Monthly Archives: April 2015

Our Weekend – Week 16

So, we skipped one weekend post 🙂

Last weekend we were both not feeling well and spent the weekend mostly indoors. We managed to get out to have a birthday dinner with Malin and Evan, but then we recovered on the sofa the rest of the weekend. And the rest of this week has been all about illness and recovery as well 😦

This weekend has been a little bit better and today we could finally go out for a short ride in the sunshine.
DSC06952On Friday we met our friends Sanna and Srdan after work. We went out for dinner and afterwards we went bowling. That was great fun! Neither of us were especially good but we had a good time and that is what matters 🙂 Jason got the most points and then it was quite even between the rest of us.

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On Saturday we went to town to have brunch at Le Pain Francais. It was Jason’s work that had invited all employees and family. The brunch was delicious and I always eat too much 🙂 After the brunch we walked around town and different shops. When we came home in the afternoon we were both really tired so we just made some food and relaxed. We have also started to grow some sprouts and have started with alfalfa 😀 We’ll use these in salads and other dishes, and hope to grow lots more varieties as well.

And today, like I mentioned before, we went cycling. The weather has been warm and sunny for a couple of days and today was the same. What can be better than to get out and get some exercise and enjoy the sunshine. We took one of our favourite routes down the coast to Särö. After cycling there and back (60 km) we had some fika in the sun before coming home again.

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Now we are watching the Amstel Gold Race and enjoying what is left of this Sunday.

Next week we both hope that we will be back to training as normal again. We are both running the half marathon here in Gothenburg in one month and it is about time to get started on the training! We are also hoping that we will be able to do some nice rides as well next week.

Until then, have a great week!
/Sofi and Jason

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Cauliflower Pizza – Gluten Free

As some of you may have read, we were in England this past week and my sister Jasmine (of Shedding the Wheat) cannot eat gluten. When we were discussing what to have for dinner, we had all heard of cauliflower pizza and had wanted to try it, so that’s what we did!

It was incredibly simple to do, and didn’t take much longer than a regular pizza base (seeing as you need to leave the dough to rise normally). We decided to have roasted vegetables on our pizzas, and me and Sofi had cheese on ours, but my sister had hers without as she doesn’t eat dairy products. Continue reading

Our Weekend, Week 14 – Easter

So we arrived safely in England and have enjoyed our Easter weekend. 🙂

We arrived Friday evening, after a nice start to the day in Helsingborg, and ate dinner before going to bed – the hill repeats had really tired us out. On Saturday morning we were all planning on going for a ride (me, Sofi, my sister Jasmine, and my dad), but I was feeling a little bit unwell still, so opted to set up my pedals and stay at home instead while they went for a ride. (Sofi’s ride, my dad’s ride, Jasmine’s ride.)

After our ride, me, Sofi, and Jasmine went to Kingston for a bit of shopping and then went to see my grandpa (my mum’s dad), and we took him to Claremont. We had a nice walk and spotted a few different birds 🙂 In the evening we made cauliflower pizza. It was delicious and a recipe is coming soon 🙂

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On Sunday we went for a ride together to Seale and back, although a different way there to last time, up a tough hill to give Jasmine a little challenge. She did very well, and it is nice to see her getting more confident on each ride. (My ride, Sofi’s ride, Jasmine’s ride, my dad’s ride.) After the ride we watched the Tour of Flanders on TV and had a family lunch/dinner for Easter and for Lesley’s (my dad’s girlfriend) birthday. It was a really nice afternoon catching up and enjoying the good food my dad had cooked.

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On Monday, we went to Portsmouth with my mum and Jeremy (her husband) for some outlet shopping 😀 Sofi finally replaced the purse that she bought from the same shop last year but was subsequently stolen a few months later, so she was extremely happy! We ate lunch at Brasserie Blanc, which was absolutely delicious. After we were done shopping, we went home via Guildford to pick up a few other little things. In the evening we went out for Indian food with my mum, Jeremy, Jasmine, and Nick (my sister’s finacé). I think we might have eaten a little too much…but that’s ok every now and again 😉

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Today me and Sofi went to London for the day. Being a history lover and seeing as she is teaching her students about WWI at the moment, Sofi wanted to go to the Imperial War Museum. I hadn’t been since I was a little boy, so it was really interesting to go again now (I think they’ve redone a lot inside since I last went as well). After the Imperial War Museum, we went to lunch at Sticks n Sushi, a Danish sushi restaurant that Sofi had been wanting to go to for a long time. The food was really good, and we would both recommend it. (Unlike me, Sofi actually ate some of the real sushi and she said it was the best sushi she had ever eaten!)

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After lunch, we walked around London, stopping at the Rapha Cycle Club store to get Sofi’s cycling shorts, and we also had fika and caught the end of today’s stage from the Tour of the Basque Country. Sofi was in Rapha heaven, and I think we were lucky to escape without a million purchases. 😀 We then walked through Mayfair to Hyde Park, where we enjoyed the open space and soft grass underneath our feet before heading back to Waterloo to catch a train home.

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Tomorrow we’re cycling to my friend in Basingstoke, about a 100 km round trip, and then we are planning on riding a few hills on Thursday and having a nice pub lunch out on our bikes. It’s then back to Sweden (to Helsingborg to stay at Lisa and Tommy’s again) on Friday (we might get a short ride in in the morning though 😉 ), and then we’ll head back to Gothenburg some time on Saturday afternoon. Holidays never seem to be too relaxed with us…but I guess we do call ourselves “active” beans!

We really will try to put some recipes up soon, but sometimes there is far too much going on! We hope you all had a nice Easter break, and got to enjoy the good weather (if you had some).
/Jason and Sofi

Good Friday

Today we are flying to England!

However, we are flying from Copenhagen and went down yesterday to Helsingborg to see my sister and Tommy. Today when we woke up we had a nice and filling breakfast and then we drove to Pålsjö skog (forest) to do some hill repeats. The weather was warm and sunny and it was a sweaty session.

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Now we just had some salad for lunch and will get ready to take the train to the airport in Denmark.

See you in England next time and have a happy Easter!

/Sofi and Jason