Where do you live?
I’m am born and raised in a small suburb to Copenhagen, Denmark. Today I live in the heart of Copenhagen, which I’m very happy about.
What is your food philosophy?
Personally I thrive on a diet based on whole foods and lots of carbohydrates. I used to be ridiculously anxious about starches, but ever since I adapted to lifestyle based on lots of carbohydrates, veggies and natural ingredients I have never felt better.
I believe that happiness comes from within, but a lot of the effort comes from what we eat. Before adapting this plant-based lifestyle I was a miserable being trying to find perfect diet to lose weight, skip acne and feel good. Actually I never thought I would find a diet that would match all these things. When I adapted to whole food plant-based diet I got rid of all these issues that had been ruining my life for years. Read more about my story here!
Most importantly I listen to my body. I don’t believe anything good will come out of labelling yourself and keeping yourself away from eating the chocolate square with your friends and family. Life’s about having fun and if I’m busy keeping myself on a specific diet I will miss a lot of fun on the way. That being said, I of course eat mostly wholesome and nutrition-rich food, but I have trying to stay on specific diets and labelling myself for too long and I have simply figured that I’m much happier when I eat what my mind and body desires.
What is your mission?
My mission is to show how tasty, satisfying and easy plant-based living can be. Healthy living doesn’t have to require long hours of cooking or long ingredient lists. I create recipes with healthy ingredients to nourish your body and mind with easy instructions to follow.
10 thing you always make sure to have in your kitchen?
- Batch of plant milk (like almond milk)
- Garlic powder
- Coconut milk
- Maple syrup (perks of living with a canadian man..) + date syrup (mostly for me, but it’s soooo good!)
- Nutritional yeast
What kind of camera equipment do you use?
For most of my work here on the blog I have used my good old Canon EOS 750D and Canon EF 50mm/1.4 USM lens.
In June 2017 I was able to upgrade the old boy to a Canon EOS 5D Mark iii and Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM.
How do you cook without oil?
I avoid oils (of any kind) and there’s a good reason to that. Since there are no nutrients in oil (only fat) I don’t use it. I do use fatty nutrients like chia seeds, nuts and avocado when I cook, but it’s because they come with a range of other nutrients. When I fry vegetables in a saucepan, I fry in water or soy sauce. It turns out much more delicious and the ingredients brings out much more flavor.
Once you get use to fry in water, you get really picky when you go to restaurants (where most things are soaked in olive oil..). No need to add dispensable fat. Though I sometimes add 1-2 teaspoon of coconut oil when I bake. Simply to bring a bit extra moisture to your bakings. If I do so, I use organic virgin coconut oil. It would never occur to me to buy any other oils like olive, sunflower and you name it.
Do you have gluten free options?
Personally I’m not allergic to gluten and honestly it’s not my main focus. I create wholesome recipes and yes some of them does include a lot of gluten. Most recipes are easy to make gluten free, like adding gluten free oats, gluten free pasta etc. If you have any questions for a recipe, let me know and I’m more than happy to help you.