Recipe: Boeuf Bourguignon

When I was grocery shopping online I was just randomly trying to find the week’s recipe for the crockpot. I suddenly came across Boeuf Bourguignon (a classic French recipe) and decided right away I had to try it.

I wasn’t able to find the exact recipe in English but if you search for it you’ll get lots of hits. Here is the link to Swedish recipe. I added more stock, garlic and bay leaves than the recipe called for and the dish turned out fantastic! Together with the homemade mashed potato this is easily a new favorite in the house.

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The ingredients
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Everything in the crockpot
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When it was 30 minutes left I added the pickled onions.
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Dinner is served!

 

 

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Food tracking

There are three modules part of the Nerd Fitness Academy (NFA): Mindset, Nutrition and Workouts. The mindset module I’ve done several quests for already and the workouts I’m just starting to take a look at this week. The Nutrition module feels like the easiest one for me. I mean, I know what is good to eat and what is not. I’m fully aware of calories in/out, portion sizes etc. I also know what food my body do not appreciate and limiting those makes both my stomach and my joints happier.

The food tracking quests are all related to keeping a daily food log and writing down or taking pictures of everything you eat. Two of the quests I finished quickly as it only required keeping a log for 3 and then 7 days. As of August 1st I’m now working on the 30 day log. I’m writing everything on a piece of paper, the most convenient would be to have an app on my phone but all apps I’ve found turns to counting calories… 😦  I’ve done that before, several years ago, and I don’t like that kind of tracking. Yes, I did loose weight and it’s a good way to start when trying to be aware of what you eat, but at this point in my life I’m not interested in counting every single calorie I put in my mouth.

As I’m a person who love taking photos of food and sharing on Instagram I’m really looking forward to the next food tracking quest which is sharing a daily food log for 14 days. I don’t want to work on too many quests at the same time so that quest will have to wait until the 30 day quest is over. 🙂 Obviously I’m still going to post food pics on Instagram… I can’t help myself… 😉 If I eat something good, or visit a restaurant, or just figure out a nice way to present a meal in a photo I will share it not matter a quest or not!

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Yesterday’s food: Egg, bacon and avocado (breakfast); Salmon sushi (lunch); crawfish and Västerbotten cheese pie (dinner).