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 →

 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 →

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 →

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 →