Last day of this round of recipe week! Thank you so much for following along. I have enjoyed sharing these amazing recipes with you and I will definitely be back with another round in the future. Today we are finishing off with one of my favorite recipes; the vegan scalloped potatoes. This is the vegan version of the Danish 'flødekartofler' which is a well-loved food here in Denmark - but definitely not vegan as it's filled with dairy. But here is the vegan version (that's in my opinion a lot better): 

4 servings // time: 2 hours and 10 minutes

Ingredients:
3.3 lb - 4.4 lb potatoes, (1 ½ - 2 kg)
2 onions
1 cup shredded coconut
1 ½ tsp. Himalayan pink fine salt
Ca. 3 cups water

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

If the peel on the potatoes is ugly then peel them, otherwise just scrub them and use them with the peel on. With the peel on you only need 3.3 lb or 1 ½ kg whereas if you peel them you need 4.4 lb or 2 kg.

Cut the potatoes into thin slices and place them in a heat resistant tray greased with coconut oil or lined with baking paper. Set aside.  

Peel and cut the onion into quarters and place in the blender along with the shredded coconut, salt and half of the water. Blend until smooth and adjust the consistency with the rest of the water until you get a creamy consistency.

Pour the liquid into the tray with the potato slices and distribute the liquid evenly in the tray, between the potato slices, using your hands.  

Smooth out the surface.  

Bake the potato dish in the oven for 75 - 90 minutes until the potatoes are tender and golden. Ready for serving.

Enjoy! 



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 Soluuna 



You might be thinking 'bell pepper? in a smoothie? and it's good??' and I get what you're saying. That what my exact thoughts when my mother suggested her idea for a recipe for our simple smoothie eBook (Danish link here). But here's the thing, bell pepper along with orange just works! I have no idea how or why but this is such a good smoothie I ate it everyday for weeks afterwards and I still love to make it from time to time.

Ingredients:  
2 cups strawberries (250 g)
½ red bell pepper (capsicums)
1 banana
3 Medjool dates
Juice of 2 oranges, (1 cup)

Method:
Place the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth and creamy.

Enjoy! 

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 Soluuna 



Welcome back to day 5 of recipe week - I hope you are enjoying the recipes so far! One thing I absolutely love and that's super simple to make for dinner is cubed oven baked potatoes. And these you can spice up with everything or go for a simple salt version if what's what you're in the mood for. Today I am sharing three super savory, super amazing spice recipes that can be used on your oven baked potatoes or maybe to spice up a dressing. Without any further a do, let's get into the spices:


Pizza spice
6 tbsp. dried oregano
3 tbsp. dried basil
3 tbsp. garlic powder
2 tbsp. dried thyme
2 tbsp. dried marjoram
2 tbsp. paprika
1 tbsp. dried rosemary
1 tbsp. onion powder

Mix all the ingredients together and store the mixture in an airtight container in a dark cabinet.
Use 2 tbsp. of the mixture + 1 tsp. Himalayan pink salt per 2.2 lb (1 kg) potatoes/veggies.


Hot spice
6 tbsp. garlic powder
2 tbsp. celery powder
2 tbsp. paprika
1 tbsp. onion powder
1 ½ tsp. mustard powder
½ tsp. ground cayenne pepper

Mix all the ingredients together and store the mixture in an airtight container in a dark cabinet.
Use 2 tbsp. of the mixture + 1 tsp. Himalayan pink salt per 2.2 lb (1 kg) potatoes/veggies.


Pommes spice
4 ½ tbsp. sweet paprika
3 tbsp. dried basil
3 tbsp. dried oregano
2 tbsp. onion powder
1 tbsp. dried parsley
1 tbsp. dried rosemary
1 tbsp. dried marjoram
¾ tsp. ground coriander

Mix all the ingredients together and store the mixture in an airtight container in a dark cabinet.
Use 2 tbsp. of the mixture + 1 tsp. Himalayan pink salt per 2.2 lb (1 kg) potatoes/veggies.

Enjoy! 

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 Soluuna 



I have to be honest, I am not the biggest fan of bearnaise sauce, in fact I do not like it at all. So why am I sharing a recipe? Well, it is something a looot of people enjoy and my mother and I have been asked about a vegan and medical medium friendly version a couple of times so I thought I'd share it. This recipe is super incredibly easy and it is without soy or tofu but instead based on potatoes! Let's get into how to make it: 

Ingredients: 
2 cups of peeled and cubed potatoes (310 g)
1 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 tsp. dried tarragon
½ tsp. Himalaya pink salt fine

Method:
Peel the potatoes for the sauce 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 set aside.  

