First and foremost: Thank you so much for the lovely wishes on a good vacation!
The feeling you have when getting home from a long travel might just be one of the oddest feelings in the world. You pause your everyday life to go on an adventure somewhere completely new and unexplored. Looking back it feels like one long roller coaster ride of wonderful experiences and new exiting inputs, where everything both melts together and stands out as clearly distinguishable adventures. And this amazing roller coaster ride just goes on and on, up and down, and all of a sudden you find yourself back home in your own home with tons of great adventures and priceless memories in your mental backpack, wondering if it all was just a dream.
And I love every single bit of it!
Først og fremmest: Tusind tak for alle de søde ønsker om en god ferie!
Følelsen af at komme hjem fra en ferie må siges at være en af de mærkeligste i verden. Du pauser din hverdag og tager uf på et utroligt eventyr et helt nyt og uudforsket sted. Når man ser tilbage føles hele turen som en lang rutschebanetur af vidunderlige oplevelser og nye inputs, hvor alt både smelter sammen og står som klare enkle eventyr. Og denne fantastiske rutschebanetur bliver bare ved og ved, og lige pludselig finder man sig selv hjemme i sit eget hjem med rygsækken fyldt til randen med eventyr og uvurderlige minder.
Og jeg elsker hver og en lille del af det!
And here I am. Back in little Farum after four absolutely amazing weeks in Thailand and Indonesia. I love South East Asia! It’s my third time (fourth if you count my trip to Singapore for the math competition) and it only gets better and better each time. This time I had the pleasure of exploring wonderful Indonesia – a place I haven’t been before. The nature there is absolutely stunning! Big rain forests, rice fields, an immeasurable amount of different animal species, azure blue oceans, black (yes) beaches – and whites -, volcanoes, mountains and – on Bali – moss taking over every new building making everything look like something from ancient times. But the best thing must be the unbelievably kind people living there making the whole experience even better.
Og her er jeg så. Tilbage i lille Farum efter fire ubeskrivelig fantastiske uger i Thailand og Indonesien. Jeg elsker Syd-Øst Asien! Det var tredje gang, jeg var der (fjerne, hvis man medtæller min tur til Singapore for at deltage i en matematikkonkurrence tidligere i år) og det bliver kun bedre og bedre hver gang. Denne gang havde jeg den glæde at besøge Indonesien – et sted jeg altdrig har været før. Naturen der er helt fantastisk! Store regnskove, rismarker, utælleligt mange forskellige dyrearter, azurblå have, sorte (ja) strande – og hvide strande -, vulkaner, bjerge, og – på Bali – mos der overgror alle nye bygninger, så alt ligner noget fra forhistorisk tid. Men det bedste ved det hele må være den utroligt venlige befolkning, der bare gør hele oplevelsen endnu bedre.
It’s funny – I always forget, that life goes on back at home. And in the blogging world. So I have a lot to catch up on I’ve been looking SO much forward to reading all of your lovely blogs again, cooking, shooting, surfing around on Pinterest, Foodgawker etc., and last but definitely not least blogging.
Zuchinni noodels – or zoodles – is THE THING right now, so I figured I’d better jump onto the bandwagon, because those lovely green spaghettis look immensely delicious. And hey! No-carb spaghetti is always a good idea right? I decided to make a lovely pistachio and lemon pesto, because I love homemade pesto, and then top with wedges of peaches. I haven’t got any tool for making veggie noodles so I cut the pasta with a knife. It was a pain in the ass (please excuse my language) – but it was worth it! I do however recommend using a spiralizer or something like that
This recipe makes more pesto than you’ll need for this dish, but that just means super duper delicious homemade pesto for you to enjoy the days after.
I’m SO glad to be back! Have a lovely weekend everyone!
Det er sjovt – jeg glemmer altid, at livet fortsætter derhjemme, når man rejser. Og at blogging verdenen lever videre. Så jeg har en del at have skulle samlet op på Jeg har glædet mig så meget til at læse alle jeres dejlige blogs, lave mad, tage billeder, surfe rundt på Pinterest, Foodgawker osv., og ikke mindst blogge igen!
