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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

Our Weekend, Week 5

It is Sunday again and time to see what we did at the weekend. Both me and Jason really like writing these posts, and we like that we will be able to remember how we spent our weekends in the future 🙂

I have been feeling tired all week, it seems that the cold I have had has not quite left my body yet. At the same time I know that I feel much more tired when I have weeks with little or no training. So, on Friday I decided after work that I needed a little turbo training session. An hour of climbing proved to be the best way to start my weekend 🙂

You should always listen to your body and if you are not feeling well you should rest. However, sometimes you need to give yourself some love in the form of training and that might be what you need to get more energized.

I have not been able to run for weeks because of my leg and it has been a bit sad for me since I love it. Next week in Spain I will try to go for a slow and gentle run and see if it feels better, I really hope so.

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Me before the session!

 

After training we made a delicious Vietnamese dish that came from Jamie Oliver’s magazine. It was a Vietnamese Bun Cha with sticky tofu and it was so good. It was also vegan and gluten free. We both loved it! And drinking a mojito with dinner only made it better 😉
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On Saturday Jason did a very early, but short session on the turbo trainer. After breakfast we then drove down to Helsingborg (south of Sweden). We were visiting my sister (Lisa) and Tommy. After arriving in Helsingborg we went straight to the ferry and took a tour across the sound to Helsingör, which is in Denmark. The crossing only takes 25 minutes and you can have some fika on the boat or go in the border (duty-free) shop.
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In Helsingör we went to Madame Sprunck and had brunch. A lot of food and all very good. Then we had a stroll around town before going back to Helsingborg.
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We then had some fika 🙂

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In the evening we made homemade gnocchi (with a sauce similar to this one but pine nuts instead of walnuts). My sister and Tommy are now making an effort to eat more vegetarian food which is really nice, After dinner we played Risk and I won!
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Me with the yellow, world domination!

Me with the yellow, world domination!

Today we had a nice long breakfast before driving to my parents’ for a short visit and lunch.

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We hope you all had a nice weekend!
/Sofi

Scones

These scones are perfect as a part of a nice brunch or just something to eat for breakfast. They are very quick to make and you can use different types of flour. Today I used whole wheat flour and graham flour. Swedes like to eat their scones with butter, jam or cheese, but you can eat them however you want 🙂 Continue reading

Banana Pancakes and a Morning Powerwalk

Today I went for an early morning powerwalk. I made myself a juice before going out.

I always need something before any physical exercise. If it is a low intensity exercise I don’t need too much, but If I was going for a run in the morning I always need to eat something before.

Today a juice was enough. I used 2 blood oranges an 2 carrots.
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It was very windy out today and as I was walking across the big bridge (Älvsborgsbron) here in Gothenburg it was extremely windy. However, I had a nice, winter view of the water 🙂

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Then I came home and made myself some delicious banana pancakes. They are so easy to make and a healthy, gluten-free option for anyone who loves pancakes.

You need:

1 ripe banana
2 eggs
salt
butter

1. Whisk the eggs and the banana together.
2. Add a pinch of salt.
20150117_1044093. Fry your pancakes in a frying pan.
20150117_1050084. Add some cream, ice-cream, quark, fresh berries, jam or whatever you like.
5. Enjoy!
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I used raspberry quark, blueberries and walnuts on my pancakes and it was delicious!
A very good way to start my Saturday 🙂

Have a nice weekend everyone.

/Sofi

 

 

 

 

 

Our Weekend, Week 41

We thought we would share the food shopping we do every weekend. This is a routine we started to have more time during the week to spend in the kitchen cooking together and to take away the stress you can feel of having to organise dinners during the week.

Every weekend we plan our dinners for the following week and go to the shop on Saturday or Sunday, depending on when we have the time, to buy everything we need. This makes it easier for us during the week when there is less time to plan and go shopping. If we both train after work we need to have a plan for what to eat so that we can just come home and start dinner right away.

So, we did our weekly shopping on Saturday morning.  This is what we bought.
DSC04784This week we wanted to utilise the seasonal vegetables, such as carrots, beetroots, parsnips and onions. Our planned dinners for this week include: bean soup, roasted vegetables with breaded tofu, beetroot burgers and of course some sort of pasta dish. We also bought ingredients to make tempura and dumplings for Sofi’s sister and boyfriend, Lisa and Tommy, who were here visiting.

As you can see, we have some things in jars already, and the lentils and oats are actually just to help restock our cupboards. We always have certain things in the cupboard and fridge, for example, oats, flour (whole grain and durum), sugar, lentils, rice, tinned tomatoes, beans, onion, garlic, salad leaves (spinach or rocket usually), herbs/spices (some dried, some in pots), olive oil, butter, seeds and nuts, and baking ingredients (just in case). We also always buy one or two packs of eggs per week – for pasta, omelette, baking, and so on – juice, and milk (Jason drinks a lot of milk).

After our shopping we went to the gym and did RPM (interval training). After a quick shower Lisa and Tommy arrived and we headed to town for a nice American lunch at Joe Farelli’s.

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Jason and Lisa at Joe Farelli’s

We then walked around town and did some shopping before having some fika (fika is a Swedish concept where you usually drink some coffee or tea and have a sandwich or cake). The weather was overcast but still warm enough to be able to sit outside.

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Tommy and Sofi having fika

After coming home from town we made dinner. Lisa and Tommy wanted to eat dumplings so that is what we did. We also made some tempura vegetables, recipes will come later.

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Jason and Sofi eating tempura

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Tommy, Lisa and Sofi

This morning we had a nice lie in and then we went to the sourdough bakery to buy some bread. We love having a long and big breakfast on weekends when you have the time to really sit for a long while and talk or read a magazine. At the breakfast this morning we also had some of our homemade granola which Lisa and Tommy really liked 🙂

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We hope all of you have had a nice weekend as well,
/Sofi and Jason

 

Crunchy and Delicious Homemade Granola

Granola is so easy to make and then you have a really crunchy, delicious afternoon/evening/morning snack. We usually eat our granola with milk, yoghurt or quark. You can add any extra fruit and berries that you like, that will only make the bowl of granola even more delicious. What you put in your granola is also entirely up to you. You can mix all sorts of nuts, seeds and oats.


Ingredients Serves 12-15 portions
Cooking time: 1 h 15 min

  • 300 g rolled oats
  • 150 g spelt wheat (contains gluten so leave out if you are gluten intolerant)
  • 100 g buckwheat flakes
  • 40 g pumpkin seeds (or other seeds)
  • 50 g coconut flakes
  • 60 g cashew nuts
  • 60 g walnuts
  • 100 ml extra virgin olive oil
  • 170 ml liquid/clear honey
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • Set oven to 120°C

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  1. Put all the dry ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. Use a pestle and mortar to crush the nuts into smaller pieces or chop them, and add them to the bowl.
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  3. Add the honey and the olive oil and stir until everything is mixed together.
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  4. Take an oven tray and spread the mix evenly on some baking paper.
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  5. Roast the granola for 15 min in the oven.
  6. Take it out and stir the mix to make sure it is roasted evenly.
  7. Put it back in to roast for another 20 min.
  8. Take it out again and stir again. Let it roast for another 20 min.
  9. Take it out and let the granola cool down completely on the tray.
  10. Pour the granola into a tin or glass jar.
  11. Enjoy!
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