Vegan superfood brownie -4 ingredients only

Hey you all. 

I hope your September is going well so far. I have been stuck with visa papers and dialog with my lawyer the last week, and in between I'm cleaning up my closet because we are just moving. Whenever I have some time off, I go to the gym or out in the woods to get some fresh air. It is really lovely out now, and I'm especially excited about the mushroom season. Love picking mushrooms and cook dinner out of it. I will try to prepare a mushroom soup recipe for you this month, stay tuned!

Lately, I have been trying to challenge myself to eat more vegan, mainly because of the nature and everything going with the rainforest, but also because all science shows that eating more greens and less meat is better for our health. So far I haven't cut meat out complete, but I'm trying my best every day to find substantives for meat and dairy. Starting with cutting meat, and will try to follow with chicken. One step at the time. I honestly feel like its a lot easier to do this in the states, or actually anywhere else than Norway. Ever Sweden has better Vegan options in products than Norway. 

I have been craving chocolate and brownie lately, probably because it gets colder out and I feel like eating something cozy. I wanted to try to make a healthier brownie verson, more like an everyday dessert. I also tried to make it as easy and less complicated not with a bunch of ingredients. I did a few mistakes and tried a few times to add and take away some ingredients. This was the result I got most happy with. 

This dessert is perfect after a Sunday dinner, with some vanilla ice cream and berries, or just a piece after your workout with a cup of coffee. You can cut the left overs into pieces and refrigerate it, and serve next time you are having a guest over. 

What you need 

12 Dates 

1 Box of kidney beans 

1 Toppes tbs oil, I used cocosa (coconut oil)

3 Tbs cacao powder

Baking paper


What you do. 

Start with heating the oven to 175 degrees celcius. 

Remove the stones from all the dates and cut them into smaller pieces. 

Drain the Kidney beans and add everything to a blender or a food processor. 

At the end add 1 dl of water and a pinch of salt. 

Mix all together until the texture is smooth. 

Have the mixture over in prepared tin. I used a baking paper so I had less to clean up. 
Bake in the oven for 20 min, but this does always depend on your oven. A little trick to test if the brownie is done: Stick a toothpick or a knife in the center-right around the time your recipe says it should be done. If it comes out clean, it's done. If there are any traces of uncooked batter, let it continue baking for another few minutes and repeat the process until the toothpick comes out clean. 

The baking time also depends on how you prefer your brownie. I like mine super soft! 

Why this cake is good for you 

This cake is full of nutrition. Kidney beans are also a great source of several vitamins and minerals, they contain iron which is something a lot of us girls need to include more in our diet, because of the loss of blood during our period. Cacao is a great source of antioxidants- Antioxidants are thought to be effective in helping to prevent cancer. So yes for more chocolate in our diet, just remember to try finding the chocolates with less sugar, or try my homemade chocolate recipe. Dates do also contain a small amount of iron, they are high in fiber (which is good for our digestive system) and they have a natural sweetener witch makes them perfect for natural way of baking. Dates are also to be helpful for lowering inflammatory markers such as interleukin 6 (IL-6), in the brain.

Just remember not to tell your boyfriend or guests of the secret ingredient (beans), before they have tried the cake.. A lot of people get super skeptic when things are too healthy, haha. I kind of get it, but give it a try! At least this cake was accepted by my family and boyfriend. I hope you like it! 

Almost Friday, yey! I wish you all a great weekend.

X, Eline S

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Super easy sides for the BBQ din-din

I wish the bbq season was all year around. Everyone gets together and bring all kind of different goodies to throw on the grill. It feels like almost everything tastes better grilled. I'm obsessed with Norwegian hot dogs, probably because they remind me of childhood and summer. I always try to add some healthy sides to my plate, creativity has no limits in the game of BBQing! Who doesn't love colorful, pretty plates? Here are some super easy sides that will impress your guests for the next get together. These sides work perfectly with any grilled from the grill. 


Tomato Mozarella salad - with a summer touch

-This super easy salad only contains 4 ingredients only

1 pack with Strawberries - preferably Norwegian ones
2 packs of mini tomatoes
1 large mozarella cheese/ burrata cheese
1 handful of fresh balsamic vinegar
pinch of sea salt

Cut all the ingredients into smaller pieces and mix together. The cheese makes the salad kinda creamy, so you don’t need to add lots of extra oil. I prefer this salad with some sea salt and an aged balsamic vinegar.


