The arrival of winter calls for slow weekends, dark, warm comforting coffee, reading books tucked in a blanket, sweet indulgences, and growing excitement for the holidays to come.
It has started to get very cold in Denmark and I finally had to let go of my leather jacket and say hello to my big, warm fake fur coat. My beloved sneakers also stays in the closet and instead I wander in my rain boots. Loads of rain, wet leaves, a hat, gloves and long walks.
Behind the scenes I´m spending my time designing new courses. I´m super excited about this and will let you know more soon.
Maybe these delicious + healthy Sweet Potato, Kale, Spinach & Feta Buns will be the last thing I´m baking in my current kitchen. Now my sweet old kitchen is slowly being ripped apart because we had severe water damage in the under-floor pipes and it will take some time to repair.
The good news is I´m going to get a new kitchen and hopefully they will have it done just in time for Christmas…fingers crossed!
Anyway, I wanted to make some healthy buns, that could serve more as a meal – something nutritious for my high-school kids to snack on between classes.
I was inspired by this muffin recipe but ended up changing it a bit mostly because I couldn´t find my muffin trays..sigh…I looked everywhere, even called my husband in the middle of an important meeting to ask if he knew where to find them…. I only call him at work when it´s urgent, so you could imagine his surprise when I asked for the muffin trays…lol.
I decided to give it a go and change the recipe. Making buns instead of muffins. I also added two table spoons of pumpkin seeds and one cup of Psyllium husks, which is not in the original recipe. I was out of parsley, so I used spinach and it worked out perfectly. You can find the original muffin recipe here.
Sweet Potato, Kale, Spinach & Feta Buns
2 cupswhite spelt flour.
1 cup psyllium husks (optional).
1 teaspoonfine salt.
1/2 teaspoonblack pepper.
1 teaspoonbaking soda (I used 2 teaspoons of baking powder).
1 cupkale, stalks removed, roughly chopped.
4 tablespoons spinach, finely chopped.
2 teaspoons of pumpkin seeds.
3 eggs, lightly beaten.
1/2 cupextra-virgin olive oil.
1/2 cupplain Greek yoghurt.
1 cupsweet potato puree (chopped, boiled and mashed into puree).
Listen up! I´m going to be brutally honest! My life is far from perfect!
As I write this blog post my car will not start, my washing machine is broken (of course with all my clothes in it), my kitchen is about to be ripped totally apart, as we just had a massive water damage incident (and the insurance will not cover it!). Conrad has an ear infection, there´s a storm outside and my mom is annoying….
Ohh, yes… you see what I mean…not perfect at all….
The good news is that life is not only one-sided. My life is also amazing!
Calm in the Middle of the Chaos
As I write this blog post, I feel happy and super relaxed. I´m having one of those slow mornings where I´m still in my PJ, sipping my green juice energy booster, listening to cozy Boza Nova jazz. I know today will be great because I choose to fill it with what makes me happy. I will be working with my new course material, something I´m super excited about and later I´ll bake sweet potato and feta buns, take Conrad for a walk in the woods and finish my day with yoga, Thai-massage, and a hot bath.
I slow down and focus on what matters. I choose calm instead of chaos. I refuse to give up my well-being and good mood – just because life is testing me with a handful of not-so-pleasant circumstances.
“It’s not what happens that matters but how you react (to what happens) that matters”
We humans tend to wait for life to be perfect, the truth is life will never be 100% perfect. Life is ever changing. Sometimes you are blessed with wonderful surprises and other times life hands you a sh*t sandwich.
When you are tested, when you find yourself in a situation out of your control, remember that you can always control how you react. After all things only have the meaning we give them, right.
The sooner we realise that we can have a great day, every day, despite what does or doesn’t happen on that day, the sooner we will move away from the chaos and into the calm.
Stay calm, breathe, choose your attitude with care, follow your heart, find the learning pill and whatever you do, do it with love.
Everything will pass, and while you wait why not enjoy life to the fullest🙏🏻