once I stopped taking the harsh pills that made my skin dry and my body (severley) dehydrated. 

I have tried everything there is out there when it comes to acne treatments. I have tried all the scrubs and creams and products on the shelves from the harsh products to the natural solutions claiming to help with the sensitive and tight skin I found myself within.

A morning I woke up with the intense desire to be creative in the sweet kitchen and this is what came out of it. This lemon cake with a touch of raspberry with a chocolate layer is so indulgent and has the ability to satisfy any sweet cravings. As always this cake is vegan, gluten free, refined sugar free yet 100% delicious. For this recipe you will need an 8 inch or 21 cm cake form.

I have decluttered my space for several years now but it wasn't until last year I started practicing minimalism and during this year I have learned so incredibly much for which I am so thankful for. This is probably going to go well below the surface and into some deep stuff but that's the thing with minimalism. Which is not what I thought it would be before starting. Instead, I thought that minimalism was just about the physical stuff around you. To declutter the belongings that you have. But it is so much more than that.

I absolutely love minimalism
Minimalism has been a huge factor in where I am today and how I have been able to break free of my constant need to be perfect and therefore also break down the illusion of who I was to others and how I wanted to be perceived. I am so incredibly grateful for crossing my path with this practice and even if I wasn't on board the first time I discovered it, I definitely am now and I am grateful for my process getting there in my own time.

Not a set of rules or a template to follow
Minimalism is not a specific template to bring down onto your life as it can be portrayed in the media. All minimalism really is, is being more mindful about what you surround yourself with and what you bring into your space. No matter where you are or what your life situation is you can bring this practice into your life letting go of what does not serve you.

Because minimalism is not about having under 50 items. Minimalism is not about being able to fit what you own into a backpack. And minimalism is also not about throwing everything you own out. Minimalism, in it's core, is being more mindful of your surroundings and to not bring something into your life that does not add anything to it.

So, if you love your book collection or any other collection and it adds joy to your life, you don't have to get rid of it to be 'more minimalistic' or because that's what it means to be minimalistic. You are allowed to surround yourself with things. Just make sure they bring you joy.

You have to be ready to let go
A minimalistic lifestyle is not something that happens overnight. Sure, you can declutter your space overnight but the act of being more conscious of what you buy, confronting your coping mechanisms and observing your destructive habits is a process. And you have to be ready and willing to do so - to get down into the heavy stuff. As I mentioned, I was not crazy about the idea of minimalism (because it was portrayed as the backpack life and only 50 belonging lifestyle - again, that's not the core of what minimalism is) but we are typically not on board with new concepts when we first learn about them. It is a seed planted that needs time to bloom and you are subconsciously getting ready for the magic to happen.

Minimalism brings value
Minimalism has made me see what is important in my life, what is essential and therefore I have been able to let go of what is not. I have been able to let go of everything that does not spark joy, that does not add value and everything that does not serve my highest good. This has brought me more time and energy to focus on what is essential to my life and what I actually want to do. Minimalism helps you let go of all the excess stuff you thought you needed but really just holds you down.

Minimalism is fun
When I decide to do something I go all in but no, that does not mean that I only have a backpack of belongings but it does mean that I left no corner untouched. I went through everything I owned, everything in my mind and everything surrounding me and minimized to what added value to my life. And along that way I found that minimalism is incredibly fun. I love to find more ways to minimize and I have never found myself to be restricted - because that's not how it's supposed to be.

Minimalism, as mentioned, is not a set of rules to follow. You simply start being more conscious of what you surround yourself with and what you bring into your life. Or who. Letting go can and is going to be tough when you start but once you experience the benefits it turns into fun.

Minimalism is a big factor in my mental health
This one is big. As mentioned, minimalism was a big factor in breaking down the layers of perfection around me and it has left me happier, calmer and with more clarity of what I want to do and what I don't want to spend my time on. Minimalism has helped me set boundaries while also making me less stressed and less anxious.

If you constantly feel overwhelmed by life and there seem to be nothing you can do to get on top of it I would definitely recommend looking into minimalism because it can help you get to the core of what matters to you - to find what is essential to you and filter out anything that is not.

It is not a miracle cure. It is going to be tough and you have to be ready to look some dark stuff in the eyes and be willing to let go. Because minimalism is so much more than decluttering the physical things around you. It is also about confronting your coping mechanism and to stop filling the constantly hollow hole that is within many of us with material items. 

This is some of the biggest lessons I have had in my first year of minimalism. Thank you for reading today's post. I really had fun writing it and looking back at all the steps and benefits I have encountered when diving into minimalism.

This cheese sauce is the best cheese sauce I have tried! It's so incredibly good and I am currently eating it with everything. And not only is it incredibly good but it is also super easy to make using things you probably already have in your kitchen - what's not to love?? You can use this as a dip for potatoes like I did here or put it on pizzas, in wraps or however you like your 'cheese'. 

If you want even more dips and spreads then you can check out my eBook filled with exactly that - click here to check it out. (Find the Danish version here).

Let's get into how it's made: 

Ingredients:
2 cups peeled and cubed potatoes (310 g)
1 tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 tsp. Himalaya pink salt

And 1 tbsp. of this spice mix:
4 tbsp. paprika
2 tbsp. onion powder
2 tbsp. garlic powder
2 tbsp. marjoram 
1 tbsp. oregano

Method:
Mix well and store in an airtight container in a dark cabinet.  

Peel the potatoes and cut into cubes. Place in a pot with water and boil for 12 minutes until tender. Strain away the water and place the potatoes in the blender along with the rest of the ingredients.

Blend until smooth, season with salt and it's ready. 

Store in the fridge. Either eat cold or heat up at low heat with some water to desired thickness. 

Soluuna 



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For a lot of years I have suffered from period cramps and that sucks! Dredding that time of the month because of the pain is not ideal and further creates a fear around this part of my body making it even worse. I have looked many ways for pain reliefs, anything that could help with the unbearable pain in my stomach, my back and all the way down to my toes. I would love to get to a place where I can thrive on my periods and avoid pain killers.

For years I have decluttered a lot and the past year I have lived with no decorations in my room besides a plant and my journals. My walls have been bare and I had only the necessities. This was absolutely amazing. To remove every single layer of my physical life that I thought I needed in order to uphold some kind of illusion of who I was has been liberating! I love the super minimalistic lifestyle, the bare walls were amazing, but I have started to want just a bit more 'life' in my room.