January 31, 2014

FoodFriday vol. 9: Spanish cutlet, hot!

FoodFriday is a concept where I post new dishes every friday. First of all to make myself do something more interesting for dinner once in a while. But also to inspire you to to cook something new.

I know I haven't posted in a while, but I've been focusing on recovering from every single bacteria I've had in my body. Ah. That sounds much more gross than I intended. Sorry peeps.

Back to business! In todays FoodFriday post you will learn how to cook the most delicious cutlets you've ever tried. Promise! I haven't even taken the dishes yet - I'm just sitting here doing nothing but drinking the rest of my glass of wine.

This recipe is for one person.
You need: 
1 Lamb cutlet
1 table spoon of food oil(e.g., soy, canola)
1 clove of garlic
6 cm of green squash
2/5 Red pepper
1/5 Yellow pepper
1/4 red chili with seeds
0,4 dl White wine - ask in the liquor store which one suits your meal!
(I used an Italian Masi Masianco, 13%, recommended by the lady at the tax free shop. She did a good choice.)

How to:
1. Fry the cutlet quickly on both sides at high temperature and add salt and pepper. Put it aside and keep it warm(just let it rest between to plates).
2. Chop peppers and squash into pieces of the same size, and chop garlic and chili nicely. Fry it quickly at high temperature all in the pan together with white wine.
3. Turn down the heat and put the cutlet back in the frying pan on top of the vegetables. Put a lid on and let it braise for about ten minutes.
4. Serve together with slices of bread.

Buen provecho!
(and if you want to watch a nice movie, while sipping to your glass of wine, watch Imagine you and me).

Inspiration: Matprat - Spanish cutlets

Some of you may have wondered, why doesn't she use milk, butter or cream in anything she makes. And as some of you may have guessed; I'm allergic to milk products. Every milkprotein, milk powder thingy makes me sick. Even soya products are no go. When I need milk for my cereals I use oat milk, and on my slices of bread I use butter without any milk. I discovered my allergy about a year ago. It took me a long time to find good alternatives, but at least there are some.

The one thing I miss the most is freshly baked chocolate cake served with a glass of cold cow milk. And of course Norwegian milk chocolate. If you ever come to Norway - have some Freia.

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January 11, 2014

Recipe: Nasi Goreng

Recipe for yesterdays Nasi Goreng. Smile.

4 persons

3, 5 dl of long corn rice
2 chicken filéts or 300 gr pork filét
3,5 table spoon of olive oil
2 cloves of garlic
1,5 tea spoon of curry ( I would say use 1)
300 gr cabbage
1 green paprika
1 leek in dices
1 chopped chili
2 table spoons of chinese soy sauce
3 eggs
2 table spoons of chopped parsley

(It's also quite normal to add 150 grams of peeled shrimps, but I just skipped those, since I don't like them.)

How to:
Cook the rice as written on the package.
Fry the meat in butter at a high temperature.
Add vegetables, nicely chopped garlic and curry (not to much!)
Add soy sauce and let it stir for about five minutes.
Add the rice (and alternatively the shrimps).

Whip the eggs, and add parsley, salt and pepper.
Fry it in a pan on low temperature, roll it all together and make egg rolls you cut into strips and use it as garnish.

Bon appetit!

It looks so bad. Haha.

January 10, 2014

FoodFriday vol. 8

Back in Oslo and back on track.. hopefully.. tomorrow! Looking forward to go grocery shopping tomorrow. Always fun when I need a lot.

FoodFriday is a concept where I post new dishes every friday. First of all to make myself do something more interesting for dinner once in a while. But also to inspire you to to cook something new. I failed posting every friday during the exam period and Christmas, but I promise FoodFriday will be back in steady business from now on.

Eighth: Nasi Goreng
It's hard to make this dish look good on a plate, especially when you have the combination dying camera and old frying pans which doesn't allow you to keep the egg whole. I bought my Olympus at the age of fifteen and I think it's dying. It has been loyal to me all this years, but I think it's time for the camera to retire soon.

Back to the Nasi Goreng! This is an amazing dish, which I first tasted made by my friends dad. He makes the best! Will have to steal his recipe one day. My first try at this Indonese course wasn't that bad, but I will need to sharpen it up a bit. Add some more chili or something.