Squash spaghetti – kaldet zoodles – er THE THING lige i øjeblikket i blogverdenen, så jeg tænkte, at nu måtte det være tid til at hoppe med på vognen og lave zoodles, for de dersens grønne spaghetti ser simpelthen så lækre ud. Og hey! No-carb spaghetti er altid en god idé, ikke? Jeg besluttede mig for at lave en skøn pistacie og citron pesto, da jeg elsker hjemmelavet besto, og derefter toppe salaten med skiver af fersken. Jeg har desværre ikke noget værktøj til at lave zoodles, så jeg skar dem ud med en kniv. Det var en pain in the ass (beklager sproget) – men det var det værd! Jeg vil dog anbefale, at man bruger en spiralizer eller noget lignende
Der kommer mere pesto ud af denne opskrift, end man behøver til retten, men det betyder bare super super lækker hjemmelavet pesto til at nyde de næste par dage.
Jeg er SÅ glad for at være tilbage! Ha’ en fantastisk weekend alle sammen!
Hi everyone. I just want to let you know that I’ll be on vacation for the next weeks. I’m looking forward to coming back and blog, cook and read all of your lovely blogs again. I’ll try to read whilst I’m away
Have a wonderful summer everyone! I already miss you.
Lots of love
London was A M A Z I N G ! I’m in love with that city. And I couldn’t have had better company than those two wonderful girls in the picture above – Marie and Signe.
Before we start I want to excuse the terrible photos. I didn’t want to carry my DSLR around so I had to use a small camera, which I’m not used to use and can’t control.
London is a lovely city in so many ways – the buildings, the language (can I pleaseeee get a British accent?), the transport system (yes, that’s important!), the people, the River Thames, the parks, the shops, the markets and certainly also the food.
We spend the first night in Covent Garden and here we found (with a little help from our “travel bible” – the guide book) a wonderful half raw, organic and vegetarian restaurant – The Wild Food Cafe. It’s located in the funny and wonderful little lane Neils Yard pretty close to Covent Garden Station. If you ever come by, this cafe is a must. I got some raw falafels in a sour dough pita bread with hummus and salad - so good!
We actually often bought dinner or lunch at Marks & Spencer. They have so many different things to choose from and it’s pretty cheap. And the food is very delicious and relatively freshly made. Just look at some of my meals from that place:
So if you are looking for cheap, fast and nutritious meals in London, M&S is the place to go. And as a bonus you can bring your meal to one of London’s wonderful parks! – So cozy!
What I also love about London is that there are so many fresh fruit stalls – at least compared to Copenhagen. Especialy Notting Hill was packed with them. We didn’t get fruit for breakfast at the hotel (the breakfast was extremely bad – I just had muesli with milk every day…) so I bought a lot of fruit from these stands. So delicious! And a great snack on the go.
I finally got to try Kombucha! I haven’t been able to find it anywhere here in Denmark so I was so happy when I found it in a whole foods store. I really liked it! I think it pretty much tastes like beer with lemonade – minus the alcohol of course. I like beer (actually that’s the only kind of alcohol I really like), so that’s just wonderful. Healthy beer anyone? (;
And I seriously have to try and make a scone like the one above. One of the nights we really wanted scones so we went to a little bakery, bought some snacks and sat on a corner and enjoyed it. It was so nice – the weather was great and there were so many people on the streets and in the pubs because of the World Cup. Wonderful night.
Anyway, I af course had to try the organic wholegrain scone with quinoa and raisins. My friends looked at me a little weirdly but all the same totally accepted that that was what I wanted. Haha, yeah I know I oftentimes have to taste the weirdest stuff. But it was so good! I have to make something similar soon.
Can I please live here!?!?
Two ballet dancers find the opera house – what else could we do than strike a ballet pose in front of it?
Back home I wanted to make something similar to those salad bites from Marks & Spencer. But I failed terribly – well they tasted good, but were very ugly. Having promised to cook dinner for the family I suddenly had to get creative. So I decided to go for a noodle stir fry with Chinese cabbage and broccoli. The outcome was great.
The dish per se is pretty simple, but the delicious dressing/ sauce takes it to a whole other level.
Have a great week everyone!
Back home from a gray Roskilde Festival I was craving something fresh and something yoghurt for breakfast. And what could be better than skinny yoghurt pana cotta? Nothing right.
I’ve been enjoying a lot of delicious food down at Roskilde the last couple of days – because after the music site opened Thursday (before that it was only the camping areas which were open), you suddenly had access to a lot of super delicious food.
The food down there is in general very nice. In order for a food stall to get a space at the festival it has to be quality. So a lot of the food is either organic or unprocessed. Just how I like it!
