What I do on a rainy day

Lately it has been raining a lot, like it always does here in Norway when it’s spring and “summer”. I prefer to spend time outside in the little garden when I can but when it rains I have to resort to doing things inside, or in the garage. Here’s a few things I usually do when it rains and I can’t think of anything else to do.

DIY projects

I’ve been in love with all of these triangular shelves that I have seen on pinterest, and after throwing out my old bed, I was left with a lot of narrow planks from that thing holding up my mattress.. So I thought, why not stain them and build a shelf instead of buying one? So the boards are currently being stained, it could take a few days before that is done and I can build it. I could have just painted it but I love the look of those dark brown stained planks.

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Organize

I always try to declutter as much as I can, I mostly want to have like a minimalist lifestyle but it’s difficult to get there.. Especially when you always see this one cute thing and it just can’t hurt to add it to your home. I’ve tried to reorganize my vanity and it’s drawers and I found a basket to add in one of them to organize cotton pads and other kind of pads and it’s working really well.

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Read something

I have been in a reading slump over the past two months, but after finding a really neat site where I can find thousands of free PDF’s, I’ve gotten back into it. I first read through Ash Princess, and I’m currently reading one called Withered + Sere. It’s a post apocalyptic book reminding me of the Fallout series.

Make an elaborate lunch

When it rains it always makes me feel like I should spend some extra time on lunch to make it cozy and nice. I always seem to live a lot slower when it’s gloomy outside, I guess I enjoy it too much. Lately I’ve been loving keto salad bowls, packed with protein and fiber. This one contains zucchini, kale, cherry tomatoes, an egg and some bacon.. And it’s topped with a garlic dressing.

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Do laundry

Laundry is such a boring task so just throwing something in the washer or changing my sheets is an easy task when the day is already kinda boring since I’m stuck inside in the rain. At least I get to feel like I’m doing something useful while I’m waiting for it to finish.

Play video games

I haven’t been too into gaming recently, but I did play through and finish the Bioshock series. It was an emotional roller coaster and I love the games to bits. After I finished them, I haven’t really found a game that I’m too interested in, that’s probably why I have been wanting to read.

So yeah, that’s mostly what I would do on a rainy day. what do you usually do when the weather isn’t as great?

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Keto Strawberry Muffins

When on a keto diet, satisfying your sweet tooth can be quite a difficult task.. So I scoured the web for something that could work well with the diet and I luckily found something I had most of the ingredients for.. A lot of them contained ingredients like Xanthan gum and there’s like no stores around here that carries that and it would suck to have to order it from abroad and having to wait ages for it to arrive.. I need to sate my cravings now! Anyway, this recipe was quite simple to follow.. I’m not quite sure what kind of muffin tins they have over in America because the recipe said it would make 6 muffins, but with my muffin liners it made 12.. They’re also quite large even as 12 so wow that would be huge.

Here’s the recipe:

  • 200 grams of almond flour
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • Roughly 100 grams of melted butter
  • 45 grams of Erythritol or other artificial sweetener
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla essence
  • 4 eggs
  • 60 ml of water
  • 135 grams of chopped strawberries

How to make them:

  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees celsius.
  • Combine the almond flour, baking powder and salt in one bowl.
  • Combine the melted butter, eggs, Erythritol, vanilla essence and water in a different bowl.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and combine well.
  • Add the strawberries and stir well so it’s evenly dispersed throughout the batter.
  • Fill your muffin tin/liners. The size will determine how many you will get.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes, or longer if they need it.

As you can see, they’re quite simple to make. They’re not the sweetest muffins in the world but the strawberry bits really add to them. They will probably feel a bit moist but that’s because of the strawberries. After they’ve cooled down a bit just dig in, if you can even wait that long. (I know I couldn’t).

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