Saturday, February 5, 2011

What I Eat for Breakfast :) 3 Yummy Omelet Recipes

I love having a sturdy breakfast. Most days I actually eat eggs in some form, sometimes just boiled or scrambled, but I really like omelets.

I just made an omelet for me and my boyfriend. So today I want to share a few omelet recipes that I like!

It is great to start the day with some protein, it helps to keep the blood sugar even in the day. I think eggs are good for me..

This one I made yesterday evening, and my boyfriend told me I always make such good food ;)

Carrot & Pea Omelet (for 2 or 1 very hungry)

Failed flip :D

4 Eggs, lightly beaten
1 Onion, sliced in rings
1 Carrot, diced and pre-cooked
1 handful frozen Peas
1 tsp Coconut oil
½ tsp Paprika powder
Salt & Pepper

Heat up a pan with coconut oil on medium heat, fry the onion in paprika until softish. Then add carrot, peas, salt and pepper and stir fry for a few minutes. Lastly add the eggs and let it fry on medium-low heat until you can flip it, and let the other side get some color.

I usually divide the omelet in halves before flipping it, because otherwise I just make a mess of it..

Yum yum! I also like to get some fish in there sometimes, and sardines are great since they're rich in omega-3 and small which means easy to cook, and less toxins.

Sardine Omelet (for 2)

6 Eggs, lightly beaten
1 can Sardines, drained
1 Onion, sliced in rings
1 Carrot, diced and pre-cooked
1 tbsp fresh Dill, chopped
1 tsp Butter
Splash of Lemon juice (opt)
Salt & Pepper

Heat up a pan with butter, fry the onion for a while. Add the sardines which you mash into smaller bits, carrot, dill, lemon, salt and pepper, and stir fry a little while. Lastly add the eggs, and let it fry on medium-low heat until you can flip it, and let the other side get some color.

Oh and this next one was mighty good as well! :)

Italian Herb Omelet (for 1)

3 Eggs, lightly beaten
3 Sun-dried Tomatoes, sliced
1 Handful of Baby leaf Spinach
1 Onion, sliced
2 Cloves Garlic, chopped
1 tbsp Tomato paste
Italian herbs, fresh or dried = Basil/Thyme/Oregano/Marjoram
Some Paprika
Salt & Pepper

Heat up a pan with butter, fry the onion and garlic in paprika for a while. Add the spinach, sun-dried tomatoes, tomato paste, herbs, salt and pepper, and fry until the spinach is softer. Lastly add the eggs, and let it fry on medium-low heat until you can flip it, and let the other side get some color. ;)

I really like food-blogging and sharing recipes and even though this blog is about skin care, I think it fits, kind of, since what we eat has such a big importance for how our skin looks!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

4 Ideas for How to Find the Best Skin Cream

I know I had a hard time finding a skin cream that worked for me in the beginning. Unless you’re blessed with exceptionally good family genes or found the fountain of youth, you should begin discovering fine lines and wrinkles on your facial area by the point you reach forty years of age. Wrinkles might even appear as early as in your 20’s.

While you have zero control over your genetics, there’s a good deal which you can easily actually do to reduce or postpone the signs of getting older. 

Fortunately, you may make your skin tight plus smooth with proper skin care, including choosing a nutritious diet, avoiding toxins, and using a high-quality anti-aging gel.

When it comes to keeping your skin wrinkle-free, the best time to start is now. After all, it’s easier to prevent wrinkles than to eliminate them. 

Here are a couple of tips about how to discover the highest rated wrinkle cream.

Idea #1 - Learn What Kind of Cream You Need

Many anti aging lotions work in various ways. Anti-oxidant lotions include vitamins and minerals which are great for the skin. Some of the common antioxidants in anti aging items include things like Vitamins A, C, E and D. They get rid of bad free radicals in the entire body and give your skin a new warm glow.

Correcting creams can repair sun damage, replenish your skin, and restore the suppleness and tone. Tightening products work on loose skin. They raise your skin and provide it a more fresh look.

Idea #2 - Try To Look For Products Utilizing Powerful Ingredients

The most effective cosmetic products include anti aging nutrients for instance Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin B complex and Vitamin K. These kinds of antioxidant nutrients stop skin aging as well as fine line development. They will also stimulate collagen development in our skin.

The best anti-aging skin creams also consist of alpha hydroxy acids, retinol, Co Q10, phytessence wakame, efa's, as well as fresh fruit and plant extracts.

Idea #3 - Find An Anti-aging Lotion That Contains Natural Ingredients

So many natural skin care lotions and creams consist of challenging substances which are more affordable but could end up being dangerous. Products with artificial components need to be eliminated. 

Seek Out the best anti-aging face creams that include 100 % natural ingredients such as macadamia and avocado extracts, honey, green tea extract, hyaluronic acid, grapeseed extract and shea butter.

