💆🏻♀️Gonna go get myself AromaTouch certified.
👶🏻I can’t wait to spoil my little guy with this technique to support his overall wellbeing. My beautiful friend @hillarylamay
has applied this to her little girl (Olivia) and can tell you that Liv has never had a fever in her life. Amen to supporting our kiddos naturally!
📱Anywhoozles, this means complete digital detox for this gal for a couple of days. I’ll be back a changed woman. Just kidding; just a more supported woman.
🇳🇴Are you living in the Stavanger/Sandnes and want an AromaTouch? Or maybe you even want to know how you can apply it to your family (kiddos)? Hit me up!
🥧 Low FODMAP, gluten-free, soyfree & refined-sugar free raspberry crumble. You’re going to want to screen shot this recipe. Just saying.
Also; why is there no raspberry emoji? It’s the best berry.
500 g. berries of choice
250 ml (1cup) gluten-free oats
125 ml (1/2) coconut sugar
5 tbsp buckwheat flour
150 ml (a little over 1/2 cup) cold butter
👩🏻🍳 Put oven on 170 degrees Celsius. Rinse and place berries in a small ovenproof dish. In a big bowl; combine oats, buckwheat flour, coconut sugar and butter. Mix using your hands (grinding the butter) until it’s turned into a crumbly mixture. Cover berries with crumbly mixture and place in the over for 25 minutes.
🍋 Ever had lemoned potato wedges/boats? No? Well, you’ve been missing out BIG TIME.
🍋 Lemoned potato boats:
10 potatoes (yes, this is a dinner party sized portion)
100 ml (a bit under 1/2 cup) olive oil
1 tbsp 7spice (recipe for 7spice in an earlier post)
1/2 tsp cayenne
1 tsp salt
👩🏻🍳 Put oven on 200 Celsius (fan). Peel and cut potatoes into boats/wedges. Squeeze lemon into a big bowl. Add olive oil, spices and salt.
Put potatoes into the marinade for a couple of minutes. Remove and place on an oven tray tray with parchment paper.
Bake in oven for 30 minutes or until slightly crispy. Check every once in a while the last 10 minutes to make sure they dont burn.
💁🏻♀️ Welcome to the world of YUM.
Written crash-course on essential oils now up in stories. It’s also in highlights. Go go go.
🤷🏻♀️Breakfast for dinner, because I’m a grown up and can do what I want. Ha!
So, glutenfree, dairyfree, refinedsugarfree, lowfodmap, EDIBLE (delicious actually), French toast? YES.
🍌 Turmeric French Toast with Caramelized Banana (på norsk lenger nede 👇🏻):
6 pieces of toast (whichever bread you prefer)
2 organic eggs
100 ml coconut milk
3 tbsp real maple syrup (check label for added sugars)
1/2 tsp real vanilla bean powder (substitute: vanilla sugar/vanilla powder, but that will no longer make these refined sugar free)
1/2 tsp turmeric
1/4 tsp cinnamon
a dollop of butter
Whisk eggs with coconut milk. Add maple syrup and whisk some more. Add vanilla bean powder + cinnamon and give it one last whisk. Heat a frying pan on medium heat and add blob of butter. Dip pieces of toast in the egg mix and make sure they get properly soaked. When butter is bubbling, transfer your soaked toast to the pan. Fry on one side until crispy golden-brown, flip and fry other side until crispy golden-brown.
When you’ve plated your french toast, put the already cut up banana in frying pan and fry until caramelized. Transfer onto toast, poor a bit of maple syrup on and ENJOY (without the guilt). 🙌🏻
🍌 Gurkemeie Armeriddere med Karamellisert Banan:
6 skiver med valgfritt brød
2 økologiske egg
100 ml kokkosmelk (min favoritt er coconut dream)
2 ss ekte lønnesirup
1/2 ts ekte vanilje pulver
(vaniljesukker fungerer også, men da er ikke lenger oppskriften raffinert sukkerfri)
1/2 ts gurkemeie
1/4 ts kanel
1 ss smør
Pisk egg og kokkosmelk. Legg til lønnesirup og pisk igjen før du tilsetter vaniljepulver + kanel og visper en siste gang. Legg smør i stekepannen og skru opp varmen. Den skal være mellomvarm når du legger skivene oppi.
