10. 07. 2013

NATURAL STRAWBERRY BASIL MARGARITAS

This margarita is a hit and a kick-starter to any summer party. It is easy to make and beautiful to look at. It is darn tasty for a hot summer day. I adapted...

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08. 07. 2013

ROASTED FRENCHED RACK OF LAMB

Last weekend my husband and I threw a dinner party for 8 of our friends. I wanted to make some healthy side dishes to complement savory lamb chops. It was a success –...

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27. 06. 2013

How to eat CACAO NIBS

You might not have heard about cacao nibs before, but they are trending in the stores right now because they are very healthy superfood. ‘Nibs’ are essentially the smaller broken up fragments of...

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25. 06. 2013

MUSHROOM FARRO SALAD WITH THYME AND HAZELNUTS

Farro is a gluten-free wheat grain originating from Egypt, and often considered to be a superfood for its high levels of protein and vitamin B. The slightly chewy and crunchy texture makes it...

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20. 06. 2013

SPINACH AND WHOLE WHEAT ORZO SALAD

With summer here, I have been trending towards preparing a lot of healthy dishes. The following is a great adaption to a healthy and delightful summer salad adapted from Self Magazine, which is...

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13. 06. 2013

SPONGY CARROT CAKE with caramelized crust

This carrot cake is amazingly good – spongy and very flavorful. A simple recipe, but a little bit more fancy than a traditional cake. It comes out with a crispy sugar caramelized crust...

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10. 06. 2013

HEALTHY VIETNAMESE CABBAGE SALAD SERVED WITH NUOC MAM CHAM

This salad is one of my favorites from the Vietnamese cuisine. It is fresh, easy to make and a little addicting. The flavors of salt, sweet and sour combine in such a wonderful...

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03. 06. 2013

HEALTHY ZINGY SWEET TREATS

If you have a sweet tooth like me, these little healthy treats will satisfy your cravings. They are pretty easy to make, especially if you have a good blender. If not, they will...

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01. 05. 2013

ROASTED BUTTERNUT SQUASH, RADICCHIO, AND ONION

I made this side dish for a Mediterranean themed dinner party, after adapting the recipe from a post on SimplyRecipes.com. It was my first try at making it, and it was a hit....

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17. 04. 2013

SAMOSA ROLLS

These delicious little rolls are inspired by the Indian samosas. This inspiration came from my friend Sofia. An exact recipe is not really needed – I think that you can manage nicely with...

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10. 04. 2013

PRETTY BABY BOK CHOY

This simple vegetable has an amazing presentation when cut lengthwise down the stem, and is filled with flavor. I sauté these on a pan with a little salt and pepper, and drizzle on...

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09. 04. 2013

PHO GA – A VIETNAMESE NOODLE SOUP

Recently I have had the opportunity to take cooking lessons from Mama Le’s Kitchen (a.k.a. my mum). She taught herself how to cook the Vietnamese dishes by remembering all the wonderful flavors in...

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26. 03. 2013

“my pizza” by Jim Lahey

Jim Lahey is the founder of Co. Pizza Restaurant and Sullivan Street Bakery, and is the master of the ‘no-knead’ method. If you love to make pizza as much as I do, check...

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26. 03. 2013

THE PERFECT PIZZA DOUGH RECIPE

I recently took a pizza making class with Jim Lahey, the brilliant founder of both the Sullivan Street Bakery and Company Restaurant (“Co.”) in Manhattan. It was a great class and he was...

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20. 03. 2013

HOW TO MAKE AREPAS

I have heard a lot about arepas from my Venezuelan friend Indira – she has promised for years to make them for me. She finally made them recently and they have fascinated me...

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25. 02. 2013

Egyptian Lentil soup with crispy chickpeas and fresh baked roti

In my search for a good lentil soup recipe, I have tried a few good ones but this recipe beats them all. Far from bland, it has a spicy kick and a acidic...

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10. 02. 2013

CINNAMON BUNS

Yum cinnamon buns! They remind of when I was a child in Denmark. I would eat these by unrolling them little by little. This recipe is easy and tasty. It is hard to...

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07. 02. 2013

VIETNAMESE SALAD WITH A TOUCH OF DANISH PORK

In another post I wrote about how to cook flæskesteg (Danish pork roast). If you have some leftover flæskesteg, you can make this dish very quickly and easily. You can also substitute tofu...

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27. 01. 2013

PAN CO’SANTI (walnut, raisin & cinnamon bread)

Last summer I took a baking class with Jim Lahey, the cofounder of the Sullivan Bakery. We baked a lot of different bread; one was a wonderful cinnamon, raisin, and walnut bread. At...

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22. 01. 2013

KITCHEN SCALE

In the baking world accurate measurements are necessary, and the best way to do that is with a kitchen scale. A recipe in grams or pounds is just easier to deal with than...

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15. 01. 2013

Eating healthy at Maria’s place

Tonight I had a wonderful dinner at Maria’s place. She made oven roasted portabello mushrooms, fresh kale salad with cranberries and roasted almonds, red quinoa beet salad and oven roasted small potatoes (last...

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14. 01. 2013

HUMMUS

Hummus takes practice to make, but homemade hummus is a lot healthier and tastier than the store bought version. I have been the lazy person buying the canned chickpeas (garbanzo beans), but I...

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13. 01. 2013

MY FAVORITE KITCHEN TONGS

 tongs are another one of my favorite kitchen tools. It is one of those tools that you never knew you needed until you get one and realize how useful they are. These ones...

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08. 01. 2013

THE NEW YEAR

Now that we are passed the holidays and the excessive eating (and drinking!) it entails, I want to shift to recipes that will keep you young, make your skin beautiful, and keep your...

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04. 01. 2013

OVEN ROASTED RED CABBAGE

I love red cabbage. It is a beautiful vegetable and using it is a wonderful way to add vibrant color and crispy texture to a variety of dishes.  Although cabbage has an undeserved...

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04. 01. 2013

FLÆSKESTEG (DANISH PORK ROAST)

Flæskesteg is one of the meats that Danes love to eat for Christmas, usually served with boiled potatoes, caramelized potatoes, gravy and cooked red cabbage (or on a piece of rye bread with...

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30. 12. 2012

CHAMPAGNE KISSED WITH POMEGRANATE

This simple and classy sparkling drink can be used as a welcome drink or for celebrating New Years. Tonini, my Italian haircutter, recommended this drink to me. I prefer using Champagne, but you can substitute...

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30. 12. 2012

THAI SON RESTAURANT

This year my husband’s family came to spend the Christmas with us in New York City. They had never tried Vietnamese food before, so I took them to Thai Son, my favorite Vietnamese...

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28. 12. 2012

HOW TO EASILY MAKE PERFECT CRISPY BACON

Sometimes you just need a little bacon. I try to stay healthy by eating a lot of vegetables and very little meat during the week, but on some rare occasions I can’t resist. ...

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27. 12. 2012

DANISH LEVERPOSTEJ (“LIVER PATE”)

LEVERPOSTEJ WITH ROASTED MUSHROOMS AND BACON With the exception of vegetarians, in Denmark most people will have leverpostej in their refrigerator, as it is a very common lunch choice. Danes love their dark...

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