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Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Food Diary week 21

I need to eat better and more. I eat too little good food and to much sugary stuff. That's why I decided to start a diary about what I eat during a whole week.
Feels super embarrassing to write everything down that I've eaten, maybe this will work. I'll have to pay more attention now.

Monday
  • two small cups of latte 
  • feta salad with spinach, pomegranate, tomato, cucumber, lentils, pita bread and hummus
  • latte
  • candy - too much for detail
  • spaghetti a ragu - wholemeal macaroni with added protein, tomato sauce and beef minced meat with 10% fat
  • glass of Coke
  • water 
Tuesday
  • two small cups of latte
  • tomatoes, avocado & mozzarella for breakfast
  • some watermelon
  • yesterdays spaghetti
  • energy drink
  • boxing for 1h
  • protein bar after boxing
  • pita bread with salad, tomato, cucumber, falafel, halloumi + sweet potato chips
  • some candy
  • water
Wednesday
  • feta salad with spinach, pomegranate, tomato, cucumber, lentils, pita bread and hummus
  • latte
  • mozzarella + tomato
  • spaghetti ragu (beef in tomato sauce)
  • two glasses of white wine
  • energy drink
  • candy
  • water
Thursday
  • rye bread with cheese and salami
  • white tea with milk
  • cranberry long drink
  • candy
  • popcorn
  • coke
  • tuna feta pineapple- pizza
  • water
Friday
  • feta tuna spinach tomato pepper cucumber- salad
  • chicken burger with lettuce and tomato + fries
  • a bit over a bottle of sparkling wine
  • crisps + dip
  • Moomin- soda (tastes like wild strawberries)
Saturday
  • rye bread with cheese and salami
  • white tea with milk
  • Skyr- curd with blueberries
  • Joe & the Juice small Hell of a Nerve- smoothie and Avocado- sandwich
  • chicken in spinach cream (onions + garlic) sauce and pasta + parmesan
  • 1,5 glasses of red wine
  • energy drink
  • two small chocolate bars
  • two small licorice bars
  • water
Sunday
  • feta salad with spinach, pomegranate, tomato, cucumber, lentils, pita bread and hummus
  • latte
  • oven baked sliced potatoes and carrots with beefs leaf steak 
  • some licorice
  • white tea with milk
Didn't quite go as I had planned. Fail. Oh well, new week new day :)
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Monday, 29 May 2017

Allergies- I've got plenty

I am allergic to a number of things and let me tell you I hate it.

Let's start with trees pollen. Yes, you can be allergic to trees pollen. It's quite usual actually.
I'm allergic to birch, alder and mug worth ( I just used the google translator and I hope this is a real tree kind) and also freshly cut grass.


Due to what's called cross effect I'm allergic to:
Apples
Pear
Nectarines
Apricots
Plums
Peas
Strawberries
Cabbage
Carrots
Cherries
Kiwi
Mango
Passion fruit
Celery
Hazelnuts
Walnuts
Almond



And probably something else, I honestly can't remember all. The severeness of the allergies also goes hand in hand sometimes with the season of pollen.

I can eat all these things after they've been heat treated. I eat strawberries and fresh peas, because they are delicious, but can only eat a fair amount before it gets uncomfortable.

So what's the deal, what happens?
If I eat something I'm allergic to my throat starts to tickle (it means it's swelling), my gums start to itch and my tongue can swell up too. Not that cool.

This wasn't all, I'm also allergic to almost all animals:

Dogs
Cats (highly allergic)
Horses
Guinea pigs & hamsters
Rabbits
Rats
Ferrets
Super allergic to bees (need to go to hospital asap if stung)
Mosquitoes (normal people get tiny but itchy spots if stung, my 'spots' are the size of a kneecap. Seriously.)
Basically all of them

Which sucks major a** is the fact that I love, love dogs.
Allergic reaction to animals? Skin develops red itchy spots, eyes start to itch and close up, I develop a flu like coughing and sneezing with lovely wheezing. Worst cases my throat starts to swell up.

Some, smart, people carry an EpiPen with them in case they have an anaphylactic shock. It contains epinephrine which narrows blood vessels and opens airways in the lungs. These effects can reverse severe low blood pressure, wheezing, severe skin itching, hives and other symptoms of an allergic reaction.
I should too.



Being so allergic has and does definitely get in my way so to say. My mother has dogs that I absolutely love but I can stand to be there, due to allergies I love my mom, only few hours. If I stay longer it takes longer for me to get back to normal. It sometimes takes days.

