mandag den 29. april 2013

Fast and easy: Thai Chicken and Coco Soup

It appears I'm in a soup period at the moment, so I hope you're ready for one more? This one is a lot healthier than the peanut soup and super fast and easy to make too. Oh, and quite delicious by the way. After a weekend of celebrating my friend's birthday with alcohol and a lot of food (and a hangover pizza yesterday, don't judge!), this light soup was just what I needed today. I was inspired by this lovely recipe but felt like experimenting a bit and making my own version. The measurements are only instructive and not 100 % precise, but don't be afraid to try and taste your way on this one like I did.
Thai Chicken and Coco Soup (serves 4 people):
500 g cooked chicken breast, thinly sliced (I boiled mine for 10 minutes)
4 dl. low fat chicken stock
3 tablespoons oyster sauce
1 tablespoon chili sauce
4 teaspoons coconut oil
3 dl. mushrooms
2 cans of bamboo shoots
1 green onion, finely chopped
Juice of 1 lime
1 dl. shredded coconut
Ginger, grated
Olive oil
4 tablespoons skyr (i.e. low fat creme fraiche)
Heat up some olive oil in a pot and add a hint of chili and curry. Then fry onion and mushrooms for a couple of minutes and add a bit of grated ginger. Add chicken stock, coconut oil, oyster sauce, chili sauce, lime juice, Skyr/creme fraiche, and bamboo shoots (but be careful with the chili sauce, and add a little at a time to taste). Let the soup simmer for 5 minutes, then add the pre-cooked chicken, and voilá! Dinner is served. I sprinkled some shredded coconut on top (and peanuts on the bf's portion), and served the soup with brown rice. I hope you'll enjoy it as much as we did.
Dansk: Jeg har lavet thai-inspireret kylling- og kokossuppe til aften, og den kan varmt anbefales. Ikke alene er den supersund og superlækker; den tager tilmed kun omkring 15 minutters tid at lave. Perfekt, ikke? Jeg fandt inspiration i denne opskrift men lavede min egen (lidt sundere) version og erstattede kokosmælken med skyr og en smule kokosolie. Derudover tilsatte jeg revet ingefær, lidt limesaft, et skvæt fiskesauce, lidt chilisauce, champignoner og bambusskud. Jeg håber, I vil nyde den så meget, som vi gjorde herhjemme.

Psssst! Remember to enter the giveaway here - it's open until Wednesday evening // Husk at deltage i giveaway'en her - den slutter onsdag aften.

søndag den 28. april 2013

Life through Instagram

1. A few of the pretty perks of helping my (hoarder) dad move. 2. My favorite breakfast: Cottage cheese 
and skyr with mixed fruit, muesli, nuts, and flax seeds. 

3. Signs of spring on a morning run! 4. Reading about courses at London College of Fashion and making plans for fall.

5. Spice up your life! How I miss the 90s. 6. Pretty pastels on my coffee table.

7. A lovely Sunday brunch. 8. Homemade chocolate bark with nuts, coco, and licorice.

9. A pretty blue sky seen from my bedroom window. 10. Spicy peanut soup (recipe here)

11. Beautiful flowers from my loved one. 12. A new peplum dress.

13 & 14. Trying on the cat eye look.

15. Kiwi and pineapple juice. 16. A view of one of the coziest cafés in Aalborg.

17. True that. 18. Yesterday's lovely tapas birthday dinner at a friend's.

I absolutely adore Instagram and how it enables you to snap and share the little moments and good memories in a such a cute and nostalgic way. I love to look at others' inspiring and pretty food and fashion photos, any tips for users I should check out? Now I simply must run, cause my bf is making pulled pork (yes, I love him).

Dansk: En update fra Instagram. I kan følge mig på @solastdecadeblog

fredag den 26. april 2013


T-shirt: H&M
Trousers: H&M (old season)
Watch: Marc by Marc Jacobs

Just a quick peek at my look today (and my new t-shirt) before I'm heading out to dinner with my love. I wish you all a lovely Friday eve. Ps. I don't know why I always look weird in pictures, that's just my lot in life.
Dansk: Et hurtigt kig på dagens look (og min nye t-shirt), inden jeg smutter ud for at spise med min kære. Kan I have en dejlig fredag aften. Ps. Jeg ved ikke, hvorfor jeg altid ser så underlig ud på billeder, det er vist bare mit lod.

tirsdag den 23. april 2013

A welcome giveaway by Piilgaard & Frederiksen

What better way to celebrate the new blog than with a lovely giveaway? The Danish jewelry and accessory designer Piilgaard & Frederiksen has donated these lovely bracelets, which we will send off to two lucky readers. To enter, all you have to do is:

1. Follow this blog on Bloglovin' or 'like' the blog's Facebook page
2. 'Like' Piilgaard & Frederiksen's Facebook page.
3. Comment on this post.

If you want to check out more of Piilgaard & Frederiksen's lovely products, you can do so on their web shop or blog. The giveaway is open until May 1. Good luck!

