This recipe has so few ingredients and is so incredibly simple that every time we make it, I’m amazed at how delicious it is. It is one of our favorite weeknight dinners – it’s quick to make and packed with nutrients: fiber and protein from the beans, lots of antioxidants and vitamin K and C [...]
Last summer, when I was making licorice vanilla bean ice cream, I was looking at the vanilla pod after I had scraped out the seeds and thought it would be a shame to just throw it out, so I put it in a bottle and filled it up with vodka, to see what would happen. [...]
I used to buy roasted red peppers in a jar all the time. For some reason, I was intimidated by the idea of roasting them myself. And the first few recipes I tried were so time consuming I thought “why does anyone spend time on this?!?”. But then I figured out a much easier and [...]
I love Mexican food and we eat lots of it, but the idea to put beans on a pizza had never occurred to me until I had the super delicious San Clemente pizza at Pizza Port in Solana Beach a few years ago (Solana Beach is a bit north of San Diego, CA – if [...]
Licorice is one of my favorite flavors. It’s hugely popular in Sweden, I’d say it’s up there with chocolate as people’s favorite candy. Swedish licorice candy is different from the kind you find here in the US though, much more intense, sometimes salty and very sharp (it will clear out your sinuses!).
That intense flavor comes [...]
I absolutely love ginger ice cream (and ginger is so good for you), but for some reason I hadn’t gotten around to making my own semi-vegan version until now. I say semi because I use honey; I think it makes the ice cream extra fluffy and creamy, but for those who prefer to keep it [...]
I’ve only recently come to like kale. Growing up, the only time I ever saw it was as an unappetizing dish (“långkål”) on Swedish Christmas smorgasbords and never even considered eating it.
But thanks (again) to my extremely health conscious friend, R, I’ve given it a second chance. R is often on a raw diet (by [...]
This recipe is based on the Chickpea Salad With Halloumi I wrote about earlier this summer. I was trying to come up with a yummy dip for veggies and thought why not try to do something with the chickpea mix from that recipe, since it’s so good I can eat it as is out of [...]
I love chickpeas and eat them several times a week. They are not only tasty, they are so good for you: full of fiber, protein, folate, calcium, etc. I’m always trying to come up with new ideas for how to use them, and in this version, they are starring alongside halloumi, that fabulous cheese from Cyprus that [...]
I have certain favorite ice cream flavors which you can easily find in Sweden but that I have not been able to find here, so last summer, I thought I’d take matters into my own hands and make my own ice cream instead. I bought a Cuisinart ice cream maker and started experimenting, and I [...]
I started making my own ice coffee, both because it’s cheaper and less of a hassle than to buy it somewhere. And, I actually like my own better than what I buy in the coffee shops (if I may say so myself) so I thought I’d share my very easy recipe.
To be honest, I’m actually [...]
Today is Sweden’s National Holiday (Nationaldagen – yay, Sweden!) and in honor of that, I thought I’d post a very Swedish recipe (we made one of these last night – yum!).
In Sweden, we like to throw everything we can get our hands on on a piece of pizza dough (a slight exaggeration). While you certainly can [...]
Happy Valborg! Today is Valborgsmassoafton, an old pagan tradition, and in Sweden, people celebrate with bonfires, singing, and dinner parties. The fires are to scare off witches and evil spirits, the songs are all about saying goodbye to winter and welcoming spring, and the dinner parties… well, they’re what dinner parties always are – hanging [...]
My go to meal when I’m exhausted, hungry and just can’t fit cooking into my schedule.
I love broccoli. I eat it in some form almost every day, even if it’s just raw with a nice sharp piece of cheese as a snack after work to hold me over until dinner. Lucky for me it’s [...]
Sometimes, I like to cook. Most of the time, I don’t. Even when I like to cook, I’m pretty lazy, and won’t bother with any recipe that has too many ingredients. I went through a phase of loving to cook that lasted several years, and during that time, I invented some dishes that have become [...]