Recipe Index 4

Mjuk rabarberkaka för fira rabarbern

Mjuk rabarberkaka för fira rabarbern

Vem gillar inte rabarber? Mjuk rabarberkaka är min favorit. Men det verkar som att alla har ett speciellt recept i sina gömmor. Jag ska prova dem alla! Det finns nämligen ingenting som talar om att våren har kommit som när rabarbern är redo att skördas. […]

Bästa brunchen att bjuda på hemma

Bästa brunchen att bjuda på hemma

Många gånger serveras den bästa brunchen hemma. Jag tycker personligen att brunch ute tenderar att vara överskattad. Dels kan man ta bort alla delar som man inte tycker om. (Om det nu finns sådana.) Ha koll på vad som är i det man äter. Men […]

Waffles on waffle’s day

Waffles on waffle’s day

Waffle’s day It’s Monday today, but it’s also the day of the Waffles here in Sweden. And I for one, think it’s a fabulous day. I mean what Monday is complete without dessert? None, thank you very much. In Sweden all the grocery stores have […]

When life calls for Tortano

When life calls for Tortano

I love bread. I could live off good quality bread. Dip in olive oil and be done. If you are anything like me, you’ll love Greek Tortano. All the best flavours in one bread. You can almost smell it right? How to make Tortano The […]

How to taste olive oil

How to taste olive oil

In this post, I’m going to guide you on how to taste olive oil. You may think olive oil is just olive oil, right? Actually, you couldn’t be more wrong. Olive oil tasting is much like wine tasting, they differ in both taste and pungency. […]

Have a girl’s night in – why it’s a good idea.

Have a girl’s night in – why it’s a good idea.

Girl’s night in I had a phone date with one of my oldest girlfriends yesterday. We don’t do it very often. I could blame it on distance, family and work. All of which is true. But truth be told, I’m also crap at talking on […]

The Vegan Semla

The Vegan Semla

The semla is a classical Swedish pastry that is served on Shrove Tuesday. Now days even before. But it used to be served as treat after fast. During the last couple of years the Semla, whether a vegan semla or not has popped up in […]

The wellness venture

The wellness venture

I know it’s been quiet in here for a while. And that’s about to change. Just as I teach change when it comes to food and wellness. I had to change as well. Meaning I had to choose a direction I wanted to go with […]

Swedish rice pudding – Ris á la Malta

Swedish rice pudding – Ris á la Malta

There’s a Swedish Christmas dessert that is called rice á la Malta. Swedish rice pudding.  It’s sort of rice pudding that has nothing to do with Malta at all. However, most families have their own recipe for it. It’s mostly common during Christmas, but can, […]

Things I do to reduce food-waste.

Things I do to reduce food-waste.

Sponsored content Matsmart What if I told you that you buy groceries cheaper, in bigger quantities (if you want) all the while you are helping to reduce food waste. Sounds good? Keep on reading on how you can do the same. Stocking your pantry I […]


Vardagsvegetarian

Waffles on waffle’s day

Waffles on waffle’s day

Waffle’s day It’s Monday today, but it’s also the day of the Waffles here in Sweden. And I for one, think it’s a fabulous day. I mean what Monday is complete without dessert? None, thank you very much. In Sweden all the grocery stores have […]

Swedish rice pudding – Ris á la Malta

Swedish rice pudding – Ris á la Malta

There’s a Swedish Christmas dessert that is called rice á la Malta. Swedish rice pudding.  It’s sort of rice pudding that has nothing to do with Malta at all. However, most families have their own recipe for it. It’s mostly common during Christmas, but can, […]

Easy Halloween cupcakes

Easy Halloween cupcakes

Easy Halloween cupcakes, don’t you like the sound of that? I sure do. Easy is right up my alley right now. There are so many Holidays and birthdays this Autumn. Therefore easy Halloween cupcakes are fantastic! Keeping it real As I mentioned in my previous […]

Mean kidney bean dip

Mean kidney bean dip

The mean kidney bean dip will surely knock your socks off! The only thing that is as impressive as the time it takes to make (5 minutes!) is the flavour! The mean kidney bean dip is a welcome treat on our Halloween dinner table. Even […]

Jack O’Lantern stuffed peppers

Jack O’Lantern stuffed peppers

Jack O’Lantern stuffed peppers are the perfect addition to your Halloween party. They are easy to make, a little creepy and yet delicious to eat. These Jack O’lantern stuffed peppers are vegetarian, however, you can fill them with anything you like. I fill my Jack O’Lantern stuffed peppers […]


Hälsa & Inspiration

Have a girl’s night in – why it’s a good idea.

Have a girl’s night in – why it’s a good idea.

Girl’s night in

I had a phone date with one of my oldest girlfriends yesterday. We don’t do it very often. I could blame it on distance, family and work. All of which is true. But truth be told, I’m also crap at talking on the phone.

I love getting my girlfriends all together and hang out. To be honest, it’s one of the things that matter most to me. But it’s something with the phone that makes me feel even more distant at times.

Relationships that matter

With my friend on the phone, while softly listening to “we are family” in the background it reminded me how much I love her. How much I love spending time with just my girlfriends.

Girls’ weekend

That’s why we are planning a girl’s weekend. In her city and having a girl’s night in. No kids, no partners, no phones. Only us. There is something truly magical that happens inside my body when I get to spend time with girlfriends. I feel completely happy. Just from a girl’s night in.

And research shows that we are in need of more girl’s nights in. Because of good friendships we live longer and we feel happier. When we are happy everyone benefits from that.

Also it’s a stress reliever. When we connect on a deep level and aren’t afraid to being judged or have to keep up appearances we reduce the amount of stress in our bodies.

Also see: why female friendships matter.

Money that matters

Now I know that finances are also one of those things that can really make it hard to see each other. Especially when you live far away. Being twice divorced being a single parent to two boys I know this well. There are always other things to prioritise. But really prioritising your well being is crucial.

When I lived alone my apartment was often the place we used to hang out for a girl’s night in. I’d cook, someone would bring snacks and someone else drinks. As much as I love my hubby I miss those days when I could just invite them all over.

We are family

My girlfriends are my chosen family. I would also daresay that I’m honest in a very different way with them than anyone else. Maybe that says a lot more about me than anything else. But above all my friendships to my girlfriends make feel complete in a different way than my partner does.

Also, I don’t expect the man in my life to be everything to me. My girlfriends fulfil me in a very different way. We talk about everything, challenge each other’s views and have a strong loyalty to one another.

This means something. This means that I feel safe and I never feel alone. Which is also a very strong connection to having a long and happy life. Loneliness kills. Having strong friendships is of the strongest factors to leading a healthy life.

Science is telling you to have a girl’s night in

Besides all this, there is also proof that friendships can make us live longer. One study even suggests that good friendships can make us better at enduring pain.

Which kind of make sense when you think about it. When you feel good our feel-good hormones called oxytocin increases. Which increases happiness, the overall feeling of well being. It also makes you more generous and friendly. All of which are wonderful traits to find in a friend. So get your girls ready for a girl’s night in and get your oxytocin flowing.

A very long time ago I read a study made in Latin America. The study was about women giving birth and how it affected them to have a close female friend in the birthing room instead of their male partners.

The study showed that when supporting females where with the woman giving birth stress hormones were reduces and consequently the need of pain medication were reduced.*

Still wondering why you should book that girl’s night in?

*I can’t find the source for that study but have found this article.