One of the main ideas behind Veganuary is to inspire people and give them a taste of a vegan lifestyle.
For this blog post we have compiled a number of recipes that are a) tasty and b) have a nordic twist.
The featured recipes are considered classics in their native places Finland, Sweden and Denmark. They are the perfect proof that vegan food doesn't have to be complicated!
Kesäkeitto is a popular soup that Finns love to eat in the summer. The name doesn't change the fact that the soup tastes delicious all year round. The traditional recipe can be turned into a vegan version by simply replacing the cow milk with oat cream.
Wash the potatoes and chop them into cubes. Chop the carrot. Remove the cauliflower buds and remove the strains from the green beans.
Put the vegetables in a saucepan and pour water on top until the vegetables just just cover. Add the vegetable broth cube and season with white pepper. Boil the vegetables until soft.
Finally, mix the oat cream and salt to taste with the soup. Remove the pot from the plate and add the fresh parsley shredded into the soup.
Serve with fresh rye bread.
Please not If the oat cream does not fit, you can exchange it for soy cream or coconut milk.
Carrot pancakes are a delicious and beautifully coloured alternative to traditional pancakes. They are super easy to make, children like them and you won't even notice they're vegan!
Cook the carrots and puree with the vegetable milk until smooth. Add the oil. Mix the dry ingredients together and combine the mixtures. Lift the pancake batter into the pan and spread it out with a spoon/trowel, the pancakes are the best when thick. Bake over medium heat on both sides until ready.
If you like, you can combine the pancakes with a fresh salad.
Many people believe that being a vegan means missing out on many traditional treats. Nowadays many of the ingredients can easily be replaced with plant-based versions. This blueberry pie is a good example.
Mix the wheat flour and baking powder together.
Whisk the sugar and margarine in a bowl.
Add the flour mixture and oat milk bit by bit, mixing all the time.
Press the dough into a traditional pie tin or loose insole pie tin.
Pre-bake the pie base (200 degrees about 10 min) especially if you use frozen blueberries.
Tip! Make the pie gluten-free by replacing the flour with gluten-free flour!
Mix the blueberries, sugar and potato flour together in a bowl.
Pour the berries on the pre-baked pie crust
Bake the pie in the middle of the oven at 200 degrees for another 25 minutes.
Serve as such or with vegan ice cream.
We discovered this amazing recipe on the wonderful food blogThe Nordic Kitchen.
Mocha squares are popular in Finland and Sweden. It's a cross between a cake and a brownie - and well, simply delicious!
In the vegan version butter is replaced by vegan margarine and cow milk is replaced with plant milk. Besides, the vegan version is made without eggs.
Smørrebrød which literally means “buttered bread” is Denmark's most famous dish. It's an open sandwich that comes in countless variations. While the traditional toppings often include meat and fish, Smørrebrød also tastes great with vegan ingredients.
We discovered someamazing recipeson the Vegan food blog Zucker & Jagdfurst.
The featured recipes include variations with potato and radish, Carrot lox, Beetroot and blackberries and cucumber salad.
Your mouth will start watering just seeing the images!
Vegan food has reached the mainstream. It has never been easier to find vegan products or vegan alternatives for traditionally meat-based recipes.
If you are looking for inspiration checkout out Youtube videos, Vegan food blogs or Instagram (#vegan). You´ll be surprised how much incredible information you can find.
Vegan food doesn't have to be complicated or expensive, especially if you stick to unprocessed, regional and natural ingredients.
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When buying supplements, many people just quickly skim the list of ingredients without really understanding what's actually behind them.
We admit: The list of ingredients in dietary supplements can be very hard to understand. What many consumers don't know is that supplements from some brands contain many unnecessary ingredients in addition to vitamins and minerals.
Avoid supplements with a long list of "inactive ingredients" on the label. Because some of these additives can be harmful to your health.
We explain what exactly additives are and why they are sometimes found in supplements. Learn which additives you should avoid no matter what, so you know what ingredients to look out for the next time you buy.
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From stress at work to family obligations or financial worries, there are so many types of stressors.
We are constantly trying to give 100% at work, want to be as productive as possible, be there for our partners and family, maintain our sports routine, and on top of that support other people - all while also wanting to maintain our social contacts and see our friends regularly!
Do you love sun-kissed skin just as much as we do?
Tanned skin looks healthy and glowing. But it's probably no surprise to you that overexposure to the sun can lead to skin damage and accelerated aging, right?
Besides the well-known sun protection, such as sunscreen, head covering and sun umbrellas, you should also pay attention to your intake of vitamins and minerals. The B vitamins and many other vitamins and minerals have the fascinating ability to protect your skin from the inside out.
In this article, we'll introduce you to 5 of the best supplements for summer.
Let's dig in!