Dogsercise

Kajsa loves when we exercise. We run almost everyday. She is the best little running companion. She never says no and she likes it. We have been running since she was old enough to do it. I have always exercised and I have done many various sports. Running is my favourite one because you don`t have to travel to a gym. It doesn`t cost much ( it can be if you choose expensive clothes ) and you get to be outside. I love this time of year because it`s the best to run when the air is crisp and cold. I never run, or I might do short runs, in the summer because it`s too warm for Kajsa then.

I have started doing strength exercises at home after every run. I feel that my running gets much better when I do that. I like to build my strength and not just my running skills. I also like that you don`t have to be in a gym to do it. I think it`s frustrating to be in a room with others where you have to wait for the machine you want. Often I have had to skip machines because everyone else was using it.

Kajsa snores in the sofa when I do my exercises. She gets her sleep and I get my strength.

Lazy bread

I love homemade bread. I love the smell when you bake it and the taste is something else than the ones you buy. The only thing is that it’s usually time consuming. After a day at work or even on a day off you might not feel like baking for hours.

That’s why this recepy is perfect! It’s a bread for the lazy. It was easy from the beginning and I have made it even easier.

You’ll need:

75 gr yeast

50 gr butter

5 dl water

1 tbs salt

1 tbs sugar

1 tbs olive oil

12 dl wheat flour

( tbs – I mean a big spoon like the ones you eat soup with )

Put the yeast in a bowl. Melt the butter and add the water and get the mixture to 37 C.

Add the butter mixture and the rest of the ingredients to the bowl. The recepy says that you should work the dough for a couple of minutes however I don’t. I do it for 1 minute. There will be “holes” in the bread but I don’t care.

The recepy also says that you should make 20 rolls and put them on a baking tray to rise for 15 minutes. I just put the whole dough on the tray and let it rise for 15 minutes. Easy!

Bake for 7 minutes at 250 C in the middle of the oven.

When the bread has cooled cut it into squares.

 

Peanut choco

This is a delicious sweet. It’s a cake and candy combined. I have changed the recepy and instead of taking the amount of the butter it says I took half the amount. I used peanut butter instead of all of the butter. It tastes good!

3 dl oats

100 gr butter (or 50 gr butter and 50 gr peanut butter)

1 dl sugar

2 tsp cocoa powder

1 small spoon vanilla sugar (I don’t know what it’s called)

2 tsp cold coffee

Whisk the butter and sugar. Add the oats, peanut butter, cocoa, vanilla and coffee.

Roll into bolls and dip them in sugar or coconut pieces.

Buns

I love cinnamon buns. I love them but it takes forever to make them. You make the dough and it has to rise. Then you have to make the buns – roll out the dough, spread sugar, cinnamon and butter on it. And when you have done that you have to roll the dough so you can cut the buns. The dough must rise again. After that you have to brush the buns with egg. Puh!

Today I made a deliciously easy bun. I didn’t even have to work it with my hands. I made the dough and even though it had to rise twice it was fast. I made the dough let it raise and put it in a oven tin (or what it’s called) to rise. Then I put sugar, cinnamon and butter on it and baked it. Done!

Cutest

Kajsa is my little girl. She is a parson jack russell and she is 4 years old. She is crazy and makes me laugh all the time. She makes me forget my depression and she is my best friend. Dogs have always made me feel good. I feel calm when they are around. They don`t need much and only have few demands. I love how happy Kajsa is to just be near me. I am happy just to be near her. When I am sad she sits by me. No words are needed. She senses when I need her.

She has always been crazy. She is still a puppy in her mind. She loves to play and footballs are her favourite toy. If she could she would chase them all the time. Cause of her craziness I don`t have time to think about how I feel. I have to get up everyday to take care of her. I love doing it. We do everything together.

 

Vegetarian

I try to eat vegetarian food often. I sometimes feel sick when I’ve eaten too much meat and if I stop eating it for a while I feel better. I don’t think meat makes you sick it’s just my system that can’t take too much of it.

It’s not difficult to make vegetarian meals at least not these days. I have been a strict vegetarian from time to time and I remember that it was more difficult some years ago. There wasn’t hardly any vegetarian ready meals and you had to make everything from scratch. The ready meals that were available were often disgusting.

Today there’s a wide range of vegetarian products. The one in the picture is vegetarian schnitzel. The meat version of it is pork in breadcrumbs. This is soy based “meat” in breadcrumbs. It’s delicious. It’s a swedish brand and it’s only available in Sweden which is too bad cause it taste good. This is just one of the vegetarian alternatives out there. This I serve with ovenbaked potatoes and a pepper sauce.