So when I say I'm not a hiker or a camper it's also because of the damn mosquitoes and the fact that I'm a city girl. My allergies may have influenced that though now that I think about it.

Like right now in Helsinki there's a birch season going strong followed by straight after the other two kinds that I'm allergic to. Hence, I'm forced to stay indoors mostly. It does suck like I said.

I do take drugs everyday, during the pollen season and when I go see my mom, antihistamine + nose spray + eye drops. If I'm out for long during this time, the next morning I wake up with even puffier eyes than normally and can't stop my nose from running.



I know it's hard for someone who's not allergic to understand but that is why I wrote this blog, to share information.

All pictures are from Pixabay.
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Thursday, 25 May 2017

What does every hip blogger in Helsinki need ?

Well, a hip blogger has a Mac book and an Iphone. I've got a pc, so I don't know if can call myself a real blogger.


Hip blogger has ripped jeans and beautifully manicured or gelled nails.


A designer bag is a must. Pictures with flowers and champagne (read alcohol that looks cool) should be on everyone's Instagram feed every once in a while.


Regardless of bloggers eyesight these are the IT- glasses, I actually do need these. The chrome sunglasses are also very hip. 


If one wants to be seen as cool and relaxed one uses a cotton bag, preferably from Marimekko.


Blogger must take photos of food, best if it's organic & healthy, lattes and beauty magazines. 


This hat is the IT- hat at the moment- super cool. Not me or on me, I only wear 'trucker' caps if having bad hair day.


All photos by me, as usual, except for the Mac and the hat- they're from Pixabay. 
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Monday, 22 May 2017

Näsinneula- restaurant at Tampere


Took a day trip from Helsinki to Tampere, the drive is about few hours. As you can see from the pictures the weather was unbelievable, such a beautiful blue, clear sky. Wondered where in Tampere would you get the best view?
The answer is Näsinneula observatory tower. The tower is in total 168m high and has a revolving (!) restaurant at that's at 134m. A whole tour, takes 45min to turn 360'.

I'd never been to Näsinneula or the restaurant and I'm also afraid of heights and get motion sick. However, I was feeling adventurous so up we went.  



The views were amazing ! The amusement park that you can see on the picture below is called Särkänniemi.


Like I sais I was feeling adventurous so instead of a regular meat meal I ordered a Vegetarian menu. Great choice. I was so excited during the first courses that I only took Instagram story videos, apologies for the photos.

This was the tiniest and tastiest soup I've had. Normally I do not like soups but this was fantastic. It was Compliment from the kitchen.


Next was white asparagus with roasted cauliflower. Gooood.


This fun looking cutie was tomate sorbét and it tasted as weird as it looks.


The main course was asparagus risotto with Jerusalem artichoke. Heaven, my goodness this was good.


A selection of Finnish cheeses and super tasty jam made by Näsinneula kitchen.


Dessert was coconut- vanilla pudding with strawberry. 




Even a regular latte was so good I didn't realize to take a picture before it was gone.


Besides the food I think that the restaurant should have great service, which we did thank you, pleasant surroundings, and clean, nice toilets. Just look how nice theirs are.




A trip that was totally worth sitting in the car for over fours hours, highly recommend. Oh and I did not get scared of the height nor did I get motion sickness.
Here's a link to Näsinneula restaurants site, you need to make a reservation if you plan on going !
http://www.sarkanniemi.fi/nasinneula/
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Thursday, 18 May 2017

Tommy Hilfiger store opening

Tommy Hilfiger, finally, opened a store in Helsinki and it's located at the Kamppi shopping centre. I was rather busy eating, yes I love food, and it was quite packed hence only few pictures.

Tommy x Gigi collection.


The music was taken care by these lovely ladies. They were groooving ! 


I should have asked who the caterer was because I loved these miniburgers. 


Those little cupcakes with blueberry on top.. I think I ate two. Okay. Three. Fine, four! But don't tell anyone.




Got this summerbag as a thank you for stopping by, I designed to put the lipstick and heart there.



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The Street Market guest evening

The Street Market is a quite new store at Kluuvi shopping centre. They held a fine guest night to show all the cool stuff they have; and boy do they have some !




Just loved these lamps and the wooden details.




Happy Socks !!! 






How may Happy Plugs does it take till you get to the centre of an ♪♪




There was so much food. Loves it.




You can, at least try and, look cute when it rains.


My, and many others I suspect, favourite guy.



And look at the crazy goodie bag I got <3


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