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Bodacious aubergine dip and crispy baked tortillas

In Appetizers, Finger food, Small dishes, Tapas on May 11, 2013 at 00:16

Bodacious aubergine dip and crispy baked tortillas

I might as well just say it now: go ahead and double the recipe. You´ll regret it if you don´t. The smoky, zesty, complex yet fresh flavor of the dip, piled high on an airy, light, crispy tortilla chip. How high can you go? Heaven, heaven, heaven…

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Bangin´ blinis

In Appetizers, Finger food, Fish and shellfish, Salmon, Small dishes on January 4, 2013 at 19:20

Blinis look surprisingly much like the Norwegian “lapp” or “svele”, but these buttery, elegant cousins take it to a whole ´nother level when topped with lovely Norwegian smoked salmon, salmon roe tasting of the ocean, velvety sour cream – freshened up by the sharpness of the red onion, the lemon and the dill! Accompanied by excellent Champagne, of course… It is the perfect dazzling, bite-size hors d´oeuvre to serve your guests as they arrive at your party. Or you can make them a bit bigger (and a little less risky) and serve on a plate with cutlery as an appetizer. Either way; delicious!

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Corn-flake crispy chicken nuggets

In Appetizers, Chicken, Finger food, Kid´s menu, Lunch, Small dishes, Tapas on December 7, 2011 at 23:13

A good friend of mine gave me this recipe, and I totally love it! This is the type of thing that everyone (and their mother and their children etc) will love… just vary the dip and you have a snack for everyone.

Now just don´t be alarmed when I tell you to roll your raw chicken bits into corn flakes, just trust me aight?

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Salmon sashimi with ponzu dip

In Appetizers, Asian, Cilantro, Finger food, Fish and shellfish, Koriander, My favorites, Salmon, Sashimi, Side dishes, Small dishes, Sushi on November 13, 2011 at 22:00

Of all the food I love, sushi is waaay up there on the love-list. Here is a beatifully simple way to make a melt-in-your-mouth salmon sashimi dish. The ponzu dip is so good that you´ll be tempted to drink the leftovers…

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From the north of America to the south of Spain

In Appetizers, Finger food, Fish and shellfish, Lunch, Shrimp, Tapas on October 29, 2011 at 00:58

I feel like the start of the fall has been spent on the road. From lovely, busy days in New York City (with time for good food, of course) to lazy, sunny days in the south of Spain. While in transit I have been sampling everything from lovely Nouveau American cuisine in the West Village to equisite sushi, Asian/French fusion in the Meatpacking district, tasty tapas in Malaga, traditional Spanish Paella and the freshest of fish in Pedregalejo. Not to mention all the magnificent grilling on the roof terrace in the little lazy town Almayate.

I bought a new camera (yay! but unfortunately toward the end of my stay) in New York, so instead of pics of the food, I scored some menus… :D. The food in Spain is well documented though 🙂

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Focaccia to the people!

In Bakery, Breads, Finger food, Focaccia, Lunch, Side dishes on August 3, 2010 at 21:47

I have baked a few focaccias in my time. Can´t really brag about any of them though – not until I tried this recipe that is. It is easy and quite quick to make. Well, the actual work involved is quick – as with all yeast-based dough you can´t really rush the rising.

But here´s the real bonus: for everyone out there that hate getting your hands dirty and messy and sticky and yucky – I promise you can make this bread and not get more than ONE finger messy! How is that for breadbaking? Not too shabby, huh?

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Waffle iron toast

In Finger food, Grilled cheese, Kid´s menu, Lunch, Sandwiches, Side dishes, Small dishes on May 31, 2010 at 00:48

Almost all Norwegians I know own a waffle iron. Almost all Americans I know love a classic grilled cheese sandwich (especially the night/day after a good party). Let´s combine these two random trivia and eat! Well, first cook, then eat!

The fact that I was at a good friends´ bachelorette-party last night may, or may not, have something to do with this post…

These toasts have a few things going for them: you can use any bread you have laying around, even if it’s a little dry. It makes a miniscule dent in a poor student’s wallet. And you can go plain and just use cheese or you can jazz it up a bit according to your fridge content!

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Deviled eggs (with a kick)

In Appetizers, Eggs, Finger food, Side dishes, Small dishes on May 2, 2010 at 18:45
Yay! First dish as a blogger has been cooked and documented! I made some deviled eggs for a little picnic with some friends. They (the eggs that is) have a little more kick than traditional deviled eggs, but nothing you can´t handle 🙂
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