21. 11. 2013

GERDA’S AMERICAN DATE CAKE

When I was growing up in Denmark, I didn’t have much extended family nearby. As a result, I considered my parents’ Danish friends as family.  One example is Gerda and Herluf, my unofficial...

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19. 11. 2013

CURRY CHICKEN POTPIE

Chicken potpie is one of my husband’s favorite meals, and I have to admit that eating this on a cold day hits the spot. This curry version is a twist on the classic...

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14. 11. 2013

HEALTHY VEGGIE LASAGNA

Even meat lovers will love this recipe. It is packed with vegetables, easy to make, and the smell of the roasted veggies will make your mouth water. Classic lasagna recipes can be pretty...

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07. 11. 2013

MAC N’ CHEESE

I tried mac n’ cheese for the first time years ago while I was on a date with my husband-to-be at a hip West Village restaurant. He ordered a dish with three varieties...

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06. 11. 2013

STRING BEAN CASSEROLE

This dish is great for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Last Christmas, I hosted my first non-traditional Christmas dinner. We invited any local family and friends with no plans, packing 16 guests into my apartment....

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31. 10. 2013

SPRING ROLLS WITH CARAMELIZED PORK

The great thing about spring rolls is that they are delicious, easy to make, and you can fill them with whatever you like.  The following recipe is close to a classic Vietnamese spring...

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29. 10. 2013

AREPAS WITH GUACAMOLE AND ARUGULA SALAD

Here is an easy suggestion for a healthy vegetarian and gluten free meal. I like arepas because they are filling, crispy and tasty – a great healthier alternative to a sandwich. INGREDIENTS (makes...

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24. 10. 2013

TUNA TARTARE ON A BED OF GUACAMOLE

This beautiful and healthy starter will impress your guests and it is super easy to prepare. You really can’t go wrong making it. It is of course important that you buy a quality...

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23. 10. 2013

GUACAMOLE

Most people have their own way of making guacamole. Texture is important to me, so I like guacamole a little chunky, making each bite a little different. On the other hand, my husband...

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16. 10. 2013

GỎI CUỐN VIETNAMESE SPRING ROLLS

Spring rolls are a favorite in our home, and we eat them throughout the year. Loaded with vegetables and herbs, they taste fresh and have a light feel. This classic Vietnamese spring roll...

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07. 10. 2013

김치볶음밥 – KIMCHI FRIED RICE (kimchi bokkeumbap)

I clearly remember my first time eating kimchi. I was backpacking in Vietnam in 2004 and had never heard about kimchi, or for that matter even tried Korean food. My first thought was:...

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17. 09. 2013

ARUGULA SALAD WITH FENNEL, PEARS & FIGS

I love a good fennel salad, and this recipe is simple and amazing. Fennel and mint are the perfect way to give a salad a light and fresh taste, and the figs are...

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11. 09. 2013

CANNELLINI BEAN BRUSCHETTA

A lot of my inspirations come from simply trying new foods while eating out. I had a cannellini bean dip similar to the one here at Supper restaurant, which is a nice Italian...

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06. 09. 2013

SODA CHANH WITH MINT

Nuoc chanh (also known as ‘limeade’) is one of the most popular drinks in Vietnam, and is a refreshing way to cool down in the summer heat.  My mom would make this any...

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03. 09. 2013

MiXED BEAN & MUSHROOM SALAD

One of my favorite weekend pastimes is exploring the local farmers market in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. There has been no better way for me to discover a world of produce out there that...

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30. 08. 2013

CHOCOLATE CHIP CAKIES

I came up with the name ‘cakies’ after creating a new recipe for cookies that were thicker in size than conventional cookies. My husband is a big cookie eater and I am more...

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26. 08. 2013

FRESH CORN TACOS

Corn is in season now so take advantage of it while the flavors and juiciness are at their prime. The recipe was inspired by my husband’s love for all foods that can be...

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22. 08. 2013

NATURAL HOMEMADE TACO SEASONING

This is easy enough to make, so why not make a little jar full instead of buying store-bought seasoning that is filled with sodium and artificial ingredients? You can use this seasoning for...

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19. 08. 2013

BREAKFAST FLATBREAD WITH HARISSA YOGURT SAUCE

This delicious flatbread dish is an aesthetic and different brunch option. It successfully combines a diverse range of flavors including spicy, salty, bitter and sweet. Grilled flatbread recipe

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16. 08. 2013

BASIC DOUGH RECIPE FOR GRILLED PIZZAS & FLATBREADS

I stumbled across a book by Craig W. Priebe called “Grilled Pizzas & Piadinas”. It has beautiful pictures, easy-to-understand instructions, and delightful recipes. His instructions are very thorough, so if you want the full...

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13. 08. 2013

ZUCCHINI, SWEET POTATO & LEEK FRITTERS

Zucchinis are in season right now and will be for another month. Celebrate the zucchini season by making delicious fritters. I added sweet potato in the mix, as they are healthier than white...

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09. 08. 2013

BROWN RICE PASTA WITH CHORIZO, ZUCCHINI & GARLIC SCAPES IN TOMATO SAUCE

Brown rice pasta is a good substitution if you are going for a gluten free meal. It has a very similar feel to normal wheat pasta. This recipe was created to find a use...

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08. 08. 2013

GARLIC SCAPES

I found these at the farmers market last weekend. They were so pretty as a bunch that I had to buy them. Fresh scapes have a milder garlic flavor than cloves, and sweeten...

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05. 08. 2013

BASIC TOMATO SAUCE

To make a great tomato sauce you need really good tomatoes. Making fresh tomato sauce can be amazing, but it can also be bland if the tomatoes are out of season. Mario Batali has...

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30. 07. 2013

FARRO WITH MUSSELS

Aside from being delicious, mussels are a very healthy low-fat food naturally high in protein, selenium, zinc, iron, vitamin C, vitamin B12, folate, and Omega 3, and contain compounds that are thought to...

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29. 07. 2013

HOW TO CHECK, CLEAN & COOK MUSSELS

Preparing mussels sounds a little bit intimidating, but they are actually really easy to make once you get the hang of it. STORING THE MUSSELS: Mussels are alive, and you want them alive...

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28. 07. 2013

KALE CAESAR SALAD WITH A TOUCH OF CRISP

If kale is done right it is amazingly good. The trick is to massage the kale first to soften the leaves, as eating it raw is tough and bitter. As an added benefit,...

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18. 07. 2013

TOASTED GARLIC PARSLEY BREAD WITH MELTED CHEESE

This recipe provides a large portion of great party food, and is very easy to make.  You can make your own variety of stuffing – let your fantasy loose! INGREDIENTS: 1 round loaf...

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16. 07. 2013

HEALTHY QUINOA AVOCADO SPRING ROLLS

You have probably heard of quinoa before, but you probably didn’t know that it is a close relative to beetroot, spinach and tumbleweeds (it is not a grain). It is considered to be...

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12. 07. 2013

CHOCOLATE TART WITH MASCARPONE CREAM & FRESH BERRIES

Here is an easy dessert recipe that will impress your friends. CRUST INGREDIENTS (makes 8 small (3 ½”) or 1 standard pie size): 2 cups / 475 ml almond flour 2 tablespoons cocoa...

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