Swedish meatballs

Comfort food is usually a guilty pleasure. I try to stay on the healthy side most of the days, but sometimes all I want is cream sauces, fried food and buttery mashed potatoes to go with it. Swedish meatballs deliver all that and much more. Who doesn`t go to IKEA and have their famous meatballs?!…

Watermelon and feta salad

Watermelon and feta is a combination from my childhood. My granddad will grow beautiful watermelons in his garden. We will go and pick one, then keep it in the fridge and wait to cool (the most difficult pat of all). When ready he will show us how to cut this giant fruit with one small,…

Thai inspired fried chicken

I am not a big fan of meat, and specially chicken. But I would never say no fry chicken. This recipe is elevating the fry chicken with some Thai flavors and it was an absolute winner at home. It`s crunchy and juicy, but also packed with herbs and aromas. I like to serve it with…

Chicken with sweet corn and cheese

Who doesn`t like meals that only take one pan to cook! Just few ingredients, but so much flavor and the amazing sweetness of the corn, garlic and cheese. Ready in under 40 minutes, to make life even easier. Recipe adapted from here. INGREDIENTS 600 g chicken breasts 1 small onion, chopped 4 ears corn, kernels…

Tajine meatballs with chickpeas and tomato sauce

This recipe was born last night after I got home so late that I had only 30 minutes left for cooking. Tom challenged me to be as quick as a take out 🙂 The spices and sauce resemble tajine, but the meatballs are so quick to make that you don`t have to cook it for…

Chili oil

Since I discovered this recipe I pour this chili oil over almost anything I eat. It`s spicy, fragrant and versatile. Store it in the fridge and use it within one year. Original recipe from here INGREDIENTS: 1 cup canola oil 5 star anise 2 cinnamon sticks 2 bay leaves 3 tbsp black peppercorns 8 cardamom…

Spicy wantons (shaped like gyoza)

At home we love a good Asian recipe. Wantons are one of my favourite things to eat. The juicy filling, the vinegary and spicy sauce to dip- just perfection. My wantons for this recipe are shaped like gyozas simply because I couldn`t find wanton wrappers anywhere. I decided to compromise on the shape, but don`t…

Cold soba noodles salad with steak

In this dish I combined my daughters favourites veggies- red cabbage, carrots and peppers. She also loves pasta, so noodles worked great. It`s hard to imagine serving this to a 2 year old, but she love it every time I cook this. You can keep it vegan by skipping the steak, or add rotisserie chicken…

Fattet al Makdous

Fattet al Makdous is a Syrian layered dish that burst with flavours.  It is made five layers cook individually and assembled before serving. It is a bit time consuming and you will probably need 20 pans and pots to cook, but you can easily prepare most things hours before serving, warm each component and serve….

Bouillabaisse with Rouille

It was only yesterday when I first heard of this recipe. It`s a shame I know. Bouillabaisse is fragrant French fish soup. But there is so much more to it. The stock is made with fennel, orange zest and saffron. You then add fresh fish, shellfish and shrimps. You serve it with rouille to give…