Monday, October 31, 2011

I believe in being strong when everything seams to be going wrong

Picture borrowed from Fashion Geek. There is only one Audry and she knows just how to put it.

Monday Wisdom

Dinner for the week

I adore cooking on sundays. Preparing for a new week. For dinner I normally try to have something lighter, but still filling, filled with proteins and vegetables. Yesterday I made a vegetarian bolognaise. So simple. You will need:

Organic Olive Oil
Vegetarian minced meet (I used Quorn)
Canned tomatoes
Fresh mushroom
Fresh herbes (I used basil and parsly)
Sea salt and black pepper to taste.

Chop the garlic and lightly fry on a low heat in some olive oil. Add mushrooms and let cook for a while. Add quorn. When ready, add the tomatoes and spice it up to taste. Let it cook for as long as you can wait. In the add, sprinkle with the fresh herbs. For dinner, I wouldnt eat this with pasta, not even dinkel or full grain, so serve with some veggies (carrots and spinach are great. A simple, italian inspired hearty meal perfect for the winter season. Enjoy!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Zen Living

In the project of getting my apartment in order I am starting a new category: Zen Living. For all my projects in making my new flat my very own yogic,wellness, princess place. On my wishlist the Hermes tray!

Check of this lady for inspo:

Kitchen books

So this weekend my dear dear friend Anna has helped me to really get started with my aparment. Building all sort of IKEA furniture for me. My favorites are the books in the kitchen, to unpack my cookbook collection was just pure happiness!

Never Give Up

Picture from Gizmolinas. Love it! Never give up, never!

Lunchbox for Monday

Important to start the week with a good and healthy lunch. I had some brown rice left and even though its not my favorite for a salad, I really avoid to throw food out. We shouldnt! So in with organic spinach, rocket salad, fresh basil and parsly. Organic cherry tomatoes and some black olives. Dressing of some fresh lime, olive oil and herbal salt and pepper. Mix togeather. I will serve with som cottage cheese tomorrow for more protein. Simlple, yummy and in-expensive! Skipping my yoga class tonight to do the last recovery from my cold and just unpack a bit more. Sunday evening, lovely lovely!

Beautiful powerwalk

I looove Zurich Enge! So happy to live here!! The lake side here is just ideal for a sunday powerwalk!

Sweet and cunchy oatmeal from Healthy Crush

Found this amazing suggestion for oatmeal topping on my favorite blog Healthy Crush.

Almond milk, 2 pitteed dates, cinnamon, a drizzle of maple sirup and some pumpkin seeds.

I love oatmeal breakfast and especially during winter season.

Picture borrowed from healthy crush too.

Zenergizing green smoothie

From Kristins Raw Smoothies I tried the Zenergizing smoothie today. My new blender seams good!!

For 2 big glasses:

1 cup green tea

1 handful spinach

1 apple, chopped

1 banana, peeled and chopped

Fresh ginger to taste (the original recipie called for Nutmeg but skipped that)

Blend all ingeridents until smooth (takes a while to really get the spinach smooth) in a blender.

Enjoy your zen state of mind!

Lake Zurich

So beautiful

Chocolate fondants

Supersimple and superdelish! Melt 75 butter, add 100 gram high quality choclate (we used Callier 64%) and melt togeather til smooth. Wisk 2 organic eggs and 4 tablespoons of sugar fluffy. Blend all and fill 4 over prove cups. 200 degrees 10-15 min depending on your oven. Serve with a good vanilla ice cream and passion fruit. Chocolate happiness!

Dinner for 2

Organic carotts in different colors (avaliable at Coop) and fennel rosted in the oven with lemon, olive oil, salt and pepper. After 15 minutes, add fresh salmon and finish. Serve with a spinach salad and wine!!

Lunch at Juice Market

Again! The halmoumi salad is also a great chioce. Love a saturday in the city!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

The Small joys in life

An old favorite from Gizmolinas. Reminder - its the small things that makes life big!

Welcome home

While saving up for a Vitamix - I got this blender for 49.90 CHF insted of 140 for my Coop märklis. Tried the first breakfast smoothie (not raw or vegan but yummy) - some natural yoghurt ,frozen rasberries and bananas. Review of the blender to follow.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Weekend shopping

Picked up loads of organic food and organic roses at Coop tonight.

Organic pumpkin, carotts, sweetpotato and rosemarine to make a nice soup (was inspired by the soup of the day at Juice Market where I went for lunch today).

