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Chia & Raspberry Breakfast

It has become more and more obvious to me that Luise and I have lived these last years inside the eye of a whirlwind. Life seems calm when we sit here in our Stockholm kitchen, but recipes, apps, emails, comments, books, raising a child, freelancing, workshops, photography and social media are spinning around us faster and faster every month. Our old professions and lives have been swept away and new things have come along. It has been unreal, in the best kind of way. All of a sudden we are working with our passion and with each other. We are constantly learning new things and have no idea how the next month will look like. It is everything I dreamed about but never dared to hope for.

But living in a whirlwind also makes me dizzy. This pace. This flow of information. This constantly updating instagram-pinterest-email-life that we are so addicted to. It’s hard to find balance. Luise and I talk too much about food, answer emails too late at night and sometimes forget to just eat dinner because we are so busy discussing or shooting a recipe. I am sure we are not alone in this. The feeling that you want to be more present and not always watch your kids laugh through the lens of an iphone.

The theoretical solution is easy. To work on the day and turn off our phones during evenings and weekends. But it is so hard to change our habits, so we have talked about also taking a physical step outside of the whirlwind for a little while. Our rough plan is to spend two months in Melbourne, Australia, and then drive around New Zealand in a campervan for a month. We plan on being together. Watch Isac grow. Teach Elsa some English. Watch kangaroos. Play and hug a lot. But we will most probably also blog from the road. Perhaps do a food video from a camp kitchen. We might even do some kind of cooking class or food photography workshop somewhere on the way. As long as we are spending more time with each other than with the computer.

We are still not sure what we can afford or where we will end up, but we will probably be traveling from the beginning of December to the end of February. We would love to get some advices from you guys. You think we would like Melbourne more than Sydney? Great food, cafes or restaurants that we shouldn’t miss? Would anyone be interested in attending a workshop, if we arranged one in Sydney/Melbourne or New Zealand? Is the idea of driving around in a campervan with Isac when he is only five months old too crazy? All input is appreciated. Thank you friends!


This recipe is a variation of a chia pudding with a flavorful raspberry twist. It’s a simple, satisfying and very delicious breakfast or mid-day snack. Or even dessert. You can prepare it a day in advance and keep it in the fridge. If you are not yet familiar with chia seeds, they are filled with protein, omega 3 fatty acid and calcium, have a very mild flavor and are incredible at binding liquids. They are therefore great as egg replacers in baking recipes and in desserts and breakfasts such as this. The only disadvantage is the price. They are rather expensive, but you don’t need so much each time so they last long.

I almost forgot, here is a video from our youtube channel where Luise show how to make this recipe and tell you why she likes it so much.


Berry & Chia Breakfast
Serves 1

Feel free to play around with this recipe. You could replace the raspberries with other berries or mashed fruit and the milk with freshly squeezed juice. Or you could blend some dates with the milk and serve it as a dessert. Use whatever toppings you prefer. We do recommend including some kind of nut butter, it adds a nice balance to the sweet and tangy fruit flavors.

1 cup / 125 g fresh or thawed frozen raspberries
1 pinch ground vanilla
3 tbsp desiccated coconut, unsweetened
3 tbsp chia seeds
1 cup / 240 ml plant milk (we prefer almond, coconut or oat milk)

nut butter
hemp seeds
fresh mint

Mash the berries in a bowl using a fork. Add vanilla, coconut and chia seeds and combine. Pour over the milk and mix. Set aside to soak for minimum 30 minutes or overnight in the fridge. Serve in a bowl or jar topped with nut butter, hemp seeds, fruit and mint.


  1. Posted 14 Oct ’14 at 12:02 | #

    I love chia pudding and am always looking for new variations. What beautiful colors too!

    • Posted 4 Nov ’14 at 07:04 | #

      YES! Come to Australia. If you need help promoting a workshop on the East Cost of Oz let me know. And it is definitely not a crazy idea to travel in a camper van with your kids, it will be easy and super fun.
      Big smiles :)

  2. Posted 14 Oct ’14 at 12:04 | #

    This is gorgeous – all that colour! Definitely need this for busy mornings. Yum!

  3. Posted 14 Oct ’14 at 12:27 | #

    I guess this my very first comment here, even if I read every single post. I may have been too shy to leave a note!
    But I feel like I could be a little bit of help for you, guys and this feels great! I live in Australia and I _know_ that you will enjoy Melbourne more than Sydney. Melbourne is an awesome place, with lots of wonderful food markets, an incredible arty feeling and lots of designers, craft people, etc.
    If you go there, you could even meet friends of mine, Nougatine (http://www.nougatine.com.au/): they make French macarons from local Victorian ingredients, they sell them on markets every week-end and they are great people!
    Traveling around in a campervan with a little one should be easy: Australia and New Zealand have great facilities when it comes to camping. New Zealand would actually be perfect, weather is not as hot as it can be in Australia.
    I am sure people would be interested in workshops! People here are very much into healthy food, there is a lot of interest in gardening, many families have chooks in their garden, homemade beer/bread/mead is very popular. So, yep, definitely, having a Green Kitchen Stories workshop would be awesome!

  4. Posted 14 Oct ’14 at 12:29 | #

    A travel to interrupt this whirlwind is a good idea :)
    I’m not a chia pudding lover, but your video makes this one so yummy and special!

  5. Kate
    Posted 14 Oct ’14 at 12:30 | #

    I live in Sydney and think you would love it– I think the more appealing aspect of Sydney rather than Melbourne (especially in summer) are the beaches! Sydney beaches are the best and definitely a must-see! Sydney is more laid back and relaxed too which is nice :)
    In Sydney you must visit
    – Orchard Street Dispensary, a naturopathic juice bar and raw food cafe
    – Sadhana Kitchen, a raw-food cafe with delicious salads, raw cakes, smoothies, juices and chocolates
    – Bread and Circus, a whole foods cafe with a seasonal menu
    – Kitchen by Mike, seasonal canteen with a daily changing salad selection, pizza selection, freshly baked bread etc
    – Porch and Parlour, a wholefoods cafe by day and bar by night
    – Maya Da Dhaba, an all-vegetarian Indian eatery with the most delicious Masala Dosa

    You should also visit our Farmer’s Markets in French’s Forest (Sundays), Eveleigh (Saturdays), Warriewood (Fridays) they are really fantastic.

    I would definitely be interested and would absolutely love to attend a workshop with you in Sydney, I’d also be happy to travel to Melbourne for it :)


    • Sarah
      Posted 15 Oct ’14 at 03:34 | #

      Also Cornersmith cafe in Marrickville, where they make all their own cheese and pickles and use a barter system with the local community for produce!

      • Posted 17 Oct ’14 at 09:46 | #

        Basically, what Kate said – cafes included (+ Earth to Table in Bondi, Iku Wholefoods, Kitchen by Mike, Three blue ducks in Bronte, Eveleigh Markets). Sydney is great, has the advantage of beautiful beaches in the city and has some fantastic spots out of the city, many walks and close by areas, like the Royal National Park, Jervis Bay… I would definitely be keen for a workshop / cooking class too…

        Melbourne is also great, but Sydney really has the beach lifestyle advantage.

    • Renee
      Posted 16 Oct ’14 at 13:46 | #

      Thanks Kate,

      I too live in Sydney, but did not know of the places you mentioned, I’m looking forward to trying them. Tomorrow is Friday…. So I’ll pack the kids in the car (2 & 4 yrs) and have a family farmers market day. Love the workshop idea GKSTORIES… Even if it’s in Melbourne I’ll be there.


    • Eve
      Posted 24 Nov ’14 at 20:30 | #

      What a great list! Bread and circus is one of my favourite cafes, we discovered it by accident when it first opened, before the crowds came! Now in Switzerland and missing the amazing Sydney cafes …

  6. Alex
    Posted 14 Oct ’14 at 12:34 | #

    Hi there, I think you’d have a blast in Sydney and Melbourne. Melbourne is probably best for food and restaurants but Sydney’s Northern Beaches are beautiful for holidaying. We also have some lovely cafes and restsurants. If I had to recommend one in Sydney it would be Agape. I think it’s the greatest idea to travel around NZ in a camper van, NZ is one of the prettiest places with the friendliest people. A fantastic place to travel with your family. I also think you would have no problem filling a workshop, I know I would love to attend along with many other people I know. All the best with your travel plans. Look forward to hearing about what you decide one :)

    • Posted 16 Feb ’15 at 05:22 | #

      Looking forward to making this recipe. I have never been here before, but your writing touched my heart. Please, know that the trip was the best thing to do. God bless you and guide you as you take your next steps. I have been caring for my in laws until just around the first of this year. I have realized that I have missed my 2 youngest child’s growth since taking this caregiving on. I’m glad to have done it for the beauty of family, but I can never have the childhood time I lost. Now the little ones are in middle school and highschool. It is paramount for me to transition with the intention of enjoying whatever I will be able to do with these kids as they continue to grow. I am glad you stopped. Now you can reflect rather than keep moving. If we don’t keep the right balance we will suffer. Others will too. It is important to stay in the balance we were created to keep.
      You have such great expression, talent all while having a precious family. Intertwine them if you can. And always stop, as you did this time. You guys will be great! You already are.

  7. Posted 14 Oct ’14 at 13:02 | #

    This is completely gorgeous! Also, your plan sounds amazing, Oz and New Zealand are two of my absolute favorite places in the world!

  8. Posted 14 Oct ’14 at 13:18 | #

    I’m from Melbourne so biased, and say Melbourne over sydney! My husband and I have just finished renovating a 1974 kombi, and on his maiden trip we camped at Cape Patterson, a beautiful quiet caravan park on the coast with a very child friendly beach. Our second trip was to Lake Jubilee, near Daylesford which is a beautiful foodie mineral spa region. Both about 2 hours out of Melbourne. I think you’ll have a great time. Regional victoria is full of foodie locations. Have a great time – maybe we will see you on the road!

  9. Maaike
    Posted 14 Oct ’14 at 13:23 | #

    O New Zealand. Your post brought me back when I was standing between crazy green ferns looking out over the bay of Doubtful Sound. End of december 2013 I went to New Zealand for 5 weeks. I will never forget these weeks full of strange trees, ferns, quiteness, open space and crisp fresh air!
    A few tips: Coromandel Peninsula and especially the village Hahei, go in the early morning to hot water beach and ride the train up the hills at Coromandel town. For the kids and also for you: the glowworn caves at Waitomo.Easy going town Nelson and the beautiful surroundings at Abel Tasman NP. The smashing waves at Hokitika. And the beautiful views over Doubtful (!!) and Milford Sound.And if you’re flying at Christchurch visit Akaroa for a few days, swim with dolfins.
    I could give you guys tips that would fill your whole journey, I secretly already did, but the best is to let it al happen and be suprised where you end up.


  10. AL
    Posted 14 Oct ’14 at 13:24 | #

    I live in Sydney and would be thrilled if you had a workshop here!!

    Both Melbourne and Sydney are great cities, but Sydney is amazing in summer because of the beaches and the beautiful harbour. And Sydney definitely has just as many good restaurants and cafes as Melbourne :)
    I agree with Kate on all the restaurant recommendations. I’d also add:

    Nourishing Quarter (Cleveland St) which has delicious Vietnamese inspired vegan food – the rice paper rolls are excellent!

    Yullis (Surry Hills) – lovely bar with heaps of different vegetarian and vegan dishes (curries, pizza, tapas style food)

    Bodhi near St Mary’s Cathedral – vegan yum cha (most delicious and colourful dumplings)

    Earth to Table (Bondi Junction) – raw food cafe


    • Kate
      Posted 14 Oct ’14 at 14:18 | #

      Perfect additions! Can’t believe I forgot Earth to Table! You have good taste :)

  11. Maria
    Posted 14 Oct ’14 at 13:27 | #

    I am currently in my kitchen preparing my soaked overnight oats from Green Kitchen Travels for tomorrow morning in Melbourne, Australia so you can definitely understand my delight reading this post. :)

    I am glad you guys are coming down under, it is definitely such a breath of fresh air down here which you guys will appreciate so much. I am only 17 and nearly finishing my final year of schooling so I too myself cannot wait for a pause from the whirlwind and stress.

