Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Five Pet Peeves..

I consider myself to be quite a patient person and in general I try not to focus too much on the things that annoys me, as I just don't like being negative. However, I, like everyone else, have pet peeves. I often try to rationalize or try to cut people some slack, whenever someone does something that annoys me, as I don't want to put any unnecessary anger on them. So without any further introductions, let's have a look at my pet peeves. 

The picture below shows my face when I try to understand people or things, but really I'm thinking "F*** you". Do you have a face like that? 


1. People who make too many and too personal Facebook statuses. I believe that Facebook is for big announcements like "I'm getting married", "I got a job" etc., however that's not how everyone feels about Facebook. I have a friend on Facebook, who constantly updates everyone on everything in her life. Often, her statuses are about having a headache, her husband being lazy or her being tired of being a mum or else it will be the exact opposite; where she loves her life, her husband is amazing and her kids are wonderful. Now, unless you want people to think you have major mood swings, you shouldn't post every nuance of your life on Facebook... that's what Instagram is for. Also, I might cut you some slack if you're a teenager, but it's not adorable when a thirty-year-old hardly can go through a day, without letting everyone know, how hard their life is. News flash - most of us have a busy life, but if you don't focus on the negative stuff, you'll be a happier being. // 2. People who talk, just to hear their own voice. Now, I have been known to ask people (only if I know you won't be offended, of course) "Are you talking because you want to hear your own voice or do you have a point?". Basically, I can't stand when people don't have a point to what they're saying. Mostly, in a work related situation or university related situation. It's absolutely fine if you don't have anything to contribute with, but don't make everyone go through listening to you, trying to cover up the fact, you didn't do your homework. Ain't nobody got time for dat! // 3. Lack of customer service. There's a particular German shoe chain, which seems to forget to train their sales assistants in customer service and it's something I've noticed in several of their shops. I have worked so many years in customer service and as a former sales assistant myself, I know the struggle, however no matter how many hours I had been to work, no matter how many angry customers I had talked to that day, I would always put on a smile and treat people nicely. However, the sales assistants you meet in there reminds me of the bitchy girls from high school, who just had a bad attitude towards everyone. It always seems like a big hassle when you ask them questions and they always make an effort to make you feel extremely bad about buying an item from them. I won't ever tell them off, I just leave the shop extremely angry // 4. People who are always late. Often, I won't tell people I'm annoyed if they're late and I only get annoyed if it's every single time we have an agreement. We all have the friend, who is constantly late and honestly it baffles me. I always make sure to be in good time, because I think it's sort of disrespectful to be late and a waste other people's time. If you know you're always late, why not leave home half an hour earlier, it's quite simple. // 5. People who touch my computer screen. I'm a little OCD (note: very OCD) when it comes to having clean spaces and there's nothing worse than having a person put their dirty fingers on a clean computer screen. It makes me want to clean the computer screen instantly. And let's just ask ourselves: Why do you have to touch the screen? You can point to the screen, without it having to touch the screen. I know it's quite irrational and my friends tease me so much about it and I fully accept it, as it is weird. However, none of my friends actually dares to touch the screen. 

So that was some of my pet peeves and as you can tell it's things I passionately hate when people do, however life is too short to focus on the negative things, so I always make sure to let it go (leeeet it goooo). Do you have any pet peeves?

Saturday, 18 April 2015

Recipe: Fastelavns Boller (Danish Cream Buns)

I'm a little late on posting this recipe (two months late to be exact #badblogger), but I thought since these cream buns are traditional in Denmark, I would share it with you guys anyways. So, Fastelavn or Shrovetide is a tradition, which has its roots in Denmark from before the reformation. Denmark is not the only country who celebrates shrovetide, it's actually a Catholic tradition and so most countries, which either have been or still are Catholic in Europe celebrates this day. Originally, Fastelavn was the beginning of a 40 day long fast. At Fastelavn you would eat and enjoy all of the foods you wouldn't be able to eat the next 40 days. 

Today it's more like a carnival for kids. Kids will dress up and knock on people's doors and sing songs, where they often will be handed some candy (much like Halloween). In schools kids often beat a barrel full of candy with a bat, sort of like a piƱata. 

Whenever, it's around shrovetide there will be cream buns everywhere in bakeries and so I wanted to make my version of them and they turned out delicious. 


