We Talked Food, Wellness and Fashion With Katharina Gjesdal!

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Meet Katharina Gjesdal! She’s an educates actresses, however the last few years she’s been working mostly behind the camera. In addition to movie and theater, she has a great passion for food and interior, and this summer she’ll start a new job within the interior field! These days, Katharina and her fiancé are busy renovating their brand new apartment! With us, she talks about the importance of nourishing food, everything she does to practice self love and the key-pieces she needs to have in her wardrobe!

You recently started your own blog, tell us more about this!

I’ve been interested in food and cooking for as long as I can remember, and my friends & family have always made jokes about the fact that I should start a food-blog. I’ve been playing with that same thought for a few years, and a couple of months ago it went from joke to seriousness as I launched my own blog, Katharinagjesdal.no! I mainly write about food, however there will also be posts about other topics that like, such as interior, flowers, table setting, traveling, beauty and wellness.

Talking Food

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On your blog and Instagram we clearly see that you’re a great chef. Have you always loved cooking?

Yes, for as long as I can remember. I grew up in the countryside, and on mye way home from school my sister and I picked cauliflower and made soup with it as an “after school-snack”. Mainly my interest comes from the fact that I love eating good food.

What’s your all time favorite food?

That’s a really hard question to answer. It all depends on what season it is and what tempts that day. However, if I have to choose one thing here and now, it would have to be pasta.

Why is fresh, local & home cooked food important to you?

I'm concerned that what I eat should taste good, but also be good for me. There’s nothing that beats homemade, nourishing and useful food, made from fresh ingredients.

Can you share with us a recipe you love to eat for...

Breakfast: For breakfast I either eat crispbread, bread slices or oatmeal. Lunch: For lunch I love this recipe! Dinner: For dinner, I recommend you try this recipe!

Lovely, simple, tasteful and healthy breakfast!

Lovely, simple, tasteful and healthy breakfast!

A perfect lunch.

A perfect lunch.

Talking Beauty

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In your opinion, what’s true beauty?

I am absolutely convinced that true beauty comes from within. The most beautiful thing I know is positive people with a good attitude towards life, who dares to be themselves and who are loving towards those around them.

How do you practice self-love?

With the first cup of coffee in the morning, a walk in the woods, music, great food with friends, a good book, and hour of workout at Core Balance - my favorite fitness studio. Also, practicing self-love is for me bying fresh flowers and lots of good food and wine on a Friday.

Core Balance  studio.

Core Balance studio.

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Can you share the secret to your glowing and healthy skin?

First and foremost, I’m convinced that a healthy diet helps keeping skin and hair fresh. But I'm also very careful about what I lubricate on my face and I know exactly what my skin takes benefit from and not. I love skin care and I swear to my solid products that are mainly from Elixir and Exuviance.

You only have 5 minutes in front of the mirror before you need to head out - what do you do?

I always wash my face with cold water, apply day cream, add a tinted moisturizer if needed, brush my brows, apply a transparent lip gloss with plenty of moisture and finish with a mist. Either from Kora or Caudalie.

Talking Fashion & Culture

What are the key-pieces you need to have in your wardrobe?

My key-pieces are jeans I feel comfortable in, cashmere sweaters in various colors with a round and high neck, white basic t-shirts, leather jackets and blazers.

Where and who do you get your style-inspiration from?

From people on the street, friends and Instagram.

When in a fashion-crisis, what’s your go-to outfit for a...

Party?
Jeans, a t-shirt, blazer and a pair of high heels.
Day at the office?
The same, only without the heels and with a wool sweater and scarf because office are always too cold!
Saturday downtown?
A summer dress and leather jacket, or jeans, t-shirt and sneakers.

What’s on top of your wishlist right now?

Right now, furniture and interior for our new apartment is on top of my wishlist.

What do you do when in need of some cultural input?

I go to the theater or to a concert.

Where are your go-to-places in Oslo?

Breakfast and lunch at “Eckers” or “Happy foods”. Dinner at "Chez Collin", and drinks at "Andre til høyre".

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For more inspiration, follow katharina on instagram here and visit her blog here!

Written by Anine Netland Hulløen

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