Jetlag 101

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I just came home from a holiday. Now 30 hours of traveling and a 6 hour time difference usually results in a huge jet lag. The last time I travelled so far I spent 5 days in an agonizing haze: walking around constantly forgetting where I’m going, falling asleep as soon as I get in a comfortable position (of course only during the day, at night no position seemed comfortable and I’d end up kicking my pillows out of the bed and beating up my mattress), feeling slightly depressed because that holiday I planned so carefully is now over and has left a huge void in my life (multiply the feeling you get after you’ve just watched the last episode of your favorite tv show by 100 and you’ll know what I mean). Now this time I told myself it wouldn’t happen to me so I came up with a plan to beat it:

1) Try to sleep on the plane (I failed at this one)

2) Refresh yourself as soon as you get home: wash your face with cold water or take a shower but avoid taking a bath at any cause (baths will make you feel sleepy)

3) Don’t put on any clothes that could double as pyjamas: you can wear something comfortable but don’t make it too comfortable. I personally like to put on something nice, as if I was going somewhere, because it makes me feel a little more energetic.

4) Whatever you do, don’t take a nap: avoid beds, sofas or other cozy, soft, things around the house. If you decide to watch tv (which I don’t recommend), just use a chair.

5) Stay busy (but safe): I personally decided to write this blogpost in order to keep my mind, hands and eyes busy. I am really struggling here, I’m making nothing but spelling errors and I feel dizzy, lightheaded and the letters seem to move around the screen, but I need to do something to avoid me from dozing off. That being said I wouldn’t recommend bike rides, car driving, important meetings or cooking.

6) Don’t drink coffee: it might seem like a good idea but it isn’t. your body is already in a confused state, you don’t need to add caffeine, it will mess with your melatonin levels, and they are already a mess at this point.

7) Get enough sunlight during the day and block out as much light as possible during the night so your melatonin levels will adjust quicker

8) Put some lavender oil on your pillow at night and drink a herbal tea with chamomile, lemon balm and or valerian before going to bed.

9) Set your alarm in the morning: even when you wake up feeling tired and sleepy, don’t stay in bed until noon, force yourself to get up.

 

Make sure to tell me if you’ve got any more tips to prevent or overcome a jet lag.

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6 Free Must Reads

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There’s definitely some down sides to the internet era but when it comes to sharing knowledge, the internet is a true blessing. The amount of free information you can get is astonishing, from amazing youtube videos to free ebooks, it’s all out there. Down below a selection of some free must reads, from the easy to read Voltaire to the slightly boring, yet satisfying, Kant. (you know the drill, just click the image for the link)


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5 fresh kicks – white edition-

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I know I said it wasn’t going to be a weekly thing…I might’ve been wrong.

Nike

I”m a little confused when it comes to the first pair. I saw these Air max 1’s on Pinterest and tried to find the original source and the exact name of the shoes or any info on when they where released. I found nothing on that, after some more googling however I found a strange website that sells these. Not sure how legit this website is, they refer to all their Nike’s as Nike Heels so I’m assuming they sells fakes. I’m guessing these are costum made but if any of you have more info on them, please let me know.

AIr Max 1 Beige White Black

AIr Max 1 Beige White Black

This Air Max 1 in Light Bone and Summit White is a great summer sneaker, it has a great mix of near-whites accented by golden brown and makes for one of the most elegant and versatile designs out there.

Nike Air Max 1 ‘Light Bone’

Nike Air Max 1 ‘Light Bone’

In July Nike came out with a re-imagined collection of the Air Force One, especially geared towards women. I personally like the Nike Air Force 1 High the best, they also have a version with Gum Bottoms, which I’m not really a fan of.

Nike Air Force One

Nike Air Force One

Reebok

This vintage edition of the Reebok Omni Light that came out in 2013 stays very close to the OG look. The orange and dark blue detailing really gives them a nice vintage look.

Reebok Omni Light Vintage

Reebok Omni Light Vintage

With their recently released Reebok Classic OG White Leather Pack Reebok brought back both the 1982-born women’s Freestyle Hi and OG Classic Leather silhouette from 83 in their white leather form. I prefer the OG Classic Leather shown down below.

