Paradiset // Stockholm // Sweden


An entire deli counter filled with Raw Desserts!!
Another part of the counter filed with over ten delicious looking salads

My new year’s eve dinner from Paradiset

Sorry guys, yet another delicious place and it’s unfortunately not in Scotland! It’s in Stockholm but I figured the day you guys decide to visit you’ll at least know where to go because food is a very important part of any holiday.

Paradiset is an incredible place with a couple of units across Stockholm now. They’re essentially an all organic supermarket (sort of like Whole Foods I suppose but I seriously think Paradiset is way better) that’s quite health-oriented. You go in there and you have everything you would need for your grocery shop. You’ve got fruit and veg, an incredible deli counter filled with already prepared food and cakes as well as your fish and meat. There’s the cold section where you have dairy products and such. Then there’s cleaning products and all of that, as well as your natural supplements area.

My personal favourite part of the shop (considering I couldn’t do a massive grocery shop because I don’t live there, I would if I did!) was the deli. WOW! The deli of dreams. One part of the counter was just filled with raw desserts. I’ve never seen so many delicious looking raw desserts to choose fromin one place. Why I didn’t buy one to try I don’t even know but they sure looked good and I loved the idea of them selling this instead of normal cakes. The other part of the deli counter was filled with loads of incredible looking salads. I was in heaven, they all looked so good. There was also prepared skewers and veggie burgers and such. It all looked dreamy and I wanted it all.

The reason I was in Paradiset was to pick up some bits but also to get myself something for the new years dinner. I had been having a bit of dairy and fish during my trip in Sweden but my stomach did not agree with it at all because it’s not really as used to it as it once was so I felt I didn’t want to have stomach pains and I prefer to eat vegan when I can due to numerous reasons so I said to my cousins I would get my own food (I really don’t like to be a hassle!). Since I was leaving the next day for Glasgow I figured I’d just buy something instead of cooking. I ended up getting two of their veggie burgers (a beetroot one and a carrot one) and some of their salads. To bulk up I added spinach to it as well when I had my meal. I heated up the veggie burgers in the oven and oh wow. It all tasted insanely good. So much flavour and freshness. I loved it. Another reason to go to Stockholm, if not just for how beautiful it is, go for all the delicious food you can have. Seriously!

Anyway, how are you today lovelies? It’s Friday! Hope you’ve got some nice plans for the weekend. I’ve just had my breakfast and need to get ready soon to leave for the gym in an hour. The class doesn’t start until 9.45am but I walk down and it takes about 40 minutes or so, which is why I leave a bit earlier. Why not get some steps in? Later on today I’m going for a meeting and then Jamie is actually off tonight. I’m not sure what we’ll get up to but it’ll be nice to spend some time with him.

Have a great day!

 

Holy Greens

Hello my lovelies! If it’s one thing Stockholm has a good offering of on the food scene, it’s salad bars! An absolute gem of a place is Holy Greens in Mood (a shopping centre). They are amazing! I was there twice during my stay and I can’t get over how delicious and flavoursome their food is. It’s such a great pit stop when you’re running about in town and want to grab something quick.

I first discovered Holy Greens when Jamie and I were in Stockholm in January last year and we both loved it. For Jamie to love a salad bar it needs to be something special so that says a lot. I’ve always had the same salad there and haven’t dared to try anything else because this salad is perfection. It’s called “Grönsakslandet” it’s got red quinoa, beetroot hummus, avocado, ginger pickled carrot, broccoli, cucumber, sprouts and pumpkin and sunflower seeds. Yum! I add falafel to it as well because how could you say no to falafel when it’s on offer? This is hands down one of the more filling and delicious salads I’ver ever had. It’s also served with a dressing but I’ve never felt the salad needed anything more on it so I’ve never actually tried it.

When I was there with Anki she had the “Geta Beta” it’s got goats cheese, black rice, yellow beetroot, edamame beans, kale, pickled red onion, walnuts and pea sprouts. She gave it a thumbs up too!

So how are you guys today? I’m slowly starting to feel like this cold is turning around. I’ve started to sleep through the night again without waking up from coughing (winning!). I’ve been drinking so many ginger shots. I’ve juiced ginger, squeezed half a lemon and added turmeric powder to the shots hoping it will heal me. I don’t know if it’s them or if my body is just slowly starting to recover on it’s own. Hovewer, I’m not questioning it, I’m just happy something is happening.

I had a lovely day yesterday. It started off with a session at G5 and then I joined Stella and Kilo for brunch at Gusto. We had a great chat and it was great to hear her thoughts on some things I’d been thinking about. After brunch we went for a walk with Kilo in the park before she gave me a lift home.

