Vegan dinner

I sometimes make vegan dinner. I think it’s no problem to do that. For example there are many vegan ready meals. You don’t have to be a good cook to make vegan meals. You have to like vegetables and those things though but if you don’t do that you don’t become vegan.

This dinner is a rice curry. The base is a frozen rice mix. It’s rice, peas, corn and peppers you buy frozen. You could buy the ingredients separately if you don’t find something like the rice mix. I cook the mix in plant based butter for a while.

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I always use curry paste when I cook these dinners. This is green curry paste. There are ready made curry sauces but I want to decide myself how spicy I want it. I add the curry and also coconut milk. I love coconut milk.

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Tasty.

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Salad

I think it’s important to try and eat healthy. Or not healthy all the time but sometimes. I try to have a side salad with dinner. That’s an easy way to get some of the daily veggies. When I’m lazy I only have some tomatoes but I love a big salad. I often also have healthy veggies in my salad. All veggies are healthy but many don’t have lots of vitamins in them. Lettuce for example consists mostly of water and not many vitamins.

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This salad is the best. Carrots, white cabbage and orange. Lots of nutrients. Carrots contains vitamin A. Cabbage and orange have lots of vitamin C in them. I love to mix veggies and fruit.

I grate the carrots. I love them sliced but it gets hard to chew them after a while.

Think

-Mom I am in my thinking place. Under the drawer.

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-Kajsa tell me your thoughts.

-Mom the dinner you made. I can help you with the left overs. Put them in my mouth and they’re gone. Those are my thoughts. I am clever.

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Moisturizer

I spend a lot on skincare. I feel bad when I spend money on other things. I could happily pay big money for a moisturizer but never on anything else. I love everything that has to do with skincare.

Kajsa doesn’t have skin products.

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The thing with skincare though is that the most expensive products sometimes aren’t the best. I don’t feel bad paying lots for a product but I feel bad when it doesn’t work. I don’t think skincare products can solve every skin condition and I don’t have unrealistic expectations when I buy them. But when you spend lots of money on something and it doesn’t do anything it’s false marketing. I’ve bought things that has given me more wrinkles and acne instead of preventing them!

My favorite skincare line is Vichy. It’s not that expensive. And it’s not promising you impossible things. Their anti-wrinkle products makes your skin smooth but not completely without wrinkles. They don’t claim that either.

These day and night moisturizers are my favorites. Liftactiv supreme. You don’t have to use them both to get good skin. I often have one of them and one other skincare line moisturizer. They have a wonderful scent. I often also use other brands but I keep getting back to these.

I give them 4/5 cause they don’t last long.

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Vegetarian dinner

I love vegetarian food. Vegetarian doesn’t mean I don’t eat any animal products. Vegetarian food for me is to not eat meat or fish but eggs and milk are included. I do eat meat and fish but sometimes I want to clean my body from that. Haha hope you know what I mean!

I love most vegetables, lentils and grains and that helps when it comes to cooking vegetarian food. I have been a full time vegetarian a couple of times in my life. Then I ate lots of lentils and those things to get protein in my diet. Now I don’t have to but I do enjoy lentils and beans.

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Today I made a vegetarian casserole. I put everything in the casserole. I fried red cabbage, tomatoes, carrots, peppers, onion and garlic in plant based butter. I added salt, pepper, tomatoe puree, milk and cream. I served it with rice. Use plant based milk and cream instead and you got a vegan dinner. Yummy.

 

Nothing

I never thought my christmas holiday would be this long. Not the christmas holiday in itself but my holiday from the blog. I was thinking I would take some days off but the off days kept adding and here I am weeks later not getting how fast time flies.

Christmas was lazy and it was Kajsa me and my mom spending it together. I love that it wasn’t stressful like it can be. All we did was eat and do nothing at all. I made the dinner I like. Almost everyone in Sweden have to have pickled herring on the christmas table. I can’t stand it. I made ribs with oven baked vegetables and pickled red cabbage.

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Hope you had a wonderful holiday.

Christmas

I love all things about christmas. I love the “dimmed” lights the best. Everything looks better in christmas lighting. In Sweden almost everyone has christmas lighting in every window.

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It will only be Kajsa me and my mom this year for christmas. I couldn’t have it better than this. It’s less stress when we don’t have to go somewhere. We used to go to relatives every year but now we often spend christmas home.

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Food is a big deal when it comes to christmas. The thing that most in Sweden want on the christmas table is pickled herring. It’s raw fish in vinegar. That’s right raw fish in vinegar. That’s my least favorite dish and I never let it touch my plate. There’s many tastier things to choose from and the herring devours can keep their fish to themselves.20171221_170531

We don’t have a real christmas tree. We have a little plastic tree. A big tree takes up the whole room and there’s bugs in it.

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Sugar

I have had a sugar craving for some days. I don’t know why I can do without sugar some days and then suddenly I have to have sugar. I have told you about how I chew on sugarfree gum to not eat candy. Now however gum doesn’t help.

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Today after dinner I ate candy until I felt sick. I had everything from chocolate to sugary candy. I can’t only have some candy. I have to have lots. All candy eaters know how it is. You eat until you you feel full. You eat candy you enjoy but you also eat candy you don’t enjoy if that’s all you have. I don’t think all chocolate is tasty but if I only have non favorite chocolate at home during my sugar cravings I eat it. I don’t want it but I eat it anyway. I love candy.

 

 

Salad

I think that salad is a wonderful thing. You can put what you want in it and it can be healthy. Healthy if you don’t add unhealthy things in it. I could eat salad often. I try to.

There’s a side to salads that make me not eat them all the time. The cutting and slicing! I know it’s a first world problem but it takes a long time to make a salad. When you come home late you don’t want to spend the rest of the day in the kitchen preparing a salad. That and also that you have to buy many ingredients. I often forget to buy some of the things I want in the salad too and never get the salad I wanted.

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There’s something that helps with all that. Ready made salad. I’ve found that it’s better than making a fresh salad. It’s fast and costs less than if you would buy all the things in it. This Ceasar kit from Dole is delicious. I buy grilled chicken and put in it. The kit contains lettuce, crutons, cheese and dressing. Yummy.

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Peel

I have to peel my face. I feel like my skin is dirty if I don’t. I do a deep clean often cause if I don’t the pores get clogged. I use face masks sometimes but I think it takes a bit long because you have to leave it on your face for some time.

My skin is on the oily side. That can often make the skin “dull”. Peeling now and then is good but peeling in a daily skincare is better. The best daily peeling I’ve found is Vichy Idealia peeling. You put it on like a tonic at night (when you clean your face) and leave it on.

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Often daily peels are too strong. Vichy’s peeling isn’t. It makes your skin tone even and your face feels deep cleaned.

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I give it 5 of 5 because it’s perfect.