Dynk brødskivene i eggmiksen og legg dem i stekepannen når smøret har begynt å boble. Stek til den ene siden er crispy gyllenbrun, vend og stek til andre siden blir like gyllen og fin. Når de er ferdige legger du allerede oppskjært banan i samme stekepannen til de blir gylne. Legg banan oppå skivene, hell litt lønnesirup oppå og server. Nyt disse (uten dårlig samvittighet)!! 🙌🏻
😭 The response to my last post was incredible. I appreciate every one of you and what you bring to the table.
🧘🏻♀️ Please know that I don’t have it all figured out. The journey to healing body, mind and soul is continuous. However, I will shout out in pride that I have come very far and that i haven’t come this far, to only come this far! I am still working on me.
🌻I have received encouraging messages these last two days, but also quite a few inquires. I wish I could help each and every one of you out, but the truth is; I’m not taking on any new clients as of now. Please also understand that I cannot take on clients for free. My time is valuable. As is yours.
👶🏻 I am concentrating my time and energy on my ladies that enrolled for my fertility/IVF support program, my dōTERRA biz & most importantly; my family. .
🤸🏻♀️However, if you would like to work with me; send me a msg and I will put you on a waiting list. 2 of my IVF babes are nearing the end of their cycles and so 2 spots will be opening up shortly.
💧Another way to work with me is through joining my oils tribe. In joining my oils tribe; you have access to not only my advice and expertise through 2 free one on one calls, but also access to a support network of women and leaders that are on a wellness journey similar to your own.
With so much love,
📸I am going completely out of my comfort zone posting these pictures. Those of you that have followed me since I started my Instagram in April will know that I don’t like posting pictures of my face. No particular reason. It’s just not my thing.
✨However, I came across these pictures today. I thought I had deleted the one to the left. Why didn’t I? Maybe to serve as a reminder of how things once were.
📷 I am choosing to share these photos because:
🌿 I want those of you that think you are stuck and cannot move forward because of your illnesses can see that I have been there. I tried anything and everything western medicine had to offer me. Hormone therapy, chemo, surgery, prescription morphine. It didn’t work; it made things worse. In fact; I reached a point where I no longer wanted to live and knew that I had to take control of my health and find solutions. Wasting my life in bed in pain and with no doctor helping me was not serving me.
✨There is hope for you too. Trust yourself enough to believe that YOU can do the work and find solutions for YOU. It’ll be time consuming, energy draining, frustrating, but please; take the leap.
🧘🏻♀️ My second reason for posting this is a selfish one: I know I come across as difficult. I’m nearly impossible to ask over for dinner, I know. But when I tell you that I don’t tolerate a certain food or many foods, please believe that the picture on the left is the reason I choose to live this life. I know a piece of cheese or those lentils or cashews seem insignificant on YOUR wellness journey, but on my wellness journey; they are huge obstacles. Have mercy on me when I tell you that I can’t stay at your party until midnight. Or even until 10 pm, because I need my rest. You can laugh at my obsession with non toxic products and oils. That’s ok, I’ll laugh with you, but don’t belittle me for choosing my health over living my life according to your expectations of me, because the truth is; had I not gone off on this wellness journey and stood strong in my decisions; I may not have stayed alive.
🙏🏻 I am a sensitive 25 year old, but I am stronger than you’ll ever know. That’s all. Thank you.
🐟Tuna cakes, because apparently tuna cakes are trending and I needed to know why. #conforming
🍋Tuna cakes (with a twist of course):
2 cans of 150 gram tuna
1 slice of sourdough bread (or bread of choice)
5 drops dōTERRA lemon essential oil (feel free to skip, I just added this to experiment)
1 tbsp buckwheat flour
2 tsp dijon mustard
4 tbsp chopped scallions
2 tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tbsp Tabasco
Turn oven on to 200 degrees Celsius.
In a bowl: mix breadcrumbs, lime juice, scallions, dijon mustard, Tabasco, salt and lemon essential oil. Drain tuna and add to mixture. Add buckwheat flour and mix well.