Ingredients (4 buns)

Choux Pastry
  • 1 deciliter of water
  • 50 grams of butter
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • 50 grams of flour
  • 2 eggs
Vanilla Cream
  • 2 deciliters of milk
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of maize starch
  • 2 egg yolks 
  • 2 deciliters of whipped cream 
Blueberry jam
  • 75 grams of blueberries
  • 2 tablespoons of water
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar


Vanilla Cream

Now, I would make the vanilla cream firstly because it's nicer, when it has been in the fridge for a little while. Whip eggs, maize starch, sugar and vanilla sugar in a bowl. Heat the milk and bring it to a boil. Put the egg-mixture into the milk and constantly stir the mixture for a few minutes. Let it cool down. While its cooling down whip the cream in a separate bowl. When the vanilla cream is completely cooled off, then turn the  vanilla mixture into the whipped cream. 

Choux Pastry

Boil water and water in a pot. Add sugar, salt and flour and stir it constantly for approximately 2 minutes.  Let the dough cool off and stir it once in a while. Break one of the eggs in and mix it completely before you put the second egg in. Now, form four buns with a tablespoon on a baking sheet. Bake them at 200 celsius degrees for 30-35 minutes. Do not open the oven whilst they're baking or else the pastry will collapse. 

Blueberry jam 

Cook the blueberries, the sugar and water for approximately 2-3 minutes and let it cool off. 

The final steps

Make sure the buns are cooled off or else the cream mixture will melt and go everywhere. Cut the buns in two halves and at a layer of blueberry jam to the bottom and put a nice amount of cream and then add the top. 


This is a recipe with quite a lot of steps, but the result is absolutely delicious. I love choux pastry and I love these cream buns. It took me approximately an hour to make all of the different parts of the recipe and then of course there is some waiting around whilst the buns cool off, so make sure you have a lot of time if you decide to make these. 

I hope you guys are having a lovely saturday! 

Saturday, 11 April 2015

A Low-Carb, Protein & Nut Butter Haul..

I recently found a shop, which only stock niche foods and of course I was intrigued to try some of the things. Being the foodie I am, I always like to try out new food and taste new versions of everything. So I thought I'd show you some of the things I got. 


1. Organic Soybean Spaghetti  & Organic Black Bean Spaghetti 

These are low-carb spaghetti options and I love my carbs. I could eat spaghetti, bread, potatoes and rice morning, lunch and dinner. Realizing I was eating too many carbs was a huge step for me and so I have been looking for some different types of substitutes for my beloved carbs. I'm looking forward to trying these bean based spaghettis.


2. Questbar Protein Bar Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

I work out quite a bit and so I like to either drink a protein shake or eat some sort of protein bar after my workout. Now, I remember seeing a certain youtuber (who shall not be named) saying something like if you want to look like a man, you should eat these protein bars. Well, the woman isn't educated (and a full-time BS-talker #shadehasbeenthrown) and if you're scared to eat protein bars, because you are scared you're going to look like a bodybuilder, you really shouldn't worry. You will not get a masculine physique just because you eat a lot of protein, it will help your muscles grow, but if you, like most women, don't have the genes to build muscles like a man, then chances are you won't (surprise, science wins over nonsensical talk. every. single. time). 
These are really cool, as you can make chocolate chip cookies out of them. You break the bar into two pieces and shape the cookies and then you put them in the oven for three minutes. Easy and delicious! 


3. Carley's Organic White Almond Butter

I have seen a lot of people eating and using almond butter these days and of course I was curious. I love my almonds and I eat almonds almost every day. I'm going to use this in smoothies and as a spread on bread. 

4. Carley's Organic Cashew Nut Butter

I haven't really heard any one talk about cashew nut butter, but I thought "I love cashew nuts, I'm going to love this". And so I added it to my basket. I'm also going to use this one as a spread as well as in smoothies.  


5. CarbZone Low Carb Tortilla Wraps

Did I mention I looooove carbs. I bought these, as I think tortilla wraps in general are a little bit boring in taste and so it couldn't possibly be any more boring. I'm going to be making a lot of lunch wraps with these. I'm making a lot of Mexican food these days and so these will be absolutely perfect.

6. CarbZone Low Carb Penne 60% Protein

I love the fact that these are high in protein and apparently some famous ski dude love the low-carb diet, hence the weird picture of a man in skiing gear on the packet. I can't wait to try these pastas out. 


