Yes, I know.
These could use some salsa, guacamole and sourcream - but this is what I had to get rid of today before it went bad. The paprika that is!
1 red paprika
1/2 yellow paprika
1/2 red onion
1 tbsp of taco spice mix
1,5 dl whole grain rice
1 tbsp corn
1 tbsp black beans
1 kale leaf
I fried the paprika, onion, and some of the kale leaf.
Then I boiled the rice, and when it was done I just added the corn and beans.
Topped it with more kale and voila.
Me and my mom decided to kind of do a kitchen raid, just eat whatever we can eat before we move.
Yes, we're moving but just down the hill.
Anyway, I am a pasta maniac.
I have soooo muuuuch paaasta just chilling in my pantry.
So I decided to do a pasta dish!
I just kind of improvised on the sauce and I mean, I like my sauces very salty and sweet.
And since I'm doing a kitchen raid, I just took whatever was in my pantry.
Here's how I made it
1 dl vegan creme fraiche
1 tbsp curry
1 tsp herbal salt
1/2 tsp agave syrup
1/2 tsp turmeric
1 tsp vegetable broth
Bring the pasta to a boil while you make the sauce.
When the pasta is done boiling, rinse it, put it in a bowl and toss it around with your sauce!
I topped my pasta with salt, dried basil and arugula.
That minimalists never shop is a common misconception.
We do shop, but we do it less and we do it either because there's something we really need or that there's something we really, really want and therefore 'need'.
We have hobbies too, hobbies that requires equipment that needs to be bought.
That's probably why people see me buying so much stuff for my kitchen...
But this post isn't about my kitchen, this is a post where I give you some tips on how to shop less.
Tip number 1.
Just carry enough money for the bus with you everyday.
Given the choice between a shirt and a nice bus ride after a long day at work, you will probably choose the bus.
No unnecessary fast food, no unnecessary clothing items and no unnecessary accessories.
Tip number 2.
Limit your "wanties" purchases to 1 purchase a month.
That way, you can be sure that the shirt you bought was something you REALLY wanted, because if you could choose only one item you would choose that one - and you did.
Tip number 3.
Imagine that the item costs about 30 dollars more.
Would you still buy it? If not, then you're probably only buying it because it's cheap and pretty.
Tip number 4.
Keep track of how much money you spend each month on things you don't really need.
At the end of the month, see what you could do with that money. I use to see how far down in Europe I could travel for the money I spent and I write it down to motivate me to spend less next month and save more.
Swedes have a certain way of eating a meatball sandwich apparently.
I googled meatball sandwich and it seems as if this recipe is a "swedish thing".
It's a tradition for christmas and it is delicious.
And you should try it!
Your favorite vegan meatballs
Your favorite bread
400 g pickled beetroot
3 tbsp vegan mayo
3 tbsp vegan crème fraiche
1 tsp mustard
1/5 red onion
Cut all your vegetables and fruits into small cubs, mix together with the mayo, crème fraiche and mustard.
Assemble your sandwich and boom.
1 dl of vegetable stock
4 dl of water
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
I topped my soup with soy cream and kale chips!
3 dl of oats
2 dl of plantbased milk
Blend the oats first into a flour
Add the bananas and the milk
Blend into a smooth batter
Make yo pancakes!
I'm scared that people don't understand.
I'm scared that people don't realise what I mean when I say I'm sick.
It's not a fever, I can feel just fine the next day.
It's anxiety and throwing up and feeling dizzy, it's not a bacteria or a virus.
When I'm sick, I mean - I feel like I'm going to die and everything I eat I throw up again.
And it might all be in my head but I'm sick no less.
I'm also scared that people can't see how hard I'm struggling just because I smile and laugh and make jokes.
2 hours of work feels like 8, a party with all of my friends feels like I'm locked in a court room with people judging the fuck out of me for about 5 days.
But I do it, I work as much as I can and I socialize as much as I can.
And even though I'm always convinced that everyone thinks I'm a big fat joke: I do this.
I write about it.
Which takes a lot of courage.