Stay easy on the curry - it is easy to use to much! As with everything you make in the kitchen: taste it during the making of it. (Recipe will be out in a new blog post tomorrow!)

Older foodfriday posts here:
First up! : Grilled BBQ ribs together with mixed salad and my favourite homemade thyme fries.
Second: Spaghetti with homemade tomato sauce with peppers and champignon served with green salad.
Third: Wok with chicken, chili and oyster sauce. Yummy yummy in my tummy!
Fourth: Norwegian salmon with broccoli, carrots, potato.
Fifth: A really nice weekend dish: Marinated pork siroloin together with thyme potates and mixed salad. The smell of this platter makes my mouth water.
Sixth: Chicken and pasta salad with spanish chili and garlic oil. The chicken is marinated with oil and chicken spice, which includes a lot of chili. New and simple favourite.
My dinner was so boring today that I will post a dessert I made a few weeks ago instead. Melted honey dripped over pieces of green apple and banana served with chocolate ice cream and cinnamon.

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January 8, 2014

January 5, 2014


2013 was for me a year with a lot. A lot of new people. A lot of experiences. A lot of hugs, a lot of friends, both new and old. A lot of  FOOD, and least, but not last, a lot of feelings. My emotional life has never experienced such a roller coaster ride before. I loved a big part of it, but I'm also glad it's over.

I've been travelling South Africa, India, China and Hungary. Most of it has been great, but there has also been some downturns. In SA I landed with a high fever, and almost didn't get on my next plane to Cape Town, since I wasn't allowed to go through the security check with such a high temp.  My shin splints gave me a rough time both in India and China. And in the middle of my China trip I just wanted to go home. I hadn't felt that bad in a long time. My guide told me that my yin and yang wasn't in balance. As if that cured me. 

Except for all that crap, I saw, experienced and learned so much more than I ever could have imagined. I'm grateful I had the opportunity to do what I did and I'm thankful for all the great people I met during my travels.

Remember: the world is to beautiful for you to be afraid of travelling in it. 
Those who do not travel read only a page.

Back in my mother country I've had the opportunity to work as a teacher, I've found MY friends, and I got in at the study I wanted to - International Studies at the Uni. of Oslo. The last mentioned will change during the next year.

All in all I've had a great year - and I sure would do it again. Just a little bit healthtier this time. And I will sure try to stay more with my family - somehow it's hard combining family and world travels.

There are links throughout this blogspost, so feel free to travel around on my page. Some of the older posts will be in Norwegian, but I'm sure you all know Mr. Google Translate.

Taj Mahal, Agra, India

Playing Holi festival in Tordigarh, India

Having sausages for breakfast with the greatest of the greatest, Julia, V&A Waterkant, CT, SA

Helicopter tour over Cape Town and Muizenberg

Working with Grade 3B at Belthorn Primary School

Spent a weekend right in the middle of nowhere/Norway with the best group of people.

Spåtind, Norway

Going to His Majesty The Kings Guard prom for the second time with one of my best mates.
It was amazing

Living for five days in Hungary doing nothing but laugh, eat, drink, play. - It's the same group I went on the cabin trip with. FYI.

Partying - both on Long Street and back home in Norway together with new fellow students.

Having half of the beautiful people, living in the same room as me in the military,  in my hometown for a visit.
The boat you see behind me is actually the worlds oldest mean of transport in continous duty. Older than the famous San Fransisco tram. Kristiansund.

Xi'an - the Terracotta Warriors.

The feeling of watching a music and water show right in the middle of the busiest and most noisy China is one of the feelings I'll remember the strongest. After four night trains of minimum sixteen! hours each, nothing is as relaxing as classical music. Xi'an.

Shangai - the one and only China love. 

Shopping in Shanghai. Here posing with a chinese tourist. They're everywhere!

I'm lying. I also like Beijing a bit.

The Great Wall of China. Part Mutianyu.

(c) All pictures belong to me.

Have a great 2014! Happy birthday blog.
I will do my best to make my memorable in a good way.

And if you have read this far, give me one or two things you would like me to write more about. Thank you!

January 1, 2014


May your year be filled with laughter, joy and new wonderful experiences!