Archive of ‘snacks’ category

Lovely Christmas Pizza (GF, Vegan)

In co-operation with Asennemedia and Urtekram

Christmas pizza! I simply couldn’t resist the idea of a Christmas pizza, that would be flavoured with all the Christmas spices. The traditional Christmas pice pudding would be on top of the bottom, and all this would be decorated with persimon, pomegranate seeds and dark chocolate.. Already the idea sounded so dreamy and delicious, that I couldn’t wait to try it.. And it was worth all the wait and mouth watering moments while planning the recipe!

The recipe was made to Urtekram Finland, so the pizza is filled with lovely, and always orcanic, products of theirs. If you aren’t here for the first time, you might know that always when it’s possible, I choose a product of organic production. That is one thing why co-operation with Urtekram is so nice – their products are always organic, and the company itself has been a pioneer in organic production: it was founded already 1972. Ever since they’ve been working to spread the message of organic lifestyle, and I’m so happy to work with them.

But yep, let’s get back to pizza!

Lovely, sweet and soft Christmas pizza. The base is made of gluten free organic oats and coconut flour, and seetened with a banana. The spices will take you directly into Christmas feeling, and the Christmas pudding ensures the strong Christmas vibes. You can use small gingerbread molds and make cute stars out of persimon, and decorate all with pomegranate seeds and dark chocolate. Divine! And something new for traditional Christmas!
Tuulia ♥

Christmas pizza (gluten free, vegan)

pizza crust:
1,5 dl oats
n. 0,5 dl coconut flour
1 ribe banana
about 2 dl plant based milk
1 Tbsp psyllium
hint of salt
0,5 tsp ceylon cinnamon
1 tsp baking powder
1 Tbsp virgin coconut oil (melted)

Coconut-rice pudding
0,5 dl porridge rice
… dl coconut milk
….dl water
salt, coconut sugar

Persimon stars, pomegranate seeds, coconut flakes, dark chocolate

1. Prepare the rice porridge: mix all the ingredients together, boil and and let boil on a low heat until the porridge is ready, thick and creamy.
2. Heat the ovet to 200 degrees.
3. Mix the ripe banana, and mix all the crust’s ingredients together.
4. Spread the dough onto big baking tray (use parchment paper), or two smaller ones. Make rounds. Bake for about 20 minutes, or until the pizza crust is ready.
5. Spread the thick rice porridge pudding onto crust, and prepare the toppings. Make small stars out of sliced persimon, etc.
6.Ta daa – you’re ready to make new traditions with this lovely Christmas Pizza!
Levitä paksu

Dairyfree Almond Rainbow Latte and Feel Good Marmalade Candies

Dairyfree almond rainbow latte and feel good marmalade candies

Hey, lovely! The winter is slowly coming to Helsinki, but the snow is still missing. The darkness feels quite overwhelming at times: the sun rises around 8-9 and and sets after four, and every night our little girl goes to window and starts to wonder out loud how dark it really is – and she’s right: it’s really, really dark! While we keep on waiting for the snow to come I had to come up with something else that would cheer us up!

Dairyfree almond rainbow latte and feel good marmalade candies

I’ve done co-operation with Lejos before, and last time I baked these cute rainbow sweet potato toasts using their almond milk. It seems that I’m almost addicted using more natural colors in my kitchen, and so I used them this time as well! As I mentioned, the situation over here required something cheery, and the result was simply lovely: warming, nutritious, delicious and bursting with colors!

May I present: Carrot cake latte and Red Velvet latte!

Dairyfree almond rainbow latte and feel good marmalade candies

Most probably you’ve seen colorful lattes already popping up in Instagram and PInterest, and beetroot latte has been a thing for a while in many places and restaurants over the world. Spice turmeric latte (golden latte) starts to be old news already, but is still delicious and a real feel good drink as well. So, I can’t take credit for these really, and I’m thankful for the one who decided to add beetroot to the plant based milk in the first place: it’s lovely.

