Living the good life, the healthy way

Two seriously delicious dinners I want to share with you

Published 2013-07-10 10:13:11 i Chicken, Dinners, Fish, GI recipes, Lunches,

The last couple of days I have been trying new recipes (with my own modifications, one of them completely remade), and both of them I went "I need to cook this again, definately!".
First out was this asian salmon/bean salad which was just amazing! Let me see if I can remember how I did it...
Two servings:

  • 2 filets of salmon
  • a bunch of mushrooms
  • a tin of mixed beans
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • some fresh grated ginger
  • sesame oil
  • neutral oil (coconut/sunflower/rapeseed)
  • soy
  • spinach leaves
  • sesame seeds
Chop the salmon into cubes, dice the mushrooms and stir fry them in a little bit of sesame oil, neutral oil and soy. Add in grated garlic and ginger, add more sesame oil/neutral oil and soy if needed. Add the beans, and let it all fry until cooked. Spinkle sesame seeds over it all and serve on a bed of spinach leaves. Absolutely fantastic! (I had some sambal oelek in it too, but if you don't like chili you can leave it out).
Second amazing dinner was this wrap:
  • 2 chicken breast
  • 2 tomatoes
  • ½ red pepper
  • ½ onion
  • 3 big teaspoons of tapenade
  • fresh rosemary
  • fresh oregano
  • spinach leaves
  • alfalfa sprouts
  • 2 wholemeal wraps
Dice the chicken into cubes, dice onion finely, same with pepper and tomatoes. Fry it all with generous amounts of tapenade. Add salt and pepper after taste. Cook until it's ready. Lay some spinach leaves and sprouts on the wraps. Top with the chicken stir (and a little sundried tomato if you wish), and serve! The only downside of this dish was that the bread went maybe the bread is better served on the side. Up to you! Delicious either way :)
Hope you have a great Wednesday!

Cod with vegetables

Published 2013-04-02 17:42:06 i Dinners, Fish, Living life,

Yesterday's dinner was a coulourful plate of pan fried cod, quinoa and beetroot, boiled carrot and broccoli, salad and some sour cream with caviar. Absolutely yummy.
Today I've been at work, been for a walk on the beach and Chris is out fishing. The weather is really nice at the moment. Spring is finally here.

Simple lunch

Published 2013-03-24 14:27:26 i Fish, GI recipes, Lunches,

Sunday lunch called for something quick and simple, as the planned menu didn't really work out. So I took the few prawns we had left in the freezer, boiled some quinoa, heated a frying pan and threw sweet corn, sweet peas, asparagus and cashews in with some garlic and curry spices. Then added the quinoa and prawns and served with some fresh vegetables (greens, cabbage and cherry tomatoes). Voila! Really tasty ( cashews in food is amazing!), healthy and simple!
This meal is gluten-free, and can be made nut free by just excluding the nuts, or vegan by removing the prawns and adding soya beans for example. The quinoa provides good quality carbs and is also very high in protein. Cashews provide healthy fats and protein, and the prawns are just awesome, lean protein too. The vegetables speak for themselves. Never eat a meal without fruit or vegetables. Just don't. 

Tuna and prawn "bolognese"

Published 2013-02-05 21:07:28 i Dinners, Fish, Workout,

Had a good session at the gym. Began with running for 20 minutes. I'm not the fastest runner but I managed 3 km. I could have kept on going, and was in a good form, but it was so HOT in the gym today. Lots of people there and I was struggling a little, hehe. Then continued with arms and shoulders, finishing off with tummy muscles and last some stretching. Was there an hour in total. Good!
Came home and cooked a lovely dinner consisting of tuna and prawn "bolognese", with fresh lemon fettucini. It was really tasty, even though white pasta isn't the healhtiest option. 
Recipe for three:
  • ½ onion
  • ½ fennel
  • 1 whole red bell pepper
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 can of crushed tomatoes (400gr)
  • 1 can of tuna in water
  • about 2 dl of prawns
  • 1 vegetbale or fish stock cube (of good quality), terragon, black pepper, maybe salt, depending on your stock.
Fry the chopped onion and garlic with a little bit of rapeseed oil/olive oil. Add tomatoes, chopped fennel, chopped pepper, seasonings and let it simmer while the water for your pasta is warming up to boil. Add tuna. When the water for your pasts is boiling, add the pasta to it. Add prawns to the sauce. Serve. (Fresh pasta boild for only 2-3 mins, so if you use ordinary pasts time it all well, don't add prawns until 2 minutes before serving).
Stek lök, vitlök i lite olja. Häll på en burk krossade tomater och lägg i hackad paprika och fänkål. Krydda med buljong, dragon och peppar och låt sjuda medans pastavattnet kokar upp. Lägg i tonfisken. När vattnet kokar lägg ner pastan däri och lägg i räkorna i pastsåsen. Anpassa såklart tiden efter vilken pasta du har, men lägg i räkorna tidigast 2 minuter innan servering, de blir sega om de får koka för länge.