    Despite not being able to vouch for Sydney having not experienced it myself enough, I can definitely vouch for the culture-infused Melbourne. I am definitely interested in a workshop were you to do one! :D A few must visit places to take note of for when you come are: Green Press on Little Collins Street in Melbourne, Combi in Elwood, Vegiebar and Yong Green Food in Fitzroy, and one of my absolute favourites which I think you guys will thoroughly appreciate is Monk Bodhi Dharma in Balaclava. Melbourne has such a growing health community as well. Best wishes Luise, David, Elsa and Isac! -Maria

  12. Anita
    Posted 14 Oct ’14 at 13:33 | #

    This looks so delicious! I am really exited every time you post a new receipe. I struggle a bit with the jelly consistency of chia seed puddings so I am wondering if it would work to mix some oats in it to make it chewier?

  13. Posted 14 Oct ’14 at 13:37 | #

    NZ is great. People are very nice and nature is breathtaking. NZ is a food heaven too i can tell ya! Kumara is a sweet potato that you really should explore. It’s lovely. What also would be worth exploring is the Maori food culture. You can find it on markets in Rotorua and surroundings on the northern island. We had authentic made “Hangi” from one of the stands.

    Once a year, in Hokitika on the westcoast of the southern island, they have the “Wildfoods Festival” that is known for their strange foods! (it is in march though, bummer)

    Last tip: get some good walking shoes and prepare them for some awesome hiking (called tramping in nz). Some walks easily doable with kids. The DOC office is located in a lot of towns and area’s. These offices can inform you about any walks, attractions and stuff to see in their surroundings.

    Good luck!

  14. gourmet goddess
    Posted 14 Oct ’14 at 13:38 | #

    I was born in Melbourne , then lived in Tasmania for 18 years, back to Melbourne for 13 years before getting married and moving to Chicago. Needless to say my heart missed a beat when I read about your travel plans.

    I would urge you to consider travelling to Tasmania as well, very family orientated, the scenery is unbelievable and the food scene with the main emphasis on farm to table is off the charts . Lots of young artisans rediscovering what food is all about. You will fall in love with Tasmania. It is also voted the cleanest waters and atmosphere in the world – that is a fact .

    I have never been to New Zealand , but I hear it does not disappoint.

    So my vote is for Melbourne,( I think it was voted the most liveable city for 2 or 3 years in a row) the food scene there is awesome, strongly urge you to visit Tasmania , maybe this blog will inspire you .

    Looking forward to relive my youth vicariously through your blog .

    best of luck

    • gourmet goddess
      Posted 21 Oct ’14 at 21:20 | #

      Hi There , me again , just read an article that Tasmania has been voted #4 in the top 10 places to visit in 2015 – just saying ☺

      Dimitra Alexakos

    • Nicole
      Posted 2 Nov ’14 at 14:14 | #

      Yes you definitely have to try Tasmania….you will love it. Melbourne also gets my vote.

  15. Nikki
    Posted 14 Oct ’14 at 13:39 | #

    Great recipe :-) travelling sounds amazing….if you decide to take a stop over on the way come and visit us in Chiang Rai! :-)

  16. Anna
    Posted 14 Oct ’14 at 13:50 | #

    Melbourne!!! Beautiful city filled with a growing foodie culture and the very best coffee in the world. And a great base to explore the rest of Victoria (eg. The Great Ocean Road, the Yarra Valley, the goldfields (daylesford, kyneton, bendigo) & many more!). And I will come to your workshop if you have it here :)
    In terms of finding great cafes/restaurants and lots of other generally good things about melbourne, broadsheet.com.au is a great directory to point you in the right direction (there’s a site for Melbourne and a site for Sydney). Some of my favourite cafes: Monk Bodhi Dharma in balaclava (vegan/vegetarian food) and their sister cafe Admiral Cheng-Ho in Abbotsford, the Grain Store in the city, Lentil as Anything at the Abbotsford Convent, Combi Coffee in Elwood, Top Paddock in Richmond, The Kettle Black in South Melbourne…and so many others! Absolute foodie heaven down here (I am not about to leave!!).
    Thank you for this recipe – I gasped at the Instagram picture of it because it is so beautiful, and literally exclaimed in joy when I realised that I had all of the ingredients available in my kitchen! Thank you for your creativity and hard work – there are so many of us who appreciate and love what you do! Good luck and if you ever need a babysitter for an evening when you’re in Melbourne feel free to ask ;)

  17. Posted 14 Oct ’14 at 13:55 | #

    I totally know the feeling of wanting to be more present with my family…love the idea of traveling to escape the whirlwind! Beautiful simple recipe too, I love chia puddings <3

  18. Liberty
    Posted 14 Oct ’14 at 14:10 | #

    I always read your blog post and was thrilled when I read that you guys are coming to Australia! You will absolutely love it. I am very biased towards Sydney because it is such a beautiful city with the harbour, beaches, food incredible weather too. Having said that though Melbourne is also a fantastic city to visit, so you cannot go wrong spending quality time in both. I would absolutely love it too if you guys did a cooking workshop, it would seriouly be a dream come true! Looking forward to reading the progress on the trip planned to down under :)

  19. Ella
    Posted 14 Oct ’14 at 14:22 | #

    I’m from Brisbane (capital of Queensland) so no bias and I would say Melbourne for sure! The food is amazing!! As well as theatre, art, etc. (Sydney has good food and art too but Melbourne is just so… Melbourne.)
    A couple of memorable places from my last trip…
    Shopping: Vegan Wares for great shoes (not sure if you wear leather but they’re just good quality, made in Melbourne shoes), and the whole Fitzroy/Brunswick area.
    Eating: Tofushop in Richmond, Little Big Sugar Salt in Abbotsford for breakfast, (while you’re there check out the Abbotsford convent and have a wander) (and then have lunch at Lentil As Anything), Storm in a Teacup – tea-focussed cafe in Collingwood (a cool area generally), Moroccan Soup Bar (vegetarian restaurant which confusingly serves mostly not-soup but all very delicious), Chocolate Buddha for really nice Japanese food overlooking Fed Square, Feast of Merit in Richmond.
    To do: go see a show at one of the many theatres (Malthouse Theatre is my favourite), peruse any of the small galleries in Flinders Lane as well as the National (Art) Gallery.
    I think you would definitely get people interested in a workshop.
    If you think you might make it up to Queensland, I’d love to offer you some suggestions for around here! It’s a little quieter than Melbourne or Sydney but some lovely towns. I would also second a vote for Tassie – again, no personal bias, it’s just really pretty! and again, good food! It’s a nice place to visit at that time of year especially.

  20. Elf
    Posted 14 Oct ’14 at 14:35 | #

    My vote is for Melbourne as well, and definitely Adelaide. It was voted by Lonely Planet in the world’s top 10 cities to visit in 2014. Adelaide is described as “a foodie’s destination and … it’s incredibly parochial about its local produce.”

  21. Rohma
    Posted 14 Oct ’14 at 14:42 | #

    Dear Luise and Dave, I am a long time fan of yours from Canberra Australia. I am absolutely excited by the thought of a workshop in Sydney. I would love to have the opportunity to come up to Sydney to see you all. Much love to you and your beautiful family. May you all spend lots of quality time with each other. I know it will be an incredible experience. All the best!

  22. Amelia
    Posted 14 Oct ’14 at 14:56 | #

    As a Melbournian health freak, art obsessed foodie, I am totally biased in saying you guys would love it here. Having followed your blog for a while now, I think its safe to say we have very similar taste and style. Melbourne is this crazy mix of urban cool and historic Victorian charm. And the options are endless. You have the bay, with an open walking/ride track at arms length. You have botanical gardens. You have wineries and countryside an hour from the city. You have trendy fashion spots like Chapel st, bohemian artsy culture of the northern suburbs. You have the beautiful state library and the graffiti lined laneways of the hustling business district. There are so many places I could recommend. But you simply MUST try the following; Tall Timber Cafe Prahran, Yong Green Food, Morroccan Soup Bar, Veggie Bar, Chin Chin, Long Grain (the last two for amazing higher end Asian. Not all veg but plenty of veg options). Pressed juices are franchise everywhere). The best Indian is in my suburb and is called Roti Boti. For fancy raw food and medicinal superfood visit shoiku iku restaurant. And for the true melbourne ‘experience’ you must go for sunset drinks at the Rooftop Bar on Swanston st. There is a rooftop cinema in the summertime. You will also love the Queen Vic markets for fresh produce and gourmet cheeses/deli items.

  23. Posted 14 Oct ’14 at 14:57 | #

    Jesse and I have been thinking about similar thinks lately – so much connection all the time for the fear of missing out or simply not being able to catch up with things the day after. Evenigns and weekends are loosing their spontaneity as everything is planned and meant for sharing. Balancing a full time job (and/or a family) with an online presence and a creative space that reaches out to people isn’t an easy job, and sometimes I doubt if it really matters in the scheme of things. I read your words and your reflections make me realise we are all humans and all feel similar feelings at one point or another.
    We are planning a road trip down-under too, not a three-month long one but a good three-week one. There will be cameras but no phone or computer, rather notebooks to write down thoughts like we used to. I will treasure all comments and hope, who knows, to meet you there (London was closer but hey, you never know!) . x

    • Posted 22 Oct ’14 at 11:49 | #

      Like Valeria, your post made me think. Thanks for sharing. I fully understand your feelings. It’s not easy to try to live from a passion, not easy to drop 9 to 5 for the unknown, but what is life with a lost heart ? Problem is we need both : security and blood rushing through our hearts, brains, and life ! I guess when one doubts or is in a whirlwind the trick is to take it easy… One day at a time. Enjoy your trip ! Kisses from Switzerland !

  24. A
    Posted 14 Oct ’14 at 15:01 | #

    Hi! I’m a Kiwi living in The Netherlands. I just bought your book on the weekend and found my way to your blog. So it’s a nice coincidence that this was the first post I read! I think one of the most special places in New Zealand is Milford Sound. Worth the trek. Stewart Island is also absolutely amazing if you really want to get away from it all and experience nature, bush, a thousand different native birds (including real kiwis!), kind people and amazing food. You would probably enjoy the Golden Bay area at the top of the South Island as well. Enjoy!

  25. Posted 14 Oct ’14 at 16:02 | #

    What a lovely berry power recipe and great video! Breakfasts that can be prepared in advance are the best. Also, I strongly encourage you to listen to your heart and find balance and spend some much needed family time in Oz and New Zealand! I traveled around Oz for 2 months and New Zealand for 3 weeks and fell in love with their people, culture, and nature. I really liked Melbourne, even more than Sydney so I can only recommend it to you four.

    P.S. Making the moussaka from your book tonight! The lentils are already soaking :)

  26. Annette
    Posted 14 Oct ’14 at 16:50 | #

    I do not live in Australia nor New Zealand so I cannot give you tips about that. But as a mother of four I think I can say that it should be no problem whatsoever to take a 5 month old on a road trip.

    I would say: go for it!!!
    As long as you are comfortable with it I can’t see any problems.

  27. Posted 14 Oct ’14 at 17:00 | #

    This is just stunningly beautiful!!!

  28. Eva
    Posted 14 Oct ’14 at 17:14 | #

    My god, the colours! Thank you for making my life a little more beautiful.

  29. Posted 14 Oct ’14 at 17:27 | #

    How exciting!! When I was 10 years old my mother and her best friend took me and my 3 younger siblings (including my 10 month old sister) travelling around both the North and South Islands of New Zealand for 3 weeks in a campervan. Living campervan-style was such an adventure for all of us and we had so many wonderful memories of New Zealand to take back home with us to the UK. :)

  30. Posted 14 Oct ’14 at 17:31 | #

    Please do! This is a wonderful idea, as long as you keep posting beautiful pictures and delicious recipes while you are gone!
    You guys are amazing. I love traveling and always thought I could not travel anymore when I have kids, but you are proof it is possible!
    Thank you!

