Thursday, 30 September 2010

I want all those old goodies back!!

I noticed that when I go to shop, all I see is just same companies names. In supermarket you see only about 15 different companies. I mean PLEASE, stop it! Those companies make all sort of stuff. Milk, yogurths, cheese etc. And it's making me feel sick! The same typical taste can be noticed in foods that same company makes. And what's most annoying is that there's no variety at all! Lots of different foods, but all have the same taste.
Oh I miss the days when I could buy soda nearly any taste I could come up with. Now it's only lime, cola, lemon(doesn't taste like it's lemon), orange and few more. But I remember from my childhood buying strawberry, pineapple, lemon, mixed fruits, cherry and apple soda. And WOW, the taste! I mean it was real juice that they used. Now it's just full of artificial taste that is just tasteless. Sure I can taste tiny tiny bit of lemon, but it doesn't taste real.
I really would like to have all those small companies take over these big money hungry companies. Prices are high because there's no little companies trying to compete against the big ones. And the prices are way too high! Coca-Cola, woah the old taste. The current taste just sucks big time. It's missing something. I loved Coca-Cola, now I just hate it. Coca-Cola light used to be tasty as well. Now it's just disgusting.
Also what's with the sugar-free, fat-free and low-calorie food? Seriously stop it, RIGHT NOW!
Sugar-free? Eww, that new horrible taste. They replace sugar with something that is way more harmful than sugar actually. If you use too much sugar, just use it less! You like drinking soda? Sure, I like sweets aswell. But drink 1 soda not 10 during a day! Not the mention that the taste is worse than if they would have used sugar.
Fat-Free? Oh your body needs natural fat, just don't add lot's of butter on your bread, eat less meat etc. It's easy! Instead of eating that tasteless and unhealthy food(yes, removing fat means that they remove also other stuff that needs to be then replaced with artificial chemicals), eat real food with limits. Taste is horrible :(
Low-calorie? You should eat less! Not more with less calorie! It's not the calories harming you, but your size of plate!
Honestly, I would be soo happy if I would have more free time. I would bake my own bread, have a garden full of veggies or buy it from local farmers and I would do all my meals myself from the start(which I actually do!). I hate ready meals. Meals, where everything is done for you. Who knows what they added in it? And the taste is nothing close to home-made delicious food. Sure you can read what they added. But I know soo many people who don't read the information of a product.
I want good old days back. I'll just be here, waiting, knowing it won't happen. But girl can have a dream. I know it would happen if people would ditch their current shopping list and change it to more chemical-free list. But our busy lives don't allow us more time to bake our own bread. Pff excuses! I have been sitting on my butt for hours now. I could have spend 20 min of it to make delicious dough and bake my own bread. I just don't want to eat bread now. Shame! Because then you would have seen my pretty pwetty bread and fallen in love with it and maybe started baking yourself aswell! ^^

