Archive | January, 2013

GO NUTS!…. with nut butter

24 Jan
Nut butter

How to make nut butter. I made 3 different kinds in under an hour

I have never made nut butter before. Actually I have not really eaten it before. But 2 days ago I went to the local health food store, where I tried hazelnut butter. And its fantastic! It almost tasted like Nutella.

You can make so many different kinds of nut and seed butter – sauvy and sweet. I made 3 different kinds and that only took an hour.

You can roast the nuts or make a raw nut butter. I made roasted hazelnut butter.

Take 200 grams of hazelnuts and roast for 7-8 minutes in 200 degrees oven (395 Fahrenheit).

You can make you nut butter with or without the skin. You can easily remove it by putting the nuts in a tea towel at rub for a few minutes.

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Make your own nutella

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Now add the nuts to a food processor and start processing. It takes about 10-15 min of processing before the butter is ready. For a while it will be hazelnut flour but slowly you will begin to see the nut flour turning runny. It’s ready when you can pour it out of the food processor.

I made one without skins, one with skins and one with skins which I added a bit of cocoa, cinnamon and vanilla. The last kind is very similar to Nutella ūüôā

The butters¬†can keep for months in the fridge – but they won’t ūüėČ

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Start the new year with a cleanse – Lose weight and get a lot of energy!

4 Jan Græskar tomat suppe

Have you eaten a bit too much over christmas and new years? Start the year with a soup cleanse! A 7-day cleanse will get you off to a great start to 2013.

1) Start your day with a glass of water with lemon right when you open your eyes. This will wake up your entire body.

2) Have a smoothie or juice for breakfast (Try to have as little fruit as possible) – try a juice with cucumber, celery, lemon and ginger – blend with avocado. Or just blend everything if you don’t have a juicer.

3) Have soups for lunch and dinner –¬†Here’s your first recipe – Spicy Winter soup with Pumpkin and Tomato. You can also try my¬†creamy cauliflower and courgette soup¬†or¬†roasted tomato and red pepper soup.¬†TIP: Make a thick soup to bring to school or work – then add boiling water and enjoy (I don’t advise to use the microwave oven)

4) Take a long walk, do yoga or even a short run every day the next 7 days

5) If your feel like giving up, you can eat some vegetables with high water content – thats better than giving up.

6) You can feel a bit bad after a few days – but don’t worry – it’s only for a day or 2 and its the toxins coming out of your body. Believe me – it’s worth it. You will feel so good after the 7 days.

7)If you have the option to use a sauna your cleanse will be even more effective

8) Put some good vegetable oils in your smoothie and on your soup – remember that only sunflower oil, coconut oil and grapeseed oil will stand high temperatures.

Let me know how you are doing! And feel free to ask questions by commenting or sending me an email on juicydishes@gmail.com.

HAPPY CLEANSE!

SPICY WINTER SOUP WITH PUMPKIN AND TOMATO

2 onions –

5 tomatoes

half chili

1/4-¬Ĺ¬†Hokkaido¬†pumpkin

2 red peppers

2 cloves of garlic

Salt – himalaya or sea salt

Pepper

Chop up all the ingredients. Place in baking pan on a baking sheet. Dizzle with sunflower oil. Season with salt and pepper. Bake for 20 mins at 200 degrees (400 F). Blend. Put in a pot and add water to desired consistensy – heat up and serve.

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