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Red Lentil Chickpea Dahl

 

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I need to be honest and tell you that I considered it for a long time if I should post this recipe or not. Don’t get me wrong! It is a mega-delicious ‘one-pot’ meal and I never regretted developing this recipe. But, it is also damn hard to make it look as good as it tastes. It is one of those awesomely-tasting foods which you prefer to make for yourself or for your family, but don’t exactly feel like you will impress the judges of a master-chef audition with it (only because in my opinion those guys care more about aesthetics rather than taste).

Well, I gave it a try anyway and in the end, I think I managed to get some good shots. I am actually pretty content with the result, especially because now I get to share it with you.

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I have been going through a lot of changes lately and therefore, I have been neglecting the blog for a while. I do, however, have a lot of projects in the pipe (most of them food related of course) which I hope I will bring to fruition soon. Continue Reading…

Sriracha Roasted Pumpkin Wedges

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Although I bet by now almost every Halloween lover has its decorations in place, maybe not everyone has decided on what to serve their ‘scary’ guests just yet. I am one of those who usually spends half a day in the kitchen when they have guests for dinner, but I am completely aware that not everybody has that kind of time. There is a certain satisfaction though when you get compliments for how good the food was, and that is exactly why I avoid serving takeaway or semi-prepared food.

It seems, though, that Halloween food has invaded the supermarkets and nobody feels the need to spend any preparation on snacks or dinner for this event. I mean, ‘come on … Isn’t picking out your costume hard enough?’ Well… maybe it is. But I still love that smell of pumpkin roasting in the oven, that fills up my house and makes it ten times cozier.

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Therefore, this year I chose to go super simple but amazingly delicious! I give to you: the hot & spicy roasted pumpkin! It is the simplest thing ever and you can make endless trays of this dish because Continue Reading…

Jerusalem Artichoke Soup

 

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It’s October everyone! It’s the month of pumpkin pies and pumpkin rolls and pumpkin bread and … pumpkin everything basically. All I can see in supermarkets nowadays are only pumpkin themed foods and decorations (not to mention the pumpkins themselves). I sort of like all this “pumpkinforia” going around in October but I try to keep away from the overuse of this delicious fruit (yeah … it’s a giant fruit) as much as possible. I sort of ‘save myself’ for Halloween if one could say so . I love the holiday and I am actually pretty happy Denmark has slowly adopted it as its own.

Although a pumpkin related recipe is in the making and it will soon be up on the blog, today I want to direct your attention towards a ‘not so famous’ root vegetable that makes for an incredibly delicious soup: Jerusalem artichoke.

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Despite its name , this little potato shaped root has no relation either to artichoke nor Jerusalem. It is believed that it got its name after a  vast etymological mash-up from various names people have attributed to it along time. It resembles a ginger root on the outside, has the texture of a potato on the inside and tastes a bit like apples if you take a raw bite. Continue Reading…