Category Archives: Rice, grains & pasta

Risotto with pesto, prosciutto & truffle oil

This is a basic risotto bianco inspired by Jamie’s Italy by Jamie Oliver. I have cut down on the butter and parmesan, I use white wine instead of vermouth and I left out the celery. There is some stirring involved, the goal is to get … Continue reading

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Cherry millet salad with pistachios

I have been curious about millet (hirse in Danish) ever since I read somewhere that it was a stable in the Chinese diet before rice took its place. I went through a lot of millet recipes and they all suggested roasting the millet a few minutes … Continue reading

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Greek quinoa salad

Wow, this was one of those nights where I wanted to make something new with quinoa, because it had been too long, but I wasn’t sure what to do with it. So I took a good look around the kitchen … Continue reading

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Beany chili con carne with cocoa

This may seem like a long list of ingredients, but most of it is spices. If there is one you don’t have, simply use more of another. See one you don’t care for, skip it. This is just the combo … Continue reading

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Pasta & asparagus in creamy lemon sauce

Asparagus are still in season, which basically means they are at their best and cheapest right now. This dish is Italian inspired. Light flavorful without drowning in sauce. 1 pound /450 gr pasta 1 bunch of asparagus 4-5 tomoatoes 5 oz … Continue reading

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Asian salmon with gingered rice pilaf

Salmon is one of my favorite fish. You can dress it up in so many ways or not. Today’s salmon has Asian flavors with ginger, soy, garlic and a hint of honey. I serve it with a gingered rice pilaf, but plain … Continue reading

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Salmon spinach lasagne with citrus cream

I love lasagne and I love salmon. I think salmon is a perfect match with spinach. And spinach goes well with pasta. Lemon is always good when heavy cream is involved. Those were some of the thoughts that were rummaging through my head … Continue reading

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Japanese chicken & rice soup

Japan, I am so sorry for the devastation you have suffered, the loss of human lives and so much more. I feel for you. Nature has been merciless. We had an earthquake here last week, a small one. Because of your tragedy, … Continue reading

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Mac ‘n’ cheese de luxe

I have been a fan of Jamie Oliver ever since The Naked Chef aired over a decade ago. He keeps impressing me with his simple approach to food and I am amazed with what he has accomplished with regards to bringing fresh-cooked food into all the … Continue reading

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Red lentil soup with spinach

  This is quick comfort food. Prep time for this meal is 5 minutes. Seriously. My friend Angela told me about this yummy, thick lentil soup. It pretty much takes care of itself. I love that kind of food on … Continue reading

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