I love scrolling through Instagram for inspiration and probably spend more time doing that than I’d like to admit (I don’t want to know my total screen time for Instagram, hehe).. If you’re getting hungry and are looking for some new inspiration, look no further; here’s my top 5 favorite food Instagrammers – Enjoy! 🙂
As most of you probably know by know, I’m a huge Bucketlist fan – I love a good Bucketlist! 🙂
My personal Bucketlist is long, but it also keeps growing every day.. I love reading other people’s Bucketlists as I’m always looking for new inspiration to add to my own. 2020 is the year I will always associate with the covid-19 pandemic, which hasn’t exactly been the ideal year for Bucketlist progress (and this year was suppose to be a good one!). But instead of moping around and think about all the things I should have done, I have decided to look at it from a different perspective; all the things I have done so far! As I was writing down all the things I have checked off my Bucketlist, it made me realize that I’m very proud of myself for achieving so many of my goals and experiencing so many fun things in life.. and this is just the beginning! 🙂
If you’re interested, here’s the points I have checked of my Bucketlist so far;
✔️ Voluntair for a cause I’m passionate about
✔️ Serve in the military (Air Force 08/09)
✔️ Gamble in Las Vegas
✔️ Live in another country for more than a year (The U.S. + the Netherlands)
✔️ Visit a stave church
✔️Quit a job I truly hate
✔️ Shoot with a weapon (In the Air Force)
✔️ Become an organ donor
✔️ Work as an aupair (In San Francisco, CA in 2007)
✔️ Ride the cable cars in San Francisco
✔️ Create my own personal blog
✔️ Ride a bike like a local in the Netherlands
✔️ Go to College in the United States (2009-2013)
✔️ Celebrate a local holiday (Thanksgiving + Kings Day)
✔️ Go on a road trip in the US (We drove from North Dakota – Florida)
✔️ Shop at Portobello Road Market, London
✔️ Go snowboarding in the Alps
✔️ Visit Svalbard (October 2018)
✔️ Have a campfire at the beach
✔️ Host a theme party (Great Gatsby for my big 30!)
✔️ Watch a drag show
✔️ Celebrate Halloween in the U.S.
✔️ Try Zip-lining (Down Holmenkollen Ski jump in 2014)
✔️ Visit the Auschwitz/Birkenau Concentration Camps
✔️ Visit Rotterdam Markthall
✔️ Eat a meal with locals in another country
✔️ Go to a drive-in movie theater
✔️ Stay at a 5 star hotel (Panama Jack Resorts, Mexico 2013)
✔️ Live in a big city (San Francisco 2007 – Leiden 2016)
✔️ Have a fish-pedicure
✔️ Eat a meal from a food truck
✔️ Attend an American college keg party
✔️ Go skinny dipping outdoors
✔️ Visit the Red Light District in Amsterdam
✔️ Visit Miami Beach (March 2011)
✔️ Ride a helicopter (in the Air Force 08/09)
✔️ Eat at Jamie Oliver’s Restaurant
✔️ Enjoy a dinner outside in nature
✔️ Climb Gaustadtoppen
✔️ Have an outdoor movie night
✔️ Go on a cabin trip in the Norwegian mountains
✔️ Sleep under the stars
✔️ Try plogging ✅
✔️ Live with locals in another country (Lived with a host family in San Francisco in 2007 + in college with international roommates!)
✔️ Help someone in need
I can’t wait to continue checking of my Bucketlist in the future!
Do you have your own personal Bucketlist? If so, feel free to drop it in the comment section – I would love to read it! 😀
This is how I spent my morning today; the best ice coffee with a hint of caramel, crisp and cooler air, sunshine, fall flowers and the changing colors of the leaves.. It was a much needed moment of solitude before work today, something I highly recommend everyone to do every now and then. So calm, relaxing and definitely the best way to start the day.. 💛
Endlessly exited for fall, here’s my Fall Bucketlist;
🍁 Have outdoor bonfire nights with good friends
🍁 Invite friends over for friendsgiving
🍁 Go for many walk outside in fresh, crisp air
🍁 Update my fall wardrobe (I want a new coat, a fluffy scarf and some new jeans)
🍁 Read some new books in front of the fireplace
🍁 Spend some much needed quality time with good friends
🍁 Go on a cabin trip in the Norwegian mountains
🍁 Get busy in the kitchen and try out lot’s of new recipes
🍁 Paint and decorate our livingroom for fall
🍁 Enjoy delicious coffees outside in fresh air at my favorite coffee shops
🍁 Try out at least 3 new workout classes at my gym
🍁 Visit and discover some new cities in Norway
🍁 Visit Lofoten and check off another point on my Bucketlist!
Earlier this week I checked off another point on my Bucketlist; I ate a meal from a food truck!
As many of you know, I’m a big fan of Bucketlists and I use it as a drive to do all the things I want to do. However, having a Bucketlist also made realize that your points doesn’t have to be grand and major, because it’s often the small things in life that gives you great joy.. And enjoying a delicious meal in the sun with my amazing husband was just what I needed! 😍
Whether you’re a local or a tourist visiting, you simply must pay Alex’s Food truck a visit!