REEBOK CLASSIC OG WHITE LEATHER PACK

Reebok Classic OG White Leather

 

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2 Free Freud Books

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I’ve always loved Freud, his writing can get a little weird sometimes but that just makes it more fun really. For those who speak German, there’s a ton of free Freud books out there. In English the selection of free books is a little more limited. Down below 2 Freud Books you can get for free, just click the image for the link.

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5 fresh kicks -blue edition-

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Saucony

The Saucony Elite x Bodega collaboration dates back to 2010. This collab was a special effort made between the two, originally only intended for Japanese retailers. Saucony and Bodega developed ‘Saucony Elite’, a sub part of the Saucony brand created to bring back classic silhouettes with premium materials. The pair below might be a little hard to come by.

Play Cloths x Saucony Shadow 5000 «Precious Metals»

Bodega x Saucony Shadow 5000 Phase 1

Asics

Asics recently released these Gel Lyte III in Estate Blue. Originally released in 1991 as a performance shoe, the fall 2014 version features suede and mesh uppers, gel-cushioned midsoles and solid rubber outsoles. I think the polkadots did it for me.

ASICS 2014 Fall/Winter Gel Lyte III “Estate Blue”

ASICS 2014 Fall/Winter Gel Lyte III “Estate Blue”

Reebok

The Ventilator OG in Royal Bleu was released in 2013. This model features an upper made of mesh and a blend of navy suede for added texture. a nice speckled outsole and bright red accents that provide a perfect contrast.

reebok ventilator og royal blue

Reebok Ventilator OG Royal Blue

The Reebok GL 6000 was first released in 1985 as part of Reebok’s running category and instantly became a cult classic. In 2013 this retro model took a modern turn with this Cycle Blue/Cement release (amongst others).

Reebok GL 6000 Cycle Blue/Cement

Reebok GL 6000 Cycle Blue/Cement

Nike

APC and Nike have done a couple of collabs now, always keeping it minimal. Same goes for the release they did last April, with another version of the Air Max One. This model features a full navy upper in mesh, leather and suede and  a white midsole with a few gum outer sole accents.

apc air maxim 1

apc air max 1

 

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5 Things I Enjoyed Watching This Week

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Love and Fungus

A Look Inside Alex Prager’s Face In The Crowd

Lena Dunham B.S. Report

Nowhere Boy, Sam Taylor Wood

Slavoj Zizek, A Perverts Guide To Ideology

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Vacation

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There might still appear a post here and there, so do keep an eye on us!

 

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5 Free Nietzsche Books

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Nietzsche is hands down one of my favorite philosophers and I would highly recommend anyone to read his work. Down below, if you click on the image, you can download each of these books for free99, nada, nothing, buckshee, gratis. So what’s stopping you?


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Strawberry Mint Popsicle meets Teatulia

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Caution: this post is way overdue for those living in the Northern hemisphere. For the nostalgiacs and the sadomasochists, who like to taunt themselves by reminiscing better days, please continue reading.

End of July, right after we had written our blogpost on  toxic ingredients which are used in a lot of ( if not most) teas produced by mainstream, popular , non-organic , tea brands ( which included a list of non-toxic options), Teatulia contacted me and offered to send us some samples. I had never heard of them so before accepting their offer I took a look at their website to get an idea of what they are all about. Turns out they are an organic tea company which trumpets its commitment to social responsibility. Based on the information I found on their website and them answering some of my questions I can conclude that their teas fall in line with what we would consider a great non-toxic option, so I gladly accepted their offer.green__86095.1332295200.1280.1280

 

I would however strongly advice you to go for their bulk loose leave teas.  If you want your tea to be 100% non-toxic this to me seems like one of the best, if not the best,  options out there. Why I wouldn’t go for the bagged teas?  For their bagged teas they use 2 kinds of tea bags:

-Their non GMO corn silk whole leaf bags ( which don’t contain epichlorohydrin) , but as the description points out it does contain a small amount of corn ( so probably a no-go for those who take their paleo diet really strictly) , even  though it is non-GMO.

-Their fine cut bags which do contain trace amounts of  epichlorohydrin but far below FDA recommended levels.

Overall not too bad but if you want to be 100% on the safe side just lose the bags alltogether.

