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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

I absolutely love cooking for the holidays & especially creating gorgeous plant based spreads with familiar flavors from the festive season. But this Thanksgiving I was in the mood to create something a bit different from the traditional spread – veggie cashew stir fry, jasmine rice & a delicious peanut sauce!Read More →

Flashback to Christmas Dinner 2014! I loved preparing this spread! Macadamia Nut, Basil & Olive Oil Spread Arugula with Grape Tomatoes, Grapeseed Oil & Sea Salt Grilled Asparagus Minnesota Wild Rice with American Parsley & Shallots Steamed Brussel Sprouts drizzled with Hazelnut Oil Gardein Holiday Roast with Cranberry, Kale &Read More →

2016 was the year I fell in love with Farro! This grain has a nutty flavor and texture already but I decided to add some pecans to it after simmering with vegan butter, parsley and onions. Creamy Farro deliciousness!  Read More →

I love Benedicts- it’s easily a favorite for Sunday brunch. Creating variations of a vegan Benedict has been a passion project this year. I’m working on making this one of my signature dishes! For this weekend’s Benedict, I used silken tofu for the Hollandaise sauce, as I usually do. ButRead More →

First, I have to acknowledge the inspiration for this dish.  The “Tempeh Tuna Sandwich” at Jivamuktea Cafe which I wrote about earlier this year.  The first time I visited Jivamuktea Cafe near Union Square in NYC I had this sandwich and it was a culinary revelation.  I generally enjoy tempehRead More →

Milk & cookies anyone? 🙂   Working on an #AskAnnika blog post about busting myths about vegans & veganism. A big one is that vegan food is bland & boring. Psh! That is one silly myth!   Hampton Creek ‘Just Cookie Dough’ & a glass of Califia Farms Almond MilkRead More →

This was my first time making this and I consider this recipe to be a single serving (or good for nibbling on with another person). Just double, triple or quadruple the recipe depending on how many folks you’re serving! These are really scrumptious! Ingredients ~1 cup Coconut Cream ~3 slicesRead More →

Mushroom Walnut Pesto Tart Yesterday I made this Mushroom Walnut-Pesto Tart using the recipe from the Oh She Glows Cookbook. I love making savory tarts and will definitely be experimenting with more in the future! *used white instead of red onions based on what we had in kitchen and addedRead More →