Normal Alexandra Linnéa
daedal_lives A big night snack cause I had an early dinner Gluten free quinoa bread with peanut butter and banana, dark chocolate and tea 8h

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daedal_lives Tonight I tried a recipe from the vegan magazine @vegomagasinet - sundried tomato alfredo It was on a menu for Valentine's day but since I'm currently single I can have it whenever I want, right? A little self love every day no matter the date I followed the recipe but changed the canned tomatoes into diced fresh ones since I had some bland winter tomatoes at home and I served mine with soy bean pasta and extra spinach 11h

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daedal_lives Good morning! It's Tuesday and I have just been on a long walk in the woods with miss Kenia off the leash the whole time! She loves running around on her own and is really good at listening to me which is great since she's only been with me for 6 months. She still thinks it's a bit scary when we meet someone else (this is MY walk!) But instead of running away hiding like she tried to before she has started to walk right behind me when that happens. But back to what I had for breakfast! Overnight oats made with oats, oat milk, water, chia seeds, flaxseeds, unsweetened apple sauce, dried cranberries, cinnamon and salt. Today I topped it with peanut butter, banana and more cranberries. Orange juice and lemon ginger green tea on the side 20h
  •   daedal_lives @artighet aww 😙 hon är underbar och jag är så glad att jag får vara den som tar hand om henne 15h
  •   daedal_lives @schlii ja, verkligen!! det är ett lock, precis! 15h
  •   vincentjguihan Do you hide treats for her? Sometimes that helps for an indoor game. Its not great physical exercise, but it's good for mental stimulation. I think they even make treat puzzles for dogs designed for the purpose. :) 15h
  •   daedal_lives @vincentjguihan I've tried but she doesn't really understand she's supposed to look for them - but I think she's starting to get it, I'm gonna keep doing it :) 15h
  •   vincentjguihan Good idea. You're such a good dogmother. :) 15h
  •   daedal_lives @vincentjguihan aww, thank you! I try, I could always be better but I do my best :) 15h
  •   aniaolga Skönt att kunna ha lös 14h
  •   quickgivemeaname I'm so glad she's doing so well! Also, 10h

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daedal_lives I wasn't gonna post this cause it's not a very appetizing picture but I was convinced to post it anyway A few days ago I was gonna make the pizza bowl out of "Isa does it" but I ended up substituting almost all the ingredients XD I used millet instead of rice, sautéed cabbage instead of kale, I marinated tempeh overnight in tamari, soy sauce, garlic, a little maple syrup, salt and pepper instead of using veggie sausage and I had both cashews and sunflower seeds in the sauce. Served with olives and pickles (because pickles on pizza is a thing right?) 2d

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daedal_lives Some people say that smoothies don't fill them up. I don't know what kind of lame-ass smoothies they make but those days I have a smoothie for breakfast I stay full and satisfied even longer than I do on oatmeal mornings! Today I made one with two big bananas, 1/2 package frozen mango, oat milk, spinach, vanilla powder and "Super greens" from @reneevoltaire (wheatgrass, spirulina and mint). And green tea on the side. Happy Monday 😙 2d

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daedal_lives Miss Kenia - the bone collector. And silly me thought she was chewing them up 2d

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daedal_lives Hade a really comforting Sunday dinner tonight - Swedish kålpudding, or cabbage casserole as it would translate into. My mom used to make it this way, though I veganized it of course. It's sautéed white cabbage, soy mince and cabbage again on top. The cabbage is seasoned with salt, pepper, soy sauce/tamari and a little syrup for sweetness, the soy mince is sautéed with some veggie stock, oat cream, salt, pepper and soy sauce/tamari. You could add some vegan butter on top. After layering it's baked in the oven for about 45 minutes (350 F or 175 C). Served with boiled potatoes (I like mine unpeeled), gravy, peas, pickles and lingonberries 2d

