The little things

Got a dinasour as a "table number" at a breakfast place this morning. Thought it was unique and cute!

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Oats with cloudberries and golden milk with a crazy, fun and caring friend. Oh yeah, and the croissant with coffee mascarpone and pistachio (she misread and didn’t know it was coffee flavored, and she doesn’t like coffee. So we basically only ate the croissant itself.) The oats was BOMB though!

Tomatoe plants

For about one month the tomatoe plants on our balcony has been slowly starting to lean downwards... Have I done something about it? Noooo, I pushed it to the last minute until the plants touched the ground. Bought some sticks and guess what, it took me two minutes to fix it.

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(Yup, it’s an onion. My sister is cute when she jokes around.)

Eating disorder

Would you believe me if I said that one of my fears a few years ago was eating a sandwich? Yes, a sandwich with butter, cheese or other topping, or just plain bread as it is. That was one of my greatest fears.

I lived on a very limited calorie intake and was mentally controlled, a sandwich or some bread could make me feel bad. It took me years to get comfortable eating bread, my so called weaknesses. I made bread become my weakness, because I removed it from my diet and made it as something "forbidden". And it just made me want it more. When I ate it, I started to overeat it.

Now many years later when I’ve had experience of different eating disorders, I can say that I learned that balance is the best and most important thing when it applies to health. I understand that this is the situation that occurs when you have "little demons" inside your head that controls your psyche, body, health and approach to food.

Today I eat bread without any problem. I eat with joy without feeling anxious afterwards, or fear that afterwards I will start to overeat or take methods to "get rid of what I’ve eaten." Balance and eating a little of everything is all that’s needed.

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Through my camera

Hi guys. I’ve been very busy. I’ve been traveling, I’ve been working and I’ve been training. And everything between. It has happened quite some stuff since I last posted, and I can’t promise I will be able to recap everything. But I will try, ready?

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Starting with a food picture. Had heared so much about this sausage place near a corner in Stockholm and just had to check it out. What can I say, the rumors can sometimes be true - good food, A LOT of food and cheap. Three yes!

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Fell in love with pink earlier this spring because of this sweater. Still one of my favorite "shirts".

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A friend cooked steamed eggs for dinner one day, it was the first time I’ve had it. Love trying new stuff! Healthy and simple food!

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I went on a weekend vacation to Copenhagen. Just some good food, exploring, and some time to relax. I loved Copenhagen and I will definitely go back.

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Ramen at Mikellers in Copenhagen was delicious!!!

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I thought how their service was build up was very smart. You got to order your ramen and drinks through a vending machine, got the ticket and paid. 

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Tips: Rent a bike in Copenhagen, a bike friendly city, and my personal taste in transportation. You get to see so much and understands the city faster.

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The colorful houses near the harbor.

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"Look up".

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Breakfast was...

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...flaky.

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Had a seven course dinner at...

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Manfreds! Which was awesome. They are focusing on veggies and if I remember right, they are the only restaurant in the world that’s focused on veggies. Go there!!!

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Freetown Christiania.

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This was a special place.

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One of the last things I ate in Copenhagen before I went back to Stockholm was salted caramel ice cream, made with nitrogen! Tasted like ice cream, it just melted a bit faster.

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Came back to Stockholm and went to a garden with my friends. I’m so happy I have so intelligent friends. They teach me something everyday! Like these potatoe "plants". Did you know that this is how you start to grow potatoes? Me neither...

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One of the best ice creams I’ve eaten and them <3.

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Me and my sister started to take care of our balcony in early May, we planted some new plants and made it more cozy. Now the tomatoe plants are 40cm high...

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And at work we started to bake with rhubarbs! 

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Between working, seeing friends and practicing for the Culinary World Cup I love to sweat my ass of at the gym.

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I’ve also had my first langos ever. It wasn’t as good as I expected... but it was good!

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Lost my watch ;( and bought a new one! ;)

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In June I went on a Vegan event.