This business is run by Alex and his family, a bunch of warm and wonderful people from Portugal. They specialize is gourmet hotdogs and skewers marinated with homemade Portuguese seasoning, all paired with the best crispy french fries, salad, delicious toppings and and tasty dressings.. You can simply choose your favorite! They focus on using local vendors, so their gourmet hotdogs and fresh buns are from a local butcher and bakery, which is a big plus in my book! 💯
Upon our visit, we were greeted with a warm welcome by Alex himself, who were very eager to inform us about their menu and the products they use.. It’s clear that he is very passionate about his business and the food they serve and with good reason; this food is the best! We tried a couple of dishes; the beef skewers marinated in delicious Portugese seasoning with french fries, salad and dressing + Alex’s Hot Dog paired with french fries, coleslaw, choritzo, manchego cheese and chipotle mayonnaise – two dishes that definitely satisfied our taste buds! 😋💥🤤 This food is not only super tasty and filled with lots flavor, but it’s also very affordable. Unfortunately Alex’s Food Truck is only in Stavern during the summer and the next weekend (August 15-16th) is the last weekend they’re open, so if you want to give it a try (which you should!), you must hurry up! 🙂
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Any taco dish is my go-to any day, but today I topped it with a little extra something – the best avocado dressing! It’s the perfect balance between the sweetness of the honey, the fire of the jalapeños, and of course the creamy avocado.. Paired with taco seasoned cauliflower rice, grounded beef, and your choice of veggies this taco dish with a twist is a must try – you will not be disappointed! 🌮💥🥑
Here’s what you need to make it (3 persons);
400 g grounded beef – taco seasoning – red onion – bell peppers (different colors) – corn – cherry tomatoes – salad – cucumber – cauliflower rice – lime – green scallions
Dressing; 1 avocado – 4 tbsp sour cream – 1 ts honey – a pinch of salt – 1 tbsp water – 1 garlic glove – a dash of olive oil – jalapeños
Make the grounded beef and add taco seasoning, set aside. Fry the peppers on medium heat with a splash of butter in the pan. For the cauliflower rice, you have two options; 1. you can make it yourself by cutting an half cooked cauliflower into pieces and pulse in a food processor until it turns into rice, or 2. you can buy it ready made (which is what I did). Gently fry the rice in the pan with sprinkles of salt, pepper and taco seasoning. Cut up all the vegetables and layer on a plate. To make the dressing, mix the avocado, lime juice, honey, olive oil, water, salt, sour cream and jalapeños in a food processor, blend until a smooth texture.
Got a ripe banana or three sitting on the counter? You’re in luck, because there are several ways to use them! Overripe bananas are perfect to use for baking, because it keeps baked goods moist while adding lot’s of flavor and natural sweetens. Earlier this week I made the most delicious banana bread – full of flavor and filled with with dark chocolate chunks, this is a safe winner! 🍌🍞🍫
To make one loaf, here’s what you need;
3 ripe bananas (the browner, the better!) – 3 eggs 2 tbsp honey 1/2 dl skim milk – 2 ts baking powder – 200 g oat flour – 2 tbsp cocoa powder – 1 plate of dark chocolate
Preheat oven to 180 C/350 F. In a bowl, add the bananas and mash until smooth. Add the eggs, milk and honey, mix together. Add the dry ingredients and the chopped chocolate chunks at the end. Pour batter into a loaf pan and bake for 50 min. Cool of completely before serving. Ps; it tastes even better the next day, preferably with a glass of ice cold milk.. Enjoy! 😀
Dalgona coffee is a hot coffee trend these days and it can’t be missed in the news feed – it’s everywhere! Also known as “Quarantine Coffee” or “Whipped Coffee”, it’s one of the best coffees I’ve ever tried! As most of you probably know by now, I’m a huge fan of cold coffees, ice coffees in particular are my favorite, so the minute I tried a Dalgona coffee, it hit a home run with me! ☕️
With three ingredients only (all cheap) and which you probably already have at home, this coffee drink is quick and easy to make, so that’s what I did. To make a statement, serve them in a whisky glass and if you want to spice it up, you can also add Baily’s to it! 😍
If you feel like trying to make it at home (which you should!), here’s what you need;
Ice cubes – Milk – 2 tbsp Nescafe Coffee – 2 tbsp Sugar – 2 tbsp Water
In a bowl, combine sugar, coffee and water. Use a mixer and which until mixture turns silky smooth and shiny, then continue whisking until it thickens and holds a lofty, foamy shape. Fill a glass with ice cubes and milk, then swirl the whipped coffee mixture on top. Mix before drinking. Enjoy! 😀
A Few Tips;
– First and foremost rule of making the Dalgona Coffee is to use high-quality coffee powder for beating. I used the Nescafe Gold, which can be found in any grocery store in Norway.
– Use very cold normal milk (e.g. not condensed milk), as the coffee mixture are already sweet.
– You can store the whipped coffee mixture for a week in an airtight container. This is perfect is you’re expecting guests, as it allows you to make the coffee mixture in advance!
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I love using old things to make new things, so this was such a fun project!
Life these days are definitely weird. Besides those who are still fortunate to be able to work, I feel like everyone is doing the same things; cleaning and organizing their home & cars, trying out new recipes in the kitchen, having a Netflix marathon (possibily for the second time around!), cleaning out their closets, or going for walks outside in fresh air. And while it certainly feels good for a while, you get tired of that eventually and that’s when you need to find new ways to entertain yourself. I recently decided to clean out our home office and found a big pile of old Shape Up magazines laying around. All of them contained recipes I would love to try out, I therefore decided to make a “homemade diy-cookbook” using all the recipes in the magazines. This is a great way to clean up your space while taking advantage of the things you already have and want to use (in my case, the recipes). If you’re looking for a new way to entertain yourself these days, give this one a try!
Things you need;
A big pile of old magazines (preferably with content you can use for your project) – clean white paper sheets – a scissor – a glue stick – a folder.
So many delicious recipes including smoothie bowls, raw brownies, waffles, pancakes, delicious desserts, fruit platters, juices, and enchiladas.. I’ll definitely try them all! 😊