Welcome to our Green Kitchen

Here we cook and eat healthy and simple vegetarian food with natural ingredients, whole grains, good fats, fruit and vegetables. Please e-mail David or Luise if you have any questions or just want to say hi!

Welcome to our Green Kitchen

Here we cook and eat healthy and simple vegetarian food with natural ingredients, whole grains, good fats, fruit and vegetables. Please e-mail David or Luise if you have any questions or just want to say hi!

Luise Vindahl

Hi! I am Luise but my friends call me Lul.
I’m from Denmark, born in Helsingør, moved to Copenhagen, met David in Rome and settled down in Stockholm in 2008. I have a Bachelor degree in Social studies from University College of Copenhagen from 2008. We started Green Kitchen Stories in 2009. In 2014 I graduated as a Dipl. Holistic Nutritional Therapist at School of Nutritional Medicine in Stockholm. I’m the lucky mom of 3 wild & vegetable eating kids. I love everything green from broccoli to smoothies. I can not live without kombucha, chocolate and coffee. I’m addicted to travel, ferment sauerkraut and play outside with my kids.

David Frenkiel

Hi, I am David.
Here are some random facts about me. I’ve been a vegetarian for more than 20 years. I am a graphic designer and worked as a magazine art director for ten years but have been a full-time cookbook (and app) author, photographer and recipe developer for a few years now. I try to be funny online (but was never funny in school). I am always late to meetings and bad at answering emails but I’m really trying to improve. My grandparents were Polish Jewish refugees and Swedish farmers. I am lactose intolerant but can’t give up yogurt.

Luise Vindahl

Hi! I am Luise but my friends call me Lul. I’m from Denmark, born in Helsingør, moved to Copenhagen, met David in Rome and settled down in Stockholm in 2008. I have a Bachelor degree in Social studies from University College of Copenhagen from 2008. We started Green Kitchen Stories in 2009. In 2014 I graduated as a Dipl. Holistic Nutritional Therapist at School of Nutritional Medicine in Stockholm. I’m the lucky mom of 3 wild & vegetable eating kids. I love everything green from broccoli to smoothies. I can not live without kombucha, chocolate and coffee. I’m addicted to travel, ferment sauerkraut and play outside with my kids.

David Frenkiel

Hi, I am David. Here are some random facts about me. I’ve been a vegetarian for more than 20 years. I am a graphic designer and worked as a magazine art director for ten years but have been a full-time cookbook (and app) author, photographer and recipe developer for a few years now. I try to be funny online (but was never funny in school). I am always late to meetings and bad at answering emails but I’m really trying to improve. My grandparents were Polish Jewish refugees and Swedish farmers.

Our Story

Here is a Q&A which tell you more about us, but if you want the whole story we suggest that you read through our old blog posts. They paint a pretty good picture of our life. A few stories to start with are these: Linguine della via di Grotta Pinta 45, Elsa, Frozen Pink Cheesecake The First Meal, Quitting my Job, Isac, NoahOur Wedding.
QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
Why is your blog called Green Kitchen Stories?

David: One of the walls in our first kitchen was actually painted green, but that has little to do with our name. The Green Kitchen signifies our effort to come up with healthy vegetarian recipes using whole food and organic products. We want our recipes to be as simple and pure as possible. And since all good recipes often comes with a story, we thought the name was appropriate.
Who does what on Green Kitchen Stories?

Luise: I’m the hippie-health-minded of the two of us. When I cook I try to come up with super tasty, healthy and simple vegetarian recipes only using natural ingredients.

David: I’m the vegetarian and the photographer. I love cooking, but I’m probably better at baking. I am totally worthless when it comes to cooking a dinner with an empty fridge. Luise, on the other hand, is famous for making a feast out of nothing.
Photography & Styling?

David: I take the photos. I use a Canon EOS 5D mark iv for both our photos and videos. I use the 50 mm f1.2 lens, the 100 mm f2.8 macro lens and 24-70 mm f2.8 lens when we travel. We only shoot in natural light. For the food shots we often shoot on wooden boards or different stone textures. We also have a large stack of vintage styling props that we have bought on second hand markets through the years.
Why do you eat like this, do you have any food allergies?

Luise: No, I don’t have any food allergies. We have simply discovered how much energy we get from eating nutritious food. We believe that one of the most important things in a diet is variety. That is why our recipes sometimes are raw and other times cooked, sometimes they call for buckwheat and other times for oat. Eating is about feeling good, not following rules!


Do you never ever eat candy, ice cream or wheat pasta? 

Luise: Oh yes! I actually eat all of those things, but not very often.

David: Before I met Luise I was kind of a candy freak. And when I lived in Rome I basically lived on pasta and gelato. I still buy some liquorice and chocolate from time to time, but it’s on a completely different scale (and quality). And when we cook pasta today we either use whole grain or gluten free pasta. However, if someone invites us for dinner and it’s wheat pasta and chocolate ice cream for dessert, we’ll gladly eat it.
How about meat?

Luise: I eat mostly vegetarian food, but I also happily eat fish and sometimes organic farmed chicken or turkey, but at home it’s 100% vego! And I love it!

David: I have been a vegetarian for more than 20 years and I love vegetables, beans and grains. My biggest problem is that many people find it hard to cook vegetarian food. Hopefully this blog can help all those people with some healthy vegetarian recipe inspiration.
Do you eat any dietary supplement? 