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We tried some vegan ice cream from Ben and Jerry’s. Thumbs of for the chocolate one!

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Had more vegan ice cream. These I really recommend! It’s like a frozen smoothie, really nice.

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Had some none - vegan ice cream too haha! Last time I ate this was seven years ago! Seven! And it’s still so freaking good. (Raspberry our and soft ice cream).

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Found my magic cape a few weeks ago. I wear it everywhere. It gives me superpowers.

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I rarely wear dresses, but when Sweden has had this amazing weather for so long I’m motivated to try to dress in something else than black!

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I’ve played some arcade.

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Someone who once said "I will never move to Stockholm", can’t think of another place than Stockholm she would want to live in right now.

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Ran a race called "Toughest". 8km with 40 obstacles. It was hot as hell, but so fun! Thinking of signing up for the next race in August.

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Me and my sister got invited by a friend an evening for a Pad Thai dinner. O. M. G. On the picture is one of the best pad thai’s I’ve ever had. And I’ve been in Thailand, eating many pad thai’s.

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I competed in a cooking dual on stage at a food event a couple of weeks ago. The rules was: "Cook something that can be served at a restaurant under 20 minutes". We didn’t know what the main ingredient was until 30 minutes before, and what I was nervous about was the only 20 minutes we had. I was able to cook a two course dinner though and I won!

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A spring outfit from my bedroom.

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My sister saved our plant that we though was dead. It’s so beautiful now. Our plants are like our childrens.

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I’ve went on a couple of walks after kitchen hours just to try to relax.

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Did I tell you I’m a sucker for breakfast food? Had a nice morning meeting with a nice bowl of greek yoghurt, figs and granola a week ago.

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This lady is my oldest friend. We’ve known eachother from birth. Sister from another mother. And guess what? She is soon moving in with us. We are going to be the best trio in Stockholm.

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Haha, I hugged a monkey on an amusement park yesterday. Didn’t see that the kid wanted a hug too...

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And this. This is what I get to see every night. And it’s so beautiful. Makes my heart warm. And I just can’t stop the love that’s growing each and everyday for Stockholm.


Bashmala

Finally some pictures from Egypt! And now I'm off to a new destination. Guess where?

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Masalama

Just got home from the trip. This trip... there's nothing I can complain about, everything was so nice - being with my family, the weather, the experiences, the food, and the people we got to meet. Pictures coming up sooner or later! Now me and ny burnt nose is going back to routines here in Sweden. Yes, I'm looking forward to baking all day, all night and gym at midnight again. 

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Cairo

New destination today. It's been a lot lately, so a new environment might relax my brain a bit. But it's how I am, everything goes in 200km/h everyday.  Anyway just wanted to check in and tell you I haven't forgotten about the blog. See youuuuu.

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Ticket to ride

Games, Black Mirror, snacks, croissants and bolognese are five words that describes my monday. Amazing start of the week and I am so ready for the next couple of days. Goodnight for now guys.

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About past weeks

Wow. These weeks has gone by really fast, or maybe I've just had really fun on my days. So a quick update, my sisters husband was here for more than a week and visited us. He is a foodie just like us so on one of the days we had a really really really nice taco dinner at a restaurant. DELICIOUS! I've also managed to have a couple of dinner dates with some friends between practicing in the kitchen and work. A couple of days ago I got my home try-on glasses, I might want to purchase a new pair. Yesterday some of us from the team cooked and served snacks and oysters before the Eurovision final on the pre-party. We we're shocked (!) by how big the oysters were when the first one came. Luckily all of them weren't humongous. Diving into bed now. Goodnight!

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Fat Tuesday

20.000. Twenty thousand semlor, BY HAND. That's how much we made today of these popular swedish buns. It's a bun with cardamom, filled with almondfilling and topped with perfectly whipped whip cream. And ofcourse, you can't forget the icing sugar that's powered on top. It's a big big big day here in Sweden and we take it seriously. I mean, doesn't 20.000 says a lot? I can't imagine how many semlor all the swedish people have eaten in total today. It's been a hectic day, starting at 2AM, cutting, filling, piping, finishing and packing. Well, it's only Fat Tuesday once a year. Now I'm just going to relax with my green tea the rest of the evening. See yaaaa.

