Swedish Christmas with a very large ham

Some things in life are about compromise and we usually compromise for as long as we want to and it feels ok to do so. In our household we celebrate Christmas on different days and to make everyone happy and Christmas a little bit more festive we have a Swedish Christmas on December 24th and an English … Continue reading

Crispy tofu and pineapple salsa in hibiscus and rosehip tea

Ever since I read Chef Juliannas delicious looking recipe Halibut in spicy pineapple broth with pineapple cucumber relish I have been thinking about it. One day I will do the recipe but this is loosely based on it and Chef Julianna was the inspiration. Her blog is full of inspirational recipes and beautiful pictures.   … Continue reading

Spaghetti squash with split yellow pea and aubergine curry

Time has been on fast forward lately and if I have been at home it feels like it was just for a few hours to get some sleep. This was my last week at work. After this I have decided to take a day off, completely just doing what I want to do and to … Continue reading

Tomatillo and spinach pesto

I am usually not hungry at all in the morning but the other day I woke up hungry! I went to Whole Foods on my way to work to get a yogurt and some fruit for the day. I soon realized this was a bad idea as I got sidetracked by just about everything. I … Continue reading

Mung Dal lentil risotto

The year started very slowly and then all of the sudden it all kicked off! Today was a particularly manic day and I knew I needed to clear my head. usually any cooking helps me with this but today I wanted something that demanded my attention and what better than a risotto? The gentle stir … Continue reading

Tapioca pearl butternut risotto

I had all kinds of things planned for the weekend but again I got side tracked by an ingredient I have never cooked with or knowingly eaten before, tapioca pearls. It was sitting on the shelf looking very interesting. I knew I would have to buy it and make something out of it. Tapioca is … Continue reading

Tofu scrambled eggs

I had an evening on my own and sometimes it is quite nice to just cook something for myself. I can add anything I like and not give it a second thought. I had some silken tofu in the fridge that I wanted to use. A discussion about egg over lunch left me wanting eggs … Continue reading

A light vegan dinner for a hot summer evening

The hot weather seems to make me want lighter foods, more fruit and vegetables. It was so lovely over the weekend and on Saturday we started the day with breakfast in the garden, strawberries, nectarines and pear, toast and some cheese, cottage cheese, Philadelphia light and some goats cheese. Some cool fruit juice and I … Continue reading

Black and white noodles with peanut sauce

I love Friday nights, the week is done, today there was a lot of snow! All day in the office I kept an eye out the window to make sure I could see the buses still running and at the end of the day I left a little early after about 6 hours of non … Continue reading

Chimmichurri baked tofu

In my basket from Epicure there was a chimmichurri sauce/paste. I have never eaten chimmichurri, or made it myself but I was very curious and wanted to try it. It smells lovely of herbs and spices and I knew I had to try it. It is usually used with meat but I thought it might be a … Continue reading