Right now, the delicacy bear’s garlic is coming out of the ground like crazy in my part of Sweden. Right now, a beautiful spring sun is shining over our beautiful Österlen in the south. Right now it feels like a brisk contrast to what is happening in the rest of the world. Right now. Still, I cook. I make bear’s garlic pesto with baked carrots and red onion. So trivial as it is in this situation right now.
Sometimes you look into the fridge and think there is NOTHING there. Really nothing but maybe some potatoes, some onion and carrots. And then you really have a lot … Today I put the spotlight on the carrot and put it in its correct light.
Today I write a review about the Swedish cookbook Vego in 30 minutes by Ylva Bergqvist. From the book I make delicious cauliflower with tandoori and lentil rice!
In the winter, I think you can take bigger and bolder turns with spices in the kitchen. Warm spices are good for a frozen soul! Today I decided to make a homemade tandoori spice blend, a spice mixture that has its origins in the Indian, Pakistani and Afghan cuisine.
Ok. I know. Fresh coriander is a typical “love or hate” ingredient. But whole coriander seeds are a complete different story! Today, they add a fresh taste of lemon to my pasta sauce with fennel and leek. A real simple sauce to make for any dinner when short in time!
A common dish in Sweden is the Swedish hash called Pytt i panna. It’s often prepared with the leftovers from the week meaning mainly finely diced potatoes, yellow onion and some kind of meat, often beef. Today I make a green version of the traditional dish and serve it with pickled red cabbage.
I think that I have done this very simple dish about 5 times in the past two weeks. My dinner (or lunch for that matter) with root vegetables with fennel seeds and millet is so tasty, quickly made and filled with goodies that there’s really no reason not to make it. If you ask me ;0)
Beetroot patties with herb oil and mashed potatoes creates a great dinner for tonight! In addition, it’s easy to prepare and to keep in the freezer for any day when the time is short or the inspiration for dinner is far away.
For today’s lunch, I made tasty mini pancakes with beetroot and sauce with horseradish. I thought you might want the recipe too?
Pink ricepaper rolls with tamarind dip and cashew furikake. A long title and a long post but don’t be discouraged! Rice rolls are one of the easiest things to make.