So, it's not like I'm going on a complete low-carb diet, as I don't like to feel deprived from foods I like to eat. I would never be able to cut a complete food group out of my diet, but there's nothing wrong in cutting down on something you think, you eat too much of. I like to try new things out and I look forward to trying all of the things. 

Have you tried any of the above things?

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Music At The Mo..

So, I'm going to try out a new kind of post.... drum roll.... a music post. I listen to music all the time and whenever I'm on the go (which is 80% of the time), I listen to my Spotify playlists. I love whenever bloggers make lists of their favourite music, as I'm always on the look out for new songs to add to my playlists. 

I'm the sort of person, who doesn't really listen to what is on the charts, as most of the music doesn't really appeal to me. However, I have grown up with a dad who has a huge cd collection and to this day I still love to discover new old music. So here are some of my current favourites. 

1. Moby - Porcelain (Play - 2000)



2. ODESZA - Say My Name (2014)

3. M83 - Wait (2014)

4. Grizzly Bear - Two Weeks (Veckatimest - 2009)

5. Sleep Party People - I'm Not Human At All (Sleep Party People - 2010)


What are your top 5 songs at the moment? 

Saturday, 4 April 2015

The Spring Tag..

Sorry, I have been a little absent from the blog, but I have been insanely busy and ill lately. I'm the type of person, who don't take time off when I'm ill, as I feel like I will miss out on important things. I'm without a doubt a workaholic and I'm always on the go and so when I haven't been at work or university, I have been trying to get well and trying to get a little sleep. Also this is the month my work released our Android app and launched a new campaign, which meant a lot of marketing had to be done and so I have had my hands full. 

I thought I would do the Spring Tag, as it's fun and there is a chance I have a clear enough head to actually write something useful. So, let's get this tag cracking. 


1 . What three colours remind you of Spring?
- Green, pink and white.

2. What is the first thing you add to your Spring wardrobe?
- A classic trench coat. I think coats are so important, no matter what time of the year it is. However, when spring time comes around you can actually ditch the winter jacket and opt for something a bit more stylish. A trench coat or a leather jacket are my favourite choices for the spring.

3. What is the first item that you ditch from your wardrobe to make it more Spring-like?

- I just cleaned out my wardrobe and the first thing that was thrown out, was a wool dress with a turtleneck. Let's be honest turtlenecks are in theory cool and hipster-ish, but in reality it just insinuates your double chin - not a look any woman should go for.


4. What are your ultimate nude and bright lipsticks?

- I used to be the biggest lipstick fan, but I haven't really been into lipsticks for a long time. If I had to choose it would be Nilens Jord No. 724, a natural lipstick in a light sheer pink colour. A bright lipstick I love is Nars Love Devotion, a sheer orange lipsticks, which will suit almost everyone. I mostly like to wear a bit of lip balm most days, as I feel there's a sexiness to bare lips.


5. What is your signature Spring fragrance?

- I wear Escentric Molecules 01. It smells very clean on me and very unisex. If you have been reading my blog for some time, you'll know I prefer unisex and slightly masculine scents to the stereotypical feminine floral scent. I can spray this on my skin, without breaking out, which is very rare to me. I usually break out whenever my skin gets in direct contact with perfume.


6. What do you add or drop from your skin care routine?

- I add SPF. I know you should be wearing SPF all year round. But as a student I get to uni before the sun comes up and leave uni, when the sun has gone down. My skin reacts horribly to almost every sunscreen out there. My skin starts to hurt and little bumps and eczema will appear, which means I have to go into a eczema treatment asap. If you're also very reactive to sunscreens, I can recommend Kiehl's Ultra Light Daily UV Defence SPF50, it's honestly the best sunscreen for sensitive girls and the only sunscreen I haven't had a reaction to. 

I usually drop all the purifying masks, as somehow sun just makes my skin clear up like nothing else, so all of the sudden these seem unnecessary.

7. Do you change your hair up in Spring?

- Not really. All year round I let my hair do its own thing and add a few curls with a straitening iron. I have wavy hair, that tends to frizz. So I always use hydrating shampoos and conditioners, I use oil on my hair and let it air dry.

8. Are there any exciting beauty releases that you can’t wait for?

- I try not to get caught up with trends and beauty releases. I know what I like and I don't run down to my local beauty department to get a hold of things. I have pretty much the same beauty routine every day and have had the same look the past year, because I'm very particular and decisive, so I don't tend to try too many new things out. Also I prefer natural beauty products and natural beauty brands don't tend to overhype their products the same way conventional brands hype theirs.