Enjoy! 

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 Soluuna 



I absolutely love peas! Which is so weird because when I was a kid I despised them with every last bit of my heart. That's the magic of veganism, at least one of them, you start to love things that you have never even liked - I even have a whole series on that: foods I started loving after going vegan. This pea pie is everything and along with a good salad you have a pretty amazing meal if I do say so myself. Let's get into the pie and I'll see you again tomorrow:

2 servings // time: 1 ½ hour // tart dish: 28 cm

Ingredients:
Pastry:
3 ½ cup peeled and cubed potatoes (500 g)
½ tsp. Himalayan salt

Filling:
1 ¼ cup peas (175 g)

Pea crème:
3 ¼ cup cauliflower rice, frozen (350 g)
1 ¼ cup peas, frozen (175 g)
1 tbsp. water
½ tsk. Himalayan salt
1 tbsp. arrowroot powder
Optional: onion- and garlic powder

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

Peel the potatoes and cut them into cubes. Boil the potatoes in a pot for 10 - 15 minutes until they are tender. Strain away the water and mash the potatoes with potato masher. Stir in the salt and place the mashed potatoes in a 28 cm tart dish lined with baking paper. Distribute the mashed potatoes evenly in the bottom of the tart form and up the sides with the back of a moisten spoon.

Bake the tart crust in the oven for 25 minutes until golden brown.

Place the cauliflower rice and peas into a pot along with 1 tbsp. water and sauté the vegetables until tender but not brown and the water has evaporated; it takes about 5-10 minutes. Stir frequently so it does not burn.

Place the cauliflower rice and the peas into the blender along with the rest of the ingredients 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 on the way.

Season with salt, onion-and garlic powder.

Distribute the crème into the crust in an even layer smoothing out the surface.

Distribute the peas evenly on top of the crème and press them lightly into the crème.

Place the tart back in the oven for 20 – 30 minutes until golden and the crème is stiff.

Enjoy!

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Soluuna 


Welcome to day 2 of recipe week! Today we are making something that I absolutely love when having a craving for something savory; kale chips. You might be thinking 'kale? hell no' but these are amazing and there is absolutely no kale flavor, so don't worry. These chips are the perfect addition to a night in watching a movie or playing board games. They do take a long time to make but a lot of the time is spend in the oven turning crispy. 

Servings: 3 // time: 2 ½ - 4 hours incl. drying time

Ingredients: 
10.5 oz kale (300 g)

Sauce:
2 grilled red bell peppers (140 g)
1 ½ cup zucchini, cubed (200 g) 
1 tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. Himalayan pink salt fine
1 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. paprika

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

Remove the stem and the seeds from the bell pepper and cut it into strips. Bake in the oven until the skin starts to bubble/ turn brown. Remove from the oven and allow to cool. When cooled, the skin will be loose and easy to peel off. 

Turn the oven down to 120 degrees Fahrenheit or 50 degrees Celsius, hot air.

Place all the ingredients for the sauce into the blender and blend smooth. Set it aside.

Rip the kale into big pieces, discard the stem stems and place the leaves in a large bowl.

Pour the crème onto the leaves and distribute it evenly. This is easiest to do with your hands. Massage until every leaf is coated.

Place the leaves onto 2 - 3 baking sheets lined with baking paper. The leaves must not overlap.

Dry the leaves in the oven for 1 - 2 hours with the oven door ajar.

It may be necessary to flip the big pieces over after 1 - 1½ hours and place them back in the oven to dry further until they are crispy.

Remove the finished chips from the oven and let them cool. As soon as they are cold place them in an airtight container otherwise they will soften.

These are best freshly made.

Enjoy!


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Welcome back to another recipe week! I have been looking forward to sharing more recipes with you and I hope there will be a few, if not all, that will interest you. Not eating gluten or gluten free alternatives you have to get a bit creative when wanting to eat wraps and other flour based foods that are just... so good! These wraps based on potatoes definitely do the job for when I'm in the mood for something a bit more fancy for dinner. These wraps, as you are going to see, are super easy to make:

4 servings // time: 2 – 3 hours incl. cooling and baking time

Ingredients:
28 cups (9 lb) peeled and cubed potatoes (4 kg)
1 tsp. Himalayan salt

Method:
Peel the potatoes. 


Cut the potatoes into cubes and boil in a pot for 10 - 12 minutes until tender without salt.

Strain away the water, mash the potatoes with potato masher and stir in the salt

Set the potato mask aside and allow to cool for 30 minutes. Allowing the mash to cool will make it easier to work with however you can also skip the cooling and go straight to the making of the wraps. 

