Living the good life, the healthy way

a day

Publicerad 2013-06-29 17:22:49 i Living life,

yesterday when we were watching TV we thought we could smell smoke
but didn't think too much of it until I could see flakes of ashes falling from the sky.
went out and saw a big pillar of smoke. before calling anyone I checked online, and there was information that an industrial buildning nearby was in full flames and the firemen were wokring on it.
we went to have a look, but couldn't get closer than this. they had shut everyone off by 300 meters because of risk of explosions. so we went home again.
this morning we could still smell the smoke
but I started the day with a bowl of overnight oats with raw cacao
topped with banana, strawberries and organic cornflakes.
later we had lunch, consisting of curried vegetables, beans and a little fish.
plus two crackers.
since lunch we have just chilled out, went down the shops to buy some bits and pieces, and soon it's dinner time. only got 5 days left of holiday!!

Healthy greek style bulgur salad

Publicerad 2013-06-26 16:33:21 i GI recipes, Lunches,

Today I made this beauty for lunch. It was absolutely delicious and full of healthy nutrients!
I roasted 1 aubergine, 2 zucchini, 2 red peppers, 2 red onions and 4 chopped up cloves of garlic in the oven at 200 degrees for about 30 minutes. To add more flavour I topped it with fresh rosemary and oregano from the garden, some olive oil, salt, pepper and balsamic vinegar too.
While it was roasting I cooked 1 dl of bulgur. When everything was ready I mixed it all together (ok, not all veggies because there was lots!), and added 2 teaspoons of tapenade. Topped it all with thin slices of smoked turkey and some feta cheese.
Yummy and extremely healthy!


Publicerad 2013-06-23 20:56:06 i Breakfasts,

My breakfast this morning consisted of a green, rejuvenating smoothie: oatmilk, 1 banana, ½ galia melon, mint leaves, spinach leaves, ginger and black currants. Yummy and great for the digestive system.


Publicerad 2013-06-23 11:19:57 i Living life,

Midsummer in photos as we spent it at dad's and Milo's. Soo much food, and nice company. 
Now it's back to eating normally again, finally. I went food shopping late last night, because I felt all inspired and wanted to stock up on lots of nice, healthy foods again! 

smoothie bowl

Publicerad 2013-06-10 09:49:00 i Breakfasts,

A smoothie bowl for breakfast is nice, fresh and filling. This one is made with ½ honeydew melon, ½ banana, and handful of grapes, a couple of mint leaves and a dash of plain yoghurt (can be excluded). Mix it together, pour in a bowl and top with something nice, like frozen and dried berries and enjoy! 


Publicerad 2013-06-09 15:45:00 i Living life,

The garden is starting to look good now. I picked my first radish today and it tasted lovely! It's so awesome to grow your own vegetables! 
The herbs are growong nicely too, the mint is growing so fast I can't keep up! Hehe, I need to eat more, and make mint tea perhaps ;-)


Publicerad 2013-06-09 12:39:17 i Living life,

Yesterday we had my family over to celebrate my graduation. I had prepared two smörgåstårta (sandwichcake) filled with creamy prawns, tuna/egg and mayo. Yummy! One of the smörgåstårta was made with gluten free bread that I had baked the day before, since Emmylou is gluten intolerant. I also made my gluten free sponge ckae and everyone liked it! It was a nice evening!
The princess Madeleine also got married to her Chris yesterday, and she looked all beautiful! :)

June last year

Publicerad 2013-06-02 22:49:12 i Living life,

June is finally here! Sitting here looking back at June, a year ago, I remember all funthings we did then! Here's a little summary...
I had only just got my new camera and took lots of photos of the garden, flowers and the cats.
Me and Maria took a much needed trip to Gran Canaria, spending the week just sun bathing and walking around markets, and going on a submarine!
Chris' mum and dad came over for a weekend visit in which we managed a visit to Båstad, Torekov, Hovs Hallar and also seeing both my mum with family and dad with family!
We celebrated midsummer with a group of friends in the middle of the forests of Laholm ;-) The day before Chris had asked me to marry him and of course I said yes!
I can't believe this beautiful ring has been on my finger for almost a year now! It's only a year until we get married! Can't wait :-)

Gluten free orange and vanilla sponge cake

Publicerad 2013-06-01 10:12:00 i Baking, GI recipes,

This cake was beyond my expectations. Absolutely delicious and with no flour or butterl. I promise, it's possible! Really fluffy, moist and full of flavour and good stuff that will provide your body will nutrition as well as making your tastebuds dance from happiness!
So how is it possible? I found the recipe on this blog, however I switched over a couple of things, so here's how I made it:
  • 400 grams of cooked big white beans.
  • 1 tsp of raw vanilla powder
  • 4 tbsp honey
  • 3-4 eggs (depending on size)
  • 1 tbsp agave nectar
Prepare the oven (165 degrees Celsius) and prepare the baking tin by either oiling it, or wrapping baking paper on the inside. Mix the ingredients above with a rod mixer (or food processor) until it's a smooth puré. Then add:
  • 5 tbsp coconut flour
  • 2 tbsp freshly squeezed orange juice.
  • 3 tbsp rapeseed oil
  • 3 tbsp orange zest
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
Mix once more, and then pour the mixture in the baking tin. I warn you, don't taste the mix or you will eat it all up before it's cooked! Bake in the oven for approximately 30-40 minutes. The cake should be just like an ordinary cake and not be "wet" if you poke it with a stick.
Serve as it is, or as a snack with some fresh fruit/berries and cottage cheese. Or why not with your breakfast. After all, it DOES contain more healthy stuff, than unhealthy ;)

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