Luise: Of course! Vitamins and minerals from Thorne, Biozym, Alpha-Plus or Holistic. Pure omega 3 fish oil DHA, EPA, high concentrated and cold pressed fish oil from MorEPA or Nordic Naturals. Vitamin D3. Sometimes herbal medicine from Pukka.

David: Nope, but Luise always tells me that I should. Alright, sometimes I do… B12, multivitamin and mineral and vegan omega 3 made from algae.

Kids: High quality Multi vitamins & minerals with strawberry flavor from Biozym Omnimini. Omega 3 oil DHA, EPA. High concentrated and cold pressed Omega 3 oil from MorEPA. Probiotic supplement when needed with Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacterium lactis. (new born can get baby probiotic drops from Biogaia). Sauerkraut is a natural and good way of getting probiotic bacteria.
What can we always find in your kitchen?

Luise: Lentils, beans, quinoa and brown rice. We also have a zillion different nuts, nuts & seeds butters, dried super fruits in our kitchen cabinet and a zillion of berries in our freezer. I find these handy to use on porridge, in a smoothie, in muesli, with a salad or as a dessert.

David: I am an obsessive fruit eater, so I always have fruit at home. I’m not very picky if it’s an apple, a clementine or a peach, but I can’t understand why people buy apples from China when the Swedish apples are in season.

Our Story

Here is a Q&A which tell you more about us, but if you want the whole story we suggest that you read through our old blog posts. They paint a pretty good picture of our life. A few stories to start with are these: Linguine della via di Grotta Pinta 45, Elsa, Frozen Pink Cheesecake The First Meal, Quitting my Job, Isac, Noah, Our Wedding
QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
Why is your blog called Green Kitchen Stories?

David: One of the walls in our first kitchen was actually painted green, but that has little to do with our name. The Green Kitchen signifies our effort to come up with healthy vegetarian recipes using whole food and organic products. We want our recipes to be as simple and pure as possible. And since all good recipes often comes with a story, we thought the name was appropriate.
Who does what on Green Kitchen Stories?

Luise: I’m the hippie-health-minded of the two of us. When I cook I try to come up with super tasty, healthy and simple vegetarian recipes only using natural ingredients.

David: I’m the vegetarian, the food stylist and the photographer. I love cooking, but I'm probably better at baking. I am totally worthless when it comes to cooking a dinner with an empty fridge. Luise, on the other hand, is famous for making a feast out of nothing.
Photography & Styling?

David: I take the photos. I use a Canon EOS 5D mark iv for both our photos and videos. I use the 50 mm f1.2 lens, the 100 mm f2.8 macro lens and 24-70 mm f2.8 lens when we travel. We only shoot in natural light. For the food shots we often shoot on wooden boards or different stone textures. We also have a large stack of vintage styling props that we have bought on second hand markets through the years.
Why do you eat like this, do you have any food allergies?

Luise: No, I don’t have any food allergies. We have simply discovered how much energy we get from eating nutritious food. We believe that one of the most important things in a diet is variety. That is why our recipes sometimes are raw and other times cooked, sometimes they call for buckwheat and other times for oat. Eating is about feeling good, not following rules!
Do you never ever eat candy, ice cream or wheat pasta? 

Luise: Oh yes! I actually eat all of those things, but not very often.

David: Before I met Luise I was kind of a candy freak. And when I lived in Rome I basically lived on pasta and gelato. I still buy some liquorice and chocolate from time to time, but it’s on a completely different scale (and quality). And when we cook pasta today we either use whole grain or gluten free pasta. However, if someone invites us for dinner and it’s wheat pasta and chocolate ice cream for dessert, we’ll gladly eat it.
How about meat?

Luise: I eat mostly vegetarian food, but I also happily eat fish and sometimes organic farmed chicken or turkey, but at home it’s 100% vego! And I love it!

David: I have been a vegetarian for more than 20 years and I love vegetables, beans and grains. My biggest problem is that many people find it hard to cook vegetarian food. Hopefully this blog can help all those people with some healthy vegetarian recipe inspiration.
Do you eat any dietary supplement?

Luise: Of course! Vitamins and minerals from Thorne, Biozym, Alpha-Plus or Holistic. Pure omega 3 fish oil DHA, EPA, high concentrated and cold pressed fish oil from MorEPA or Nordic Naturals. Vitamin D3. Sometimes herbal medicine from Pukka.

David: Nope, but Luise always tells me that I should. Alright, sometimes I do… B12, multivitamin and mineral and vegan omega 3 made from algae.

Kids: High quality Multi vitamins & minerals with strawberry flavor from Biozym Omnimini. Omega 3 oil DHA, EPA. High concentrated and cold pressed Omega 3 oil from MorEPA. Probiotic supplement when needed with Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacterium lactis. (new born can get baby probiotic drops from Biogaia). Sauerkraut is a natural and good way of getting probiotic bacteria.
What can we always find in your kitchen?

Luise: Lentils, beans, quinoa and brown rice. We also have a zillion different nuts, nuts & seeds butters, dried super fruits in our kitchen cabinet and a zillion of berries in our freezer. I find these handy to use on porridge, in a smoothie, in muesli, with a salad or as a dessert.

David: I am an obsessive fruit eater, so I always have fruit at home. I’m not very picky if it’s an apple, a clementine or a peach, but I can’t understand why people buy apples from China when the Swedish apples are in season.

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