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Normal Alexandra Linnéa
daedal_lives I am not a pancake person. I have had this account for three years and I've made pancakes about the same amount of times XD It's not that I don't like it, I just don't really think they're breakfast (at least if you use syrup, which you should) and they're not filling enough to be lunch or dinner. Plus - I'm not very good at getting them right. But today I decided on a pancake brunch and I was quite happy with how they turned out! For this plate (one serving) I mixed 3/4 cup oat flour 1/2 cup oat milk and 1/2 banana + salt, vanilla powder and cinnamon with my immersion blender. After I let it stand for 15 minutes I made 4 pancakes (plus a little one for miss Kenia) and served them with banana slices and peanut butter in between plus sliced persimmon, hemp seeds and maple syrup on top Lemon ginger tea on the side. Rest and eat tasty foods this Sunday 3d
  •   mariee1982 @daedal_lives when I was a kid I basically disliked ALL breakfast foods except cold cereal (mostly whole-grain!) toast and other savory things like home fries and bagels. In fact when my family would go out for a big American breakfast, I mostly hated it and would eat home fries only. OR sometimes the place we went to would make me my favorite spinach calzone from the lunch menu also as a child I preferred potato chips over ALL other junk foods and disliked most sweets. On my birthday I didn't even touch the cake most of the time! I'd just have extra pizza. Ha! And this was way before my ED set in many years later so I wasn't trying to convince myself I didn't like certain things at that point. But tastes do change but I'm still a savory food girl at heart. But I never liked meat, fish or eggs and that has not changed one bit, well except that I like them even less 2d
  •   daedal_lives @quickgivemeaname aww, life's sooo hard!! 2d
  •   daedal_lives @mariee1982 haha, I think it's so weird how differently we all appreciate flavors, and how it changes over time or based on what we get used to! And something I love might be awful to someone else - isn't that weird?! I used to have a huge sweet tooth but after going vegan 2 + years ago I am now the complete opposite! My guilty pleasures are now chips or fries while it used to be cookies and candy - weird but I'm perfectly fine with it I guess all the fruit satisfies the sweet part of me 🍐 2d
  •   encha.life Oh we tried matcha pancake once, yummy with slightly nutty texture, so much healthier 2d
  •   daedal_lives @encha.life that sounds like a really good idea! They must get a really nice color too 2d
  •   joyfullyinspired Oh my goodness yum! 10h

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daedal_lives Extreme close up of my dessert tonight: nana ice cream (it's not just for breakfast ). Vanilla cinnamon and cacao with warm raspberry sauce 3d

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daedal_lives I filled my dinner plate with everything I craved: A baked potato with vegan sour cream, edamame beans, mixed greens with olives, tomatoes and salsa 4d

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daedal_lives Saturday is here and I made vanilla cardamom pear oatmeal for breakfast that I enjoyed in front of the British show Come dine with me - pretty good morning I topped it with goji berries, almond butter and pear slices and had orange juice and white tea on the side Have a fun day! 4d

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daedal_lives Tried a new product today (as the rebel I am I didn't have it for breakfast) @oatlyab has released these bottles of drinks which are almost like smoothies but packed with oaty love! I chose passionfruit mango - quite tasty! Like Oatly's other products It's not guaranteed to be gluten free but I have never had a problem with them 5d
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  •   evelinhindrikes Hmm, får bli någon gång när jag ska åka hem och har en 6-timmarsresa framför mig kanske! Då är man värd en sådan, även om den kostar 29 (!) kr. 4d
  •   pamvantriet I looove oatly, I can't wait to be in Sweden again! We only have the plain and chocolate drinks here 4d
  •   daedal_lives @evelinhindrikes kommer säkert en rabattkupong snart eftersom den är ny! 😙 4d
  •   daedal_lives @pamvantriet I'm sure you have other tasty vegan brands we don't though 😙 4d
  •   divaeatslife That drink sounds amazing! I'm very looking forward to getting off my glutenfree diet soon, lol 3d
  •   daedal_lives @divaeatslife haha, well, mine is still gluten free but I'm alright with very low amounts. I do understand that you're looking forward to it though 😙 3d

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Valencia Alexandra Linnéa
daedal_lives During recovery I realized that I had to work on self-love since the reason I mistreated myself was that I thought I didn't deserve better. But how could I love someone who was as ugly, boring and annoying as I felt?
What I found out about self-love is that it doesn't mean jumping out of bed every day feeling like the most fantastic and hottest woman alive. I have insecurities, but I still love my body. I have personality traits some people might find less desirable,  but I still love myself. Self-love is not about being "perfect". It means accepting yourself today, both your inside and your outside, and knowing that you'll accept yourself tomorrow, in a month and in 30 years, no matter what you look like or do then. It means taking care of your body, for keeping you alive and breathing, and taking care of your soul because that's how you enjoy life. It means forgiving yourself for the mistakes you make, and praise yourself for all the successes, from small ones like getting up in the morning to big ones such as graduating from high school. It means changing the way you talk to and think about yourself from negative to positive and realizing that you don't have to be anyone but who you are just to please other people. It means accepting that you aren't perfect and knowing that you don't have to be.
What it DOESN'T mean is that you can't work on improving yourself though (whether that is on the outside or the inside of you). It's fine to want visible abs, for example, as long as you don't think that will help you start loving yourself. If you don't love yourself when your abs aren't visible you won't love yourself when they are, you'll just find something else that "needs fixing" before you're happy. If you love yourself, on the other hand, it won't matter if you have visible muscles or not - you will know that you're still perfect in your very own way, and no one can take that away from you
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  •   vegan_attempts Wonderful words and I adore your sweater, just ordered the same :-) 4d
  •   crazycrunkied Snygging 4d
  •   health_coaching_network Good to "know" you ️great #healthcoaching for all of us! Thank you 4d
  •   viktoria_reb Love this Alexandra! So lovely to see your journey through Instagram and for you to come out stronger and wiser xx 4d
  •   divaeatslife You're SO right! No one's perfect (not even me, haha), but I've learnt to embrace my flaws and let life embrace me back. That's what I consider true and unconditional love - the love for oneself. I hope you are experiencing this now! 3d
  •   darrenvegan Vackert 2d
  •   kaitlin.grant Love this! So inspirational. Keep on being strong! 1d

