Todays dinner: pasta con pomodorini freschi

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Today was one of those days where I was seriously craving some take away. This craving was bad. As in really really bad. A pizza, maybe some sushi or what about kebab? Perhaps you are familiar with those days, where the cravings are building up in your head, and at the point where you’ll have to make up your mind, there are too many thoughts, and you don’t know anymore, what you really want. That’s what happened to me today. But then I thought that all in all, I was really craving some italian food, so I decided to make a yummy, easy, very filling italian pasta for dinner. After all, I had almost every ingredient in the fridge.

Recipe:

• Fresh pasta

• 1 box of Cherry tomatoes

• Garlic (I use a lot)

• 1 dl extra virgin olive oil

• 1-2 tablespoons sugar

•  1 handfull chopped fresh basil

• Sea salt

• Black pepper

• Freshly grated parmesan cheese

 

Start by cooking the pasta. It takes about 2-3 minutes. Pour out the water, and set aside while prepping the “sauce”. Cut the tomatoes in half, and peel and press the garlic. Put it in a medium warm pan, with the olive oil, sugar, sea salt and black pepper. Let it simmer for about 5-10 minutes. Then add the pasta and basil. take the pan of the stove, but let it sit for about 5 minutes before serving. Serve with freshly grated parmesan, baguette and a glass of italian red wine.

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This dish is so yummy, and literally takes no time to prep and cook. It’s not one dish I serve frequently, as my body isn’t very happy about me eating pasta, but every once in a while you just got to treat yourself with something as yummy as this.

xo C

 

Date night

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Hi my amazing readers! Sorry for the lack of blogging the last week – but when a heat wave hits Denmark, you better take advantage of it, right? We never know how long it lasts haha.

Saturday night was date night with my man. We enjoyed a chilled bottle of white wine and delicious food. We have been working intensely on a huge project for the last 6 months, so it’s important to spend some quality time together and just relax.

 
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xo C

Roasted chicken

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Today I wanted to share a very delicious and simple recipe – oven roasted chicken with a side salad. I usually make this for dinner, when I want something that is easy to make, but tastes and looks like you’ve spent the entire day in the kitchen prepping a lovely dinner. I really recommend that you try it out!

Recipe:

  • 1 organic free range chicken (a chicken that has lived a happy life simply just tastes better!)
  • 1 organic lemon
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • Garlic cloves (I use a lot of garlic)
  • 2 tablespoons acacie honey
  • Black pepper
  • Sea salt

Start by putting  butter, honey, chopped garlic and lemon zest in a pan, and cook on medium heat. Then you put the chicken in a casserole and marinade it. Drizzle with fresh black pepper and sea salt and last but not least, top it of with slices of lemon. Put the chicken in the preheated oven (200°) and cook for about 45-50 minutes. When the timer rings, wait 10-15 minutes before serving the chicken – just let it cool on the kitchen counter, and in the meantime you can prepare the salad.

Recipe:

  • Romain salad
  • 1 tablespoon natural yogurt (greek yogurt, quark etc)
  • 1 teaspoon pesto
  • 1 handful walnuts
  • Sea salt and and black pepper
  • Acacie honey

Mix chopped salad, yogurt, pesto, salt and pepper in a bowl. Top it of with a drizzle of honey and walnuts.

Bon appétit

xo C

 

 

 

Homemade granola

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Good morning sweeties. What better way to start a beautiful morning , then with homemade granola, strawberries and freshly brewed coffee? If there’s such a thing, please let me know. Todays breakfast was simple, healthy and easy, which is a huge plus, when you’re in a morning rush, but don’t want to miss out on a healthy breakfast before heading out. And lets be honest, a croissant or a muffin on the go, really doesn’t leave you fresh and energized.

All you need is yogurt (a38, quark, cottage cheese, plant based  – whatever you prefer), granola and berries or fruit. For a yummy homemade granola you need some nuts, oats and acacia honey. Put 2 tablespoons of honey on a medium to warm pan, and then add the nuts and oats. It only takes a few minutes, just be careful not to burn the granola. Let it cool, before putting it in a container.

tip: I used a bag of paleo bread mix (including only nuts, seeds and cranberries). I didn’t have any of the ingredients I needed to mix with the oats, and it worked very well actually.

Later I will share an outfit post from a night out in Hamburg. You can follow me on Bloglovin for an easy update.

