Saturday, 18 October 2014

New In: Vagabond Code Boots..

If there's one thing I splurge on it's a good pair of boots for winter. I always buy my boots from Vagabond, as it's just an absolute superior brand in my opinion. The quality and fit is amazing and a pair of boots from vagabond can last for years - my last pair of boots from them lasted for three years. They are a little bit expensive, but I think it's worth it. 


I waited for quite some time to see if they would go on sale, which they didn't and I ended up getting them with a discount code, so I paid a 100 DKK less than what they usually cost. I paid 699 DKK for them, which is still a great amount of money when you're a student. I can recommend you to research different websites, as Vagabond shoes often get discounted.


I chose this classic black boot, which stops at my ankle. The model is called Code and there are quite a few of Vagabond's shoes which are called Code, so you might have to search a bit. They're made out of 100% leather, which I know can be a bit controversial, so if you're against leather being used for shoes, these are not for you. The heal is 2,5 cm, so they don't make me a lot taller.

I got mine in a size 38 (UK: 5), which are a bit too big on my feet if a wear thin socks. The thing is I have a quite broad foot, so even though a size 37/4 fits the length of my foot better, the rest of the shoe will squeeze my feet. I decided to go for the 38, as I can wear thick socks in them. But I would say Vagabond's sizing of shoes are quite normal.


So that was my thoughts on my brand new boots. I really like them and I think they make any outfit look really sleek and polished. I love wearing them with skinny jeans and even with dresses. I hope you guys are having a wonderful day! 

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Recipe: Chili Con Carne..

I love mexican food and one of my favourite meals is chili con carne. It's one of my guilty pleasures as I'm trying to cut down on pasta and rice in my diet. So if I'm going to spoil myself I know what I am getting. 


Ingredients

  • 1 deciliter of rice
  • 100 grams of minced meat
  • 1/2 a can of tomatoes 
  • 1 small onion
  • 4 tablespoons of canned corn 
  • A little bit of coriander
  • Mexican spice
  • Salsa
  • Tortilla Chips
  • A small amount of greek yoghurt


Firstly you need to cook the rice. Wash the rice and afterwards follow the instructions on the packet. Whilst the rice is cooking, you can prepare the sauce. I start with frying the meat in some coconut oil and then I add the onions, mexican spice, canned tomato, corn, coriander and leave it to cook for approximately 10 minutes.

When the rice is done I rinse it in cold water and then I put the sauce over it. I then put a little bit of my homemade salsa on top of it and a little bit of greek yoghurt. If you want to make the salsa yourself, you can follow my delicious recipe here. I also serve it with a small bowl of tortilla chips and salsa next to it.


So this is quite an easy recipe and it tastes amazing. This is the children friendly version of the recipe, if you like spicy food, you can easily add some chili to the sauce. You can also add kidney beans or other beans, I didn't have any in my cupboard at the time and I'm a huge advocate for  eating what you buy before buying a lot of new things.

I hope you all have a great day!

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

New In: Natural Softener & All-round Cleaning..

It's really important for me to use as harmless products as possible when it comes to cleaning. I recently bought two new items to my collection and I would recommend everyone to switch to a more natural alternative because:

A. Cleaning products contain really harsh chemicals, which can trigger allergic reactions. I am allergic to perfume, E-numbers, cats, you name it; I have had it, since I was a little girl. And while you always think it happens to your neighbour, it can happen to everyone and it's not fun to be allergic to something and breaking out every time you come near it. So for your own good, try to keep things as natural as possible. 

& B. The natural products are also often better for the environment. They're not great but often they will be broken down easier by nature than the ones made out of non-natural ingredients. 


On the above picture you can see a natural softener, which smells of flowers. It's made of natural ingredients and so if you're allergic to perfume this is a great alternative, as your clothes still can get an amazing scent. It's called Ecover.
The other product is from Sonett and it's for all types of cleaning. I will use this when I wash my floors. I already own a detergent from Sonett and they use extracts from flowers to scent their products.

Both products have ingredient lists which you can understand, there's no non-sense ingredients in them and that's a great thing. I found both of these in my local health store and I would imagine most health stores have the same sort of products.

I hope you're all are having a great day!

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Currents Interior Wants..

Currents Interior Wants..

