Wednesday, May 31, 2017

A simpler life

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I like to cook and I like to save and I like to eat healthy, because I deserve it :-)
If I save where I can,  I have more for what is the more important to me, that's simple math, sort of.

When the simple life / declutter movement hit, I saw that several declutter experts said to get rid of your slow cooker. It takes up to much room - not!
I love to chop up vegetables and make soups and stews from scratch, and find that my slow cooker is great.
Slow cookers are relatively new here in Norway.


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I bought my slow cooker this winter and it is the best thing I have bought in the kitchen. I use it every week and it saves me so much energy.
I can prepare dinner early, when my energy level is good and just set the cooker to simmer.
Nothing makes me feel better than a good home cooked meal when dear husband comes home from work, especially when I have a tired day.

Today I cleaned out my fridge - a lot of different vegetables past their crispest date but still good,  some leftover meat from the weekend and some sausages - and, voila, a nice stew to serve with rice on the side - also enough for having some tomorrow - more energy saved :-)

For dessert, cut up water melon, crisp apples and a drizzle of blueberries.



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I am on a 30 days without added sugar (or sweeteners) challenge with my oldest daughter - today is day 14 of 30.

Exceptions from the rule are birthdays, and we celebrated one of those this weekend. I had a piece of 2 cakes - they tasted good, but to sweet really. My body did not like the sweet to much…..
My taste buds are getting more sensitive - everything sweet, like fresh fruits, taste so much sweeter, and salty snacks do not taste me at all.

I enjoy how my body reacts to my sugar free diet -
I can not say I am less tired, but I do sleep better and my muscle aches less.
Sugar fuels inflammation - I do not need more of those - I am very motivated to make my lifestyle less sugar sweet in the future.



be good to you


Enjoy your day, wherever you are

Hanne

7 comments:

Tilly said...

Looks delicious,keep up the sugar free diet.



Gretchen Weaver said...

We got crock pots for a wedding gift 40 years ago. I couldn't have raised my children without crockpots. Put the food in there and then go do whatever needs to be done. I won't tell you how many crockpots I have. Suffice it to say, I have a size for every need. Eating healthy is great. I'm glad you can see a difference.

Chookyblue...... said...

Oh I love my slow cooler I use it all the time.......

Lynda said...

I've had a slow cooker since the 70's - love it now and, like you, it goes on at least once a week.

margaret said...

I bought a slow cooker for my daughter Catherine last year and she loves it too, your stew sounds very tasty

moosecraft said...

Yum! I enjoy my slow cooker as well! Not only does it make for a delicious and nutritious meal at the end of the day.... but, the aromas of it cooking all day make the house feel so cozy! :-) Congrats on filtering out the added sugar in your diet!

Judith said...

What a huge difference in such a small amount of time! Well done you!