Smile in the face of adversity

23 Apr smile

I have heard it before. It was said to me when work was difficult and inner strenght made the difference. The smile was not always seen from the outside, but the glow was. That is how one should live his life. When it gets tough, just smile. Its the best surprise attack you will ever come up with. And the other one? He will probably smile back or walk away, as he has no munition against it…

 

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No man has ever…

11 Apr

No man has ever jumped higher by lowering the bar

Make sure you are the best you can be!

No Carb lasagna dish

19 Jan no carb lasagna

After winter and the holiday season you want to lose weight. BUT you do enjoy life and the smell and taste of good food. Well, here is an idea for a nice meal. It looks festive and is full of vitamines so whether you eat it by yourself or treat your loved ones, you will enjoy it with no feelings of guilt!

What do you need to get started?

  • 1 chicken breast
  • kurkuma
  • salt
  • pepper
  • paprika powder
  • 450 grams of veggie mix (I chose eggplant, onions, leek, zucchini, mushroom and red paprika)
  • half a pumkin (bottle version)
  • 300 grams of corn out of a can
  • an oven, an ovenplate (preferably of glas so you can see the layers :)
  • olive oil
  • spinach (200 gr out of a can)
  • grated cheese (250 grams)
  • 3 eggs

Now let’s get to work:

1. take a pan and boil enough water to fit in the pumkin

2. peel of the skin of the pumpkin and cut it in small pieces and put it in the pan with boiled water. Add a teaspoon of salt in the water and let it cook until the pumpkin is soft (feel with a fork). This will take approx. 15 minutes.

3. When the pumkin is ready take a potato crusher and make it into a paste and let it cool of.

4. Wash the corn well so you get rid of the strong flavour of the water it was kept in. Then make it into a paste using your kitchen aid.

5. Take the chicken breast and cut it into small, even pieces (approx 2cm). Take your pan and heat 2 spoons of olive oil before throwing in the pieces of chicken. While stirring, add 1 teaspoon of salt, 1 big spoon of kurkuma and 1 teaspoon of paprika powder to it. What a smell right?

(this is a good moment to preheat your oven on 180 Celcius!)

6. Last piece is taking the veggies that you have chosen and cutting them in small squeres of approx. 2 cm. Take in the explosion of colours for a second :) Heat a pan and stir fry the veggies until they are well done (approx 15-20 min’s). Use the spices to your own taste, but a large spoon of kurkuma and paprika and and a teaspoon of salt and pepper should do it.

7. Take 3 eggs and only take the yolk of them and leave them in a bowl.

Now you have all the parts ready and you can mix them into one of the sweetest no carb dishes you have ever eaten!

8. Take the oven plate/dish and cover it using some olive oil. Don’t forget the sides of the plate!

9. Take the pumpkin paste and cover the bottom of the dish

10. Second layer are the vegetables.

11. Third layer is the corn paste

12. Fourth layer is the spinach

13. Fifth layar is the chicken

14. Cover your dish using the yolk and finally spread the cheese all over the top.

Done! Now you only have to gently slide the dish into the oven and wait for 15 minutes.

Take your dish and be honest: a sweet smell but it’s an explosion in your mouth :) enjoy!

Aicha

meaning of life

19 Jul grass

A little boy came to his dad and asked what the meaning of life is.

The man thought for seconds and minutes and found he had no clear answer.

He thought of the sun, the mountains and sea

and all the good times he had collected there

But when he started saying that, the boy looked up at him

With a big question mark

The dad stopped talking and asked him what was wrong

but the boy ran away to his mother

She had heard what her husband had said and smiled from the inside

She took the boy by his hand and walked through the garden

Her husband watched them as they walked right into the rain

She pointed out, all the flowers and trees

the little butterflies and grass

Then the smell of wet earth

She picked her son up and together they stood still

and then she said:

the sun and the rain are married to each other

so they can grow stuff on earth

the sea and the mountains wave at each other

so they do not forget about the other

i am holding you as if we are one

and if we look back we can see daddy

he is worried we will get sick

the love of life and the love for each other

is all that matters in life

one day, when you are bigger you will fully understand

but think back to this moment and realize

what the meaning of life truly is

 

stretch

8 Apr

sometimes you need to stress that you need to stretch in order to reach

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i am

6 Apr

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not sure what to say
what can express
my storm
my sunshine
my angels
my point of view
how i can feel
then realise
then truly live it
my baby back
however,can i express
what i feel
but i do know
i am know
yes i am again

Knowing

1 Apr celebrate life

Just knowing the drill. Just knowing the flow. Just knowing the way. Just stealing the show. Every day, with arms open and wide. I celebrate life with my loved ones on my side.

