Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Recipe: Green Chicken Curry..

I love Thai food and I went through a period where I ate Thai food at lunch every single day. One of my favourites is a good ol' green chicken curry. I love any kind of curry, but green curry might be my favourite. It's spicy and really rich in flavour. I recently found green curry paste at my local asian product store and I had to try it out. 


Ingredients
  • 70 grams of chicken
  • 1 can of coconut milk
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 potato 
  • 1/2 a deciliter of soy beans 
  • 1 small onion
  • Rice
  • 1 1/2 a teaspoon of green curry paste


I start with cooking the chicken in some coconut oil. While the chicken is cooking I prepare the vegetables. I cut the potatoes in very thin pieces, as they take quite a lot of cooking before they become soft. I sliced the onion roughly and sliced the carrot. When the chicken is cooked I just throw the vegetables in the pan and let it cook for 5 minutes at a high temperature. Be careful it doesn't burn. Then I put the coconut milk in and the green curry paste in and let it simmer for 20 minutes. While the sauce is simmering, you can cook the rice. 


And there you have it. It can take quite some time to make this meal, but it is so worth it. You can also make a big portion of it and freeze it. It's really spicy and so you have to be careful with the green curry paste, because a little goes a long way.

I hope you liked this recipe and please comment if you decide to make it! 

Saturday, 25 October 2014

New In: Wooden Platter..

I have declared my love for wooden things many times on the blog and wooden kitchen ware is a trend I love. I recently found this lovely platter in my local grocery store and it only costed 24 DKK. This is made from acacia tree and I think that it's such a gorgeous type of tree. 

I firstly saw wooden kitchen interior at my aunt's house. Her husband is an architect and he found some wooden plates on the internet and even though she thought it was a silly thing to buy, he insisted on it. It turns out he was spot-on trend with the wooden plates and ever since I saw them at their house, I haven't been able to stop thinking about wooden decor. 


I'm going to use this platter for salt and for garlic, which are two ingredients I reach for quite often (pictured below). I think it looks really nice and rustic. My parents actually gave me a set of plates to match this platter and they're also made out of acacia tree.


I love small details in interior and so I can get extremely excited about a small thing like a platter. This may seem odd to some, but if you're like me, you know how happy you feel when you find something that's just right!

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

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Recipe: Low-fat & Low-salt Popcorn..

I am such a snacky person and the problem with that is you're going to eat too much everyday. So I have tried to incorporate some healthy and healthier options in my repertoire. This one is in the healthier section. Who doesn't love popcorn? I think it's probably one of my favourite things to eat whilst watching a good movie. Sadly, the microwave popcorns are filled with an excessive amount of fat and salt and so I have made a recipe where you control how much you want to intake.



Ingredients
  • Organic popcorn 
  • A generous amount of Coconut oil
  • salt


Firstly heat a pot and put the coconut oil in. The reason why I use coconut oil is that is has a high smoke point, which basically means the heat doesn't destroy its beneficial values the way it destroys oils with a low smoke point. Put the popcorn in the pot, when the coconut oil has melted and put a lid on it. When you can hear the popcorn are starting to pop, you have to shake the pot regularly until there's approximately 5 seconds between the pops. If you keep it on longer at that point, the popcorn will start to burn. Put them in a bowl and put as much or as little salt on them as you please and desire.


And there you have it; a much healthier version of popcorn. I try to eat as healthy as possible, but sometimes it's okay to spoil yourself with treats. I really like the fact that the popcorn are a lot less salty and fatty, but if you're a huge fan of the traditional popcorn, it will take some time to get used to these.

I hope you guys are having a lovely day!

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Basic How To: Dried Fruits & Nut Mixture (Healthy Snack)..

I've mentioned before that I'm the world's biggest snacker and one of my favourite things to snack on is dried fruit and nuts. I always carry a small pot of my favourite mixture and I eat them in-between breakfast and lunch. I'm not the only one who loves his nut mixture, as some of my uni friends purposely sit next to me to eat from my nut mixture. 

I snack on nuts because even though they're quite fatty, they're filled with the good kinds of fat. I have extremely dry skin and I used to have eczema, when I was a child, so the oil combination in my skin is  different from most people. A thing which really can help skin issues; is what you eat. I have to eat foods with essential fatty oils such as nuts and fish. 


Ingredients

  • 200 grams of hazelnuts
  • 200 grams of organic raisins
  • 300 grams of bananachips 
  • 250 grams of almonds


The instructions are pretty simple, all you have to do is empty the bags of nuts and dried fruits into a bowl and mix it. You can store it however you want; I use my Mason Jars (surprise!). The trick is to just buy a selection of dried fruits and nuts that you really like and you really want to eat. 

My little pot of dried nuts also prevents me from spending my money in the cantina at my uni and prevents me from buying sugary things. If I'm hungry I will crave surgery food, which I'm trying to cut down on, as it obviously isn't healthy and often sugary foods will make feel really tired and grumpy. So for everyone's sake I eat nuts instead of. 


And there you have it. This is such an easy and healthy snack you can keep in your bag wherever you go. It's much cheaper to make the mixture yourself than to buy the ones from the supermarket. So it's healthy, it's simple, it's economical and it's delicious - there really isn't any excuse not to make this mixture. 

I hope you guys are having a wonderful day!

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!