Food Blogging

Hey all of you lovely readers!!

Missed me?! Not so much I suppose 😉 as I’m not really here a lot!!
BUT…. I try to change this!!
With October 1st I’ll try and hopp on the daily Food-Blogging Bandwagon again!!
As my goal for October is to be Crap-Free once again (indulged a little too much on sweets this past few weeks, but thankfully not gained anything…) to kick-start my (mini) weightloss!
So as of tomorrow I’m going to take a pic of every bite before it comes even near my mouth! 🙂
I think I’m ready again….
But bare with me and my not so interesting foods over the week, as I’m eating two of my main meals at work, it’s much of the same! But I always try to make it colorful and pretty!! 🙂
You will see! I hope you’ll enjoy the posts and most importantly, I hope I’ll have fun with it!! YAY!!
Oh… And I’m soooooooooo excited for my mid-October London trip!!!! It’s way to long since I was there!!!
Whole Foods I’m coming!!!!!
For the first time I’m going to go to a WF, as I didn’t know it existed before (the last 100 times is was in London!) so of course I can’t wait!!!
Have a lovely day/noon/evening/night everyone!!!
Hug n.

Company trip

Hey all you gorgeous ones!!
I’m back…. From an awesome company trip up to 2500 meter over the sea!!
It was beautiful but really tough! We had to ‘climb’ (hike) over 800 meter to get there!
But it was worth every second!!
We have such an awesome team, it’s unbelievable!!
I don’t have to tell you much, just wanted to let you know, I’m OK and at a content place at the moment. Hoping to loose the few pounds so I finally can fit into my fall/winter clothes again, but that won’t be a big deal! I just habe to watch the sweet a little!
Hope you all have a good time, doing good (I’m proud of E and M for getting back to recovery!!) and just enjoy the time with what you have!! Always remember, you’ve got all you need, as long as you use it right!! 😉
I’ll leave you all with a few breathtaking (and funny) pics (Sorry, had to crop out a few.. Don’t know if they would want a pic of them in the net!?).
Hugs n.

Eats and Exercise Week 36

Since I’m on a tight schedule with all the (ballet, jazz and yoga) classes I take, I usually don’t put much thought into my meals. Easy, light and deliciouse is the key! I’ll post here about it and update for the meals not-jet-consumed. 🙂


Even though I ate pretty well in Dublin, hence the kitchenette and my mom some great meals were put together! But nonetheless I’m glad to be back on my ‘safe’ weekly-mealplan (almost the same breakfast and lunch every day, it’s just convenient for workdays) again! And I think I’m getting rid of my cravings!! At least I have them super under control (and hoping to keep it that way!)! As you can see…
Monday
breakfast: muesli soaked a little in water topped with 1/3 banana, peach and kiwi
lunch: homemade salad (napa cabbage, tomatoes, zucchini, 1/2 cup quinoa, cottage cheese and balsamic vinegar)
snack: organic granola bar
dinner: two w/w toasts; one with an egg, one with 1/4 avocado with a side of raw veggies (tomatoes and caulifower) with ketchup
dessert: fruitsalad with an irish butlers praline
exercise: ~ 1 hour walk to my 70min ballet class

Tuesday
breakfast: muesli soaked a little in water topped with 1/3 banana, peach and kiwi
lunch: homemade salad (napa cabbage, tomatoes, zucchini, 1/2 cup quinoa, cottage cheese and balsamic vinegar)
snack: organic granola bar
dinner: tomato tofu dish my mom made with w/w pasta and side salad
dessert: an irish almond caramel fuge and a biscuit
exercise: ~ 1/2 houre waling, 50min yoga class

Wednesday
breakfast: muesli soaked a little in water topped with 1/3 banana, peach and golden kiwi
lunch: homemade salad (napa cabbage, tomatoes, zucchini, 1/2 cup quinoa, cottage cheese and balsamic vinegar)
snack: 1/2 an energy bar
dinner: one w/w toast with 1/4 avocado with a side of cooked veggies (pumpkin, onion, rondini and cauliflower)
dessert: 1 banana (half mashed) and 1 peach with about 1/3 cup greek yogurt, cinnamon and truvia and one of butlers praline
exercise: ~ 1/2 hour walking, 30min ballet class, 60min jazz class

