Food crazy

Cookbooks

I have turned food crazy. Bought two new cooking books (cheap at the Book People). But tonight I made two new recipes (not from the books above though.

I made mexican corn on the cob with parmesan and chilli and a Butternut squash & Ginger soup. Butternut squash is my new favourite after my sister-in-law did it when we visited last time. It’s divine.. I even treated myself for a beer.

Jon reckoned the soup was too hot for him (it had chili powder in it). More for me and hello lunch tomorrow!

 

Window pic.

Weekend update with Caroline Waddell

Caroline

So another weekend passed. Back to work tomorrow and that makes me as cheerful as always. It’s not really that I don’t like work it’s just that there’s a lot of stuff up in the air at the moment, and I can’t wait for things to settle down a bit. Then there’s a few stuff on my private agenda that’s occupying my mind at the moment, my sis’ wedding in a couple of weeks time not to say the least. Here’s some pics that describes my weekend.

Bicycle bell

Reflection in bicycle bell

I finally bought a new bell to my bike, after the horn was stolen. This is huge, apparently a remake of a classic bell.

Plants
I also bought a new plant, and replanted my herbs, basil and mint.
Carrot bread
I was a busy bee in the kitchen on Friday and made carrot bread. Turned out really nice if I may say so myself.
Starter; garlic soup with croutons Garlic soup

Starter, Garlic soup with croutons…

Butternut squash pasta

Main was baked butternut squash with cream flavored noodles. Mmmmm….

I was too full to take photos of the dessert, but it was just a few scopes of Ben & Jerry’s caramel chew.

Running routine mess

Really annoying, did not manage to get up this morning either for a run. Fell asleep straight away again. But it’s not like it’s easier to get up 2 hrs later either. HAVE to try to get up tomorrow. I want to run every other day, that’s the routine I am trying to get into. I have been  trying for a few weeks to go register at the local sports center and pay-as-you-go to spinning classes and pilates. It hasn’t happened yet. It is SO difficult when you go home first, and not straight from work. I will go tomorrow though. Friday afternoon. Do a bit of spinning.
I have done my 10 days of diet now. I did cheat and had a cookie last night, but I chose to and I did not get ill so all good. I have lost 10 kg all together now, which feels really great.
But as I told my sister and niece when Skyping to them the other day; It is just proof of the boring city I am living in, when I can go for a total of 20 days without eating or drinking during the summer months! I would never have pulled that off in Gothenburg. There the temptation of a Barbecue and drinking wine by the river every evening during May thru to Aug/Sept is too big. This is just ridiculous.

Evening run instead

Yes! We did go for a run, in the evening and not morning, but we still went for a run TODAY. And we did not hit a bad time either even though it was the first run in ages for Jon and I am still on my diet and haven’t been out for a while either.
Speaking of the Lemonade diet. I do believe it’s a brilliant diet. People around me have expressed concern about the whole not-eating-thing, but it is just for 10 days. You don’t die from not eating solid food for ten days, besides, I am getting what I need through the lemonade and I am drinking plenty of water. The biggest proof for me that this diet is not harmful, is how I feel. If I was starving myself and my body lacking – I would not feel this good.
But saying that, I am really looking forward to eating soon. I think that’s probably why I’ve become so obsessed with my new recipe book on the computer. I have finished putting all my fav recipes in there. That’s were they will all go from now on. Only recipes I like and eat on a regular basis. It’s fabulous. And inspiring. I hate when we get into a routine and make the same food over and over again. BORING.