Recipe: Fermented Cabbage with Lemon and Thyme

Hi! People around me have been really ill this autumn and winter. One after one they have succumb to flu, pneumonia and nasty colds. Not once have I picked up any of them and I’m sure it’s due eating at least 1/2 cup of fermented vegetables a day and drinking a small glass of either water kefir or kombucha every day. It is so easy to ferment at home, sure you need a little bit of patience, but you are growing your own healthy bacteria and they need a bit of time to flourish. More and more research points to the importance of healthy gut flora. I’m convinced we will see even more breakthroughs in this area in the coming years.

♥L

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Healthy Eats – London: High Mood Food

Several ferments, kombucha, kefir and my favorite fermenting book on the shelf (The art of fermentation by Sandor Katz).
High Mood Food is my kind of cafe!
I use to trek down to Chelsea to visit the Pop up , but now  High Mood Food got a permanent home opposite Selfridges.
This is a healthy cafe focused on fermented foods.
If you are new to gut friendly fermented foods and drinks this is the perfect place to dip your toe in the culture pond before you dive in and start your own little probiotic factory in your kitchen.
As I always have a couple of tablespoons of fermented foods with my meals at home, I’m really pleased  I can now get my fix when I grab a quick lunch in town.
Both flexitarians and vegans are well catered for. Everything is colourful and delicious and the staff is super friendly. I think I got a new favorite spot.



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Drinking Tea, Disney and Download


Hi there, Hope you are having a great Thursday!
I’ve been battling with tech all day today….grrr. At 5pm I got out of my pyjama to pick up my 10 year old from squash. Now I’m chilling with a cup of Dandelion, Burdock and Hawthorn tea. Great for cleansing the blood and liver and it also comes with anti-inflammatory properties.

I didn’t exactly achieve what I set out to do today.. but hey-ho tomorrow is a new day!

I love the below quote “Worry is a waste of imagination”. I completely and totally agree! Instead of fretting about what I didn’t manage to do today I’m envisioning  all the progress that will happen tomorrow.
Believing that things will work out resets the mind so it’s easier to see solutions to problems and to recognise new opportunities.

This is the cover to my “Guided Meditations for Morning and Evening” that I recorded last week. You can download it in the next couple of days. After my little tech problem has been solved.

Plastic Bottle Recycling- Scandi Style


According to BBC News the UK could adopt the Swedish/Norwegian bottle recycling system. Fantastic! Finally!
So what’s it all about? Well you basically pay a little more for your bottle of water, soda or wine like a deposit. When you have consumed your drink you take it back to a recycling area in the store and get that deposit back. Boom! Your bottle is saved and can be recycled over and over and won’t  pollute the planet.
I can’t remember a time when we didn’t have this system in Sweden and I’m old!
I also remember in the 80’s when we left all secondary packaging like paper boxes for toothpaste for the cashier at the supermarket to deal with. Needless to say unnecessary secondary packaging disappeared after awhile.

♥L

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Spirulina, Cauliflower and Cabbage Ferment

Fermenting your own vegetables is so easy and cheap! With so many people being ill at the moment, this ferment is boosted with health promoting Spirulina. I don’t like the taste of Spirulina normally but when it’s been fermented together with other vegetables the taste mellows and that sharp Spirulina taste disappear and just add an interesting layer of flavoring. Win Win!

Isn’t the colour gorgeous?!

♥L

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My Beauty Routine

Hi everyone!

Hope you are all having a great week! This weeks video is a bit of a rambling beauty routine video. I love beauty products but I want to keep it simple and have as few hard working products as possible. I’m not a beauty hoarder or a collector. My beauty area is in my bathroom very minimalist indeed. As per usual I cleanse with an oil cleanser. This one is from Whamisa a Korean brand that is fairly new to the UK. I also try out the Mother Dirt Moisturizer with mixed feelings. I will do another video about this when I get my hands on that crucial spray that I touch on in this video. Dr Hauschkas Cleansing Cream is my champion product together with Green Peoples Fruitful Night Cream and I love the smell of Therapis rose toner.
Next week I’m recording cooking and fermentation videos and also a quick one about a lipstick. Feeding my inside and outside with clean green stuff 🙂