Thursday, 23 September 2010


I don't know why so many hate this shop or have negative thoughts of products sold there. First of all those products sold in Lidl usually win in all kind of taste tests. Or get atleast second place. So what's wrong? Do cheap prices scare you away and make you think that it must be something disgusting then? Oh camoon! Food doesn't have to be expensive to be delicious, clothes don't have to cost dozens to be TOP quality.... People use your brains! That's why we have brains! Why you believe what other people say?
To be honest I think it's best shop ever. Great quality clothes/other random stuff, good food with great variety and everything is AFFORDABLE and worth the price. Honestly, I don't get the hate of Lidl. First time I went to Lidl was in Germany, when I was living in Germany. I mean it was popular shop there! But here it has bad reputation. No matter how often it is proven that it is cheaper and wins 90% of taste tests. Are you people blind? Don't ever say that something is disgusting or bad without trying! I can't come up with any product there that isn't good.
Sushi I bought from Lidl was way better than the ones I have had in restaurants and it was cheaper. Okay, well some products do taste a lot different from what locals here are used to. But if 1 yogurth out of 10 tastes bad in your opinion, then it still doesn't mean ALL products are bad. If they sell that yogurth there, then probably many people love it's unique taste. Sure the yogurth is a lot different from what you can get from other shops. But mostly all the products there have more real taste than those fake chemicals that you can find in other shops. For example strawberry yogurth I bought from other shop was way more expensive and it didn't have pieces of strawberry and the taste was boring?, barely tasted the strawberry and it was watery. Lidl's strawberry yogurth was cheaper, had bits of strawberry and the creamy strawberry taste was de-li-cious!
Also I love that Lidl brings variety into my month every 2 weeks. Like now we have France theme. Cooked escargot in garlic butter, ratatouille, croissants, crémé brûlée, nougat and many more. Yummy yummy!!! I would have bought everything but I can't :( But they also bring twice a week new random stuff, like clothes and shelves and DIY's etc. Yesterday I bought from another shop 2 baguette's. They were now on sale so they were instead of 2€'s 1.50. But from Lidl with 1€ you get 2 baguette's that are way more better. Why can't you enjoy the great deal? Cheap great stuff available right infront of your nose and you still are against it? Pfff, stupidity. I would really love to buy food only from Lidl's unfortunately, it's located in a bad place.
Also you can get all you need from Lidl, there's no reason to go to any other shop. I really recommend everyone to buy stuff from there. You really save lots of money and enjoy real good food. If you don't have one in your country, try your local cheap shop. It might suprise you, if not then you atleast know the truth of it.
Lidl's clothes are often claimed to be low quality, but people, my hobby and future job will be sewing and clothes designing. I know about fabrics and sewing a lot. Because I love it. It's my passion, even more than dancing. I have always dreamed of becoming designer. I used to sew clothes for my barbie's, so don't come to me with your bullsh*t. Those are TOP quality clothes. I buy from there clothes that I even wouldn't use so often, but it's really cheap and the quality is great so who cares if I use those once a half year. Those clothes are superior. For once try any of Lidl's sportwear and you will notice that it is even way better. My old expensive pants from some sportshop don't have nearly as much great things as these Lidl's ones. Why waste 50€(on sale price) on a label if you can get for 10€ way better ones? I don't believe that Better Label=Better Quality Because it doesn't go like that. Even If I buy clothes that are made by some wellknown label, still I buy it because I have carefully checked that it is properly made and worth the price.
This is enough for today's complaining. Hopefully some people really start thinking with their own brains...

My shopping list / How I eat.

Well I thought this would be helpful for some people who are trying to lose weight or start healthier life! =) And yes it doesn't mean I don't eat sweets! I love sweets!! Even now I have toffee icecream in my fridge ;) I have ate it now twice and more and I haven't ate half of it yet! Before losing weight and healthy eating, I would have ate whole ice cream in half an hour. Now I would just love to eat salad, just sometimes I feel like eating sweets and I think I could eat whole ice cream but it usually gets old before I finish it! :(
I eat 3 times a day from a bowl which is 13cm(diameter) 6cm(depth). If it's soup or salad or oatmeal, it's usually full. Sweets are a bit over the half. 2 times a day I eat some fruit with yogurth or hard boiled egg. So that's how much I eat! Yes it sounds a little but the food I eat makes me feel full! :) My daily eating sounds like this: morning - oatmeal snack - apple lunch - soup snack - apple dinner - salad. Sometimes I eat 6 times, then I eat a fruit. Also variety is very important! Don't eat the same food every day!

What should I buy or How my shopping list should look like?

