Monthly Archives: March 2015

Norwegian Recipes: Rice Porridge!

Norwegian Rice Porridge or Risegrynsgrot as it’s called in Norwegian has been one of my favorite comfort foods for such a long time! It’s warm, sweet and delicious!

The real tradition is around rice porridge is actually Christmas! In Norway you leave warm rice porridge for Santa instead of cookies! We always have it for lunch on Christmas Eve and then make extra to leave for Santa. When making the porridge for Christmas my mom would lure in a pealed almond and the person that found the almond while eating the porridge, would win a special treat! I don’t really know where this tradition comes from, but I just know it’s really fun! Even now that I am an adult, me and my brothers always get all riled up about who is going to find the hidden almond!Norwegian Recipes: Rice Porridge or Risengrynsgrot by repolished.comI don’t know which came first, Christmas or Saturday lunch, but when I was younger we used to make it for lunch on Saturdays as a special treat, both at home and at my grandma’s house. I used to love this and will definitely bring the tradition on when I have kids one day!

I crave it from time to time especially if it’s a little chilly outside. The other day we had a cold fog day here in San Francisco so I decided to make some and why not share it with you guys! It’s super easy to make!

What you need for 2-3 portions:

  • 2 dl or 3/4 cup of Sushi Rice. Yes you read that right, sushi rice (short grain). I use this one because it’s organic and taste pretty good!
  • 4 dl or 1 and 3/4 cups of water
  • 1 liter or 4 cups of Whole Milk
  • 1 tsp of Vanilla Extract
  • Sugar, Cinnamon and Butter on top

Preheat the oven to 325-350 degrees Fahrenheit (150 Celcius).

Measure up the rice and add it to a large pan. Then add the water and bring it to a broil. You’ll need a lid for the pan at some point, so get that ready. Norwegian Recipes: Rice Porridge RisengrynsgrotNorwegian Recipes: Rice Porridge Risengrynsgrot I just found this measuring cup and it’s great for converting back and forth from dl to cups to oz! It has an angle to it’s easy to pour and still see how much you need. No more squatting down, bending your head in all different directions. Yea, you know what I am talking about! Norwegian Recipes: Rice Porridge or Risengrynsgrot by repolished.comNorwegian Recipes: Rice Porridge or Risengrynsgrot by repolished.comNorwegian Recipes: Rice Porridge or Risengrynsgrot by repolished.comWhen the water is almost gone, measure up the milk and add it to the pot. Norwegian Recipes: Rice Porridge or Risengrynsgrot by repolished.comNorwegian Recipes: Rice Porridge or Risengrynsgrot by repolished.comNorwegian Recipes: Rice Porridge or Risengrynsgrot by repolished.comStir continuously and bring the mixture to a boil. Be very careful so the milk does not burn. Norwegian Recipes: Rice Porridge or Risengrynsgrot by repolished.comMeasure up Vanilla Extract and add it to the pot. I found these measuring spoons about a year ago and love them! Easy to clean and easy to measure. They come in a string so I just have them hanging above my stove for easy access! Norwegian Recipes: Rice Porridge or Risengrynsgrot by repolished.comNorwegian Recipes: Rice Porridge or Risengrynsgrot by repolished.comNorwegian Recipes: Rice Porridge or Risengrynsgrot by repolished.comOnce the Milk starts to boil, put a lid on it and put the entire pan in the oven! Let it sit in the oven for 45 minutes. You can check it halfway if you want and it should look something like this. Norwegian Recipes: Rice Porridge or Risengrynsgrot by repolished.comOnce it’s done, it should should have a thick and creamy consistency like this. Norwegian Recipes: Rice Porridge or Risengrynsgrot by repolished.comThe porridge is now ready to be served! You can eat porridge both from a plate or a bowl depending on preferences. In Norway, people on the west coast eat it from a plate, while people from the east coast eat it from a bowl! Weird right? Norwegian Recipes: Rice Porridge or Risengrynsgrot by repolished.comNorwegian Recipes: Rice Porridge or Risengrynsgrot by repolished.comOnce you have decided on your plate, add cinnamon, sugar and a dash of butter on top! Enjoy! :) Oh and in case you were wondering, I am from Bergen on the west coast so I eat it from a plate! Norwegian Recipes: Rice Porridge or Risengrynsgrot by repolished.com

Until Next Time, Hadet På Badet!

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I Signed up for the San Francisco Half Marathon! Again!

I did it again! I signed up for the San Francisco Half Marathon. Last year I went to BlogHer right before my race and prepped really nicely horribly with hard concrete conference floors and wine for days right before my race. Mhm! You read that right. I came home around 8.30PM Saturday and got up 4.30AM the next day a few hours later to run the race. Needless to say, it was not my best decision or race, but it was my first one and I finished! And who can resist this view during a race?

San Francisco MarathonI am going to BlogHer again this year as well (yay for New York!), but I checked the schedule and it finishes up a week before :) Which reminds me, I should do a recap of last year if anybody is interested? It was my first big blogging conference and I really liked it!

Last year was also my first time running a half marathon, which you can read more about here and here. I haven’t been working out as much as I did around this time last year, but I feel more prepared this time around just knowing that I am actually able to cover the distance without passing out!? I’ll be using April to get back into pre-race-training shape. Anyone else running a half marathon this spring/summer?

I created a 8 Week Half Marathon Training Program last year and I think I’ll use the same thing this time around with a few tweaks her and there. I really want to improve my time from last year so I think I’ll add more strength exercises in there too. Any extra advice on preparing for my next big race? I am going to make a 30 day prep plan and then tweak my running plan. Keep an eye out for the full plan soon :)

8 week half marathon training planUntil Next Time, Hadet På Badet!

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$50 Minted Gift Card Giveaway!

Anyone else ready for Spring yet? I definitely am. The weather is usually pretty good in San Francisco this time of year, but yet so confusing! One day I think spring is coming full force and then the next day, I am back in my chunky sweater and wool scarf shivering!? Then again, I shouldn’t complain. It’s usually above freezing and sunny.

I am still working on my kitchen “remodel” and got super excited when I saw that Minted just released their Spring collection and is having a spring sale this week! Use the promo code HAPPYSPRING for 15% off, but hurry up, because it’s only good until Monday 3/16.

Remember that time I spent hours upon hours searching through every single artwork they have? Well, they now have even more with the new collection so I did it again!

Back to the most exciting part! My first giveaway! I am so excited to say that I have teamed up with Minted to give away a $50 Minted Gift Card to one of you guys! Just enter the giveaway in Rafflecopter at the end of the post before the end of Friday 3/20 and you’re in it to win it!

Hope you like my first giveaway and good luck!

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How to Unshrink Clothes!

Have you ever done laundry and had the “uh oh” moment? Yep, so have I. More than once in fact! It’s usually something that’s not supposed to go in the dryer and somehow it ended up there anyways. I finally found a method to unshrink clothing and it actually works!How to Unshrink Clothing - 3 Easy StepsShirt from H&M

How to unshrink clothes

  1. Fill up a bucket/bowl of lukewarm water. Make sure it’s not too hot.
  2. Add in 1 tbls of soft hair conditioner. I usually use this one, but I am sure any kind of soft conditioner would work.
  3. Soak the piece of clothing for 30 minutes and gently stretch the piece of clothing back to its original shape. Hand wash to rinse out the conditioner and lay flat to dry.

And it’s as good as new! :) This has worked every time I try it! The conditioner relaxes the fibers of the clothing and makes it soft so it’s easy to stretch back into shape.

I hope you liked the tip!

Until Next Time, Hadet på Badet!

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