Currents Interior Wants.. by noergaardliving featuring woven placemats

1. Chilewich Woven Placemat // 2. Reed and Barton Vodka Shot glasses // 3. Le Creuset pot in Cream // 4. Wooden plates // 5. Galway wine glass // 6. Le Creuset Jug // 7. Diptyque Vanilla Candle // 8. Le Creuset Pastaplate in Marseilles. 

Saturday, 11 October 2014

Meal Inspiration: Vegetable-filled Sauce With Pasta..

Sometimes I can't stay faithful to the traditional way of making certain dishes. This dish is one of them. I like to eat a lot of vegetables and though you probably wouldn't see a lot of vegetables in a traditional bolognese sauce, I actually really like putting a lot of vegetables in my pasta bolognese. Also I find that a lot of the times you can add a lot of vegetables to minced meat sauces and it still tastes amazing.  


Ingredients

  • 100 grams of minced meat
  • 1/2 a can of chopped tomatoes
  • A small handful of stick beans
  • 2 deciliters of frozen vegetables of your liking
  • 1 onion
  • 1/2 a glass of wine
  • 70 grams of whole-grain pasta
  • 1/2 teaspoon of oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon of basil


Firstly, I cook the pasta and follow the instructions on the packet. Secondly I cook the sauce. I start by cooking the minced meat in some coconut oil. When the meat is ready I chop some onions and to the meat. I then add the tomato, wine, frozen vegetables and spices to the sauce and let it cook for approximately 10 minutes. 

When the sauce is done I pour it on top of the whole-grain pasta and enjoy!


This is so easy and a great way of incorporating vegetables into your diet. The rich tomato sauce is amazing with vegetables. It's also quite cheap, as frozen vegetables aren't that expensive and can be used for a lot of meals. 

I hope you guys are having a great day!

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Greek Haul Part 2

I recently hauled some of the things I bought when I was in Greece and here's the second part of that haul. I decided to separate the hauls, as the other one was beauty orientated and this is more food/kitchen orientated. If you want to read the other haul, press here

Whenever I travel I have to buy ingredients and this trip was no different. I also decided I had to buy some of their kitchen ware made from olive tree. I think olive tree is so beautiful and I just love the things I got. I talked to a Greek waiter about my obsession with olive tree and he thought it was the weirdest thing ever, because it was so common to him. It's funny how tourists appreciate things that you take for granted, when you live in the country. 


1. Olive Tree Tools - I got these two tools for a decent price and I think the pattern the tree has, is so gorgeous. I'm a huge fan of the natural-tree-trend that's going on right now and I want to own everything tree made for my kitchen.

2. Cinnamon Spice - I love cinnamon and I haven't had any for quite some time, so when I saw this big bag of cinnamon for a euro I had to have it.

3. Spice mix for gyros & souvlaki - You can't go to Greece without leaving with a gyros/souvlaki spice mix. I can't wait to try and make my own souvlaki at home.

Even though it was a small haul I thought I would still share it with you. I hope you're all having a wonderful day!

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Meal Inspiration: A Healthy Breakfast..

My obsession with greek yoghurt is immense. I use it as a substitute for mayonnaise, regular yoghurt, cream and creme fraiche. It's an absolute stable in my kitchen and I buy tub after tub. I recently went home to my parents and got a lot of vegetables and fruit, which you might have seen in some of my earlier posts. I got quite a lot of blackberries and I love the sweet taste of blackberries, so of course I thought of mixing it with greek yoghurt. I threw in some almonds, to make me full. 


Ingredients

  •  3 deciliters of greek yoghurt
  •  A  big handful of blackberries
  • A small handful of almonds
  • Organic honey
I put the greek yoghurt in a bowl and put the blackberries and the almonds on top of it. Then I put a little bit of organic honey on top of it and I mix it all together. The honey adds a little more sweetness, as the blackberries can be a tad bit sour. It's so delicious and it's so filling.



This could also be used as a substitute for dessert. My obsession with greek yoghurt will continue and you can expect more recipes where I incorporate greek yoghurt in the near future.

I hope you guys are having a nice day!

Sunday, 5 October 2014

Recipe: Spicy Vegetable Soup..