- Lots of veggies!
My most used looks like this: cucumber, tomatoes, carrots, iceberg salad.
- Spice it up!
I use mostly: garlic!! and of course oregano, spinach.
- Lots of fruits!
I usually buy apple(they can last even a month without even looking old!) and orange(lot's of c-vitamin and fiber) and pears.
- Lots of berries!
I usually buy strawberries 1kg but sometimes mixture of berries. =)
- Braaaaains!! Oh sorry I meant beans.
Peas and beans are awsome! Chick beans, kidney beans etc.
- Something is fishy here!
Salmon or tuna are ones I mostly buy!
- Meat
I prefer chicken but sometimes turkey or beef.
- Milk
This one rocks!! Lots of protein and yummy =) Some foods taste better with milk.
- Oatmeal
Tasty and healthy breakfast.
- Variety of nuts
Healthy snacks. Also you can add these to soo many things!
(- Rice or potato or quinoa or yogurth or olive oil or coconut milk
This isn't necessary but it's nice to have some variety in your meals.)

And that's it!
So let's think what you can do with all that.
Veggies, spice up's and beans make a great salad. You can eat just salad or add fishy or meat to it! There's then 3 salads! Meat salad, fish salad and just salad.
Berries and fruits = fruit salad or fast healthy snack or add some yogurth to those and you got yourself a dessert. Also add berries to your oatmeal and Voila yummy oatmeal. You can also make yourself orange juice, there's no juice in the world that beats home made juices!
Drink cup of milk with meals and you got yourself enough protein! ^^ Or do as I do! I love to eat strawberries with milk!
Also you can make soup of veggies, beans and meat or fishy. Soups are easy to make. Believe me! Forget the hard recipies if they are really hard for you, just add water and cook all veggies and meat in it!
Sure you can add a tiny bit of something that isn't listed here but these are mainly all you need! But I recommed buying dark chocolate(70%+) than milk chocolate. Try different dark chocolates to find your favourite ones! =) But try to avoid other sweets.
Fruits and berries aren't sweet enough for you as they are? Well how about cut the apple, pear or orange a half then add some raisins, coconut flakes, honey or powdered sugar. Anything you can come up! Orange is ready to eat like that but pear and apple I would put in oven for a bit. I will write down the recipe here some day. But you can comment me to do so faster if you really want to use the recipe as soon as possible :)

How to get variety with this buying list?
Easily! Just buy different berries, different fish, different meat, different veggies etc. Also you can use same meat but if you have different salad with it, it is different meal then ;) You can add a tiny bit of sauce or coconut milk or olive oil!

Do all your meals yourself, don't ever buy ready meals. Why? Because then all that is in the salad is added by you! I bought salad from a shop. Salad wasn't as tasty as the ones I make myself and it had some disgusting oil in it!! So my TASTY salad was also fat free. Why waste more money on ready sh*t!?

Also remember to go to shop when you are full. I just ate my icecream and while I was shopping I felt ill of seeing sweets :D And what's most important: Never leave home without shopping list. Don't buy anything that isn't listed. You will avoid buying unnecessary sweets or something that isn't healthy!

Monday, 20 September 2010

Resting after being sick

So as many might know, you need to rest your body even after being sick.
Time being sick * 2 = time you need to recover/rest.
During being sick, you should not be doing any exercising! Only rest! During recovery you can do light exercises such as walking, streching and slow dancing. If you do workout during recovery, you can make everything worse. I know because I have done that!
So during being sick, I was just home! DOING NOTHING AT ALL! And I felt like I was wasting time and being useless. So later I started walking a bit more and today I think my body was fully recovered and I was able to do my 20 minute cardio! :) jumping+core=joy(and sweat)!

I'm back! ^^

Monday, 13 September 2010

Oh so sweet, flu got me!

Just when I thought that I have been losing weight nicely, eating well so nothing can stop me! :) But I was wrong!
Now of course I had to get flu! So I guess I have to remove WT's and circuits and just stick with cardio which doesn't make me feel worse.
I'll start walking(and dancing) this week and hopefully next week I won't be sick anymore.
It's not good to work out when your sick. Probably will make it all worse. Walking isn't bad work out during flu. Also this is great excuse to start eating lots of soups :P

Sunday, 12 September 2010


So this is first one I will use as a snack at work. I think this one replaces well my muesli bars. It's mainly just oatmeal "bar" with bit of carrot. It's tasty and you can add some jam to make it taste like dessert. I made 20 without seeds and 20 with seeds. This are easy to take with you to work and you don't have to warm them up!