I saw the carrot juice powder at store one day, and instantly I saw the picture of carrot cake latte in my head – I simply had to try it! Carrot, as beetroot, has some natural sugars so it’s just sweet enough, but both of them has several health benefits, too! A perfect package, I’d say: just whip the almond milk and mix with beetroot or carrot juice “shot”, just like you’d be preparing cafe latte, and you’re good to go. So, so good!

Dairyfree almond rainbow latte and feel good marmalade candiesDairyfree almond rainbow latte and feel good marmalade candiesDairyfree almond rainbow latte and feel good marmalade candies

Oh and there’s more! Because the Christmas is approaching as well, I prepared some feel good marmalede candies as well! I used NomNom – products, that are 100% fruits and berries, and covered them with high quality raw chocolate. Yum – so good, no need for other Christmas marmalede candies (that are popular over here): pure, real flavors of fruits and chocolate!

When you think about the Christmas (or any other kind) of candies, you might notice that the only natural thing about them is sugar. The most popular marmalede candies over here has only aromas and coloring, that will connect the taste they are representing. But not this time! These marmaledes are really made of strawberries, apple and raspberries, with some nutritious raw chocolate on top. Nothing more!

But let’s see the recipes then, shall we? Maybe you as well want to invite friends over for the most colorful latte cake – moment! They are so good in many ways: while sipping on these, you get the lovely taste and warming experience of pink or orange lattes, but as the same time you enjoy a lot of useful nutrients, that are always needed but especially during winter my body seems to crave more vitamins and antioxidants.

I hope you’ll love these cake lattes as well, stay warm!
Tuulia ♥

Carrot Cake Latte 

for one

about 0,5 dl water
1-2 Tbsp carrot juice powder (to taste)
0,5 tsp ceylonin cinnamon
hint of cardamom
about 2 dl plant based milk
(honey if needed)

1. Heat up the water and plant based milk in their own kettles or pans.
2. Mix the dry ingredients with the hot water.
3. Pour the hot plant based milk into a cup and foam it with a milk foamer.
4. Pour the “carrot juice shot” into the milk. (add honey if needed)

Red Velvet latte (beetroot latte)

for one

about 0,5 dl water
0,5-1 Tbsp beetroot juice powder (to taste)
hint of raw cacao powder
hint of real vanilla powder
about 2 dl plant based milk
(honey if needed)

1. Heat up the water and plant based milk in their own kettles or pans.
2. Mix the dry ingredients with the hot water.
3. Pour the hot plant based milk into a cup and foam it with a milk foamer.
4. Pour the “beetroot juice shot” into the milk. (add honey if needed)

Feel good Marmaledes

1-2 bags of NomNom-fruit snacks (or any other 100% fruit snacks)
raw chocolate
beetroot juice powder or any other juice powders for decoration

1. Melt the chocolate with low heat
2. Roll the NomNom fruit marmaledes in the melted chocolate, and put on on parchment sheet paper and to fridge for a moment.
3. When the chocolate marmalades are ready, decorate them with veggie powders.

Recipes were made in co-operation with Lejos.

Fresh Raw Chocolate-Figs

From time to time I try to remind myself of keeping things simple. Especially when it comes to recipes, it’s so easy to go a bit far with everything, even though I’m the biggest fan of simple treats. “Keep it simple, stupid” is maybe one of the greatest advices ever given, and with these lovely, fresh raw chocolate figs I really did follow this advice!

These pretty, pretty treats are perfect for easy dessert, for brunch or just for sweet snacking, when in need something a bit more special. Just melt the chocolate slowly in bain-marie, and dip the fresg figs into it, and that’s almost it! Just lovely.

Figs are one of the sweetest fruits on earth, and quite often we’ve been used to eat them dried. Nowadays, luckily, even our neighbour shop sells fresh ones as well, and I’m quite happy about it (and eating fresh figs frequently!). Fresh figs are sweet as candies, but are rich on fiber and calsium, too. And when eating them with raw chocolate, you get all the health benefits of it too: raw chocolate figs are a real feel-good treat!

I hope you have fresh figs available as well, and if you do, I recommend trying this easy and quick recipe: it’s delish!

