Happy Nw Year!
This year started great up in the Finnish Lappland with our friends. We did some downhill skiing, cross country skiing, took walks and of course made some delicious food (one of our friends is a cook). Christmas was spent at my brothers house and then later in the evening at my boyfriend's family's house. Got some nice and useful gifts, which I am very grateful for.
The first day of the year was not the best. Woke up a tiny bit hungover, packed our stuff, cleaned the house and started the long drive back home. After dropping people off, we were home around 9:30 pm. A long and exhausting day.
Now life has won over, I've even been to the gym once! And yesterday I went to the grocery store and bought healthier food = lots of vegetables and less of the sugary stuff.
I didn't come up with any good new years resolutions, and I might have mentioned that I don't really like those either. Too much pressure, and short time motivation. Instead, I decided to all in all start eating less meat. I could never go full vegetarian/vegan, since I like meat and occasionally fish. But maybe half and half? I won't set any restrictions or so, just that many more meals that I cook/eat should be vegetarian. I've been eating some vegetarian meals ever since... two summers ago? But I feel like I want to eat even more of it.
Not a nice picture, but above, you can see what I just ate - a vegan red lentil curry with rice and avocado. It was tasty! I was just about to say that it reminded some what of tikka masala, but with looots of ginger. Now I checked the name of the recipe, and it is a 'Red Lentil and Spinach Tikka Masala'. Get the recipe by clicking on the name.
On our way home from the north, we stopped at MAX on the Swedish side and I had a Spicy Halloumi Burger. I looove halloumi, so it was nice with two patties. But other than that, it was kind of boring. There was nothing between the top bun and the halloumi, so I put ketchup there my self, but would have liked to have regular mayo or something there. The bottom bun had avocado, jalapeños (yum yum!), and a sour cream and onion sauce (which was not a good combo with the halloumi).
Apparently, it also has tomato and pickled red onion inside. I'm allergic to tomatoes, so i took that out, but I don't remember eating any red onion? And the burger was not constructed in the order as the picture shows.. However, a nice idea to have halloumi instead of a meat patty!
I still have 18 days left of my Christmas vacay, so I'll probably be bored to death and post more here soon. Until then!