My facial massage video:

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Tulsi Tea ~ Queen of Herbs

Happy Friday everyone!
There is still time to enter the Estelle and Thild Healthy Glow Foundation Giveaway below. I will announce the winner here tomorrow.
My phone has decided to give in. The screen is lit up and blinking like a disco. Hence complete radio silence on the social media front from me for a few days.
I was asked on Youtube to explain more about Tulsi Tea and it’s health benefits. Here goes:
Tusli or Holy Basil as it’s sometimes called is a principle herb in Ayurvedic medicine. Made from the leaves and flowers of the holy basil or tulsi plant cultivated in Thailand and India.  I’ve found numerous clinical studies describing the therapeutic benefits it has on our bodies.
To name a few It has been proven to have an effect on type 2 diabetes as well as on immunity and inflammation. Basically you can say it assists with the bodys natural house-keeping.
Tulsi tea is also very good for combating stress and anxiety. Have a cup of freshly brewed tea before you go into that dreaded meeting. Or end the day with a relaxing cuppa.
I have heard the term “liquid Yoga” used to describe tulsi tea. Sums it up perfectly!
This tea is not only good for us, it tastes wonderful as well. You can get it in different flavours, but I prefer the bog-standard version.

Have a wonderful weekend!!

 

 

Giveaway/Review Estelle & Thild Healthy Glow Foundation

UPDATE!!
CONGRATULATIONS TO MARGUERITE!!
THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED!!

THANK YOU TO EVRYONE FOR TAKING PART!!
THERE WILL BE MORE GIVEAWAYS IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS!

XXX LISA

To enter the giveaway simply subscribe on my blog and comment below and this little beauty can be yours! I’ll ship it anywhere in the world.

Last day is Friday the 19th January 2018.

When I was is Stockholm over Christmas I bought the above Estelle and Thild Biomineral Healthy Glow Foundation in a medium yellow tone No123. And I love it! Nice colour. Fab effect on my pores. Easy to use. Sold.
Now you can get your hands on it.
Estelle and Thild is a Swedish clean beauty brand that launched a make up line recently. I always stock up on their lotions and potions when I’m in Stockholm, and I was very keen to try the make up. I have seen their beauty products in Selfridges but I think you can only get the make-up  on-line. Net a Porter sell this foundation for £32.

♥L

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Healthy Eats – Stockholm: GAST

Happy New Year! Hope you had a wonderful and relaxing Christmas and that you are ready to take on 2018. I absolutely love Christmas and eat everything traditional and Christmassy. But now I’m done. I am craving vegetables!
We headed to new cafe/lunch spot Gast (old swedish for ghost) for a late breakfast. It’s beautifully designed airy, light and spacious with a great play list. The menu is in English and the staff seems to all be from an English speaking country, making this the perfect place to discover the real Stockholm and at the same time not feel like an outsider. Gast is situated slap bang in the middle of Stockholm but it’s a slightly hidden gem and even I had to give the address a google. I had a wonderful vegan soup with fennel and zucchini. So delicious and fresh. There is always a beautiful vegan salad on the menu and the soup of the day is often vegan. They serve great coffees and loads of traditional pastries like the gluten free and nut free chocolate roulade. (my teenager’s favorite). Now I’m getting ready to pack up and head to the airport in a few hours. Goodbye Stockholm and 2017.

♥L

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How To Make Kombucha Vinegar

Hi everyone,
Happy Christmas! I’m in Stockholm to celebrate Christmas with my family. First we stayed in a hotel for a few days and now we are at my parents closer to the archipelago. Christmas is maybe not the time to start a new healthy eating regime but using kombucha vinegar and having as much vegetables as possible, and snacking on fruits and nuts will bring much needed nutrients.
If you are new to the whole kombucha brewing, here’s my: How to make kombucha for beginners VIDEO.

Whishing you all a wonderful Christmas!!!

♥L

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