Oven pasta.

Sometimes I manage to make a dinner that I didn’t think would taste as good as it did. You know when you put together many ingredients and you don’t know how it will taste . Today I made this kind of dinner and it was more than good. Oven cooked bacon and fresh pasta in a tin.

I fried sliced bacon in a pan until it became crispy . I always cook bacon a bit before I put it in the oven. You get that yummy texture and you know that the bacon is cooked. Raw bacon is not good.

In an oven tin I put fresh pasta. I always use fresh pasta when I’m doing pasta dinners that has to do with the oven. You don’t have to boil fresh pasta before you put it in the oven and that makes everything smoother.

I added the bacon to the pasta. I also added sugar snap peas, butter, sliced carrots, milk, salt and pepper. I also put some cheese on it.

I baked it in the oven at 200 C for 20 minutes.

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It tasted better than the mess in the picture.

 

 

 

 

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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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.

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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Fruit joke

A bad fruit joke. I have to tell you that.

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A retired banana and a youngster. Or a banana that doesn’t moisturize and a banana that does.

 

Vegan salad

I try to eat healthy sometimes. I often eat not that healthy and when I’ve done that for a while I have to clean my body. That means no meat and less sugar.

When I had the latest “cleaning” I made a vegan warm salad. Haha I know salad, or lettuce, is vegan in itself. Often though and what I mean, is that a salad has meat, fish or something like that added to it.

A vegan salad that only has veggies in it can be a bit “too little”. Only raw veggies almost never fills me up anyway. Warm veggies do if I pick certain ones. This salad was delicious. The things I used in the salad were oven baked potatoes, carrots, broccoli and brussel sprouts. I mixed them with plant based butter and salt and pepper. I love all those ingredients. I also put raw tomatoes and spinach in the salad. I didn’t warm them because I like them better raw.

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The rest of the meals that day were oat porridge, scrambled eggs and rice cakes. I know eggs are not that healthy but my body craves protein. Eggs are better than nothing. I exercise lots and have to eat balanced.

Omelette

I can’t eat onion. I can but my bowls get crazy. When I eat it often I get sick. I love to use onion when I cook but I have to think about how often I have eaten it before I cook that day.

I try to eat vegetarian all the time and I think onions makes vegetarian dishes tastier. Or I think onions makes all dishes, vegetarian or no vegetarian, better. I love the taste of onions. Because my bowls can’t take onions I’ve had to find substitutes for it. A substitute that works well are olives. They can’t replace onions but I like the saltiness of the olives. Omelettes are one of my favorite things to eat. I like bacon in omelettes but when I want a veggie one I’ve used onions before. Now I’ve used olives instead for a while and I don’t miss onions.

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This omelette has olives, tomatoes, sugar snaps and peppers in it. I used green olives cause I think they’re tastier.

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Almost vegetarian

I have come to a conclusion that an almost vegetarian way of eating is best for me. With almost vegetarian I mean vegetarian but where eggs and milk are included. I know there is a word for that type of “vegetarianism” is it ovo vegetarian? I eat meat and fish but not often. I try to avoid these foods and I don’t miss them. I make meat dinners when I’m lazy and want to cook something quickly.

Why this is the best for me is cause it makes me feel better. When I haven’t eaten meat for a while I feel less tired. Even my depression gets better. I don’t mean meat is bad but I feel like my body can’t handle it. I sometimes feel like eating steak but then my bowls go through the roof. I get sick.

I don’t know if my depression gets better when I don’t eat meat but I feel better. I think it has to do with my physical health getting better when I’m meat free. I feel like meat is hard on my body.

I have been “strictly vegetarian” for different periods and I have felt better then. It was harder to cut out meat before because then there hardly wasn’t any meat substitutes. The things you could buy were often disgusting. Now there are many ready made vegetarian foods that taste good.

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This is my favorite almost vegetarian dinner. Veggie omelette. I add whatever veggies I have available. Tasty!

Vegetarian

-Honey we only got 10 vegetarian schnitzels!

-The ones we don’t like?

-Those ones!

-We have to buy more now!

We don’t eat these schnitzels but someone bought them cause they were on sale. Someone…… not me.

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