Snack Hacks: Chia Pudding with Blueberries

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Recipe / Recept 

3 tbsp of chia seeds / 3 msk chiafrön 

0.4-0.6 cups of almond coconut milk / 1-1.2 dl mandel kokosmjölk 

blueberries / blåbär 

1.Mix chia seeds & milk. / Blanda chiafrön med mjölk.

2. Let sit in the fridge for about 4 hours or over night. / Låt stå i kylen i ca 4 timmar eller över natten.

3. Mix and top with blueberries. / Blanda och toppa med blåbär.

4. Done! / Klart!

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Snack Hacks: Warm Cinna Spiced Apples

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Recipe / Recept 

1 Apple / 1 Äpple 

1 tbsp of sugar / 1 msk socker 

0.5 tbsp of cinnamon / 0.5 msk kanel 

1 tsp of coconut oil / 1 tsk kokosolja 

yogurt / yoghurt 

1.Slice the apple. / Skiva äpplet.

2. Mix the cinnamon and sugar. / Blanda socker och kanel.

3. Lightly coat the apple slices in the cinnamon sugar. / Vänd äppelskivorna i kanel-sockret.

4. Heat up a pan with coconut oil. / Värm up en panna med kokosolja.

5. Sautée the apples for about 5 min on the first side and 2 min on the other side, or until a little golden. / Stek äppelskivorna ca 5 min på första sidan och 2 min på den andra sidan, eller tills gyllene.

6. Serve with yogurt. / Servera med yoghurt.

7. Done! / Klart!

3 Ingredient Chocolate Truffles – Chokladtryfflar på 3 ingredienser

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Ok… i don’t know if I’m the only one guilty of being stuck at these tasty videos on Facebook, where everything they make look delicious (it’s seldom healthy, and seldom holds nutritional value, but still). Last week I didn’t only look, but I actually MADE two of the recipes that I had seen, and the first one was these delicious 3 ingredient chocolate truffles. I wouldn’t call them truffle truffles, but they were really delicious. In the original video they used chocolate sprinkles, which I exchanged for coconut! Try it out!

Recipe / Recept 

1 jar of condensed milk / 1 burk kondenserad mjölk 

40 g of butter / 40 g smör 

2/3 cups of cacao powder / 1.6 dl kakao 

unsweetened coconut flakes / osötad kokos

1. Melt the butter in a pot. / Smält smöret i en kastrull.

2. Add the condensed milk and the cacao powder. / Lägg i den kondenserade mjölken och kakaon.

3. Let simmer while stirring for about 8-10 min, or until the batter loosens from the sides of the pot. / Låt puttra medan du rör i ca 8-10 min, eller tills smeten lossnar från kanterna av kastrullen.

4. Butter a plate and pour on the chocolate batter. / Smöra en tallrik och häll på smeten.

5. Let cool in the fridge for about 1.5 h. / Låt svalna i kylen i ca 1.5 timmar.

6. Roll small balls and coat in coconut or sprinkles. / Rulla små bollar och täck i kokos eller strössel.

7. Done! / Klart!

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Easy & Pretty Carrot Sponge Cake – Lätt och Vacker Morots Sockerkaka

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I love carrot cake! Always have and, probably, always will. Although, I always get stuck while making it just because the normal recipe requires a lot of canola oil, which I never seem to have at home. Therefore, this version is a little easier, and made out of a normal sponge cake. I even used the classic mold with the hole in the middle and just filled it with a sunflower for the pretty look of it! Nonetheless, this cake won’t disappoint any of you carrot-cake-lovers. It’s just as delicious.

