Category Archives: Rice, grains & pasta

Black fried rice

Shopping for five takes time. Today I decided I would rather spend my time with a good book and a cup of tea in my hands than go grocery shopping in the rain. So tonight’s meal consists of vegetables from … Continue reading

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Cod, Beluga Lentils and Salsa Verde

White, black and green. Keep it simple. In my part of the world cod is in season and I pair it with beluga lentils, because of their beauty and bite, with latin inspired  salsa verde for color and flavor. In … Continue reading

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Amazing Colorful Quinoa Salad

This salad is light, full of flavor, beautiful and so simple. I saw this version  on the inspiring site of Chef Marcus Samuelsson. I added the quinoa and feta cheese to turn it into a meal rather than a side dish – and it is a keeper … Continue reading

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Green tea salmon soup

This is a family favorite in our home. It is not only beautiful, it is also light, flavorful and healthy. If you have leftover rice, you can make it in less than 20 min. You will need to make a trip to … Continue reading

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Mushroom risotto with marinated artichokes

I admit I have been a bit of a post squirrel, since my life in the real world has been pretty hectic the past month. I have moved my family of 5 from one continent to another. A daunting task. … Continue reading

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Barley salad with pear and blue cheese

Here is a salad with familiar flavors in a new setting. It’s filling enough for a meal, but also goes well with chicken, if you need meat. Any leftovers will make you happy for lunch the next day. 1 cup uncooked … Continue reading

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Rice salad with soy-sesame dressing

Whenever I cook rice, I always end up with leftovers, but never enough for a full second meal. Sometimes it gets lost in the back of the fridge and it ends up in the trash. I really try to minimize food waste, … Continue reading

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Japanese chicken with wasabi & avocado

In our home we call this dish Tamami’s chicken. Tamami is a beautiful Japanese woman, who married into our family years ago. She once told me about this dish. Now I make it (almost) every time, I have some white wine chilling … Continue reading

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Quinoa with roasted peppers, feta and pine nuts

  I have quinoa cravings. Weird, right?! It could be a lot worse! I eat it for breakfast and I want it again for dinner. Here is my most recent creation.   1 cup quinoa, uncooked 1 red bell pepper 1/4 cup / … Continue reading

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Salmon ginger stir-fry

  I took a couple of bites of this dish and thought, I have to share this. Very quick, very tasty, very healthy dinner. 1 pound salmon 2-3 cups / 5-7 dl packed vegetables of your choice (I used bok … Continue reading

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