9. What are your three favourite nail colours for Spring?

- Again I'm very particular. All year round I will wear three colours: Liquirice from Essie, a classic black nail polish, which will go with everything. Urban Jungle by Essie, a gorgeous guava colour, which will go with everything. Sadly, this was limited edition and so I don't think this is available anymore, but Essie should make it permanent as it's the most beautiful colour ever. Lastly, Nilens Jord in Soft Rose, a see-trough pinky colour. If you have ever had shellac nails in a see-through colour, this gets pretty close to the same result and just makes you look put together.


10. Who do I tag?

- I tag everyone who wants to join in the fun. 

I hope you guys are doing well and you're heaving a wonderful easter. 

Saturday, 21 March 2015

My Favourite Essential Oils..

I love doing DIY beauty products and to make your own products, you often have to add a scent to make them smell good. I own quite a few oils and whenever I go to my local health store I always browse their selection. Now, when you pick out an essential oil you have to keep in mind you will be diluting them, because essential oils have a really potent scent, so don't be frightened by that. Also you need to keep in mind a little goes a long way and some of these can work as a miracle wonder while others just adds a scent. I will go through my favourite four essential oils and talk a little bit about their purposes. 


1. Tea Tree Oil 

Tea tree oil can be used as an anti-bacterial agent when you're making products. You can make an antibacterial spray and dilute it with some water. This can be sprayed on pillows, in shoes and can be used as a sanitizer for hands. No wonder The Body Shop made a whole Tea Tree range. It can basically be used on different places that tends to gather bacteria or bad scents. Also tea tree oil has been used in a lot of acne products and so this could be used in skin care products to clear up skin, this I haven't tried yet, as I haven't ever had acne.  

2. Sandalwood Oil

I love the scent of sandalwood, as it just smells really manly to me (Rumour has it Brad Pitt smells like sandalwood). I always gravitate to more unisex and masculine scents rather than the stereotypical feminine scent. This has resulted in a perfume collection, where all of my perfumes are made for men or are unisex and yes, women can wear mens perfume without it being weird. I use this in my DIY perfume, which is just a little bit of almond oil and a few drops of sandalwood. 


3. Lemon Tea Tree Oil

I love the scent of Lemon Tea Tree in lip products, which I always put in my DIY lip balm. I like the freshness of Lemon and so I always put citrus-like scents in my lip products, as it's just really pleasant to sniff throughout the day. This I wouldn't make a perfume out of, but for skincare and for lip products this gets a huge thumbs up from me. If you want to check out how to make your own lip balm, press here.

4. Lily of the vally Oil 

Lily of the vally is my absolute favourite flower. I love the scent of them and they are quite rare in Denmark, but they always used to blossom in front of my childhood bedroom window. I use this when I make my own perfumes and it's just very fresh and very appropriate for Spring. If you want to view how you can make your own perfumes, press here. I also use this, when I want a scent in my DIY saltwater hair spray, the recipe for this will come up on the blog soon.


So, this was a tiny walk through of my favourite essential oils and how you can use them. I have a lot of DIY projects on their way and I'm just adjusting a few things in their recipes, so they will be perfect. Do you have any favourite essential oils?

I hope you guys are having a lovely weekend? 

Friday, 13 March 2015

Another Natural Beauty Haul..

Hi guys, so I'm basically becoming a shopaholic these days with all of these beauty hauls. However, I have finally emptied some of my conventional products and so I've slowly started buying products, which haven't got loads of bad ingredients in them. 

I started buying products without bad ingredients approximately a year ago and though that seems like a long time, I am the type of person who stocks up on products (I literally have three big drawers filled with unopened products). So it has taken me quite some time to get through the products and I wasn't going to throw them out, as that would just be absolutely ridiculous to throw out unused products, not to mention a complete waste of money. 

The most important things to me are the products for my face doesn't contain parabens, alcohol (pure alcohol, not the fatty kinds) and preferably no perfume. I have really dry skin and I suffer from eczema, so I have to be quite weary about what I put on my face or else I will break out and if you have ever had eczema, you will know how sore you skin feels, when you're having a break out.


