18 Aug 2013

Delicious Protein Balls

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It can be hard to change your lifestyle and eating habits and finding a healthy snack can be difficult. I tried a new protein ball recipe this weekend that I really liked so I thought I would share it with you. It’s not a yummy chocolate ball but it is yummy enough to satisfy my sweet tooth.

These protein packed power balls are a great source of complete protein that contain all the essential amino acids needed for repair and for a healthy immune system, also a good source of vitamin E and minerals from the almonds and fresh dates. The cinnamon adds a lovely flavour and also helps stabilise blood sugar levels. If you can’t have nuts, I would grind up some lovely sunflower, pumpkin and linseeds then throw them in the mix in place of the almonds.

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08 May 2012

Tex Mex pie

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On request, after posting a post on Facebook showing the delicious Tex Mex pie I made this weekend, I’ll now share the recipe with you all.

It’s a Swedish recipe directly translated so you have to be careful when it comes to the measurements, a table spoon in Sweden and USA for example is 15 ml and in Australia it’s 20 ml. (I’ve  been frustrated about before – read HERE). I’m not sure you’ll be able to find créme fraiche and the taco seasoning mix for example either but maybe you know what to substitute it with. Sorry about the bad photo of the half eaten pie but I didn’t take a photo of it before we dug in so that’s all I got. :)

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05 Apr 2011

Almost glass

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Italiensk dessert bjöds det på i helgen i form av Semifreddo. Semi freddo betyder halvfryst. Jag har aldrig provat att göra det tidigare men det visade sig att det var väldigt enkelt och gick snabbt. En utsökt dessert redo att avnjutas efter bara några timmar och ingen glassmaskin behövs det heller. Kanon!

Simon var lite skeptisk först när vi förklarade att det nästan var som glass. Han är en stor glassälskare och var inte helt övertygad om att almost glass riktigt skulle räcka men försäkrade oss alla att han hade en plan B redo i form av vanlig glass. :) Plan B behövde dock inte utnyttjas för semifreddon fick två tummar upp av alla.  Även det här receptet är hämtat från Jennies hemsida – Kalasgott.com. Read more

04 Apr 2011

Morotssoppa med chilikräm/Carrot soup with chili cream

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Morotssoppan som ingick i helgens meny har jag hittat på Jennies mycket trevliga hemsida – Kalasgott.com. Jennie är med i Sveriges Mästerkock (svenska Masterchef) som sänds på TV just nu och hon bjuder på massor med härlig matlagningsinspiration och recept på sin hemsida. Read more

04 Apr 2011

Nyttigt GI knäcke/Healthy crisp bread

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Jag har ju absolut ingen matlagningsblogg men jag delar ju med mig av en del recept då och då, därför har jag nu skapat en ny kategori som heter just recept – Recipes.

Dagens första recept blir det goda och nyttiga knäckebröd som min kollega tipsat mig om och som vi hade med på vår meny under vår matlagningshelgen. Enkelt och hur smarrigt som helst, fast frågar du Simon anser han det vara fågelmat. :)

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25 Mar 2011

Waffle Day

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It’s the 25th of March today and that according to the Swedish calender that means it’s Våffeldagen (the Waffle Day)! It’s also the Christian Feast of Annunciation (in Swedish: Marie Bebådelsedagen/Vårfrudagen). Most people don’t particular celebrate the feast of Annunciation but the day is considered to be the start of spring in Sweden so that’s worth celebrating. And what could possibly be a better way to celebrate it in than eating waffles?!

Swedish waffles are shaped as hearts and you can either eat them whole (5 small hearts connected) or tear them apart and eat them individually and of course you need to eat them with traditional toppings which are jam (in the north normally cloudberry jam, in Swedish: hjortronsylt), whipped cream or ice cream and maybe some fresh strawberries. Yummy!

Since we’re on the road we’ll see if there will be any waffles today otherwise I guess we just have to celebrate this very important day next week when we’re back home again. :)

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17 Mar 2011

Pizza salad Swedish style

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I think it’s pretty Swedish to eat pizza salad made out of cabbage with your pizza. Simon really likes it so I tried making my own a couple of months ago and it turned out really good. I made another batch today and thought I’d share the recipe with you all. Read more

26 Feb 2011

Negerbollar

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Just whipped up a batch of classic Swedish chocolate balls, politically incorrect referred to as Negerbollar (literally Negro balls). Calling them Negro or Nigger balls might sound racist to say the least but the name for this pastry came about in the 60′s when there weren’t many black people living in Sweden and I guess Swedes thought they were a bit exotic. The name was officially changed to chocolate balls in the 70′s when people got more educated but the name is still in use in less formal circumstances and whether or not the word negerboll should be used has been a subject of debate in news papers and blogs. Read more

27 Jan 2011

Aussie Sausage Rolls – recept

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Trots avsaknaden av tips från er läsare (HÄR) gav jag mig på ett försök till att göra sausage rolls igår kväll. Googlade lite och gjorde en kombination av ett par olika recept. Jag tyckte själv att de blev rätt bra och var faktiskt mäkta stolt. Det ultimata testet var ju ändå när Simon skulle smaka dem när han kom hem från sitt Australia Day firande hos Stephen i Älmhult. Han första kommentar var att de såg ut som sausage rolls och det är ju alltid ett plus, dessutom fick de godkänt i smaktestet så jag tänkte jag skulle bjuda på receptet till denna Australiensiska nationalrätt. :) Trots att de heter “korvrullar” har de inte mycket mer än kanske formen gemensamt med en korv. Read more

04 Oct 2010

National Cinnamon Bun Day

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Did you know that today, October 4th, it’s the National Cinnamon Bun Day? It might seem like a peculiar holiday but here in Sweden it’s pretty well known and appreciated. The day was founded back in 1999 to give attention to the cinnamon bun, a beloved icon of Swedish cuisine and in the Swedish culture.

Swedish Cinnamon buns are a bit different from example American cinnamon buns. We use cardamon in our dough and they are baked in a very hot oven for only a few minutes. This makes them light and fluffy with a nice brown surface without getting dry or overbaked. They’re also always baked in individual paper cups (a bit like lower muffin cups). Also Swedish buns are never glazed, they’re just covered with pearl sugar.

The kitchen is not finished enough for me to be able to bake any buns this afternoon but to celebrate the day I’ll give you a recipe for Swedish Cinnamon Buns instead. (The recipe is collected from Anne’s food.) Read more