Saturday, April 12, 2014

And the juicer goes to...

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I'm so glad for all the comments on your juice habits! I wish I had way more juicers to giveaway instead of just one, but I promise I'll try to hold a lot more giveaways on the blog later on.  This time, the winner is Anna - or really her daughter Alva. Congratulations Alva, and I hope this means many cool juice creations for your family!

We're having a lazy Saturday today - me and my little ice cream monsters. Happy weekend everyone!

Saturday, April 05, 2014

I love juice - plus a giveaway!

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Juicing is really trendy in Sweden, and the juicer was declared christmas gift of the year, a few months ago. I've owned several juicers, and have honesty ended up giving them away - they're pretty bulky and I never got into the habit. I like juice, but mostly have it for weekend breakfasts.

My favorite is made by Brämhults, and it's a blend of oranges and strawberries. Tart, sweet and delicious! They also make one with strawberries and lime, that makes a very good base for a smoothie! And my husband, preferring citrus, loves their seasonal orange/clementine juice. They make veggie juices too, but frankly it's not so much my cup of tea. (I'm possibly biased by having beet juice severely stain a beloved dress.)

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So, while I'll probably stick to bottled juices (or the occasional fresh orange juice of course, when citrus is in season), I've been given the opportunity by Brämhults to give a juicer to one of my readers. (Sweden only - sorry about that!) For a chance to win, just tell me what your favorite juice is, and on what occasion you usually drink juice. The giveaway is open until Friday, April 11.

This post is sponsored by Brämhults, in the sense that they offer the juicer. I'm not being paid any money for this, though.  I liked  Brämhults long before they approached me about this - I prefer to work with brands that I already like and gladly will recommend.

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Mango Avocado Salsa

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I love avocado, and since I disovered Picard's frozen mango slices, I love mango, too. Well, I love mango in general, but it's hard to come by perfectly ripe fresh mango here in Sweden and I find them a pain to peel and dice. Picard's mango is perfect - it's obviously frozen at it's peak and is super flavorful.

This little salsa is just great -  great on it's own, or with a larger meal.

Mango Avocado Salsa

1 ripe mango, diced
1 avocado, diced
2 tomatoes, de-seeded and diced
1 red chili, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
2 scallions, thinly sliced
1 lime, juiced
1 tsp brown sugar
1 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp fresh coriander, chopped

Stir together lime juice, sugar, oil and coriander, and toss with the rest of the ingredients.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Not new, but good

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 I've blogged about spicy pork wraps many years ago - happy to report they're still something we make regularly. Good stuff.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

A favorite lunch!

My sister visited today and we had lunch at Joe & the Juice, a Danish chain that's recently (well, -ish...) opened in my local mall. I had what I always have - an avocado sandwich, with thinly sliced mozzarella & tomatoes. Yum. The juice was pretty awesome too! It had apples, strawberries & ginger. Every time I go there, I consider getting a juicer myself.. Again. I have done so several times, but always end up giving them away due to lack of use. Maybe I'll just stick with store-bought juices. But heads up - I might have the opportunity to host a juicer giveaway soon! More details as soon as I have them - promise!