Visited Ingelsta Kalkon in Stockholm not so long ago, we were going to put in an order for a party hosted by my brother-in-law. We seized the opportunity to have lunch there. Ordered turkey pie, it was so good that I thought: I must try and make this when I get home! Had all the ingredients at home, as I imagined I just had to make my basic meat sauce and then roll it into puff pastry. Said and done. I froze the pies individually and forgot all about it. Continue reading “My Persian minced turkey Pie”
When I bought Freekeh I was thinking of making a meat sauce with it. So today I made it for lunch, what a delight! You can, of course, add more seasoning to it like dried herbs, etc. But the basic vegan meat sauce is just fine as it is. Will work very well for moussaka or spaghetti and so on. Just taste as you go and add the things you like. It is slightly more chewy than minced meat Continue reading “Vegan meat sauce”
There were many things that were new to me when I came to Sweden in 1966 as a student. One of those things was the menu on Thursdays consisting of pea soup with pancakes. It’s still on many restaurants’ menu just on Thursdays. How come one might think! Continue reading “Pea soup – is it Persian? Food with a history!”
We have spent a lot of time in Greece since my husband was stationed in Rhodes many years ago. We have had many different kinds of Moussaka in Greece and every time we had it, I would ask for the recipe! The recipe for the bechamel is a mixture of all the different kinds of recipes that I received in Greece, and you find the basic meat sauce recipe here.
When our children were younger, like their mother, they were just “picky” with their food. With ”picky” children you have to become creative in the kitchen, it is that simple. Had and still always have ready to go meat sauce in the freezer, usually, I cook it with turkey meat but you can use the meat of your choice, the procedure is the same.
I’ve got such a craving for making brownies! I try all kind of recipes. I found one recipe that I might have received from a friend, it is a simple and quick recipe that you can vary with or without nuts. Or why not a cheesecake brownie, recurring about that particular recipe later.
Freekeh has been used in the Middle East for ages. It is green wheat grain that is harvested before it is ripe. There are both crushed and whole Freekeh. If you want to lose weight, you can replace rice with the new trendy Freekeh as it has a low GI. You will feel satisfied for a long time, I promise! Continue reading “Freekeh Salad”
This is a classic accompaniment that we simply cannot do without in our household. My mother-in-law Bojan Holvander used to serve pressed cucumbers together with Swedish meatballs or steak that was served on Sundays. Continue reading “Pressed Cucumber”
When we are out of homemade bread in the USA during our visit, the best option is English muffins. We are really Blessed in Sweden when it comes to the variety of good bread, this is not really the case in the USA in general. You do not even need to have an oven to make these wonderful muffins. The following recipe is enough for 6 muffins, depending on how large you make them. The shape I cut out muffins with is 8 cm in diameter (3 inches). If you use larger shapes you get fewer muffins. Continue reading “English Muffins”
I visited my niece in Getryggen (Jämtlands County – Sweden), her mother-in-law (Ulla) baked crispy crackers and it was immediately a hit! Once at home, I baked these and my daughter-in-law became very fond of it too. These crackers are very easy to make. Continue reading “Crispy Crackers!”