Milk, blueberries, banana, lime and spinach for smoothies (finally got a bleder today!!)

Grapes, fine food fresh dates and swiss choclate for nice weekend snacks.

Grapefruit, local organic ham, milk and full fat Philadelphia cream cheese for weekend breakfasts.

I love love love fridays, the whole weekend ahead!

Juice Market

Best place for a friday lunch? I already wrote about Juice Market but its a clear favorite.

The graved salmon on zucchini pancake with sourcream is your best bet. Well worth its 29.50.

Also great for juices. Austinerstrasse 22 near Bahnhofstrasse. At lunchtime a reservation can be a good idea. Juice love!

Friday dinner

Good thing to prepared when comming home from work around 20 quite uninspired and hungry. I made a red lentil soup with lemon on sunday and froze in portion bags. Dinner in 3 minutes (microwave), toped with some fresh broccoli and fresh parsly.

Saturday breakfast

When I visited my lovely friend Elin in Amsterdam she made me the most amaing breakfast. WE woke up a bit after 8, biked to a bodybalance class and the came back and had a candle light breakfast. Scrambled eggs with spinach, tomatoes and avocado and a smoothie with berries, banana and soy milk. With coffee and nice music. Maybe something for tomorrow? Happy Friday! Love S

Thursday, October 27, 2011

101 ways to get healthier

When lacking time to blog you can always borrow wisdom from others. Excellent list from my favorite Healthy Crush:

Status: Cold, tiered and uninpiered

Still sick, tiered and drained of energy. The quote above is needed these days.One of my favorites! From Gizmolinas

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Slightly better...

Working with a cold is never ideal - but will try to stay calm and drink lots of tea today. Starting the day with a green tea with fresch ginger and actually a Berocca! Sometimes its allowed to cheat a bit for a quick energy fix.

By the way, this is my new balcony view. I love love love it!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Not so Zen...

Past out in bed with a cold! Sleep is really the best cure for everyhing so good night everyone. Tomorrow is a new day!

Picture borrowed from Gizmolinas.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Brunch at Hiltl

55 CHF for Hiltl buffet + brunch goodies like yoghurt, homemade granola and pancakes. Procecco, Hiltl Juices and coffees and teas as you wish. Now thats a bargin in Zurich. Great atposphere and live music. I love sundays!

My kitchen window

Sunflowers - My flower!

Lunchboxes for the week

Organic raw rice, organic salmon baked in the oven with lemon zest, lemon juice and cherry tomatoes. Served in lunchboxes (3 for CHF 5 at Coop Stadelhofen and they are great!) with organic spinash, olive oil and some herbal salt. Not bad for first try in the new kitchen! However, note to self: Get black pepper TODAY! Monday Love S

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Power Y tank

The Lulu lemon reviews continues. The Power Y tank one is my favorite from Lulu. I believe its 52 USD to order online.This grey color is from the latest collection. This top is great for yoga and offers good support also for bodypump and spinning. A new work-out week to start with a lunch run tomorrow. Good Night!

Simple sunday dinner

Organic spiniach, cherry tomatoes, yellow peppers and some organic local parmaham typ of ham (but swiss). Lemon, olive-oil and frenchmustard makes a superfast vinigrette with some herbal salt. Delish!

Just amazing

This day has just been the best!

Sunday mornings

Candles, fresh cold air from the balcony. Reading, blogging, foam-bathing, unpacking, drinking yogi tea, booking brunch at Hiltl and dinner planning for the week. I LOVE! And listening to Elin Sigvarsson one of my absolute favorites! Love her album Cookatoe Friends.

Picture: Excellent from Shiny Yoga as always.

Friday, October 21, 2011

I am here!

In my new apartment! I dont think anything has made me so calm and happy and totally balanced in a long while. Yes I am sleeping on an Airbed from Interdiscount, all my things are in boxes and needs to be ironed, unpacked and washed, and need to buy all new furnitures, all new food and everything is just a mess. But still. Its just pure happiness. Looking so much forward to blogging from here!

Picture borrowed from Gizmolinas

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Sunday dinner


For the best veggie food in town! And the best location, atmosphere and service!
This time I had the buffet with tofu salad, green beans with walnuts (they are just the best!), sellery salad, sundried tomatoes and loads of fresh spinach. Finished off with ther chai, delish and perfect for weeknights.

Hiltl Sihlstrasse 28, 8001 Zurich