1. Korres Mild Cleansing Gel For Sensitive Skin - For Face and Body 

Ingredients
"Aqua, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Sodium Coceth Sulfate, Coco-Glucoside, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Glycerin, Betaine, Laureth-7 Citrate, Disodium Lauryl Sulfosuccinate, Allantoin, Benzyl Alcohol, Coco-betaine, Decyl Glucoside, Disodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Epigallocatechin Gallatyl Glucoside, Gallyl Glucoside, Glycerol Oleate, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Panthenol, Parfum, Phenoxyethanol, Phenylpropanol, Potassium Sorbate Propyl Gallate, Sideritis Syriaca Extract, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Cocoamphoacetate, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate & Tocopherol"

My Thoughts
There's so many ingredients in this and the only ingredient that worries me is Parfum. This is without mineral oils, no petrolatum, no silicones, no parabens, no propylene glycol, no ethanolamines, no synthetic dye, no phthalates, no polycyclic musks, no alcohol, no retinol, no animal by-products and have not been tested on animals. 90,7% of the content is natural. 

It's no secret that I am a huge Korres fan. The Greeks really know their skin care. This is made for people with sensitive skin and I might as well say it straight away; this is my holy grail makeup remover. I have used this for about three years and it removes all signs of makeup on my face and it doesn't make you skin feel tight or dry. I always make sure I have a stock of this cleanser, as I literally can't live without it. The scent is absolutely gorgeous. I love all of the scents Korres products have, but this is my absolute favourite. It's suited for hypoallergenic people and I suffer so badly from allergies and I have extremely sensitive skin and I haven't reacted negatively to this. 


2. Kiehls Ultra Facial Mousturizer

Ingredients
"Aqua, Squalene, Glycerin, PEG-100 Tearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Butylene Glucol, Triethanolamine, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbitan Oleate, Carbomer, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Stearic Acid Cera Alba/Beeswax, Myrisstyl Alcohol, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis/Sweet Almond Oil, Apricot Kernel Oil, Tocopherol, Persea Gratissima"

My Thoughts
My parents bought this to me as a gift, as they know I love Kiehl's. To me, Kiehl's is my skincare gods. They just make amazing products and I have yet to be disappointed with their products. This is such a nice moisturizer and it makes my skin soft and hydrated for a long amount of time. I use this on top of an SPF, just get covered from the sun. There's no scent to it, which is my preference and just feels very light on the skin. It's easy to apply makeup on top of it, without it looking too greasy.


3. Simple Kind To Eyes Revatalising Eye Roll-on 

Ingredients
"Aqua, Butylene Glucol, Panthenol, Niacinamide, Cucumis Sativus Juice, Hydrolyzed Lupine Protein, Sorbitol, Medicago Sativa Seed Extract, Glycerin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Ethylhexylglycerin, Pantolactone, Algae Extract, Citric Acid, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Xanthan Gum, Tetrahydroxypropyl Ethylenediamine, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Methylparaben, Phenoxyethanol, 2-bromo-2-Nitropropane-1, 3-Diol, Sodium Propylaparabem, Potassium Sorbate"

My Thoughts
I haven't tried this eye roll-on yet, but my hopes are high on this one. It's rated a 2/10 on the EWG website, which means the ingredients are quite good (0 means hazardless and 10 means really bad). As you can see there are parabens in this eye cream, which is something I usually avoid, however I'm a little ambivalent on the subject of parabens. Parabens was originally used as a better substitute to preservatives and since parabens has gotten a really bad name the past couple of years, some brands will use the original preservatives, which are worse than parabens. So when I see a cheap brand like Simple use parabens, I'm not really concerned, as that's probably the best way, you can make sure a cheap skin care product can last a decent amount of time, without going the old-school route. So, when I say I prefer products without parabens I really mean products without preservatives, which basically means that it won't have as long a shelf-life, but that just tells me that it's more natural. 

It has a metal tip which I love, as I think that should have a cooling effect on the eye area and I need that in my life. I have really bad under eye circles and so I apply eye cream day and night to make sure the area is hydrated. Also, if you don't have a lot of money to spend on skin care, but still want a somewhat natural skin care routine, Simple is definitely a great choice. The products are really budget friendly and a lot of bad ingredients are cut out. I bought this on ASOS and if you're not based in the UK or USA, that's a great way to get a hold of some of their products. 