Recipe / Recept

3 eggs / 3 ägg

1.2 cups of sugar / 3 dl socker

1 cup of flour / 2.5 dl mjöl

1.5 tsp baking powder / 1.5 tsk bakpulver 

1 tsp of vanilla extract / 1 tsk vaniljsocker 

1/3 stick of butter / 75 g smör

1/2 cups of water / 1 dl vatten 

2 carrots, grated / 2 morötter, rivna

1.5 tsp of cinnamon / 1.5 tsk kanel

1.5 tsp cardamom / 1.5 tsk kardemumma

Frosting

1 package of cream cheese / 1 paket cream cheese

1 small lemon, zest and juice / 1 liten citron, skal och saft

powdered sugar after taste / florsocker efter smak

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1. Preheat the oven to 350 F. / Sätt ugnen på 175 grader.

2. Spray or grease a baking form. / Smöra och bröa en form.

3. Whisk egg and sugars fluffy. / Vispa ägg och socker fluffigt.

4. Melt the butter. / Smält smöret.

5. Mix in flour, baking powder and vanilla. / Blanda i mjöl, bakpulver och vaniljsocker.

6. Pour in butter and water and mix. / Blanda i smör och vatten och blanda.

7. Grate the carrots and stir in. / Riv morötterna och blanda i.

9. Add the spices. / Lägg i kryddorna.

9. Bake for about 30-40 min or until done. / Grädda ca 30-40 min eller tills färdig.

10. Let cool and flip on a plate. / Låt svalna och vänd på en tallrik.

11. For the frosting; wash the lemon and grate the zest. / Till frostingen; tvätta citronen och riv skalet.

12. Mix zest, juice and cream cheese. / Blanda skal, saft och cream cheese.

13. Add in sugar after taste. / Blanda i florsocker efter smak.

10. 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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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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Rainbow Pie – Regnbågspaj

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There’s a good trend going on within the food social media sphere. We’re celebrating the equal marriage rights in the US, and the colors are filling up both instagram and blogs! There’s no better thing to celebrate than love, and here’s my contribution to the celebrations! This is a fruit pie with a sour cream filling. Delicious, quick and easy. Adjust your toppings after what you like and have at home. Enjoy!

Recipe / Recept 

Piecrust / Pajdeg

200 g of butter / 200 g smör

2 cups of flour / 5 dl mjöl

0.2 cups of sugar / 1/2 dl socker

1/2 tsp baking powder / 1/2 tsk bakpulver

Filling / Fyllning

1.3 cups of Sour cream / 3 dl Creme Fraiche

1 tbsp vanilla / 1 msk vaniljsocker

0.8 cups of icing sugar / 2 dl florsocker

Garnish / Topping 

Fruit of different kinds / Frukt i alla dess former

1. Preheat the oven to 390 F. / Sätt ugnen på 200 grader.

2. Mix together all the ingredients to the pie crust. / Mixa ihop alla ingredienser till pajdegen.

3. Bake for 15-20 min, it should be a little golden. / Grädda i 15-20 min, den ska vara gyllene.

4. Let cool. / Låt svalna.

5. Mix together all the ingredients for the filling, make sure that you powder the sugar in. / Blanda alla ingredienser till fyllningen, sikta i sockret.

6. Spread on the pie crust. / Bred på fyllningen.

7. Garnish with fruit. / Garnera med frukt.

8. Done! / Klart!

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Banana & Chocolate Semifreddo – Semifreddo med smak av Banan & Choklad

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This semifreddo is one of the easiest desserts to make! The base only calls for three ingredients. Into this batter I mixed in 4 bananans and a half dark chocolate bar, and made a chocolate crust. Topped with raspberries and strawberries the result was delicious! If you’re not too fond of banana, you can really mix anything you like into the batter – whatever you like will work!