So in the middle theres one with seeds and on sides without seeds. As you can see it's color is beautiful! ^^

Recipe for 2 pieces from other webside:
1 carrot
6 dl wheat flakes
4 dl wheat drink? (I'm not really sure what this could be. replaced with plus milk*)
1 dl canola oil
½ tbsp sugar
½ tsp salt

On top:
3 tbsp wheat flakes (Brans, because I thought that theres way too much wheat)
3 tbsp sunflower seeds (I'm adding also sesam seeds)

Preheat oven to 250c°. Peel the carrots and grate them. Mix all the ingredients. Chill the batter for about 15 min. Place it on baking sheet(I made just huge square and when it was baked I divided it into 20 pieces). Add seeds on the top. Bake for about 15 min.

I made myself 40 pieces and my ingredients were:
5 carrot
15dl wheat flakes
10 dl plus milk*
2 dl canola oil
1 tbsp sugar
1 tsp salt

On top:
sesam and sunflower seeds(so much that they covered it fully, about 5 tbsp)

*Plus milk is new milk available in my country. It's fat free milk with added extra protein, calcium and d-vitamin. I wouldn't drink fat free milk for it's disgusting taste and fat free isn't in my opinion healthy. But I would use it in my bakings because it works better in it than ordinary milk. Good about this one is that it doesn't have any preservatives because it's pasteurizated. Which actually isn't good thing if youre against processed food. But I make exception on this one. I will use it if I will bake something or make some hot chocolate/drinks.

Saturday, 11 September 2010

Huge baking shopping day.

Actually today I was planning to just buy new jeans but then I remembered that I don't have all needed baking ingredients to start next week baking. I did get new jeans(11€) and corset-alike(5€).
Tomorrow or today I will bake Sunlefse(translated it and it sounds horrible). It's like bread and it's yellowish orange. I have recipe for 2 pieces but I will make 10. Hope I have enough of milk. It can also be coconut milk or soy milk or anything like that. Takes about 30-40 min to get those done. Well let's hope they will be delicious. =)
So today I bought:
- 0.35 kg of sesame seeds for 3,50€ (man, this stuff is expensive!)
- 0.46 kg of sunflower seeds for 2,30€
- Some kind of new super milk, which I will use for sunlefses. 1,40€
- 1kg of frozen strawberries 3,80€ (hmm, wonder why students don't want to eat healthy food!!!)
- Baking chocolate 2€
- Honey 3,30€
- Bread flour 1,25€
- Canola oil 1,85€
- Vanilla sugar 1,40€
- Raisins 0,60€
- Molasses sugar 1,50€
- Maple syrup 4,85€
- Yeast 2,20€
- Nuts and raisins 1€
- Coconut flakes 0,90€
- Baking powder 0,75€
- Powdered sugar 1,15€
- Rye flour 0,80€
- Brans with lots of fiber 1,25€
- Carrots 0,95€

So as you can see it's really expensive here to get all needed ingredients. Oh well, girl got to do what girl got to do. Sure it's expensive but I rather eat delicious food than spend my money on alcohol which is total waste. So see you later! :)

Friday, 10 September 2010

Busy day or is it?

