Danish inspired vegetarian Christmas dinner

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Cranberry sauce
150 g fresh cranberries
2 Tbsp. honey
1/3 cup port

Bring to a boil and let it simmer for 20 minutes.

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(for 3)

125 gram cashew nuts
125 gram mushrooms
200 grams dry red lenses. Boil them in 2,5 dl stock
75 gram breadcrumbs
75 gram tomato paste
1 red bell pepper
1 bunch of parsley
1 little onion and 2 garlic cloves fried
2 tsp chili flakes

Blend the ingredients above except for the sauce. Add the mixture to cupcake forms or form it as breads. Brush with cranberry sauce. Heat the oven 200 Celsius. Roast covered for 30 min and thereafter uncovered for 30 min.

1 medium sweet potato – boiled
½ an apple fried until it is soft

Blend the potato and apple and add cinnamon and nutmeg. Roast in the oven for an hour.

dessert:
1 handful roasted almonds
A little can of coconut cream
Vanilla
2 Tbsp. chia seeds

Let sit in the fridge for at least an hour. Serve with cherry sauce

Pita with Egg Salad

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Pita
25 gram dry yeast
3 dl lukewarm water
1 Tbsp sugar
1 tsp salt
1 Tbsp olive oil
125 gram manitoba flor
250 gram Graham flour

Dissolve the yeast in the water, add the rest of the ingredients little at the time.
Knead the dough for 10 minutes until it becomes firm.
Leave it covered by a dishcloth for 1 hour.
Form 6 buns and press them flat. Leave them covered for 30 minutes.
Heat the oven, and leave the baking tray in the oven for 30 minutes.
Transfer the breads to the hot tray and turn them after 4 minutes,turn them again after 4 more minutes.

Egg Salad
5 hard boiled eggs, smash them
2 Tbsp skyr/ plain yogurt
3 Tbsp organic mayo (or home made tofumayo)
2 tsp curry powder
0,5 tsp paprika
1 tsp mustard
0,5 tsp salt
½ a bunch of chives
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Mix the ingredients

Serve the salad inside the pita breads. Add lettuce, cucumber and grated carrot

Enjoy

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Pistacio power

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A healthy, nutty snack that is not too sweet, but that is just perfect to spoil yourself a bit

almond butter: blend 1 cup of almonds until they become a creamy nut butter – in other words, high speed for quite a while:)

0,5 cup pistacio nuts
0,5 cup sesame seeds
6 dates without stones

when you have made the almond butter, you add the rest of the ingredients to the blender. Do not chrust the ingredients completely, but let them have some texture.

These balls can be a bit hard to form, but if you use your hands it will work.
i use 1 tsp of the mixture for 1 ball

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I found my inspiration in http://www.onegreenplanet.org but left out the oil

Why anthropology and yoga go hand in hand

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Lately I have increased my yoga and meditation practice, I have become a member of a yoga studio (instead of the gym) and I have become a vegetarian.

I clearly see the results!

Though I have been working on an example paper for two weeks, I feel relaxed and happy; the daily yoga classes has actually helped me be productive, because they have made me able to clear my thoughts for 1½ hour. I feel enlightened by the old Sanskrit concepts as I get to look into them. Also, I feel as if I’m doing my body a favor when I listen to what it tells me, and by studying a bit of anatomy. Last but not least, my chronic stomach pain is just about gone.

This new state of mind has made me think. Why not make yoga an even greater part of my life? Why not make it a living?

I have been thinking about doing the 200 hours teacher’s certificate. Initially my thoughts centered around using it to become a teacher in my time off. Slowly, however I’m realizing how my cultural anthropology education goes hand in hand with the passion of my spare time.

• The yoga teacher studies a foreign way of live, likewise does the anthropologist
• A yogi does ‘participatory observation’ by engaging in the foreign way of life to achieve a greater understanding of it, so does the anthropologist
• The yoga teacher questions life in her own culture, and she takes elements from the foreign culture and spreads knowledge of how it can be beneficial for people in her own society to incorporate those elements in their lives, and so does the anthropologist.
Thereby both the yoga teacher and the anthropologist study life styles, and works as consultants and cultural brokers.

To me the job as a yoga teacher seems preferable in comparison to for example the stressful life of a business consultant, the political hindrances of the development worker, or the researcher’s compromises resulting from discrepancies between money and dream project. Also the word of the yoga teacher is heard, rather than hidden away in the library and to some extend outdated before it is even published.

Moreover, the Sanskrit words ‘ahimsa’ (mental and physical nonviolence to all living beings) and ‘namaste’ (the light within me greets the light within you) are characteristic of both the yogi and the anthropologist.

The anthropologist can sure benefit from focusing more on meditation, physical exercise and a healthy diet.
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