Life

Fresh juice every morning

I haven’t been this tired in a long time and I should probably be in bed getting some rest. But I just couldn’t end today without telling you about Witt’s slow juicer. 

I recently received a slow juicer which I tried out this morning with the little fruit we had left laying around. Two oranges and one kiwi made an awesome fresh juice. It’s a big machine but you can make amazing fresh juices, smoothies or even baby food. You get all your vitamins and maximum nutrition from you ingredients, and instead of blending or centrifugation the juicer cold presses the fruit and vegetables.

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Now I just have to go out and buy more fruit and veggies, cause I definitely want to use this more.

Elizabeth

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Food

Apple pie

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♥ 4-5 apples ♥ Half a lemon
♥ 3dl flour ♥ 125gr room temperatur margarine ♥ 3 tpsp water
♥ 1/2dl icing
sugar ♥ 3-4 tbsp sugar ♥ 2-3 tsp cinnamon ♥ Grated lemon peel ♥ 1 egg

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1. Start by mixing flour, margarine and water together in a bowl. You can either use your hands or a food processor to mix the gather together into a firm dough. Set aside for a minimum of 30 minutes in your fridge.

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2. Peel and chop your apples into thin slices, squeeze a little lemon juice over and set them aside.

3. Blend the rest of the dry ingredients together and grate some lemon zest over in the end.

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4. Divide the dough in two and roll out a crust and a lid to fit a 25cm (9 inch) pie plate. Fill your pie form with the sliced up apples and the dry ingredients.

5. Place the lid crust over the plate and press gently together on the sides. Make some slices so that the air will come out. Lastly brush the lid with one whisked egg.

6. Bake for 30 minutes at 200 degrees (392 fahrenheit) on the lowest shelf in the oven.

Enjoy!


Elizabeth

Food

A simple omelet

collageI have noticed that a lot of you like my recipes. That’s why I have a new simple one for you right now. Just don’t make the same mistake I did and burn your garlic.

What you will need:

♥ 3 feeds of garlic
♥ 2 eggs + 1 dl milk
♥ 1 tomato
♥ Hand full of spinach
♥ 2 pieces of bread w/cream cheese
♥ Salt & pepper
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1. Heat up your frying pan and add olive oil. Let it get warm and then add your sliced up garlic.
2. Mix the eggs with milk, add spices and the fried garlic.
3. Slice the tomato into rings and fry for a couple of minutes, on low heat. Add half the spinach and continue having it on a low heat for another 1-2 minutes.
4. Add the egg mixture into the pan and let everything fry on a low heat till the omelet is done.
5. Eat with a side of spinach and bread.
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This is a great meal after a work out. You get your proteins and veggies all in one. Enjoy!

Elizabeth

Food

Creamy spagetti with salmon and dried tomatoes

This is one of my favorite recipes I’ve stumbled across the last days. We had this on Saturday and I thought it wouldn’t be fair if I didn’t share it.

25 minutes | 4 portions

ingredients:
♥ 2 x 125 g smoked salmon
♥ 225 g cauliflower
♥ 1 boat garlic
♥ 1 dl milk
♥ 1 dl cream
♥ 2 dl dried tomatoes
♥ fresh basil and dill
♥ 2-3 ts olive oil
♥ salt, black pepper
♥ 350 g tagliatelle or spaghetti
♥ parmesan or cheese for serving

Step-by-step

Boil cauliflower with a crushed garlic clove in milk and cream.
Mix it in a food processor and add a few tablespoons of olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. Keep warm.

Break the salmon fillets into large chunks, mix with sun-dried tomatoes and chopped herbs in a bowl.
Mix in 2 tablespoons olive oil, lemon juice and a pinch of salt.



Cook the pasta as directed on the package and strain the water.
Mix the cauliflower sauce in the pasta, heat gently until it boils, add the fish and tomato mixture to finish.
Let it boil slowly for about 2-3 minutes until the fish is hot.


Serve the pasta with parmesan or grated cheese.

I hope it tastes as good as it did for me. I still have som left overs which will be brought with me to work tomorrow.

Elizabeth

Life

My last week

I’ve finally had my first a long weekend where I could relax but the down part is that the time is flying by too fast. Tomorrow it’s already of to work again and I feel that I never have time to catch up with everything I’ve planned and that the time never stretches out to be enough.

But I didn’t want to come here to complain, because I love my life and what I do and I feel really blessed. And now to another note, the thing I actually wanted to talk about.

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So you may know that I had a vegetarian week last week, meaning I wouldn’t eat meat or fish for 7 days. Now I told you I would keep you updated on how it’s going but I never got around to it. So I thought I’d resume the whole week into one post. Now, I love animals, I can’t remember a year where we didn’t have a cat or dog in our house when I grew up and we still have. But it’s suddenly different when it comes to getting food for ourself so that we can survive. We’ve become blind to the fact of what’s inside our food. Most of us don’t think about the living conditions animals have so that we can eat. I believe that they have just as much right to live as we do! I’m not saying that we have to stop eating meat, because we are carnivores. The human body has survived on eating meat the last thousand years, but it’s how the food market and industry has become that make the animals suffer. It’s how they are forced to live and produce that is animal cruelty.

 

I’ve thought about having a vegetarian week for a long time but always said I could to it next week, or month or when ever, just not now. Well, I decided a week ago that I will see how it is to live as a vegetarian. It wasn’t that hard at first, but as the days went by I began to see that all I really ate was bread with cheese, scrambled eggs, salad or muesli with fruit. My energy level began to sink and I noticed I had to eat more meals every day or bigger portions. But it wasn’t all bad, I could see that my body was shrinking and the left over fat that your lower abs never get ride of where suddenly fading away. And now that the week is over I don’t see the need to eat as much meat as I have been and I want it to stay that way. I want it to be a pleasure and indulgent you don’t always get. With that said I want to start having a vegetarian week every other week. I don’t want to become a full on vegetarian because I feel that my body needs that protein from the meat and because I don’t eat pasta or rice anymore I don’t want to cut out every protein there is because I know it weakens the health.

But I encourage all of you to have a vegetarian week just to see that it is possible to live With out meat. It’s healthy and you’re doing something good for the animals. It’s a win-win situation and if you want some help along the way the site I’ve linked below shows you everything from the inside and also gives you good recipes for vegan or vegetarian food.

PETA – fighting for animal rights.

I hope you liked this post and please spread the word!

Elizabeth