  31. Posted 14 Oct ’14 at 17:40 | #

    Beautiful recipe and images. I’m slowly coming round to the idea of chia. I was force fed sago pudding by a mean grandma as a kid and it’s left me scarred. I was going to suggest Perth! The West coast is so overlooked and the winery region in the south west of the state is magnificent! Second choice Melbourne!

  32. Posted 14 Oct ’14 at 17:59 | #

    This is so, so beautiful, and has my favourite colours :) I am also so envious and inspired by how adventurous you two are as parents. A trip in New Zealand will be magical (I’m just picturing your gorgeous little family in the landscapes of Lord of the Rings), go for it!

  33. Lea
    Posted 14 Oct ’14 at 18:02 | #

    Definitely Melbourne… much more of a community feel, more markets, more little independent cafés. Sydney feels more like a big ‘business city’. In Melbourne there are so many things going on, so many food projects!

  34. Anna
    Posted 14 Oct ’14 at 18:39 | #

    What a great adventure.Good timing also..
    February is the best time to see NZ.I am living in Stockholm but come from Auckland NZ.
    A campervan is the best way to get around.You will probably be blown away the warmth and generosity of everyone.Not to mention the food!!!!
    If you need a contact in NZ, I can pass on my brother´s email. We have sent him all your recipes.
    You will love Kumara( a form of sweet potato) and be excited over the high quality of produce…coconut oils etc.Sure that you will find it hard to leave. All the best.

  35. Johanna
    Posted 14 Oct ’14 at 18:47 | #

    As a New Zealander living in Melbourne I would say you are picking the best city and country to visit! Melbourne is a wonderful ‘European’ city and you will have a ball. You have to ‘see’ Sydney for the sights but Melbourne is the place to stay! Please have a workshop as that would be brilliant!

    The South Island of NZ is one of the most spectacular places on earth. Put a little town called Te Anau on your list – the gateway to Fiordlamd and a beautiful spot.

    Safe travels.

  36. EP
    Posted 14 Oct ’14 at 19:21 | #

    I spent 4 months in Australia and 1 month in New Zealand exactly a year ago, and I honestly think there’s no better place for you to spend some family time :) I personally enjoyed the atmosphere in Melbourne much more than in Sydney. Melbourne is also close to South Australia and its beautiful wine areas, Adelaide, Great Ocean Road, Tasmania… Absolutely beautiful and so much to do. Although whatever you decide can’t really go wrong, as the whole country has so much offer.

  37. Julia
    Posted 14 Oct ’14 at 19:23 | #

    I caught this video go up on Youtube last night and after watching it decided not to miss a beat in trying this recipe. I didn’t have any fresh raspberries but I had frozen so I let a cup defrost in the refrigerator overnight then made the pudding in the morning topping it with dollops of almond butter, slices of banana and a sprinkle of cinnamon. I brought it in a mason jar to campus for lunch in between my classes and I am in love! The taste is amazing, like I’m eating dessert, and this recipe was so convenient and SO FILLING which is great for my long school days. Thank you, thank you, thank you for posting a new favorite :)

  38. Luisa
    Posted 14 Oct ’14 at 19:23 | #

    Melbourne is a great city for foodies …and they have the best coffee culture on this planet! Enjoy :-)

  39. Julia
    Posted 14 Oct ’14 at 20:00 | #

    what kind of nut butter were you using? – that looks absolutely delicious!

    • Posted 14 Oct ’14 at 21:57 | #

      Hi Julia, we used hazelnut butter. It is seriously addictive stuff!

  40. Posted 14 Oct ’14 at 20:17 | #

    I am in love with those colors!! What can be better than to start a day like this?! And the vidoe is as usual good! Have a nice time in your trip)

  41. Carmen
    Posted 14 Oct ’14 at 21:11 | #

    Hi there,

    My heart skipped a beat when you mentioned the possibility of coming to New Zealand! You would love it here and I would love to support anything you choose to do in New Zealand regarding workshops, talks etc, and I’m sure many other Kiwis would too!

    Best regards.

  42. Candice
    Posted 14 Oct ’14 at 21:15 | #

    What a great recipe and what a fantastic idea to do an Aus/NZ trip. I’m sure you would all love it here and can honestly say that if you did a workshop while in NZ it would be a dream come true for me and many others!

  43. shelley
    Posted 14 Oct ’14 at 21:18 | #

    I would LOVE IT if you guys did a workshop in New Zealand – especially Auckland :)
    Australia and New Zealand have some beautiful country to see x

  44. birgit
    Posted 14 Oct ’14 at 21:28 | #

    maybe you can meet jules from stonesoup ;)
    i think you should try to travel
    babies need there family around and on the road you are around with your kids and a camper van is really good
    look at them and their experiences
    your children will have a very special childhood and they will love to tell about later on
    i love your blog and i hope to read of your traveltime
    all my best wishes birgit :)))

  45. Olivia C.
    Posted 14 Oct ’14 at 21:42 | #

    I live in Auckland, New Zealand, and I can say that there are lots of people here who would love to have you do a workshop! The eating scene here is just starting to get interesting as well, so there are lots of places for you to visit.

    Some eateries/other things you should do in Auckland:
    -Mondays in Kingsland — they do beautiful wholefoods-focussed meals, it is run by Eleanor of Petite Kitchen
    -Federal Delicatessen in the CBD
    -Kokako in Grey Lynn — delicious vegetarian cafe food
    -Little Bird Unbakery in Kingsland and Ponsonby – raw food!
    -One Tree Hill and Cornwall Park — really beautiful park in Auckland
    -Karangahape Road in Auckland Central (known as K’ Road by the locals) — lots of great independent stores and cafes
    -Wynyard Quarter and the Viaduct area
    -Devonport and Takapuna over on the North Shore — catch a ferry, it’s faster and much nicer
    -Waiheke Island and Rangitoto Island
    Tiritiri Matangi — a nature reserve on an island that is 1 hour away by ferry. It’s a great place to see what New Zealand nature is like

    If you’d like any more ideas about what to do in Auckland, send me an email! Also, as another commenter said, you should really go to the Coromandel Peninsula, there are some lovely beaches there. Another must-see is Raglan, which has great surf and a fantastic town.

    • Georgina
      Posted 15 Oct ’14 at 00:08 | #

      I am from Wellington, New Zealand but have spent a bit of time in Auckland and agree with these suggestions completely! The lakes and surrounding bush up North are very beautiful as well if you want a change of scene from the sea.
      The South Island is very different to the North, I would make sure to spend time in both. Queenstown and Wanaka are stunning and there are lots of walks to explore the area. You will probably notice a change in cuisine as well which is always interesting.
      Also, I agree that New Zealanders would welcome a workshop with open arms! We look forward to having you x

  46. madelief
    Posted 14 Oct ’14 at 21:42 | #

    Great idea to go on a big trip Down Under – you’ll definitely be able to recharge! My vote goes to Melbourne too. Sydney has got fantastic sparkle and buzz and I love it, but Melbourne has captured my heart just a tad more – the place has more soul.
    You’ll need more time in NZ… Although it is nowhere near as big as Oz, you’ll encounter so many places where you’ll want to linger and unwind for 3 or 4 days. My two cents is: plan to drive 4 hours maximum each day, seriously, otherwise at the end of it you’ll find you’ve been on a driving holiday where you would have preferred to soak up the scenery a bit more by being still in one place.

    • Posted 23 Oct ’14 at 07:10 | #

      Totally agree with this. We’ve got 17 days in a camper van on the South Island at the moment and we could easily have doubled that time. There is so much to see and you need to to relax too, otherwise you’ll be driving most days for most of the day!

      We loved Banks Peninsula, The Catlins and are really enjoying Wanaka currently.

  47. Clare
    Posted 14 Oct ’14 at 22:01 | #

    I’m from Brisbane and think you would love Melbourne. I spend a couple of months there each year and adore it. The food, the culture, the shopping… There is also a lot to see and do within a short drive from Melbs – the Great Ocean Road, Mornington Peninsula and the Yarra valley (wine, cheese & chocolatiers). Also flights from Melbourne to Sydney are not expensive – so you could do both!

  48. Posted 14 Oct ’14 at 22:06 | #

    Hey There,

    I’m a big fan of your work, as well as a big fan of taking to the road. The opportunity to attend a food photography workshop with you guys would be amazing. I know other people that would also love to come along. Please let me know if you go ahead :)

  49. Mette
    Posted 14 Oct ’14 at 22:06 | #

    What wonderful news that you’re coming to Australia! As a Dane living in Melbourne it has been wonderful to be able to follow your blog, and to be able to introduce such acccesible vegetarian recipes into my everyday food routine. Heads up though – never ask Australians to choose between melbourne and Sydney, the rivalry is possibly worse than between Denmark and Sweden :-). As the other comments mention the food and art scene in Melbourne is fantastic, there are new initiatives bubbling up all time here. The food van revolution is exciting (I just saw a raw food van at a market on the weekend with a huge lineup) and there is a real appreciationof the wholefood approach emerging here. NZ Iis great too, buthave you conconsidered Tasmania? Closer to travel to from melbourne andtthefood there is amazing (because of the clean air and water).
    You’ll have no problems filling workshops :-)

  50. Posted 14 Oct ’14 at 22:13 | #

    I LOVE this idea of travelling!!!!I feel like packing my bags and going somewhere in the world too. I keep my fingers crossed for you guys!And the craziest ideas are always best <3

  51. Charlotte
    Posted 14 Oct ’14 at 22:41 | #

    I’m from Canberra but my mum and a lot of my friends live in Melbourne and I spend a lot of time there and would definitely suggest Melbourne over Sydney. It has such a fantastic food culture that I think you guys would love! This is so exciting! There are also some beautiful areas around the Melbourne area as well like the Dandenongs, but in the actual city there are so many amazing vegetarian/vegan places to eat like Veggie Bar and Yong green food in Fitzroy and Lentil as Anything is definitely an experience! I would also be interested in any workshops/talks you guys do and wouldn’t mind travelling down for them! Yay! How exciting!
    Also this recipe looks great! Can’t wait to try it!
    Good luck with everything!

  52. Georgy
    Posted 14 Oct ’14 at 23:16 | #

    How exciting! And your lucky children, coming for a holiday to our beautiful Australia :) I am from Adelaide, and out of Melb and Sydney I’d definitely prefer Sydney, mostly for the beautiful beaches and because you are near the Blue Mountains (and not so far from the lovely Snowy Mountains!). But if you do get time, I can’t recommend Adelaide highly enough. It’s smaller and MUCH easier to get around in than Syd/Melb, but we have great food and amazing fresh food markets, lovely beaches with warm water as well as being close to the Yorke Peninsula with some excellent camping (and you could nip down to Kangaroo Island to eat some delicious haloumi/pat some wallabies). p.s.s I am making this chia pudding to take in for brunch and am looking forward to it!

  53. Megan
    Posted 14 Oct ’14 at 23:17 | #

    You must check out lulastic and the hippyshake – she travelled around europe in a campervan with her small baby and toddler for 3 months and is now living in a yurt in New Zealand!

  54. Posted 14 Oct ’14 at 23:17 | #

    Yet another beautiful recipe, guys! I imagine quite a few more breakfasts like this as it begins to move into summer in the Pacific.

    So pleased and excited for you at the idea of your holiday! Melbourne is BEAUTIFUL (!!) and, being from New Zealand and clearly a touch biased, I think you’ll love our country. If you were to hold a workshop in New Zealand I would be there in a heartbeat – without a doubt. Auckland has the larger population, but our Capital, Wellington, has a really active vegetarian/vegan community – not to mention incredible markets and places to eat.

    If you find yourself in the sunshine in the North of New Zealand, Whangarei (only two and a half hours from Auckland) is a lovely destination with plenty of beaches, not to mention the country’s oldest farmers market! Definitely worth a visit to check out some Kiwi produce!

