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Autumn is my favourite season. I love the colours of the leaves and the slight chill in the air although it is still fairly warm during sunny days. It is the time of preparing for school, buying sharp pencils, crispy books and new pens. I also love the fact that I am now able to make stews, soups, casseroles and anything hot. I love bowls of warm soup, especially when it is raining heavily outside and my old house shakes and wobbles in the heavy storms as it has done for over a 100 years. There is something so satisfying about using your own produce as well and the autumn month is packed with goodies such as rhubarb, cauliflower, parsnips, carrots, beets and more. And the blueberries, oh my. I am like a blueberry-vacuum cleaner because I pick for days to freeze for later use.

Many of the recipes you will find here are 'in season' during the autumn months although keep in mind that what we have in season in Iceland may be different to what you are used to in your country. Some of the recipe may not contain ingredients that are 'in season' but may have bribed me to be allowed in the autumn category.

Extremely simple, yet tasty and satisfying

Pinto Beans and Vegetables from Rwanda

In February 2008 I went gorilla trekking in Rwanda. It was absolutely magical.

The healthiest start to your busy day


I don't understand people that can go to work or school on an empty stomach. It is like driving your car without you wouldn't do that would you?

A very healthy and delicious version of potato chips with no added fat

Potato Chips

These potato chips have absolutely no fat and are still delicious and crispy. Ok they might not be as juicy as your traditional potato chips but if you want a healthy alternative this is the one.

The perfect bread for savoury and sweet toppings, depending on your mood!

Pumpkin and Walnut Loaf

This is the perfect bread for savoury or sweet toppings/fillings, depending on your mood! I sometimes team it up with hummus or cheese or, if I am in a sweet mood I use jam or peanut butter.

Not the most beautiful smoothie in the world but very healthy

Rhubarb and Banana Smoothie

I know that this smoothie doesn't look has a brownish colour and looks kind of uninteresting.

This is an absolute favourite of my best friend's daughter

Rhubarb and Date Compote

Rhubarb is an excellant plant. It may benefit those with high cholesterol and it also provides a good source of vitamin C, fibre, potassium and calcium.

A delightful ice cream packed with goodness

Rhubarb and Strawberry Ice Cream

I love rhubarb, especially when teamed with strawberries. My friend Elva often gives me rhubarb and when she does I go rhubarb-crazy making everything with rhubarb.

Pink and delicious ice lollies

Rhubarb and Strawberry Ice Lollies

These lollies are delicious. They don't contain any dairy products and are therefore perfect for those who are intolerant or allergic to dairy.

A very healthy milk shake, packed with good stuff

Rhubarb and Strawberry Milk Shake

I love, love, love this "milk" shake (which is actually not made with any dairy products). Forget the milk shakes you can buy in those fast food places because this is the real deal.

A delicious smoothie packed with fibre, vitamins and antioxidants

Rhubarb and Strawberry Smoothie

When we were kids growing up in Iceland every neighbour had a garden plot outside their home with potatoes, carrots, cauliflower and rhubarb.

Rhubarb good with lots of stuff

Rhubarb Jam

I love rhubarb jam, I use it on waffles, on yoghurt, on toast and wherever I can because it is very, very good for you.

Delightful and sweet muffins with a tangy twist

Rhubarb Muffins

When I have a lone jar of something in the fridge, like a jar of rhubarb jam staring at me for a very long time, I kind of become obsessed thinking about ways to use it.

Amazingly versatile rice patties, perfect with cheese, jam or peanut butter

Rice Patties

This recipe was given to me by a friend of mine named Lisa Hjalt. She got the recipe from her friend named Sigga Runa.

A colourful and tasty salad with a healthy dressing

Salad with Tahini Dressing

I am a big salad fan. I love salads and could eat them every day.

A traditional Icelandic shrimp salad

Shrimp Salad

This is a classic, Icelandic salad, served with bread, on crackers, as sandwich fillings and often when there is a gathering of people such as for birthdays.

One of the reasons the Japanese live so long!

Soba Noodle Salad with Wakame, Ginger and Vegetables

I made this salad immediately after arrived home from a trip to Japan.

An easy and healthy twist on the classic Italian dish

Spaghetti Bolognese (with Minced Soy Meat)

Although I was not at all fond of meat in my early years (and I am of course a vegetarian today) I loved the tomato sauce which surrounded the meat balls my mother made in her "spaghetti and meat b

A lovely Kenyan dish packed with vitamins and goodness

Spaghetti ya Mboga (Spaghetti with Roasted Vegetables)

This recipe really surprised me I must say. I left the tomatoes simmering for a long time and that really made the flavours pop.

This is such a healthy jam and I absolutely love it

Spicy Blueberry Jam

This is more of a thick sauce than a jam as I don't use gelatin or other thickening agents. You can make it thicker by using pectin.

Absolutely lovely muffins with a spicy undertone

Spicy Carrot and Raisin Muffins

These are lovely and I particularly like the spicy undertone from the nutmeg, ginger, cloves and cinnamon. These muffins are packed with fibre, antioxidants, iron and more.

My healthy, spicy Christmas loaf!

Spicy Christmas Fruit Loaf

Although the loaf seems quite complicated to prepare it is actually fairly easy, especially if you are able to break the task down over a few days (chop the fruits on day one, prepare the batter on

Spicy yet sweet muffins

Spicy Orange and Carrot Muffins

I love the spicy aroma that surrounds my kitchen when making these muffins. I absolutely love the combination of orange and spice, it is so divine.

Perfect in late autumn when pumpkins are in season!

Spicy Pumpkin Loaf

This loaf is perfect when the pumpkins start to appear in late autumn.

A delicious smoothie, perfect for summer

Strawberry Smoothie

Strawberries are packed with vitamin C and they contain fibre and antioxidants as well. Sweet, organic strawberries, freshly picked from a field (think Danish strawberries) are my favourite fruit.

The most summery salad of all

Summer Salad with Oranges and Watermelons

If there was a competition for healthy salads, this one would clearly be a winner.