Healthy Waffles

Waffles made in the shape of four hearts are classic to Scandinavia. In my childhood, they would only be served made with sugar and topped with sweet stuff like brunost or jam. Now, waffles or vafler are also commonly served with savoury toppings and are a nice treat in the packed lunch. Norwegians are big…

Sugar Free Cardamom Waffles

Few things take me back more than waffles. They remind me of my mum, who made them almost every weekend. Sometimes topped with homemade jam made from berries picked one of our hikes. My favourite was bilberry, but I particularly recall an evening we made jam from cloudberries we had picked earlier that day, served…

Dronning Maud Pudding

In English, this dessert translates to ‘Queen Maud Pudding’ and is a Norwegian classic. The dessert was invented when Queen Maud, the youngest daughter of the British King Edward VII, and her husband King Haakon visited Haugesund in Norway in 1906. Originally the pudding consists of layers of whipped cream and chocolate, however, here you’ve…

Beetroot Salt and Vinegar Crisps

These healthy crisps are super easy to make and taste absolutely delicious. The flavour combinations are endless – use whatever herbs and spices you fancy. I used salt and vinegar for this recipe – a British classic you can’t get tired of! Ingredients 2 uncooked beets 1 tbsp vinegar A good pinch of sea salt…

Kokosboller

These delicious little treats are a common snack across Scandinavia and are blissfully familiar with your old Teacakes. Here you’ve got a biscuitless, sugar-free alternative which is just as tasty. Have a go at these and you won’t regret it when the dark chocolate breaks over the sweet marshmallow-like filling. They’re also incredibly simple to…

Knekkebrød

Norwegians love crisp breads and it’s something you’ll find in most Nordic kitchen cupboards. The varieties are endless, however the most important thing is a good crunch, the sparkling water will help with that. This is a gluten free version of the much loved classic which is full of Omega and fibre, perfect for snacking,…

Flu Fighting Ginger Shots

Waking up in darkness is one of my least favorite things about winter. After starting taking ginger shots in the morning I have discovered an easy way to boost energy. If you have been unlycky enough to get ill already, these are also very soothing for a sore troat and will unblock your nose –…

Tilslørte Bondepiker

A Norwegian classic, this one is perfect as a healthy snack or as a fresh dessert after a hearty meal! Ingredients for one 1 apple 2 tbsp coconut oil 100g cottage cheese 25g oats Cinnamon and ground cardamom Method Dice the apple and fry with 1tbsp coconut oil until soft In another pan, fry the…