Category Archives: Healthy eating


Hairy Bikers/Dieters are having a competition – create your own lo cal recipe and if you win, it will be published in their upcoming book. Well, no problem there, I often cook as a go along. So I created a low cal version of my potato sallad and then I read the fine “print” – they only accept contestants within the UK. Buhuhu. I go hide in the corner and sulk, so much for my chance to fame….:(

Hairy Dieters

As I have followed the 5:2 method of intermittent fasting since last summer and managed to loose a nice amount of weight, the last month or so have been bad and I kind of fell of the wagon. Thanks to the hysterical funny and immense smart girls (and some boys) over at the online forum Fastday, I found this vastly usable and working cookbook

1387717800_911e928e8388950eff0058f0c572dca5 I did follow Si and Dave’s TV show a couple of years ago when they traveled around on their motor bikes cooking delicious foods, while it still ran here in Sweden.  Now I was blown away how much weight they lost AND that the recipes in this book truly works – they are so tasty. At times the recipes need a bit of tweaking, but the men in my family can’t “get” that the dinners they get is low cal. I have never ever used a cookbook as much as I have used this and I do have a nice little collection of them. Sunday evening I sit down and mark up four recipes (M-T), buy the ingredients in Monday and we are set. Today I made Chicken Jerk and this time I didn’t have to add one single pinch of any spice. bild-37 And one full package with boneless chicken tights (round 800gr) was polished of. Even though I served no sauce, just air fried (the Darth Vader machine) potatoes and wedges of lime. Simply great!!

Now I just wait for to get their thumb out of their xx and send me their first diet cookbook along with their new Asia one. End of the month they tell me they will be shipped and then the post will drag their ass-s for yet another week. 😦


You know when it comes to cooking, I do have my principles; pepper mill (no ready grounds here), real sea salt flakes, never use any light products (better to use tiny amount of the real thing), only use real cream and never e-v-e-r use margarine. For me that is something the devil have produced and I did grown up on real butter and “Bregott” (butter and rape seed oil), the only time my home ed teacher mom used margarine was in some baking. Have no clue why.

So it was to my immense satisfaction when I read in the morning paper that according to “Livsmedelsverket” (OMG, what can that be in English? Google say NFA :o) margarine can contain substances like gasoline, lye, bleachers and aceton. WHOT!!!!!! The representative for NFA say that if you use color, salt butter aromas and a whole lot of chemical processes you get margarine. But if you exchange that with white pigment and perfume, you get skin cream….

If margarine is bad for your health or not they are not sure, but some studies show that kids that has grown up on margarine are more prone to develop astma and allergy.

Reading this, do you in all honesty ever imagine to eat margarine again? Me I rather go without anything to spread on my sandwich than eating that horrifying stuff.

The above is translated from a column in Dagens Nyheter of today.