Preheat the oven at 400 degrees Fahrenheit or 200 degrees Celsius, hot air.

Take about a handful of the potato mash and place onto a baking sheet lined with baking paper. I could fit 4 wraps on the baking sheet. Use your fingers and hands to smooth out and flatten the mash into a circular wrap.

Bake in the oven for 15 minutes until golden, flip the wraps with a pallet knife and bake for a further 5 minutes. Repeat with the rest of the potato mash. 

Serve when done baking or allow to cool – heat up in the oven before serving. The wraps are definitely best the day of making them; otherwise, they will easily breaks and do not bend easily. 

Enjoy!

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We served the wraps with:
Baked onion from page 51 in ”Movie Night”.

Tomato sauce from page 26 in ”Movie Night”.

Baked cauliflower slices cut into smaller pieces from page 48 in ”Movie Night”

Grilled red bell pepper cut into thin slices from page 63 in ”Movie Night”

Curry pesto, make with sunflower seeds instead of cashews from page 20 in ”Movie Night”


Instead of using potatoes, you can also use sweet potatoes but do keep in mind that sweet potatoes add a sweetened flavor to the wraps. Thank you so much for reading and I hope you liked today's recipe. See you tomorrow. 

Soluuna 


This post is created in collaboration with Organic Basics for their Low Impact Project. They have been so kind to gift me some products to try however all opinions are mine. This post contains affiliate links meaning that at no additional cost to you I earn a small commission if you make a purchase through my link. The links will be marked with a *. 

I absolute love to learn new ways to minimize my impact on the planet. This might sound weird but it is actually a big hobby of mine to research, watch videos and learn about ways to lower my waste and impact on the planet and one of the ways we can do that is to look at what we wear. 

Yes, having a sustainable wardrobe or at least making an effort into creating a more eco-friendly closet is super important! Why? Because the fashion industry is one of the most polluting and wasteful industries second only to the oil industry. The fashion industry is dirty!

The industry creates a yearly amount of 1,2 billion tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions and that's more that international flights and the maritime shipping combined! 

So it is safe to say that the way we use and discard clothing today is too unsustainable and our planet cannot keep up. We have to do something and you have some of the power. You choose what you want to see more of; you vote with your money. Vote on something that does not hurt the planet, the people and the animals. 

That's just one of the many reasons why I love Organic Basics; they are carbon neutral but their workers are also treated fairly and they earn a fair living wage, their products are organic and their focus is on helping out the planet which is rare in today's fashion industry! And let's not forget their plastic free packaging - yes please!

Let's get into how I keep my wardrobe ethical and as sustainable as possible:


There are many areas in my life where I try my best to reduce my impact on the planet and one of them is with my wardrobe. We need to wear something but what we choose to put on is so much more than the fabric sewn together. So many resources, energy, water, transportation, go into creating a piece of clothing and therefore it is so important to be mindful of who you choose to support.

Every single item in my wardrobe is thrifted (with the exception of my basics - more on that below). Thrifting is an easy way of reducing waste and help out the planet. By buying second hand you do not create a demand for constantly creating new products, you do not contribute to the pollution of the planet and you do not support (child) slave labor! If you want to know more click here for more information on ethical fashion and why I thrift.  

My wardrobe currently consists of:

  • 7 t-shirts (3 of them to wear to bed in the summer)
  • 1 sleeveless top
  • 2 knitted sweaters
  • 4 long sleeved shirts
  • 2 hoodies
  • 1 skirt
  • 4 pants
  • 4 shorts (a few of them for workouts and wear to bed in the summer)

I like to keep my wardrobe on the minimal side with only items I need. This not only saves me money because I buy only what I need but I use everything I have. Nothing is lying in the back of my closet, never been worn because I forgot about it. The most sustainable thing you can do is refuse what you don't need.

If you want to know how to build and ethical closet with even more tips then click here. 

I am not really interested in fashion and creating a certain style. All I want for my clothing is the fact that they are comfortable and spark joy and there are definitely many pieces that do just that. Here are some of my favorite pieces from my thrifted wardrobe that I wear incredibly often:



As mentioned in a previous post I do not thrift my underwear. Instead I go for a sustainable company, Organic Basics*, that help out the planet, treat their workers right with a fair living wage and are completely transparent in terms of the factories in which their products are made, their material and their impact on the planet.

That is so refreshing! And it makes it so much easier as a consumer to know what you are supporting and to know that they care.