Oh, and you can get vegetarian everywhere. So nice. Yesterday I had the most wonderful barley risotto with peas. I was en heaven. I mean… just check out the pic further down this post.
I hope you’ve all had an amazing summer week last week. With lots of berries and ice cream! My brother and I bought 5 trays of strawberries yesterday. Whoops They were so cheap. The entire festival was closing, so the food stall sold them for only 5DKK each (less than a dollar). My brother and I are the biggest fans of strawberries so we were in heaven!
Lots of amazing concerts (I saw more than just the three pictured above), lots of sun (I’ve gotten a serious tan line on my shoulder), lots of happy people and lots of delicious food. Wonderful start on the vacation.
And now to the wonderful start on the not-festival-part of the vacation: these lovely healthy skinny berry dessert. These cups are incredibly easy to throw together and they taste just amazing. Full of antioxidants from the berries, which I either just picked from the garden or bought yesterday at Roskilde.
Btw – I’m going to London tomorrow with my great friends Marie and Signe. I’m so exited! But it means another four days away from my beloved blogging world. Follow me on Instagram for pics from the trip
Have a wonderful week everyone!
Right now “I’m at The Roskilde Festival”. Or rather: I’m supposed to be. I’m just home for a day or two. Needed a break before the music starts on Thursday. It’s gonna be great. The Rolling Stones will be there (!!) and Bastille – one of my favourite bands (: Oh, and Arctic Mokeys – nice nice!
So, what do you eat at Roskilde? Well, certainly not quiches (; My food the last couple of days have consisted of strawberries, whole wheat crackers, ice cream, chocolate and buns… Whoops… Not the most nutritious things in the world. Haha, but that’s how festivals are. And that is probably okay from time to time.
Anyway, when I went home I just wanted something fresh and delicious. Breakfast was a not of fruit and some homemade granola. Lunch… This delicious avocado: Best meal in a looong time.
And then for dinner I decided to make a super delicious ricotta and asparagus quiche with wholewheat crust. Simply delicious!
… and healthy! Ricotta is naturally relatively low fat. 13 grams per 100 grams, which is like “low fat” cream cheese but without any funny ad ins to make it low fat. Oh, and 8 grams of protein per 100 grams, which is actually quite a lot. Asparagus are packed with antioxidants and lots of different vitamins (source). And then there’s the eggs, which are a great source of protein for vegetarians.
Summer vacation!!! I’ve been looking forward to this for such a long time. It’s wonderful – the weather is nice, I’m done with exams and a lot of my friends are graduating the Danish high school this week (I’ll do that next year), which means a lot of very happy people and graduation parties with wonderful friends (and delicious food (; ).
And look. The strawberries in the garden have begun to ripen. So delicious!
Oh, and the Roskilde Festival starts on Sunday – I’m so exited. I went last year, (please don’t mind those amazingly bad photos in that post) and I’m sure it’s gonna be way better this year, since I’m going to live with four of my great friends. And Bastille will be playing – I can’t wait to hear them and all of the other musicians.
And talking about musicians and concerts… I’m going to a small Lewis Watson concert tonight with my lovely friends Karen and Signe. Oh, vacation is nice!
Dear Dearna over at To Her Core is currently writing a series of posts called “How to include more vegetables in your diet“. I’ve really enjoyed reading those posts (and I was dry honoured to even find some of my recipes featured there – thank you so much!). So many great ideas on how to get more vegetables.
Inspired by that series I decided to make a green salad for lunch today. I had a big bowl of quinoa porridge for breakfast and a ton of strawberries from the garden for a snack, so I wasn’t that hungry. But if you want a more filling salad just add in fish, chicken or tofu.
The dressing is very nice and fresh. A great summer salad. Enjoy!
BTW – I updated the post “Grain Free Crackers” with new (better!!!) photos
For a more filling salad add in tuna sashimi, salmon sashimi (for pesco vegetarian), tofu (for vegetarian) or cooked chicken (for non-vegetarian).
It seems like an eternity since I last blogged. And God, I’ve missed it.
I’m back home from an amazing trip to Singapore, where I participated in the Singapore International Mathematical Challenge. It was such a big experience! And it was nice meeting people of my age from all over the world (each continent except South America was represented). The challenge was, well.. challenging. Quite hard but it was nice to participate!
Coming home from Singapore I suddenly had so many things to catch up on. So many people to see and a physics exam to prepare for. God how I spend SO much time reading for that exam. But in the end it paid off – I ended up with the highest grade. I’m so relieved.
