A few months ago, the latest book written by one of my absolute favorite chefs – Yotam Ottolenghi, was published. Today it’s time for me to review the book Simple and of course make something really tasty (and simple) from the book! Ottolenghi quickly became a kind of icon for vegetarian food from the Middle East. 7 cookbooks further and at least half of the world now keeps rose water, pomegranate and the typical spice mix Zaataar in the cabins. Or should I say, at least Holland and the rest of Europe. In Sweden, I feel a rather new interest for food with Moroccan, Israelian and Turkish origin. I’m still surprised how much this kind of food seems to be up here in the Nordic countries. But maybe I’m wrong, hope so. And if not, I have NOW the chance to help them on the way! The book Simple is really simple. Simple in it’s layout, recipe selection and ingredients (if you disregard some of the wonderful specialties😉 typical for the region ).This must be a …
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.