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Ribollita (Tuscan Bread Soup)

Ribollita (Tuscan Bread Soup)

I am feeling so much passion for today’s blog post as it has to do with a country I care very much about; Italy. I was inspired to re-create a dish called ribollita, a classic I eat almost daily when in Italy.

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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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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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Grilled Vegetable Salad with Farro

Grilled Vegetable Salad with Farro

There is nothing more satisfying than char-grilled, seasonal vegetables like peppers, portobello mushrooms, zucchini and corn with their array of colors, textures, and flavors. You can use these vegetables in so many ways, and I always grill up an extra amount so I can add into salads, sandwiches, tacos, burritos and wraps the following days. If you’re a burger fan, you can also use these vegetables as toppings, which I’ve done before and is delicious.

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Black Bean and Sweet Potato Taquitos with Chipotle Crema

Black Bean and Sweet Potato Taquitos with Chipotle Crema

Have you ever made a dish that was so good, thinking “I am going to make this weekly from now on?” Well, that’s what happened after I made these taquitos this past weekend for Cinco de Mayo. Deliciously crispy on the outside,  when biting into these taquitos you get an explosion of flavors that are perfectly paired with the lightly spicy chipotle crema and creamy, citrusy guacamole toppings.

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A Wine Lover’s Carrot Cake

A Wine Lover’s Carrot Cake

The best part about being in the food and wine business is that you’re always exposed to fun & unique and high-quality products made by creative folks who are just as passionate about this business as I am.

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Norwegian Beet and “Herring” Salad

Norwegian Beet and “Herring” Salad

The time of the year has come yet again when Norwegians either flock to their cabins in the mountains or vacation homes by the sea, read crime novels, eat oranges and chocolates called kvikklunsj (think Kit Kat but 10 x better).  Many people take an entire week...

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What’s Wine Got to Do With It?

What’s Wine Got to Do With It?

Ever since I left the corporate world and my day job, I have gotten into the habit of asking myself the question “why do I do what I do?” on a regular basis.  The reason I finally started working for myself was, after all, that I felt I needed a bigger purpose...

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Norwegian Hvetestang with Vanilla Custard

Norwegian Hvetestang with Vanilla Custard

With the first day of spring officially here, I start thinking about foods that resembles sunshine.  In Norway, we celebrate the return of the sun after a long, dark winter and the northern lights are replaced by the midnight sun.  That doesn’t mean we...

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Norwegian Fastelavnsboller with a Swedish Twist

Norwegian Fastelavnsboller with a Swedish Twist

This post is re-purposed from a previous entry I made back in 2014. I’ve updated the recipe to be 100% plant-based and 100% equally delicious. Fastelavn is celebrated the Sunday before Ash Wednesday and evolved from the Roman Catholic tradition of celebrating the days...

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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...

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 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.

read more
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...

read more
Grilled Vegetable Salad with Farro

Grilled Vegetable Salad with Farro

There is nothing more satisfying than char-grilled, seasonal vegetables like peppers, portobello mushrooms, zucchini and corn with their array of colors, textures, and flavors. You can use these vegetables in so many ways, and I always grill up an extra amount so I can add into salads, sandwiches, tacos, burritos and wraps the following days. If you’re a burger fan, you can also use these vegetables as toppings, which I’ve done before and is delicious.

read more
Black Bean and Sweet Potato Taquitos with Chipotle Crema

Black Bean and Sweet Potato Taquitos with Chipotle Crema

Have you ever made a dish that was so good, thinking “I am going to make this weekly from now on?” Well, that’s what happened after I made these taquitos this past weekend for Cinco de Mayo. Deliciously crispy on the outside,  when biting into these taquitos you get an explosion of flavors that are perfectly paired with the lightly spicy chipotle crema and creamy, citrusy guacamole toppings.

read more
A Wine Lover’s Carrot Cake

A Wine Lover’s Carrot Cake

The best part about being in the food and wine business is that you’re always exposed to fun & unique and high-quality products made by creative folks who are just as passionate about this business as I am.

read more
Norwegian Beet and “Herring” Salad

Norwegian Beet and “Herring” Salad

The time of the year has come yet again when Norwegians either flock to their cabins in the mountains or vacation homes by the sea, read crime novels, eat oranges and chocolates called kvikklunsj (think Kit Kat but 10 x better).  Many people take an entire week...

read more
What’s Wine Got to Do With It?

What’s Wine Got to Do With It?

Ever since I left the corporate world and my day job, I have gotten into the habit of asking myself the question “why do I do what I do?” on a regular basis.  The reason I finally started working for myself was, after all, that I felt I needed a bigger purpose...

read more
Norwegian Hvetestang with Vanilla Custard

Norwegian Hvetestang with Vanilla Custard

With the first day of spring officially here, I start thinking about foods that resembles sunshine.  In Norway, we celebrate the return of the sun after a long, dark winter and the northern lights are replaced by the midnight sun.  That doesn’t mean we...

read more

DON'T LEAVE WITHOUT

MY TOP 10 RECIPES

 

DON'T LEAVE WITHOUT

MY TOP 10 RECIPES