6 posts from June 2016

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

Rhubarb crumble with star anise and almond

Nothing says "Summer" like rhubarb pie - except maybe rhubarb crumble!   Although rhubarb root has been used by the Chinese for medicinal purposes since around 2700 BC, it wasn't until the late 1700s that Europeans, and shortly thereafter Americans, started using the stalks in food. As rhubarb is quite tart, it's popularity grew as the price of sugar dropped. If you ask most people, they'd probably say that it's a fruit, because that's how we use it. However, it's actually a ... Continue Reading

Stuffed mushrooms with soft nut cheese and mustard sauce

I don't know if it's the lack of complete darkness in Sweden at this time of year, or the festivities of the long weekend we just had, but I haven't been sleeping much lately - so forgive me in advance if this post isn't what you thought it would be! Normally I tell you about what I made and how healthy it is, or about all the ingredients, but this time I think I'll write about something else. This past Monday was Sweden's National Day. Since Sweden has always been the big brother of ... Continue Reading

Nice Cream – 4 nice ‘n’ easy flavors

I scream you scream we all scream for Nice Cream!   If you're already following a plant-based diet, the term "Nice Cream" should be well-known to you. If not, well maybe this is the first time you're hearing about it. Nice Cream is simply, non-dairy ice cream that's nicer for you and nicer for the cows - it's just plain nice! Actually, it's not plain at all - it's as tasty and flavorful as you want to make it. Once you learn how to make the super nice 'n' easy base, I'm sure ... Continue Reading