Tuulia xx

Fresh Raw Chocolate-Figs 

Fresh figs
(Raw) chocolate
Here: unsweetened raw chocolate mass, maply syrup, salt (as much as you want: to taste)

For decoration: dried pomegranate seeds, shredded coconut

1. Place the chosem chocolate into bain-marie, and let melt
2. Wash, dry and chop the figs
3. Spice the choc if needed
4. Dip the fig pieces into the choc, place on top of parchemnt paper, and put into fridge for a while
5. When the choc has set up, you’re all ready! Enjoy!

Dreamy Fruit Pizza with Caramel Sauce (gluten free, vegan)

Dreamy Fruit Pizza with Caramel Sauce (gluten free, vegan)

For a moment now I’ve been dreaming of sweet  fruit and berry pizza. I’ve been browsing Pinterest & Instagram, drooling over delicious pictures while planning how my sweet pizza would look and taste like.. Most of the sweet pizzas are chocolate ones, but for some reason I’ve noticed that I was dreaming of caramel-like pizza, with lucuma”caramel”mousse and lucuma caramel sauce, with heaps of berries and fruits on top.

I sweetened the base with only banana, for it to be a bit sweet but not too much, since the lucuma-caramel toppings would be sweet enough. Lucuma might actually be one of my favorite superfood powders of all time: it’s versatile, and the caramel taste (when combined with coconut oil or cream) is just lovely, but in the end of the day you’re still eating a fruit, only in dried and powdered form! I use lucuma almost every day, and lately have noticed that most often combined with strong raw licorice, like in these Licorice-Date Fudges or in these Lucuma Blondies, Oh and these Mulberry Lucuma Candies are simply divine!

Dreamy Fruit Pizza with Caramel Sauce (gluten free, vegan)

I chose all the lovely, fresh and sweet berries and fruits on top, and the result with caramel mousse and caramel sauce was delicious! A perfect dessert, or a pretty queen of a brunch menu. By changing the fruits and berries you can variate the taste of the pizza almost endlessly, and follow the seasons of fruits and berries, too!

Oh and thanks to the coconut flour the pizza is high in fibre, and thanks to the berries and fruits, it’s full of vitamins, antioxidants, and all the good stuff.

Enjoy!
Tuulia

Dreamy Fruit Pizza with Caramel Sauce (gluten free, vegan)

Dreamy Fruit Pizza with Caramel Sauce (gluten free, vegan)

serves four-six

pizza base:
1 dl rice or other mild gluten free flour
about 0,5 dl coconut flour
1 ripe banana
about 2 dl oatmilk (or other plant based milk)
1 Tbsp psyllium
hint of salt
0,5 tsp ceylonin cinnamon
1 tsp baking powder
2 Tbsp virgin coconut oil (melted)

Lucuma mousse:
1 dl oat jogurt
1 dl coconut yogurt / cream
about 1,5 dl lucuma powder
1-2 Tbsp maple syrup (or honey)

“caramel” sauce:
about 0,5 dl virgin coconut oil, melted
about 0,75 dl lucuma powder
hint of salt

1. Heat the oven to 200 degrees (Celcius)
2. Mix all the dr ingredients
3. Mash the banana, and mix with milk. Add to dry mix together with coconut oil. Mix well. (There is sometimes differences between coconut flours, so you might need to adjust the amount of milk or flours.)
5. Bake for about 30 minutes, or until the pizza base has got some color and it comes of easily from the parchment paper. Let cool down.
7. Prepare the mousse: mix all the ingredients together and set aside for a moment.
8. Mix all the ingredients for the caramel sauce, and if needed, add a bit more of lucuma, so that you end up with a rich, creamy caramel-like sauce.
9: Prepare all the fruits and berries for the topping.
10. When the pizza base has cooled down, spread the lucuma mousse on top, then berries and fruits. Decorate with the lovely caramel-like sauce, and enjoy!

Dreamy Fruit Pizza with Caramel Sauce (gluten free, vegan)

1 2 3 8