If I don't have anything to do on sundays, I love taking the time to make a huge bowl of soup. I think it's such a cozy thing to do and it makes you're entire apartment smell of vegetable goodness. It's such a yummy and easy thing to make and it's freezable. 
I love vegetable soups, as they're so tasty and I love a spicy twist. If you're not a fan of chili, you can leave out the Sriracha. 


Ingredients

  • 2 big potatoes
  • 2 cloves of garlic 
  • 8 carrots 
  • 2 leeks 
  • 1 onion
  • 1 beet
  • 1/2 a liter of water
  • 1 teaspoon of rosemary 
  • A pinch of salt 
  • 1 stock cube
  • 1 tablespoon of greek yoghurt
  • Srirach for topping


Peel the potatoes, carrots, beet roots and cut the rest of the vegetables and put it into a pot with the stock cube and cook it at a high temperature for 10 minutes. Then put the water into the pot and put the rosemary and some salt in. Let it cook at a low temperature for approximately 20 minutes. When the soup has cooked for 20 minutes, you either pour it into a blender or use a food processor in it, to even out the texture. You now cook for 10 minutes and put a little extra salt in it.
I topped it off with some greek yoghurt to add some creaminess and I put a lot of Sriracha on top to make it spicy.


This will approximately make three bowls of soup and because there's not a lot of water in it, it does make you quite full. I served it without bread because I felt the soup was enough in itself to make me full. It's so tasty and really healthy. I love the fact it's freezable, so you can take it out for one of those lazy days, where you just can't be bothered to cook. 

I hope you guys have had a great day!

Saturday, 4 October 2014

Insta Lately..


1. A lovely dessert one of the chefs made me at the hotel I work for // 2. I couldn't resist taking selfies in that small mirror #selfieaddict // 3. When I was told where some of the Danish elite order pizza from, I had to try it out for myself. It was delicious! // 4. I'm still in love with my parents wooden plates and how everything looks on them! // 5. A rose under water. This was such a gorgeous gift! // 6. & I finally moved out of my apartment. This is a picture of me on the trailer moving the last furniture // 7. My mum asked me if we could "make" a selfie together and so we did // 8. I moved into my dorm room in Copenhagen // 9. I made homemade sushi for the first time. Watch out for the recipe!

So this was just a few snaps from my Instagram. You can follow me on: LineJNo 

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Vegetable & Fruit Overload..

Whenever I go home to visit my parents I always leave with loads of vegetables and fruit from their garden and this time was no exception. I love having a lot of fresh vegetables and fruit in my fridge as it motivates me to eat more healthy. I got: tomatoes, beets, carrots, potatoes, salad leaves, garlic, onions, squash and blackberries. 

When I was little I loved to harvest all of the vegetables and I loved when it was almost autumn, because that meant digging up all these yummy treasures. My friends and I also loved pretending we were grocery shopping in my garden, because we felt really grown-up when we were picking actual fruits and not just those plastic food grocery toys we had. 


One of the hardest things moving to the city was the fact you can't get as fresh vegetables as easy, as you can when you live on a farm and so I really appreciate going home and getting stocked up on vegetables. The vegetables from my parents' farm are also much more tasty than the vegetables from the grocery. I also like the fact that I know how the vegetables have been handled and grown.


When I have a lot of vegetables in my fridge I also get reminded how great vegetables really taste. I have a really bad habit where I sort of underestimate fruit and vegetables, whenever I go grocery shopping. Because A. they tend to be expensive and I don't want to waste money and B. I love carbs so if there's a bakery in the grocery chances are my cart is heading that way instead of the fruit section.


Right now I'm really into beet roots and anything beet root related. I love the sweet taste of them and one of my favourite soups during the winter time is a spicy beet root soup.


These pictures are from the middle of September and so I have used most of the vegetables. I used the tomatoes to make a nice tomato sauce from and I made some soup with a lot of the other vegetables. I love eating soup, especially when the weather is getting a little colder. I always make a huge pot and freeze some of it. Soup is actually a great way to a lot of vitamins during the winter time.


So that was just some pictures of a lot of vegetables and I hope you'll feel inspired. Going home and looking at these pictures truly makes me appreciate the fact I grew up on a farm. I have prepared a lot of recipes with some of these vegetables and fruits and you can expect the posts any time from now.

I hope you're all are having a wonderful day!