Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Moving on...

Fixing, packing, doing sun salutations, getting organized, listening to Amos Lee...and moving to Zürich tomorrow! Time for a new adventure! Amazing song below:

Swedish hard-bread "Knäckebröd"

This summer I had alot of time for things and projects you don't normally find. One of them was baking hard-bread, one of my snack and weekend-breakfast favorites. After trying several recipes this one is by far the best, from Annas Food, a very classical swedish cookbook that I just love. It was very easy to make and they are superyummy and good for you. 100% homemade so you always know exactlly what you give to your body.

For about 20, follow the recipie below:

50 grams of yeast

5 dl of water (room temeperature)

1/2 tablespoon of salt

1/2 kg (one liter) of rye flower (organic)

2 dl of all purpose flour

Mix yeast and water. Add the rest of the ingredients. Mix togeather (preferably in a Kitchen Aid or similar). Leave overnight. The next day, split into 20 pieces and use a rolling pin to form thin round breads. They are only supposed to be 1-2 mm thick! Use a fork to "pickle" them. If you want, you can sprinkle them with any type of seed that you want.

Bake off 10-15 minutes in 250 c degrees. Voila! Enjoy!

Great breakfasts

So I am back from a just amazing birthday weekend in Berlin with my family. Lovely! However not very zen. Time to get back on track. Starting already at breakfast time. I looove green smoothies and think they are an amazing way to add more greens to your diet. However, since I am normally very hungry in the mornings, I tend not to have them for breakfast. Instead, in true swedish spirit, I always start the day with some oatmeal, ecological yoghurt, fresh berries if avaliable and some nuts or seeds (in this case pumpkin seeds, great for you since they contain so much zink). And a large cup of green tea. Yummy.

But back to the green smoothies. Regardless if you have them for breakfast, snack or a light dinner, they are so good for you. The video clip below is a great introduction on green smoothies and juices by 2 of my favorites Tara Stiles and Kris Carr (writer of the Crazy Sexy Diet):

Monday Love

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Oh and before I forget - Green smoothie of the day!

Strawberries, organic spinach, spirulina powder, banana and soy milk - very yummy and creamy! The classical green smoothie is not supposed to be mixed with anything else than water but soy milk makes it soo good. And adds good veggie proteins.

Smoothie- love, SARA

Off to Berlin...

..for the weekend! Hope to try some organic yummy food and smoothies along with culture and enjoying the sun! My last vacation weekend! Bye summer and hello work! Love and bis montag :)

Interesting by Tara Stiles

About teachers and guides in different areas of your life by Tara Stiles.
Picture: Lake Zürich in July

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Tuesday Love

Picture borrowed from Shiny Yoga. Makes me happy!

My spot -Zürich

This spot on this bridge by Zürich Bahnhof is very special for me. I have been standing here so many times the last year and its always been my place to stop, reflect and just assure myself that everything will be fine and that no matter what I do or where I go I will always be ok <3

Fixing and packing and getting organized

A memory from this amazing summer. Today its all grey and I am starting to pack for my new adventure while apartment surfing. iiiii.

Affirmation day 3 (from CSD again): I am so frickin cool and delicious and pretty and witty and sharp! I love every inch of me! Who wouldn't?

Love, S

Monday, August 22, 2011

Affirmation day 2

So keep flipping through "crazy sexy life" by Kris Carr. The second affirmation of her 21 day cleanse is: I love my thighs. My skin is beautiful. My organs are healthy and powerful.

Love, S

Picture: Me at the Evolution Yoga convention in Hong Kong beginning of June. Amazing amazing experience!


Morning yoga routine that you can easily do in bed to wake up your entire body. By Tara Stiles.

Namaste and good night <3

Monday wisdom

Picture borrowed from my favorite Shiny Yoga.

Hip Tranquil Quick

My next bookorder! I just discovered Kimberly and love her site and blog, tranquillity du jour.

Monday love, Sara

Sunday, August 21, 2011

The Crazy Sexy Diet

This book is just amazing no matter if you choose to adapt the whole vegan concept or not. Kris Carr's story is so inpiering! Batteling cancer with top of the line nutrition and a mindset stronger than steel. Inspiering! I had forgott about this book but picked it up along with the rest of my belongings in Hong Kong. I really recommend it to everyone for a very inspiering story.

The book also contains a 21 day cleanse that contains 1 affirmation a day. I am not in the mood for a all vegan green cleanse but the affirmations are great. First one: I am capable, confident, intelligent, resilient and in charge. Health and happiness are my birthrights and I accept with gratitude.

Love, Sara

Lulu Lemon

While in Hong Kong I discovered Lulu Lemon, an athletic wear unlike any other. Just look at their manifesto above! (click for a larger image) In addition to a great brand philosophy, their clothes are just the best. You can slip into anything, even a simple pair of tights and just look and feel fab. I seriously doubt that I will ever buy any other brand. Love love love it!

www.lululemon.com is a great way to get a hold of their stuff from Europe. Also with a nice blog, Q&A on yoga and other inspiering material.

Airyoga Zürich

So many practical things to arrange when moving to a new city. I am starting my new job September first and still needs to book both flight ticket and find accomendation. A new city also means that I need to find a new yogastudio. By recommendation I have heard that Airyoga is supposed to be among the best ones in the city? They have a trial package, 3 classes for CHF 75 that I will get started on as soon as I get down to Zürich. Exciting! Also, they are arranging different workshops that I am really looking forward to try.

September 3d is my first saturday in Zürich and then Petri Räisenen is hosting an Asthanga Yoga Workshop. Its fully booked but I am on the waiting list. Fingers crossed!

Sunday beauty

Picture borrowed from shinyyoga.com

Summer Joy - Green smoothie

Green smoothie perfect for the summer - recipie by Victoria Boutenko.

Mix 6 large peaches with 2 large handfulls of spinach and water. Tadaaa. 2 large large servings.

Smoothielove, Sara

A new chapter and a new blog

I am leaving my amazing adventure in Hong Kong and moving to Zürich.
Oh so sentimental but beyond happy. Hong Kong gave me the time of my life, amazing friends for life, and so much wisdom. Made me grow, laugh and love. However, its time for a new chapter. A new job. A new city. New experiences and moments. And a new blog. Hope to share my journey with focus on yoga, healthy food, hiking, travelling and living here. Love, Sara

Picture: Me on my yogatrip to Bali this easter

A journey of a thousand miles must begin with one single step

Picture borrowed from Gizmolinas