onsdag 29 december 2010

A band of horses and their arms - their allegedly infinite arms

This Seattle sound will give you a mix of the best that Panic! At The Disco delivered, when Ryan Ross still was active and they dropped the "!", mixed with the evaporative compositions of Fleet Foxes. One should call out a global buy-warning (but download the album) because the thumb on my hand is pointing towards the ceiling where I have not yet hung my lamp.

The uniqueness of this band is the choir-esque sound that would make the overrated Simon& Garfunkel pale in comparison. Additionally, it goes well for that late evening winter jog. Don't forget to stretch.

måndag 20 december 2010

Finding the salami

Bought it weeks ago and it never ends, unfortunately, the cheapness of it matches the loss of wanting to buy another one (something for meta-cognitians to discuss). Only get this one if you are cheap or are having friends over who do not necessarily share you sensitive pallet. OK for frying without a bad conscience (virtually unwasteable).

You can almost taste the acorns the pigs grazed on in this dark piece of Nostrano meat. Rapidly dwindling and very popular among my neighbors who don't bother to ask before taking. Have a slice for breakfast to awaken you taste buds en masse; réveillez-vous! I can recommend it. Probably, my neighbors would as well.

The conservative Appenzellers are preserving the Swiss (and the brunt of the European) pride by creating smoky sausges whilst refusing to reveal the secrets behind making it (or was that the cheese? Or beer?). One bite of this Appenzell Tannenberg Schübling and you need not have your morning cigarette - it would just be too much. A true stop-and-think-for-a-second-taste, means; try it! 

The softer, cheaper and (most likely) produced for kids version of a salami. Naturally, my schizo-manic taste buds love the simplicity of it. Perfect for in-jacket-storage and to bring out in the envy of your hungry fellow tram riders.

And you thought your salami was little. Stop complaining! Seven of these Citterio Irresistibili will fit in a small pocket size box that works perfect to snack on after the party is over (believe me, I did this last Friday after a WG-party which broke the ice and cracked some people up. Some are easily entertained, I suppose.) Like manna during winter!

söndag 19 december 2010

2 cakes: low carb high or über fat cake!

Perfect for Christmas or Easter or Ramadan or Hanukkah.

Bon App!

Kanye West is making music ill again

Kanye West is doing something mean to the 21st century that he is living in.1 h and 8 min of jogging music in 13 tracks from this male version of Kelis. Most songs are collaborations with 279 other artists, even if he could have done it himself, if you'd ask him. Tracks like "Power" already hitting high, I recommend "Runaway" to be listened to while you decide if your thumb is up as well.

As usual, Kanye brings to our attention the racism in the world, especially poignant is the depraved situation of the white woman in today's society. Thank you, Kanye! Our last beacon of hope!

Familjen makes music for the mänsklighet

Already from the first track it is evident that it all began in Hässleholm. After a few tracks it starts to sound like Hässleholm might be a Swedish version of Brooklyn, wherefrom the bulk of indie/experimental/so-not-mainstream-that-it's-mainstream music comes from. However, I would not give this as a Christmas present - I don't even give a thumbs up. Almost did, mainly because of the lack of Swede-lingual musicians these days.

fredag 17 december 2010

Yeasayer and blood that is "odd"

Yes! You guessed it - it's an indie/experimental band. From Brooklyn. They are not very famous, not yet - but as soon as they will be the indie epitaph will vanish and the uniqueness of being another Brooklyn-based in a pool of six hundred others will go with it. Untill then, enjoy tracks like the great "Ambling alp" and strange "O.N.E." so you can feel special among your friends because you heard them a long time ago...

Can't help thumbing up.

söndag 12 december 2010

The suicide bomber of Central Stockholm

One bomb attached to a suicide bomber and one car bomb. Falluja? Bagdad? Karbala? Almost, in fact, it was Central Stockholm. No, not "New Stockholm" - we're talking the actual Swedish capital. Follow the events on (here; Swedish). Or maybe some "unbiased" news channel. The Imam of Stockholm's biggest mosque came out earlier and condemned the act (here; Swedish). Conspiracy theorists quickly (and correctly) pointed out that the attack was performed on the 11th of a month, just like the Twin Tower (2001-9-11) and London (2005-6-11) bombings.

Police are allegedly investigating this as a terrorist crime (here; English). However, apparently, the Swedish Defense knew about the planned attack several hours before the it happened (GPSvDFBDN; all Swedish sources). An employee of the Swedish Defense said "Om du kan, undvik Drottninggatan i dag. Det kan hända mycket där. . .bara så du vet" - meaning "If you can, stay away from Drottninggatan today [site of bombing]. A lot could happen there... just so you know" - according to TT hours before the attack.

Since international coverage is sparse, I hope this opened your eyes.

The National are high and also violet

Mr Subwoofer-Vocal-Cords Matt Berninger still got it - eventhoe (my own word) sometimes I do not understand anything he sings (like in "Gospel", am I right people??). Songs to warm you up are "Vanderlyle Crybaby Geeks", "England", "Conversation 16" and of course the hit "Bloodbuzz Ohio".

See if your thumb is up as well. And, after reviewing female singers yesterday, I appreciated this baritone dose.

lördag 11 december 2010

Zara; love-hate relationship

Usually, workers in a clothing store will repeatedly kiss up, offer assistance and tell me that color goes great with my eyes. Not in ZARA. No one greets you, no one cares and the cashier needs a Zoloft. It's not H&M. It's ZARA. The place I get 80% of my clothes.

ZARA, you are Spanish, have PMS and are in fashion. Thankfully, there are three of you in Zürich in case I get blacklisted if asking for too much help (inevitable).

And don't let the door hit on your way out...

Rihanna be ballin'

Next album by a far-out female vocalist (can you tell Christmas times are coming?) - Rihannas "Loud". She brings quintessential beats but also rock ("California King Bed") in a well-furbished package. Thumbs up!

Outside of the hit "Only Girl", she finally delivered a Matisyahu-ish (strange word of the day) reggae track that sounds good to me: "Man Down". And "Raining Men" with Nicki Minaj almost had me kick-ball-change stepping at every stop light on the Saturday jog. Finally, the "Love the way you lie" version 2 with less of Marshall and more of Rihanna definitively blows away the other version.

Kelis - Rytmus für Alle

... as the Germans would way. After seeing what kind of woman Kelis is here I expected her album to be great. Appreciate the base!

Thumbs up - I'd recommend "Acapella" made with David Guetta (recipe for success, by the way). Additionally, "Home" and emancipate will probably pon the replay.

The female version of Kanye West!

Black Eyed Peas, the proverbial chameleon

With the latest "The Beginning" it's evident just how much a group of musicians can change and yet still remain modern; they are the chameleon.

Despite replacing tonight's gonna be a good night with love you long time - I raise a flag for "The Time (Dirty Bit)" and "Do it like this" - maybe, just maybe, you'll be hearing these on a dance close to you floor very soon. I also raise one tired thumb up.

And "big radio mega smasha"?

MGMT - A wonderful new album!

Congratulations, indeed to all of you who like modern core music - MGMT is your oxygen. The track "Congratulations" is already a hit in the making, - try "It's working" - the opening track and you'll see - it's definitively working. Thumb up.

9 tracks, but it feels like 20 - much like Arcade Fire, bold transitions are common (try "Siberian Breaks"), and here, it works so well. Although, "Lady Dada's Nightmare" creeped me out a little during my evening jog.

And, you have to see the video for "Congratulations":

fredag 3 december 2010

Low carb French Fries

About time (forgot to post it here!) - dip it, turn it, watch it, leave it and serve it! Celeryroot is the key.

Bon Apero!

Paul's Coffee

In a three-pack discount I got 1,5 kg Caruso for 13 CHF. Caruso must be a bold mongrel of Central/South American highland Arabica, Indian/Indonesia and Asian-African Robusta descent judging from its uncompromising flavor and also, because it says so on the package content label. Highly recommended for coffee connaisures who enjoy a kick in the teeth for breakfast. Thumb up.

Exquisito - ah, yes indeed; the mild choice - perfect for those Sundays where the Saturday is but a lost memory. A mild body and flavor, chased away by a sour aftertaste that leaves the pallate asking; Wherefore does thine replenishing abide, old trustworthy patron?. Thumbs up, for these bean hunters.

Cheesy fo-sheezy

Luzerner Rustico; Swiss fermented dairy - and I could smell the lake upon breaking the seal. Classic pugnant old cheese taste. Absolutely splendid. Only minus is the soft texture that doesn't allow fine grading. Thumb is up.

The Italian Pecorino Siciliano, given the "rich" history of this island, you would expect something unforgetable. Instead it is one of the most boring and pale things ever to come out of a cow. Thumbs down, despite the hint of a lingering aftertaste.

An easy-eatin' mild Swiss cheese for them who likes it soft. Like a bed of clouds and kittens. Too hard to be brie, too soft to be Gouda. Works well on cold Monday and Wednesday mornings. Thumb-upped!

torsdag 2 december 2010

Home made low carb Pesto!

Pesto change-o (you knew it was coming); doing it yourself is in style again. If you have never ground something before, it is about time.

Bring it!

söndag 28 november 2010

Wikileaks is wikileaking

Bring out the popcorn and coke (and the foil hat) - the wikileakers are leaking like a very leaky... leek... container. Apparently, "cablegate" reveals that Silvio Berlusconi is vain, Medvedev is Robin, Putin is Batman and Kim Jon-Il is looking old. A big round of applause for our professional political leaders. Democracy all the way to the bank...

Stay tuned:  CablegateWikileaks Twitter,
Wikileaks DDoSer: The Jester

måndag 22 november 2010

House party with Sturm & Klang

WG-house party was lifted several notches by the appearance of the band Sturm & Klang who delivered great music at a loud volume. Some tracks in German, some in Bärnerdütsch and others in made up Russian.
You could tell the mood was "indie" as many girls had short hair on one side and also red pants on. I wore a scarf so I think I melted in nicely. Zürichally, the house party finished off in a smoky basement with a DJ that played Cocuna tracks to keep you from leaving after the band was done.

Nolan's Inception

"No good movies have been made since Casablanca" - and if you think so, then you are most likely a very sad person. Nolan left Bale out in one of his movies and it seems that it works anyway. Literally ground breaking footage with a great cast. Thumbs up for every scene and word said in the movie, almost.

Nolan managed to un-cliché one of the most common "issues" of movies; love. Believable, well played and captivating.

Scorsese's Shutter Island

DiCaprio, Ruffalo, Scorsese, Williams, Kingsley, von Sydow in a movie version of a book by Dennis Lehane. Of course it's a hit. From beginning to end I found that the overpriced tickets and popcorn (before LCHF) was totally worth it. Thumbs up 360 degrees!

Haven't seen it? See it!

Greenberg with Ben Stiller

The only movie I ever couldn't stand watching until the end. About 20 minutes left, but there was no point. Written by Noah Baumbach, the man who will forever be in Wes Anderson's shadow, I had great expectations. Not once was this comedy funny, it was mindnumbingly boring at times and full of old jokes. Thumbs down, do not watch!

lördag 20 november 2010

tisdag 16 november 2010

Daylight savings jive

Arriving at work too early is no laughing matter, thank you Daylight savings time. Future confusion should be avoided. Naturally, I took up the issue with NASA in an email.

Dear Mr and Mrs NASA,
This October, and I think every October, on the last Saturday we had to put the clock back one hour. I did not notice this since I woke up late from being at a student Halloween party on the day before. I didn't really have a suit, just put on a colorful T-shirt and similarly colorful hoody by Rip Curl. It was not until the next Monday that I started wondering why it was so light out so early and why the clock radio from the 70's was one hour behind my Nokia Expressmusic.

To be honest I think the whole procedure is confusing and I suggest we instead adapt to the altering dark/light hours by coming to work 1 hour earlier from the last Saturday of October and onward. I am in progress of writing an email explaining the situation and its solution to my boss and all my coworkers in the lab. I will send this email as soon as you agree to cancelling the daylight savings time procedure.

Thank you for reading
William LeChef

No reply yet.

Go out in style: Rote Fabrik

Probably the coolest place in Zürich! Looks nothing like the city, it's basically a couple of red brick buildings far off from the city run by hoodlums and thugs (or slightly more organized wannabes). Graffiti all over the place, great street art. The restaurant offers delicious cuisine, although usually only 1 out of every 5 dishes actually exist in the kitchen and the rest are for show.

Music usually matches the image, I saw a great Belgian techno band with one girl and guy (do not remember their name, please insert if you do!) there once and also a great Swiss band from Chur (again, I do not remember the name...).

Sometimes the leftist side of Zürich that dwells in these neighborhoods (surprised?) make big clubs, however these will cost you about 35-40 CHF to enter, while Karl Marx turns in his grave.

Out there: Longstreet Bar

Unless you like small dark red areas without a dance floor I would stay away. The bottom floor is only a bar with a sofa, you'll also find tables and chairs and other things that do not make you want to stay. There is a top floor, but it generally gets packed up early with smoke, guys and bad music. The outside offers the main site for drug dealing on Langstrasse, which I guess is an advantage?

St Pauli Bar; rock into the next morning

The old strip bar has (sadly, some say) been refurnished into a rock bar some nights during the week. Go for a troll down Langstrasse and enter if this is the occasion; there is no entry fee. Recommended!

Dance floor is small but since people tend to dance stoically to rock music, with common moves including the 3 second air-guitar, thigh slapping to the beat, head banging and hyperactive shoulder movements. This allows many people to come together in small areas and enjoy each others mirth, until the late hours of the night.

Wet&dark Zürich: Kaufleuten

Will cost you about 25-30 CHF, which is food for a week for students (not Swiss students), to gain entry into. But once you're in there, oh man! It is very exclusive (don't know how I ever got in) even for Zürich, so if you have the moolah, drop by. Highly recommended.

Known for being the only place outside of Langstrasse where you can get great hip-hop to dance to. The night I was there, it was indeed very good. I can say this confidently without remembering most of the night. The guards are also very discriminating; one guy enters for one girl. Girls enter as they wish. It's the good time guarantee. Unless you are a homosexual, in which case just go to Bellevue and ask around and you'll be just fine.

Locomotion to the east! Earphones don't do them justice

The base delivered by this group of youngsters was not fully translated through my SHQ4000 Phillips waterproof headphones during my Zürich run. I only realized this untill I pressed in the supposedly "snug fitted" earcaps during such tracks as "2gether" and "White Flag".

The music layout suffers from a few outdated mainstream influences, like the hip hop phenomenon, the "similie" (google it!) that epic rapper Lil' Wayne made popular and eg Britney Spears benefited from. Or the interplay between female singer and male rapper, made fashionable by Timbaland and copied by others, like B.o.B and Hayley Williams, or Snoop Dogg and Robyn. Difference is that Far East Movement do it well. Thumbs up!

Do yourself a favor and play their music with loud volume and base on high. And dance like the monkey you once (probably) evolved from.

söndag 14 november 2010

Low carb béarnaise sauce

Finally here! It doesn't get more HF that this!

Bon app!

Lights out: Bling

Many people complain about the fact that now when smoking in clubs is illegal, you can smell the farts better. I had never thought of this until I came to Bling, a club on a side street to Langstrasse. At first I was convinced that the smell came from the smoke machine that was on all night in the club, until a friend pointed out to me that there was no smoke machine in the club. The impression of the place very well matched this scenario.

It is free entrance, so what do you expect? Because of this, you'll usually find rambunctious geezers&skeezers who just as much want to dance as check their cell phone and look hard. In addition to that, the dance floor is small. Music is average. I wouldn't go here unless someone dragged me back.

Out in Zürich: Cocuna Bar

So far, my favorite club in Zürich. Located in the wannabe bad neighborhood in the city with the, presumably, highest living standards; Lanstrasse 93. The music features influences of hip hop, electro and heavy beats. Perfect for getting down, in other words. Somehow, these guys seem to be able to keep the old people out of the club as well. If anything, this is impressive.

The ladies are also very presentable and seem to be curios in meeting new people. This is always a plus.

Entrance fee is about 10 CHF and for this you usually get a free drink. So no biggie. Definitively recommend a stop if you're in town.

Zürich Nightlife: Mehrspur

In Niederdorf you'll find a music club with a jazz and 50'/60' rock inclination. Finally, I get to see how mature people behave and dance to "grown up" music.

It's exactly the same as we do.

Middle-aged women and men, both fresh and in the winter of their belt size, get down like it's their birfday very similar to the young. A bit boogie-woogie for my taste, but I guess it was alright. You do not have to pay entrance and there was a surplus of young ladies who seemed to appreciate my jazz moves.

I didn't even know I had it.

onsdag 10 november 2010

Shout out louds and "work"

It was a cold autumn evening in November and I went jogging in the cold rain. The music was Work by one of my favorite bands ever since their Howl Howl Gaff Gaff album. This time it was the third time I went over their latest album. And this time, it worked.

The first three tracks are the strongest in my opinion, including "Fall Hard" and "1999" but the rest will also grow on you as you go. I still hate the song "Show me something new", that will never change.

Thumbs up, lads! And girl.

lördag 6 november 2010

Celebrating 69 subs: with The White Stripes new live album

69 subs on my YouTube channel deserves its own celebration. 59 minutes of live music with one of my favorite bands, The White Stripes, in Toronto, Canada. But I guess you had to be there.

This band has previously provided high-end jogging music with the Get Behind me Satan and Elephant albums, and (outside of the smash hits) featured tracks like "Red Rain", "The Nurse", "We're going to be Friends" - to get your adrenaline started. I realize the hard task of recording a good live-album, very few have managed this (Rammstein, for one) and this one does not really bring The White Stripes to the heights they deserve. Thumbs down and, if that was my thing, I would add a sad smiley face  (oxymoron?).

fredag 5 november 2010

onsdag 3 november 2010

Hot Hot Heat? Not so much...

Disorganized Canadian post punk. The past albums featured some great music ("IOU", "Goodnight goodnight", "Bandages", "Middle of Nowhere"), these guys didn't seem to care what they did. And it worked up, from 2003 to 2007. Somewhere after that the band decided to stop making good music and instead vent their disappointment lyrically to the beat of drums and pounding of guitars. Thumbs down!

One or two OK tracks such as "Implosionastic" and "Nobody's accusing you", but most of them never make it past the intro. Nowhere near good jogging music.

tisdag 2 november 2010

Hipster-alert: Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti: Before Today

Sound's different. Like nothing else. Kind of like the Beatles without Lennon, McCartney, Starr and Harrison. It was recommended to me by one of my music-connaisure/afficionados Max from Gothenburg. Apparently, it's "pre-packaged Summer"! Prior fortuitous recommendations from this guy includes MGMT, Lupe Fiasco, The National and Empire of the Sun. Expectedly, this one should be a slammer.

I can say that it is not perfect jogging music, but it is something completely different. And the sound is not bad either, which is why I can give a thumbs up, but only recommend it for true hipsters, unlike myself.

Low carb tuna casserole

A fish dish with tomato juice, made quickly and will last for a few meals!

Bon App!

tisdag 26 oktober 2010

Brandon Flowers - "Flamingo"

Brandon, usually known from the great band The Killers, released his solo album recently - and I must say, it does have a flamingo-ish sound to it. 14 songs, perfect for a medium-long jog round. Since The Killers are one of my favorite bands, I was biased indeed. Imagine then my disappointment...

Only two tracks leaped out, the mega-hit "crossfire" - a great production, not only because Charlize Theron is in the video but also because of the vocals. The second out-leaper was "was it something I said", here is a link if you want to hear it:

The others? Brandon Flowers sounds like a falsetto Bob Dylan in many of them, others sound like an old Killers song, like "jilted lovers and broken hearts" has basically stolen the drum beat from Spaceman. Who'd've thunk it?? Thumbs down! You can do so much better, Brandon! And "Crossfire" intro is copy of some song that I can not figure out!

I will however listen to it once more before I dismiss it totally. I owe this much to Brandon. I think we all do.

*Revised* After my second jog session with Brandon in my head gear I can sincerely say that it sounds better. Perhaps I had to lower my standards to standard standards. But the thumb remains where it was, unfortunately for Brandon.

*Revised again* After the third run I think it is an OK album actually.

måndag 25 oktober 2010

Low carb pork Thai food with romanesco rice

The perfect and quick dish inspired by the far, far eastern cuisine. Quick to make and mouth-watteringly delicious.

Bon App

Linkin Park - A thousand suns

I really, really wanted to hate this album, partly because I have only given thumbs up so far. But I just couldn't - I was jogging to it for about 47 minutes and it was actually alright. If you like political music and undefinable genres, this is an album for you. Because they protest against the "machine" that controls us and wants our money, it is of course alright to download their album from piratebay.

Notably, lead singer Chester Bennington does not scream as much as he usually does in the album. The sound has changed from their usual hysterical, angry (almost menopausal) sound to a more symphonic. And it works. I have to up my thumb on this one as well. Gosh-darn it!

torsdag 21 oktober 2010

LCHF rice - the contest!

Three different ways are being tested to make LCHF rice out of the old faithful cauliflower. Let's see who wins!

Bon App!

tisdag 19 oktober 2010

Re "what a gay ass channel, learn to cook like a man boy"/bashafacin

Because the Youtube commenting only allows a limited amount of writing (rambling) I will use my blog (that no one reads) to reply to this comment posted by a "bashafacin" (that, of course, he will never know of) on my Youtube channel. Firstly, you must have confused my channel with some other channel as mine does not contain any "gay ass", in fact no asses at all - only very little of my own bottom has ever been caught on screen. In the instance where it was, it was also quite evident that I have no ass.

"what a gay ass channel, learn to cook like a man boy"

You really have some 'splainin' to do here. By "gay ass", did you mean "gay" in the traditional sense, i.e. happy and not the post modern bourgeoisie sense? Did you mean "happy ass"? Or maybe "perky"? Or talkative, as in frequently farting? Because I have to tell you, this LCHF diet has the exact opposite effect - it reduces flatulence for many people who otherwise suffer from it.

"what a gay ass channel, learn to cook like a man boy"

Secondly, even if my channel did feature gay asses, there would be nothing wrong with that, so long as the content was not in conflict with youtube posting regulations - which again leads me to the conclusion that you had my channel confused with someone else's that you might have been "browsing" through earlier.

"what a gay ass channel, learn to cook like a man boy"

Thirdly, I would like to address the second part of the mail (although it may be two parts, the grammar is a bit rusty). Going by the first part of the mail i assume that you misspelled a word that came out cook when he actually meant something else. This I can only leave up to speculation but it would make sense considering your initial confounding statement.

And what is a "man boy"?

"what a gay ass channel, learn to cook like a man boy"

It is also possible that you never checked out my channel at all and simple was spewing out insults and happened to target the very core of my channel and blog (and my dwindling self-esteem) by referring to my cooking (and nothing else I hope). I think you should learn to direct your anger better, there are much worse things to be angry about than talkative bottoms and questionable cooking. Such as digestive problems. They can be a real pain.

Finally, I would like to thank all subscribers and friends of the channel and this blog. Let's spread the word!

Sophisticated criminal - street dance!

Today was street dance, as every Tuesday at the University! Taking that up again - we got to do choreography for 1.5 hours to Michael Jackson's "Smooth Criminal". More than half of the gang (excluding me) had practiced last Tuesday, but when I got started - man! Also, about 90% of the people are chicks, and the rest are guys who, most of them, at least appear more desperate than I am. Brings back good memories, from last semester...
Here is a youtube link, get down, dawgs!

Just skip past the part where Michael hangs out with some kids... in a back alley... at night... This keeps going for about one minute, but let's not beat the dead horse - no pun intended, although appreciated (by myself).

lördag 16 oktober 2010

Low Carb marinade

LCHF marinade! Perfect for chicken and meats.

Bon App!

Kings Of Leon's "Come around Sundown"

The new release of King's of Leon had huge shoes to fill. The band went from a garage rock niche with their first albums to absolute perfection rock with their album "Only by the night". In my humble opinion the greatest album in the 3rd millennium and still rocking.

"Come around Sundown" gets a clear thumbs up although they seem to have lost their perfect touch. Some songs are weaker than others, but especially the first four, five songs carry the album.

Big songs include the hit "Radioactive", also "The End", "Pyro" and my favorite "Mary". The latter strikes a note that reminds me of some strange feeling of forgotten love when I was younger. Big up also to "Pony up" that packs enough heat to be mentioned.

With a total of 13 tracks, this album provides a lot of good listening for about 47 minutes. And perfect jogging music.

fredag 15 oktober 2010

Johnossi - the new album "Mavericks"

My favorite band! After the album "All they ever wanted" I never thought I would hear such a perfect modern rock album again. Their next release that came out earlier this year does, naturally, not quite hold up to the expectations. Even if it surpasses most on the market.

The quasi-country sound known from past albums has been slightly exaggerated and overweights their modern punk/indie metamorphosis in this album. The album still gets a definite thumbs up - but it seems my friends liked it more than I did. Maybe I am losing my modern touch. If I ever had one. Which I didn't. Or did I?

Highly recommended are "Houses", "There's a gene" and the hit "What's the point".

Thumbs up!

Arcade Fire's new album "The Suburbs"

Arcade Fire! A Canadian indie band from Montreal released their new album not long ago and it is a big one. I never liked them in the past but I do declare that they have made a Kings-of-Leon's-Only-by-the-Night-like release that made skeptics into choired.

Definitely a thumbs up!

Strong tracks are the already famous "Suburban war" and another track to mention is "Half Light". Wonderfully composed.

The whole album has a sense of MGMT when they released their "Kids", "Youth" and "Time to Pretend". Same innocent, almost hypnotic, sound that strikes the very core of modern music. At times absolutely beautiful.
Here is Half Light, you'll love it:

The album is also a very big one, over one hour of listening music, perfect for my long jogs through Zürich. Get this album!

Robyn's new album out "Body Talk Pt2"

Just finished jogging and went over Robyn's new album Body Talk Part 2. It's a real special one, like nothing else. I give it a thumbs up!

"Hang with me" is of course the soon-to-be smash hit we all are going to remember, but the tracks "In my eyes" and "Include me out" deserve to be mentioned an extra time.

I would have liked more heavy beats but I guess that may not be her thing. She does have a very light voice but carries it well. And the album was a tad short too, only about 33 minutes.

Also, keep your ears open for a collaboration with Snoop Dogg! Konichiwa B*tches! (Robyn's catch phrase)

LCHF cauliflower mash with broccoli

Mashed cauliflowers! The perfect substitute for mashed potatoes. Serve it with anything and exclude those carbs. It's also made quite quickly.

500 g cauliflowers
250 g broccoli
50 g butter
0.5 dL cream
salt, peppers, nutmeg

0,5 dL cottage cheese
0,5 dL yellow cheese
0,5 dL quark
1-4 tablespoons horseradish!

Boil the cauliflowers and broccolis until they are soft enough to be mixed or blended. Meanwhile, melt the butter and add cream, seasonings and some of the add-ons. I recommend the horseradish. After that you only have to mix it up and serve.

Bon app!

torsdag 14 oktober 2010


Eggmilk! The perfect substitute for milk with less carbs! Taken from but with an unknown source.

50 g butter
2 eggs
2,5 dL of water

cream, cinnamon, cardamom, lemongrass, pure chocolate, berries, ginger or anything else you like

Melt the butter and have it ready in a cup to which you add the mixed eggs with or without the flavoring add-ons. Then, it is only to mix the contents and drink as is or, highly recommended, putting into a cup of morning coffee.

Bon app!

onsdag 13 oktober 2010

LCHF breakfast - mushrooms and sausage

Let's make a low carb breakfast without eggs or bacon! It's sausage and mushrooms - and it's fatty!

500 g mushrooms
160 g sausage (or however much you want)
50 g butter
1-2 clefts of garlic
salt and pepper for the mushrooms
season by the buds for the sausage

Brush off the mushrooms clean rather than washing as this will speed up the next step; the dehydration of the mushrooms. When the mushrooms have been sliced, they need to sit in the pan for a while at low-middle heat to sweat out excess fluids. This is necessary for a good result and may take a while - dicing the mushrooms and keeping them dry will aid this. When the liquids disappear from the pan, you can start frying your sausage and add the butter to the mushrooms with salt and pepper by the buds. The sausage gets the garlic and leek, together with your choice of seasoning. I usually take salt, peppers, cayenne pepper, curry, basil, oregano, thyme or some spice mix.

Bon app!

Low Carb drink - Gurkwater

Now a fresh drink that goes to breakfast, lunch, supper and even dessert! Made in 20 seconds (approx).

Bon app and cheers!

tisdag 12 oktober 2010

LCHF breakfast: Bacon bits omelet

For the Brit in all of us! Feed him, feed him! Really fast, cheap, tasty and fatty - an omelet with bacon and eggs. See it, eat it, and like it (and like the video as well).

200 g minced bacon
oil or butter for the pan
4 leafs of cut cabbage
Fry up the bacon and add the cabbage just as the bacon is turning brown, add more butter or oil if you wish.

3 eggs
100 g quark
1.5 dL cream
add-ons: cottage cheese

Mix it up properly in a bowl and then add it to the frying pan with bacon and cabbage. Turn down the heat to middle.

1 - 2 dL graded cheese or as much you wish. I love cheese so I put on alot!
1.5 dL creme fraiche

Serve it with the cheese and creme fraiche once it has solidified. If you can flip the omelet in the pan - go ahead!

Bon app!

Send in your tips and maybe I'll make it.

LCHF bread: the Magnus Bread

I have actually never made bread before, not even normal so don't blame me if it doesn't work. This recipe was found online and provided by a Magnus Jonsson (shout out!) - with some modifications. Apparently, he found it on where you'll find many recipes but in Swedish. Anyways, enjoy it.

200 g crushed flax seeds
50 g sesame seeds
50 g crushed hazelnuts
50 g crushed almonds
50 g fibrex
50 g fiberhusk
16 g baking powder

add ons:
Pumpkin and sunflower seeds

Dough makers:
50 g melted butter
1 dL creme fraiche
250 g cottage cheese
6 eggs
100 quark

Mix the dough makers in a bowl and add it to the bowl of flour. Mix it all up well. The dough will now be very firm. Place it on the oven plate with baking paper and shape it to a bread loaf and heat in oven for about 60 min at 175 *C.

You won't not believe it ain't bread!

måndag 11 oktober 2010

LCHF french sausage with mashed cauliflowers

How to make a french ovenbaked sausage with mashed cauliflowers!
This one has never been done before! (I think...)

750 g Lyon Saucisse
500 g cauliflower
2.5 dL yellow cheese
150 g cottage cheese
25 g butter
cut leaks

40 g feta cheese
1 dL cream
nutmeg, chilli

Cut slices into the sausage and put in wedges of yellow and feta cheese. Put in the sausage in the oven at 200 *C. Boil up water for cauliflowers and let them boil until they soften. Mix cottage cheese, butter, graded yellow cheese and cream properly. Add warm cauliflowers and mix it up more, together with the leeks. A blender is the best option here. Season by the buds and serve it while its warm!

Bon app!

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I am William the LCHF chef, I have a Master in Biotechnology and am doing my PhD at a toxicological institute in Switzerland. I have a special relationship with food and have recently discovered the LCHF diet. I have been on it since the start of September and I am loving it. It helped me feel better and control my eating habits. Here I will try and share my recipes with all of you out there who are looking to LCHF for a change.