Last year ( or was it the year before that, I seem to keep loosing the track of time lately) I bought the Donna Hay Basic to Brilliance kids cook book. We love it, so many great ideas. I have written a whole blog post about cooking with children ( again) but it is still waiting for pictures. But instead I will now share this muffin recipe that we actually turned vegan. It is a very simple but yummy recipe easy enough for your kids to make. They are called a “lunch box surprise” in the book and would definitely work as a snack. 



Blueberry muffins

1 cup all purpose flour

1 cup spelt flour ( or you could just do two of the regular if you´d like)

1 tbls baking powder

1 tsp cinnamon

1 egg

1 tsp vanilla extrackt

2/3 cup ( 160 ml) oil

3/4 cup ( 180 ml) maple syrup

1/3 cup ( 80 ml) milk ( or oat milk as we used)

2 1/2 cups blueberries ( frozen are fine too)

1. Preheat the oven to 180°c. Line a 12 capacity muffin tin with paper muffin cases.

2. Mix the dry ingredients in a big bowl.

3. Whisk the wet ingredients and the egg in a jug.

4. Make a dent in the dry ingredients and pour the wet in the dent and mix until just well combined ( do not over mix or you´ll end up with chewy muffins). Gently fold the blueberries in.

5. Spoon the mixture in to the tins and bake for about 25 minutes.








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Pumpkin spice

by Sofia   -   in Cooking

Those crisp cool Autumn mornings. Some are sunny, some are grey and rainy but there is that feeling of new beginnings and at the same time the feeling of cozy memories and returning to the everyday life after summers spent without a care in the world. Those mornings when we usher our children out of the door, they run back to catch that umbrella and our thoughts are somewhere between the office and the dreams our kids told us about at breakfast. We dab our lipgloss on by the mirror in the foyer and grab our take away cup and keys and close the door behind us. Then  it´s that first sip of the coffee on the morning commute. The warmth, the caffeine jolt and then the comfort. The comfort of those spices. The little addition that tells us it´s that time of year again. And we can do it. We could do it last year and the year before. And instead of worrying if we will ever make it through deadlines or carpooling our children and their friends to their hobbies we can relax. Every year we have made it through to Christmas and every year came Spring and then again summer. And instead of worrying we can enjoy all the season and all those little things that to us seem repetitive at times but to our children are the days they remember as their childhood. 




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You know in life we can make things the hard way or the easy way. Usually in baking and cooking I look at a recipe and if it feels like too much of a hassle I don´t even think of making it. There are days and there are things that feel like they are worth the effort but then there are most often days when I just make something simple and yummy. You know how I roll. Good ingredients, simple recipe… usually a delicious outcome. I mean for instance, I could be very happy eating really good quality past if it´s boiled just right and served with butter, a dash of some wonderful olive oil, Maldon salt, freshly cracked black pepper and some delicious aged parmesan cheese. It is actually the kind of dish I would eat more often than not if it were just a little better for me. Or some amazing rye bread with churned butter and fresh gravad ( cold cured) salmon, a light sprinkle of dill and perhaps a tiny squish of lemon and a teeny bit or rosé pepper. So the simpler the better.




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