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The Green Kitchen

Do you know what day it is today? It is the official OMG-we-are-releasing-our-cookbook-today-day! It should now be available in book stores all over the UK. Tomorrow it will land in Australian stores. And we are only one month away from the release of the US edition, “Vegetarian Everyday”. It’s ironic that it is released today (1 April) as this whole thing has felt like an April fools’ joke from the very beginning. But we’re crossing our fingers that the book will still be on our table when we wake up tomorrow.

We did this video to celebrate the release. It features a few of our favorite breakfast recipes from the book and is a pretty honest portrayal of an early Sunday morning in our home. Hope you like it.

Directed and shot by Albin Holmqvist. Styling by Belén Vazquez Amaro. (Thank you guys!!!)
The song is ‘End of the Road’ by Noonie Bao.

We truly hope that the book will land well with you guys, our blog readers. That is actually the only thing that matters to us. If you feel like leaving a review of it, we would be forever grateful. If you haven’t ordered it yet, you can find it on Amazon.co.uk. If you live in Australia you can find it on Booktopia. And the US edition is available to pre-order on Amazon.com.

If you are disappointed at us for not having a recipe today, we will definitely make it up to you in our next post. Did anyone say vegan Banana Bread …? Stay tuned.

Ps. We did a short book interview with Observer Food Monthly, you can find it here.


  1. Posted 1 Apr ’13 at 18:47 | #

    WOW! Our warmest congratulations, you guys did it and did it so well ;)

  2. emily
    Posted 1 Apr ’13 at 18:48 | #

    Love the video! I have just ordered the book, so I’m also hoping it’s not an April fools’ joke ;)

  3. Posted 1 Apr ’13 at 19:18 | #

    Awwww the video and song!! They make my heart miss a beat literally..It makes me feel what you guys are feeling!!! Lovely book!! Hope the best for you guys! <3

  4. Stine
    Posted 1 Apr ’13 at 19:24 | #

    I instantly ordered it and am so much looking forward to cooking your recipies from a nice book and not printed out web pages.

    • Stine
      Posted 4 Apr ’13 at 11:54 | #

      It arrived!!!!
      And it is so beautiful! I can’t wait to cook tonight!

  5. Posted 1 Apr ’13 at 19:50 | #

    Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous! A HUGE congrats to you guys!

  6. Posted 1 Apr ’13 at 20:12 | #

    I feel so lucky to have tested that baked oatmeal (I’ve been making a version of it ever since with whatever fruit has been season) and I can’t wait for my copy of the book to arrive!

  7. Posted 1 Apr ’13 at 20:17 | #

    Soooooo exciting!! Congrats! I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy.

  8. Monica
    Posted 1 Apr ’13 at 20:22 | #

    CONGRATS!!! GRATIS!!! So happy to have been ‘with’ you from the beginning, the new and the future. All my best! :-)

  9. Posted 1 Apr ’13 at 21:07 | #

    Sounds amazing, congrats!

  10. Posted 1 Apr ’13 at 21:13 | #

    Congrats from Spain where we follow you!

  11. Posted 1 Apr ’13 at 21:13 | #

    COngrats! Can’t wait to get this masterpiece!

  12. Posted 1 Apr ’13 at 22:14 | #

    will there be a swedish verison?

  13. Posted 1 Apr ’13 at 22:27 | #

    Wow!!! What a truly stunning video/preview of your new cookbook, Congratulations!!! I look forward to adding it to my collection of inspiration :))) Well done….and lovely song!

  14. Claire Wellsted
    Posted 1 Apr ’13 at 22:37 | #


  15. Posted 1 Apr ’13 at 22:43 | #

    Congratulations!! And wow – what beautiful food and such a beautiful family! I have a sneaking suspicion one of my girlfriends (knowing about my obsession with your blog) ordered The Green Kitchen for me for my birthday… I am so, so excited! Love from Australia x

  16. Posted 1 Apr ’13 at 22:43 | #

    Congratulations! I’m excited about your book, and I loved the video. I’m fascinated with book trailers.

    I’m planning to do a review next month, when the book is available in the US. I’ll keep you posted :)

  17. Olga
    Posted 1 Apr ’13 at 22:47 | #

    Äntligen! Grattis!

    I have beet waiting for it at adlibris! Now i can order it

  18. Posted 1 Apr ’13 at 23:04 | #

    Looks absolutely stunning, I am heading over to Amazon this very moment to order the book. Btw just noticed how much Luise looks like Karen from Califonication ;) (at least from the clip in this video)

  19. Posted 1 Apr ’13 at 23:06 | #

    yes! so proud of you guys!