Salmon burgers

Published 2012-12-14 21:54:05 i Dinners, Fish, GI recipes, Living life,

Phew! I went to cross fit class at the gym today, and it was really hard! It was three stations with different exercises at the gym. My pulse went really high and at some point I started to feel a little dizzy, haha. It reminded me that even though I'm fitter than I was when i didn't exercise, I still have a long way to go! I will definately go there again, to try and build more cardio and strength!
Cooked a really nice dinner consisting of a home made salmon burger and a home made burger bun to go with it. Spreaded some low fat cream cheese on the bread and also put some avocado and cucumber in it. It was really good!
This is how I made the burgers (two):
  • 200 grams of salmon
  • 200 grams of prawns
  • 1/4 onion
  • 1 egg white
  • salt and white pepper
  • a little bit of lemon juice
Mix it all in a food processor until smooth, and fry in a medium hot pan with some butter, for about 5 minutes on each side.
Also, the tree has come up, but the lights aren't working, so need to sort that tomorrow before we can decorate it :-)
Var på Cross fit på gymmet idag, vilken pärs! Kommer definitivt gå på det igen, för att utmana mig själv och få bättre kondis och styrka. Åt goda laxburgare till middag när jag kom hem. Mixa lax, räkor, lök, äggvita, salt och peppar och citronjuice. Forma till burgare och stek 5 minuter på varje sida i lite smör. Nomnom :) 


Published 2012-12-11 13:30:20 i Breakfasts, Fish, Living life, Lunches,

This is basically what we have done today so far. Got out of bed, had breakfast consisting of a boiled egg on a cracker and a small bowl of yoghurt, banana and berries. Took a long walk down to ICA Maxi and did the week's groceries. Made a smoked mackerell salad for lunch. Now I've spent the last hour doing nothing but reading blogs, updating my blogs and I really need to read some course mate's dissertation, since we are having the argumentation/discussion on Monday! Better get going!

Thai curry with salmon and prawns

Published 2012-11-28 21:35:30 i Dinners, Fish, GI recipes,

Recipe is taken straight from the book in the background: "Mina bästa GI-recept" Ulrika Davidsson.
Thai curry with salmon and prawns for four:
  • 2 carrots
  • 300 grams of salmon
  • 100 grams of prawns
  • 1 red onion or ½ leek
  • 2 tbsp grated ginger
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 can of coconut milk
  • 1 straw of lemongrass
  • 3-5 dl of fish stock (depending on if you will eat it as a soup or stew)
  • salt and pepper
  • A handful of sugarsnaps
Peel, clean and chop/grate the onion, carrots, lemongrass, ginger and garlic. Fry in rapeseed oil in a saucepan for a couple of minutes. Add the can of coconut milk and stock. Let it boil for about 15 minutes, and meanwhile dice the salmon and prepare prawns. Add the salmon and sugarsnaps and let boil for 5 minutes. Add prawns. Serve with rice.
Yumyumyum! Really nice, filling and nutritional dinner! 

Tired *yawn*

Published 2012-11-22 20:46:02 i Dinners, Fish, Living life,

Dinner tonight: Poached cod in a mustard cream sauce with bulgur and boiled vegetables. I'm sooo tired now, been a long day at work, been both working and doing studying, then Body Pump (which was great fun though!). Still feel like I should work more on the paper, but I think I'll just get up early tomorrow and do some work. I need to relax now.
Åt kokt torsk med senapssås, bulgur och kokta grönsaker till middag ikväll. Är såå trött. Känner så många "borden" och måsten, men ska nog bara ta det lugnt resten av kvällen. 

Friday dinner

Published 2012-11-09 19:33:50 i Dinners, Fish, GI recipes,

Pesto salmon with boiled vegetables and bulgur.
Simply put portion sized pieces of salmon in an oven safe tray, spread some pesto on top and bake in oven at 200 degrees C until done. Boil bulgur after intructions on package. I made the sauce from mixing 2 tablespoons mayo with 2 tablespoons turkish yoghurt, 1 teaspoon of pesto and a few drops of lemon juice. Really nice and tasty dinner for a Friday night :-)
Now I'm going to stay on the sofa for the rest of the evening playing Assassin's Creed! Wishing you all a nice Friday evening!

Most recent



Prenumerera och dela