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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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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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Green Irish Soda Bread

Green Irish Soda Bread

As a Norwegian, I'm a huge fan of bread, and love experimenting with different dough recipes. Although bread recipes are often similar, I love seeing how other cultures have different spins on their versions. With St. Patrick's Day coming up soon, I made a bunch of...

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Cinnamon-Sugar Kringle

Cinnamon-Sugar Kringle

*This blog post is an updated version of a previous blog post about kringler from 2014 but with a new recipe . Who has heard of kringle?  The kringle is a popular Scandinavian pastry here in the U.S. among those familiar with Nordic cuisine. Often times referred...

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Gaga for Baga

Gaga for Baga

I always champion for the underdog, and while I certainly enjoy my share of Pinot Noirs, Chardonnays and Cabernet Sauvignons, there is nothing that thrills me more when I have wonderful and surprising tasing experiences with grapes that are less popular. It's as if...

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Black Bean Caldillo

Black Bean Caldillo

There’s nothing more I enjoy than to take a classic dish, steeped and rooted in a country’s culture, etched into people’s memories and that brings out that warm and fuzzy feeling,  and turn it into a more compassionate meal, void of animals but filled with love...

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Sherry: Still a Wine Trying to Be Understood

Sherry: Still a Wine Trying to Be Understood

To me, there’s no wine that screams or tastes like of ‘a sense of place’ more than sherry does.  From the first sip, this fascinating with from the town of Jerez in the region of Andalusia, brings me back to Spain to a vibrant tapas bar of people who are enjoying...

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Greek Rice Bowl with a Creamy Yogurt-Dill Dressing

Greek Rice Bowl with a Creamy Yogurt-Dill Dressing

I've had a love for Greek food ever since spending several summers in the Greek island of Skiathos during my teenage years. My sister worked and lived there for over a decade, and my niece and nephew are half Greek, so I guess you could say I have a close connection...

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Sjakkruter to complete your Christmas cookie platter

Sjakkruter to complete your Christmas cookie platter

Sjakkruter, translated loosely to 'checkers' or 'chessboard squares', are fun looking butter cookies that many Norwegian homes count as one of their obligatory 7 types of Christmas cookies every year.   I like to call them Norway's version of the American black and...

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Norwegian Kransekakestenger

Norwegian Kransekakestenger

Many Norwegian food fans are very familiar with kransekake, the show- stopping cornucopia-shaped marzipan-like almond cake made for special occasions such as weddings, confirmations, baptisms and Christmas.  Kransekakestenger however, are less known.  If you don't...

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Vegan Swedish Meatballs

Vegan Swedish Meatballs

Before I went vegan, I worked at Swedish restaurant Aquavit, located in midtown New York for a while.  This also happens to be where I met my American husband, who worked as a chef there at the time.  I fell in love with both the food and the chef, and...

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Stuffed Cabbage Rolls for St. Patrick’s Day

Stuffed Cabbage Rolls for St. Patrick’s Day

With St. Patrick’s Day approaching, I started thinking about all the green food I truly enjoy and my mind came to kålruletter, or stuffed cabbage leaves which is a classic Norwegian dish.   Typically they are stuffed with ground pork, but since pigs are my...

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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...

read more
Green Irish Soda Bread

Green Irish Soda Bread

As a Norwegian, I'm a huge fan of bread, and love experimenting with different dough recipes. Although bread recipes are often similar, I love seeing how other cultures have different spins on their versions. With St. Patrick's Day coming up soon, I made a bunch of...

read more
Cinnamon-Sugar Kringle

Cinnamon-Sugar Kringle

*This blog post is an updated version of a previous blog post about kringler from 2014 but with a new recipe . Who has heard of kringle?  The kringle is a popular Scandinavian pastry here in the U.S. among those familiar with Nordic cuisine. Often times referred...

read more
Gaga for Baga

Gaga for Baga

I always champion for the underdog, and while I certainly enjoy my share of Pinot Noirs, Chardonnays and Cabernet Sauvignons, there is nothing that thrills me more when I have wonderful and surprising tasing experiences with grapes that are less popular. It's as if...

read more
Black Bean Caldillo

Black Bean Caldillo

There’s nothing more I enjoy than to take a classic dish, steeped and rooted in a country’s culture, etched into people’s memories and that brings out that warm and fuzzy feeling,  and turn it into a more compassionate meal, void of animals but filled with love...

read more
Sherry: Still a Wine Trying to Be Understood

Sherry: Still a Wine Trying to Be Understood

To me, there’s no wine that screams or tastes like of ‘a sense of place’ more than sherry does.  From the first sip, this fascinating with from the town of Jerez in the region of Andalusia, brings me back to Spain to a vibrant tapas bar of people who are enjoying...

read more
Greek Rice Bowl with a Creamy Yogurt-Dill Dressing

Greek Rice Bowl with a Creamy Yogurt-Dill Dressing

I've had a love for Greek food ever since spending several summers in the Greek island of Skiathos during my teenage years. My sister worked and lived there for over a decade, and my niece and nephew are half Greek, so I guess you could say I have a close connection...

read more
Sjakkruter to complete your Christmas cookie platter

Sjakkruter to complete your Christmas cookie platter

Sjakkruter, translated loosely to 'checkers' or 'chessboard squares', are fun looking butter cookies that many Norwegian homes count as one of their obligatory 7 types of Christmas cookies every year.   I like to call them Norway's version of the American black and...

read more
Norwegian Kransekakestenger

Norwegian Kransekakestenger

Many Norwegian food fans are very familiar with kransekake, the show- stopping cornucopia-shaped marzipan-like almond cake made for special occasions such as weddings, confirmations, baptisms and Christmas.  Kransekakestenger however, are less known.  If you don't...

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DON'T LEAVE WITHOUT

MY TOP 10 RECIPES

 

DON'T LEAVE WITHOUT

MY TOP 10 RECIPES