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Pasta Chicken Alfredo

Sometimes I want pasta. Really want pasta. And creaminess, and chicken. This recipe from the Pioneer woman hit the spot.  Since I am trying (well, sometimes) to be healthier – it is whole wheat pasta instead of regular. It’s the illusion that counts.

curry

March recipe: BBC GoodFood Calendar

The March Recipe from the BBC GoodFood was this Lamb & Mango Curry. My local store did not have any lamb that wasn’t super expensive, so I replaced it with pork. Without any issues. Minimal work, mostly it “makes itself” in the oven. The curry actually really needs the mango …

Chickpeas

Roasted chickpeas as a snack.

Anybody else have cravings for something salty, paprika-ish-y at times? I usually tend to go for the chips, which honestly I feel guilty about straight afterwards. (Though, I will say this that living on the 5th floor with no elevator is great for not feeding in to the cravings. It …

cauliflowersoup

Cauliflower soup

Growing up, my mother had her share of stand-by recipes. We were (and to this day some of us still are) a family of picky eaters. Tomato soup, spaghetti and minced meat, home-made pizza, tacos, and cauliflower soup were all things that we’d all eat. Whenever I eat either of …

Chocolate cake

February recipe – BBC GoodFood Calendar

The February recipe in the BBC GoodFood calendar was the Squidgy chocolate & pomegranate torte.  My pomegranate wasn’t tasting as it should, so what ended up on the table was just the torte itself with the ganache. I also don’t have access to a food processor at the moment, so …

Stir-fried pork with ginger & honey

Sometimes you just want an easy meal. This  Stir-fried pork with ginger & honey from BBC Good Food is sure to fulfill that. Easy, tasty, and it doesn’t take too long to put together. Perfect for those days when you don’t have the time to cook for ages, but still want …

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“Thai” Chicken Pizza

In some ways, this pizza is deceptive. The picture looks about the same as the pizza did. Not very attractive. Oh, but the taste… It is pure deliciousness from the first bite. There might have been leftovers for the next day (since I can’t eat a whole of these pizzas …

Broccoli & cheddar soup

So, again, the snow is falling outside. Snow. Snow. Snow. It means that it is a pretty good time for making this creamy, cheesy, warm  soup. Plus, there is broccoli in it – so despite the cheese, not totally unhealthy. I rummaged through some old bookmarks, and found this version …

January recipe – BBC GoodFood calendar

With the December issue of BBC GoodFood came their calendar for 2014 as well. It’s a nice enough basic calendar, with one thing that elevates it – it has amazing pictures, and one recipe per month. For January the recipe was Kale and Chorizo hash. With a fried egg on top. …

Review: The Chocolate Kiss

The Chocolate Kiss by Laura Florand My rating: 4 of 5 stars I just reread this book, and completely had a chocolate craving. Especially since the hot chocolate played such an essential role in the book – almost like a character of its own. And then it snowed today. So …

Lemon & Poppyseed Muffin

Sometimes, baking means accepting failures. And then there is the option of what to do with said failures. I was going to make these muffins from Passion 4 Baking: Starbucks Skinny Lemon & Poppyseed Muffin. But something went wrong. I either filled them with too little dough, used the wrong …

Homemade vanilla ice cream

For New Year’s Eve 2013 we had planned on making a luscious chocolate pudding dump cake and pairing it with vanilla ice cream. The vanilla ice cream got made, but when the time came to make the chocolate pudding dump cake, a couple of hours before midnight, we were all …

Cheesy bits

The first part of our New Year’s Eve menu were these cheesy bits from The French revolution. They’re really dead easy – puff pastry, shredded cheese (we went for Jarlsberg), and a bit of spice. Add the spice and the shredded cheese on top of the puff pastry. Bake them …

Beef bourguignon with roasted potatoes

Part of our New Year 2013 meal – a variant of beef bourguignon with roasted potatoes. We ended up with more mushrooms than in the recipe, due to a small miscommunication between the sister who bought the mushrooms and the sister who chopped them.   We also added a bit of …

Previous years’ Christmas recipes

I’m baking this year as well, but here is a look back to previous Decembers.   French Christmas Sablés (I admit I had my concerns of the flavour, but they grew on me as I ate. When I had guests, these biscuits disappeared very quickly.) Jewish cakes (Always a big hit) Norwegian …

Lussekatter

It’s December 13, or Saint Lucia’s day today. What better day to make Lucia buns? The recipe has been translated and adapted from this one.   Ingredients 50 g yeast 500 ml milk 150 g butter 250 g quark cheese 2 dl sugar 0.5 g saffron 0.5 tsp turmeric 1.6 …