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New recipe – body booster wrap

BodyboosterwrapWhen i make a new dish I always takes pictures and often share them on my facebook/instagram/twitter. This time I was asked for the recipe from several people, so here it comes – the recipe for my wrap of spinach pancakes with homemade mayo, salmon and avocado. 🙂

I did it – goal reached and bar raised

Holmekollen, Oslo at Color Me Rad
I actually did it in spite of obstacles 🙂 I ran my first official 5K – Color Me Rad (Oslo) last weekend and I loved it.

My time was 29 minutes and I’m proud because I started in the back a field of almost 2000 people, so I had to worm my way though the walking crowd. Then halfway we got a cup of water to drink and it was really cold so my stomach felt like it should explode but I ran. The only times I didn’t run were on the very steep hills so I’m very happy 🙂

I started running in the spring and if I can do it with challenges like dyspraxia you can do it 🙂 You just need to find the things that motivates you. For me it was the thought of being on the SUP board again on Bondi Beach with my surf trainer and learning to ride the waves without taking a bath 😉 Who know I might even get strong enough to surf a real wave.

Another thing is to find the right race to be the first one and in my opinion Color Me Rad is a really good race to start in because I didn’t just watch a lot of bags in front of me. Beside that it’s really funny to participate.

One goal reached and one thing more on my bucket list done 🙂 Now I’ve raised the bars and going to run for a serious 5K and later a 10K 🙂

Healthy food has to look great and taste like heaven

These last months I’ve been going through a lot of recipes (all clean living and paleo), The thing that struck me was that a lot of the pictured recipes looked grey and dead. Wonder why it is like that. No wonder people stick to what they know.

I don’t eat food just because it’s healthy. For me food has to smell good, taste good and look appealing. If I want to use a new recipe it has to be better than what I usually cook.

When I cook it’s like a dance that I love where I use my senses. I smell the food. Like when I shop f.ex. strawberries, I never buy them if I can’t smell strawberry. I always taste so the food is tasty. If you forget to taste the food often is bland. It has to look good so I want to eat the meal. For me an appealing look is colourful and nicely arranged.

11377198_10205956088073618_7236669379016976083_nThe picture is from yesterday where I celebrated a good result, so I made a 3 course meal. The meal was based on what I could find in the shop so it became: As appetizer green asparagus with serano, homemade paleo mayo on mixed salad. Then hot beetroot with feta, fresh spinach, walnuts, dried figs and a little mayo. For dessert it was chocolate mousse and fresh raspberries. The beverage was organic apple juice. All made as clean living and mostly paleo.

This was a good meal. Smelled good, looked good and tasted amazing.

How do I keep smiling

I’m often asked how I can keep smiling and focusing on the good in life with my past. And triggered from Laura Holbrook ‘s video yesterday about “learn to love what is even when it sucks” I’ll share my thoughts.

The question that pops up in my head, when people ask me “how I can keep smiling” is “why it’s possible to smile and be happy in the moment, while feeling overwhelmed by all the crap going on in life?” – It’s a choice I take every day when I wake up and it’s my lifeline to focus on the good in life. And yes I know that the autumn 2014 and until somewhere on my Australia trip, I was so overwhelmed by life. I know I’m not over it yet but now at least I know what I want and what to do :-)

I just know that by being grateful and enjoy the good stuff and the small fun moments, the things that sucks becomes so less overwhelming. I choose to remember the fun stuff like when 3 of the backpackers I lived with became creative when I asked for a picture with them. The picture is hanging over my desk at home. Thank you Harry, Ben and Sam I loved that moment 🙂

Most of the time I’ve to seek the moments of happiness. I’ve used time on finding the things that makes me happy. Like the surfing on Bondi – I just knew by instinct that I had to do it. And as icing on the cake it ended up being with @deanogladstone. He showed up to be an incredible decent and positive guy who took me out on the ocean, even though I’m “blind” without my glasses and with the challenges I’ve with the balance. It’s one of the rare times that I’ve met a person, who is so much more positive thinker than me and doing the clean living too. I still have so much to learn 😉

While staying in Sydney I often took the first train to Bondi beach and just sat on the beach watched life and the ocean. The feeling I got on Bondi beach, I’ve never tried before, and I’ve been on a lot of beaches. I just felt so grounded and it felt like home. That’s a rare feeling for me. To keep me remember that feeling both out on the water and on the beach, I’ve pictures over my desk at work and at home 🙂

I’ve a long list over what makes me happy and Bondi is #1 on my list. But right now I live on the other side of the world, so I just have to do what is possible in the moment – one day at a time 🙂 – Watching Bondi Lifeguards Rescue one of them and I’ve followed their work in quite some years now.

Eating tasty food is another especially chocolate and ice cream 😀 – but living almost Paleo has been a challenge but solved 🙂
Challenging myself or taking challenges from others that helps me get away from the “shy rather masculine nerd” I’m, is another I love doing 😀
Like when I walked up to an australian police car and asked them to take a photo with me. I was so nervous that I sounded like a beginner in english.

So you just have to find out what makes your day and create memories to live on and follow your dreams.

 

On Facebook 1st of March 2015

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