Diggbare bagels!

Når livet stresser meg litt ekstra med tanke på skole og jobb, resulterer det ofte i at jeg bruker litt ekstra tid på kjøkkenet. Som det også gjorde når jeg laget bagels, det var første gang jeg har prøvd meg på denne litt annerledes bakingen, men resultatet ble ganske bra (om jeg skal si det selv). Derfor tenkte jeg skulle dele det her, sett på litt digg musikk, stressitout og bak i vei ♥

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Ingredienser

• 1 ss tørrgjær  • 1,5 ss sukrin gold • 1 ts salt • 3 dl romtemperert vann

• 500 g Møllerens Fibra Fullkornshvetemel + ekstra til utbaking • Havregryn til topping (kan sløyfes)

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Framgangsmåte

Tørrgjær, sukrin, salt og vann samler du i en bolle, og lar stå et par minutter frem til du ser at gjæren reagerer. Ha i fullkornshvetemelet, og elt til en smidig deig. Jeg brukte bare nevene, har du kjøkkenmaskin kan du også bruke det.

Dekk bollen dekker med et kjøkkenhåndkle, og hev i cirka 1 time.

Gjør klart et stekebrett med bakepapir.

Ha mel på kjøkkenbenken og ta deigen over. Rull den ut som en lang emne, og del inn i åtte like store deler. Rull delene til boller, legg de på stekebrettet og lag et hull midt i bollen, og siden hullet skal bli ganske stort så bruk en finger til å lage det større.

Dekk stekebrettet med kjøkkenhåndkle mens resten blir klargjort.

Forvarm stekeovnen til 220 grader over og undervarme. Fyll en gryte med vann og kok opp. Finn frem en stekespade eller annet utstyr som gjør at du lett kan koke bagelsene. Ta havregryn over på et fat.

Start med å ta en bagels i vannet, og la den koke til bagelsene flyter opp. Dersom du ser at du rekker så snur du den underveis. Legg ene siden ned på havregrynene før du legger den på stekebrettet. Gjenta med alle bagelsene, om du ser at kjelen har plass til flere, kan du ta flere oppi samtidig.

Tilslutt setter du stekebrettet med bagels i ovnen til de gyldner, cirka 20 minutter. La de avkjøles på rist.

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Mitt favorittpålegg ble vegansk smørost med vegansk salami (som du finner på meny) med salatblad. Jeg må si meg veldig fornøgd med resultatet, men havregrynene ble mer til pynt (og ergrelse, da det falt over hele gulvet) enn at det hevet smaken ♥

Lykke til!

Yoga challenge 1. april

Jippi!!

Jeg har satt igang min første yogachallenge som starter 1. april, og varer i 10 dager.

Mitt håp er at vi i disse tider kan inspirere hverandre til å komme på matten hver dag selv om vi er i hver vår stue. Gjennom denne challengen kan vi forhåpentligvis føle oss litt nærmere hverandre og ta gode valg for oss selv og kroppen vår.

 

Så, for å delta:

  1. Meld deg på ved å kommentere bildet på Instagram, f.eks “Jeg er med!”, slik at jeg har oversikt over hvem som er med. Du kan gjerne poste bildet (under) av utfordringen på egen IG-konto, slik flere får det med seg 🙂
  2. Tag 2 venner, (evt meg) så du får en følelse av å gjøre det sammen med noen!
  3. Møt opp på matta hver dag, gjør posisjonen for dagen eller gjerne en lengre økt, og ta et bilde – del bildet med meg eller på IG-kontoen din, og bruk gjerne hashtaggen #yogachallengemedyoga_beate
  4. Lik og kommenter på poster til andre som er med på yoga challenge

Jeg kommer til å kickstarte yoga challenge med å gå live onsdag 1. april kl 9:00 med en yogaøkt på 20 minutter (perfekt før hjemmekontor kl 8:30 😉

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Jeg gleder meg vilt!

Healthy chocolate cake!

Hi,

I am back, in my creative self, and feels like freedom! I will talk more about it, but for now – chocolate cake!

We have all been there, really craving something filling, and junky, but we really don´t want it to be all sugary. As well as we know that a sugarfree, vegan, flat chocolate won´t do.

So I had the time, the past week, to make a cake, and I would describe it as very healthy and good for your body. I don´t like to say guilt-free as I feel no need for guilt after you eat anything. If you tap inside and really listen to your body and get connected with it, either through some deep breaths or ask yourself “What would be really good for me right now?” And let yourself get the time to answer without rushing it you know that different times, the body need different things. Listen to it, your body is a holy temple, take care of it!

So – to the cake, it is perfect to make if you have a lot of overdue bananas!

