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Best Ever Vegan Vanilla Custard

Best Ever Vegan Vanilla Custard

There‌ ‌have‌ ‌been‌ ‌a‌ ‌few‌ ‌recipes‌ ‌I’ve‌ ‌struggled‌ ‌with‌ ‌as‌ ‌a‌ ‌vegan‌ ‌chef,‌ ‌and‌ ‌vanilla‌ ‌custard‌ ‌has‌ ‌definitely‌ ‌been‌ ‌one‌ ‌of‌ ‌them.‌ ‌Either‌ ‌the‌ ‌texture‌ ‌came‌ ‌out‌ ‌too‌ ‌gelatinous‌ ‌(it’s‌ ‌supposed‌ ‌to‌ ‌be‌ ‌thick‌ ‌and‌ ‌creamy,‌ ‌not‌ ‌jiggly!)‌ ‌or‌ ‌too‌ ‌runny,‌ ‌or‌ ‌the‌ ‌color‌ ‌was‌ ‌off.‌ ‌I‌ ‌see‌ ‌no‌ ‌point‌ ‌in‌ ‌making‌ ‌something‌ ‌if‌ ‌it‌ ‌doesn’t‌ ‌both‌ ‌taste‌ ‌and‌ ‌look‌ ‌good,‌ ‌so‌ ‌the‌ ‌experimentation‌ ‌continued…‌

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Best Ever Vegan Chili

Best Ever Vegan Chili

January for me is always equivalent to making chili because it’s hearty, rich and a great transition from the more decadent holiday foods we’ve been indulging in, to healthier, nutrient-dense dishes. Chili also goes well with cold winter nights, and I promise your mood will be lifted after you eat a bowl of this ☺

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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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Easy No-Knead Bread Recipe

Easy No-Knead Bread Recipe

Bread has always been a part of the Norwegian diet. This bread is a more modern bread, and not necessarily typically Norwegian. I love this no-knead kind of rustic bread with a nice big bowl of pasta (yes I love carbs), or a green salad, layered with vegan mozzarella and fresh, juicy tomato slices from the garden or spread with some homemade pesto. You can go Norwegian-style and top it some slices of cheese (vegan for me) with sliced cucumbers and peppers or spread some jam on it and enjoy with a nice cup of black coffee or tea. Either way you decide to dress it up, I’m confident you’ll be inspired to make it again and again. Happy baking!

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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 little heat from the poblano peppers and jalapeños I added was just perfect. By sprinkling in some tortilla chips at the end, it provided that welcome contrast of some crunch. Of course, I had to add some vegan cheddar cheese to just take it over the top. Who knew soup could be so life-changing?

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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...

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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 when I gave up meat, fish, eggs, and dairy. It also forced me to not think of vegetables as a ‘side dish’ or afterthought, but thinking up creative ways to turn them into exciting meals that would please meat and vegetable lovers alike.

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Roasted Yellow Trumpet Steak

Roasted Yellow Trumpet Steak

Living with a meat-eater, I am constantly trying to find dishes that will appeal to someone who is used to eating animal meats. That dish has to be hearty, have a similar texture and of course be flavorful and tasty. I find that mushrooms, when prepared correctly and the right type of mushroom is used, often fulfills these criteria.

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Best Ever Vegan Chili

Best Ever Vegan Chili

January for me is always equivalent to making chili because it’s hearty, rich and a great transition from the more decadent holiday foods we’ve been indulging in, to healthier, nutrient-dense dishes. Chili also goes well with cold winter nights, and I promise your mood will be lifted after you eat a bowl of this ☺

read more
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
Easy No-Knead Bread Recipe

Easy No-Knead Bread Recipe

Bread has always been a part of the Norwegian diet. This bread is a more modern bread, and not necessarily typically Norwegian. I love this no-knead kind of rustic bread with a nice big bowl of pasta (yes I love carbs), or a green salad, layered with vegan mozzarella and fresh, juicy tomato slices from the garden or spread with some homemade pesto. You can go Norwegian-style and top it some slices of cheese (vegan for me) with sliced cucumbers and peppers or spread some jam on it and enjoy with a nice cup of black coffee or tea. Either way you decide to dress it up, I’m confident you’ll be inspired to make it again and again. Happy baking!

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 little heat from the poblano peppers and jalapeños I added was just perfect. By sprinkling in some tortilla chips at the end, it provided that welcome contrast of some crunch. Of course, I had to add some vegan cheddar cheese to just take it over the top. Who knew soup could be so life-changing?

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...

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DON'T LEAVE WITHOUT

MY TOP 10 RECIPES

 

DON'T LEAVE WITHOUT

MY TOP 10 RECIPES