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Best Vegan Banana Bread Ever

Best Vegan Banana Bread Ever

One of the most incredulous things about my blog is that I don’t have a recipe for banana bread… until now, that is.

That doesn’t mean I haven’t spent countless weeks, months, even years, trying to perfect a recipe I’m happy with. Not that banana bread is particularly difficult to make, it’s just that I want the flavors, texture and look of the bread to be as close to perfection as possible. I’m happy to share that this recipe fulfills these criteria, and then some.

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Vegan French Onion Soup

Vegan French Onion Soup

Now that the days have gotten colder and the nights seem longer, there’s nothing better to me than making piping hot soups, stews and casseroles. One of the dishes I’ve been craving the most is French onion soup. The mixture of sweet and savory is what I love the most, not to mention the simplicity of it: all you mainly need are some onions, fresh herbs, and red wine… and cheese of course!

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Uchepos with Tomatillo Salsa

Uchepos with Tomatillo Salsa

During the summer months, I’m always trying to find creative ways to use fresh corn. Having grown up in Norway in the 70s and 80s, we really didn’t have access to this fabulous produce. Norwegians use canned corn a lot—in salads, stews, and even tacos! (yes, I know). This is why it’s always a luxury and delight for me to bask in fresh corn on the cob; the flavor is so sweet and juicy and the bright yellow color brightens up any dish.

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A Summery Lemon-Vanilla Cake with Strawberries

A Summery Lemon-Vanilla Cake with Strawberries

I don’t think I’m exaggerating when I say that Norwegians hold a record as one of the most enthusiastic cake bakers in the world.   We also love to eat cake more often than not. I find our cake culture very special, particularly in Sunnmøre, where I’m from.  This is...

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Easy No-Knead Bread Recipe

Easy No-Knead Bread Recipe

I can't imagine a world without bread. Perhaps it's the Scandinavian in me, but I feel tremendous happiness in enjoying a big hunk of bread, slathered with butter or some other topping, paired with a nice glass of wine. Give me that, and that's all I knead (pun...

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Creamy Summer Corn Soup

Creamy Summer Corn Soup

If you're looking for something incredibly tasty to make this week that truly embodies the summery season, look no further. Yesterday I made this creamy corn soup for Sunday supper and it was beyond anything I ever hoped for.  The sweetness of the corn paired with a...

read more
3 Good Reasons to Drink Wine From a Can

3 Good Reasons to Drink Wine From a Can

Wines in a can can longer be considered a fad, and is one of the fastest growing segments in the beverage industry.. As of 2019, you can find a large number of domestic and international producers of canned wines widely available in the U.S. Canned wine sales jumped...

read more
Farmer Market Swiss Chard Quiche

Farmer Market Swiss Chard Quiche

I absolutely love this time of year, when nature gets a chance to really show off, producing a bounty of colorful, beautiful produce with fresh, explosive flavors.  Having been a chef now for well over 12 years, my taste buds really started awakening about 6 years ago...

read more
Celebrating Midsummer with Norwegian Rømmegrøt

Celebrating Midsummer with Norwegian Rømmegrøt

Jonsok, or Sankthansaften, is a midsummer marker traditionally celebrated on June 24th and historically a Catholic holiday.  Jonsok / Sankthans is named after the baptist Johannes, whose Danish saint name is St. Hans.  Religious history describes how Johannes baptized...

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Fearing a Better Alternative

Fearing a Better Alternative

(All the photos are of plant-based dishes and illustrate how you can eat as a vegan) 6 years ago, after having watched a documentary about how animals are abused and killed in factory farming, I realized I could no longer contribute to this industry. At the time, I...

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My favorite rosés this year

My favorite rosés this year

It would be quite impossible to include every rosé I love in one article, simply because there are more well-made wines in this category than ever before.   For a wine lover like myself, this is really exciting.  This year I set a new goal this of trying as many...

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Best Vegan Banana Bread Ever

Best Vegan Banana Bread Ever

One of the most incredulous things about my blog is that I don’t have a recipe for banana bread… until now, that is.

That doesn’t mean I haven’t spent countless weeks, months, even years, trying to perfect a recipe I’m happy with. Not that banana bread is particularly difficult to make, it’s just that I want the flavors, texture and look of the bread to be as close to perfection as possible. I’m happy to share that this recipe fulfills these criteria, and then some.

read more
Vegan French Onion Soup

Vegan French Onion Soup

Now that the days have gotten colder and the nights seem longer, there’s nothing better to me than making piping hot soups, stews and casseroles. One of the dishes I’ve been craving the most is French onion soup. The mixture of sweet and savory is what I love the most, not to mention the simplicity of it: all you mainly need are some onions, fresh herbs, and red wine… and cheese of course!

read more
Uchepos with Tomatillo Salsa

Uchepos with Tomatillo Salsa

During the summer months, I’m always trying to find creative ways to use fresh corn. Having grown up in Norway in the 70s and 80s, we really didn’t have access to this fabulous produce. Norwegians use canned corn a lot—in salads, stews, and even tacos! (yes, I know). This is why it’s always a luxury and delight for me to bask in fresh corn on the cob; the flavor is so sweet and juicy and the bright yellow color brightens up any dish.

read more
A Summery Lemon-Vanilla Cake with Strawberries

A Summery Lemon-Vanilla Cake with Strawberries

I don’t think I’m exaggerating when I say that Norwegians hold a record as one of the most enthusiastic cake bakers in the world.   We also love to eat cake more often than not. I find our cake culture very special, particularly in Sunnmøre, where I’m from.  This is...

read more
Easy No-Knead Bread Recipe

Easy No-Knead Bread Recipe

I can't imagine a world without bread. Perhaps it's the Scandinavian in me, but I feel tremendous happiness in enjoying a big hunk of bread, slathered with butter or some other topping, paired with a nice glass of wine. Give me that, and that's all I knead (pun...

read more
Creamy Summer Corn Soup

Creamy Summer Corn Soup

If you're looking for something incredibly tasty to make this week that truly embodies the summery season, look no further. Yesterday I made this creamy corn soup for Sunday supper and it was beyond anything I ever hoped for.  The sweetness of the corn paired with a...

read more
3 Good Reasons to Drink Wine From a Can

3 Good Reasons to Drink Wine From a Can

Wines in a can can longer be considered a fad, and is one of the fastest growing segments in the beverage industry.. As of 2019, you can find a large number of domestic and international producers of canned wines widely available in the U.S. Canned wine sales jumped...

read more
Farmer Market Swiss Chard Quiche

Farmer Market Swiss Chard Quiche

I absolutely love this time of year, when nature gets a chance to really show off, producing a bounty of colorful, beautiful produce with fresh, explosive flavors.  Having been a chef now for well over 12 years, my taste buds really started awakening about 6 years ago...

read more
Celebrating Midsummer with Norwegian Rømmegrøt

Celebrating Midsummer with Norwegian Rømmegrøt

Jonsok, or Sankthansaften, is a midsummer marker traditionally celebrated on June 24th and historically a Catholic holiday.  Jonsok / Sankthans is named after the baptist Johannes, whose Danish saint name is St. Hans.  Religious history describes how Johannes baptized...

read more
Fearing a Better Alternative

Fearing a Better Alternative

(All the photos are of plant-based dishes and illustrate how you can eat as a vegan) 6 years ago, after having watched a documentary about how animals are abused and killed in factory farming, I realized I could no longer contribute to this industry. At the time, I...

read more

DON'T LEAVE WITHOUT

MY TOP 10 RECIPES

 

DON'T LEAVE WITHOUT

MY TOP 10 RECIPES