Category Archives for Culinary

Lentil pâté

Lentils, especially the red lentils, which is boiled in just 10 minutes, is great food if you travel and want to cook – but have limited kithcen facilities. Lentils can be used for a lot of different things – soups, stews, salads, burgers and also for lentil pâté. Cooking on the road – a series […]

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Where to eat: Meya Meya – London, England

I have an Egyptian friend in London who showed be one of the hidden gems of the city – a restaurant serving authentic Egyptian food in the heart of London. That´s one of the treasures of having friends popped out all over the world – you get the insider tips and the very best guide! […]

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Black bean burgers with coriander and red pepper

The vegetarian patties that is the essence of a veggie burger, has existed in various forms for decades in the Eurasian cuisine. In Middle Eastern and Indian cuisine it is common with patties and veggieballs like falafel, and vegetarian burgers are now commonly found in many parts of the world. What I love about vegetarian […]

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Vegetarian phrases Farsi

Farsi or Persian is the official language in Iran. Historically this has been an important language through the Persian Empire, and is written by the Persian alphabet, which is an adapted version of the Arabic alphabet. You will find many restaurants with menus in both Farsi and English, but you will probably stumble upon some with […]

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Where to eat: TerraZen – Amsterdam, Netherlands

I was invited to Amsterdam last November to join a meet-up with writers for Spotted By Locals – and after some fabulous days with my co-spotters from all over Europe I used my last evening to relax and find some great vegetarian food in town. I ended up on TerreZen after reading great reviews of […]

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Hummus

Hummus is an Arabic word meaning chickpeas – and the full Arabic name of this dish is hummus bi tahini.  This is exactly what the name says – a dip or a spread made from chickpeas with tahin. For those of you who do not know tahini, this is a paste made from sesame seeds. […]

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Fastelaven buns

Fastlaven is a holiday Norwegian, and for me this holiday has always been about the Fastlavn buns – delicious sweet rolls filled with cream and covered with icing sugar.  Fastlavn is traditionally a religious festival as the Lent begins, and the name of the holiday derives from the German vastel-avent, meaning “fast-evening”, or the day […]

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Where to eat: Rose of India – Bletchley, England

Rose of India was such a pleasant surprise! Staying in Milton Keynes for one night did not give me a lot of time to explore the place; I actually chose to stay here just to stay closer to the venue for the launch of the Mongolia Charity Rally. But you need to eat, right? I […]

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Vegetable stir fry with a hint of peanut and ginger

Vegetable stir fry is one of my favorite food when I need fast food, and it can take me less than 15 minutes to cook. When I am home, I often add fresh herbs and different sauces, but when I travel and get tired from restaurant food and have a simple kitchen available, stir fry […]

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Home made vegan marzipan

Marzipan is such a popular sweet for Christmas and Easter in Norway. The stores will be full of various marzipan sweets already months ahead of the holiday. Many people also make this at home, and prepare edible gifts for friends and family. Marzipan is believed to originate from Persia (today Iran), and then to be […]

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