4. Urtekram Day Creme Nordic Birch

Ingredients
"Water, vegetable Oil Products, Glycerine, Shea Butter, Jojoba Oil, Aloe Vera, Apricot Oil, Almond Oil, Corn Tarch, Evening Primrose Oil, Birch Sugar, Birch Leave Extract, Horsetail Extract, Perfume (Plant Extract), Polysaccharide, Bisabolol, Citric Acid, Magnolia Bark Extract, Vitamin E"

My Thoughts
I had my hopes up really high for this product, as I love Urtekram. All of their products are organic and this ways made for dry skin, which is my skin type. Now, I was going through a really bad skin phase and I was breaking out and getting dry skin, which was due to the moisturizer I was using (Curious? Dr. Hauschka Quince Cream made me break out like a bi-atch). This moisturizer does hydrate your skin, but it just sits really weird on my skin and I couldn't apply makeup on top of it, without it starting to smolder on my skin and that's definitely not a good look. So I quickly stopped using this as a day cream and started using it as a night cream, because smoldering creams are just an absolute pet peeve of mine. 

The scent is gorgeous and it does actually makes your skin look gorgeous, however I wouldn't repurchase it, as a moisturizer shouldn't smolder when you apply it and so that's the great downfall of this moisturizer. 


5. Simple Kind To Skin Repleneshing Rich Mousturizer 

Ingredients
"Aqua, glycerin, Caprate, Polyglycerol-3 Methylglucose Disearate, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Stearyl Alcohol, Panthenol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Bisabolol, Pentylene Gycol, Sodium Lactate, Lactic Acid, Serine, Urea, Sorbitol, Pantolactone, Allantoin, Stearic Acid, Laureth-7, Sodium Chloride, Citric Acid, Disodium EDTA, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, 4-Methylbenzylidene Camphor, Polyacrylamide, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Methylparaben, Sodium Hydroxmethylglycinate, Propylparaben, BHT" 

My Thoughts
This moisturizer is a 4/10 on the EWG website for bad ingredients, however when I check some of the ingredients that EWG says is in it, it's not the same list as on my moisturizer, so it's potentially better than a 4. Again there's parabens in this Simple product, but as I wrote above I'm not too concerned about it. This moisturizer is the bomb.com. It's so inexpensive and it actually does what it advertise. I do prefer the Kiehl's over this, but I think it's amazing value for money. I haven't broken out from it yet and there's really nothing bad to say about it. There's no scent in it and none of the ingredients in it has been derived from animals, so thumbs up for that. 


So that was a short introduction to some of the products I got. I will be reviewing some of the products, when I have used them for a decent amount of time. I'm also considering to do an empty product post, as I have finished quite a lot of products lately. Let me know if you want to see that.

I hope you guys are having a wonderful weekend and hopefully you have as much sunshine as we are experiencing in Denmark at the moment! 

Saturday, 7 March 2015

Saturday Morning..

Saturday mornings are my favourite. I love sleeping in, however since Spring is here it has become much lighter early in the mornings, which means I get up much earlier. I'm one of those people who cannot sleep unless it's pitch black. So I have a lot of time during my weekend mornings and what better way to exploit that, than making a big lovely breakfast. 

So this is basically the meal I make, whenever I really want to treat myself. When I lived in Scotland, my host mum would make a huge breakfast every sunday, which I wasn't used to, but I became converted after a little while. I'm aware it's not the most healthy breakfast, but sometimes it's okay to splurge. 


I start out with making some freshly squeezed orange juice. I had a lot of oranges which were about to go bad and so they were perfect for orange juice. I'm not really a fan of juices, as I just find them to be too sugary, unless they're made with fresh fruit. 

Then I made some good old scrambled eggs. This is three eggs and half a deciliter of milk. I only put salt on my scrambled eggs, as I think whenever you add black pepper to scrambled eggs, it begins to taste more like an omelette. 


Then I made some turkey bacon and yes I eat turkey bacon and not bacon from a pig. I know the irony of being a Dane and not eating pig bacon. However, I think the taste is pretty much the same, however the calorie difference between the two are the thing, which has me converted to turkey bacon (honestly, if you haven't tried it, you need to grab your bag and find some right now!). I cannot rave enough about turkey bacon. 

I also added a gluten-free bun to eat, as I find eggs and bacon can be really fatty and a piece of bread can make it less overwhelming. I baked gluten-free buns the night before, basically as an experiment to see if I could make gluten-free buns, which taste like normal bread (I succeeded!). 

The tablets I take are fish oil tablets, which are really a big help for me, as I suffer from eczema. When you have eczema your skin is often dry and when your skin gets really dry, you will break out in eczema, so I use the fish oil tablets to add some fatty oils to my skin. I take two of them every day. The black tablet is an acai tablet. Acai has been labeled as the world's healthiest berry and so I thought I would try out the tablets, as the berries aren't widely available in Denmark yet. 