I get all my basics from Organic Basics*:

  • Soft bras: (these I can also be lucky to thrift) I love their silvertech basic bra* which such a great fit and soft material. I have not worn a wire bra in years because these soft bras are so much more comfortable. 
  • Bottoms: I use their men's underwear* and they are incredible! I'm never going back to fast fashion bottoms because the fit, the quality and they do not irritate my skin, they are everything! I have also tried their women's bottoms and they are great too (read more here). 
  • Socks: (these I can also be lucky to thrift) I have been using their organic socks* for a couple of years now and they are still super soft!
  • T-shirts: I love to wear these organic basic tees* to bed in the summer but they are definitely also an everyday item to wear. 

One thing Organic Basics* absolutely nails is the quality. The quality is insane! I have never experienced such soft fabric and their products last which makes their products even more sustainable because you do not constantly have to keep renewing the items.

I cannot recommend this company enough and if you would like to try them out, I have a discount code so you can get 10% off your first order - use the code SOLUUNAOBC during checkout (and within Denmark there is free shipping on orders above 500DKK).

Want to wash your clothes sustainably? Check out my post here on how to use soap nuts for an eco-friendly way to wash your clothes.

Thank you so much for reading and I hope this has inspired you to be more mindful of what items you bring into your wardrobe as the industry has a big dirty impact on the planet creating a lot of waste.

Soluuna 



Another way to lower my waste and negative impact on the planet? Bring it!

So many people use unnecessary fabric softeners and harsh detergents polluting the hell out of the water on this planet. A natural solution that is biodegradable and does the job of washing clothing and other fabric items perfectly is soap nuts. Are you intrigued? I know I was. Not only are they amazing for the planet but they are also fragrance free and hypoallergenic friendly making them one of the best alternative for someone like me with Multiple Chemical Sensitivites. 

Soap nuts are a sustainable way of washing your clothes that does not pollute the water and one of the best things is the fact that they are biodegradable so you can place them in your compost. You can find the brand of soap nuts I use right here. (Find the Danish link right here.) - this brand is vegan and certified organic. The only thing I am not loving about it is the plastic bag they come in...

How to use the soap nuts
You can use the soap nuts in washes between 30 - 90 degrees Celsius. The warm temperature is what creates the soap from the nuts cleaning the clothing. (I have used them in a wash at 20 degrees and they worked perfectly fine). Store the nuts dry and out of reach of children and pets - we have placed them in an old coconut oil glass container in a dark cabinet.

Between a 30 - 60 degree wash you can reuse the nuts up to five times. It is time to change the nuts when the inside of the shells turns matt beige or grey. At a temperature over 60 degrees you can reuse the nuts once.
Place 3-4 nuts (I usually use 3) in a small cotton bag and use the palm of your hand to crush the nuts. Throw the bag into the wash along with your clothes and wash away like you normally would without adding any washing powder or softener which is not necessary.

If you have a persistent stain use a enviromentally friendly diswashing liquid, rub gently into the fabric and wash in the mashine with the nuts.

So, this is how to use the soap nuts - they are super easy to use and it feels great to know that when washing I am not polluting the earth and the water with chemicals. Thank you so much for reading and I hope to see you again soon! 

Have you ever heard about soap nuts and would you like to give them a try?

Soluuna 


I once made a list of the zero waste changes I want to make to be produce less waste. One of those things were ditching the paper napkins and instead using ones made of fabric. Today is the day, paper napkins are behind us, because here I have a very simple guide on how to make your own napkins that can be popped into the wash and reused. We found the fabric at the thrift store and cut them into the size we wanted. So, instead of using paper napkins use fabric napkin that are:

Hello you. Thank you for joining me. I have never really made this kind of an update before but some things have been happening and I thought I would share what's going on. I have not been posting a lot the past few weeks because I have been thinking a lot about this space and what I want to do with it. I am definitely going to continue, so do not worry about that some things are simply just going to change.

Since I went vegan I have had a whole new appreciation for food and I am actually enjoying eating now. And I enjoy every single meal I eat because everything is just so good which is something I did not used to think before. I thought I would share some of my favorite things to eat so you can get some inspiration for your meals. Some of these meals are very similar and you might find one recurring food throughout the meals but that's simply because I love potatoes - they are easy to make, cheap and incredibly filling.

I have not used a plastic straw in several years now and it is definitely one of the easiest swaps to make in order to keep plastic straws out of the oceans and out of sea animals bodies saving them from a lot of pain. 1 billion plastic straws are used daily and they will most likely end up in the oceans polluting our water and hurting the animals under sea. There are also 8.2 billion plastic straws covering the coastlines of the world which is so unnecessary when the swab is so easy to make.