In the evening I had my girls Faye and Kate over for dinner. I served bean chilli with baked sweet potato, exactly the kind of food you want to eat when it’s so cold outside! Glasgow has been baltic once again these past couple of days. Faye even brought some raw dessert for us to share afterward whilst we were having tea. Then we collapsed in my living room on the sofas. I had the worst stomach pain I’d had in a while. I ate that food far too quickly and had had irregular meals yesterday which really throws my stomach off for some reason. Either why it was so nice to have them over. Those two make me laugh so much.

Today I need to head to the post office to pick up some parcels I’ve missed when I’ve been out of the flat and then I need to continue the job hunt, spend some time with Jamie and then it’s time for another session at G5 tonight.

Hope you have a wonderful day, M xxx

Mahalo // Hornsgatan 61 // Stockholm // Sweden

Hello lovelies! Happy Saturday. Hope you’ve had a nice relaxing start so far. I’m still fighting of this stupid cough and it’s not giving up. I’m doing everything I can to try and cure it but nothing seems to be working. A bit frustrating but hopefully there’ll be a turning point soon.

I think I have a new healthy favourite in Stockholm. Mahalo on “Söder” (South of Stockholm) is a vegan café that was on my to visit list. I went there with my friend Gabbie during the day on New Years Eve. It’s yet another place I’ve been following on social media, drooling over their delicious-looking feed. Everything looked so colourful and fresh.

They’ve got all the things you’d want from a healthy eating café such as smoothies, acai bowls, all forms of lattes such as matcha and turmeric lattes, raw desserts and different kinds of salad bowls. There was so much I wanted to try I didn’t even know what to choose. I didn’t know when I was next returning so the pressure was on to choose something really good! I went for the Buddha bowl with tempeh. I’d never tried tempeh before so I was really excited about that. Supposedly I’ve heard it’s slightly better for you than tofu seeing as the soybeans are fermented but don’t quote me on that!

I of course couldn’t say no to a matcha latte when it was on offer, unfortunately they were out of oat milk so I went for almond milk. I probably should’ve just skipped it because almond milk matcha lattes are no where near as nice as oat milk ones. Oat milk has a slightly sweet taste whilst almond milk I really just taste like water with a hint of watered down almond. Gabbie couldn’t resist ordering one of their acai bowl, the large size of course. She’s had quite a few during her many visits to the US so she’d know if it was a good one or not.

The Buddha Bowl was delicious! So much flavour going on the plate with pickled cabbage, a beautiful miso dressing (I think it was) and loads of fresh veg. I loved it and I really liked the tempeh, it had a nice texture. Gabbie’s acai bowl was delicious as well! I got the chance to finish it off when she got too full and I couldn’t say no to an offer like that. Way better than any of the acai bowls I’ve tried in Glasgow. It was lovely sweet and all the amazing toppings lifted it to a whole new level.

The look of the entire venue reminded me a bit of Farm Girl in London. It didn’t feel very Swedish the Mahalo, more London style kind of venue, which I loved. I really feel like Mahalo has got the heart in the right place and you tell it from the food they served. Both dishes we tried tasted delicious!

Time to get ready for some yoga guys! Have a great day xxx

Pom och Flora // Odengatan 39 // Stockholm // Sweden

Breakfast and brunch, my favourite meals of the day. In comparison to the brunch scene in Glasgow, Stockholm has been slightly behind with their offering. I have to say it’s starting to change and a place that has become a must-visit is Pom och Flora. It seems like everyone who I follow on social media from Stockholm has paid this place a visit by now. Handy enough, it’s only a less than ten minute walk from my parents’ place!

I’ve been in once before during my last visit to Stockholm but it was so busy we decided to leave. This time when I was meeting my aunt Jenny there, we decided to meet around ten on a Saturday. Good thing we did, by the time we left there was a queue out the door. They’ve got a very extensive menu with lots of very delicious sounding options. There were several vegan dishes on the menu which is quite rare for Stockholm, their vegan offering is not quite on par with Glasgow. Jenny went for their acai smoothie bowl and I couldn’t not have their porridge when it said homemade peanut butter with a berry compote, granola and frothed oat milk. Yum!

Both dishes were tasty. I wished mine would’ve had banana on top as well, I probably could’ve asked for it. I just love banana on porridge. It was a very generous serving and I was stuffed afterwards. Jenny’s acai bowl was very fresh but I think it might’ve needed a little bit more sweetness in it perhaps. I loved the fact that despite it was busy no one rushed us out the door. Jenny and I had loads to talk about so we were very happy to sit for a bit longer. I understand we couldn’t have sat there forever on a Saturday but I still think you are paying for a nice chilled experience and so it should be. I enjoyed my visit and would go back to try other options on the menu.