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Tabbouleh and Houmous

We rarely eat or make Greek or Turkish food. However, tabbouleh and houmous are two very fresh and delicious dishes that are easy to make and which you can eat different things with. We ate some falafel with ours. We didn’t make the falafel ourselves this time since we didn’t have enough time (too hungry 🙂 ) but we have in the past. And we would recommend you make your own even if it is a bit of work.  Continue reading

Crunchy Granola Bars

These crunchy granola bars are perfect as an afternoon snack before training or as something that will give you some energy (and carbohydrates) straight after training.

The bars can also be eaten as an afternoon snack when you need extra energy or in the morning to get you started. It is important to have a regular intake of energy to ensure that your blood sugar is constant. If you don’t, you might feel fatigued. The risk is then that you eat something unhealthy just to get that extra energy fast.
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Peanut Power Bars

These peanut power bars are perfect before, during, or after training. They are packed with carbohydrates and protein, as well as sodium and fats, so are ideal for an active lifestyle. You can add some protein powder (soy, whey, or whatever you prefer) in place of the seeds if you want more protein as well.

They are really delicious, and you can alter the flavours by changing a few of the ingredients. Another nice touch is to melt some chocolate and drizzle that on top, or dip one end of each bar in the melted chocolate and allow to set – sometimes you need that extra sugar kick! 😀 Continue reading

Our Weekend, Week 7

So, a long wonderful week in the sun has sadly come to an end.

We went out for a long ride on Friday. It was the perfect weather, about 25°C in the sunshine and not too much wind. We had planned to do a 100 km ride (and Jason’s ride). The feeling of getting out in the fresh air and to move your muscles was particularly great this day. We know that we had a 4 hour ride in front of us and we were stopping for lunch halfway, as well as having our raspberry and mint rice cakes along the way.

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Sofi enjoying her raspberry and mint rice cake 🙂

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Jason enjoying the last of the sunshine.

The first part of the ride was quite flat, but then we got to a long climb, about 7 km long. The rest of the way was downhill and then flat. We were not the only ones thinking the weather was great for cycling, when we stopped for lunch we saw a large group of female cyclists.

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Nice bendy roads up into the hills.

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Sofi testing her legs out of the saddle.

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Back on quiet flat roads along the canal back home.

In the evening we went enjoyed the sunset from the roof with a bottle of Cava before going out for dinner at an Italian restaurant. The perfect way to end our week.

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The sun disappearing behind the clouds before finally disappearing behind the horizon.

Yesterday, (Valentine’s day! ❤ ) we got up early to see the sunrise and were saddened by the fact that we were going home to the cold again 😦

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We then had to pack up our bikes and head to the airport. When we came home we were very tired and made a quick dinner before bed.

This morning we had a lie in and then we have spent the whole day unpacking our bikes, preparing what to make for dinners next week, doing our weekly shopping, and making bars, granola, and kimchi. We made two different types of bars, both of which will be on the blog tomorrow.

For dinner tonight we made Korean steamed buns with sticky tofu, kimchi mayonnaise, kimchi, and pickled cucumber and radish.

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We hope you have a good week,
/Sofi and Jason

Gluten-Free Vegan Flapjack

Flapjack is an ideal snack, whether it be to have with a cup of tea or an on-the-go breakfast. And this recipe makes a delicious flapjack that is gluten free, vegan, and delicious! 😀

The recipe is incredibly quick, and the thing that takes the longest time is waiting for it to cool once it comes out the oven. You can easily adapt the recipe as well, to suit your own tastes or to vary things a little if you make them regularly. Continue reading

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

Mid-Week Catch Up – Week 5

Gosh, it’s Wednesday already! I feel totally unprepared to write this post, as the days this week have flown by already. We haven’t been up to much, but we have certainly been eating 🙂

On Sunday we made a delicious pie, with three types of cabbage: Brussels sprouts, purple Brussels sprouts, and white cabbage. On Monday we made our yummy noodle soup (although we replaced the tofu with more vegetables). Yesterday our friend Sanna came over for dinner and we made pizzas and a deliciously-moist chocolate cake for dessert. Today we made our quick Asian salad. Tomorrow and Friday we are planning some more new dishes though, with some corn pucks and roasted vegetables on the menu tomorrow.

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As said, we haven’t been up to much at all, but we have started to plan the agenda for our week in Spain a bit more. We plan to do five rides with the week totalling about 300 km, with one ride up Sierra Espuña (about 1500 m climbing) and one ride of over 100 km.

We plan on blogging while we’re there, and will try a vegetarian restaurant, as well as making our own food. I think we might try a few new portable food recipes as well, so keep an eye out for them. We made some rice balls the other day, but need to perfect the recipe.

DSC05949Tomorrow we are going to town to see what the local shop has in the way of women’s bib shorts (as she needs another pair), and then it will be a session on the turbo trainer for me 😀

Fortunately the snow and ice has all melted here, but now it’s raining, and that’s not fun 😦 So we are really looking to Spain and the spring beyond that. One of the things we are most looking forward to is probably going to Italy to see the Giro again! We will be going with my mum, who also loves cycling, and we booked all our hotels yesterday.

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Hope you all have had a good week so far and that we all get to the weekend soon!
/Jason

Mid-Week Catch Up – Week 4

This week we’ve both been feeling very tired, and have been going to bed exhausted most nights. So we thought we would see what we could do to ensure we didn’t carry that tiredness into our working days. So we’ve started with a meditative yoga session every morning. I (Jason) usually do some sort of yoga, stretching, or massage in the morning, but Sofi doesn’t. Next week I think we’ll make it more of an active session and maybe even do a session in the evenings before bed.

We’ve also gone back to eating porridge so we have a good source of slow-release energy. We usually eat porridge, but sometimes we mix it up during the week and have cereal or yoghurt. We’ve been making some more vegetable juices as well, rather than pure fruit juices.

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Yesterday we had a nice green juice, although it was just the cucumber that was green! It consisted of 3 carrots, ½ cucumber, 2 oranges. Really good, and the cucumber gives it a really fresh taste 🙂

Today’s juice was the red devil above, which consisted of 3 small beetroots, 2 carrots, 1 apple, 1 blood orange. Absolutely delicious, and packed full of nutrients!

We will compile a list of juices soon to release as one large post, but in the meantime, we’ll keep posting some here and some on Instagram. You follow us on Instagram, right?

 

Unfortunately winter has decided to come back to Gothenburg this week, with more snow, some of which has settled. It wasn’t too slippery yesterday though, and I am planning on having a run at lunch today with some of my colleagues.

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We’ll need fuel for both of these rides, and are planning to try out a new recipe for on-the-bike snacks, so keep your eyes peeled!

We’re thinking about going to the cinema Saturday afternoon as well…any tips?

Hope you have a good week,
Jason

 

 

Spicy Roasted Brussels Sprouts

After seeing Angie’s recipe for roasted Brussels sprouts with paprika last week, we couldn’t wait to make our own, because they looked and sounded delicious!

We love Brussels sprouts (especially Jason) and we want to try to prepare them in different ways and not just in the way you eat them normally. The Brussels sprouts in this recipe take no time to prepare and then it is only to put them in the oven for 15 mins. Continue reading