Category Archives for Recipes of the World

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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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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Farro salad from Umbria

During my week in Umbria in Italy I had so much great food and wine – no surprise though, as we visited three wineries and one organic farm. At the first winery we visited, Terre Margaritelli, we were warmly welcomed by the couple Federico from Italy and his wife Jennifer from Philadelphia. Jennifer is a […]

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Arvoltolo from Umbria

I discovered this tasteful, fried bread when I joined the celebration of St. Giorgio with the Lungarotti winery in Torgiano, Italy. We were invited to join this traditional event they celebrate to ensure a good harvest. The evening is celebrated with a social event with family, friends and neigh ours, traditional food and a bonfire. Umbria has […]

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Fava bean salad with pecorino cheese

I have just returned from a wonderful week in Umbria in Italy where I have eaten all day long, and the food has been just fantastic! Every day: fresh food followed by wonderful wine.  One of my favorite dishes is actually the most simple dish I had when in Italy, made with fava beans – […]

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Tarte flambee with chevre

Tarte flambee is a «tarte baked in the flames» with origin from the Aslatian region on France and southern Germany. It is traditionally a thin bread crust covered with crème fraiche, onions and cheese – but you will find a variety of ways to prepare it. I have tasted it made with pizza dough and […]

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Cinnamon rolls

Cinnamon rolls are common in Northern Europe, as well as North America. However, it is presumed to originate in Sweden in the 1920´s, but was not commonly consumed in Sweden until the 50´s. Buns filled with butter, sugar and cinnamon can be made as rolls, twists or knots. I like the knots, as they look […]

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Baba Ghanoush with mayonnaise

Baba Ghanoush is a dip sauce made from smoked egg plant with Arabic origin. Different Arabic cuisines have different varieties of the Baba Ghanoush. The most common version is mixed with onions, tomatoes, olive oil and various seasonings. It is common in Syria, Lebanon, Egypt and Turkey, it is known as Bhaingan Bhartha in the Punjab […]

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Spaghetti with red lentil balls

Spaghetti with meatballs is rare to find in Italy, yet in some areas it Italy meatballs has been included in the traditional pasta sauces. Most people would say it is an American invention though, so the origin is discussed. This is my vegan version of spaghetti and meat balls – cooked with lentil balls. Lentils […]

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