30. 01. 2016

GLUTEN FREE CHOCOLATE BALLS

These little gluten-free energy balls are great if you are craving for something sweet. They are made without added processed sugar, with the sweetness added from dates, shredded coconut, and dark chocolate. They...

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08. 10. 2015

SPICY SWEET POTATO AND BLACK BEAN ENCHILADAS

I usually always cook for my friends when they stop by but when my good friend TB wanted to stop by I asked her to help me as my energy wasn’t quite as...

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01. 10. 2015

PICKLED RED ONIONS

Somehow this little side dish is always a hit because sometimes you just need a little bit of something pickled. Red onions are of course always great with a burger or at home...

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09. 09. 2015

CREAMY BLACK BEANS

Black beans have become one of our favorite dishes at home after finally finding the right combination of spices and the perfect cooking time. I have tried many different recipes back in the...

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27. 01. 2015

PAN GRILLED ZUCCHINI PIZZA

It’s hard to not love a good pizza. I admit that when I eat out I usually go for the more traditional versions with tomato sauce and very few toppings, because it is...

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19. 01. 2015

FINNISH PANCAKE

When it comes to making brunch, one of my simple pleasures is cooking something that looks and tastes great, but is really easy to make.  It’s hard not to love pancakes for brunch,...

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05. 01. 2015

FRESH BAKED CRISPY SUNFLOWER ROLLS 

The traditional Danish weekend breakfast always consists of fresh baked morning rolls from the bakery. The Danes traditionally eat the rolls with butter, cheese, and/or jam. We call them “rundstykker”, meaning round pieces....

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11. 12. 2014

SPICY SHAKSHUKA

Shakshuka is believed to have a Tunisian origin. It is a wonderful dish that we often eat for breakfast, but it is also great as a dinner meal, and basically consists of eggs...

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30. 10. 2014

GOAT CHEESE AND BROCCOLI RABE CROSTINI

It might be that I am petite in stature that I like small bite-size dishes, or perhaps they just taste better to me. I fact, I will never let hors d’oeuvres pass me...

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27. 10. 2014

MUSHROOM AND LEEK FRITTATA

I have never been a big lover of scrambled eggs – they are usually too plain for me. So when I cook eggs, I make frittatas, which are easy to make and have...

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13. 10. 2014

SPICY TOFU TACOS

Back in the day, tofu was always a weird food to me. My image of tofu was a product with a bland taste, which could be transformed to have the consistency of meat....

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06. 08. 2014

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 (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

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

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 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

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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22. 04. 2014

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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09. 04. 2014

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

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 & 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

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 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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18. 03. 2014

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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20. 02. 2014

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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10. 02. 2014

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

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

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 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 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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