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A Flavorful Falafel Plate with Tahini Sauce and Tzatziki

A Flavorful Falafel Plate with Tahini Sauce and Tzatziki

Falafel is one of those universal foods everybody eats and loves. Nobody even gives a thought to the fact that it’s vegan (ooh the charged ‘v’ word…) It’s simply delicious. Versatile. Simple. It’s food. For some reason it’s the one vegan food non-vegans will accept and eat without judgment or wonder where they will get their protein… and falafel is a common item on many restaurant menus across the world.

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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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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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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.

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
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

DON'T LEAVE WITHOUT

MY TOP 10 RECIPES

 

DON'T LEAVE WITHOUT

MY TOP 10 RECIPES