18. 08. 2014
mango prosciutto rolls

MANGO PROSCIUTTO ROLLS

I have served these appetizers to friends a few times before dinner, and I can tell you they were a hit. They pair especially well with a little chilled sparkling or white wine. ...

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06. 08. 2014
plate of roasted vegetables psd

PIADINA WITH ROASTED VEGETABLE SALAD

I recently went on a two-week trip to Tuscany in Italy, which was amazing. What a beautiful country. As much as I loved the pasta and pizzas and their simple ingredient cooking, which...

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04. 08. 2014
Danish rugbrød

DANISH RUGBRØD (RYE BREAD)

When I first moved to New York, I realized how much I missed Danish bread. It was kind of frightening to me that store bought bread would not get moldy for more than...

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18. 06. 2014
finger food mozzarella-tomato-picks

MOZZARELLA-PICKS WITH PESTO DIP

After a long period of unstable weather and a colder breeze than usual, the summer has finally arrived in Brooklyn!  So naturally my mind turns to fun summer parties, white wine sangria, and...

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12. 06. 2014
polenta with kale-mushrooms

POLENTA WITH KALE & MUSHROOMS

Among my go-to staple foods these days are kale and mushrooms, and it’s hard to go wrong with those two.  We eat these at home in so many different ways because they are...

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15. 05. 2014
rhubarb soup -ice cream

RHUBARB SOUP WITH ICE CREAM & FIGS

The first time I heard of ‘rhubarb soup’, I was skeptical that was a real dish. I was introduced to it through my Danish friend Anne, who once confused a toilet brush for...

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08. 05. 2014
Fresh tomato tart

FRESH TOMATO TART

Puff pastry is such an amazing invention; it is one of those things that I would probably not ever try to make myself since it is very time consuming. It is basically made...

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30. 04. 2014
flatbread-with-vegetables-eggs-salmon

SMOKED SALMON & EGG FLATBREAD SANDWICH

Flatbread recipes are pretty straightforward – you can make some pizza dough (or buy some store-bought dough), roll it out and grill it on a grill pan. The best thing is that you...

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22. 04. 2014
quinoa chickpeas and black beans

QUINOA, CHICKPEAS & BLACK BEANS

I found my true love for rice and beans when I travelled in Costa Rica with my husband a few years back. Whenever we stopped at various roadside restaurants, the sure winner every...

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14. 04. 2014
coconut marzipan macaroons_FP

COCONUT & MARZIPAN MACAROONS

I recently had one of those days where I craved for something sweet and was in the mood to bake. I remembered that I loved eating coconut macaroons (‘kokos toppe’ in Danish) when...

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09. 04. 2014
red quiona-bulgur rolls

QUINOA & BULGUR NORI ROLLS

These rolls are a perfect choice for a healthy vegetarian meal. I used bulgur since it’s a great substitute for rice and because I love the texture. I also wanted to give it...

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07. 04. 2014
Korean spiced tofu FP

KOREAN SPICED TOFU

Having Korean friends and neighbors has great benefits. We get to invite ourselves over for amazing dinners, and have access to a tour guide to the world of Korean cooking. Korean cuisine is...

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01. 04. 2014
cauliflower gratin FP

CAULIFLOWER & SPINACH GRATIN

Two of my girlfriends came over last-minute for dinner the other day, both on vegetarian and gluten free diets. I admit they caught me off guard, so I kind of threw some things...

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27. 03. 2014
kale-mushroom-quesadilla

KALE & MUSHROOM QUESADILLA

In our household quesadillas are made both day and night. It is my husband’s first choice as an easily prepared comfort food, and is one of the dishes he has truly mastered. The...

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25. 03. 2014
broccoli salad

BROCCOLI SALAD WITH BASIL & SPICY AIOLI

Unlike most kids, broccoli was one of my favorite vegetables as a child – there was something about the taste and texture that I really loved. My mum used to sauté these all...

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21. 03. 2014
Jamaican jerk chicken

Jamaican jerk chicken

I was hooked when I had my first taste of Jamaican jerk chicken. There are so many wonderful flavors combined in the marinade, which while easy to make demands a lot of spices....

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18. 03. 2014
coleslaw bbq

THE PERFECT COLESLAW

The typical diner coleslaw that we all know conjures images of blandness, and has given real coleslaw an undeserved bad rap.  Eating real homemade coleslaw with barbecue is amazing, and this particular recipe...

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11. 03. 2014
Pork sausage and rice cakes

SPICY PORK SAUSAGE & RICE CAKES

I discovered this spicy pork sausage & rice cake dish during my first visit to David Chang’s Momofuku Ssäm Bar restaurant in New York City, which had been on my short list for...

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27. 02. 2014
banh mi

BANH MI THIT NUONG

bánh mì thịt nướng (Vietnamese sandwich with grilled pork chop) Banh mi is my favorite kind of sandwich. It was created in Vietnam during French colonial rule, and has influences from both cultures. The...

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20. 02. 2014
Fried rice Jean Georges

Leek and ginger fried rice

Over the holidays, we hosted a large group of friends and family for a potluck style dinner. My neighbor and good friend Sungmee brought a plate of leek and ginger fried rice, which...

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17. 02. 2014
Thit nuong

THỊT NƯỚNG (CARAMELIZED GRILLED PORK)

The traditional way of making thit nuong is to cut the meat into 2-3 inch strips, then marinade the meat and grill it in between two wire baskets over a charcoal grill. The...

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17. 02. 2014
nuoc mau

NUOC MAU – VIETNAMESE CARAMEL SYRUP

Nuoc mau (pronounced ‘nook mao’, originating from south Vietnam) is the irresistible caramel syrup that is key to many traditional Vietnamese dishes. It is especially important in stews and for marinating meat and...

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10. 02. 2014
pickled daikon and carrots

Do Chua

As a regular accouterment of Vietnamese cuisine, pickled daikon and carrots are great as a little side nibble with your rice and meat dishes or as an addition to your salad. The crunchy...

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04. 02. 2014
springrolls crispy tofu

SPRING ROLLS WITH CRISPY TOFU

As much as we love meat, I tend to cook vegetarian dishes at home during the week to stay healthy and environmentally friendly.  Tofu is a wonderful substitute for protein in spring rolls...

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28. 01. 2014
twisted cinnamon rolls

Twisted cinnamon rolls

These cinnamon rolls are so beautiful and fluffy that I am almost afraid of making them for fear of devouring them too quickly. Luckily, I have some sweet friends and neighbors who like...

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23. 01. 2014
Mujaddara pilaf

MUJADDARA RICE AND LENTIL PILAF

Despite that bad name it gets from crappy cafeteria food, homemade rice pilaf is a delightful, easy-to-make dish cooked in broth and spices. It is wonderful as a leftover lunch for the next...

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20. 01. 2014
shamandar beet dip

SHAMANDAR DIP

Beets are very healthy and so great for your body that I try to incorporate these delicious root vegetables in my meals whenever possible. I took this recipe for Shamandar Dip from Suzanne...

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17. 01. 2014
roti_indian bread

ROTI

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16. 01. 2014
zucchini soup

ZUCCHINI SOUP

  Soups are wonderful to eat during the cold season and they are so easy to make. I make a portion of this soup and eat it as an appetizer during the week,...

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14. 01. 2014
Tabbouleh

Tabbouleh

I am a huge fan of tabbouleh. It is easy to make and a healthy vegan meal. I usually make a big portion of it and eat it for lunch over the course...

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