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”
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”
When people ask me how long I have lived in Sweden, my answer is always the same: as long as I consider pancakes to be a dish! At the beginning (1966) I thought it was strange that the Swedes ate pancakes with lingonberry jam and whipped cream as a dinner dish, for me it was a dessert really, hence my answer. Continue reading “Swedish Pancakes”
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!”
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”
Bought “Christmas cookbook” 1977 on sale, it cost 5 Swedish kronor (50 cents). It’s really the best cookbook I’ve come across where all the classic dishes for Christmas are included. I use it every fall when I start preparing for Christmas. Found a small red cabbage that was just perfect to make my Christmas red cabbage with. Amazingly easy to make and a “must have” dish on our Swedish Christmas table. You can serve it with ham or turkey. Continue reading “Christmas Red Cabbage!”
Now the fall has definitely arrived here in Sweden then it is really nice to have different kinds of soups. I have always been very fond of minestrone soup, it is just like all Persian soups a good and satisfying meal. You can make minestrone soupe completely vegetarian or as I have chosen here to have meat in it. Have said and written it before, recipes are not carved in stone as we say here in Sweden, you can experiment freely. The only thing I think of when I cook is that it has to suit the taste bud of my family. Continue reading “Minestrone Soup”
I still remember when I visited my brother in the United States first time in the early 70’s. He made Sunday breakfast with hash browns, I still recall the wonderful taste of that hash brown! Since then, I’ve been experimenting in order to make the perfect hash browns. Continue reading “Best Hash Brown”
I like different kinds of soups, especially during autumn and winter, since autumn is here (in Sweden) I decided to make Kale soup. It really became a hit! Fast and simple and comforting food! If you avoid cream, it will be completely vegan. I remove the stalk but you are free to use the whole kale.
If you avoid using cream it will be all vegan!
450 grams of Kale
2 yellow onions
3 – 4 garlic cloves
1.5 dl white wine
1 liter of water
2 st concentrated stock “Fund Du Chef”
1 teaspoon salt
2 ml or 2/4 of a teaspoon black pepper
1 ml or ¼ of a teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 ml or ¼ of a teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon turmeric
1 – 2 dl cream (can be excluded)
1 – 2 tablespoons of squeezed lemon
Butter for frying
- Melt the butter in a spacious pan
- Add the onion and fry for 5 – 7 minutes
- Add the garlic and continue to fry for an additional 2 minutes
- Add the wine and half of the water
- Put the lid on and let it simmer for 15 minutes
- Add the kale, seasoning, the two “Fond du Chef” and the rest of the water.
- Bring it to a simmer on medium heat (with the lid on) for an additional 15 minutes or until the Kale has reduced in volume.
- When the kale has reduced in volume, mix it well and allow to simmer for 5 more minutes with the lid on.
- Process the mixture in a mixer and then pour it back into the pan.
- Add the lemon juice and the cream (optional), taste and adjust seasoning.
Ready to serve! Warm sandwiches or garlic bread are nice to have with this soup.
On Saturday, I was craving something with carrots – it had to be careless! Amazingly easy to do and so good! You can either fry it in rings of peppers or, as I also tried to cover both sides with bread crumbs; personally, I prefer the latter. All vegetarian but not vegan! Continue reading “Carrot Frittata”