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Fray

I've been sitting on the bed for a couple of hours sketching on some desserts, just made myself a cup of green tea and The Fray is playing through our speakers. A perfect Thursday evening if you ask me. 

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February so far

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I love where we live, I love our view from the balcony, I love the fresh air we have. LOVELOVELOVE.

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Temakiiiiiiii!

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Lemon tarts at work, with freshly burnt italian meringue!

Energy

I promised myself before the weekend started that I won't think about any training - not about work, the competition or the gym. This weekend I wanted to just hang out with my sister, cook, feel the fresh daily sun outside and just chill. And I did. I needed this, just some days of to just switch off "the real world" for a while. We just got back from a nice temaki-dinner with a friend, and we made apple pie too! Food and friends on a Sunday. 10/10! We are now wearing face masks to end a nice weekend! Going to dig into my bed so nicely tonight. Goodnight everyone.

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1st February

Goodmorning! Going to work soon, just wanted to check in quickly. Had a busy training weekend with the team, but all the stress and hectic hours was worth it, because they give me such good energy. I haven't laughed so much in a while. Also my sister is back too from all her traveling and that's a big positive plus. Love coming home after working hours and training to have quality sistertime with her everyday <3. Time to go to work! Ciao Bellas.

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5

5 things I usually eat and drink

- Pasta

- Sourdough with butter

-Chocolate

- Green Tea

- Oranges


5 things I usually think

- "I wonder what I will eat later."

- "I have to remember to write this up."

- "Sweden is beautiful."

- "What should I train at the gym today?"

- "I want to try this dessert."


5 things I usually dream about

- Blood

- Desserts

- That I meet someone I haven't met in years

- That my family and I have a reunion in weird places

- That I'm in some kind of real - life game (like Hunger Games)


5 things I love to do

- Bike

- Feeling the sun and the heat

- Enjoy the feeling after a hard workout

- Eat my mothers and sisters food

- Goof around with my siblings


5 things I want to happen before the year ends

- Travel to Tokyo and Dubrovnik

- That I will eat something I've never eaten before

- Know how to handstand

- Go on a trip with my family

- Cook a three course dinner with my siblings


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Wille

A quick update before I dive into bed. Been spending many hours of my days in the kitchen, working and training, and when I'm not in the kitchen I try to catch some fresh air. It was a beautiful weekend, the sky was in pastel colors. Just taking long walks outside with no music and just hearing the mother nature is one of my top favorite activites to do. Such a beautiful world we live in. Yesterday I made an attempt to cook some food of the ingredients that we had at home. Well, it was edible, but my sister does it hundreds and hundreds times better. I made pasta and tomatoe sauce, and it's just never ever the same as my sister does it... Anyway! At least I cooked something, it feels like I cook maximum one time a month. Now it's bedtime! Goodnight fellas!

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Here

A foggy Stockholm this morning.

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Daily photos

Through my phone the couple of days and weeks.

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When our brother was here and visited us we were looking for this Cevapi Foodtruck for one hour. And when we finally found it we had to wait for the food for one and a half hour. But we got our food after all and it's always fun going on spontanues adventures with my siblings.

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One of the best ramena I've ever had! Totemo Ramen.

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We've started with semlor at work and they are so good, especially the fillings!!

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Here me and a colleague had our first Semla. Haha!!

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Pasta night last night with my sister and her friend. I'm in a period when I can eat pasta for every meal.


Good vibes only

Can you see what a beautiful view we have every morning?

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Nine months

They've survived nine months. NINE! My first plants and I grew them all by myself, and they are still alive. I'm going to take good care of you guys. 

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Avocado plants I finally put in earth tonight. Before they've just been in glasses filled with water.

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