I was relaxing in bed last night reading about the nutritional value of sesame seeds & realized I should be making my own tahini! We usually get store brought tahini but it’s such an easy thing to make on your own & fun as well. I woke up this morningRead More →

Lasagna the next day, after the layers have settled & firmed up.  This lasagna I made yesterday includes a layer of ‘tofu ricotta’ (tofu crumbled & blended with herbs, salt & nutritional yeast) & a layer of ‘lentil grounds’- lentil beans mashed with peas, onions & tomato sauce & topRead More →

We spent Christmas holiday this year on board a Tallink/Silja Line  cruise from Stockholm to Tallinn. This is a peek from my dinner plate(s) at the Julbord (Grand Buffet). I was very happy with the diversity & amount of vegan options at the dinner buffet. Breakfast, unfortunately, was lacking inRead More →

 Today’s Solstice meal was this Soy Seitan with Creamy Mashed Potatoes, Zucchini sautéed with Garlic & Tomatoes on top of a bed of Spinach in Lemon Dressing. Looking forward to a good year ahead with more food photography & cooking. Winter Solstice Tidings from our home to yours.🌲Read More →

Hemp seeds, chia seeds, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds! Been loving developing the seeds section in our pantry, using them in the morning with fruits, nuts & plant based milk & during the day on salads & meals.Read More →

I have always liked tahini but recently my interest in it has reached new levels due to pregnancy cravings & also appreciating just how nutrient rich it is! Tonight I made a homemade lemon tahini garlic dressing (inspiration recipe in post to follow) & generously drizzled it over salad withRead More →

One of my basic cravings this pregnancy has been fresh greens with olive oil, crema balsamico & pumpkin seeds but of course I like to spruce it up for more nutrition & content.  This variation is a recent favorite- including a chickpea pasta, lightly sauteed tomatoes (increasing lycopene availability!) withRead More →

Tofu Caprese! I absolutely adore this quick little scrumptious dish! Great for long time tofu lovers as well as a lovely little taste & introduction for those who are new to tofu & it’s tremendous versatility. This is a super quick & beautiful dish that can be served as aRead More →

Upon my cravings for a cheeseburger one recent evening, my husband made these delicious burgers, using using Ekko Gourmet ‘Solros Burgare’ patties (made from a blend of chickpeas, onion, carrots, sunflower seeds & more) with a melted Mozzarella flavor ‘Green Vie Dairy free delight’ by da Carla. Super delicious! WeRead More →

Earlier this year I had the opportunity to spend time photographing & observing at the “Vegankock Utbildning” at Medborgarskolan (Stockholm), taught by Ulrika Hoffer of Rasmart. It was my first time in an instructional kitchen & I loved focusing my lens on the energy, action & atmosphere of the courseRead More →

My first taste of vegan Helsinki- this delicious sandwich at Kippo, Helsinki. This is their “Johnny Cashew” Sandwich with Cashew Cheese, Cashew dill sauce, relish, bell pepper & basil. Delicious! From what I can glean from some light research online, Helsinki has a rich, diverse & interested vegan & plantRead More →

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 →