Homemade Baked Sweet Potato Fries – Ugnsbakade Sötpotatis Pommes Frites

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This post became on Instagram one of my most liked posts! Crazy to think of, yet, I didn’t want to post it on the blog since I didn’t take proper pictures. Although, the recipe has been requested, so, here it comes!

Recipe / Recept 

2 sweet potatoes / 2 sötpotatisar 

rosemary / rosmarin

salt / salt 

olive oil / olivolja 

  1. Preheat the oven to 440 F. / Sätt ugnen på 225 grader.
  2. Cut the sweet potatoes in slim wedges (fries style). / Skär potatisen i tunna stavar.
  3. Sprinkle over rosemary, salt, and some olive oil. Toss around so they’re all covered. /Strö över rosmarin, salt och oilvolja. Blanda runt så att allt är täckt.
  4. Bake for about 30 min, or until light brown. Flip them after about 10-15 min. / Grädda i ca 30 min, eller tills ljusbruna. Vänd runt potatisen på plåten efter ca 10-15 min.
  5. Sprinkle over fresh herbs! / Strö över färska kryddor!
  6. Done! / Klart!

Swedish FALUKORV with Mashed Potatoes – Gratinerad Falukorv med Potatismos

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Ok, I’ve been pondering whether or not to post this recipe, mostly because Falukorv is unavailable in the US (it really is, I’ve tried so hard). Although, since this is my foodblog, I feel an urge to post this recipe because Falukorv is one of the very few things I can really crave when I’m not at home. It’s been one of my favorite dishes since I was a child (it’s not only one dish but multiple dishes you can make of it…). Falukorv is a Swedish sausage that comes from the north of Sweden that is half smoked, and I know many people compare it with the German Bologna sausage (don’t personally think it’s comparable, but, you know…). This dish I made when one of my closest friends Anna Meh came and visited Sweden, to let her experience a piece of my childhood. I was very impressed that she dared to try it, and liked it, since I’m not a fan of sausage in other countries. Nonetheless, here’s the recipe – if you ever get a chance to try… It’s amazing :).

Recipe / Recept

1 Falukorv / 1 Falukorv 

Big tomatoes / Stora tomater 

mustard of choice / valfri senap

cheese of choice (sharp cheddar is great) / valfri ost (stark cheddar är supergott) 

Mashed Potatoes / Potatismos 

potatoes / potatis 

milk / mjölk 

butter / smör

salt / salt 

white pepper / vitpeppar 

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1.Preheat the oven to 400F. / Sätt ungen på 200 grader.

2. Slice the tomatoes thinly. / Skär tomaten i tunna skivor.

3. Make cuts in the sausage. / Skär skåror i korven.

4. Fill the sausage with tomatoes and mustard. / Fyll korven med tomater och senap.

5. Place slices of cheese on top. / Lägg på skivor med ost.

6. Bake for about 30 min. / Grädda i ca 30 min.

7. Boil the potatoes. / Koka potatisen.

8. Mash it with milk, butter, white pepper and salt after taste. / Mosa med mjölk, smör, vitpeppar och salt efter smak.

9. Done! / Klart!

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Easy & Delicious Chips & Caviar Snacks – Lätta & Goda Chips & Rom Snacks

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It’s a little strange because here in the US “caviar” is such a delicacy, not to say it’s not a little “luxurious” in Sweden, but it’s not the same thing. These chips are perfect for a cocktail party or just as a nice weekend appetizer! Quick and easy to make, and something that any salt-lover will like! This recipe will go under a new category called “Phone Recipes” meaning that they are usually quicker, and photos are taken with my phone, we’ll see how it turns out, let me know what you think!

What you need: / Du behöver:

Lightly salted chips / Lättsaltade lantchips 

1 small red onion / 1 liten rödlök 

sour cream / creme fraiche 

caviar / rom 

fresh dill / färsk dill 

1.Chop the onion in small, small pieces. / Finhacka löken.

2. Spread out the chips. / Sprid ut chipsen.

3. Put a little bit of sour cream, followed by onion and caviar on them. / Lägg på lite creme fraiche, lök och rom.

4. Top with dill. / Toppa med dill.

5. Done! / Klart!

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Basil & Rosemary Chicken All in One – Basilika & Rosmarin Kyckling Allt-i-ett

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Long time no see! Starting off the new year with this easy one tray Chicken! This recipe is not hard to make at all, and to be honest, you could put anything you like on it and then bake it in the oven! It’s a perfect January meal, since you can use the cheaper parts of the chicken (the parts with the bone still in them), these parts will make it even more juicy than the parts without the bone. Adding chorizo and prosciutto makes it so moist and flavorful as well. No side needed! You just add arugula (or spinach or something else) at the end, and it’s ready to serve! What’s even nicer is that when everything is cut up, you have time to set the table and clear the kitchen while it’s baking, leaving no mess and a delicious meal!

