Porcupine Meatballs

We recently discovered this easy, quick and tasty meal. Hope you will enjoy it, too!

Porcupine Meatballs
(meatballs with rice cooked in tomato soup)







250gr minced beef

½ onion, chopped

2 gloves garlic, crushed

½ carrot, grated

1 teasp dried  mixed herbs

1/2cup short grain rice

150gr pasta

500gr tomato soup

1 ½ cup water

1/2cup milk

1 tablesp chopped fresh parsley

3 tablesp grated parmesan for serving


  • Combine the minced beef, onion, garlic, carrot, herbs and rice. Add some salt and pepper.
  • Mix well and roll into 16 balls
  • Heat tomato soup, milk, 1 1/2cup water (375ml) in a pan to boil
  • Once boiled, reduce heat and add the meatballs
  • Cook for about 20min, stirring occasionally
  • When all is cooked through add parsley and serve on pasta, top with parmesan cheese


(found in Kids Fast Food – Periplus Cookbook)


Agree to Disagree


Accept that another person can have different opinions, feelings or emotions. Don’t criticise or even demean someone else for thinking different. Desperately trying to change or to insult the other one won’t achieve anything – well, it might achieve that this person stands stronger and taller!




The benefits of being active / doing sports are endless but let me share some of my general thoughts to start with:

Helps to             S ocialize
Gives                 P ower
Helps to fight     O besity
Helps to             R elax
and releases      T ension
and makes you   S mile!

All good reasons to keep on or start to get going, don’t you think? 😉



Getting started…

How often is it that we plan or intend to start or finalize something, but we do not move into the right direction.
How often is it that something gets in between that holds us back?
How often is it that we allow to let something come up that won’t let us start?
How often is it that we postpone and postpone things even though they are important to us?

Sounds familiar? Well, I do know that I am not the only one out there who is good in procrastination! And I often wonder why that is.

Don’t we all have a “feel good” sensation and get excited once we started something new. Or when we finally accomplished something that was on the list a long time already? So shouldn’t we try to embrace this feeling more often?

Last week I restarted my jogging and I finally got this block out here. Both makes me happy and gives me some satisfaction.
What is on your list that you keep on pushing away? Why not join me and take your first step today on starting or finalizing something?

Don’t push it back any longer, get it done – you know you will feel good after!


Salmon Burgers / Fishcakes

This is one of our all time favourites!
It is quick, easy and healthy. On top it can be prepared ahead of time.
As the burgers include potatoes and salmon as a main ingredient we eat it as a main dish just with vegetables or salad on the side.

The recipe below is based on one of Jamie Oliver’s Salmon Fishcakes.
Some recipes use salmon out of tins but to me it looks and smells like cat food, so I go with this one, using either fresh (if I plan to freeze it) or frozen salmon.


makes around 8 cakes

600gr potatoes
500gr salmon fillets, scaled and all bones removed
olive oil
small bunch of parsley – finely chopped
1 tbsp. flour and a bit for extra dusting
1 large egg
2 lemons
– cook potatoes and mash, let cool for a while
– rub the salmon with some oil and oil and pepper.
– steam salmon fillets 10-12 minutes, let it cool for a while, remove any skin and flake
(make sure there are no bones especially when you serve this to younger children!)
– mix potato mash, salmon flakes with flour, parsley and egg
– if you like finely grate some lemon zest and mix it all
– form the mixture into burgers, around 8 pieces, 2cm thick
– dust them with flour on both sides
– if you have time put them into the fridge for an hour before cooking to let them firm up. But they tend to work without this step, too. I usually run out of time
– heat the frying pan, add olive oil and fry the burgers on each side 3-4 minutes or until golden
– serve with lemon, vegetables, salads etc.
– feel free to add mayonnaise, wasabi and such to dip.


Enjoy your cooking and the meal! 😉