    Best of luck with your planning! Maybe We’ll see you in a few months :)

  55. Posted 14 Oct ’14 at 23:31 | #

    Such a beautiful and nutritious breakfast! I find smoothies to be such a brilliant start to the day.

  56. Posted 14 Oct ’14 at 23:32 | #

    wow what a beautiful recipe and video! i just love the way you present them! I love the special European touch, so proud of you!! much <3 from Vienna, Austria!

  57. Kelly
    Posted 14 Oct ’14 at 23:32 | #

    I live in Wellington, New Zealand. I know many people who would LOVE a workshop. Send me an email if you would like help with organising, I know lots of people with the right resources.

  58. Helen
    Posted 14 Oct ’14 at 23:50 | #

    It would be a dream come true for you to do a workshop in New Zealand. DO one in Wellington!!! New Zealand has soooo many beautiful farmers markets where you can find special gourmet produce and regional specialties depending on where you are. I have had many friends come over to NZ and travel with small children and babies in a camper van it is definitely the way to go, that way you can stay out somewhere in the beautiful countryside. You will love it here, its a place that is good for the soul :-)

  59. Kaitlin
    Posted 14 Oct ’14 at 23:51 | #

    I feel compelled to write given I am from Melbourne, I’ve been living in London but moving back home in December. I would absolutely attend a food workshop/photography course!! We met at your Food and Film night, and I was asking you at dinner about Stockholm, we leave this weekend and are staying in Sodermalm!
    I absolutely hands down think you would prefer Melbourne. Having lived in both cities, Melbs is much cooler, more foodie, more cultured, more friendly, arty, there are so many beautiful parks, beaches and it’s easy to get around. Definitely take little Isac campervaning in NZ! You took Elsa so young, what another amazing experience. You are very welcome to stay in my spare apartment in Richmond, or little house down the beach also. Or if you are going up to Queensland too. I recommend taking a campervan up the eastern coast if that’s an option, stopping at all the little beach towns from Melbourne to Cairns. It going to be very warm when you arrive :) also have loads of recommendations for food; a few off the top of my head are:
    Moroccan Soup Bar (amazing food, my fave veg restaurant, cheap, informal and not just soup)
    Top paddock (great breaky/lunch)
    Mamasitas and Fonda (yummy Mexican)
    Melbourne is known for its incredible coffee, there are countless little coffee shops and brunch is infamous on the weekends, smashed avocado with feta and lemon on multigrain mmm!
    So many farmers markets also.
    I’d love to take you around. You will adore Australia. Hope this helps you!
    Kaitlin x

  60. Jacinta
    Posted 15 Oct ’14 at 00:09 | #

    Hi – I live in Melbourne and my sister lives in Coromandel New Zealand. I can recommend both. Sydney is more beautiful than Melbourne and if you are looking for beaches then head there. Melbourne has more good, simple food everywhere you go. You have heaps of good tips for NZ already and I agree with Nelson (great climate and beaches), South Island (Stunning scenery), Coromandel Peninsula (a very gentle place with beautiful rolling hills, beaches and pohutukawa trees hanging over beaches that have gorgeous red flowers over summer). My sister’s in-laws love food and they live on 5 acres in a couple of houses with lots of people camping over the summer. If you want to meet some locals let me know.

  61. Adele Chenoweth
    Posted 15 Oct ’14 at 00:19 | #

    PLEASE COME TO MELBOURNE! Id love to attend a workshop!

  62. Posted 15 Oct ’14 at 00:41 | #

    Utterly gorgeous! I wish you guys all the best in your future endeavors. And I know there’s more deliciousness going to come our way, no matter the outcome of your decisions :)

  63. Posted 15 Oct ’14 at 00:56 | #

    Wow, that sounds like an amazing adventure! I wish I could do the same, haha! Maybe one day :) I can’t put any input on the surroundings as I’ve never been to either Australia or New Zealand (top of the bucket list, though!), but it sounds like a really good idea. Especially if you are finding your habits hard to break.

    And this meal in a jar looks so beautiful and delicious! I’m inspired and want to recreate it!

  64. Lyndal
    Posted 15 Oct ’14 at 01:03 | #

    All very good recommendations already given above for both Sydney and Melbourne – they are very different cities so it is hard to say which is ‘better’. I would be interested in attending a workshop in Sydney, it would be fabulous!

  65. Posted 15 Oct ’14 at 01:09 | #

    another beautiful post! … fab idea to chill; you can’t buy time or recapture your children’s childhood. treasure every moment together. don’t expect grown up behaviour ’till they’re grown up! you will blink and they will be adults and you’ll grieve for those lost times together! i wish you joy. X

  66. Conor
    Posted 15 Oct ’14 at 01:30 | #

    Melbourne has the best food/events/liveability, but Sydney has the best weather. I live in Melbourne and would be at your workshop with bells on :)

  67. Posted 15 Oct ’14 at 01:36 | #

    So true what you say about living in a whirlwind with a business and social media – I have taken a step back from just this in the past few weeks and I feel so much better for it – it does mean however that you just can’t do as much work on the business but sometimes that is best! I am from Sydney Australia and your plans sound wonderful. The idea of a camper van is perfect and you could have an amazing trip from Sydney to Melbourne and catch the best of everything – our facilities here are great for this type of thing and coming over summer you will love it! I think a workshop idea is perfect and would love to hear more – happy to help with venue suggestions if you need as I also run a few workshops. Best of luck. Leanne x

  68. Sarah
    Posted 15 Oct ’14 at 01:37 | #

    I’ve lived in NZ my whole life and I can safely say that you will love travelling here, very excited to hear you want to visit this part of the world! To put my two cents worth in: spend as little time as you can in the big cities. As awesome as they are and as much as they have to offer, the wilderness and small towns of NZ are what make it such an awesome place.
    -Definitely spend as much time as you can in the South Island.
    –The highway running through Kaikoura is beautiful at that time of year.
    –Try and do one of the alpine passes – Arthurs Pass or Haast Pass are probably the most stunning.
    –If you are heading to Queenstown, stay in a little place nearby called Arrowtown – it’s less touristy but equally nice.
    –Stewart Island, Doubtful/Milford Sound, all worth taking the time to see.
    –Abel Tasman national part up near Nelson is worth visit; spend a night in one of the cabins right on the beach front and get up early to see the sunrise over the golden bay – absolutely stunning.
    –The small towns on the lake fronts are all worth visiting, although I doubt you’ll make them all – Cromwell (for amazing summer fruit), Te Anau, Tekapo (for beautiful views of a glacial lake).
    -If you choose to go down one coast of the North Island, I would recommend the West coast – New Plymouth isn’t visited as often by tourists but it is a stunning place with mountain and sea less than a half hour drive apart.

    Hope you enjoy it!

  69. Katharina
    Posted 15 Oct ’14 at 01:58 | #

    Great plans for travel!!! I live in Adelaide and will fly over to Sydney or Melbourne in a heartbeat if you decide to do a workshop there. Adelaide has some lovely organic markets btw….. :-) NZ is one of the most beautiful places on earth so I’m sure you’ll love it there. Make sure to plan enough time, trying to travel both islands will probably feel quite rushed in 4 weeks. If you have to decide between islands I would advise to focus on the south island, many amazing spots (you will like Akaroa) and lots of whales and dolphins to see. Let me know if you should make it down to Adelaide!!!! I’d be thrilled to show you some local spots!

  70. Amanda
    Posted 15 Oct ’14 at 02:00 | #

    My husband and I traveled from the states to Australia and New Zealand when our son was 8 months old for a month. We rented a campervan in Wellington and rode it to Auckland stopping and camping along the way. It was a blast and when I look back at our pictures I am so thankful for that time. I carried my son in an ergo when we hiked and he slept in a travel infant bed at the foot of our bed at night. The only thing I remember struggling some with was the cooler temps at night. We were there in August. Your blog is beautiful and your recipes are amazing. I have tried many of them. Have a great time!

  71. Renee
    Posted 15 Oct ’14 at 02:11 | #

    Hi David and Luise
    First and foremost I love your blog and recipe app!
    Speaking as someone who lives in Wellington,New Zealand, you will not be disappointed. O.k so I may be a little bias but New Zealand is so beautiful, I find myself taking photos of my surroundings every day.
    Travelling New Zealand in a camper-van is a must do on every travelers list. It would be such a great family adventure where you can really get outdoors (away from technology for a bit). I was just talking to a work colleague who took her family travelling around New Zealand when her children were very young and she said they had the best time.
    I know myself and many others would love, love, love to attended one of your cooking and photography workshops if you chose to do one.
    Please come to New Zealand! x

  72. madeleine
    Posted 15 Oct ’14 at 02:21 | #

    Tasmania is Australia’s organic wonderland! Visit if you want to try all things artisan, foodie and beautiful (they have a great country side to boot!). Hope this helps xx ps. I’m not from Tasmania nor do I live there so I’m definitely not bias! (But don’t worry I am Australian ha ha)

  73. Celina
    Posted 15 Oct ’14 at 02:48 | #

    Yes, I live in New Zealand and it would be great if you could come! I would love to attend a workshop :D

  74. Yasmin
    Posted 15 Oct ’14 at 02:50 | #

    PLease come to Melbourne! I would definitely come to a cooking class or workshop. People have already listed some of the great food options available in Melbourne but I don’t think Brothl has been mentioned. Brothl has vegetarian options but is a completely waste free restaurant and uses other restaurant off cuts and leftovers and makes incredible vegetable, meat and fruit broths.
    The farmers markets are incredible and there are plenty of them all over Victoria.
    If you need places to stay in Melbourne, please let me know. Because it’s Summer, lots of people go to beach houses or away so there is always lots of house sitting available. If you wanted to do a talk, I could also help you with venue options if you needed.
    Australians have a really relaxed way of life, we love a good bbq and great food so I think you will enjoy visiting. The other thing is the weather. Our Summer is SO hot but I know how much you need it after Swedish Winters. Hot like 44 degrees last summer. That’s hot!
    Are you silly to do it with a 5 month old and Elsa? Not at all. I think you say it in your new book, that it’s harder and difficult to travel with kids but you won’t regret it. Plus I’m sure you will have plenty of babysitters if you need them
    AM SO EXCITED – you will love it here!!

  75. Marina
    Posted 15 Oct ’14 at 02:52 | #

    I can understand you need a break to live away from computers and phones for a while… I say come to Sydney, I would love to join one of your workshops!!

    All the best for your travel decisions, and thanks for the great recipes, I just got your second book and Im drooling over it ; )

  76. Eva
    Posted 15 Oct ’14 at 03:04 | #

    Would love to do a workshop in Sydney.
    Hope we can meet up in Sydney your dad had got our number .

    Have a good trip

  77. Claudia
    Posted 15 Oct ’14 at 03:46 | #

    If you are making a workshop in rather Melbourne of Sydney I will be there!!!
    I live in Melbourne but travel a lot to Sydney, both cities are great, they offer very different things. Melbourne is more “arti” lots of live music, festivals, designer shops and crafts. It probably has more interesting places when exploring food. Sydney is a stunning place! The harbor is just breathtaking, and beaches are incredible. I hope the info helps in your destination and if there is anything I can do to help let me know.

  78. Jess Lockhart
    Posted 15 Oct ’14 at 03:59 | #

    The culture in Melbourne is amazing and diverse.A hour any side of Melbourne are smaller towns with oozzing with character, markets and lush mountainous scenery and beaches.
    I am sure that there are a whole convoy of people passionate about you guys that would attend your workshops!!I know I will be the first one to sign up. I’ve followed you for the past 4 years and literally scream at the computer screen every time you announce a new book, project or recipe. Your view on food has influenced my life to the point of no return. Thank you.

  79. Sasha
    Posted 15 Oct ’14 at 03:59 | #

    By coincidence I just received my copy of Green Kitchen Travels as I opened your email! I live in NZ and am a frequent visitor to Australia. Melbourne has a better food scene, but in my opinion Sydney is the most beautiful city in the world (the harbour is breathtaking), so it depends what you’re most focused on. I think Elsa would love the ferry rides on the harbour.