Recipe / Recept

Chicken (any parts you like) / Kyckling (Vilka delar du vill) 

Chorizo / Chorizo 

Kalamata Olives / Kalamata Oliver

Tomatoes / Tomater 

Prosciutto / Prosciutto

Pine nuts / Pinjenötter 

Rosemary (fresh) / Rosmarin (färsk)

Basil (fresh) / Basilika (Färsk) 

Olive oil / Olive oil 

Salt & Pepper / Salt och peppar

Arugula / Ruccola

  1. Preheat the oven to 440 F. / Sätt ugnen på 225 grader.
  2. Place out the chicken on a tray. / Lägg ut kycklingen på en plåt.
  3. Cut up the chorizo. / Skär upp chorizon.
  4. If you are using small tomatoes, place them out whole, if you are using large ones, but them in pieces. / Om du använder små tomater, lägg ut dom hela, om du använder stora tomater, skär dom i bitar.
  5. Spread out the olives, prosciutto, pine nuts and herbs. / Sprid ut oliverna, prosciutton, pinjenötter och kryddor.
  6. Sprinkle on salt and pepper. Not too much salt, since many of the ingredients already are very salty. / Strö på salt och peppar, men inte för mycket salt, då många av ingredienserna redan är väldigt salta.
  7. Bake in the oven for about 25 min, or until the chicken is done. / Laga i ca 25 min i ugnen, eller tills kycklingen är färdig.
  8. Top with lots of arugula. / Toppa med massa ruccola!
  9. Done! / Klart!

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Vegan Mint Ice Cream – Vegansk Mintglass

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My favorite flavor of ice cream has always been mint. The kind you would buy in store is a lot of times white, but if you make it yourself, it’s always bright green! I love that it is so colorful, because it makes it appealing both visually and when you taste it. This vegan ice cream is super easy to make… If you have a good blender. Make sure to freeze the bananas at least 6 hours ahead, in order to get the most like ice cream texture.

Recipe (4) / Recept (4)

5 frozen bananas / 5 frozen bananas

2 plants of fresh mint / 2 krukor färsk mynta 

2 avocados / 2 avokados

1 small bag of fresh spinach / 1 liten påse bladspenat 

Chocolate for topping / Choklad till topping

1. Put everything in a mixer, mix until smooth (it will happen, just be patient.). / Lägg allt i en mixer och mixa tills glassen blivit slät (det tar lite tid, ha tålamod.).

2. Serve immediately and sprinkle with dark chocolate. / Servera direkt och toppa med choklad.

3. Done! / Klart!

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Strawberry Dessert Sallad with Pistachios and Balsamico – Efterrätts Sallad med Jordgubbar, Pistagenötter och Balsamico

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This is the season for Strawberries! This dessert sallad is delicious, fun and different! The pistachios and balsamico goes really well with the strawberries, and together the combo brings out loads of flavors! Easy, quick, summery and delicious.

Recipe / Recept 

Strawberries / Jordgubbar 

Physalis fruit (optional) / Physalis frukt (kan uteslutas) 

Balsamico / Balsamico 

Pistachios / Pistagenötter 

powdered sugar / florsocker 

1. Cut the strawberries and physalis in slices. / Skiva jordgubbar och physalis.

2. Sprinkle with pistachios, balsamico and powdered sugar. / Strö över pistagenötter, balsamico och florsocker.

3. Done! / Klart!

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6 Hour Bolognese – 6 Timmars Bolognese

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Something that I’ve been wanting to do for a really long time is a slow cooked bolognese. I don’t own a slow-cooker, so I just made mine in a pot. When I’m in DC, I usually don’t have 6 hours to wait for something cooking (even though it does cook itself and you don’t have to do much, I would still not dare leaving it on the stove….). When I got back to Sweden, this was the first meal I made! And I must say…. There is something about slow cooked meat. It just falls apart, and it tastes SO delicious. As you all know, I don’t eat that much red meat any longer, but this is one of my few weak points. For all of you out there who feel like trying – do it! It was worth it, and especially for a weekend with bad weather, or when you’re on vacation.

Recipe / Recept

600 g chuck roast / 600 g högrev 

5 carrots / 5 morötter 

2 onions / 2 gula lökar 

4 cloves of garlic / 4 vitlöksklyftor 

4 mushrooms / 4 champinjoner

1/2 parsnip / 1/2 palsternacka 

3 sticks of celery / 3 stjälkar selleri 

2 cans of crushed tomatoes / 2 burkar krossade tomater 

1 cup of water / 2.5 dl vatten

1 stock cube / 1 buljong tärning

1 tbsp soy sauce / 1 msk soya 

1 tbsp salt / 1 msk salt 

1 tbsp sugar / 1 tsk socker

Parsley for garnish / Persilja för dekoration 

1. Start by cutting the meat and vegetables in pieces. / Börja med att skära kött och grönsaker i bitar.

2. Brown the meat in butter. Set aside. / Bryn köttet i smör. Lägg åt sidan.

3. In a big pot, brown the vegetables. / I en stor gryta, bryn grönsakerna.

4. Add all the other ingredients and let simmer with the lid on. / Lägg i alla ingredienser och låt puttra med locket på.

