Saturday, April 23, 2016
The driving exam went pretty good, so thats great =p To celebrate me and my family went out to eat at an indian restaurant in Bergen called Lille Taste of Indian, located in Marken =p
I ordered the dish called Degree Channa, with chickpeas, mushrooms and curry sauce. It was served with rice =p They other ordered non-vegan food. It was yummy and had a spiced taste, but without being spicy. I would have liked it a bit more spicy though, but then again I'm kinda unfamiliar with indian food, so I'm not sure how it's supposed to be like xD Think I'll try something different next time though, because it was yummy, but not superyummy for my taste =p
It was a quite cosy place though, and the woman serving us was wearing an indian dress or sari or whatever it's called that was very pretty =p
We had a nice time together, and I like to go out and eat and test out new places and dishes, so I hope we will do it more in the future =D
Monday, April 11, 2016
When we arrived in Alicante we took a taxi to the Malia hotel 10-15 minutes from the airport. It was very cool with palm trees and the beach there :D
Sunday, March 13, 2016
Sunday, March 6, 2016
Yoyo. Had some leftover tomato puree i wanted to use, and some black olives, so why not make tomato soup and black olive tapenade then :D (actually i made the black olive tapenade yesterday and had leftovers today, but it was yummy together so heck why not xD)
For the soup i used:
Alphabet pasta (other pasta also works)
Basically i just boiled the ingredients until the pasta was done :p and ye i didnt measure the ingredients xD
For the olive tapenade i used:
This i blended. Also here i didnt measure.
This tapenade is perfect on roasted bread with vegan margarine on :D
Very delicious :D
Saturday, February 20, 2016
Yesterday me and my brother watched deadpool together on cinema :D it was a great movie filled with laughter, love, action and superheroes :D we both loved it :D i recommend everyone who like these kinds of movies to watch it because it was epic!!!! :D
Sunday, January 3, 2016
Started this day with a banana-raspberry shake made of frozen bananas, water and home made raspberry jam =D Very yummy =D
I also ate some leftover strawberry yoghurt from oatly (i prefer alpro) with müsli =p
Biked 10 minutes on my stationary bike and did some strength exercises today =p Time to hop in the shower now before i leave =p
Personally i plan to try and eat healthier, aka more cooked meals and vegetables, and less instant food such as cookies, chips, cakes etc. Lately i've not been cooking enough, and i keep snacking on nuts and stuff.
I also want to train more, get stronger, healthier, better condition, more toned etc =D Aka looking and feeling great.
Eventually i would like to voluntair also. There are so many people and animals in need, and i would like to do something good for others =D
I also plan on getting my driving licence in the beginning of 2016, in februar or march or so =p
Hope 2016 will be a good year for everyone =D
Thursday, December 31, 2015
For my birthday i went out on the restaurant Hot Wok to eat =p I ordered dish 48: Vegan Gong Bao. I assumed it was vegan due to its name =p The dish was stir fried veggies in spicy sweet chili sauce, topped with cashews =D It was really delicious, and it also came with rice on the side which was nice because it was quite spicy (which was good cuz it was labelled as spicy =p)
It was really a lot of food too, even i had struggles eating all (but i did) xD
I've eaten there before too. Then i ordered 46: Vegan chao Mein, which was woked noodles with veggies and soy sauce. That dish was kinda disappointing because it was mostly noodles and almost no veggies, and i also had to use more soy sauce because i'm a soy sauce addict and it didn't have enough =p Would like it more if it had more veggies and maybe some spice too =p
If i go there again i'll order the 48: Vegan Gong Bao again, or maybe do some adjustments to other dishes (although i prefer doing it the easy way, ordering from what is on the menu xD).
After eating i went to cinema and watched James Bond Spectre =D It was a nice movie with lots of explosions and action and stuff =p I liked this movie ^.^
After the movie i went home and watched Star Wars 4 with my family =p We are doing a slow Star Wars marathon (1 movie/day) this xmas, so we're grabbing every oppertunity to watch one =p
I also got some nice gifts =D A necklace, ear rings, a cutting board, jogging pants, jogging t-shirt, thug kitchen cookbook, cutting equipment, a donation in my name to an animal sanctuary and sponsoring to get my eyes checked and get new glasses =D Thanks everyone for the nice gifts and for making me have a nice birthday =D <3
Friday, December 25, 2015
I'm still alive, even though it doesnt seem like it from my posting frequencies xD
So yesterday i celebrated xmas with my family. As usual norwegian tradition i made xmas rice pudding or whatever it's called in english for lunch, made with porridge rice, soy + coconut milk, vanilla powder, sugar, and grounded almons. With cinnamon, raisins and vegan margarine on top =p Very delicious =D
They got a new vegan margarine in Norway now that was actually whiter than my rice pudding as you can see on the picture, which i found a bit funny, cuz normally the margarine/butter is yellow =p
Also my vegan rice pudding was darker in color than my families non-vegan rice pudding =p
After eating we visited my grandparents for a short while before we drove back home (or i drove back home because i'm training for my driving licence). Then i prepared the nut roast that i would have for dinner. I used the recipe that i always use on veg-veg their sites, except i used some more nuts, regretting i didn't make even more =p Guess i'll write the ingredients on my blog so i have it here for later =p
200 g mixed nuts (i used cashews, brazil nuts, almonds, peanuts, walnuts)
100 g crumbled bread
1 chopped onion
2 chopped garlic cloves
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 tablespoons flour
1 tablespoon spice mix (i used paprika, cloves, ginger, pepper, chili, garlic, nutmeg)
1 cube vegetable bullion
1,5 dl boiling water
salt and pepper
So i did the nuts and bread in my food processor until it was chopped into pieces, sauted the onion and garlic in the oil, then i added all the ingredients in a bowl and spiced it as much as i wanted, then did it in an oiled bread shape, covered with aluminium foil, and baked in the oven on 180°C for about 1 hour.
