Raspberry, Blueberry and Chocolate and Oat milk

Hope everyone has had a super summer and ready to get back to work or school or whatever it is you took a break from! No?! Oh, well, maybe these tasty and colorful, flavored oat milks - raspberry, blueberry and chocolate - can help! I've been taking it easy this summer and not posting a whole lot of recipes, but now I'm ready to get down to business again! My first recipe, just over 6 months ago, was for my favorite homemade plant milk, using a great mix of oats and just a few almonds. ... Continue Reading

Meze layer cake

Did you miss me? Well, I'm back! I should have told you guys that I was slip sliding away into vacation-ville, but it kind of snuck up on me too! I made this incredible creation a few weeks ago and I meant to share it with you then, but I lost track of time and well, one thing lead to another, and ...you know how it is. The idea for this all started when I uploaded my "massive meze mess" photo to Instagram just over a month ago. My IG followers and the IG community in general went ... Continue Reading

Vegan-friendly beer and wine sorbet

In case you've somehow managed to miss it, there's a global heat wave going on at the moment. So, I decided to treat you (and myself of course!) to one of the coolest desserts out there right now - Sor-beer! That's the fun name for a sorbet made with beer! But if you're not a beer person, I've got you covered too, with an equally cool red wine and raspberry sorbet! This sorbet is based on a recipe that local ice cream makers Stikki Nikki and brewers Carlsberg Sweden came up with. And ... Continue Reading

Raw rice paper wraps and satay sauce

It's summertime, and the livin' is easy. But it's also pretty warm out there, so whadaya say about another delicious, no cooking, raw treat? There's a whole lot of people out there these days using rice paper wrappers to make "bacon", but I'm going to keep it old school for now and use these wrappers for what they were intended for  - wrapping! No, no, no, I don't mean "Yo yo yo," I mean wrapping veggies. Rice paper, which you soak in water until it's soft, can be a little tricky to ... Continue Reading

Dairy-free Mango Lassi

India may have the lowest rate of meat consumption in the world, as well as the highest percent of vegetarians, but they still love their dairy. For now, we'll forgive them for that, since they helped to inspire this dairy-free version of their traditional mango lassi - a refreshing, milkshake-like drink! When the hot summer months roll into town, everyone heads for the shade, the pool or the fridge - all looking for something to cool themselves down. That's where this delicious, ... Continue Reading

Watermelon salad with basil/lime dressing

Coffee and doughnuts, peanut butter and jelly, peas and carrots, watermelon and basil.... Wait. What?! Watermelon and basil?!?! That's right, watermelon and basil. If you've never paired these two flavors together, it's time you gave them a try! About a month ago I was watching an episode from the sixth season of America's Masterchef when Derrick,the rock drummer, made some kind of basil-infused, compressed watermelon thing. OK, so yeah, the whole compression thing was cool, but on a ... Continue Reading

Tricolor pasta salad with homemade mayo and tofu (v)egg

Are there any dishes or foods that your mom (or dad) used to make that you associate with certain occasions? This pasta salad is one of those dishes that just screams "mom" and "summer" to me! When I was a kid I didn't necessarily think of my mom as a good cook or a bad cook - just as "the" cook.  I wasn't so advanced in my culinary knowledge that I could critique how she made something. The important thing was what she made and when she made it. Once she had made something that I ... Continue Reading

White chocolate ‘n’ berry dessert cups

Whether you're getting ready to celebrate the 4th of July, Iceland making it to the EURO 2016 quarterfinals, bemoaning Brexit or just looking for a cool and easy summertime dessert - you're not going to want to miss these red, white and blue dessert cups! Everyone likes chocolate, but with the heat of the summer months upon us, I thought that anything made of chocolate will just melt. That's when I realized I could outsmart summer by intentionally melting the chocolate before the heat ... Continue Reading

Vegan eggplant ‘herring’ – in mustard and archipelago sauces

Yesterday was the longest day of the year, but Swedes, who normally celebrate the eve of everything, patiently wait until the first Friday after the Summer Solstice before celebrating Midsummer - one of the biggest holidays of the year! Even if the sun doesn't show her smiling face to us everyday, she's still up there in the sky much longer than usual this time of year. On June 21st, 2016, the sun set at 10:08 PM and rose again at 3:31 AM here in Stockholm. But as we all know, the sky ... Continue Reading

Almost raw walnut burgers

Summertime is burger time, but just because you don't eat meat, doesn't mean you can't enjoy a delicious burger! These almost raw walnut burgers are also awesome on rainy summer days, because instead of throwing them on the grill, you slow cook them in the oven. I would have simply called them "raw", but after having tried them a few times, I prefer a slightly firmer texture, with a little bit more color on them. So, instead of cooking them at 118 °F /49 °C, I cheat and turn up the ... Continue Reading