What you need:

• 600 gr bananas, very mature  • 300 gr peanutbutter • 70 gr unsweetened cacao

Additional

(I didn´t but I guess it would taste awesome):

• 1-2 tbs maple syrup • 70 gr chopped nuts

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It was a delicious, and it keeps well in the fridge for at least 5 days!

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Enjoy!

Book Review: BIG MAGIC – Creative living beyond fear

A new book has been read, enjoyed and is ready to be shared:Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert. I found it so rewarding to share the book: “The Magic”, that I hope this too will give you inspiration.

If you want to live a creative life, earning money on it or not, this is the book for you. It discards any earlier beliefs of what an artists have to be. You don´t have to be a martyr or be in pain to create something good. In fact always ask yourself “do this give me pleasure and can I handle the down-effects of the choice I have made?”. If Yes, keep on, if not, find something else to do. Move oN!

The most important word that the book gave me was – PERSISTANT. Elizabeth Gilbert knows what she is talking about – she kept on writing her stories and novels. She kept her day job, and always writing. She is an inspiration, and I thank her for this book.

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This book also gave me courage and inspiration beyond what  my mind would believe. It talked directly to my heart and soul. I believe it can give you what you need, if you let go of any expectations.

I wont say more about the book, but I want to leave you curious and interested. I loved it and as you may understand, I recommend adding it to your must-read list.

Have a magical week beloved ones!

Power in patience

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I have a word giving me resistance this week – and the word is patience.
There is several definition of patience:

  • the quality of being patient, as the bearing of provocation, annoyance, misfortune, or pain, without complaint, loss of temper, irritation, or the like.
  • an ability or willingness to suppress restlessness or annoyance when confronted with delay:

Living a life in patience in todays society when all happens and must happen fast, is not easy. So I search within me for the patience that seems to be absent in my mind and thoughts.  I want all to happen now and better yet two months ago. The ego craves to have it all figured out and finished, for me to be good enough. Instead of inspiring me, it brings a feeling of lack. The feeling of lack brings about a hurriedness and absence of love, compassion and happiness. So the restlessness and annoyance is for real present. I meditate to keep my thoughts centered and grounded, but it only helps so much.

Absence of patience manifests in my life in several ways. My handstand practice is a BIG one. Instead of gradually strengthening parts of my body to accomplish the position I try to skip levels and go right to the top. I feel agitated, frustrated, and even scared when attempting handstand. How come I haven’t gotten any further? Why am I still here?
Patience doesn’t seem to reflect growth or change. But it is – I realize that now. When I allow myself to rest and just be. I can grow into what I want the most and still be content with what I am and have in my life. No need to push but allow patience and more quietness and love. It is so much power in patience. Power for full expression and living in the now mindfully. Allowing it all to be as it is and know that everything is changing.

I manifest for myself a new career by allowing myself to fully be where I am and be patient. The universe has something bigger for me. Thank you for all that is. The next weeks I will work with my restlessness as a friend and allowing the power of patience to work through me.

Have beautiful moments in your life as it is.

 

Almond milk and almond pulp pancakes!

I am so excited as I tried something new this weekend – and it was something I wanted to do for a long time! Sometimes procrastination makes the doing even more fun, because I wonder about the result: Will it taste good?

So the mission this weekend was almond milk! I woke up early Saturday, eager to make the Almond milk before I went to yoga class. The almonds had been soaked in water throughout the night! The process was a bit messy, but the result in consistency and taste was amazing. Since I don´t like to throw away food, I decided to make almond pulp pancakes Sunday morning for breakfast!

Ingredients for almond milk:

  • 1 pack of almonds soaked over night
  • water
  • salt
  • vanilla extract

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Above: the almonds soaked overnight. I put the almonds in a bowl and used a hand mixer, (or processor/blender if you have) with doble the amount of water.

It will start pretty fast to look like milk! So exciting – I was smiling throughout this process!

When all the big chunks of almonds was into small pieces, I poured the milk through a strain. Since I didn´t get all the milk out of the almonds, I put the almond pulp in a kitchen towel and squeezed the rest of the milk. I mixed in salt and vanilla extract, but you can also put in honey, nothing at all, maple syrup or the flavour you want.

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The RESULT in a jar! It taste sooo good!

So I was left with almond pulp (the almond pieces). I decided to use them to make pancakes.

Ingredients for almond pulp pancakes:

  • 2 bananas
  • The almond pulp
  • 1 tbsp oats
  • 1 tsp Baking soda
  • 0,5 dl homemade almond milk
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • Coconut oil for frying

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Mash the bananas into the almond pulp. Add the rest of the ingredients and stir well. Heat the frying pan and make pancakes in the size of your choice. I usually make some big and some small. Serve with topping of your choice. I put on homemade apple jam, homemade peanut butter and coconut cream.