Next to the nutroast i had boiled potatoes, brown sauce, mashed rutabaga, mushrooms, onions, brussel sprouts, and lots of soy sauce =p
After eating we opened the presents.
A purse, 2 different cooking books, vegan chocolate, tvp chuncks, mini cake shapes, touchscreen gloves, lavendel smelling candle light, hand soap, sweater, pizza pan, circular glass shape, power plug thingy, huge pillow and cash =p
Pretty nice gifts, i'm very happy for all of them =D
After opening gifts we wanted to watch the movie "The Holiday". Sadly we didn't have the dvd in our house, so we tried streaming it. Sadly internet wasn't in a very cooperating mood (slow and falling out), so we could watch about 10 minutes before we had to load it for like 5 minutes to continue watching it, so we only got 49 minutes into the movie before we gave up xD
It was a nice xmas for me and i got a lot of cool stuff that i wanted, yummy food, and i had a nice time together with my family =D I hope everyone else had a nice xmas aswell =D
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Vegan yoghurt (optional)
Put ingredients in food processor and blend =p Enjoy =D Very delicious, healthy, easy and fast =p Can also be made with different berries =p
Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Ingredients (with +- my use in paranthesis):
Onion (+- 0.5)
Garlic (1 clove)
Tomato (+- 1/4th cuz that's what i had, would have used more if i had more =p)
Cauliflower (+- 1/2 kinda small)
Chinese cabbage (+- 1/3 small)
Black eyed beans (+- 1,5 dl, other beans or lentils can also be used)
Canned tomatoes (1 400g can)
Tomato paste (+- 1 tablespoon)
Sugar (+- 2 teaspoons)
Bullion cube (1)
Spices (i used pizza spice, oregano, thyme, paprika, fresh basil, salt)
Water if needed
Boiled potatoes (i had like bit less than 500 g maybe?)
Vegan margarine (1-2 tablespoons)
Plant milk (i used oat milk, dunno howmuch though)
Salt and pepper
Chop veggies in small pieces, saute them and add canned tomatoes, tomato paste, bullion cube, sugar and spices (i added my basil at the end). Add water if needed. Simmer for a while then add beans (add earlier if not cooked). Make mashed potaoes (i guess everyone knows how to). Taste if they both taste good and add more salt or spices if needed. Pour the tomato sauce in an ovenproof dish and distribute the mashed potatoes on top. Here you can have some vegan cheese on top for extra yumminess =p Into the oven on 200°C for like 20 minutes or more =)
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
|Polenta with vegetables|
|Macaroni with sauce|
|Chana masala with rice|
|Chocomousse (even though it doesn't look like it xD)|
Nom nom nom =D
Thursday, June 18, 2015
But i couldn't enjoy the beautiful weather to the fullest.
I feel lonely.
When i lived in Belgium i had my bf to do stuff with, going places and just talking with. Now i don't have that (except for my family ofc, but that's not the same :x). I'm quite shy and i rarely take initiative to start talking or doing stuff with people, i wait for people to contact me and invite me on stuff. I'm also not the most fun person to be around. In groups i wait for my turn to talk most of the time, which somehow almost never happens, or i have the awkward moment where i talk at the same time as another person (which is rude of me to do), or i simply don't know what to say or i don't dare to say anything, so i stay silent and just listen to what the other people has to say (this happens most frequently). It's a bit better when i'm just with another person since it's easier to get space to talk then, but sometimes then too i don't know what to say.