5. After about 1 hour, taste and add more spices according to taste. / Efter ungefär en timme, smaka av och krydda.

6. Let simmer and try every 2 hours. / Låt puttra och smaka av efter ca 2 timmar.

7. After 5-6 hours, it’s done. / Efter 5-6 timmar är det klart.

8. Serve with pasta and parmesan. / Servera med pasta och parmesan.

9. Done! / Klart!

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Mint, Lemon and Green Pea Spread – Mynta, Citron och Ärt Dip

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Yeeees! I don’t know if any of you remember, but (almost 2 years…) a while ago I posted a recipe of mashed peas. I know it seems strange but it is so absolutely delicious! This recipe I found in a magazine, and tweaked it to my favor. It looks so pretty and it is seriously addicting. You could eat it with just crackers or something similar, or have it as a dip for chicken or fish. The only thing that is important is that you try it!

Recipe / Recept

200 g frozen green peas / 200 g frysta gröna ärtor

1 plant of fresh mint / 1 kruka färsk mynta

1/3 lemon, zest and juice / 1/3 citron, saft och skal

1 tbsp-ish olive oil / 1 msk-ish olivolja 

salt & pepper / salt & peppar 

1. Boil the peas. / Koka ärtorna

2. But everything into a food processor. / Lägg allt i en mixer.

3. Mix everything together and add salt and pepper after taste. / Mixa allt och smaka av med salt och peppar.

4. Done! / Klart!

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Seared Tuna & Caramelized Onion Rice Bowl

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This recipe has been waiting and waiting to be posted! Don’t be intimidated… It’s so easy to make, and one of the most delicious dinner I’ve made in a while… Which means that you must try as well :). You could just as well use fresh salmon or another type of fish. The combination is what makes it so perfect!

Recipe / Recept 

Rice / Ris

1 mango / 1 mango

1 avocado / 1 avokado 

1/2 cucumber / 1/2 gurka 

1 large onion / 1 stor lök 

1/2 cup of water / 1.25 dl vatten

2 tbsp of honey / 2 msk honung

salt / salt

2 pieces of tuna (that can be eaten raw…) / 2 bitar tonfisk (som kan ätas råa

2 cloves of garlic / 2 vitlöksklyftor

Dressing / Dressing 

1 part olive oil / 1 del olivolja 

1 part soy sauce / 1 del soya 

a piece of fresh ginger / en bit färsk ingefära 

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1. Start by boiling the rice according. / Börja med att koka riset.

2. Cut the cucumber and avocado in smaller pieces. Mix and set aside. / Skär gurkan och avokadon i mindre bitar. Blanda och ställ åt sidan.

3. Cut the mango in smaller pieces and set aside. / Skär mangon i mindre bitar och sätt åt sidan.

4. Cut the onion in half moons. / Skär löken i halvmånar.

5. Heat up a pan and add onion, stir until it’s soft. / Hetta upp en panna och lägg i löken. Rör tills den är mjuk.

6. Add water, honey and salt. / Lägg i vatten, honung och salt.

7. Turn the heat down. / Dra ner värmen.

8. Let simmer until all liquid is disappeared. / Låt puttra tills all vätska kokat bort.

9. Grate the ginger. / Riv ingefära.

10. Mix all ingredients to the dressing. / Blanda alla ingredienser till dressingen.

11. Press the garlic. / Pressa vitlöken.

12. Rub the tuna in garlic and salt, sear in butter on high heat for about 45 sec on each side. / Gnugga in vitlöken i tonfisken och salta. Stek på hög värme i smör ca 45 sek på varje sida.

13. Layer the bowl with rice, dressing, vegetables and top with slices of tuna and caramelized onion. / Lägg upp i en skål, ris underst och sen grönsaker och dressing. Toppa med skivad tonfisk och karamelliserad lök.

14. Done! / Klart!

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Pancakes with Bananas – Pannkakor med Banan

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So this really was an experiment, but it turned out well. Pancakes comes in so many shapes, forms, flavors and ingredients. My favorites (as mentioned a million times) are the classic banana pancakes. But – sometimes there’s a clear carb-craving that can only be satisfied by real flour pancakes. Although, I still love the flavor of banana, therefore, I tried switching some of the flour for mashed banana, and it turned out delicious and VERY filling. Try it our next time you’re making pancakes for breakfast!

Recipe / Recept

0.5 cups of flour / 1.25 dl mjöl

2 tsp of baking powder / 2 tsk bakpulver

2 tbsp of sugar / 2 msk socker

a pinch of salt / en nypa salt

1 cup of milk / 2.5 dl mjölk

1 egg / 1 ägg

2 mashed bananas / 2 mosade bananer

1. Mash the banana. / Mosa bananen.

2. Mix all ingredients together. / Blanda alla ingredienser samman.

3. Heat a pan with butter. / Hetta upp en panna med smör.

4. Make small pancakes, when they bubble, flip. / Gör små pannkakor, när dom bubblar, vänd.

5. Done! / Klart!

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