Dansk: Jeg udlodder disse to fine armbånd fra Piilgaard & Frederiksen til to heldige læsere. Alt, du skal gøre for at være med i konkurrencen, er: 1. Følge denne blog på Bloglovin' eller 'synes godt om' bloggens Facebook side2. 'Synes godt om' Piilgaard & Frederiksens Facebook side. 3. Skrive en kommentar til dette indlæg. Jeg trækker to vindere onsdag d. 1. maj. Held og lykke!

mandag den 22. april 2013

Spicy peanut and chicken soup

Normally I'm not too big on spicy food, but after trying this extremely tasty soup I'm suddenly a bit perplexed. I cooked a large batch yesterday based on this lovely recipe from one of my absolute favorite Danish food blogs, The Food Club, and it was a huge hit. Perfect for a cold and windy Sunday night in. I made a few alterations to Ditte's recipe in order to make it a bit less rich (but make no mistake, this is no soup for dieters).
Spicy peanut and chicken soup (serves 4-5 people):
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 onion, finely chopped
2 cloves of garlic, grated
Approximately 4 cm ginger, grated
1 tablespoon tomato pureé
7 tablespoons peanut butter
2 tablespoons coconut milk
Juice of 1 lime
5 tablespoons curd or low-fat cremefraice
4 medium size carrots, chopped
1/4 cauliflower in florets
7,5 dl chicken stock
Approximately 500 g chicken filet, finely sliced
Fish sauce or oyster sauce
Chili sauce
Heat up the oil in a large pot and fry onion, garlic, and ginger lightly for a couple of minutes. Then add the tomato pureé and fry for another couple of minutes. Add peanut butter, curd (or cremefraiche), coconut milk, and bouillon, and let it simmer for 20-25 minutes. Stir occasionaly to make sure the peanut butter dissolves. After 20-25 minutes, add carrots and cauliflower florets, and taste with fish sauce, lime juice, chili sauce, and salt. Let it simmer for 10 minutes, then add chicken, let it simmer for another 15 minutes, and add peanuts before serving. I served my soup with brown rice, slices of fresh lime and more peanuts. Enjoy!

Dansk: Jeg lavede denne superlækre og tilpas spicy peanut suppe med kylling i aftes efter inspiration af denne opskrift fra Dittes fine blog. Jeg ændrede opskriften en smule, bl.a. skruede jeg lidt ned for fedtindholdet ved at erstatte det meste af kokosmælken med skyr. Velbekomme!

lørdag den 20. april 2013

5 favourite vintage webshops

I have a soft spot for all things vintage, retro, and nostalgic, and here are my top five go-to web shops for pretty vintage clothing and footwear: 

Links1 , 2 , 3 
Asos Marketplace is definitely at the top of my list. With both private sellers and boutiques, the selection
is huge, and there's something for every taste. I don't think I've ever managed to visit this place without buying at least one item.

Links1, 2
I fell in love with Episode when I lived in Amsterdam and a stop by their physical store in Runstraat became a weekly habit. They also have physical stores in Copenhagen, Paris, Brussels, London, and Utrecht, but if you're not planning to visit any of these places any time soon, you can shop online right here. By the way, how pretty are those Dr. Martens?!

Urban Outfitters:

Links1, 2, 3
I absolutely love Urban Outfitters, particularly their selection of re-worked vintage pieces. Unfortunately, Copenhagen and the closest UO-store are about four hours away, so I'm a frequent visitor at the web shop

Links: 1, 2, 3 
I'm mainly a high street/vintage kind of person, and I rarely buy really expensive clothes (wouldn't mind owning that Jean Paul Gaultier sweater though). But I've always been fascinated by high fashion and every now and then I like to take a peek at and their collection of high fashion vintage items, if not to buy then for a dose of nostalgia and some dreaming.

Links: 1, 2, 3
I am so in love with that swimsuit! Adored Vintage is such a pretty web shop with equally pretty vintage clothes and accessories. The style is more elegant and feminine and I am particularly fond of their selection of cute and glamorous dresses. 

torsdag den 18. april 2013

Hello there

Jeans: Zara
Bag: Mango
Boots: Vintage

Thanks for stopping by. I've just moved here from the blog as I thought it was time for a change. So here we go, with a brand new blog name and a brand new, pretty design (a big thanks to Dana and Envye). I hope you'll join me on this new blogging adventure, and I look forward to sharing shopping tips, thoughts on style, pretty photos and a bunch load of easy and healthy recipes. Here's to new beginnings!

Tak fordi, I kigger forbi. Jeg er lige 'flyttet' hertil fra bloggen, da jeg syntes, det var tid til lidt forandring; et spritnyt navn og et spritnyt, fint design (tak til Dana og Envye). Jeg håber, I vil følge mig på mit nye blogging eventyr, og jeg glæder mig til at dele shopping tips, pæne billeder og en kæmpemasse nemme og sunde opskrifter. Hurra for nye begyndelser!