    With regard to spending two months in Austalia and one in New Zealand, my advice comes from what I’ve heard countless visitors say – that they spent more time in Australia than New Zealand but wished afterwards it had been the other way around. Bear in mind that summer in Australia is incredibly hot – it’s more moderate here in New Zealand, which may make a difference to the comfort of the children (as well as you!). It’s also easier to let children run around in the wilder parts in New Zealand, as we have no snakes, crocodiles or poisonous insects.

    A campervan sounds like a terrific way to see New Zealand, especially with Isac. Although there are many wonderful things to see in the North Island, I suggest planning to do most of your travel in the South Island, which is quite ridiculously beautiful. Don’t plan to drive too far in a day – the roads here are very twisty and difficult compared to European roads, and the South Island in particular is beautiful every inch of the way, so there’s nothing to hurry for. Our cities are nothing special at all, so unless you need to be there, I’d advise planning to spend as little time in them as you can.

  80. MMM
    Posted 15 Oct ’14 at 04:26 | #

    I’ve lived in Melbourne for over 10 years now and I truly believe that you will love it! Melbourne is known for its food. We have a fantastic emerging ‘foodie’ culture with lots of fresh produce in farmers markets. There is also a lot of demand for knowledge and experience in health food. I, for one, would attend your workshop in a heart beat and would spread the word around.
    Having camped all over Australia, also with small nieces and nephews, I don’t think you will have much trouble at all. Australia has great camping facilities and lots of families travel with very small children. I would personally recommend you stick to the coast as the vast, empty red center maybe a little too much with your little one. You will absolutely love the Australian adventure!

  81. Rachel
    Posted 15 Oct ’14 at 04:59 | #

    It is a fantastic plan – not crazy at all!! Let me know if you need an suggestions or help with plans in New Zealand – I’m based in Nelson, South Island.
    Cafe suggestion in Auckland: http://littlebirdorganics.co.nz/collections/unbakery
    Holiday suggestion – fantastic with a campervan and perfect with little ones – http://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-stay/conservation-campsites-by-region/nelson-tasman/golden-bay/totaranui-campground/

  82. Jo
    Posted 15 Oct ’14 at 06:53 | #

    I am in Sydney and would love to come to a workshop – keep me posted x

  83. Amy
    Posted 15 Oct ’14 at 06:58 | #

    I think you would love NZ, and a campervan is the best way to see this beautiful country. I live in Nelson, a sunny little city at the top of the South Island. We are surrounded by the sea, mountains, orchards and rivers – it is incredible. There would be huge interest in a cooking class here!

  84. Olivia
    Posted 15 Oct ’14 at 07:10 | #

    I am 14 and from Australia and have fallen in love with your blog and just you guys as well. I live in Sydney but would save up and travel to Melbourne happily for a workshop. Everyone says that Melbourne food and creative scene is incredible, so I reckon there, even though I love my home city more than anything hehe. Sydney does have the most beautiful beaches though while Melbourne doesn’t have any, so even if you wanted to stop over in Sydney for a few days and spend the day at Bondi Beach, where a lot of Sydney’s whole foods/vegetarian food scene is based anyway. I hope you love Australia and New Zealand, you deserve a break more than anything :)

  85. Posted 15 Oct ’14 at 07:13 | #

    I am a follower on your Instagram and love all your recipes
    I also have you on my sidebar on my blog
    Thanks for this wonderful recipe , although finding berries other than strawberries i.e seasonal is very difficult here in India.
    What substitution do you suggest.

    • Posted 15 Oct ’14 at 19:49 | #

      You can use any kind of fruit, try mango or banana.
      Happy cooking <3

  86. Posted 15 Oct ’14 at 07:57 | #

    This is beautiful! And I will be making this for breakfast (or any meal) this week, thank you :) On another note I think you should visit the Blue Mountains and the Byron area in NSW- both would be right up your alley! x

  87. Posted 15 Oct ’14 at 09:21 | #

    Hello David, Luise, Elsa, and Isac : )

    So exciting to hear you want to come to Australia; you’re sure to love it. I’m from Canberra, the capitol, which is right between Melbourne and Sydney, so hopefully I can give an un-biased opinion : ) Sydney is a beautiful city, but if you’re set on spending a length of time in one or the otherm I think you’d enjoy Melbourne more. There’s a wealth of culture, art, music, and good food in Melbourne. If you go, you won’t have any trouble finding fantastic restaurants, but I recommend Fitzrovia- beautiful food with a beautiful atmosphere. However, if you can spread out during the two months, do that. Sydney has much to offer, and a road trip in Australia is personally one of my favourite things- you could even make your way up to Brisbane.

    All the best; take care.x

  88. Dianne
    Posted 15 Oct ’14 at 09:27 | #

    Hello, I live in Adelaide, South Australia and I think you would enjoy a visit here. The produce is excellent. Very fresh and local. We have a wonderful LARGE fresh food market in the City. Many “Farmers Markets” around. It is a smaller city than Melbourne and Sydney. Not far to travel to excellent Wineries, Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Coonawarra etc. The beaches are great for swimming and walking in the white sand. It can be quite hot from December to March. I moved for work and lived in Melbourne for 7 years and Sydney for 17 years. Both are great but in my opinion very different from each other. I think you may have to visit Adelaide,South Australia: Perth, Western Australia: Hobart & Launceston, Tasmania: Melbourne, Victoria: Sydney, New South Wales: Brisbane, Queensland. I truly believe you would have crowds of people at each workshop you did in our wonderful Australian cities. I can hardly wait for you to come to Oz!

  89. Paula
    Posted 15 Oct ’14 at 09:48 | #

    Great! Yes, come to NZ! I’d love to attend a workshop of any sorts that you guys might run here if you chose to do so. I’m not sure how big your name is in NZ as I don’t know anyone else here who follows your blog but we can spread the good word easily as plenty of green/raw/nutrient dense/orgnic/holistic/friendly health bunnies sprouting up amongst our population. If you decide to just come here to chill and travel then you’ll love plenty of places (Mountainous/Beaches/cute little towns/trendy cities) and there is so much to see. As for Australia, my recommendation is Melbourne if you had to chose between the two. Look forward to hearing of travel and adventure… and can’t wait to get to Copenhagen myself one day soon!

  90. Posted 15 Oct ’14 at 10:19 | #

    I loved watching the video of this chia breakfast. In fact, I love all of your videos and hope you continue them for a very long time! Would love to see some videos from the road and your trip sounds wonderful. Teaching children adaptability and flexibility through travel is a precious life lesson that you are giving.

  91. Helen
    Posted 15 Oct ’14 at 10:37 | #

    I’m in Adelaide, South Australia so have no bias. If you could visit both Sydney and Melbourne that would be great. Both cities have their own unique charm (although I personally prefer Melbourne!). But Tasmania is a special part of Australia too, especially if you like the “paddock to plate” philosophy. I spent three weeks travelling in NZ this year and absolutely fell in love with the country. Although we didn’t travel by camper van, we met a lot of people who were and who were enjoying it. My highlights of NZ included Wellington (lovely vibe in that city), Milford Sound, Franz Josef, Arrow town – but really it’s the Kiwis who make it special. Such a friendly bunch! Good luck with your planning!

  92. Saskia
    Posted 15 Oct ’14 at 10:45 | #

    hej david, i think this sounds like a great idea and it seems like this is the perfect moment for you to do it! many people have been traveling the world with their little children (i dream of doing it as well) and besides i think NZ is a perfect place for that. do it! you might return being somebody else, but you will never ever regret it. XO

  93. Posted 15 Oct ’14 at 10:46 | #

    Great choice guys! It would be amazing! Maybe I would be scared to do the same, but I’m an Italian mamma, and you maybe know how we are! ;) Anyway, your philosophy is very inspiring to me! I really like you last video and recipe! ps. I was talking about your book in my blog, giving me personal interpretation of your vegan moussaka!

  94. Simone
    Posted 15 Oct ’14 at 10:48 | #

    Yes! Definitely come to Australia! I live in Perth (the west coast) but have been to both melbourne and sydney heaps of times and I can definitely say melbourne over sydney for the foodie scene. And if you do workshops I would come!
    Some places I think you’ll love in Melbs:
    Beautiful vegan and raw food options at http://www.admiralchengho.com.au/ and sister store http://instagram.com/monkbodhidharma

    Hit up this website, awesome resource of the latest places to go http://www.broadsheet.com.au/melbourne/food+drink/

    And if you feel like coming to the west coast – we have the best beaches by far;) I can let you know of its best food places too :) e.g. https://www.facebook.com/rawkitchenfreo

    Have fun planning your next adventure! P.s. Be prepared for a HOT australian summer during those dates, but summertime is heaps of fun with the beach and summer festivals, balmy nights and concerts etc

  95. Hannah
    Posted 15 Oct ’14 at 11:00 | #

    please come to New Zealand! You will love it here! And we would love a workshop, absolutely.

  96. Melissa
    Posted 15 Oct ’14 at 11:17 | #

    Hi Luise & David!

    Keeping it short and sweet, I would love to attend a workshop in Melbourne, so you can count me in if you go forward with one!
    And as for travelling with a 5 month old in a camper van, crazy? Well, there is only one way to find out…..just do it!
    Thanks soooo much for all the love you poor into your work!

    Melissa from Melbourne (mother of two little ones just like you)

  97. Aleksnadra
    Posted 15 Oct ’14 at 11:19 | #

    I just stumbled across this blog and I am in love. I’m from Melbourne and I say come to Australia, come here! We will welcome you with open arms, Melbourne especially! Melbourne is full of health nuts and foodies (I am one of them :) ) We have great cafe’s and restaurants, a great atmosphere. I could tell you my favourite places but everyone in Melbourne has a different one. Go to Lygon st and Brunswick st, eat ice cream in little country towns (I recommend Yarra Glen). I would definately go to a workshop with you guys and I know many people would, I’m excited now as you should be! You will have a ball here :)

  98. Jacq
    Posted 15 Oct ’14 at 11:33 | #

    Please come to Sydney, take a walk down King St and Enmore Rd Newtown for a day. Would love to attend your Sydney workshop

  99. nancy
    Posted 15 Oct ’14 at 11:53 | #

    Stay in both cities! There is so much on offer in Sydney and Melbourne, don’t just pick one, enjoy them both while you are in this part of they world. I live in Sydney, I love the beaches, the Blue Mountains, the food. I adore Melbourne and the fact that it is so easy to get out of the city to enjoy the beauty of the rest of Victoria. You will be welcome in both cities.

  100. Sanda
    Posted 15 Oct ’14 at 12:22 | #

    It is first time I am commenting here. I am Israeli, curently living in Georgia (Caucasus) and am following you for a while. Just wanted to say how much I like your blog, your companionship, your book and everything about it. You are such an honest and inspiring couple. Wish you the best in all your travels! Keep us posted. Sanda

  101. Posted 15 Oct ’14 at 13:32 | #

    This sounds amazing. I am looking forward to make this with blackberries, I have a lot of them in my freezer.
    Have a great journey!

  102. Suzanne
    Posted 15 Oct ’14 at 15:50 | #

    Like everyone else, I was so excited to read that you were planning a trip to Australia. I would say that Sydney is one of the most beautiful cities in the world + it would be a shame to come this far + miss it. I think every Dane should see the amazing Opera House their fellow countryman created, it is truly such a beautiful building. I don’t need to say anymore about Melbourne, except to add that the regional areas of Victoria are really special with amazing local produce. So I would also put in a bid for Adelaide + reiterate what some of the others have said about the fantastic food + wine we can offer. Also, during February + March Adelaide hosts the Adelaide Fringe, Adelaide Festival, Writer’s Week, Artist’s Week and WOMADelaide so it is a really great time to visit, though it can be very, very hot. We do have gorgeous beaches though + it is really easy to get around, lots of things for kids to do (I have 2 small boys). I’m sure Elsa would love to feed the kangaroos + hold a koala at Cleland Wildlife Park! We would LOVE you to visit + definitely host a workshop. (btw I don’t work for the South Australian Tourist Board, it would just be great to see you here).

