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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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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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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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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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Best Ever Portobello Mushroom Wellington

Best Ever Portobello Mushroom Wellington

The holidays for me is a particularly great opportunity to showcase to my husband, other family members and friends that eating plant-based not only is satisfying and delicious, but even more exciting, varied and tastier than what you might ever have experienced as a...

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Risgrøt (Norwegian Rice Porridge)

Risgrøt (Norwegian Rice Porridge)

Risgrøt, or risengrynsgrøt as they call it in my part of Norway, is a simple rice porridge made typically of short grain rice, short grain rice, salt and perhaps a little cream.   Served with a generous sprinkle of sugar and cinnamon with a big dollop of butter placed...

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Root Veggie and Lentil Trio Stew from the Jazzy Vegetarian

Root Veggie and Lentil Trio Stew from the Jazzy Vegetarian

As a food blogger, I am always inspired to see what other bloggers are up to and what they create.  Laura Theodore, aka the Jazzy Vegetarian, is a talented vegan chef, cookbook author, radio host and actor I've loved to follow, from her award-winning PBS television...

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Fiskegrateng, Norwegian fish au gratin sans the fish

Fiskegrateng, Norwegian fish au gratin sans the fish

Fiskegrateng is a classic dish most Norwegians remember from childhood, aimed to please both adults and kids, even those that wrinkle their nose when they hear "we're having fish for dinner".  Fiskegrateng is what I call true Norwegian comfort food, and a dinner I...

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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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