sunday thoughts and banana bread

Hello everyone!

 

How has your week been? Last week I was sick with the flu unfortunately and didn’t have the energy to post anything here. But this week I’ve been able to leave it all behind and find time for other things than just laying in bed and recharging to be able to go to work.

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next level delicious : sweet potato pizza

 

This week has been my first holiday week of this summer. And when I look out the window, all I see is cloudiness, rain and wind. It’s literally gone from sunshine and 25°c to this and 12°c. Clearly I’m not going to be having picnics and walking on the beach. But what this weather has offered, is time to work inside, to cook and bake. I’m quite enjoying it!

 

A sweet potato pizza is something that has been on my list of things I want to try sometime and I’m not exactly sure why it’s taken me so long. I’ve been eating quite a lot of sweet potatoes lately, always having at least one in the fridge. Usually it’s been oven baked wedges with other vegetables and/or tomato sauce. But now I felt like trying something different and then it clicked. A sweet potato pizza. Now is it’s time.

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a day in my life

Hi! I wanted to do something different and take you with me for a day. I hope you enjoy! I had such a lovely time yesterday.

Sunday 6th, May

6.00 am Hello sunshine!

My always so nice body clock woke me up at 6 am on a Sunday. Funnily the first thing I noticed was that it was really bright inside. Yes, please and thank you to the sun shining this early! But I really hadn’t had enough sleep, so I about forced the sleep to come back. This has been a bit of a problem lately and yeah, maybe it’s the spring and all the daylight it brings with it, but I haven’t been getting enough sleeping hours. At least not those much-needed deep sleep ones. The result is waking up nearly always tired. So happy though to look at the weather forecast and see that it should be warm and sunny for at least the next ten days. That always gives some extra energy for the days.

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pea pesto pasta

This is a recipe I’m really excited to share with you all. I’ve become absolutely obsessed with it and I think I’ve finally perfected it. (At least for my taste buds.) The thing I love the most about this is that it’s so versatile. This pasta would be perfect for a more fancy dinner. Just crab a wine glass, put on some music and enjoy a tasty pasta dish in the evening. Perfection!  But this recipe is so simple and easy to make that it’s also a perfect dinner option to make on weekdays if you’re looking for something different to stand out of the ordinary meals you might usually have.

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a spring catch up

 

Hello everyone!

Time has gone by so quickly, I can’t even quite comprehend. It’s already April! Spring is catching up to us and the anticipation is huge. It’s the best feeling to realize and truly enjoy the growing amount of daylight that we have at the moment. To have moments in the evening when you’re looking outside on a sunny day and it’s still so damn bright at eight o’clock that it almost feels like summer.

 

So there’s some catching up to do, as in a little life update.

I can’t even remember how many times I’ve gone to a doctor in the past two months. Not to mention the hours I’ve spent in the hospital. About three weeks ago, I had a surgery on my ovaries. It went well and I’m all fine now. But it still was a surgery and the recovery, alongside with about ten things, are something I’ve never experienced before. It’s been a rollercoaster, to say the least.

After being on a sick leave for five weeks in December-January, because of a broken wrist, I thought, taking a break from work and having some time to reflect on your life, is kind of a good thing. Even though the time didn’t come from the best of circumstances. At least it ended up having a great timing, so that I had the possibility to start a new year with a renewed view of strength I had on myself.

This time around thought, I’ve had this time off with a mixture of feelings. I was at work only for a month and a half between these sick leaves and it didn’t really feel like I needed any time to take away from the life I was living. But on the other hand, this has been such a different time compared to the broken wrist situation, because it’s been a slow process (even though it’s gone much quicker than I had thought it would) to be able to move and do normal every day things again. I guess it’s a bit different having one hand off the game than recovering from having your stomach cut open.. I have to say I’ve never quite enjoyed walking outside and watching the nature changing as much I do right now.

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