  103. Posted 15 Oct ’14 at 19:05 | #

    Your travel plans sound like a dream to me – so wonderful! I don’t have children of my own yet, but I hear that time passes so quickly with them and it seems like a very special thing to spend those few months together in that way, away from the day-to-day pace of usual life.

    I always make my chia puddings with almond or coconut milk, and have never tried them like this but it looks so fresh! I will definitely try it :)

  104. Posted 15 Oct ’14 at 22:32 | #

    Hello, I can understand your wish to spend more time with your family, and I hope you find a good way to realize it! But I also hope, that you have some time furthermore to design more recipes and publish them with your very good and nice photographies!
    Have a very good time!

  105. Posted 16 Oct ’14 at 00:33 | #

    I hear you re turning off! Your plan sounds absolutely divine (as does this recipe – side note, we produce great chia seeds here in Australia!). I’m from Melbourne so am definitely biased, but the food scene here is so so good. Fitzroy area there are so many great places, many of which have been mentioned in the comments. But I think a visit to Sydney is a must, too. As much as there is a rivalry between Melbourne & Sydney, Sydney is stunning in the summer with the beaches. Though, come to the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria where I am from (~1 hour south of melbourne) & you are spoilt for beaches. How fun. What a great way to top of a fantastic year! x

  106. Posted 16 Oct ’14 at 00:40 | #

    I think it’s a great idea! Family is the most important thing there is. And it will be wonderful to travel together. I can’t wait to read more about your trip!

  107. Emily
    Posted 16 Oct ’14 at 01:37 | #

    Please come to NZ! I would love to attend a workshop (in Wellington) and I know others who would too.

  108. Alissa
    Posted 16 Oct ’14 at 03:44 | #

    SYDNEY! We are the most beautiful city in the world, with the freshest and best produce, I promise! PLEASE come to Sydney!

  109. Denise
    Posted 16 Oct ’14 at 03:53 | #

    Hi guys!

    Awesome that you are coming over to Australia! If I were you I would hire a campervan in Australia as well, and drive from Sydney to Melbourne so you get to see the 2 cities, and then drive from Melbourne to Adelaide via the Great Ocean Road. Adelaide is known for it’s amazing food and wine scene (Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale) and def. worth a visit, even if it’s only for the food and wine! I’ve done the Sydney to Melbourne, and Melbourne to Adelaide trip multiple times, so feel free to send me an e-mail if you would like more information :) (I’ve lived in Sydney & now live in Adelaide. Even if you decide to skip Adelaide {I know this is not in your plan anyway, he he} please go to Sydney, it’s an amazing city and you really would miss out!).

    Make sure you let us know your schedule in time, because if you’re doing any presentations or booksignings in Melbourne and not coming over to Adelaide, I will def. come to Melbourne to attend! :)

  110. Emily
    Posted 16 Oct ’14 at 05:02 | #

    Melbourne would be so up your alley guys. The fresh, healthy wholesome food options in Melbourne alone would make it so easy for you guys. You will never want to leave, guaranteed.

    PLEASE do a workshop in Melbourne!!

  111. Dvora
    Posted 16 Oct ’14 at 05:12 | #

    Definitely Melbourne, but I lived there for a few months myself. Great food, great people, the culture, you’ll be there in summer so watch the heat! Melbourne I think is better for living, even though Sydney does have better beaches. Sydney is easier to tour and go for a visit, Melbourne to really get the feel of it you have to live there and have time to get to know it. I think you’d love Melbourne, but it depends what you’re looking for.

    I didn’t make it over to NZ, but I hear amazing things! Definitely go while you’re on that side of the world!

  112. Mia
    Posted 16 Oct ’14 at 08:28 | #

    February is a lovely time to visit NZ. The weather is quite often best then too. The Farmers Market in my city of Dunedin is full of late summer fruit then too. The South Island is often said by tourists to be the better of the two main islands. Don’t rush the touring, enjoy the people and food

  113. Jane
    Posted 16 Oct ’14 at 08:30 | #

    YES come to New Zealand!!! I know you would love it. You can park your camper van in our driveway if you like :-) Heaps of places where you can go off grid and enjoy nature here and PLEASE do a workshop in Auckland before you disappear onto our beautiful beaches, zenlike bush and majestic mountains…

  114. Rosie
    Posted 16 Oct ’14 at 11:12 | #

    Melbourne is a great option! I’m from Melbourne, and would absolutely love to attend a workshop run by you guys, can’t wait to hear more about your Australian travel plans!!

  115. Posted 16 Oct ’14 at 11:39 | #

    The recipe looks amazing and your plans sound amazing too – I’m sure travelling with a five month old will have its challenging moments but what an amazing opportunity to spend some real family time together and have a wonderful adventure. Looking forward to hearing about it!

  116. Lilla My
    Posted 16 Oct ’14 at 14:04 | #

    I have planned for months to write this message and finally, here we go.
    Your blog has honestly saved my life. Somebody could think that food doesnt matter that much but it matters for me.
    Last winter I was having very hard time with eating. Meat doesnt fit me.It makes me feel horrible, so tired and sick. As I live in a country where we mainly consume meat, my health was seriously rolling down the hill.
    I wanted to go vegetarian, but almost all the vegetarian recipes I found were too complicated, expensive and troublesome to cook. I thought that maybe this just was the downside of vegetarian diet and I couldnt pull it off. Then one night, as you can maybe guess, I bumped into your blog. I was amazed: interesting recipes yet simple enough to really make! After trying a couple of your recipes, I went wholly vegetarian. Of course I sometimes do other foods but to be honest I mainly follow your recipes. They have never ever let me down. I feel so much better now and my energy levels have gone uuuuuuup! I just want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for running this blog and just being super amazing ♥

  117. Marina l
    Posted 16 Oct ’14 at 14:24 | #

    I lived in both cities and I totally recommend Melbourne. It has a friendly vibe, community feel, great food scene, rich cultures.. You would love it.
    And I would love to join your workshop! But apparently I’m not the only one :/

  118. Posted 16 Oct ’14 at 17:20 | #

    Oj nu har ni allt fått många tips… men jag har hört att THREE BAGS FULL CAFÉ i MELBOURNE ska vara fantastiskt. Där kan exempelvis äta bircher eller gröt med kokt päron och ätbara blommor. Och måste säga att bilderna i dagens inlägg “takes your breath away.”

  119. Jude
    Posted 16 Oct ’14 at 23:08 | #

    Love the idea and Melbourne will be perfect. Great food. The Victoria market gas a good organics section. Many like minded people to share with. There are so many opportunities,beautiful countryside stunning bay and sea. A workshop would be fabulous but many Melbournians leave the city for January so it is very quiet. I’ll follow with interest.

  120. Posted 16 Oct ’14 at 23:13 | #

    delicious! been experimenting with grainless breakfasts lately and this is my first chia pudding–light, fruity yet substantial. made mine with frozen blueberries from our summer harvest topped with chopped mango and candied (with maple syrup) raw pecans. thank you for this beautiful recipe!

  121. dalia
    Posted 17 Oct ’14 at 02:15 | #

    Well, like someone said in one of the comments, you should be aware of the Sydney-Melbourne rivalry. (Melbournians are particularly keen to emphasize how cool their city is…)
    I am a foreigner living in Sydney, and really love the city. It is the perfect combination of urban life and nature, with its fine beaches and amazing bush walks all within short distance. It has great food, and an excellent cultural life. Of course Melbourne has lots to offer, but I just think it is unfair to claim that Melbourne is a *better* place for food or culture. They are both great. And of course Sydney is much better for nature. I have friends in Melbourne who think that Sydney is much more child-friendly given the accessibility to beaches and bush walks.

    This is worth checking out in making your decision!

  122. Jennie
    Posted 17 Oct ’14 at 02:39 | #

    I live in Sydney and would love to sign up to a food photography class!

  123. Posted 17 Oct ’14 at 02:51 | #

    Hi there! I am a food photographer living in Auckland, New Zealand. I work for Annabel Langbein (www.annabel-langbein.com). We would love to arrange to meet you when you are in Auckland and potentially do a combined workshop or similar! Please do get in touch! Kirsty

  124. Lisa
    Posted 17 Oct ’14 at 02:51 | #

    So great to hear you are going to take some time out (or time away at least), you are so lucky to be able to dedicate the time to little ones.
    I am a regular to your blog (it is beautiful and inspiring), but never get a chance to post (we are in our own whirlwind…)

    Being a mum (to a 7 year old and 4 year old) and having traveled to many parts of Australia, there are of course lots of must see places. Melbourne is great (and I agree with all the foodie comments) but it can be very very hot over Dec-Feb. Sydney is a little milder and with its beaches there is plenty of escape. There are lots of other regional places outside of the cities that would be great too. For easy kangaroo spotting and close encounters I can recommend the south coast of NSW (just south of Sydney) and Canberra region. Everyone is quick to criticise the capital (which is more like a big country town), but like the other cities we have a thriving foodie scene with farmers markets, real local producers (apple orchards in the city) wineries, distilleries, trufferies etc. I have been part of organic food coops, soup swaps, etc. We also have access to some amazing natural reserves where wildlife is abundant!
    My children, partner and I all adore your food inspiration and we regularly refer to your recipes to prepare our food from the garden. Your buckwheat porridge has converted us to a different breakfast regime, which is so nurturing and satisfying!
    I would be so excited to attend a workshop if you were able to fit that in to your schedule. Probably more likely in Sydney though…
    Oh and if you want a play date, my 2 would love to show your littlies the “hoppies” (kangaroos). Have fun !!

  125. Posted 17 Oct ’14 at 05:05 | #

    I can’t describe how excited I am about the fact you might be coming to Melbourne and doing workshops! There is such an incredible food scene in Melbourne with so many people passionate about healthy living and eating. You would love it here. Oh and the coffee is ah-mazing too!

  126. Joanne
    Posted 17 Oct ’14 at 05:08 | #

    I was so excited when I read this post and you mentioned coming to Australia. Melbourne would be the perfect place for you to spend some time. Melbourne has a huge food culture and also a strong culture around healthy eating. A workshop would be amazing and I know of so many friends who would love to come along as well.

  127. Jennie
    Posted 17 Oct ’14 at 06:44 | #

    Here are a couple of places in Sydney (Northern Beaches) you can contact to host your food photography classes if you need tips…

  128. Mia
    Posted 17 Oct ’14 at 14:32 | #

    Absolutely contact the photographer who works with Annabel Langbein!!!!
    Annabel is BIG in NZ and is passionate about good, fresh food. Check out her website. Every Kiwi and a lot of aussie know her name and have seen her series The Free Range Cook. do contact her website. Tell her that some of her fans hace recommended her to you!

  129. Posted 17 Oct ’14 at 16:05 | #

    Beautiful and yummie ;) hihi

  130. Clémentine
    Posted 17 Oct ’14 at 16:26 | #

    Hello Luise and David!
    Such a great & crazy idea… I love it! I lived in Australia for 6 months a few years ago. I went to Melbourne and Sidney, I must admit that I’d rather live in Melbourne, such a lovely/european atmosphere with lots of book/coffee shops, wine bars, & restaurants. Sidney is nice as well but more touristy… Of course I will recommend you to experience that city with the opportunity of having lovely beaches like Manly and Bondi at its heart.
    I have heard so many nice things about NZ where Nature is so buoyant… Definetly another experience worth to live.
    Anyways I guess that trip would be great for you four to step out from your frantic daily pace and focus more on enjoying life: here and now.