I’m glad I’m back at blogging. I’m sorry for not having time for commenting on all of you lovely blogs lately! I really miss that.
I baked this cake for some friends the other day. If you follow me on Instagram you might have seen a picture of it. Luckily the girls liked it (well, the entire cake was eaten, so I guess they actually did like it – they didn’t just say they liked it (; ). I’m very fond of it. I actually think it turned out quite well. I hope you’ll like it!
Btw… See those tiny flags?! Yes, I was deeply inspired by my blogging- and photography idol Ditte Ingemann who round the blog The Food Club. Seriously, she’s amazing! She often uses those small flags – and I love them! So cute, aren’t they (;
Have an amazing weekend everyone!
People often find it weird that I like baking healthy cakes. Not that they don’t like it slightly healthier, but I find that people tend to not like completely healthy cakes. Therefore it is kind of my mission to find recipes on healthy cakes which other people don’t think taste weird. I mean – I don’t mind if you can taste the cake it healthy.
Well, that’s what most people think. And then there’s one of my best friends Charlotte. I’m lucky to have her. She’s amazing AND she likes baking healthy cakes as well. Whoopee! I love that.
So, last week she wrote me because she wanted to hear my opinion on a recipe she had come up with on marble cake. She wanted to know if I thought it sounded ok. I immediately wanted to bake that cake. It sounded SO good. So I decided to bake it today. And oh my gosh… it is so good. Even my brother liked it. And if you’ve been following me for a while you might know he definitely doesn’t like healthy cakes.
I’m so happy to have this recipe! And slightly sad it wasn’t me who came up with the recipe. Lotte – you are a genius!
I thought it was quite funny she asked me about a marble cake. Because what Charlotte doesn’t know is that I kind of associate marble cake with her. It is a very sweet story; last year on my birthday (when I turned 17) no one from my family was home/ had time for celebrating me. But Charlotte’s family was so kind - they invited me over to them. Charlotte’s mother made the most delicious food – and Charlotte had baked a wonderful marble cake for me. Completed with flags and everything. That was the first time I ever had marble cake. And it was so delicious!
Look I found a picture of it:
A long time ago I posted a picture of these cinnamon rolls on Instagram with the promise, that I’d share the recipe soon. The thing is, I’m drowning i tests, assignments and essays. And on top of that I’ve got tons of plans. Oh, yeah, and driving tests. I’ve got my license!!! Finally! One less thing to think about and oh, it’s so wonderful being able to drive around yourself. I really should be making that assignment right now, but I reeeeeally need a break! I’m looking so much forward to having a lot of time for cooking again. Fortunately the reading period in school starts in just one and a half week (:
I really enjoy baking for my family, and I really like experimenting in the kitchen. But somehow I always end up baking cinnamon rolls, when I want to greet the entire family. It’s always a winner. Do you know the secret to a good cinnamon roll? Make the dough sweet. Not the filling. Yeah, I know I usually say I kind of lack a sweet tooth. Forget all about that when talking cinnamon rolls. You don’t have to make the dough overly sweet. Just a little sweeter than what most recipes (at least here in Denmark) says you should. And then you can
Shaping the wreaths:
Roll out the dough and cut into 4 long pieces.
Roll each piece and cut into 4 or 5 smaller pieces.
Cut length wise
Shape into a wreath
Sorry for the silence here on the blog. The last two and a half week I’ve been practicing for musical and performing the show. But by now it’s over. It’s kind of a strange feeling. I’ve been together with the musical team every single day for the last 18 days, and suddenly – BAM – it’s over. It has been an amazing experience and I’ve had so much fun. Everyone from the team is so kind and spending two and a half week singing and dancing is just wonderful. It was also quite hard though – I had to think of school work at the same time. And running.
At the general rehearsal we had a photographer taking some wonderful photos of the show. When I asked if I could use some of those he had posted on Facebook, the photographer offered to mail me them, so I could get them in a god quality. So nice of him.
Here are some of the amazing photos. Thank you Jacob for some amazing pictures!
I do not claim any of the photos to be mine. All of the photos are taken by Jacob Warrer, JW-Foto.
Because of al the musical I haven’t really had time for cooking. I have made a lot of delicious breakfasts during the spring break though. For instance this lovely oatmeal with healthy caramelized apples. Delicious and easy.
Sorry for not commenting on all of your lovely blogs lately. I look so much forward to read your amazing posts again!