5 posts tagged Swedish

Vegan Flying Jacob

It's been a while since I shared a planticized version of any classic Swedish dishes, and I thought it was about time to do it again. So buckle your seatbelts and hold onto your hats, because here comes some culinary craziness, called Flying Jacob! I've been trying to figure out just how Ove Jacobsson, the man credited with creating this casserole, decided upon the ingredients you see in the photo above. (Note: Ove wasn't veggie so he used chicken and bacon - two ingredients that we, ... 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

Swedish Sandwich Cake

Sandwich and cake are two words that you normally wouldn't hear together, but this vegan version of the savory Swedish classic will have you saying these words over and over again in your head. And who knows, you might even catch yourself mumbling in Swedish: Smörgåstårta, smörgåstårta... While Gunnar Sjödahl is often credited as having invented the modern smörgåstårta in 1965, the word itself first appeared in writing in 1951, in a Swedish cookbook  But more than ten years ... Continue Reading

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

Semla (Shrove Tuesday) wraps

The semla takes its name from semolina, the finest wheat flour, and is (normally) a bun, flavored with cardamom and filled with whipped cream and almond paste. You’re hooked already, aren’t you? Another name for this cream-filled treat is “Shrove Tuesday Bun” which doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue, does it? Way back when, semlas were only eaten today – the final day before fasting during Lent. But the semla was too irresistible and the Swedes, not known for being ... Continue Reading