Thursday, 22 March 2018

Recipe of the Week | NEW SEGMENT!


I've been flirting with the idea of trying out a new recipe every week, for a little while now.
Like most people, I am a creature of habit; once I find something I like, I keep doing it.
And when it comes to cooking, it can get a little stale eating the same dishes over and over again.
Therefore, each week, I'm going to go on an online recipe quest for new undiscovered faves.
And the best thing is; you don't have to scour for new recipes, I'll be doing it for all of us;  I'll find new recipes; try them out, tell you what I think, and if you see one here that sounds delish, the recipes will be readily available through direct links!
I'll be your personal recipe bloodhound!πŸ˜ƒ

If you have any recipe-suggestions, that you think should be tried out, and enjoyed by more people,
do leave it in a comment below!
And tell me what you think of this little recipe-adventure of mine!😊

Friday, 2 March 2018



Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Soup Week | Soup Every Dinner For A Week

I've never liked soup.
So of course, I'm doing a whole week of them. Makes sense, right?πŸ˜†

Let me clarify;
Growing up; the soups I had, were all the instant powder kind.
Unsatisfying and always left me hungry.
So whenever people suggested soup for dinner, my instant inner-reaction was that of
"SACRILEGE! That's not dinner! How dare you! Are you trying to starve me to death!?"

Recently however, I had an AHA-moment.
I was sick, and my mom made me tomato-soup from scratch, and OH BOY, was it good!
And so filling!😲
Safe to say, I was speechless.

After said tomato-epiffany, I went on a search-quest for more delicious soups,
which is how I got here; a week worth of soup-adventures!

Carrot Soup
This recipe turned out yummier than I had imagined.
Way more flavourful.
It had carrots, yellow paprika, yellow onion, garlic, gingerroot and chili in it.
And surprisingly; orange-juice.
(sorry that it's in Norwegian😱 google translate?)

I didn't feel well today;
so no dinner, unfortunately. 😱
Therefore, I'll add another day, and keep up with soups til Monday next week! πŸ˜‹

Onion Soup
In stead of wine, I used white wine vinegar (I'm allergic to pure white wine), which, in hindsight, should have been in waaaaay smaller portions.
Maybe only a tablespoon, not 1dl... πŸ˜‚ as the vinegary flavour took over the entire dish.
Despite this, it tasted amazing, BUT, not in huge amounts.
But as a small appetizer with sourdough-bread for dipping; definitely a winner.
If you're making it as soup though; I'd recommend 86'ing the white wine/white wine vinegar, and trying this recipe for only the onion flavours (which smelled BOMB, until I added the vinegar and fucked it all up πŸ˜†)


Taco Soup
This soup was SOOO GOOD!
Amazing Mexican flavours, and from scratch!
I never thought I'd be able to do that! Making taco-deliciousness from scratch! πŸ˜€
It wasn't spicy at all, and instead capsulated the chilli-flavour to perfection!πŸ˜‹


Lentil Soup
Asian cuisine is a big fave of mine, and this soup did not dissapoint.
Especially good with the vegan filets I used in them.
(I gently stir-fried them for a couple of minutes, before adding to the soup)


The soup from yesterday lasted until today, and I was too strapped for time to make another;
before I was to go to a 90's PartyπŸ˜€
Here's a picture:πŸ˜ƒ
It was a lot of fun😁
(ESPECIALLY drawing on ALARMING eyebrows with my eyelinerπŸ˜‚)

Veggie Soup
I was so hungry when I ate this, so even though the flavour was not the greatest,
it did, however, fill the tum.
Very bland and overpoweringly kohlrabi/leek'ey.
Would not make again.


Sweet Potato Soup
OMG, this soup is YUMMY!
The gingerroot, garlic, chilli and pomegranate come together in a flavour-explosion of the mouth!
The coconut milk makes it creamy, but keeps from tasting too coconutty
(not a fan of raw coconut flavour myself)


Minestrone Soup
I had never had Minestrone Soup before, and I was a bit apprehensive about it maybe turning out bland, flacour-wise. I was pleasantly surprised. It's not a new fave, but it was okay.


Soups ranked by how much I liked them:
1. Sweet Potato Soup
2. Carrot Soup
3. Taco Soup
4. Onion Soup
5. Lentil Soup
6. Minestrone Soup
7. Veggie Soup

To anyone planning to have their own soup-week, I'd recommend making sure to get some bread in there as well. Not necessarily with the soups for dinner, but definitely overall.
Just to make sure your body gets something a bit "meatier" than only liquids during the week.

Did YOU try any of the recipes?
How was it?
Or maybe you got some recipes I should try?

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

VEGANUARY | Week Five Meals

Week Five Meals

Last week of VEGANUARY was plagued illness,
me getting overly OBSESSED with crap reality tv-shows, to pass the time;
and then forcing my sweet boyfriend to read through my "wow, you're way too into this show"
play-by-play of each crappy episodeπŸ˜‚

My momma, the saint that she is, took off work today; to take care of my sick self. πŸ’“
In the evening, when I was finally up for some more heavy duty, dinner'y food;
she made me Tomato Soup, from, scratch! 😊
Find the Recipe here!

