Whenever I am in the Södermalm neighborhood in Stockholm, I almost routinely need to get my falafel & tahini fix in at Falafelbaren, because their falafel is a crispy, delicious form of incredible & #tahiniislife. The space is welcoming but small & I am almost always with my son in hisRead More →

It’s Thanksgiving & I will admit that I am missing the buzz & preparation of this holiday!  However I know that although we are not preparing a feast this year, even here in Sweden we plan to, in coming years, celebrate this holiday as we usually do- with a beautiful,Read More →

Preparing an Autumn Breakfast Hash this morning for my recipe development + food photo partnership with Yi-Pin Soya. When creating dishes, I have especially in mind those who are interested in vegan & plant based cooking but are not used to creating meals without meat, dairy & other animal basedRead More →

Good morning Monday! 🕯Woke up & blended up an almond milk & strawberry smoothie with vanilla vegan protein powder & then got to baking. I’ll admit, while I love to experiment with cooking I am not terribly adventurous or original when it comes to baking. Also, although it’s been yearsRead More →

I love savory pies.  I could have them at breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Today’s dish was a creamy mushroom pot pie with a divine buttery crust  that I will definitely be using again for sweet & savory pies.  See the recipe hereby Jolinda Hackett at The Spruce. For the fillingRead More →

World Vegan Day Greetings! This month begins my collaboration with Yi-Pin Soya for food photography & recipe development- right from our kitchen! Breakfast burritos will definitely be up on the menu! This morning’s dish was a breakfast burrito made with their ‘Peppermarinad Vegopytt‘, sauteed spinach, vegan cheese, tomatoes, shallots &Read More →

Some scrumptious news from our kitchen! Beginning next month I will be collaborating with Swedish soy company Yi-Pin Soya, developing recipes & doing food photography! I really enjoy using Yi-Pin Soya products & am very excited to work with them & produce simple, delicious & easy to follow recipes! StayRead More →

Had a go at making beer battered tofu tacos for the first time today! For the batter I simply used a blend of flour, cornstarch & herb salt. I enjoyed the results but admit that I am looking to crunch up this dish with an even more golden, crispy batter,Read More →

Who loves creamy mushroom sauce? I do!!! This past week, I set about making a creamy pasta sauce that would fulfill some cravings I had been having as well as develop into a beautiful & nourishing cold Autumn’s day dish. . I began by sautéeing mushrooms & garlic in veganRead More →

This is easily among one of my favorite dishes made this Autumn season so far! With the layers of vegetables, potatoes, meaty texture of the Seitan & sweet tart burst of Lingonberry it definitely has a classic Swedish culinary feel for me Garlic Sautéed Kale, Pan Seared Soy Seitan, ButteryRead More →

Around early afternoon today I started having a cravings for layers of tomato & finely sliced tofu (Extra Firm by Yi-Pin Soya), generously drizzled with olive oil & crema balsamico, sprinkles of herb salt & garnished with basil. By evening- mission accomplished! Not only a delicious dish but a beautifulRead More →

Mmm, Chanterelle Sauce.  I remember years ago when I lived in Stockholm for the first time & became accustomed to seeing these golden treats which I would select for special Friday night meals at the end of busy weeks.  I love treating Chanterelles as the star of a meal whichRead More →

I’m definitely an eater who often prefers several small meals through the day. I’m also traditionally very keen on savory breakfast. With my current pregnancy, my sweet tooth has definitely kicked up (as opposed to when I was pregnant with my son & barely touched sweet foods), but I stillRead More →

Sunday in the kitchen. Ready for all sorts of hearty deliciousness now that the chilly season is upon us! Piping hot savory pies fresh out the oven. Layer of buttery mashed potatoes, Swedish peas & soy based veggie mince (for those who don’t eat soy you can replace with beansRead More →

Last month my family & I spent 5 days in production as cast for a tv show- one of our favorites!  For one segment we staged a food photography segment to capture me in action.  More at this link.Read More →

Last week my family & I did filming for a show & lunched with production each day at restaurants around Stockholm city & region. Some places we dined had no vegan option on the menu, but I was very impressed with the creative & nutritious dishes the chefs come upRead More →

Salads are my food love this summer! You perhaps can’t see all the goodies tucked in here but this bowl is brimming with lettuce, pumpkin seeds, dried berries, avocado & the luscious Follow Your Heart vegan Caesar dressing. Nutritious & delicious!!Read More →

Q & A with Renana owner of Middletown, CT based ION Restaurant Photos & Interview  by Annika Lundkvist http://annikalundkvistphotography.com/2017/05/restaurant-feature-its-only-natural/ This feature & interview originally appeared in the March/April 2017 issue of Vegan Health & Fitness Magazine    Read More →