And there you have it; a perfect saturday morning breakfast meal. Let me know if you want a recipe on the gluten-free buns and/or a review of the acai tablets. 

Now, let me know; what kind of breakfast do you make when you make a big breakfast? 

I hope you guys are having a wonderful day!

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Recipe: Broccoli & Potato Soup..

Whenever, you have a lot of left-over, half-used vegetables, you don't know what to do with - throw it in a blender and make soup. I love soup all year round and I only eat homemade soup, as I think the ones you buy are too fatty in their taste. I love the true taste of a vegetable and so this is something I do often, as I don't want to let the vegetables go to waste. 

This is literally a no fuzz and so easy to make and you can make it within 10 minutes. This is also great for your skin and nails as it's packed with the vitamins from the vegetables. 


Ingredients

  • 1/2 a broccoli 
  • 3 potatoes which are cut in half
  • 4 deciliter of water 
  • 1 glove of garlic
  • 1 tablespoon of curry

Instructions

Firstly, you cut out the broccoli and potatoes into small pieces. Afterwards, put them in a blender with the water and garlic. Heat a pot with a little bit of coconut oil in it and add the blended mixture into it. Heat it on a medium heat and add the curry. Taste it once in a while and add more curry if you want a more dominating taste. 


Look at that amazing green colour, it's just a yummy bowl of pure goodness. I love the taste of broccoli and potatoes mixed together and it's a great way to avoid throwing out vegetables. You can add a piece of bread to it, if you want to, but the soup it's quite filling on its own.

I hope you guys are having a wonderful day!

Saturday, 28 February 2015

Recipe: The Flower Power Pizza..

As everyone else; I am obsessed with the Hemsley & Hemsley sisters and everything they represent. After watching about a trillion of their TV appearances and reading every article about them I could find; I decided to finally make their Flower Power Pizza. The flower power pizza is special, because the base is mostly made out of cauliflower - say whaat? I know, it's mostly made out of a vegetable, as a healthier alternative to the regular flour based pizza. 

As you probably know, I have been trying to cut down on eating too many carbs. I used to eat pasta and bread with everything, but as I have discovered there's really no need to. To be honest this doesn't taste exactly like a normal pizza, but it is delicious none the less. I have replaced some of the ingredients in the recipe for more widely available and cheaper alternatives. 


Ingredients for base

  • 140 grams of cauliflower
  • 1 egg white
  • 50 grams ground almonds
  • 40 grams of buckwheat flour
  • 1/2 of a teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1/4 of a teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda 

Ingredients for tomatosauce

  • 3 garlic gloves
  • 2 chopped tomates
  • 1 can of tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
  • 2 teaspoons of dried oregano
  • A pinch of salt and pepper
  • 1/2 of a teaspoon of dried chili flakes 

Ingredients for topping

  • One mozzarella ball
  • 5 teaspoons of basil pesto 
  • A small handful of fresh spinach 

Instructions for base

Grate the cauliflower with a hand grater into rice sized pieces. Mix it with all the other base ingredients with a spoon until everything sticks together. Spread the dough onto a baking sheet, with a diameter that's approximately 30 centimeters. Bake it in the oven on 190 celsius degrees for about 15 minutes and then take it out and flip it and bake the other side for approximately 5 minutes. 

Instructions for adding sauce and topping

Heat the coconut oil in a pan with chopped garlics for about a minute - make sure the garlic doesn't burn. Add the chopped tomatoes and the can of tomatoes. Add the oregano, chili flakes, salt and pepper and let it cook for a approximately 4 minutes at a medium heat. 

When the base has been baked you add the tomato sauce to the base and tear the mozzarella ball onto the base. Place the pesto sporadically onto the base and bake it in the oven until the cheese has melted. When the cheese has melted, take the flower power pizza out and tear the spinach on top of it. 


And there you have it; a delicious pizza with a lot of healthy ingredients. I really like this version of a pizza and it will definitely impress your friends. Obviously, you can decide whatever toping you would like to put on the base, this is just my personal preference. It does take some time to make, so this is definitely not one to make if you're in a time crunch. 

Are you just as obsessed with Hemsley & Hemsley as I am? And have you tried a cauliflower base pizza before? 

I hope you guys are having a wonderful day!