9 posts from April 2016

Swedish Meatless Balls

People that know me well, know I have a hard time making up my mind, especially when it comes to something like choosing only ONE dish at a restaurant! That's why it probably won't come as surprise to hear that way back, when I was quite a little kid and my mom asked me what I wanted to eat, my reply was "Can we have a smorgasbord?" You see, I've always been destined to live in Sweden. But no, sorry, no smörgåsbord (the real Swedish spelling) of recipes today, only one - Swedish meatless ... Continue Reading

Triple dip: Red Pepper, Hummole and Macadamia tomato

We all know that double double dipping is a no no, but how about triple dipping? Last week I added a recipe for a modern, seed-sational version of traditional Swedish crispbread. At the same time, I made three different dips and spreads! The only problem was that I didn't really stop to think how I was going to write about all of them and include four recipes in one post (a bit over-ambitious of me, I guess!) So, forgive me if some of these photos look a lot like the ones from the last post ... Continue Reading

Seed-sational crispbread

I've been wanting to make some crispbread for a long time now, and I finally got around to doing it! But this isn't any ordinary crispbread - this is "seed-sational, gluten-free, packed with great stuff for you" crispbread! Crispbread, or knäckebröd as they say in Sweden, has been around since the 6th century. (Come on, you know you want to try to say it, I can see your mouth moving!) Back in the day it was usually made from rye, was round, and often had a hole in the middle so it could be ... Continue Reading

Raw brownies with frosting

For now, this is the last of my recipes featuring avocados. Avocados? These are brownies?! I'll forgive you if you are confused, but stick with me! One of the many fantastic things with vegan and raw cooking is all the cool, new ways you learn to use different foods and ingredients. My previous brownie recipe had black beans in them, and this one has avocado in the frosting! You read right - avocado frosting! So yet again, this is a great recipe that you can make for people and ask them ... Continue Reading

Grilled cheese w/ avocado, spinach and pesto

It seems like there is a day for everything in the U.S., and today is National Grilled Cheese Sandwich day! Seeing as how I already posted my favorite grilled cheese a little while ago, I had to come up with a new one. And since you guys are all crazy about avocados... Opening an avocado and seeing THIS stare back at you can turn a bad day into the best - like the rainbow after the storm. Yesterday I told you about just some of the many reasons avocados are good for you. I think there ... Continue Reading

Avocado-Lime Smoothie

"There's no accounting for taste." That's a saying that I've always liked and I don't think it gets any truer, literally, then when talking about food! I always cook things that I myself love, but somewhere in the back of my mind I'm thinking, "I wonder what other people will think?" or if I'm feeling more optimistic, "People are gonna love this!" Because I'm not just cooking for me, I'm cooking for you, too! Sometimes I'm a little surprised when people don't like a certain dish as much I ... Continue Reading

One-pot Louisiana-style stew

Before we go any further, yes, this is 100% plant-based! I know, I know, it looks like there are shrimp in there - there are, vegan shrimp! These "shrimp" are made in Taiwan and contain only a very few, totally harmless ingredients: seaweed, wheat, salt, and natural spices/seasoning. That's it! I know that some people (mostly non-vegans for some strange reason) seem to take objection to the shape and form of this crazy creation, but the bottom line is - they're vegan and completely cruelty-fr... Continue Reading

Easy chana dal tadka

The 1st rule of Vegan Club: Vegans love chickpeas! Falafels, hummus, aquafaba, chickpea flour, Burmese tofu... the list is long. That said, I'm not so sure how many people think about chickpeas when they think about Indian dal. More often than not you'll see the word dal translated as "lentils". However, dal really means "split". As you can imagine, a whole lot of the things can be "split" - lentils, peas, mung beans, chickpeas - you name it. I like lentils, but the 2nd rule of Vegan ... Continue Reading

Fooled Pork (Vegan pulled pork)

When I remembered that the 1st of April was rapidly approaching, I knew exactly what recipe I wanted to post - I couldn't possibly think of a better recipe for April Fools Day, than Fooled Pork! This was such huge hit a few years ago, but I didn't have my blog then, so here I am bringing it to you now. People that have been eating a plant-based diet for a while may have seen it before, but I know there are lots of you out there that still need to be won over to the light side of the force and ... Continue Reading