Thursday (we always eat lunch at a Restaurant every Thursday)
breakfast: muesli soaked a little in water topped with peach and golden kiwi
lunch: prawns over salad with a slice of bread and we got chocolate mousse (on the house) as a dessert because we had a birthdaygirl with us! it wasn’t bad but nothing i would have ordered.
snack: had the other half of the energy bar from yesterday
dinner: part 1: one w/w toast with 1/2 avocado and the same steamed veggies as yesterday (plus my own cherry tomatoes)
part 2: two ricecakes; one with butter, one with pumpkinbutter, two piece nut clusters, babybel, handful cashews (obviously I was very hungry!)
dessert: peach with a bit yogurt and one uf my last butlers pralines
exercise: ~ 1/2 hour walking, 90min jazzgymnastic class

Friday
breakfast: muesli soaked a little in water topped with peach and golden kiwi

lunch: homemade salad (napa cabbage, tomatoes, zucchini, 1/2 cup quinoa, cottage cheese and balsamic vinegar)

snack: –
dinner: just a few apero things at an event and a few dessert things, it was delicious and i have no regret!! i did not binge so, success!
dessert: read above! 😉
exercise: ~ 1/2 hour walking

Saturday
late breakfast part 1: overnight oatmeal with peach, golden kiwi, nutbutter, goji and cranberries
late breakfast part 1: dar-vida with butter and a few other things i just can’t remember, sorry!
dinner: a few nibbles from the apero table (salmon on bread, chips, nuts)
dessert: a little too much birthdaycake 😉 but it was sooooo good!!
exercise:

Sunday

late breakfast: overnight oatmeal with peach, golden kiwi, nutbutter, goji and cranberries
snack: a slice bread on top of the mountain i hiked to
dinner: butternutsquash fries, rosted potatoes, raw cauliflower, homemade guacamole, ketchup
dessert: a few pieces chocolate, a small cup granola, mango
exercise: ~ 1 hour ballet, 3 hour hiking (2h up, 1h down)


Maybe I’ll remember to take pictures!!! 😉 Edit: Sorry no photos!! Was a bit lazy!

xo n.

I’m moving to Dublin…..

…NOT 😦 But I would definitely love to!!!!

I fell head over heels for this city!!! And didn’t even see this coming!
As you probably assume, I had a blast in Dublin!!
I can’t even put it in words how amazing this city is…
Though I took lots of pictures and withouth furder ado, here they are:
this is the view from our city apartement
the kitchenette (the bathroom was, aside from the loud venti, okay)
the livingroom (the bedroom with two single beds was cute and tiny)
here we have temple bar with all its color and glory
where a leprechaun greeted us, what a cutie (he was there every day!!)
here you see dublins monument the spire viewed from the henry street
trinity college
wellington monument in phoenix park (a huuuuge park!)
view over the entire city from the gravity bar on top of the guinness storehouse (brewery)
dublin castle
the liffey with the ha’penny bridge
(where you used to pay half a penny to cross it, many years ago, hence the name)
the liffey again with a beautiful sunset on our first evening
the oscar wilde memorial statue on merrion square
on saturday we got on a little tour to the county with a first stop at the sea
with this cute tour bus (of course in ireland green 😉 )
the main attracition of the trip the powerscourt house
with its beautiful gardens (and my 😉 )
my mom under a nicely shaped tree in the garden
and there where a few beautiful roses left
So yeah, this sums my trip up pretty much. I enjoyed every single second with my mom in this awesome city and will be back soon!
A few food highlights while living in Dublin:
– we found a Organic Market on our first day where
– I found HEMP SEEDS!!!! yay!!! (I don’t get them here 😦 )
– found Total 0% Fage (and of course loved it!)
– am in love with Marks & Spencer
– found nakd bars but didn’t care too much for them
– found some other awesome bars
– we cooked overall awesome meals and had a great time
I did really well (as I do always when I’m with my mom) but am glad to be back if (not really) only because of my dance classes.
Had an awesome ballet class yesterday, we were only two and could do some major work!
I told my teacher about how awesome Dublin was and that I’d loved to stay there, but if so I would have to import her, because I can’t imagine my life without her, and she blushed a little and told me that she really appreciates this! aww
I hope you all had a good time, enjoyed the (hopefully) good and warm days!!
I’m determined (once again) to not let my mood drop because of ridiculous things (like body image and such :P) and live on a positive swing.
Whatever…. 😉
Thank You All once again for reading and keeping up with all my ups and downs!!
I really love and appreciate each and one of you (and your comments!!)
A big hug for all of you!!! And much love!!
n.