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Naked foods is a great concept here in Sydney. It is a grocery where you buy bulk, so you pick the amount that you need. There is no plastic bags, only paper bags or glass jars. Both recyclable and reusable. It is also mostly organic and healthy foods.

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Most people probably dont even realise how much plastic they buy and throw away in their everyday life. “We” put everything in plastic, or it is already packed in plastic for us from the store. Reducing our use of plastic is not even a very difficult thing, it is simply making small changes to our everyday lifestyle.

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In my lifestyle, it is those simple things like choosing a  Naked Food Store for certain products that I use a lot, therefore bringing the paper bags back when I need a refill of something.

Chose to do your weekly shopping all in one day, this way you make sure you bring reusable shopping bags, and your own old plastic bags for certain things you “have to” put in plastic. This way you keep better track of what you spend and you can be more sustainable.

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The best part they have all super delicious healthy treats, so you can eat as much as you like

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Who does not love eating? I mean food is just one amazing thing we need to function. Making food that is sustainable, healthy and delicious makes it even more exiting! My ongoing healthy – sustainable – yummy – food mania will hopefully never end. Sharing it with other likeminded and  inspire you to try something different is just an great added bonus to my obsession.

This week I made couscous fritters, which is something I make every know and then, always adding or changing a few of the ingredients. I like changing it around so it does stay interesting to make over again.

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Couscous is fast to make, cheap to buy and it is healthy to eat, which makes it a must in my sustainable food life. The fritters are a great for dinner, lunch or even as a side dish for your breakfast.

 pa201121Main ingredients to make fritters:

spices after your liking – oats – flour after your liking – chilli – garlic – couscous – sun dried tomato – olive oil

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I added shredded carrot to make the fritters more flavourful.

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Mix all ingredients – make sure you cook the couscous first. When mixed together,  leave them in the fridge for 30 min – make the fritters the size you prefer.

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I pan fry / cook them with olive oil for about 20 min. This gives them a crispy outside and I like the flavour of olive oil.

pa211134 I had them for dinner – lunch & breakfast this week. SOOO YUMMY!

Hi Lovelies!

We have had some really nice days the last week, unfortunately I´ve had a pretty full schedule with uni and work, almost half way through this trimester, which is crazy. Time is flying, and there is still much that needs to be done. With that said, I can not complain, I´m enjoying every busy step of the way, especially now, being so close to the end of my bachelor.

– My favourite outfit from this week –

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– Wearing anything but black makes me the happiest –

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Jumper is Secondhand love

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Skirt is secondhand love

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 Enjoy your weekend beautiful people!

How happy I was waking up Friday morning, to find a package full of treasures waiting for me.

My amazing grandparents, decided to surprise me, with some great Norwegian treats. Living abroad, there is nothing better than receiving Norwegian goodies and speak Norwegian once in a while, if you have lived abroad or do, you know what I mean. We often dont appreciate what we do have until we do not have it anymore, my time away has really made me so happy for this life I got and my amazing country.

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Real Liquorice – Homemade Jumper – Norwegian book –

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 So grateful for those little things

Hi Lovelies!

Monday again, let´s start the week motivated and positive. I´m starting mine with sharing this amazing new company with you guys!

A sustainable lifestyle is a really important matter, that I´m very passionate about, something I´ve had a strong focus on for the last 5 -6 years. When I started my Branded Fashion Design Bachelor I became even more aware of the negative impact fashion has on our planet, animals & the people involved in the industry.

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One of the reason I decided to chose a degree within fashion design & branding is because I have a real passion to make a better future, I love individual style and clothing and I do believe it is still possible to change peoples value system and make a more environmental friendly fashion future.

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A few months back I came a cross this new Norwegian Company that is launching this Autumn. They are called FJONG, and they are encouraging people to buy less and supporting a more sustainable fashion industry. They are offering a great service that will double or triple your wardrobe, in a sustainable way! You can simply rent or rent-out your wardrobe via FJONG. Need a dress for a special occasion? Going on Holiday and want something “new” to wear? FJONG makes it all possible! We all buy to much, especially fast fashion, but the truth is most of our wardrobe is just hanging there in the closet. With FJONG you can make money putting your clothes up for rent, make someone happy, make yourself happy having that beautiful handbag you wanted. Never grow tired of your clothes and most important, stop the extreme buying habits we have.

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Only my small country of about 5 mill people, our clothing consumption have the same pollution rate as 800.000 cars?! That is such a high number, which needs to go down. Our shopping and lifestyle habits are slowly killing our planet, it has to stop. What FJONG is doing is great, it has made me even more exited about moving back to Norway next year, so I can join the FJONG movement. In the mean time I´m keeping my shopping very limited, purchasing second hand and ethical as much as possible. Are you living in Norway? Time to become a “Fjongster”.