Natural ingredients are considered to be safe to apply on your body and skin. They can be far more quickly assimilated simply because they will are similar to your skin’s natural oils. And when you have delicate skin, it’s best to make use of a natural skin anti wrinkle cream.

Idea #4 - See The Results For Yourself

The ultimate proof you have discovered the best anti wrinkle lotion would be to see how effectively it works for you. 

Begin your search with a top-notch natural anti aging lotion so you will spend a shorter period of time checking out different lotions. Apply the lotion as instructed for at least a month or two so it can have a chance to perform its magic. Don’t count on overnight results.

I hope this helps you find the best skin care cream for you. 

Friday, January 21, 2011

Grain-Free Coconut Pancake Recipe

Banana pile & Cinnamon pile

So I made pancakes for breakfast the other day, and they turned out really yummy! To me these are very healthy, since I'm eating a grain-free, low carb, high fat, whole foods diet. Saturated fats are good fats, since they are vital for normal hormones. I wouldn't eat it every day though, I usually don't eat a lot of sweet fruit like banana as some say eating too much sugar can mess up the hormones.

Why don't I eat grains? I've noticed that my skin is clearer and smoother without them. A lot of people are sensitive to grains but don't know it, but it shows through red inflamed skin, oily skin, or acne. There are ways to make grains healthier though, for example through soaking, sprouting or making sourdough.

I ended up making two different versions, one coconut-banana, and the other coconut-cinnamon. They were easy to flip, and they tasted sweet (didn't taste too egg-y). Even the ones without banana were sweet, I guess it's because of the coconut. Here's the recipes that totally made about 14 pancakes:

Big Pile of Yummy Coconut Pancakes

Batter #1 - Like here but with 1 banana instead of the rapadura sugar. 

Batter #2 (almost the same)

3 eggs
3 tbsp melted butter
3 tbsp coconut milk
4 tbsp coconut flour (I didn't have real coconut flour, but it worked with shredded coconut that I put in the food processor for a while)
1 ½ tsp cinnamon
½ tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt

Whisk the ingredients together, heat a skillet with butter on medium heat, and pour 3 tbsp batter to make a pancake. As always with pancakes we need to be patient and not touch them before it's really time for flipping, about when they're dry on top.

Topping Tip:
½ banana
1 cup frozen strawberries
Blend smooth in food processor.

Banana pancake with Strawberry sauce and Blueberries
Topping Tip: Melted butter and cinnamon.
Cinnamon pancake, extra cinnamon, melted butter
Topping Tip: Coconut cream (the creamy part from a can of coconut milk) with berries or syrup.

Monday, January 17, 2011

My Day, Chapping Skin and Coconut Pancake Fantasies

Today I woke up from the phone ringing, I got asked if I wanted to work at a kindergarten today as someone in the regular staff was sick. I've been a substitute there before, but it was over a year ago since I spent 2010 in Spain. I went to work and all went well, it seems I may get to work there every now and then. Always nice to get out of the house and get a little extra income :)

My boyfriend and I just watched the movie "high fidelity" tonight. I remember watching it a long time ago but I didn't remember much about it. It's not that eventful, but I kind of liked it .

Right now I'm looking at my thumb, it's got chaps in the corners. I've got the same thing on my heels. Probably because of the dry cold weather up here, I mean I'm practically at the polar circle. Dry skin could be a sign that I'm not getting enough good fats too, but I do take a lot of omega-3 fish oil supplement and have avocado a few times a week so I'd think I've got that covered.

Anyways, I'm gonna put some coconut oil on the chapping skin before I go to bed, that usually helps. I also use something called badger balm or something, it's made of several organic plant oils. It's pretty good.

I'm thinking about making pancakes for breakfast tomorrow, but a (imho) healthy version. Maybe something like this:  Coconut flour pancakes. Mmm they seem heavenly! Not long ago I converted to a lowish carb grain-free eating habit, something I think is great for the skin amongst other things.
My usual breakfast is an omelet, or a smoothie of frozen berries, some greens, avocado or egg, whey protein and a little bit banana. Yummers :)

It's midnight now, I better go to bed ;) Good night!

I'll be dreaming of a pile of sweet fluffy pancakes..

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Welcome to My Blog About All Natural Skin Care!

Hi! I'm Ingela and I just created this blog :)

I wanted to start a blog to be able to share my thoughts and experiences of skin care the natural way.

Here I'll write about how I take care of my skin, things I'm trying out, and maybe some personal posts in the mix. Mainly I'm just starting this blog for my own amusement ;)

I'll probably write about topics like anti aging skin care, how to get healthy and glowing skin, oily skin care, and some common skin problems.

I'm Swedish and currently live in northern Scandinavia, at the border of Sweden and Finland. I'm interested in living a healthy life and having youthful and clear skin as long as I can.

I like spending time with my boyfriend, taking walks with my little doggy, watching movies, and learning things like different crafts. Oh, and travelling is fun too!

I hope you'll enjoy it! :)