Have a lovely friday!

xo c

Apricot smoothie

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Hi sweeties. We arrived home safe and sound last night, after a fantastic trip to Hamburg. Oh how I love that city! But as we were home quite late, we didn’t have the energy to go grocery shopping. Therefor it was quite a challenge to prepare breakfast earlier today. But what a little research can’t fix, and breakfast was soon in the making. Boiled eggs, espresso con panna (with a dash of coconutoil) and a fresh apricot smoothie. I found the smoothie recipe on Caroline Berg Eriksens blog (here), but since I didn’t have any peaches or lemons, I just added 4 fresh apricots and 1/2 a lime, and the result was really yummy and filling.

xo C

Banana pancakes

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It’s monday again, a new week has started and it’s time to share a new recipe. This time I made something really simple, using only 2 ingredients, eggs and bananas. That’s how easy it can be, making yummy and healthy pancakes. All you need is 2 eggs and 1 banana! Put it in a blender until you have a smooth mixture. You can also add cinnamon, vanilla etc if you like. It gives a really good flavor to your pancakes. Put some butter or coconut oil on a medium warm pan. I prefer these two oils, as it can be very tricky flipping the pancakes, and I think that the oils you use play a big role in a successful “flip”. Also keeping the pancakes small is very important, as well as flipping them slowly. Give them about 1½ minutes on each side.

 Serve the pancakes with fresh berries, honey or coconut. Just use your imagination!

xo C

Avocado toast

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Todays simple lunch – Avocado toast

All you need is rye bread, toast or crispbread (recipe here), mashed avocado, eggs, seas alt and black pepper. Also basil, tomatoes and lemon/lime are yummy to add. 

Wow, it’s friday already! This week has gone by so fast. On tuesday we will get a visit from my grandparents, and on friday all four of us are driving to Hamburg for a weekend get away. I can’t wait, Hamburg is such an amazing city! Have you ever been there? My grandparents haven’t, so I’m excited to take the tourist guide role on me hah. Well obviously we are not only going for the touristy things, but also the food (oh how I’ve missed café Paris and Die Bank brasserie), the shopping (our hotel is dangerously close to the Chanel store – well that might not happen!) and to enjoy the big city atmosphere.

Now I’m off to buy some sunscreen, as my intentions are to avoid getting a sunburn this year (well every year!). Have a lovely weekend!

xo C

Homemade crispbread

Hi you guys! how was your weekend? Mine was pretty great, got to spend some time with my love, recharge the batteries and and enjoy the sun. Finally summer has arrived. So now I feel energized, inspired and super motivated for a new week.

However, today I wanted to share a simple recipe for homemade crispbread. It’s easy to make, and tastes 10 times better then the ones you can buy in the grocery stores.

Ingredients:

  • 3 dl sesame seeds
  • 2 1/2 dl sunflower seeds
  • 1 dl flaxseed
  • 2 dl chopped almonds
  • 1 dl water
  • 1 teaspoon seasalt
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons phsyllicum husk
  • 2 tablespoons coconutoil (optional)

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Preheat the oven to 150°C. Mix all of the ingredients in a bowl and let the batter “rest” for about 10-20 minutes. This mixture is enough to fill up 2 baking trays, just remember to use a baking sheet, and only out one tray in the oven at the time. Put the batter on a tray, and form a large square. Then use a pizza knife and shape the crisp bread in smaller squares. By doing this before you put it in the oven, makes it much easier. Place the tray low in the oven, and bake for about 30 minutes. It depends on the oven, so make sure to keep an eye on it. Then you crack up the crispbreads and let it cool before serving.

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I hope that you will try it out, and enjoy!

xo C

 

Dinner tip

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Hi everyone!

I wanted to share this yummy, simple and healthy dinner recipe with you guys – salmon with lemon sauce and salad. I make it every once in a while, and when I visited my family, they requested that I made this for them.

Season the salmon with some sea salt, black pepper and honey, and put it in the oven at 200°C for about 15-20 minutes (depends on how you like your salmon). While the salmon is cooking, prep a simple salad. I basically use whatever’s in my fridge. In this particular one, I used salad mix, tomatoes, cucumbers, feta cheese and balsamic vinaigrette. For the lemon sauce, which is like a dressing (no heat needed), I used quark (greek yogurt, cream fraiche etc. works just as well), fresh squeezed lemon juice, dijon mustard, honey, salt and pepper.

On the side we had some paleo bread and a glass of white wine. A simple, light and delicious meal – perfect for warmer days.

xo C

Add some color

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Pants H&M / Shoes Asics

Smoothie: Frozen blueberries, banana, quark and water – simple but yummy

When I’m lacking motivation, wether it’s to go to the gym or live a healthy lifestyle, I always make sure to add some color to my life. Colorful gym wear, colorful smoothies and even colorful note books, where I can keep track on my progress or write down yummy recipes. As you can see in the pictures, it’s all about purple’ish tones right now. As I’m very organized and even have some sort of OCD, it had to match. Don’t get me wrong, there is no need in spending tons of money on workout clothes, I just find it very motivational. I found these pants at H&M, and the fit is just as good as any of my other more expensive gym clothes. Just always make sure that you have the right foot wear, as it helps prevent any injuries!

Do you guys work out? And what motivates you?

xo C