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Soy and ginger marinated tenderloin of pork

In Asian, Big dishes, Meat, Pork on February 4, 2013 at 23:03

Soy and ginger marinated tenderloin of pork

Tender, juicy pork. Slightly crunchy wok vegetables. A sauce that is the perfect combination of sweet heat and salty soy. Easy enough for a busy weekday, good enough for a party!

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Zesty tomato soup

In Big dishes, Soups on February 3, 2013 at 13:23

Zesty tomato soup

Tomato soup can be so dull, lifeless and boring… but not this tomato soup. This tomato soup has gumption. It toys with your tastebuds. It leaves you wanting for more. Believe me; make it, and you will make it again.

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Ovenbaked turbot fish in saffron beurre blanc

In Big dishes, Fish and shellfish, My favorites, Turbot on May 9, 2012 at 19:06

Slice your knife through the flaky, delicate puff pastry to get to the delicious, elegant treasure hidden within. Once your fork is loaded, give it a good, long dip in the buttery, light sauce and I promise instant happiness! No kidding!

A few days ago I unplugged my stove (in the middle of redoing my kitchen). I am hoping it won´t be too long until it/I am up and running again… Thanks Astrid, for giving me inspiration and inviting me to cook with you! 🙂

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F(G)ood fun in Singapore and Bali

In Asian, Big dishes, Travel on April 22, 2012 at 00:09

I didn´t stay long in Singapore, just long enough to find out exactly how much Singaporeans love food! A people to my liking 🙂 Another thing I like is the way they eat their food.

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Red pesto and chorizo pizza – a slightly twisted classic

In Big dishes, Pizza on January 25, 2012 at 00:21

Pizza just never goes out of style. A never-ending spectrum of unique combinations, yet it will always be what it is – pizza. Refreshing, yet comforting. What a magical invention!

Lately I have tended to make pizzas with better quality ingredients but that are quicker and easier to make (lets not delve into reasons why). Typically toppings that don´t need any preparation, like this one; red pesto, cured ham and chorizo. Packed full of flavors!

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Healthy pizza

In Big dishes, Chicken, Kid´s menu, Pizza on October 4, 2011 at 23:13

It´s Tuesday, or maybe Wednesday. You´re cravin´some pizza, but the weekend is just so so far away… And you really truly honest to God are trying to lead a healthier life (at least for a few weeks between summer and Christmas). So how about spelt bottom, lean chicken, good quality bacon, and cheese? Maybe some tomatoes for good measure?

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Indian chicken soup

In Asian, Big dishes, Chicken, Soups on September 19, 2011 at 00:13

After a summer shorter than the lifespan of a fruitfly with bad genes, we (the lucky people of south-west Norway) are thrown head first into the rainy days of fall. I swear, the rain – it is nevereverending. We better get cheap electricity this winter!!

I have one advice: with very little effort (or culinary experience) you can cook a big pot of this Indian chicken soup that warms you up, from the inside out. The soup has just the right amount of heat to it (for us westerners), and it´s the type of soup that everyone will like. Noah (my 2-year old) ate it too! And you´ll have dinner for a couple of days. What´s better than leftovers when you don´t feel like cookin´?

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BBQ skewers

In BBQ, BBQ skewers, Big dishes, Chicken, Pork, Scampi on July 21, 2011 at 22:02

Forgive me reader, for I have sinned, it has been 22 days since my last blogfession. You see, we have been on a internet free vacation and otherwise just sporting a busy summer. Yeah, excuses, excuses…

But here is hopefully a little inspiration for the grill. Succulent, tender, creamy, tangy yoghurt marinated chicken. Hot and sweet chili scampi. Rich and sweet BBQ pork. Crunchy, sweet vegetables…Go get fired up!

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Oh-la-Lasagna!

In Beef, Big dishes, Kid´s menu, My favorites, Pasta, Pork on May 26, 2011 at 23:46

Homemade lasagna is, I would say, the most repeated dish in this household. For a long time there was Lasagna-Thursdays, but I kinda fell out of the habit. Time to rekindle!! Oh-la-la-la-la-la-Lasagna!

I am not the kind of person that puts carrots and a lot of other veggies in my lasagna, I kinda like it simpler. But believe me, this one doesn´t in any way lack flavor!

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Roasted leg of lamb (helstekt lammelår)

In Big dishes, Lamb, Meat, My favorites, Rosemary, Traditional on May 2, 2011 at 21:56

I promised you lamb for Easter and here it is, just a little bit after Easter! Can I deliver, or what?

Easter and lamb go together like fish and chips, peanut butter and jelly, Sonny and Cher… You get the point. I would claim that Norway has the best lamb in the world. All summer long they graze either up in the mountains or along the coast. This gives the meat a fantastic flavor! So let´s do it justice 🙂

This recipe is a classic Norwegian dish; a slowly roasted leg of lamb served with creamed and gratinated potatoes and vegetables. And a lovely red vintage Rioja – never wrong.

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