Grilled filled peppers

4 large peppers
3 cloves of garlic

Cut each pepper in two pieces, and remove the seeds from the inside

Chop the garlic pieces, some mini tomatoes, and some basil and add it to the peppers. I usually use aluminum foil to avoid making a mess with food getting stuck to the grill. In the end, add some olive oil and some sea salt. 

Leave on the grill until the peppers are golden and ready to dig in. 

I hope you like it.

Best, Eline S

Chocolate mousse -Protein style

NYC was sunny for a second, but then it was raining the entire weekend, including Monday and Tuesday. Kinda cosy too, especially when the weekend plans was babysitting, cinema and cooking with the kiddos.

My girlfriend and I also found a new awesome serie on Netflix. We almost finished it over the weekend. ¨Dead to me¨, you should check it out. A bit creepy, funny and also romantic. Something your boyfriend might like too! Reminds a little of ¨Big little lies¨, for those who have seen it, wich is another good serie I highly recommend.

This chocolate mousse have been a favorite of mine for years. Its a perfect little healthy treat or a post workout meal, to fuel up on.
Its really simple to put together. just for yourself, or for you and your bestie. <3 It is a good treat to keep in the fridge for the next day too!

What you need

Organic cottage cheese
Yoghurt - I use Kite Hill (plain almond yoghurt)
Some vanilla extract
Stevia, honey or other sweetner
Raw 100% cacao
sea salt



What you do

Mix together 2 topped tbs cottage cheese and 3 topped tbs yoghurt in a bowl. (The creamier yoghurt you use, the creamier the mousse will get)
Add 2 tbs cacao powder, a pinch of sea salt and some drops of vanilla extract. (If you are not a big fan of the cottage cheese taste, you can always do one more tbs of yoghurt and one tbs less of the cottage cheese or skip the cottage cheese completely).

At the end add stevia or other sweetener, taste a little in between to get it as sweet as you prefer. Everyone have different taste, I personally like a strong taste of cacao, and prefer the bitterness.

Mix well together. If you don’t like the texture of the cottage cheese and want to get rid of the bumps, you can use a hand mixer or a blender.
Personally, I don’t mind the bumps.

Have the mixture over in two small bowls or one big one. I love to heat up some raspberries as topping, with some pumpkin, chia seeds, sunflower seeds and cinnamon. Keep in mind that this is not a proper chocolate mousse, because its protein based and without butter and eggs. This mousse will be much more compact and not fluffy like a normal mousse. Its a high protein, low carb treat that fills up and helps to get rid of cravings.

Hope you like it and get inspired to try something new to fuel up on.

Have a great rest of the week you all! and happy 17th of May to all Norwegians!

All best, Eline S

Grilled Scampi w Parmesan/Califlower mash

Om sommeren er det deilig med lette middager, spesielt med varmen nå i sommer frister det mer med salater og lett mat fra havet. Jeg er ikke spesielt fan av reker, har prøvd å like det i mange år, men egentlig gitt opp. 

Scampi derimot, elsker jeg!. Det handler kanskje om måten det er tilbredt på.. Masse hvitløk og chilli, mmm.. Ja, takk! Det eneste som tar tid med dette måltidet er scampien som må tines, med mindre man kjøper den fersk.

Dette trenger du for 2 pers ;

400 gr Scampi
5-6 Fedd hvitløk
1 Chilli
1 Stor blomkål
1 Squash
Parmesan ost
Salt og pepper

Mariner scampien med 2 ss olivenolje, salt, pepper, 1 finhakket chilli, litt revet limeskall og 4 fedd hvitløk. Jeg liker masse hvitløk, så kan hende 2 fedd holder for de som ikke liker for sterk hvitløk smak. Sett scampien i kjørleskapet og la den marinere, jo lenger jo bedre. Hvis du har dårlig tid, er det heller ikke krise om du ikke rekker denne prosessen, da kan du ha scampien direkte i stekepannen med litt olje, hvitløk og chilli. 

Skjær opp blomkålen i litt mindre biter, sett på en kjele med vann og ha oppi blomkålen når vannet koker. Kok blomkålen til den er myk.

Hell av vannet og la blomkålen ligge og holde seg varm i kjelen.

Stek scampien på relativt høy varme i 3-4 minutter, den skal ikke kokes! 

Skru ned varmen og ha oppi squashen. Jeg bruker et redskap som heter spirelli, men hvis du ikke har dette kan du bruke en osteriver. Squashen skal ikke stekes, bare varmes litt sammen med scampien. La scampien og squashen holdes varm under ett lokk til resten av middagen er klar. 