  20. Posted 1 Apr ’13 at 23:42 | #

    That was beautiful! Romantic! Inspiring! I want to eat it all.

  21. Posted 2 Apr ’13 at 00:12 | #

    Fantastic. I look forward to getting the book. Well done.

  22. Posted 2 Apr ’13 at 00:56 | #

    I’m so happy you did this book – many thanks!! Can’t wait to hold it in my hands… Just ordered it over http://www.amazon.de.

    And I will tell it to all my cooking-friends… (i’m not joking ;-))

  23. Posted 2 Apr ’13 at 01:28 | #

    Félicitations!!! You must be doing the happy dance right now with the release of your book. I am SO happy for you all and wish your beautiful family all the success you deserve. I am certain you will be inspiring many families around the world to cook in their own kitchens for years to come. I love the video, simply fabulous and oh so inspiring with the vibrant food and the candlelight makes it extra special (we often have our family meals by candlelight too).
    Big loving hug to you three!

  24. Posted 2 Apr ’13 at 02:53 | #

    Congratulations, the video is beautiful and I can’t wait to have your book! I’m sure that it will inspire my future meals! :)

  25. Posted 2 Apr ’13 at 03:02 | #

    Yeah! I can’t wait to read it. I am so excited for you and your book launch. Looking forward to the US release. A month seems so far away!

  26. Bell
    Posted 2 Apr ’13 at 03:32 | #

    hay is that your house on the back of the book? congratulations!!!! i hope that when i move to Sweden someday (my dream) i will meet you guys!!!

  27. Kami
    Posted 2 Apr ’13 at 03:52 | #

    I’ve been waiting ever so patiently for this book! I wish it were an Aprils fools joke that i still have to wait another month since Im in Seattle. Can.not.wait!!!! Congratulations!

  28. Posted 2 Apr ’13 at 03:55 | #

    Oh wow, that video seriously made me tear up! Congratulations. Cannot wait to get my hands on the US version of the book. What a beautiful video and your recipes look incredible.

  29. Lana
    Posted 2 Apr ’13 at 05:06 | #

    Beautiful video and a big congratulations to the three of you! Such a beautiful family. Can’t wait to order the book when it becomes available here! Much love from a fellow whole foods lover in vancouver xox

  30. Posted 2 Apr ’13 at 05:38 | #

    This is so incredibly beautiful! I love the little sweet rituals like the tablecloth, flowers and candle. A heart touching video xx

  31. Henrik
    Posted 2 Apr ’13 at 06:46 | #

    Great book with lots of useful recipes! When will the next book be available? :)

  32. Isabelle
    Posted 2 Apr ’13 at 08:10 | #

    Congratulations! I am so looking forward to buying your beautiful book. I’m sure the recipes will be beautiful.

  33. Aleksandra Peyrer-Na
    Posted 2 Apr ’13 at 09:49 | #

    I preordered your book and got it even before the release, which was a great surprise. The first thing I made was the baked oatmeal and me
    and my family loved it. Can’t wait to work my way through the book. A hearty congratulations to the both of you and your precious daughter!

  34. Posted 2 Apr ’13 at 10:38 | #

    Wow! Congratulations! The video is so beautiful, watched it like three times already :) And the book is ordered and given to me as a birthday present this weekend! Yay I can’t wait to read it and hop into my kitchen to create some greenkitchen magic in it!

  35. Anna
    Posted 2 Apr ’13 at 10:57 | #

    beautiful teaser :)

  36. Sonja
    Posted 2 Apr ’13 at 12:19 | #

    Hi there,
    just to let you know, concerning the German market: The English version is available on amazon.de already since about mid March. My brother bought it for me and my hsuband – but his birthday is only at the 4th, so we have to be patient. :-)
    Much success,


  37. Katie
    Posted 2 Apr ’13 at 12:56 | #

    So Many Congrats!
    Have mine ordered and cant wait. Enjoy today I hope your having a feast to celebrate! k

  38. Lina
    Posted 2 Apr ’13 at 13:06 | #

    Vilken fin o mysig video! Inspirerande verkligen, måste prova den där baked oatmeal! ang boken så är den underbar och ja vill prova alla recept nuu :)

  39. Posted 2 Apr ’13 at 13:10 | #

    Grattis, va roligt! Kommer boken gå att få tag på i sverige? :)

  40. Posted 2 Apr ’13 at 13:33 | #

    this is unbelievably beautiful…
    I am ordering the book now!

  41. Crista
    Posted 2 Apr ’13 at 13:50 | #

    Congratulations! I will definitely order the book!

