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HEART-WARMING SOUP & WEEKEND

‘I notice that autumn is more the season of the soul than of nature.’ ______________ Friedrich Nietzsche Spicy, creamy soups are perfect for chilly autumn evenings. Perfect for today. I was too lazy to cook though. The changing of the seasons always makes me slightly unwell, or it feels like my body is drained of all energy. But I was lucky since I got to try the new indian red lentil soup from the  company Spoons. ❤ I just chopped up some veggies; broccoli, bell pepper and kale, fried it in olive oil and mixed together with the soup. And the soup! It’s really delicious – creamy and sooo perfectly spicy. I’m totally fond of lentil soup. One of my favourite dishes. The other day I baked the best banana bread, or should I say banana cake. For the recipe click here. It’s very easy to make and the taste is perfectly sweet, absolutely amazing. Since I’m home alone I’ve been feeding my tired body banana cake the past few days. Cant really complain. Soul food …

5 THINGS I LIKE ABOUT FALL

‘It’s during rainy nights his soul wanders away, leaving him with nothing but thoughts of her. Early morning the sun comes out, his soul returns and she’s gone.’ ______________ Linda   The tranquility that suddenly appears. A sense of calmness arrives when the evenings get darker. Candle lights are burning inside while the nature is changing its colours. Heavier rains, stronger, brisk winds and a mind at ease. Heart-warming soups & spicy veggie stews. Even though I love a creamy smoothie bowl my body is longing for warm, flavourful foods when the days get colder. How wonderful isn’t it to cuddle up with a spicy dish after an hour walk breathing in the cool, crisp air. Nature at its finest. I’m definitely a summer person, but I have come to appreciate the fall more and more. Especially September. The colours of the trees, the fresh air and cooler nights. A creativity that blossoms. Take today for example – It has been raining non stop. I tried going outside but I almost blew away, and by the time I got …

Health Food & Other Stories

‘The most effective way to do it, is to do it.’ __________ Amelia Earhart   Update! After much thought and careful consideration I’ve decided to change my blog name, as well as my Instagram name. However, cleaneatingbylinda.com will still be the blog URL (at least for the time being). I’m still CleanEatingbyLinda though; I simply view the name change just as it is – a name change or more or less – Health Food & Other Stories by cleaneatingbylinda. While CleanEatingbyLinda is the brand name, Health Food & Other Stories is the blog name. After four years I felt it was time for some fresh vibes to sweep in and change things up. As I wrote in an earlier post: ‘Although CleanEatingbyLinda is evolving, growing up, the main purpose will always be the same as from the very beginning; A wish to inspire to a healthful and holistic lifestyle.’ ‘Health Food & Other Stories is going beyond eating clean. It’s about awareness. It’s about feeding the body, as well as the mind & soul. It’s about passion. It’s about listening to …

Buddah Bowl

‘Mother Nature isn’t immortal. She’s screaming for your affection. Your respect. Beautiful, yet so fragile, she’s crying. Hug her. Please, hug her gently. She’s beautiful, but for how long.’ ___________________________________________________ Linda Since I’ve been feeling slightly under the weather today (don’t know why!?) I felt like having a big bowl of goodness for dinner. A rainbow bowl. Deliciously filling, and deliciously nutrient dense. I’m feeling better already after enjoying this lovely, nourishing buddha bowl. At least I’m trying to convince myself of that. It will most likely be an early night. Anyway, promise you’ll make this beautiful bowl. If only cause the tahini-dressing goes very well with the veggies. Dix points. Nourishing Buddah Bowl Ingredients: (the amount depends on how many you’re feeding) Sweet potato Pumpkin Broccoli Quinoa Mushrooms Bok choy Cherry tomatoes Garlic Black & white sesame seeds Himalaya salt & pepper Chili Instructions: Cook the quinoa according to the instructions on the package. Chop the sweet potato into chunks and cook until soft. Chop the vegetables, mushrooms and garlic. In a frying pan fry the …

food & other stories

‘I will talk to you words of honey.’ ___________________________________________________ Linda   About four years ago I started my blog CleanEatingbyLinda. It all began as a final project while I was studying media-production & journalism at the university in Stockholm. My vision was to offer gluten and dairy free recipes, as well as refined sugar free desserts. The site, as well as myself, has both grown and developed quite a lot since. Even if I haven’t been updating regularly during these four years, neglected it for longer periods of time, I’ve always thought of it as my precious baby. But, it’s not a baby anymore… Although CleanEatingbyLinda is evolving, growing up, the main purpose will always be the same as from the very beginning;  A wish to inspire to a healthful and holistic lifestyle. However, the CleanEatingbyLinda of today is going beyond eating clean. It’s about awareness. It’s about feeding the body, as well as the mind & soul. It’s about passion. It’s about listening to your own, unique body. It’s about writing and following dreams. It’s about …