The wonderful recipe mentioned above, feeds many meals,
and was still the the day afterπŸ’“

Still sick, and not up to doing long prep-stints in the kitchen;
I decided to try my hand at that smashing Tomato Soup recipe.
Turns out, momma did it better.
How did she do it???

(to be fair, I did overboil mine, so that MIGHT be the killer πŸ˜‚)
But I'm sure all the lovin' she put into it, had something to do with it too.πŸ’“

How was your January?
Did you take part in VEGANUARY?😁
If you liked my posts, do let me know! 😊

It's NEVER TOO LATE to sign up, try vegan, and GET A FREE COOKBOOK!
VEGANUARY is an ALL-YEAR-ROUND challenge! 

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

VEGANUARY | Week Four Meals

Week Four Meals

Another day, another Pesto Toast... or five. πŸ˜†
I'll have to confess that I'm really bad at feeding myself actual dinner, when I don't have company.πŸ˜‡

Today, my boyfriend made me the most delicious noodle-wok.
With carrots, broccoli, brown and white mushrooms, squash, garlic, and gingerroot.
Seasoned with salt, pepper, sriracha, and soy sauce.
So many mushrooms, so mouthwatering!πŸ˜‹

Today I decided to experiment with Anthony Mullally's Red Thai Curry recipe,
from the official Veganuary Celebrity Cookbook.
Instead of red curry-paste, I wanted to see what the dish would taste like with green curry-paste.
Boyfriend loved it πŸ’“

Lucky me, I got sick today. Yaaay *sarcasm* 😞
I stayed all day in bed. Ate like a scavenger, with whatever I could snack on; nuts, pesto toast, potato chips; literally the only source of nourishment today.πŸ˜†

My mom made me dinner today.
Veganburger, peas and chips.πŸ’“

A friend and I (Judge Judy would be so proud, I use the correct term xD)
had a snoozearoo at my place tonight.
So I decided to make my Kebab Recipe! ^^
It was a hit!πŸ˜ƒ
"The Other Guys", Kebab and Snacks = Epic Snoozearoo Material!😁
(just to be clear, I'm talking sleepovers; but snoozearoo sounds WAY more fun! ^^)

What do you eat, when you're vegan and sick with a throat infection?
(been sick since Thursday; and whilst I thought it was time to call it quits on the whole thing, the sickness disagreed and decided it was time to take it up a notch... or ten.😱)
An ER-visit later; fruity baby-food, chocolate-dessert, and Pepsi are my now my newly appointed BFF's until further notice.

Also drugs; prescribed, morphineated, wonderous drugs 😌.

How was YOUR WEEK?
Eat anything yummy? πŸ˜‹

Sunday, 21 January 2018

VEGANUARY | Week Three Meals

Week Three Meals

Another week of Vegan deliciousness in my lifeπŸ’“
Have you signed up for VEGANUARY?
(and gotten the FREE COOKBOOK?πŸ˜€)

Today was such a delight;
my mom came home for dinner, and I got to cook for her. ^^
I made my own take on a Seekh Spiced Kebab;
paired with fried coriander, chili, gingerroot, garlic, turmeric, and cumin spiced rice and veggies.
I've fallen in love with a new brand of Vegan Filets, that are tha bomb in recipes like this;

Today, my boyfriend and I, decided to get cracking
on another recipe from the Official Veganuary Celebrity Cookbook;
Thai Red Curry
by football-player Anthony Mullally.
It was very yummy.
Not spicy, and just the right amount of flavour.

Leftover Bonanza! :D
Yesterday's recipe was big enough in amount, that it lasted for two dinners,
over two days, for two grown people.

Typical lazy day. Too tired to cook = Pesto Toast, times every meal of the day xD
Which is okay by me.
I LOVE me my Pesto Toast and Orange Juice Dream-Team! ^^
(pic from last week :)

Tonight, I went to a birthday party.
Before I started drinking, my boyfriend made us a Brother's Green inspired curry.
It's something he makes often; it's easy, quick, and mouthwateringly savoury.
(yes, I am hella' aware how lucky I am to have a boyfriend who cooks me amazing food ^^ πŸ’“)

Saturday & Sunday
The weekend is often a time of involuntary rest for me.
Whether I want to or not, I need to recuperate after the week, often in nap-form.
(and when I say naps, I mean alarmingly long regular snoozes, and midday siestas for no reason xD)
I often plan on making all kinds of elaborate, amazeballs meals for me, my family, and friends on weekends; Only to be harshly reminded of having zero energy after a busy week.
Typical huh?

I feel like this week has been a little disappointing variety meal-wise.
Sorry about that. Hope it was still a compelling read.πŸ’“
For the upcoming week, I want to make more versatile meals that I haven't tried before.
I just got myself a new cookbook
The Super Easy Vegan Slow Cooker Cookbook, by Toni Okamoto!πŸ˜€
Can't wait to get cracking on all its deliciousness! ^^

How was YOUR week?
Did you eat anything yum-tastic? ^^
Tell me about it!😁