  42. Posted 2 Apr ’13 at 14:25 | #

    That is just so beautiful… congratulations to you all…
    I am boycotting Amazon uk at the moment because of their tax dodging…


    is there another way I can get hold of your book?

  43. Dora
    Posted 2 Apr ’13 at 15:04 | #

    Hi! Just got your book today (second of April-impressive!)and I have to say, I adore it already! Congratulations! Looking forward to try all the recipes, especially those of deserts..

  44. Posted 2 Apr ’13 at 15:07 | #

    Congratulations on the release. It looks absolutely beautiful and I can’t wait to order it! When is the US release?

  45. Posted 2 Apr ’13 at 15:08 | #

    Sorry-i see the US release is next month. I’ll be waiting

  46. Candela
    Posted 2 Apr ’13 at 15:43 | #

    AUGURI !! The video is lovely & inspiring.
    Cin Cin for you guys!! :)

  47. Bonnie Köeppe
    Posted 2 Apr ’13 at 17:30 | #

    Félicitations! Congratulations! We can’t wait for your book to inspire our kitchen in Canada. And get the pages all messy with messy cooking hands : )

  48. janine
    Posted 2 Apr ’13 at 18:49 | #

    grattis. vad fint! i just ordered the book and i am looking forward to all the recipes. it looks wonderful. i love that you put your heritage in it. i myself lived in sweden for some time and its going to be a lovely memory of perfect evenings with good food and lovely swedish companions. ha det bra.

  49. Posted 2 Apr ’13 at 20:59 | #

    Congratulations on the release of your book! I am excited for it to become available in the US.

  50. Sara
    Posted 2 Apr ’13 at 21:53 | #

    Congratulations! I love, love, love all your recipes and beautiful posts! Really looking forward to getting my copy of the US edition!

  51. Philippine
    Posted 2 Apr ’13 at 23:51 | #

    Nice appetizer this video! Ofcourse I ordered the book (and shared it on Facebook) via the UK. Glad they deliver in the Netherlands, have to wait a few days now but I’m sure it is worth it.
    With love from Holland, Philippine

  52. Posted 3 Apr ’13 at 03:08 | #

    Beautiful! I’m from the US, but I like the UK cover and title way more!

  53. Anna HAstie
    Posted 3 Apr ’13 at 13:10 | #

    So excited to order a copy! Quick question, as I am in Australia, are both books in metric or imperial measurements? Looking forward to owning my own copy and I am going to buy one for a friend too!

  54. Kayla
    Posted 3 Apr ’13 at 13:15 | #

    I am so excited to get my hands on your book! I have been looking forward to it for months now :D Is it available in Finland?!

  55. Posted 3 Apr ’13 at 16:36 | #

    Congratualtions on your book! I have already received it and I am loving it. Well done.

  56. Posted 3 Apr ’13 at 22:53 | #

    Oh my, the video’s just beautiful. I am eagerly waiting for your book to come in the mail. I love your recepies and stories. You inspire me so much, you live my dream :)

  57. Herma
    Posted 3 Apr ’13 at 22:59 | #

    Your book arrived today! It is beautiful and inspiring. Thx

  58. Daphnée
    Posted 4 Apr ’13 at 11:37 | #

    I just wanted to thank you for this beautiful blog!
    I just discovered it yesterday and have read its entirety!
    It is the perfect lifestyle, balanced and nourished.
    I have ordered your book!
    Thank you!

  59. Giulia
    Posted 4 Apr ’13 at 14:47 | #

    Congrats on the launch of your book, I can’t wait to hold it in my hands! I was wondering if you could let me know what units of measure you’ve used for your UK book – I am trying to decide if I should order the US copy or the UK/Europe one. I am comfortable with both grams and cups, but usually prefer measurements in cups because they’re more intuitive. Thanks!

    • Posted 4 Apr ’13 at 17:30 | #

      Hi Giulia, thank you.
      The UK version: gram/oz/cups
      The US version: oz/cups

      All the best

  60. Posted 4 Apr ’13 at 16:19 | #

    Boken ser fantastisk ut och er lilla film fick starta min morgon, vilket resulterade i myskänsla de luxe. Ni inspirerar alltid!

  61. Posted 4 Apr ’13 at 21:54 | #

    Ahh, so gorgeous you two! Can’t wait for the US version!

