Autumn and rainy days. Time for friends and dinners in candlelight. And of course chocolate, Lots of it! The first post after this summer’s busy days for me turned into a chocolate cake with intense red lingonberries, dark chocolate, a fun bottom layer with red lentils and dried blue cornflowers with a hint of midsummer bright nights.
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 serve a colorful green paté with cranberry sauce on the blog. You can choose to serve it cold as an appetizer or as a main course with maybe some boiled potatoes and a salad to go with it. It will be good anyway.
For tonights dinner I serve a delicious muhammara with baked sweet potatoes and fried black-eyed beans. Muha … What? Muhammara (or mhammara) is an amazing red pepper sauce with its roots in Syria, but also served in different varieties in both Turkey and arabic countries.
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!
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!
There are many dinners planned around potatoes, rice or pasta. Today I add a lovely Italian classical to it: Polenta. I make fried polenta with red onion marmalade, shiitake tapenade and smoked tofu. A great alternative for dinner together with some green leaves or even as a fancy snack to go with the sunday drink.
The Swedish book The new green salad by Therese Elgquist is a really nice book about warm and cold salads. Today I review the book and cook a warm salad with wild rice and roasted pumpkin from it.
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.
This recipe is just so cool! Did you know that you can make you own homemade soy sauce just out of mushrooms? Well today I show you how!