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Recipe / Recept

Crust / Botten

1 package of double chocolate chip cookies / 1 paket chokladkakor

1 stick of butter / 100 g smör

Batter / Smet

2 cups of whipping cream / 5 dl grädde

3 egg whiter / 3 äggvitor

0.8 cups of sugar / 2 dl socker

4 bananas / 4 bananer

1/2 dark chocolate bar / 1/2 mörk chokladkaka

1. Preheat the oven to 350 F. / Sätt ugnen på 175 grader.

2. Mix cookies and melted butter. / Mixa kakor och smält smör.

3. Push the dough out into a spring form. / Pressa ut degen i en springform.

4. Bake for 8 min. / Grädda i 8 min.

5. Whisk the egg whites to a hard foam. / Vispa äggvitorna till ett hårt skum.

6. Whisk the cream. / Vispa grädden.

7. Mix egg whites, cream and sugar. / Blanda ägg, grädde och socker.

8. Chop the chocolate and mix in mashed bananas and chocolate. / Hacka chokladen och blanda i mosad banan och choklad.

9. Pour the batter into the spring form. / Häll i smeten i formen.

10. Freeze for 5 hours or longer. / Frys i 5 timmar eller mer.

11. Top of with berries. / Toppa med bär.

12. Done! / Klart!

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Dark Chocolate Fudge with Seasalt – Mörk Choklad Fudge med Havssalt

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Here’s a recipe that takes you no more than 30 min and is PERFECT for your Christmas dessert table (maybe that’s just in Sweden, but perfect for dessert anyway…). This fudge only requires a few ingredients and is hard to fail when doing! Try it yourself.

Recipe / Recept 

1.25 cups of sugar / 3 dl socker 

1.25 cups of heavy whipping cream / 3 dl grädde

0.4 cups of light corn syrup / 1 dl ljus sirap 

2 tbsp of cacao powder / 2 msk kakao

1 dark (70% or higher) chocolate bar / 1 mörk (70% eller högre) chokladkaka

50 g of butter / 50 g smör

1 tsp of salt / 1 tsk salt

sea salt for sprinkling / havssalt för strössel

1. Bring sugar, cream, syrup and cacao powder to boil. / Koka upp socker, grädde, sirap och kakao.

2. Boil until thickened, this varies in time, but about 20 min. Try if it’s ready by dripping down some of the batter into a glas with ice cold water, if you can shape the batter – it’s ready. If not – let it boil for longer. / Koka tills smeten tjocknat, det kan ta olika lång tid, men ca 20 min. Prova om den är klar genom att droppa ner lite smet i ett glas med iskallt vatten. Om du kan forma smeten, är den klar – om inte, låt den fortsätta koka.

3. Remove from heat. Stir in chopped chocolate, salt and butter. / Ta bort från värmen, rör i hackad choklad, salt och smör.

4. Pour into a brownie pan with parchment paper. / Häll i en ugnsform med bakplåtspapper.

5. Sprinkle with salt. / Toppa med salt.

6. Let cool in the fridge. / Låt svalna i kylen.

7. Cut in pieces. / Skär i bitar.

8. Done! / Klart!

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Mini Nutella Thumbprint Cookies – Mini Nutella Kakor

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Last but not least on my cookie baking day I made these super tiny (and super cute) Nutella thumbprint cookies. These are super easy to make, and changes the game of thumbprint cookies that are usually filled with jam, and not chocolate. But, nonetheless to say, these are equally (if not more) delicious than normal thumbprint cookies. If you don’t have the patience to make mini one’s, you can just do normal sized one’s! No reason not to try them out!

Recipe / Recept 

1.8 sticks of butter / 200 g smör 

0.4 cups of sugar / 1 dl socker

1 tsp vanilla / 1 tsk vaniljsocker

1.6 cups of flour / 4 dl mjöl

1 tsp of baking powder / 1 tsk bakpulver

1 egg / 1 ägg

Nutella / Nutella

1. Preheat the oven to 430 F. / Sätt ugnen på 220 grader.

2. Mix all ingredients. / Blanda alla ingredienser.

3. Roll small balls and make a thumbprint in them. / Rulla små bollar och gör ett litet tumavtryck i dom.

4. Add some nutella to the small thumbprint in the cookies. / Lägg i nutella i de små hålen.

5. Bake for about 8 min. / Grädda i ca 8 min.

6. Done! / Klart!

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