Lovemix Salad

24 Mar

Think: fresh, summer, sweet, sour and low fat energy salad and you are here on the right spot! 

Take the following and you are ready to go. Within 15 min max!! you will serve fresh love on a plate! (3 actually)

- 2 tomatoes
– 1 medium sized cucumber
– 100 gr surumi sticks or tuna
– 200 gr mozarella
– 100 gr sweet sour beetroot
– 8 leaves of fresh basil
– 100 gr crispy mais (just from a can)

Dressing
– half a teaspoon salt
– 1 teaspoon black pepper
– 50 ml olive oil
– 25 ml vinegar
– 1 good squeeze in a lemon
– 2 hands full of green salad

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Now what?
Its easier to make than it looks like!
Take the washed tomatoes and get rid of the skin. Then slice it in even squares of 1 cm.
Do the same with the cucumber.
Slice the mozarella, beetroot and the surimi sticks in chunks ( just how large you like them).
Then add the leaves of basil after you bruise them as then they unleash that amazing smell!
Finally add the freshly washed green salad.

Mix the dressing ingredients in a cup and add it to the salad.

How to present on a plate ( this mix is good for 3 plates),

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The non mixed way to present this salad. Very upperclass huh :)

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Enjoy!
Aicha

Surprisingly light lover

23 Mar

You want to eat but not specifically gain weight. Its common knowledge that less carbon in your food makes a lighter meal and.. bonus.. does not directly stick to your thighs and belly.

What if you feel like a pizza margharita but you are not willing to sacrifice your waist for it?

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Then go fetch the following ingredients:

- 2 eggs
– 2 small tomatoes
– parmazan
– 1 teaspoon black pepper
– salt (less is better because parmazan is salty already)
– 2 spoons of olive oil

Now what?

Get a pan and drop the 2 spoons of olive oil in it and heat it up slowly so you can prepare the rest.
Take the washed tomatoes and get rid of the skin. Then slice them in 0,5 cm slices.

You can directly place them in the pan as it should be hot by now.
After 2 minutes you can add the eggs which you have put the seasoning in.

Let it cook on a low level so it can take its time. Then add the love ingredient to it, the parmazan..

After 2 minutes its done and ready to serve. You can always add some mozarella to it, but this version is the one with no strings attached :)

Enjoy and let me know how this one works for you!

Aicha

Summer love salad

21 Mar

That breeze in your face, the sun on your arms and the love in your heart. But now you are hungry. What to eat that will not throw this feeling away but actually enhances it? The Summer Love Salad!

Ingredients:

  • 100 gr goat cheese
  • 1 green sweet pepper
  • 2 medium sized tomatoes
  • 10-15 grapes (add more if you want)
  • 2 big spoons of corn
  • 200 gr of green salad
  • 50 gr leek
  • 200 gr melon (yellow one)
  • Dressing consists of:
  • 100 ml olive oil
  • 1 tea spoon of salt
  • hot pepper, as much as makes you happy

 

Now what?

Take the sweet pepper and slice it in 4 chunks, after you have washed it. Then take each chunk and slice it in even lines of about 0,5 cm.

Wash the tomatoes and slice them in even sizes cubes. Don’t peel of the skin! (half of the vitamines :) )

Take the melon and do the same (of course here you do get rid of the skin..).

The goat cheese feels a bit mushy, which is good, but it does make it harder to get it into even chunks. Good news! They do not have to be! Just make small pieces and add them to the rest.

The grapes (preferably without the seed, if they do contain it, lose them!) are best divided in even slices.

Add the freshly washed corn and the green salad to the rest.

Take the dressing and mix it through the whole family (I prefer using my clean hands, but feel free).

 

Take this salad to where you were just enjoying the summer breeze and enjoy it. Maximum effect when you put on a Norah Jones cd!

Aicha

 

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