Line a baking tray with parchment paper and brush parchment paper with olive oil. Divide mixture into four, roll into balls, place on tray and press down. Brush patties with olive oil and place in the oven for 25 minutes. Serve with a salad and potato wedges.
💁🏻♀️Totally get why they’re trending..
🧘🏻♀️ Let’s talk adrenals for a minute. What exactly is “adrenal fatigue”? What are ADRENALS even? Ha! Well, keep reading.
🤓 The adrenals are two small glands that sit on top of your kidneys. When the body or mind is stressed; these small glands produce bursts of cortisol. Consistent exposure to stress may drain the adrenals and lead to a constant low cortisol state. This state is called adrenal fatigue and symptoms of this can be the following:
- Body aches
- Unexplained weight loss
- Low blood pressure
- Loss of body hair
- Skin discoloration (hyperpigmentation)
So what is there to do with adrenal fatigue?
🧘🏻♀️ First of all; limit stress. Are you consistently exposed to unnecessary stress? Ask yourself what you can take off your plate. What is draining you and is it serving you?
🤷🏻♀️ My tolerance to unnecessary stress is close to ZERO. Call me selfish if you will; but there is no room for “extra” tasks, outings or people that just drain me and give me nothing back. I have become ruthless in deciding what and whom to spend my energy on. There’s no shame in my game, because in being ruthless; I am able to better serve myself, my family and those that really and truly are interested in exchanging knowledge and thoughts. Does that mean I don’t care about people who don’t serve me? No, of course not. What it means is that I am careful with people who drain me. There is no one worth giving up your physical/mental health and family for. RANT OVER.
💁🏻♀️ Now let me share with you my newly discovered adrenal cocktail. A special thank you to @yvonne.lh
for introducing it to me.
🍹 Adrenal cocktail:
Freshly pressed orange juice
1/4 cream of tartar
1/4 tsp sea salt
I know. Sounds gross, but I REALLY enjoyed it and noticed an instant affect on my energy levels. This is a new staple.
💧Ps. There are oils that will help support those adrenals and I’d love to guide you if this is of interest.
🙌🏻 Anti inflammatory chicken meatballs and warm bell pepper salad? Yes please. This recipe is great for next day lunches too, because it tastes just as good (if not better) cold. YUM.
🌿 Mini Turmeric Chicken Meatballs:
400 g ground chicken (preferably organic)
1 tbsp buckwheat flour
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp cumin
2 tbls parsley,- see earlier post on why you should include parsley in your diet (If you can’t find it, let me know and I’ll tag you in it).
1/2 tsp salt
Dash of black pepper; to enhance absorption of curcumin from the turmeric.
- Put oven on 200 degrees Celsius. Mix all ingredients and place on an oven tray with parchment paper and bake for 15 minutes.
🌿Warm Bell-pepper Quinoa Salad:
1 red bell pepper
1 green bell pepper
1 yellow bell pepper
500 ml (2 cups) already cooked quinoa
2 tbsp olive oil
Salt, pepper & turmeric to taste
Cut bell peppers and fry in olive oil with salt, pepper and turmeric on high heat while stirring. Remove after about 3-4 minutes and stir into already cooked quinoa.
🤦🏻♀️Those of you that follow my stories will know that this chocolate tahini cake was a total disaster. *Queue tears of disappointment & a couple of swearwords*!
So why am I posting a picture of this disaster? I’m glad you asked. Today, I AM ASKING YOU for help. I would love a low FODMAP & refined sugar free chocolate cake recipe to try out. Have one on hand that you’re willing to share? Let me know!
Also; it may or may not be that time of the month and I may or may not be seriously craving chocolate cake. 🤦🏻♀️ whatevs.
Recipe in English (Norwegian further down 👇🏻):
🥘This is such an easy “pick me up” bowl! I love making it when I’m craving comfort food, but also don’t want to put too much effort into cooking. Please tell me you understand exactly what I mean! 🤦🏻♀️
🌿 Gut-healing Mexican’ish quinoa bowl:
400 g. ground beef
400 ml (1 ½ cup) cooked quinoa
1-2 grated carrots
5 dl (1 cup) homemade bone broth
Or 1 beef stock cube with 5 dl (2 cups) water
1 tbsp smoked paprika powder
1 tbsp cumin powder
1 ½ tsp oregano
Salt and pepper to taste
2 handfuls of chopped scallions (green parts only)
Fry grated carrots. Add beef when carrots are fragrant. Fry until beef is browned. Add broth + spices and let simmer for at least 20 minutes or until liquid has evaporated. Once finished stir in cooked quinoa.
