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Dronning Maud’s dessert – a royal experience

Dronning Maud’s dessert – a royal experience

When I surveyed my readers and followers a while back about which Norwegian dish they would most like to see veganized,  Dronning Mauds dessert (or Queen Maud's Mousse) was right up there with "brunost" (the widely popular and unique Norwegian goat cheese).     I had...

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Homemade caramels to bring you holiday happiness

Homemade caramels to bring you holiday happiness

Most of the time I'm happy to share the recipes I come up with on the blog, but this time there was something in me that thought I should just keep this one a secret and perhaps profit off of starting a caramel business. The caramels came out that good.  I didn't...

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A Mackerel-less spread perfect for your smorgasbord

A Mackerel-less spread perfect for your smorgasbord

I've been speaking of and writing a lot about baking, cookies and cakes around the holidays as being a very big Norwegian tradition.  But what about the savory dishes? Don't they get any love? Of course. In fact, this time of year, long, leisurely breakfasts we call...

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Karbonader; Norway’s hamburger

Karbonader; Norway’s hamburger

I remember when I first became vegan and started thinking about all the dishes I had grown up with that I would no longer be able to enjoy.  Come to think of it, most traditional Norwegian foods have either meat, fish, dairy or eggs in them.  But as I started...

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5 reasons to love Norwegian bread

5 reasons to love Norwegian bread

As a typical bread-loving Norwegian, it can be difficult to live in a country that is protein obsessed and deathly afraid of carbs.  But it didn't stop me from making today's recipe of whole grain, multi-seeded loaves of bread that I think I've shared my first...

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