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Low Carb Rum Balls Recipe


When I was a kid I didn’t like cake – a sentiment that’s very far away from me today. If I could, I would eat cake for breakfast, lunch and dinner, but in a constant quest for a healthy lifestyle, I try to keep my sweet tooth on the leash. I enjoy baking and cooking, which makes it hard not to over-indulge, which is why I try to experiment and make desserts that are low carb and without sugar. The latest recipe I’ve experimented with is for these delicious low carb rum balls. The consistency turned out to be near perfection and while it’s based on dried fruit, the taste of the rum is dominant, without overpowering the other flavours. 

When it comes to desserts, people are often scared when you talk about sugar-free, natural or raw alternatives. I therefore don’t like to call my ”alternatives” alternatives – for me, they’re the real deal, in a better version. While they taste as good as traditional rum balls, they are light and will not drag your energy level down and you can enjoy them without feeling guilty. What’s not to like?


Raw Rum Balls
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  1. 1/2 cup almonds
  2. 1/2 cup oats
  3. 1 cup coconut flour
  4. 1 cup dates (if dried soak in hot water)
  5. 1 cup raisins (soaked in hot water)
  6. 1 small banana
  7. 3 tsp psyllium seed husks
  8. 2 tsp rum essence
  9. Fruit sprinkles
  1. To make these delicious raw rum balls you will need the help from a blender {or a suitable substitute}. Blend the almonds, oats, coconut and the psyllium seed husks into a flour. Set aside.
  2. Blend the banana, raisins and dates along with the rum into a fine masse. Combine the two together. If you find it hard to form the ball, put the mixture into the fridge for an hour.
  3. Roll small balls into sprinkles of choice. I used coconut, pineapple and pomegranate sprinkles. Keep refrigerated.
  1. This recipe yields approx. 18 rum balls - all depending on the size.
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How To Style Boyfriend Jeans


Boyfriend jeans are one of those fashion items that never go out of style. At the same time, they are an item that can be hard to style. The great thing about boyfriend jeans is that, while they have a relaxing fit, they can easily be taken from day to night and add a bit of edge to your outfit and make your elegant and classic look more fun and trendy. Wear them with heels, flats or booties – boyfriend jeans are a versatile modern classic perfect for spring time. Here are three ways to style boyfriend jeans!


Boyfriend jeans in the picture: Rag & Bone

Look 1 – Relaxed & Edgy

A relaxed and informal look perfect for the lazy days where you still want to look and feel good. A leather jacket is a must in every woman’s wardrobe, if you ask me, and in order to keep the look, which consists of two other masculine elements {Converse and boyfriend jeans} from becoming too butch, I would add a feminine, colourful statement necklace. Think: Alexa Chung

Look 2 – Elegant & Effortless

A tailored suit jacket worn with a loose blouse and boyfriend jeans along with dainty heels is a great look for evening that will have you looking and feeling chic, without over-doing it. Perfect for a first date or informal dinner with friends. The mixture of prints {stripes and animal} gives the look a fun feel, while the blazer and the heels take it from day to evening in an instant! Think: Jennifer Aniston

Look 3 – Sporty & Timeless

A classic jeans and a t-shirt that is trendy and timeless all at the same time. Pairing your boyfriend jeans with a pair of tan booties and an army jacket gives you a sporty and classic look that’s effortless and put together. Perfect for a Sunday stroll grabbing brunch from your favorite café! Think: Diane Kruger

Which look would you wear? And what are your best boyfriend-jeans tips?



Mini Frittata With Shiitake Mushrooms


I’ve always wanted to make frittata – a savoury Italian dish perfect for breakfast or lunch. They are easy and simple to make and while being low(er) on calories, they’re full of proteins and vitamins. I decided that the base for my frittata should be mushrooms and I chose Shiitake. Shiitake mushrooms are one of the most delicious of its kind. Solid in texture and full of delicate taste they are known for their health benefits, becoming a symbol of longevity in Asia. What’s not to like about that?

Mini Shiitake Frittata
Serves 4
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  1. 4 eggs
  2. 1 small red onion
  3. 100 grams of Shiitake mushrooms
  4. 1/4 cup milk
  5. 1/2 red chilli
  6. 1/2 cup thinly chopped fresh spinach
  7. 6-8 cherry tomatos
  8. A pinch of salt
  9. Freshly ground pepper
  10. Fresh mozzarella cheese
  1. Dice your Shiitake mushrooms gently and let them simmer on medium heat for 3-5 minutes along with the finely chopped onion.
  2. Whip your eggs lightly and add the chilli as well as freshly ground pepper to it. Set to side.
  3. Oil your forms with a tiny bit of olive oil and place the Shiitake mushrooms/onion in each form. Place the chopped spinach and the thin slices of tomato on the mushrooms.
  4. Top it off with the eggs and a pinch of salt. Bake in the oven for about 20 minutes (until it hardens) at 200 degrees C (392 F). Enjoy with fresh mozzarella cheese!
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