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daedal_lives First of all; thank you for the wonderful comments on my tbt picture yesterday! It's important to me to share my experience and your kind comments make it worth getting personal Secondly; here's my breakfast from this morning! Toasted gluten free quinoa bread with Vegusto cheese and veggies. Orange juice and almond biscotti white tea on the side (I got it yesterday -soo good!) Have a fabulous Friday! 5d

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daedal_lives After having home popped popcorn at my lovely friend ' s, I had to get some! I'm gonna get so addicted to popping my own popcorn! My first try tonight was a success! All I added was a little coconut oil to pop in and salt. Next time I'm gonna add some herbs... or cinnamon? 5d

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daedal_lives Thursday is the day for soup! I made one tonight with onion, carrot, parsnip, puy lentils, veggie stock and a little oat cream a cheap soup that can be modified after what you have at home 😙 5d

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daedal_lives Not too many years ago I would never have been able to have an account like today here on IG. I loved food, I always have, but I hated myself and since I always felt like a failure I punished myself by not doing what I loved the most - eating. I pretended I wasn't really into food and felt strong and collected only when the hunger was making my knees weak and my head foggy. The first years I ate as little as possible at all times, still hating those tiny calories I did get into my system. But then, my body's screams for nourishment became too loud and I started binging. I would eat every other or every third day and eat incredible amounts, that I later threw up, while crying and hating myself for "giving in". Why couldn't I just not eat? Why was I so weak?" TODAY I see how twisted this was. My body was shutting down because I didn't feed it and of course it would do anything it could to get me to eat. It was dying. But I was stuck in the eating disorder and my mind was made up - I was the failure. and I needed to starve.
Recovery was incredibly hard, I am not going to sugarcoat it. It took me three years, several hospitalizations, feeding tubes, and more therapists than I can count on both hands but I finally got it. I AM WORTH BETTER. My body is my temple and today I treat it with the respect and love that it deserves. My body is me, and I am my body. I love my body and I love myself, all flaws included. And that feeling is worth every single second in recovery
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  •   ilikemoozyk I'm happy that you're better now. I never quite had an ed, but I did hate my body and felt guilty when I ate food and going vegan changed my life by changing the way I view food. It's more about nutrients than fat and calories now. Going through that hell is awful and recovery isn't easy, but I'm really glad that's all behind you now. 5d
  •   hovkonditorn Du är stark och modig  5d
  •   polite_grunge Thank you so much for this, that's really inspiring, keep being strong 5d
  •   catruehle you're beautiful inside and out, so glad to know you via Instagram. Thanks for sharing! *HUGS* 5d
  •   kalecrush You are BEAUTIFUL 5d
  •   cindyfaux Wow- you are amazing! You rock! 4d
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  •   eatsweettreatrepeat You are so beautiful. Hugs, light and love to you! 3d

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daedal_lives Good morning guys! It's a winter wonderland outside and it's finally starting to brighten up! I have been feeling chronically tired during the last dark months and even though I don't mind darkness, it's nice to feel a bit more energized again I had a big breakfast this morning; plain oatgurt, banana, persimmon (the rest of them both is chopped and mixed into the oatgurt), gluten free muesli and almond butter + orange juice and green tea on the side Enjoy your Thursday 😙 6d

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Valencia Alexandra Linnéa
daedal_lives Sorry for the disappointing picture, the darkness isn't doing me any favors. But I was craving a large snack and made vegan cookie dough tonight. There are quite a few recipes out there, I didn't measure anything but combined a package of white beans with some almond butter, vanilla powder, salt, maple syrup and a splash of oat milk, mixed it with an immersion blender and added vegan chocolate chips. With apple slices it worked very well, though it was impossible to finish the whole thing; my eyes were bigger than my tummy 6d

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daedal_lives Enjoying a cozy evening with the new issue of the all vegan Swedish magazine @vegomagasinet and orange juice with frozen raspberries 7d
  •   virre73 Åh! Har det nya numret kommit ut nu?! 6d
  •   daedal_lives @virre73 jag fick det i brevlådan, kanske är ute i affärerna redan, eller så kommer det snart 6d
  •   ulpans Köpte mitt i butik i dag! 6d
  •   matyldakr I need vegan magazines here 6d
  •   daedal_lives @ulpans men så bra! Då är de redan ute @virre73 6d
  •   daedal_lives @matyldakr this is the first vegan magazine here and it just celebrated 1 year! If you asked me when I went vegan I would have said it would never happen, but it did and it's amazing! I'm sure you'll have one where you are soon 6d
  •   veganroni Oh cool! Lucky you! 6d
  •   darrenvegan Jätte kul att Sverige äntligen har en vegansk tidning jag vill ha 2d

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