 

We received 4 canisters: a green tea, a grean tea infused with Lemongrass, a black tea and their Bengal breakfast tea which is my favorite. I’ve got my eye on their loose leaf neem nectar and their ginger herbal tea so I will definitely place an order once my stack of teas starts to deminish.

There’s honestly not that much I can say about tea, to me it’s like describing a perfume scent, trust me you really wouldn’t get the picture. So I’m not even going to make an attempt. All I can say is that these are one of the best I’ve ever tasted, I like their packaging and more importantly I like what the brand is all about. I didn’t want to do a full blown review on them but I thought it would be interesting to use their tea in a recipe and share this with you guys.

So now we get to the fun part, inspired by Exki’s chilled strawberry- mint tea, which is my favorite chilled drink out there, we decided to create a popsicle that would taste similar.

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We used:

– 250 gram of strawberries

– a handfull of fresh mintleaves

– 1 tablespoon of acacia honey

– 500 ml of boiled water

– 1 bag of green tea ( we used Teatulia’s green tea but offcourse you can use any green tea you’d like)

– popsicle mold

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We added the honey to the boiling water and let the tea steep for about 8 minutes after which we let it all cool down to room temperature. Once the tea is cold enough you can start blending the strawberries with the mintleaves and add all the mixture to your tea. Poor everything into your popsicle mold and put it in the freezer ( I’m sorry I can’t tell you how long it takes before they are done, but it’s definitely longer then my patience can handle) . Of course you could just have this as a chilled drink, in which case I suggest you use slightly less water for the tea and add some icecubes once everything is cooled down. -Enjoy!

What’s your favorite tea recipe?

 

Kim

 

 

 

 

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The Big Leap: Some Of Our Favorite Recipes

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As you migh’ve already noticed, a couple of days ago we made a page containing the links to all of our favorite blogs. In this post I want to share some of our favorite recipes from the blogs mentioned under the food section. When going Paleo you often feel as if your choices have become very limited and there’s just a bunch of stuff you can’t eat. With this post I want to help you realize that there’s actually a whole bunch of stuff you CAN eat. You’ll find that going Paleo will require you to experiment with food and be a little more creative. While some people are afraid of experimenting and being creative, just remember that as a kid you were constantly trying out new things and constantly doing creative stuff.

 

Italian

Against All Grain Tomatoless Meat Sauce

It’s me, Charlotte Italian Meat Sauce With Zucchini Noodles

Mind The Home Paleo and Low Carb Pizza Base

Seasonal and Savory Rosemary Foccacia

Local Milk Main Streat Meats: Fennel, Leek and Orange Pork Osso-Buco

 

Mexican

Grazed and Enthused AIP Brocca-mole

Cupcakes to Crossfit Mexican Taco Meat & 3 Different Sides

FED Chilli Con Carne

 

Japanese

Freckled Italian Paleo Sushi Lunch

Happy Yolks Nori Rolls with Edamame Wasabi Spread

 

Other mains

French Cuisse Braised Lamb Shank, Sweet Potato Purée

Living Nutrition Montana Bison Picadillo Pie With Grassfed Beef Liver

The Paleo Mom Bacon-Apple Chicken Burgers with Maple-Cranberry Sauce

Pen & Palate Pork Tenderloin with Blood Oranges

The Spunky Coconut Pumpkin Paleo Chilli

The Foodie Teen Lime, Cilantro and Lemongrass Fish Cakes

 

Salads

The Grounded Kitchen Roasted Cauliflower Rice and Grilled Ham Salad

The Urban Poser Mayo/Egg-Free Apricot Chicken Salad

 

Treats/Desserts

Primal Palate Date-Filled Thumbprint Cookies

Real Food Pledge Best Ever Chocolate Brownie

Lookbook Cookbook Coconut Cream

Sassy Kitchen Peppermint Frozen Banana with Chocolate Coconut Shell

 

Snacks

Predominantly Paleo Paleo Mummy Dogs

 

Sides

Herriot Grace Quick Pickled Onions

 

Drinks

Sprouted Kitchen Coffee, A Chemex Method

South Beach Primal S’mores Hot Cocoa

The First Mess My Good Energy Drink

 

 

Have a nice meal!

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