Danish Rice Pudding (Risengrod)

Ingredients 1 cup short-grained white rice (pudding rice) 1/2 cup water 1 liter (4 1/4 cups) milk 1 tsp salt Cinnamon sugar: 4 tsp sugar 1 tbsp cinnamon Method Pour the water and the rice in a large saucepan. Add salt, heat it up and let it boil for about 2 minutes. Pour the milk…

Danish Breakfast Buns (Rundstykker)

Ingredients 1 oz yeast 1 1/4 cup milk 3.5 oz butter 1 tsp salt 1 tsp sugar 18-21 oz all-purpose flour 1 egg for brushing of the buns Method Melt the butter in a saucepan or in your microwave oven; set aside. Use a saucepan or microwave to heat the milk so that it’s lukewarm….

Rustic, Nordic Pea Soup

Serves 6-8 Ingredients 500 g dried whole green peas, picked over, rinsed & soaked for 10 hours Olive oil 1 onion, diced 10 1/2 cups water 2 tsp fine sea salt 2 tsp dried marjoram 400 g smoked pork shank with bone Method In a big pot, heat the olive oil on medium heat. Add…

Icelandic Hot Chocolate

Serves 2 Ingredients 2 cups whole milk 4 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder 1 tbsp white sugar 1/4 tsp vanilla extract 1/4 tsp sea salt Method Heat milk in a tall saucepan over medium-high heat. When the milk starts to froth, turn down the heat to medium-low. Add cocoa, sugar, vanilla, and salt to the saucepan….

Norwegian Potato Mushroom Bake

Serves 4-6 Ingredients 2 tsp butter 1 lb fresh mushrooms, sliced 4 cups mashed potatoes 2 medium eggs, beaten 1 tsp salt 1 tsp black pepper 1/2 tsp cardamom powder 1 bunch chives, chopped Method Preheat the oven to 425˚F. Spray a 9×9 glass baking dish with cooking spray. Melt the butter in a frying…

Norwegian Potato Soup

Serves 10 Ingredients 8 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed 2 large onions, chopped 1 cup celery, sliced 1 1/2 cups carrots, sliced 6 cups beef stock Salt and pepper 1 lb ground beef 1 egg 3 tbsp milk Method Add all veggies to meat stock. Season to taste and simmer for one hour. Combine beef,…

9 Mind-Calming Secrets From A Master Of Minimalism

Courtesy of Traci Stanard, MBG Marian Waters was unlike any friend I’d had before. I was a college student at the time working as a barista, and one fateful day I waited on Marian. She ordered a latte and introduced herself as the girl who sat behind me in neuropsychology class. I asked about her success…

The Mind-Body Benefits Of Mindfulness & Meditation

Courtesy of Emily Fletcher, MBG Meditation can be broken into a number of different styles: mindfulness, Zen, self-induced transcendence, Vipassana, Yoga Nidra, and Kundalini, just to name a few. Chopra meditation is also a wonderful resource. Just like eating a hamburger does different things to your body than drinking a chia seed smoothie, different styles…

I’m A Health Editor: These Are The 10 Foods I Make Sure To Eat Daily

Courtesy of Gretchen Lidicker, MBG Eating healthy can be overwhelming. There’s so much to remember, and it’s true when people say that the more you know, the more complicated it can get. That’s why it’s important to pick out a few healthy foods that agree with your belly, your budget, and your taste buds—reliable staples…

How Mindfulness Said Me From An Incurable Illness

Courtesy of Martel Catalano, MBG As if middle school wasn’t awkward enough, I was starting to realize something about me was seriously different from my friends. When we would play “man hunt” or chase fireflies, I lagged behind, sat out, or went home teary-eyed and confused. I just couldn’t see. After a few doctors shuffled…

How To Take Control Of Your Digestion For Life

Courtesy of Vincent M. Pedre, M.D., MBG Like many of my patients, 33-year-old Dawn didn’t initially make the connection between irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), depression, and overall gut health. While we discussed her digestive problems during our initial consultation, she casually mentioned her primary care physician wanted to wean her off selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors…