I happened to be watching a Rick Steves show on Denmark and in the show they were describing a way of living that they had. It was called hyggelig (hoo.gl.ee). This hyggelig meant you always have a drink, some food, and at the very least a candle between you and your company. It meant feeling cozy at the very base translation of the word but actually much more, it was your surroundings without anything that would make you feel ill at ease or emotionally overwhelmed. It was actually the pursuit of serenity, of comfy, of homey, of anything that brought that warm fuzzy to your soul.

My jaw dropped at this Danish discovery of self. That one single word summed up the pursuit of my entire life. Hyggelig!!! This blog is about just that, all the things that make me feel hyggelig. My only hope is that they inspire you to find your own hyggelig too. Imagine a world full of hyggelig, just imagine...

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Product Review: Dr. McDougall's instant soup cups

I order in bulk from Amazon

I think most of us are constantly trying to watch our weight, eat healthy, and tasty food that is preferably convenient. Thats why I love these soup cups from Dr. McDougall. You can get them in many different flavors. My favorites being Miso Noodle, Black Bean and Lime, and Tortilla Soup with Baked Chips. All you do is add boiling water and let them sit for a few minutes. So easy.

Boil water (thats the Honey peeking in❤)
Put top back down and place spoon on top to keep in steam. Wait a few minutes. 
Peal back top half way and fill up with water.

It's done! I top the tortilla soup with light sour cream sometimes but it  really doesn't need it.

I try to eat natural organic products that are not full of artificial sweeteners, hydrogenated oils, high fructose corn syrup, preservatives, dyes, etc. and that still fit into my diet. Thank goodness for Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, and Amazon!

By the way these are vegan friendly. Do you have a favorite healthy, convenient, diet friendly food that you love and makes your life easier?

P.S. Please forgive the iphone photography. Our camera charger is hidden in my room someplace that is full of my Honey's stuff while his floor dries. We can move all his stuff back in this weekend! Hurray!


  1. Hmmm...I might have to try those. I've been craving soup almost nonstop lately.

    And out of the absolute generosity of my heart, and to promote your blog, I tagged you over on my latest post. You're it!!!

  2. Try them! Thanks so much for tagging me! That was super duper nice of you! It was fun to read your post : ) You are sweet ❤

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