Serve with lime, scallions and sour cream (for those that tolerate that).
Dette er en enkel "feel good" rett som jeg gjerne lager dersom jeg virkelig trenger god mat, men ikke ønsker å legge for mye innsats i det.
🌿 Tarm styrkende meksikansk inspirert quinoa:
400 g. karbonadedeig
400 ml ferdig kokt quinoa
2 håndfull vårløk (kun grønn del)
1-2 gulrøtter (revet)
5 dl kjøtt kraft
Eller en terning kjøttbuljong + 5dl vann
1 ss røkt paprika pulver
1 ss spisskummen
1 ½ ts oregano
Salt og pepper
Stek revet gulrøtter. Legg til karbonadedeig når gulrøttene gir fra seg en duft. Stek til kjøttet er brunet. Tilsett kjøttkraft (eller buljong) + krydder og la det småkoke i minst 20 minutter eller til all væske har fordampet. Rør inn kokt quinoa helt til slutt.
Server med lime, vårløk og rømme (for de som tåler det).
👩🏻🔬“People will eat fast food, drink neon colored energy drinks, take prescriptions, but need to do research before trying lavender essential oil.” - unknown
🤓 I’m all for research, because I’m a nerd at heart and I research everything. My point is; research it all. Be your own advocate. Your own healer.
☝🏻We are part of the generations that impact the growth of our youngest generation,- and my goal is to teach my son (and anyone else willing to learn) that our bodies are not immortal. They need care in the form of food, movement, self care, and that there are natural options that can help support us when we need it.
🤦🏻♀️Am I saying prescriptions are not necessary? Of course I’m not. I need prescriptions myself and I TAKE THEM, but I’ve also been prescribed medication that has absolutely ruined parts of my body and I wish I had listened to my gut and found natural remedies earlier. You can read more about that in my highlights section under “my story”.
💧If you follow my stories; you’ll know that I am an essential oil girl. I am a self-care pusher. My goal is not to persuade you of anything. My goal is to put any knowledge I have out there in order for anyone that needs it to be able to reach me.
🌸 If you need support along your wellness journey; let me know or tag someone that is in need of support, because there are so many out there praying for support and this might just help them.
* Please note that not all essential oils are made to meet purity and quality standards needed to make a difference in your health. A bottle of essential oil from a supermarket or even a Whole Foods store will most likely not serve you. It may in fact harm you. Make informed choices.
Ps. No questions are stupid. Hit me with them all.
With all the love,
☕️ Anti inflammatory turmeric latte
(Norsk oppskrift lenger nede👇🏻):
1/2-1 tsp turmeric*
1/4 tsp real vanilla bean powder
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp maple syrup (feel free to use honey or datepaste if not following a low FODMAP diet)
1 cm peeled and chopped ginger
400 ml (1 cup) coconut milk
Pinch of freshly ground black pepper*
Mix spices and maple syrup into a paste in a small pot. Add ginger and coconut milk. Bing to boil and let simmer for 10 minutes. Remove ginger and enjoy hot. ✨
*Depends on how much you like the taste of turmeric. If this is your first turmeric latte, I would recommend starting with 1/2 tsp.
*For enhanced absorption of cucurcimin from the turmeric.
☕️ Anti inflammatorisk gurkemeie latte:
½ -1 ts gurkemeie*
1/4 ts ekte vaniljepulver
1/4 ts kanel
1 ts lønnesirup (du kan også bruke honning eller daddelsirup dersom du ikke følger en lav FODMAP diett)
1 cm ingefær (skrell og hakk)
400 ml kokkosmelk
En liten dash nykvernet svart pepper
Bland krydder og lønnesirup til en slags pasta i en liten kasserolle. Tilsett ingefær og kokosmelk. Skru opp varmen og la det småkoke i 10 minutter. Fjern ingefær og server latten varm.✨
*Avhengig av hvor mye du liker smaken av gurkemeie. Hvis dette er din første gurkemeie latte, vil jeg anbefale å begynne med 1/2 ts.