  131. Posted 17 Oct ’14 at 17:25 | #

    Just bought some chia seeds so this breakfast is going on my to do list. Putting them in the jars is so simple but looks so effective! Can’t wait to try this out ! L x

  132. Candice
    Posted 17 Oct ’14 at 18:44 | #

    I am originally from Melbourne currently living in Munich. Maybe I’m biased but I think you would prefer Melbourne. Sure Sydney has more of a fun beachy vibe, but Melbourne is much more European and has a great cafe and bar culture similar to Stockholm. Speaking of which, at the start of the year I travelled to Stockholm for a weekend and relied almost exclusively on your tips in the blog from some time ago! I would really love to repay the favour!
    So the best news is that I’m going home for Christmas this year and would ABSOLUTELY attend a workshop if it coincided with my travel dates (and I would seriously consider changing my flights if it didn’t). Sydney or Melbourne, you’ll live it! And New Zealand is pretty much the most beautiful country in the world..

  133. Posted 17 Oct ’14 at 21:59 | #

    I have a ton of chia here and raspberries at the moment, so i think i will give this recipe a try for tomorrow’s breakfast.

    Thanks for sharing :).

  134. Posted 18 Oct ’14 at 00:56 | #

    This looks so beautiful and delicious! I will definitely try making it!

  135. Alma
    Posted 18 Oct ’14 at 11:12 | #

    This recipe is so delicious. I prepared the chia-pudding yesterday in the evening and had it just a few minutes ago. yummy!

  136. Posted 18 Oct ’14 at 21:59 | #

    Looks absolutely delicious and love the video as usual!

  137. Melanie
    Posted 19 Oct ’14 at 08:41 | #

    Please do a workshop in Auckland! I’d highly recommend checking out a local raw food cafe, Little Bird (http://littlebirdorganics.co.nz/) and visiting the various beaches and islands around Auckland if you do visit.

  138. Elii
    Posted 19 Oct ’14 at 08:44 | #

    I was so excited to see that you’re coming to Australia! I live in Adelaide, South Australia, and I’d choose Melbourne over Sydney (only bias being that it’s closer to SA, so I could fly over to any workshop!)

    I do hope you’ll consider even visiting Adelaide, though. Good food and wine is so important to us in South Australia! SA is one of the two states that have a ban on genetically modified crops. We have so much beautiful produce and so many markets – the Organic & Sustainable market every Saturday, the Market Shed on Holland each Sunday, our Central Markets open 6 days a week – and that’s not even mentioning our gorgeous wineries (many biodynamic and organic).

    As a vegetarian, I’ve seen an explosion of vegetarian, vegan, raw, and gluten-free options over the past few years. I’m even attending a vegan festival in a few weeks.

    Well, after that pitch, I’d just like to say I’m very glad you’ll be visiting Australia – no matter where you go. It’s a beautiful country, and I’m sure your family will love it.

  139. aMi
    Posted 19 Oct ’14 at 10:51 | #

    Looks like we have all voted you are coming to Australasia! There are lots of great things to do in the South Island of NZ. Most towns and cities have Farmers’ Markets that during February are bursting with summer fruit. Most cafes/restaurants have vegetarian/vegan options.
    Down the east coast of the South Island you can experience dolphins at Kaikoura and on the Otago Penninsula, Elsa would get to see some Yellow eye Penguins.
    Stewart Island is amazing, Catlins-gorgeous, Fiordland-majestic. Queenstown is VERY touristy (and pricey);as another person informed you, Arrowtown may be better.
    Definitely contact Annabel Langbein. Would love to attend a class in Dunedin, NZ. Dunedin’s Farmers’ market is at one of the world’s most photographed railway stations on a Saturday morning. Contact their website and offer to cook at the market chef’s caravan!

  140. jason ververgaert
    Posted 20 Oct ’14 at 01:23 | #

    Love this recipe.

    If your looking for a cheap way to travel this is a good site for next to free relocation camper vans: http://www.imoova.com/

    save your money on travel and spend it on food! =^J

  141. Posted 20 Oct ’14 at 01:26 | #

    Will be there will bells on for a New Zealand workshop. If you’re coming around the New Year you’ll get the best of summer xx

  142. Coconuts
    Posted 20 Oct ’14 at 05:15 | #

    This came out perfectly, thanks! Been looking for an actually good recipe for a while. Just sweet enough and not too stiff.

    Btw, I higly recommend using fruit juice. It makes it dessert appropriate with no need of dates!

  143. Posted 20 Oct ’14 at 09:16 | #

    I would most definitely attend a workshop in New Zealand, and be willing to travel to it within the North Island.

    If you come to New Zealand, one place you must go is Hawkes Bay. The have the most lovely food, wineries and places (their farmers market is a must). Taupo is also nice, but during the summer months it is very busy.
    South Island is gorgeous, and I would recommend to spend a lot of time down there. Queenstown is very touristy, but has some amazing places. Marlborough is also apparently lovely as well.
    If you are able to, make the most of the walks through the bush (DOC has a lot). Short walks in can show you the most amazing places.

    I don’t think you’re crazy for taking Isac round when he is that young. Your children are very lucky to have the chance to travel and experience different cultures.

  144. Hellie
    Posted 20 Oct ’14 at 11:06 | #

    Fantastic plan guys. Our family is in a mini whirlpool compared to yours but we know the feeling nonetheless.
    By now you may have sensed a joking rivalry between Sydney and Melbourne! I’m from Melbourne so clearly biased but I do think you’d love it. It’s family friendly, easy to get around, and full of hidden foodie gems. It’s not visually as stunning as Sydney’s harbour but we make up for it in character.

    We have a three year old and a 4 month old and love nothing more than exploring the country side with them. It’s all about how you time the drive with kids. It’s worth noting that wether you choose Sydney or Melbourne it’s a huge country so there maybe long distance drives to negotiate. NZ is spectacular too!

    Anyways, I’d love to come to a workshop if you hold one in old Melbourne town.

    Good luck with the downtime.

  145. Timmy
    Posted 20 Oct ’14 at 14:39 | #

    Another awesome recipe, I’ve got some ready for tomorrow morning :)

    I’m from Melbourne and I’d definitely go to a workshop! Melbourne has a wonderfully unique culture and the city is food obsessed! A restaurant called Smith and Daughters is really amazing – it’s all vegan and cooking food in really creative ways (their mushroom pate is insane!!). The suburb that it’s in – fitzroy (brunswick street especially) – has a lot of wonderful food and is a nice place just outside of the CBD to get a feel for the cool parts of the city – lots of amazing graffiti work and brilliant cafes.

    Healseville is about an hour and a half from Melbourne by car and has an amazing wildife sanctuary where you can see some koalas and wonderful protected land. And driving along the Great Ocean Road is a must!!

    Hope to be at your workshop soon :)

  146. Posted 21 Oct ’14 at 03:03 | #

    We would so much like to welcome you to the Otago Farmers Market in Dunedin, New Zealand. We have a thriving farmer’s market that many consider to be one of the very best in the country.February is a peak time for us as all the gorgeous stone fruit from Central Otago is avilable as well as wonderful, summer vegetables. Every week we have a chef demonstrating how to use seasonal produce in our mobile, market kitchen. This is very popular with the public as they get to taste the offerings and take home the recipes to try themselves. We get upwards of 8,000 people to the market each week so the market chef is kept busy. We would absolutely love it if you would be interested in taking this role one Saturday morning in February – we would pay you a little and also it would be a wonderful opportunity for you to promote any workshops that you might have coming up in the south island. I would love to hear from you!!

  147. An
    Posted 21 Oct ’14 at 11:03 | #

    I think you’d enjoy Melbourne a lot more, after all it is THE food mecca in Australia. And I agree with previous comments made about the atmosphere and food culture in Melbourne vs. Sydney.I love Melbourne!
    The food culture in Australia is on the move, also in more remote areas like e.g. Margaret River in the southwest of Western Australia or Tasmania.
    Actually, maybe the guys from Fair Harvest would be interested in a sort of exchange… http://www.fairharvest.com.au/ They have their own organic garden and offer all kinds of different workshops…

  148. verena
    Posted 21 Oct ’14 at 17:37 | #

    Wonderful idea and totally doable. We just travelled trough Portugal for one month with a four months old and two year old. The good thing is that with four months the baby won’t move away and Elsa is already some kind of autonomous.

    Two great examples, allthough only with one kiddo. :-)
    http://vimeo.com/100748287 & http://vimeo.com/107068169

    You’ll have a wonderful time!

  149. Posted 21 Oct ’14 at 22:32 | #

    This looks AMAZEBALLS! Reminds me of this chia pudding recipe I shared recently: http://www.owlyouare.com/blog/2014/9/3/a-recipe-for-chia-pudding?q=chia. Tasty & filling is such a good combo! Much love. Xo

  150. Posted 21 Oct ’14 at 23:38 | #

    Happy trails! Chia never looked better!

  151. Posted 22 Oct ’14 at 12:12 | #

    Pretty, Healty and very tasteful ! What do you want more :)

  152. Kristina
    Posted 22 Oct ’14 at 14:36 | #

    I live in Sydney! I’m SO excited that you guys are considering coming here! Sydney and Melbourne anr different and fabulous in their own way..my recommendation is to try and cover abit of both if you can. And yes yes yes would love any seminars/workshops you’d have on offer whilst down under….long time GKS fan!

  153. Posted 23 Oct ’14 at 02:09 | #

    wow, that looks great and really colorful. Would be a good thing to make when people are coming over. looks like it’s good for you. :)

  154. Emily
    Posted 23 Oct ’14 at 02:16 | #

    How exciting for you guys! I’m in NZ, and I would definitely come to a workshop in Auckland or Wellington. A lot of people have mentioned the South Island, and it is amazing, but if you have time it’s worth checking out the country north of Auckland as well. The beaches are beautiful. I think everyone’s mentioned the best spots to eat in Auckland, but it’s worth looking into Ortolana and The Store (both at Britomart in the city). While they aren’t exclusively vege, they grow their own produce, so everything is fresh and seasonal.

  155. Bronwen
    Posted 23 Oct ’14 at 04:25 | #

    Time off is a wonderful thing…or so I’ve heard!! We live just outside of Melbourne in a foodie paradise called the Macedon Ranges. Think hated resturants, amazing farmers markets and incredible local wines. All in about an hour to hour and a half from Melbourne. And I’d love to do a cooking workshop with you if you do make it down!!