Eat for the planet

‘Early morning sunrise. I opened up my eyes and it got me thinking of you.’ ___________________________________________________ Linda Dear sunrise, I heart you. I heart you like I heart the beauty of nature. The sound of the ocean, the whispers in the wind, the calmness of the forrest. The sky so endless it makes me believe in everything. I believe the sun will set every day, I believe it will rise. How can there not be magic with a nature so magical?  The main reasons why I strive to follow a plant-based diet; I’m doing something good for the environment – It might seem as baby steps, but when choosing to eat more greens I choose to believe in a greener planet. I might not be the most environmentally friendly person, however I strive to do my best. If all of us would choose to do something good for the environment it could end up as something powerful. ‘Eat less of conventionally raised poultry, pork, beef, or dairy products: Concentrated animal feeding operations have significantly higher …

5 X favourites

‘Find the beauty in everyday.’   My 5 favourites at the moment: Turmeric – I’m obsessed with this anti inflammatory spice. I usually mix it with warm almond milk, cinnamon, black pepper, honey and coconut oil. I try to enjoy at least one cup a day. So heartwarming and comforting. Plyometrics – I’m all about those short & sweet intensive workouts; body weight plyometric exercises or interval training on the treadmill for both strength and speed. Box jumps, squat jumps, jumping lunges, burpees to mention a few exercises. Mádara skin care products – I found a new organic skin care brand and I’m in love. Their products are awesome and cruelty free. One of my favourite products is the Radiant Energy Organic Facial oil. It’s a radiance-boosting concentrate of 9 rare and precious dry oils. With ingredients such as Blueberry, Cloudberry, Cranberry, Blackberry, Black Cumin, Parsley, Pumpkin, Borage and Golden Jojoba seed oils it gives the skin a luxurious youthful glow. My skin loves it! Stretching – The best way to begin or end the day. My body is …

If you listen to your body when it whispers, you wont have to hear it scream

‘Do something today that your future self will thank you for.’ ___________________________________________________ Two of my biggest passions in life are health & nutrition. I’m especially intrigued by the enormous power and impact food has over the human mind and body. We can either become addicted to certain foods, we might use food as a stimuli; for example we might turn to food when we’re bored, when we’re sad, when we’re stressed OR food can have a positive impact on our health and thereby help to prevent many chronic diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, cancer, obesity, cardiovascular disease, depression, to mention a few.  Eating healthy is a form of self-respect Awareness is key when it comes to a healthy mindset and a healthy body. As well as the importance of making better choices. Healthier choices. No one is perfect, and of course one is entitled to indulge every now and then (what would life be without indulgence!?) However, you should always bare in mind that eating healthy is a form of self-respect. You can’t control …

10 ways to upgrade your daily health routines

”It’s not about perfection. It’s about consistency and aspiration. Small steps every day, that’s when magic happens. Change arise from being consistent.” Linda   Start every day with gratitude. Be grateful for what you already got/achieved in life. When you’re thankful of what you have you’re open to receiving more. Be positive. Choose to go through life with a positive mindset and life will get much easier; it’s as simple as that. There’s something positive in each and every day. Vibrate positivity and you will attract positivity. Listen to your body. Your body speaks to you in mysterious ways, learn to listen. Don’t press the autopilot button, you’re not a machine. Feed your body. Food is awesome. Food is fuel. Choose nutrients that help build and maintain body cells and tissues – foods that are good for your body, mind and soul and that help prevent disease. Following a well-balanced diet is the best way to maintain healthy tissue. Take care of your body. Feed your soul. Do the things that set your soul on fire. Things you’re …

A breather

My two weeks in Budapest have come to an end. It’s been two very relaxing and chill couple of weeks. The weather has been perfect – warm, but not too hot and the sun has been out almost every day. The last week I’ve been by myself, since my boyfriend had to leave for work. Spending time alone, in a city that’s rather unexplored is something I recommend everyone to do at least once. Although I’ve been here many times before, exploring the city on my own has been a very positive experience. This city is stunning. I’ve been… Walking, walking, walking Practising yoga Enjoying nutella donuts (one too many..!?) Observing people Doing crossfit  Spending rainy days at coffee shops Enjoying breathtaking views of the city Running my first 10 km in a very long time, and it didn’t feel too bad. Actually, it felt pretty amazing. With a steady pace I enjoyed a beautiful and tourist-packed pre summer evening Trying to overcome my fear of heights Loving every minute of the warm weather