Category: Food (page 1 of 10)

A nespresso morning




I would like to start off this day by sending a big hug of happiness and excitement to Vicki and Graeme who gave us this amazing Nespresso machine – Thank you so much guys!! We have been drinking delicious long coffees this morning and it feels so luxurious to have our own little barista in the kitchen. It will be very well used! X

As usual this weekend has been going by so quickly. On Friday I was on a Diversity day with lots of inspiring lectures. The best lecturer was Sara, a 65 years old transvestite who talked about welcoming diversity. She passed on new and fresh perspectives and I believe she killed many bias during those hours that she was standing in front of us. She has been writing a book called From Man to Human that I cant wait to read.

On friday night David and I had dinner at home before heading out for a few drinks down town. I am impressed by Västerås’ night life now days. For a city of 130 000 people I think the selection of places to go to depending on what kind of night you are looking for is good.  Yesterday we where out all day shopping with my parents before crashing on the sofa at home. We watched Hunger Games – Catching Fire, so now we’re ready to see the first part of the third movie at the movies – exciting! xx

Healthy snack


chia seed

It’s has been a very grey Monday with light rain and plentiful clouds outside the window. I made sure to cheer it up though with a tasty and colourful snack in the afternoon. Chia pudding is a new favourite and today I topped it with raspberries, greek yoghurt, mango and granola. The kitchen cloth underneath the plate is from Borough Market in London. It’s a gift from David’s sister Julia and I love having it hanging in the kitchen, it’s like having a bit of London with us. Beautiful London with all its wonderful food markets! xx

Chia seed pudding

Chia pudding

Today I finally got myself to try a new (for me) seed in the popular super food group – the chia seed! And yes, I did do a hashtag search on instagram and one on pinterest to see how people ate it. It seemed to be a million ways, but I ended up putting it in the fridge over night together with almond milk, and then this morning I ate it with greek yoghurt and mango. And wow, it was so creamy and tasty! The chia seed is full of omega-3 fatty acids, fibre and protein, and works well for a vegetarian, a vegan or a gluten-free diet. Thumbs up!

Tomorrow is quite an exciting day since David and I are going to sign the papers for the apartment that we are moving into on the first of October. I can’t wait for us to fall asleep next to each other every night again. I have really missed that!

But what we are most thrilled about right now is happening in about two weeks when David’s parents are coming over to Europe from New Zealand. I guess it is about time to meet the parents of your boyfriend when you have been dating for four years, right? We are all beyond excited about their visit! Let it be the 28th of September soon!

Now it’s time for dinner – I think shrimps are on tonight’s menu, yum! xx

Raspberry smoothies

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raspberry smoothies

I think the best way to cool off when the summer heat hits the hardest is with smoothies made out of frozen berries. The ones above are made from frozen raspberries, vanilla quark and low-fat yoghurt, so they are very low in calories, but rich in taste. Perfect. To get inspired on more kinds of smoothies you can check out the food network, who have listed 50 different recipes.

Here in Sweden we are longing for rain now since the biggest forest fire in Swedish history (in modern time) is ongoing. The county is surrounded by smoke and lots of people have had to evacuate. Luckily we have got help from both Italy and France with “water bomb” helicopters, and the firefighters are starting to get more control over the situation. My thoughts go to everyone that is affected by the fire, and I keep my fingers crossed that no more people or animals will be hurt from it.

Lots of love! xx

Cafe Chula

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Sweden, you are going tropic on us! Today the temperature will head up to 31 degrees celsius and it will probably be the hottest day of the year (so far). I will spend it by the water with my childhood friend Sofia. I feel a lazy and wonderful day is ahead of us.

Before heading out though I thought I would share with you another restaurant in London that both Kiwi and I are big fans of. It’s a Mexican restaurant named Cafe Chula, located by one of the locks in Camden, just by the food market. The venue is small, but it has a BIG heart, and a great selection of Tequila. Yum! Their food is made my Mexican chefs, it’s simple, but yet so exciting and so rich in flavour. The dishes on the lunch menu has prices under £10 while the dishes on the dinner menu is just over £10. They have a few cocktails which of course are tequila based. They are only £5 each so why not try one! If you are not hungry though, just drop in for a coffee, this Mexican venue will give you a nice break from the busy pulse of Camden high street. All pics from Cafe Chulas home page. Lots of love xx