  62. Sophie
    Posted 4 Apr ’13 at 22:01 | #

    Hej! Jeg kunne ikke lige finde ud af hvor jeg kunne skrive til jer, så det blev lige her, selvom det nok ikke er det rigtige sted.
    Jeg skal holde en fødselsdag om to ugers tid, og kunne rigtig godt tænke mig at gøre den vegetarisk! og helst med retterne herfra, da jeg er ret vild med jeres blog. Mit spørgsmål er, har i et forslag til en menusammensætning/buffet til en eftermiddags fødselsdag? Jeg er godt klar over at i sikkert har travlt, og nok ikke har tid til at sætte noget sammen, men tænkte at jeg ville prøve at spørge alligevel :)
    – Sophie

  63. celine
    Posted 5 Apr ’13 at 14:26 | #

    the video is lovely, the food looks fresh, natural and loved.
    I have ordered the book too!

  64. Savannah
    Posted 5 Apr ’13 at 14:58 | #

    Your blog is absolutely beautiful and so inspiring. I cannot wait for the US edition of your new cookbook! Will it include the same recipes as the UK edition? Have a lovely day, and once again your book and recipes are gorgeous.

  65. Posted 5 Apr ’13 at 15:51 | #

    I found your cookbook entirely by accident at a shop yesterday, and already I’m in love – you do such beautiful things with your ingredients! Congratulations on its publication (I had no idea it was so very recent!) – I hope The Green Kitchen does as brilliantly as it deserves to.

  66. Beeby K
    Posted 5 Apr ’13 at 17:35 | #

    Made the Hash Pan last night – oh my god what an explosion of flavours! This dish entireley depends on the season and what you have in your veg drawer, but wow – one of the tastiest, easiest mid week meals!

  67. Posted 5 Apr ’13 at 17:41 | #

    Congrats on the release. We are hoping for lots of success for you.

  68. Posted 5 Apr ’13 at 18:16 | #

    beautiful! congratulations to your book which I’m just NOW ordering. It will be worth waiting to the delivery, I know … Your blog is a true inspiration not only for the cooking but also for the love of it. Thank you.

  69. Posted 5 Apr ’13 at 21:51 | #

    So beautiful! Congratulations and can’t wait to see the book in person :)

  70. Posted 6 Apr ’13 at 21:17 | #

    How exciting! The photos you’ve posted of the cover are absolutely stunning. I hope it is a hit and inspiration to all.

  71. Julea
    Posted 7 Apr ’13 at 15:11 | #

    Hello! I live in Canada (so can’t order through Amazon USA), but will be coming to Sweden in one month. Do you have the book available in stores? :) I’m so excited to get it!

  72. Agneta Eker
    Posted 8 Apr ’13 at 20:36 | #

    I just love the video and I have ordered the book from Amazon – cant’t wait! But until then think I will try the banana cake and bring to work, maybe invite some of my Swedish colleagues for a fika (I am working and living in Brussels).

  73. Caisa Fhager
    Posted 10 Apr ’13 at 19:27 | #

    You guys are brilliant! Such a pretty and cosy video, I am soooo buying your book. Like right now. All the best wishes and a big heap of love – Caisa

  74. Posted 12 Apr ’13 at 03:40 | #

    YAaah! CONGRATS! The video is just perfect. Cannot wait to get this book!

  75. Lisa
    Posted 13 Apr ’13 at 15:04 | #

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!! I am such a big fan of your blog and I will definitely buy the book – you are an inspiration and the pictures always make me want to try all the recipes at once :-)

  76. Posted 13 Apr ’13 at 18:06 | #

    How wonderful, wonderful. Congratulations – it looks absolutely stunning and very very edible. This will for sure be a birthday gift for myself. Good luck to you all, and keep the inspiration coming.

  77. Lynne Borsos
    Posted 15 Apr ’13 at 04:34 | #

    That’s fantastic. You guys are fantastic. Thank you for what you do. I’m in the US but I think I NEED the UK version of your book.

  78. Posted 15 Apr ’13 at 15:31 | #

    I love your blog so I’m pretty sure about the book as well. Can I get a signed copy? Once I get back to Kuwait I might even review it on the blog – though its going to be all love I’m sure.

  79. Posted 16 Apr ’13 at 01:08 | #

    Hi! I’m not sure if you remember me, but we met briefly at your book signing in London :)
    I finally got around to posting about it on my blog (along with your Beet & Chocolate Cake recipe) at http://www.wander-crush.com/2013/04/15/chocolate-beetroot-cake/
    I just wanted to thank you again for all the advice and encouragement! It was such a pleasure to meet you.

