Bread. With a hearty crust and air bubbles. Toasted, crunchy and infinitely good. Mmmm. Today there will be crunchy chia-walnut bread for breakfast, lunch and the dinner with soup.
Did anyone whisper a word about coming winter holidays? Maybe filled with outdoor activities? Did someone mentioned children (or grownups) with red cheeks and tired legs? Time to serve stacked pancakes with ginger filling and twisted apple!
For some time I have looked for and longing for nut bread. That was until I decided to redeem myself from my longings and bake my very own nut bread. Filled with fine nuts and seeds. Lovely chewy and tasty with a slice of cheese or maybe some jam.
Whether studying, working late hours or sitting at home having a good time, sometimes a sudden craving can overwhelm us all. A craving for something, almost anything. Something crunchy and something good that fits both tea and coffee. Something that you can eat without getting a bad conscience. Something that might be spelled crunchy muesli ball?
Can you really bake a delicious, sweet pie with chickpeas, sweet potato and pumpkin seeds? Yeah! And can you really replace eggs with chickpea flour? Yes! Gosh, I am (and you are) a lucky bird, because that’s what you get the recipe for today. An unusual and festive pie made with good stuff doing pretty good for you during Christmas.
This Christmas bread contains all the classic Swedish taste of christmas. Cloves, bitter orange, ginger and cumin provides a wonderful aroma and flavor that immediately takes me back to my childhood Christmases. Enjoy it with simple accessories like butter and a creamy, mild cheese so that al the spices can flourish on their own.
Its funny when you start thinking about it really… In India chapatis are baked over open fire, in Surinam roti, in Mexico you eat flat tortillas made of corn flour, in the Middle East you get amazing pita breads to be filled and in Sweden we are very proud to have our soft and hard flatbread. These thin breads are in various shapes available everywhere in the world. Today I bake a very easy to make flatbread with parsnip. So good!
Lingonberry, a berry that I very much associate with my home-country Sweden. To be picked in the wild woods in the end of august, beginning of september. Something I very much look forward to every year. Today I serve a remake of a classic Swedish chocolatefudge cake with lingonberries. Meet my almost raw chocolate fudge with sour lingonberries (or red currants for anyone abroad, including myself).
I really like beans and lentils! And so does the Dutch author Joke Boon. She even wrote a complete book about al different kinds of beans and lentils, Bonen! (in english Beans!). She also thought of the magnificent chickpea cake that you get as a recipe of in this post. Oh do try it!
Some days are better than others. Or you just decide to make them better. No matter what. Making these avocado pancakes with cashew cream and fresh blueberries could most possibly be a good way in right direction.