Tilbake til blomkålen. Ha oppi 2 fedd hvitløk, 1 ss smør eller olje og 50 gr raspet parmesan ost. Kjør blomkålen i en food prosessor eller med en stavmikser til den er jevn og fin pure. Tilsett til slutt salt og pepper.

Topp retten med litt koriander og fersk limejuice.

Håper det smaker!


During summer its nicer with light dinners, especially with the heat now these days, it’s more tempting with salads or light food from the sea. I’m not a huge fan of prawns, I have tried to like it for many years, but honestly I have given up. Shrimp on the other hand, I love! It may be about the way it is prepared. Lots of garlic and chilli, yum yes, please! The only thing that takes time with this dish is that the shrimp must be thawed, unless you buy it fresh.

This is what you need for 2 servings:

400 gr shrimp
5-6 cloves of garlic
1 chili
1 large cauliflower
olive oil
1 squash
parmesan cheese
Salt and pepper

Marinate the scampi with 2 tablespoons olive oil, salt, pepper, 1 chopped chilli, slightly grated lime and 4 cloves of garlic. I like loads of garlic, so 2 cloves is enough for those who don’t like too strong garlic taste. Put the shrimp in the refrigerator and let it marinate, the longer the better. If you don’t have time, it’s ok to skip this process, then you just put the shrimp directly in the frying pan with some oil, garlic and chili.

Cut the cauliflower into smaller pieces, boil water and put the cauliflower in when its boiling hot. Boil the cauliflower until it is soft.

Pour out the water and leave the cauliflower in the bowl with a lid on to keep it warm.

Stir the shrimp on relatively high temperature for about 3-4 minutes, do not cook it!

Turn down the heat and add the squash. I use a tool called spirelli, but if you do not have this you can use an grater. Do not cook the squash, just heat it up with the shrimp. Leave the shrimp and the squash under a lid until the rest of the dinner is ready.

Back to the cauliflower. Sprinkle 2 cloves of garlic, 1 tablespoon of butter or oil and 50 grams of grated parmesan cheese. Run the cauliflower in a food processor until it is smooth and fine. Finally add salt and pepper.

Top the dish with some cilantro and fresh lime juice.

Hope you like it!

Selfmade Oven Rosted Chicken

I sommer har jeg kost meg på kjøkkenet og eksperimentert mye. Jeg elsker ovnsbakte retter. Spesielt i en travel hverdag er det perfekt med mat som gjør seg selv i oven, imens du vasker, rydder eller jobber med andre ting! Her kan du slenge dine favoritt grønnsaker i en ildfast form med litt olivenolje og havsalt, eller bare det du har i grønnsaksskuffen. Bruk fantasien!

For to personer:

400 gram Kylling – som jeg toppet med litt pesto og Serrano skinke
4 store sopp, som jeg fylte med deilig jalapeno-ost.
1 stor rødløk som jeg finhakket
Et par fedd hvitløk (for smakens skyld)
1 hel squash
noen mini tomater
1 hel paprika

Alle ovner har forskjellig steketid, men jeg liker å steke på 175 grader midt i ovnen. Det er alltid lurt å ta ut kyllingen og sjekke om den er gjennomstekt. Ved siden av er det superdigg med kokt ris, eller quinoa med soyasaus! Denne retten er super lett i magen i sommervarmen, også perfekt med noe varmt i kroppen på en kald høstværs dag etter for eksempel en skogstur.

Mmmm, Yummy in my tummy. Håper det smaker!

// English

This summer I have been having lots of fun in the kitchen and experimenting a lot. I love oven baked dishes. Especially on a busy day, it’s perfect with food that makes itself. Here you can throw your favorite vegetables in the oven with a little olive oil and sea salt, or use whatever veggies you may have left in your fridge! Use your imagination!


For two people: 

400 grams of chicken – topped with pesto and Serrano ham
4 mushrooms, which I filled with delicious jalapeño cheese
1 big red onion – chopped
2 whole cloves of garlic (just for the taste)
1 whole squash
a few mini tomatoes
1 whole bell pepper


All ovens have different cooking times, but I like to cook at 175 degrees celsius in the middle of the oven. It is always important to double check if the chicken is cooked or not. This dish is perfect accompanied by rice or quinoa with some soy sauce. It is also super easy for your digestion in the summer heat and perfect as dinner after a long hike in the woods in crispy autumn weather.

Mmmm, Yummy in my tummy. Hope you enjoy it!