Homemade fast food


Tonight’s fast-food served on my favorite plate from West Elm- Scrambled eggs (only eggs coconut oil and salt) with burrata cheese and homegrown tomatoes (that I got from a neighbor the other day, best tomatoes evaaa! Goals for the future). On top of that a good olive oil, flake salt and fresh black peppar. We can also pretend there is some basil or arugula. Simple and delicious!

You’ll find some pictures from last night on my Instagram @cissifranzen. It’s amazing to see how Detroit has changed over the last years!

Raw chocolate balls


A healthy version of our Swedish chocolate balls, and they taste so good! A perfect healthy snack if you are a chocolate lover like me. The kids like them too. I found the recipe at this inspirational Swedish health blog AnjaForsnors. For recipe in Swedish click here.

Raw chocolate balls 

3/4 cup almonds
3/4 cup raw cashew nuts
12 fresh dates (press out the pit)
3 tablespoon coconut oil
1/4 cup raw cocoa (more if you want them richer)
1 teaspoon vanilla suger or honey
1 tablespoon cold coffee
a pinch of salt
2-4 tablespoon water
(I also added 1/2 cup of oats)

coconut flaskes

1. Mix the almonds and cashews in a food processor.
2. Add the rest except for the coconut flakes. Start with 2 tablespoons of water and add more if needed, it’s suppose to be a little bit sticky, make small balls and roll them in coconut. Let them rest in the fridge for about 15 minutes. You can also freeze them, and save for later!





When aunt Nina comes by with home made cinnamon buns!! Yeah!! Thank you!

We’ve been back in our Småland house for a few days. Eddie-Bo has hockey camp in Nässjö, and it’s so much fun!
The weather is great today, we’ve been working in the garden, that I think is so relaxing. The kids just ran over to our neighbor so I think I’ll lay down in the sun for at least ten minutes :)


Spontaneous dinner with lovely friends


Lets talk about our delicious dinner last night! Our friend ‘Darling’ (another friend’s kid thought that was his real name, since his wife Pattis always calls him that, haha) is amazing in the kitchen. Yesterday he came over with home grown potatoes, rib eye, sausages and then he made his own béarnaise sauce. Of course. I love having Darling in my kitchen!!


Instead of a regular salad I decided to do grilled veggies.


And I made roasted red beets with goat cheese, caramelized walnuts and arugula salad. (I made the same earlier this week – a real favorite!!)



Next summer their will be a big sliding door instead of the window you see, and a big deck so we can sit outside!



Mia made chocolate mousse and Gustav mixed mojitos (with home grown mint leaves!). Both to die for!! I went to bed 3am :)

Today we all took a long boat ride since the weather was great. For lunch we made a fab ‘Pytt i Panna’ of all the yummy left overs. So so so good!

Thank you my friends for two fun spontaneous days!