This is a healthy, simple, light and fairly quick vegetarian lunch. Perfect for a day on the porch with iced tea and endless amounts of sunbathing.
For this you’ll need spinach, feta cheese, carrots, chickpeas, one orange, red wine winegar, olive oil (I actually use hazelnut oil now ((I’m not a big fan of nuts, heh, so I try to sneak them in where I can’t really tell)) but any oil will do) cummin and other seasoning. This recipe is very easy to vary, take more of what you like, and less of what you don’t like.
Peel away the worst parts of the carrots, I try doing this as little as possible, like with potatoes I just imagine it being healthier with the skin on. Chop them into quarter lengths, or whatever lengths you want them, but I personally think quarter is the perfect bite size. .
Boil the carrots for four minutes. While they boil, grate orange zest and prepare an ovensafe pan. Mix a table spoon of olive oil, your cummin, orange zest and spices of choice and toss it with your boiled carrots. Spread it over the pan and then put it in the oven for 20 minutes on 200C. .
Squeeze orange juice into a salad bowl. Add red wine vinegar, oil and seasoning to taste. Put the spinach in and toss it with the dressing. .
Put the spinach on a plate. Add your newly baked carrots, then chickpeas and feta cheese on top. Enjoy!
I wanted to recommend two things, 1. Vitamin gummy bears. Why? Because you would love eating gummy bears the first thing when you wake up in the morning, without guilt. You can find them at Meny. 2. Alpro Chocolate Flavoured Soy Milk. Why? Because it is sex directly to the mouth. I have no idea why I’ve always bought the normal one because this one is the bomb dot com.
So, I’ve been on this rollercoaster illness for several weeks and I haven’t done anything to fix it. I’ve been working and working and when I finally wasn’t working that much anymore I went to Sweden to party. Getting back to Norway made me feel like damn… you need some vitamins and shit. So let’s get back on the healthy train maybe? This recipe is a good start for anyone who’s like me – who doesn’t really like compromizing our sweet tooth. Here you get the best of both worlds. This pancake recipe is stolen then rearranged from Undressed Skeleton.
If you go by my redesigned recipe, this is what you need.
From left to right, sugar (free of carbohydrates), canned peaches, bananas, baking powder, strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, skim milk (or soy milk), soy oil, flax seeds, eggs (egg whites), flour (it’s better if you use whole wheat but I couldn’t find it at the store), and also salt.
Mix the ”wet” ingredients first, two egg whites, 1 tablespoon of oil and 1/3 cup (0.8 dl) of skimmed milk. .
Then add the dry ingredients, 1 tablespoon of baking powder, 1 cup of flour (2.36 dl), 1-2 tablespoon(s) of flax seeds, 1 tablespoon of sugar and a little less than a half tablespoon of salt, .
After you mixed that together mix whatever fruits you prefer in the pancake batter. Consider that maybe some fruits are better fresh with the pancakes than in the actual batter. I used a classic, bananas and blueberries but maybe next time I’ll do a pineapple/peach/banana mix or just a berry mix. .
Heat a skillet and spray it with soy oil, then cook away! The batter will be more like an american pancake batter so the pancakes will be thicker and tinier than european standards.
If you do a blueberry/banana mix they’ll end up like this.