I've joined a lot of facebook groups where on some of the groups i am invited on events (when they invite all the people who are in the facebook group). Sometimes i go, sometimes i don't go. It's atleast nice for me to know whats going on nearby so i can decide if i want to join or not, even if i don't know any people there. So since i'm back in Norway i've joined a lecture about climate challenges on the university, watching the movie "Pride", going in the Rainbow march (Pride march), and meeting other vegans couple of times. On the lecture, the movie and in the march i was alone. On the vegan meetings i'm part of the group, and it's nice to getting to know them a bit.
|From the Pride march|
I've also started talking a bit more on facebook. Not a lot, but more than nothing. Normally i just "liked" stuff xD I've also started adding some other vegans as friends on facebook, even though i've never talked with them before, and after i add them i still don't talk with them xD
So if anyone is in the mood feel free to send me a message on facebook or on this blog xD I like chatting with people, i just don't like taking initiative, so i appreciate every time anyone sends me a message and talks with me =D
Friday, May 22, 2015
We have 6 shelfs in total, so 1/6 of the shelfs were out of date (and probably more than 1/6th of the food since i had to squeeze stuff into the out of date shelf).
When people find products that are past the "best before" date (but otherwise seem fine) there are different kind of reactions:
- throw it in the trash
- use it (after reassuring that it still is fine)
If the products however looks, smells or tastes wrong, it should indeed not be consumed and should be thrown away. Also be cautious with the "to be consumed within: date", because this food might make you sick if eaten after this date. "To be consumed within: date" is mostly used for flesh though, so vegan food is mostly safe eating after this date if it seems to be in fine condition. My family compost food that has gone bad so it will turn back into soil where we can grow new food, and i recommend composting for everyone who has the possibity to do it.
Personally i don't understand the people who throw away fully eatable food once it's past the "best before" date. Depending on the food it can often be consumed several years after this date, although it's better eat it within days/weeks/months rather than years after this date =p Throwing away eatable food is just a waste of food and money. Producing food uses a lot of land, resources, water and causes pollution, especially the production of animal products, so to produce food just to throw it away is very bad for the environment. There are also a lot of people who are starving in the world, and even if eating or throwing away this out of date food won't have any immediate effect on these starving people, it seems rude to just throw away eatable food. If you don't wish to eat it yourself you could donate it to someone poor, who will appreciate having something to eat, even if it has been "best before".
People throw away too much eatable food each year, but this can be reduced by planning so you don't shop too much food, correct storing, being aware what should be used from what you already bought, and by being creative in ways to use this food. Old bread can become bread crumbs, bruchetta, crutons, toast, pudding and more. Old bananas can become milkshake, banana bread, smoothie etc. Old apples can become apple cake/pie/crumble, apple sauce/jam, smoothie etc. Plantmilks can be used in puddings (breadpudding?), pancakes, milkshare (mix with the old banana =p), cakes (applecake?) etc. Vegetables can be used in soups, stir fry, oven baked, lasagne, etc =)
By having all that's out of date in one shelf now me and my family have a better overview of what should be used first, and can plan our meals from that. I found some out of date products i could use to make bread, and since our previous bread was eaten, it only seemed natural to make a bread. Here are the out of date ingredients i used in the bread:
The out of date yeast (9th april 2015) in the fridge was sadly turned bad, so i used a fresh one instead and threw the old one in the compost. I mixed the yeast with 6 dl water, sunflower oil (april 2015), dark syrup (februar 2014), salt, wheat bran (kruskakli, july 2012), psyllium husk (june 2013), various seeds (linseeds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, poppy seeds (march 2006)), grated carrots, whole wheat flour, and white wheat flour. I mixed the ingredients together and let the dough rise for an hour or so, then i put the dough in bread shapes and let it rise for another hour. Then i baked the bread in the oven on the lowest rack on 200°C for 1 hour.
Everyone found the bread delicious, and it seems that i have to make more breads since i still have more of all the out of date ingredients =p Next time i'll put fewer seeds on top though and rather more inside the dough, since they fell off too easily.
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
These cookies contains oats and whole wheat flour, which is a nice source of fiber. This they promote on more or less all 4 sides of the box. It does also contain sugar and fat though, so it's not health-food, but maybe a healthier cookie-alternative?
The taste is sweet, grainy and a bit salty (and you can also taste the fat if you try to), and it seems like there's pieces of sugar, oats and salt that you encounter while eating these cookies, instead of it all being blended up into a homogenous mass. This makes the cookies more exciting to eat. The cookies are so sweet that they don't seem healthier, and maybe they aren't either if they have more sugar and fat than other cookies xD The pieces of oats helps with chewing resistance which is nice. These cookies would be nice to bring as a snack for outdoor trips, like walking, hiking, jogging or biking.
Since i often do the "let's try to be a bit healthier by adding whole grains, and try to forget about the amount of unhealthy stuff we add", these cookies are definitely within my way of doing things. They are also cheap, which is a bonus since i'm not really the richest person =) And of course yummy, which is quite important =D I'm happy to have found this vegan cookie in Delhaize. I feel that Norway has more availability of vegan cookies than Belgium (thanks to Sætre!), so it's nice to have found another cookie here that is vegan, especially since it taste like Bixit =D Will buy again if i find and if i feel like cookies xD i'm trying to be healthier, so shouldn't buy too often though xD