A favorite dish here at our house is Lasagna. I like to experiment but it doesn’t suit our sons! It must taste like it always has. Remember once when I really made everything from scratch, even the pasta. I then experimented with some saffron in the meat sauce. Well, I didn’t have to wait long for my eldest son’s comment: – you have had something Persian in this! It was good, and they enjoyed it despite the saffron. Lesson learned: never change a successful recipe! Continue reading “Lasagna!”
Many people may not know that Iranian Cuisine has many wonderful vegetarian dishes. Last week my brother-in-law and I were with some good friends at Saaghi Grill in Solna (Sweden) for lunch. During lunch, one of our friends told me that she liked leeks in all form and shape. Already there, I began to create something with leeks in my mind, I just wanted to surprise her. Continue reading “Leek Frittata”
One of the most popular dishes here at home is Chicken with dill gravy and rice. When our children with families are visiting, I usually ask what they want me to cook and usually it is this dish they ask for. Continue reading “Chicken with Dill Gravy!”
Swedish home cooking at its best!
Most households in Sweden make Kalops once in a while, I dare say! Here at home, Grandma Bojan made the best Kalops and it is from her that I learned how to make this wonderful dish in an old-fashioned way. It is also incredibly easy to make, a little preparation and then low and slow cooking. Continue reading “Kalops – Swedish Beef Stew”
This is a very easy recipe and suitable when you are very many people or just a few! Wonderful Sunday breakfast. Continue reading “Swedish pancake in the oven”
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.