Month: July 2012

A quick and easy to make salmon dinner

Here is a fast and delicious recipe for a salmon dinner that I got out of Swedish magazine (have unfortunaltey forgotten which one, otherwise I would link it here). 4 portions 4 pieces of salmon 1 red paprika 1 yellow onion 2 garlic cloves A couple of celery stalks 1 zucchini 1 jar of canned tomatoes 1 dl olives 4 tbspn pesto Oliveoil, salt and pepper Fresh basil Preheat the oven to 200 degrees centigrade. Rub the salmon in the oil and bake it in the oven for 10- 15 minutes. In the meantime slice the veggies in strips and stir-fry for a few minutes. Add the tomatoes and let it simmer for a few more minutes. Spice with salt and pepper. Stir the olives and the pesto into the tomato sauce. Serve the salmon with a dab of extra pesto on top and the veggie stew. Dress with fresh basil. Enjoy 🙂

Avocado Soup with Prawns

Avocado is not only yummy, but extremely healthy; Enjoy this fast and healthy soup! 2 portions 3 avocado’s 1 garlic 2 tblspn lemon juice 4 tblspns full fat organic yoghurt, or goat yoghurt 6 dl water Vegetable or chicken fond White pepper 5 dl / 500 grams peeled prawns Put the avocado, garlic, lemon juice, yoghurt and white pepper in a mixer or blender and mix until smooth. Bring the water to the boil and add the vegetable or chicken fond, stir and then add the avocado mix. Add the prawns and let it simmer for two minutes.

Moments of Gratitude – Movements of Grace

Every day we have moments filled with things in our lives to be grateful for. Test it out for one day, for one afternoon or for just one hour; Set the intention to notice the moments you are grateful for. Then, as you go along say “thank you” for everyone of those moments, being as specific or none specific as you like – saying out loud or just inwards, and see how it feel s during or your hour, afternoon, day. It is literally counting the blessings we have, no matter how our life looks, as we go along. I have tried keeping a gratitude journal as I have read and also heard from a lot of friends and collegues that it really does work. It is a beautiful thing to take that moment at the end of the day, to sit down with your pen and notebook and note down 3 things that you experienced during that day that you are grateful for. It works wonders! But for me, that gratitude journal just turned …

Don’t hold back!

OK, I have been missing Oprah since the Oprah show stopped running. Yes, I admit – I was seriously addicted to my daily dose of watching Ms Winfrey sharing herself with the world. If I could not watch every episode, which I rarely could, I taped them and watched when I had the time. Some of those episodes that inspired me deeply I have still saved on my UPC box and they will stay there till it crashes. The other day while zapping I came across “Oprah behind the Scenes” and had no time for TV watching right there and then so I taped it. The whole series of course… Just now I had a quick snack, some berries and nuts and a cup of green tea, and threw myself on the couch to enjoy my tea before commencing with work and got to watch the last 20 minutes of the “Oprah behind the Scenes” that covered her last show. The love, the joy, the “I-don’t-have-words-to-describe-it” that emanates from her team, the people whose lives …

Yoga…..asana ?

“In ancient times Hatha Yoga was practiced for many years as a preparation for higher states of consciousness. Now, however, the real purpose of this great science is being altogether forgotten. The Hatha Yoga practices which were designed by the rishis and sages of old, for the evolution of mankind, are now being understood and utilized in a very limited sense. Often we hear people say , “oh, I don’t practice meditation, I only practice physical Yoga, Hatha Yoga”. Now the time has come to correct this view point. Hatha Yoga is a very important science for man today… The main objective of Hatha Yoga is to create an absolute balance of the interacting activities and processes of the physical body, mind and energy. When this balance is created, the impulses generated give a call of awakening to the central force (sushumna nadi) which is responsible for the evolution of human consciousness. If Hatha Yoga is not used for this purpose, its true objective is lost. “ – Swami Satyananda Saraswati (1923-2009) I have come …