Follow them on Facebook, Instagram & sign up as a member at their website. FJONG   

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– HAPPY FRIDAY EVERYONE –

My outfit post for this week did not go as planned, it just started raining pretty heavy, we did not have time to wait for it to stop, so I only got some detail shots. Well Well, there are more important things in life than outfit posts. Yesterday was catch-up drinks with my Norwegian girlfriends!

We had a few drinks last night and it feels too great to have a few hours of Norwegian talk once in a while. I do have to say I love speaking English, and to me English just flows better than Norwegian does, but still. It does help for the homesickness and being surrounded by someone more like you, is something you will appreciate when you dont have it as often.

Hope you are enjoying your Friday!

Some details of my colour blocking yesterday

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COLOUR BLOCKING IS SO MUCH FUN

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Essential oils are pure magic, if you have not discovered it yet, now is the time.  I got interested in essential oils, as one of my co-workers was talking about it and praising it. I always look for alternative products, staying off the mass produced chemical infused brands. They might say on the packaging it is great for you, but over all there is always a chemical involved. Essential oils are natural oils from plants. Different oils have different benefits and fragrance, you can use it for everything.

Put it on your body as a natural perfume, or your hair. Blend it into a massage oil, use it for a body scrub, face glow, air freshener, sun burnt skin, anything you can think off! As said every oil has different benefits, so do your research and find out what benefits you are after, and then make the decision for which oils you prefer, or just get them all!

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LAVENDER

My favourite right now is lavender. Lavender is perfect for stressful periods, find calm during yoga or meditation practise + the smell is amazing! It can be used with your facial oil/cream to reduce wrinkles, or mixed with your body oil/cream if you struggle with dry or irritated skin.

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check out this link, to find out more of the great benefits.

https://draxe.com/essential-oil-uses-benefits/ (not sponsored)

Happy Tuesday everyone!

Hope you are ready for a new week, I´m having a busy time with uni, two assessments / presentations due this afternoon, can´t wait to get it done, so I can finally take a day off on Thursday.

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I thought I would share different dinner /food recipe´s once a week, give you inspiration or ideas on delicious vegetarian & vegan options. Eating less meat is so important for making a more sustainable world, so making your meat-free meals more interesting and full of flavour and nutrition will make it so much easier for anyone who is not already a vegetarian/vegan, who might need some inspiration on how to adapt cooking with less meat in everyday life.

 This week I made a smoked brown rice & lentil stew, with potato chips and spinach.

pa101092 pa101090It is super easy to make and you dont need to many ingredients, just what you see above + your preferred spices & herbs. I used smoked paprika to get that smoky flavour, mustard, himalaya salt and peper. Basil & Parsley.

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pa101101 Put the tomato´s, chilli, garlic, lemon, paprika and mustard in the blender, so it turns out to be a sauce/paste.

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Slow cook the mushrooms, herbs and spices, before you add the cooked rice, lentils, tomato sauce and coconut cream.

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ENJOY!

Spring has hit Sydney, with almost 30 degrees yesterday, what a beautiful afternoon we had!

I´ve spent most of my week at uni and in front of my mac, so I needed a break. Jens and I decided to test drive our new scooter bike, and went for a few early afternoon drinks to enjoy the arrival of spring. I love wearing colour, so yesterday was a perfect day for my awesome second-hand green “leather” jacket.

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Life is Short. Live Passionately.

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Hi beautiful people

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I´ve had a really hectic week so far and its not slowing down until Wednesday next week. I´m in week three of twelve at this trimester, so next week is the first assessment week. There´s a lot of work to be done this term. I´m one step from finishing my Branded Fashion Design degree, so this trimester we are getting a pre-taste of what the last term is going to look like. Currently working on a brand proposal for my label, as we have to develop a brand, both visual and physical. The physical part is having our designs made, with all the appropriate features, industry standards, all though this term we only have to make 1 look. When I´m working on all the visual that has to be done, I need a good study rhythm and a good spot to work.

The days I´m not at uni, I make my kitchen into a study desk, this works great, as I can “build” a standing desk. I concentrate so much better standing up, and also it is so much better for your blod circulation and for your posture and back. Sitting long days on a chair is the worst. If you have not tried the “standing technique” before, it will probably feel a bit odd the first couple of times, but I really encourage you to test it out, and if you get tired, take short breaks of sitting down and doing stretch-exercises. It has made my study hours so much more productive.

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Enjoy the rest of your week guys, hopefully you got less things to do!