Monday, 3 September 2012

Viva La Patata

There are so many things I want to write about, but the thoughts just won’t come out of my head. So, let’s write about food then.

Food is fun – although it’s a dangerous topic: criticize a diet and someone will be ready to chop your head off.  The other day I read an article about the world’s healthiest superfoods. This is interesting stuff, but hardly surprising. And the use of the term “superfood” is slightly annoying. Just saying.

Note: after completing this post I realized that I should be very thankful for not being that picky about food. Who has the time to analyze all that they put in their mouth? Now, let’s move on to the post.


Mushrooms straight from the forest – it’s ecological, fresh and cheap, not to mention healthy (if you skip the cream – replace with milk or low fat cream Smile). Mushrooms* are high in potassium, selenium, folate, B2, NIAEQ, vitamin D. Especially that vitamin D is important up here in the darkness!

The potato is underrated these days. Many people seem to try to avoid it because it’s such a scary carby, starchy food. However, a boiled potato (with skin) is not too bad an option. According to Fineli, 100 g of boiled potato contains some important vitamins and minerals, including potassium, magnesium and vitamin C.

And remember, the good thing about the potato is that it’s usually not imported from the other side of the planet, sometimes it might even grow in your own back yard.

Tip: add some vinegar, olive oil + salt to boiled potatoes, delicious.

Tip 2: add broccoli for vitamins A, B6, C and E, iron, potassium and calcium.



  “Healthy sandwich”. Ok… so everyone has a vice or two, mine is hot sandwiches. They are far more addicting than, say, pizza. Rye bread, cheese and tomato. 

Tip: add basil and/or oregano on top for an extra dose of calcium.


Somewhere in the world Sasha might be considered tasty food, up here we prefer her alive and happy for cuddling and playing!


* more precisely, Boletus edulis

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