  80. Dr. Barbara
    Posted 18 Apr ’13 at 11:51 | #

    The book looks impeccable! Just ordered it & I am looking forward to it. I am a writer, and I know the special feeling when you hold your book ins hands, the first time. Congratulations to your little family. And greetings from Germany,


  81. C
    Posted 18 Apr ’13 at 23:24 | #

    That baked oatmeal looks divine! I wish the US version was put already so I can make it for someones birthday this weekend!! :).

    Congratulations to you both. What an amazing adventure.

  82. Posted 20 Apr ’13 at 20:31 | #

    FANTASTIC !!! So happy for you and badly want it !!! Will order it from Switzerland.

  83. Posted 21 Apr ’13 at 21:24 | #

    I follow your blog often and enjoy reading through different recipes. I particularly enjoy the subtle appearance of saffron, turmeric, and other spices in the recipes as they add so much aroma and intricacy to any recipe. I get inspired by so much variety of veggie dishes and although not a full time vegetarian( eat some fish or chicken every now and then, ) I appreciate the effort you put in to create appetizing and different menus from the ordinary and usual ingredients and also introducing newer ingredients that I was not familiar with. Also many thanks for one reminder about Vitamin D as even here in Colorado, we’ve been hit with long sun-less winter and it motivated me to get my vit D checked and sure enough me and my daughter were 3x lower than minimum normal level so we were put on special Vit D regiment by the doctor thanks to your reminder. I intend to pursue your book once it hits the US. keep up the good work!

  84. mela
    Posted 23 Apr ’13 at 16:43 | #

    i loooooooooove your cookbook!!! my family went over to england this month for holidays and of course they had to bring me “the green kitchen”. the people from the bookstore, who order it, were over the moon! the all stuffed their nose into it and were telling my mum, what wonderful book this is, and that they each want one….so my mum had to give them “the this is my example, give it to me now” that they would hand it over. (well it was allready the 2.example the order for her, because the first one fell on the floor…and they wouldnt sell a broken one… (aha))…
    i really love, how you go into details at the beginning with all kind of goods you use, beautiful pictures…thank you for sharing with us!its my new and very special treasure, and im proud of having it!!!

  85. Posted 23 Apr ’13 at 21:38 | #

    Congratulations, you two! I can’t wait to get a copy.

  86. kw
    Posted 4 May ’13 at 01:19 | #

    I just wanted to let you know that I love your new book. Seriously. I have been looking for a cookbook like this for a long time. Your food preparation seems to be more about food relationships than just food preparation. I used to live in the country with a large garden with chickens roosting nearby. One day I saw the chickens walking through the garden and saw their beauty against the backdrop of vegetables and seeds in the garden…recipes came flooding to mind in recognition of the relationships that were presenting. (a little macabre, poor chickens) I feel the same about your cookbook…beautiful seasonal relationships that nourish soul, body and mind. I really appreciate your efforts..I am excited to dig into the recipes and create my own relationship to your offerings. Thank you

  87. Sandra Klinge
    Posted 5 May ’13 at 13:17 | #

    How/when can you bye it in Denmark? :)

  88. christine
    Posted 21 May ’13 at 05:02 | #

    I am easily seduced by a pretty looking cookbook and definitely own too many. However, after receiving yours in the mail, I think I finally bought my last one. I’ve been following your blog for years now (and have loved watching Elsa and the Green Kitchen name grow) but having your recipes and photos of your food in a single, beautiful book is all I need to be inspired. You’ve taught me the freedom of being creative, finding interesting combinations and enjoying flexibility so that I eat the way my body wants without being burdensome on others. I can’t wait to see what might be next for you guys!
    Ps. Hope you come to Canada one day :)

  89. Posted 2 Jun ’13 at 15:14 | #

    I have no words. Just wow ! And congratulations. And wow, again !

  90. niamaduir
    Posted 10 Jun ’13 at 18:32 | #

    I have a question about one of the recipes in the book, I purchased the US version and I have loved everything I have tried so far, but one of the recipes was very salty and I was wondering if it was suppose to be that salty or if there was a miss-print. The Hazelnut, eggplant, and mushroom packets reads that it calls for a tablespoon of salt, this made the dish really salty. I was wondering if it was meant to read one teaspoon?

  91. Rosie
    Posted 5 Sep ’13 at 17:02 | #


    Letar just nu efter er bok men tyvärr verkar den vara tillfälligt slut överallt på svenska bokbutiker :( Hoppas de får ny leverans snart igen!

    Har ni någonsin funderat på att släppa boken på svenska också?

    Gillar er app jättemycket, tack! :)

    • Posted 5 Sep ’13 at 18:09 | #

      Hej Rosie, boken kommer på svenska nu till våren. Du kan fortfarande beställa den engelska versionen via amazon.co.uk

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