*For økt absorpsjon av cucurcimin fra gurkemeie.
English (på norsk lenger nede👇🏻):
This one is for my fellow Lebanese food lovers. These are low FODMAP, but make sure to follow the Monash serving size guidelines for chickpeas!
🌿 Quinoa and chickpea medallions:
1 cup cooked quinoa
1 cup drained and rinsed canned chickpeas (very important that you choose canned chickpeas if following low FODMAP diet)
2 medium carrots
A handful of chopped scallions (green parts only)
4 tbsp buckwheat flour
4 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp smoked red pepper powder
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp salt
½ cayenne pepper
Put oven on 190 Celsius. Add all ingredients into a food processor and blend until smooth. Add more olive oil if batter seems too dry. Line an oven tray with parchment paper. Grease parchment paper with olive oil (for crispiness). Using a tablespoon; scoop out batter onto parchment paper. Form and pat down into small burger looking patties. Brush olive oil on each medallion. Bake in oven for 20 minutes. Flip and bake for another 5 minutes or until crispy and golden. Serve with a salad, in pita bread or as is for a snack.
Denne oppskriften er spesielt for de av dere som liker libanesisk mat og for mine veganske følgere! Disse er lav FODMAP, men sørg for at du følger monash sine retningslinjer i forhold til mengdebegrensing av kikerter.
🌿 quinoa og kikert medaljonger:
250 ml ferdig kokt quino
250 ml hermetisert kikerter som er godt renset (spesielt viktig å velge hermetiserte kikerter dersom du følger lav FODMAP diett)
2 mellomstore gulrøtter
En håndfull hakket vårløk (kun det grønne)
4 ss bokhvete mel
4 ss olivenolje
1 ts røkt paprikapulver
1 ts spisskummen
1 ts salt
½ ts cayenne pepper
Sett ovnen på 190 grader. Ha alle ingrediensene oppi en matprosessor og bland til røren er glatt. Ha oppi mer olivenolje dersom røren virker for tørr. Ha bakepapir på et stekebrett og smør bakepapiret med olivenolje (slik at medaljongene blir sprø). Bruk en spiseskje til å overføre røre til bakepapir. Form til medaljonger. Bruk deretter en pensel til å smøre olivenolje på hver medaljong. Stek i ovnen i 20 minutter. Vend og stek i ytterligere 5 minutter eller til de er sprø og gylne.
Yes, low FODMAP bone broth is totally possible!
🌿 Low FODMAP bone broth:
1 large leek (green part only)
2 large carrots
2 lbs (1kg) bones (I use beef bones)
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
2 fresh springs of thyme
6 liters water
1 tsp peppercorns
A few bay leaves
Wash and roughly chop vegetables. No need to peel. Add to a big pot along with the rest of the ingredients. Bring to boil. Turn down heat and let simmer for 24 hours. Remove veg. Pour into mason jars & store in freezer.
Don’t forget to add salt when using it in cooking. Store bought bone broth has already added salt.
I generally avoid tomatoes, because of its high histamine content, but I was craving bacalao and so this happened. 💁🏻♀️
🍅 Oven-baked bacalao:
1 red bell pepper
1 green bell pepper
1 carton organic crushed tomatoes
4 cod fillets
1/2 cup olives
1 tsp salt
2-3 tbsp olive oil
Cracked black pepper
Put oven on 200 degrees Celsius. Cut squash and peppers, toss with olive oil and place in oven for 20 minutes. Take out of the oven and add crushed tomatoes + olives + cod fillets + salt and pepper. Place back in the oven for another 20 minutes. Serve with mashed potatoes. Yum.
I’ll just leave this right here for anyone following me that’s recovering from any form of abuse. You are worth unlearning your survival tactics that stand in your way and rewiring your brain to give yourself the life that you deserve. I feel you & I am on this journey with you.
Quote in picture found from: @leenukah