I hope you had a wonderful weekend and have asked yourself:

How do I want to feel this week ahead? Take a deep breath – hold, and exhale out your mouth. Let the words come to you. Maybe you can write it down?

If you know how you want to feel, I promise you it will be easier to take the right choices for the weekdays.

Vegan Healthy Breakfast Banana Oat Pancakes

New week and new motivation for doing what serves me the best. Starting the day with yoga, decluttering the apartment and a delicious breakfast.

I love long breakfast mornings, they are simply a delight for the yin, feminine mind and body. When there is no rush and I can actually breathe between each mouthful. The Banana oat pancakes are so easy to make, healthy for the body and taste nice. Sometimes I make a big bunch of them and bring them for lunch.

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They taste gooood! (Even though they might not look pretty)

Ingredients:

  • 1 dl oats
  • 1 banana
  • 1 tbs coconut flour
  • 1 tbs pumpkinseeds
  • 4 almonds – cut into peaces
  • 6 Raisins
  • Cinnamom

Take the banana, mosh it with a fork and mix in the oats. Than put the rest of the ingredients in the bowl. Let it sit for 10 min for better result. Find you frying pan and make 3 pancakes from the mix. Fry each one about 3 minutes on each side.

Put on any fruits, jam that you feel called to put on.

Have a wonderful week!

Chanting meditation

Meditation for me has been sitting in silence while listening to my breath. It has been great, but challenging. As well as I had to increase the time from 5 minutes up to 30 minutes. I like to spend my time this way, but sometimes life comes in the way and I don´t have 30 minutes. Therefore I wanted a way to connect faster to my intuition. Than I tried chanting meditation and it let me connect  with my throat chakra much faster.

In chant meditation you sing alone or along from audio on either youtube, spotify or other apps. There is so many different chants, the easiest one is the word OM. It is easy and give fast-felt results.

Here I have listed a few more I use:

  • RA MA DA SA – I am Thou (Ra -Sun-, Ma – Moon-, Da – Earth-, Sa – Universal Energy)
  • SATNAM – I bow to my higher self
  • OM Mani Padme Hum – mantra for compassion
  • OM Hari om – Subreme Absolute Truth
  • OM Gan Ganapataye Namah – Remove Obstacles

Good luck and may it serve you in this lifetime.

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Vegan naan!

Indian food – has been a love/hate relationship.  I went to India in 2015, and before that I loved it so much. But there, eating it for 3 months and I became hospitalised because of some bad food. I didn´t eat curries, tikkas, dals or anything similar for about 1,5 year. Than about fall of 2017 – I was ready. Me and my boyfriend started with dal and went over to tikkas. Now it is a weekly dinner and since my boyfriend loves to make dinners and I love to bake. I started making my own naan bread. Oh how fun!

It is superduper easy and super delicious!

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Ingredients:

  • 400-500 g / 7 dl Finely ground whole wheat
  • 2 tbsp dry yeast
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 dl coconutmilk
  • some tbsp with coconutoil

Mix all the dry ingredients together in a baking bowl. Add the coconut milk and one tablespoon of coconut oil. The dough will be a bit more softer than a normal dough. Cover it with a kitchen towel and let it swell in a warm place for about 20-60 minutes. If you are not in a hurry, I have experienced the best results if I let the dough swell for about 2 hours or more.

When the dough is finished swelling, cover your hands with oil. Split the dough in 6-8 parts and make small buns. Pat them flat, in size of naan and put them on a plate.

Use a frying pan, with the heat on medium warmth. Put about 1 tbsp of coconut oil in the pan and fry the naan on a few minutes on each side. Add oil if necessary. Serve straight away.

If you want you can add coriander or garlic on one side of the naan, before frying to vary the taste.  I hope it will add some extra spice to your Indian experience. Good luck!

Book Review- The Magic

The magic

I love to read books and they add perspective to my life. But it wasn’t until a friend mentioned I could write about them, that it occurred to me that I can share them here on the blog so others can find them as well! (Excitement!!) Sharing is caring. Therefor I start with my latest find: The book “The Magic” written by Rhonda Byrne. I got it for my birthday and it came in divine timing. I hope it will for you as well.

“The Magic” is a self-help and spiritual book,  giving you insight and challenges your thinking. In 27 days you get 27 different tasks for each day. It challenges you to use thank you/magic for all areas of your life: relationship, health, career, money – in everything. You get the most out of the book if you take the daily assignments seriously.

I found in the beginning it was hard to remember to be grateful/do the assignment, like everything is before you can make it a habit. After about 20 days (to be honest) it became more natural and not forced. So remember to give the book some time before you judge it.

So what did it give me in the end? I learned a lot about the magic word – thank you; Gratitude. Just saying thank you for everything made my life abundant and whole. 
I truly can say I believe in the magic of life – thank you.