I noticed that if I don't do my daily chores as I have planned, then everything just gets messy. I will do my workouts really late, eating whenever I feel like and overally nothing gets done as it should. Unfortunately some days I really have hard times to follow my schedule.
Well anyways I got great news. I was thinking a lot today about what should I eat at work for the next week. Because I decided that my meals weren't healthy enough.
I have been eating expensive muesli bars that for some weird reason are no longer the same. For some really stupid unknown reason all my favourite cheaper muesli bars have now been covered with chocolate! Eww! Why?? The chocolate is horrible(atleast in my opinion) and it just tastes horrible now!! So now muesli bars with pears are filled with disgustingly sweet white chocolate.. So thank you very much for ruining it!!! :( I don't really need the extra sugar. I liked the bars for having the real taste of the fruit in them.
So I guess I will soon start baking and replacing food that I would usually buy from shop. I will share the recipies with you guys, once I have tried them all myself first. :) I will have recipe about how to make muesli yourself, muesli bars, salads, sandwiches etc. All of those are tasty(should be) and healthy variation and of course easy to take to work with you! ^^

But first of all, I would need a tiny help from you guys out there. What goes well with apple? As I need some more ideas for one of the recipe. All ideas are welcomed! =)

Saturday, 4 September 2010

Breakfast, this time it's not oatmeal!

Trying eat so that my body now gets all the nutrients it needs to heal itself properly. If you like tuna, this first one is delicious. :)
But remember that you are able to change the taste of your oatmeal with many many ways. Add some fruits(or berries), nuts, muesli, fruit soup(kissel) and many more. Fruits can be sliced, grated or dried. Canned or fresh fruit.
Or instead of water use milk or juice or the juice of canned fruit. I have used even coffee and hot chocolate.
I have seen recipes of salty oatmeals but I find that disgusting. Exception is of course buckwheat with meat. That's just something I have been since I was a kid.
Also a cinnamon or honey or cocoa powder can make the oatmeal taste different. Combining different fruits and berries. Apple and lingonberry or banana/pineapple and raspberry are delicious combination!
Also the taste of oatmeal is different depending of how youre making it. In microwave it's not very good. So try it in oven!
Or do your oatmeal with yogurth and just don't warm it up. So then you can use different yogurths to make it taste different. As you can see there's sooo many ways how to make your oatmeal taste different, when you start getting bored with the current taste.
Over time I will probably post here more all kind of things you can eat for breakfast. So here's my breakfast ideas:

Tuna Sandwich (and other sandwiches)
- rye bread
- tuna
- spinach (lots of it) / garlic
- cheese
- parsley

Add slices of fruit to yogurth. I had 3 tbsp of yogurth and 1 whole pear. Also for more protein you can add cottage cheese.

Fruit Salad
I think everyone knows how you can make yourself fruit salad. Or have a bowl of different berries. :) Tiny tip to get more protein: add some cottage cheese!

For this one you only need milk, fruits or berries and oatflakes. Add all the ingredients into blender. You got yourself healthy and tasty smoothie!

Make one yourself and it will be delicious! :)

Hard boiled egg
On a rye bread. Yummy! Also you can add any veggie you like with it. Or eat the egg as it is.

Yes, I really did list this one here. And the reason is that with right ingredients, you can make even pancakes a healthier version. I might even add a recipe for healthier pancakes a bit later.

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Addicted to Coffee

I started drinking coffee at very very young age. First it was mostly milk with taste of coffee and by every year it had less milk in it. Later I didn't use milk in it at all. Coffee is my guilty pleasure. I love coffee. It tastes great and it somehow makes me feel more relaxed.
Then came the day when I had to start using milk in my coffee again. Because I tried to quit drinking coffee. And succesfully I managed to quit!! I started to add more milk then changed to teas. From the darkest tea I went to the lighter one. Which actually doesn't make any sense.
Finally I was drinking white tea and forgot why I ever liked the coffee. During this last horrible days I started drinking coffee and I remember that this really makes me feel a lot better. Am I addicted again?
I don't think one cup can harm anyone, but if you drink more than that then do something about it! It's not good for you! =)

PS. There's no better way to start your morning than with tasty oatmeal with bananas and coffee! ^^
Quote of the Day: "OBSESSED is just a word the LAZY use to describe the DEDICATED." - Russell Warren.
I fell in love with that one when I saw it! :) Some say I'm obsessed with my workouts when I think about being dedicated to my workouts x)