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Peanut butter-banana toasted sandwich

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Peanut butter-banana toasted sandwich has been part of my regular diet for years. I got introduced to peanut butter during my years in England. It is not such a big hit here in Scandinavia and my favourite sandwich is often frowned upon.

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The perfect drink

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Nutrition

I was so happy to find this drink on one of my fellow runner’s blog. I am also happy to have been given the permission to share the recipe with all of you.  As was mentioned in my friend’s blog, this recipe makes a great pre-meal drink if you are feeling hungry and food is not quite ready yet but it can be enjoyed whenever you feel like having an extra boost of pure power – just like Popeye.

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Favourite breakfast

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Mmmm .. muesli

This is the breakfast I would most preferably have every morning. Thick natural yogurt (Turkish 10%) with homemade muesli, fruit salad and a spoonful of honey. Delicious.

For the basic muesli you need:

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Breakfast treat

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During the weekends I try to treat the family with something extra nice for breakfast. Make something different and gather eveyone around the table. That we do not have time for during the week. This saturday I made scones. They are scrumtious while they are still warm with butter and strawberry jam. Try them with whipped cream and jam with your afternoon coffee, or slighty toasted the day after.

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Saturday evening treat

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Almost like fish n’ chips .. only without the fish. Potato wedges, here with parsnip, well roasted  in sufficient oil and salt at 250 degrees.  Served with a dollop of mayonnaise. Scrumptious!

Roasted veggies

Power of honey

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They say honey has many health benefits. With its distinct antiseptic property it is an ideal natural soother for sore throat or chafed skin. It is a sweet treat for your skin and therefore an ingredient in many skin products.

Honey is a rich source of carbohydrates and an all-natural sweetener. I use honey to get a natural energy kick before and/or after training. I just take a tea spoonful of this sweet “medicine” as it is, or mix it in a blender with orange juice and banana to make an energy drink.

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Running prawns

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Here is another newly found fish recipe. In fact, it was my son who spotted this one. It is as if the nutritious fish recipes that I have been looking for are now popping up with the weekly junk mail ..  on my request so to speak. And, as I have mentioned previously, I do not collect complicated recipes!

Asian fish stew

Makes for 4

350 g haddock, plaice or cod
350 g salmon
200 g prawns
500 g wok vegetables
400 ml coconut milk
1 clove of garlic
2 tbls oyster sauce
1 lime, squeezed
bunch of fresh coriander
salt
pepper
oil

Cut the fish in smaller pieces. Heat up oil in a wok/pan. Fry vegetables for 3 minutes or so and put them to the side. Fry the fish, and season with salt and pepper. Put to the side.

Mix coconut milk, garlic and oyster sauce in the pan. Bring to boil and let it simmer for few minutes. Add the vegetables and fish into the sauce, and heat up. Season with lime juice, salt and pepper. Add prawns and coriander.

Serve with rice and enjoy!

Cod with courgette and tomato

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Cod with courgette and tomato

This I call fast food.  And yet another “junk mail recipe” I have saved. I eat far too little fish in my diet as I have not found many good recipes. The recipes should be simple and quick to prepare. I am pretty lazy when it comes to cooking.  This is both quick and easy. It takes less time to prepare than cooking the rice that goes with it. Note: it is only fast food if you have remembered to take the fish out of the freezer in the morning!

600g frozen cod
½ lemon squeezed
1 courgette
1 onion
2 cloves of garlic
1 can crushed tomatoes (500g)
20 olives
salt
pepper

Defrost fish. Cut fish and courgette in pieces. Chop onion and garlic. Put fish, courgette, onion and garlic into a pan (I use deep frying pan). Season with salt and pepper, add lemon juice and tomatoes. Cook for about 5 minutes under the lid or until fish is cooked. Add olives.

Serve with rice .. and to give it a bit more taste .. sambal oelek (chilli sauce).

White Bean Soup

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This is my favourite soup currently. I picked up the recipe from a leaflet that came with junk mail a few months ago. I love tasty, nutritious vegetarian dishes and this is one. Beans are high in fiber, protein, vitamins and minerals. Perhaps not so gentle for the stomach .. but I think it is worth it!

White bean soup

1 onion
1 garlic clove
2 tbls tomato puree
2 tbls oil
1 L water
2 vegetable stock cubes
2 cans of large white beans
2 tomatoes
(1 carrot finely grated)
1 bunch of fresh basil

Fry onion, garlic, grated carrot and tomato puree gently in oil. Add water and stock cubes, bring to boil and let simmer for 10 minutes. Add tomatoes, beans and basil. Allow to heat up and the soup is ready to be served.

I served the soup here with white bread and avocado.