  156. Sophie Cutler
    Posted 24 Oct ’14 at 01:11 | #

    YEAAAHHHHH THIS HAS MADE MY YEAR! Yipppeeee so glad you are coming over our side of the world :)
    When in Sydney I recommend coming over to Newtown/Enmore/Marrickville area. It is a little more grungy and spread out than Surry Hills but there is some great finds. Sadhana Kitchen in Enmore is a must (raw, organic wholefoods- they do an amazing high tea), and for dinner try Shenkin Kitchen which is a family run Israeli restaurant serving beautiful authentic food. West Juliett in Marrrickville is right up your alley. It is a little cafe in a residential street… amazing breakfasts and lunches… all with very exciting vego options.
    Eveleigh Markets is a must do in Newtown (on a Saturday morning) and Marrickville markets is a little out of the way but has some amazing fresh and cooked food. The fritter stall is the main attraction here… incredible vegetarian options, all home made with so much love!
    I recommend getting out of the cities though. As a country girl I need a breath of fresh air. The Orange region (including Milthorpe- tiny town with markets and cobbled lanes), Hunter Valley and also Mudgee are incredible not only to the eyes, but to the taste buds and mind!
    Looking forward to seeing you guys at your workshop! Thank you for inspiring me to get through my Nutritional Medicine uni degree… your recipes are my therapy!
    Sophie :)

    Here are some links:
    Sadhana Kitchen: http://www.sadhanakitchen.com/
    Cafe Shenkin: http://cafeshenkin.com.au/
    West Juliett: http://www.broadsheet.com.au/sydney/food-and-drink/directory/cafe/west-juliett
    Sydney’s organic food markets: http://www.organicfoodmarkets.com.au/
    Eveleigh Markets: http://www.eveleighmarket.com.au/
    Milthorpe: http://www.visitnsw.com/destinations/country-nsw/orange-area/millthorpe

  157. Sian
    Posted 24 Oct ’14 at 09:47 | #

    Ahhh I’m absolutely ecstatic that you’re coming to New Zealand!! I would definitely attend any workshop of yours if you were to have any. I totally agree with all the afore mentioned suggestions – for such a small country, there is a remarkably large amount of amazing places to visit; many of which I still need to visit despite living here all my life! If you are interested in small coastal towns, I would recommend visiting Gisbourne (on the east coast of the Noth Island) – there’s actually a road that travels down that coast line which has the most amazing views if you have a few days to spare (it’s a bit of waste if you rush the journey).There are also some beautiful towns in the Bay of Plenty – my favourites are Ohiwa and Ohope; they’re both stunning small beachy towns. If you’re ever stuck for a place to park your campervan if you’re further down the North Island, you can always park up on our driveway (we live in Palmerston North). I agree with a previous person when they said that February is the best time to come; the school holidays will just have finished they are during December and January) so it won’t be too overcrowded, yet it’s still summer so it’ll be reasonably warm. Oh and before I forget, I hear Auckland has a great variety of food places (such as the “Little Bird” unbakery). I hope you have a wonderful trip and enjoy your time away :)

  158. Claire
    Posted 26 Oct ’14 at 02:38 | #

    I would definitely have to say Melbourne – it is beautiful, laid back, multicultural and has an awesome vibe to it. Heaps of amazing vegan/vegetarian eateries. If you’re looking for beaches you can’t go past the Great Ocean Road, perfect to travel in a campervan! It will be the trip of a lifetime. Enjoy x

  159. Lukas
    Posted 26 Oct ’14 at 14:15 | #

    One thing that came to mind when I saw this; on my chia seed container it says you shouldn’t consume more then 15g? (I don’t remember the exact value) a day. In this video it looked like more then that. Does anyone know if it’s good or bad?

  160. Jess
    Posted 27 Oct ’14 at 03:11 | #

    Would love love if you did a workshop or cooking class in or around Auckland. New Zealand is amazing with so many great places to explore. Sometimes it can be hard to find vegetarian options in some places in NZ so just make sure you have a back up option when on the road. I have been following your blog for a while now and you both are such an inspiration. It would be great to meet you!

  161. Ajnor
    Posted 27 Oct ’14 at 07:27 | #

    This might be late, but I am currently backpacking through Australia and I think it is quite hard to find foods for an OK-price with no added chemicals. Often I see something that is promoted with no added flavours, colourings or what not and when I look at the ingredients there is still something artificial. When something says it is “just juice” than I don’t want acids and colors in there, thanks! Very annoying for me, as I am absolutely on a budget right now and I normally never eat things that list E… on their ingredient list. Just thought I let you know, though this should definitely not keep you from coming here! Australia is such a fascinating and beautiful country and I hope you enjoy your time here!

  162. Posted 29 Oct ’14 at 23:11 | #

    I am from New Zealand and definitely travelling in a campervan with two children would be fine. You don’t even have to book camping sites and can do what is known as ‘freedom camping’ as long as you follow the department of conservation rules which you can find here: http://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-stay/freedom-camping/
    New Zealanders generally are very hospitable and are proud of their country and love to show you all the tourist and not so tourist spots. There are plenty of couch surfer places to stay for free also if you are into that. My family actually has people come and stay all the time from all over the world. Currently there is a couple from Austria there for a few days checking out the sheep farm however they are in the North of New Zealand and you may not be wanting to go there.

    Overall I think it is definitely doable. I saw someone said to go to the Coromandel and I definitely would second that. It is beautiful there and lots of bush walks to do. The Cathedral Cove is definitely one to check out. I think it may be a 45 minute walk to the bay but it is really one of the most beautiful walks I have done along the coast. Also close to there is the Karangihaki Gorge which is also amazing and has an old gold mine there. You will definitely enjoy your time if you choose to do this.

    All the best!

  163. Holly
    Posted 1 Nov ’14 at 06:27 | #

    Yes workshop in NZ please! Love your recipes guys – keep it up!
    Much love, Holly xx

  164. Aimee
    Posted 1 Nov ’14 at 22:12 | #

    Hej kärra David o Luise! Vad glad jag blev när jag läste din post =) Jag bo i Auckland NZ – jag flyttade tillbaka hit för nästan ett år sen efter att jag o min man hade bott i Stockholm i 5 år. Jag är faktiskt “kiwi” men Fredrik är ursprungligen från Göteborg. Vilken underbar ide att ta en månad i Nya Zeeland – det skulle absolut funkar tycker jag o det är en bra tid att komma. Vi skulle vara jätte glada att göra allt vi kan för att hjälpa er om ni kommer till NZ. Finns absolut några sänger eller kanske en lägenhet ni kan låna om ni börja eller avsluta resan i Auckland och även i strand by som heter Mount Maunganui!
    Angående workshops – wow vilken fantastisk ide! En kompis till mig har en väl etablerade ekologisk o vegetarisk cafe o jag tror att hon skulle gärna hosta er – jag vet att hon älskar bloggen! Själv försöka jag hitta min egen väg som en raw/vegan kock samtidigt som jag avsluta min riktig redovisnings jobb för att följa drömmen =) Jag tror på ekologiska råvaror o mat som få man att må bra o som ser vackra ut. Jag är väldigt intresserad av food photography o en kurs skulle funka fint här!!! I sverige praktiserade jag lite med Josefine Jäger o Jeanette Högfeldt o jag har även pluggat i USA hos Matthew Kenney – som ni älskar jag mat =) Min man försöker etablera Ståhlhästen cyklar i Nya Zeeland! Men det var bara lite om oss. Hör gärna av er om ni vill ha hjälp. Önskar er all lycka till o kram Aimee

  165. Mariam
    Posted 2 Nov ’14 at 11:41 | #

    It makes me unbelievably excited that you guys are coming to Australia! I would say come to both Sydney and Melbourne as they both have incredible things to offer, but as a Sydney-sider, I say Sydney! Our beaches are incentive enough! While many commenters have left their recommendations for health-foodie cafes I would also add to travel away from the hyped up Eastern Suburbs and Northern beaches eateries! Leichardt has an amazing array of Italian food, Parramatta has gorgeous eateries from Arabian to Asian cuisine and Harris Park has epic Indian food. I look forward to hopefully seeing you! xx

  166. Riley McAuliffe
    Posted 5 Nov ’14 at 06:27 | #

    G’day! I have been making this delicious pudding for breakfast everyday since you posted this recipe and safe to say I am addicted! I keep trying to go back to porridge or granola but I can’t resist that delicious chia consistency – thanks!

    I am from Perth in Western Australia and if I can’t convince you to come to the beautiful west coast I think you have made the right idea splitting your time between Melbourne and Sydney. From my experience travelling and talking to foreigners about their time in Australia, Sydney is usually the big winner because it is exactly what you expect when you think of Australia, great hot weather and wonderful beaches close to the city. Fantastic food as well, I haven’t been many times so I am no expert but I had a great time at some of the restaurants south of Bondi Beach (incl. Depot) which had a great vegetable and wholefoods based menus and wonderful atmospheres.

    That being said because your family loves food so much it would be a crime not to go to Melbourne, despite not being in close proximity to a good breathtaking beach. It’s the most European city in Australia, I visit their often and just jump from restaurant to café to juice bar to restaurant – there are so many and they’re amazing. Whenever I mention that I am vegetarian I am always told to go to that Moroccan Soup Bar, which is one you may not have heard about yet. I actually haven’t been but it’s top of my list for next time and I think it will be right up your alley. And it would be a crime for me not to suggest Little Creatures in Brunswick if you have an Australian sun induced beer craving. The original brewery in Perth is one of my favourite places on the planet and the one in Melbourne is pretty great too. Wonderful food to match and if you don’t want a beer it’s a great atmosphere regardless and a good place to get out of the heat.

    Can’t wait to follow your travels here and visit your restaurant/café/juice bar suggestions that I hope you will provide after your stay. I’m such a big fan of GKS and would fly across the country to attend a workshop or the like if you held one so please do consider it!

    Riley xx

  167. Elisha
    Posted 5 Nov ’14 at 12:56 | #

    Kia ora from Wellington, NZ. One tip to add – be careful if you bring any food items into NZ, biosecurity regulations are strict, be sure to declare any food you might be carrying to save any hassle when you arrive at the airport. Would love to see you here!

  168. Yeshe
    Posted 12 Nov ’14 at 01:06 | #

    We’d LOVE to see you here in NZ!!!!

  169. Connie Eldrup
    Posted 12 Nov ’14 at 18:13 | #

    Hvis I på et tidspunkt laver en foto-workshop i eks. København, i mad-fotografering, så vil jeg være meget interesseret :-)

  170. Posted 18 Nov ’14 at 06:42 | #

    looks amazing me and my sis surely try this
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  171. Posted 18 Nov ’14 at 18:40 | #

    OMG such a beautiful and colorful dish. It looks very yummy and healthy. I am going to try this for my kids.
    Thanks a lot.

  172. Hilary
    Posted 29 Nov ’14 at 11:07 | #

    Hey guys,
    Definitely Melbourne for the food. So many suggestions….Vegie Bar, Morrocon Soup Kitchen, Yong’s green food, shakahari, CERES….such a paradise of food to explore!
    I would love to attend a workshop in Melbourne! Please organise one and I will be there!

  173. Ellen Regos
    Posted 29 Nov ’14 at 11:32 | #

    Melbourne has the best vegetarian and vegan restaurants in Australia so well worth a visit :) A workshop would be easy to organise and would be very well attended. When our eldest was 6 months old we travelled around Tasmania in a VW Kombi for 5 months working on organic farms (WWOOF). An experience of a lifetime!!! Not to be missed. If you do come it would be a pleasure to meet :)

  174. Tea
    Posted 30 Nov ’14 at 08:43 | #

    I don’t think you will have any problem at all filling up a cooking class- I’m from sydney and would fly to Melbourne for it for sure!
    You will LOVE Melbourne- lots of healthy and interesting cafes and eateries! You’ll love:
    “yong green food”- arguably the best veto eatery- raw and warm dishes and famous raw cheesecake!
    “Veggie bar”- Incredible all vegetarian restaurant in fitzroy
    “Silo”- a no waste style broth restaurant where there are loads of vego options!
    “lentil as anything”- a pay what you think style veto buffet where all the profits go back into the community.
    keep us updated on the classes!

  175. Posted 6 Mar ’15 at 19:36 | #

    great recipe! thanks a lot for sharing!

  176. L
    Posted 20 Mar ’15 at 23:14 | #

    Brilliant recipe! As an endurance athlete, I’m always on the prowl for 5-star recipes to shake up the usual nutrition. This is a rockstar recipe and I’m looking forward to eating this tomorrow morning. Looks like this will last a few mornings! Outstanding recipe and keep ’em coming!

  177. Williamwem
    Posted 6 May ’16 at 19:47 | #

    Have a great day!

  178. Dawn Kuhn
    Posted 15 Jan ’17 at 17:39 | #

    I absolutely love this to go breakfast idea! Made it tonight for my early morning tomorrow and I can already tell it is going to taste FANTASTIC :) Thanks so much! Love your blog and recipes, you guys such a POWER couple! <3

  179. Melissa
    Posted 28 Mar ’18 at 01:01 | #

    The recipe looks delicious, can’t wait to try it. Life is hectic and trying to stay on top of everything is crazy. You want to give your kids the best of you, but when your mind is full of what to do next, it’s hard to focus on really take things in. Being outside is the best medicine and having a road trip so much fun, my kids are teenagers now and that’s how we switch of and connect. You’ll love Australia, I live on the Bellarine, so my advise would be travel along The Great Ocean Road, it’s beautiful and check out the waterfalls too. In saying that try to get to Cairns, the gardens are amazing and The Great Barrier Reef, is awesome, the turtles are massive and so cool. Good luck and be mindful and breath.

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