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!😁


Sunday, 14 January 2018

VEGANUARY | Week Two Meals

Week Two Meals

Today I did another Chinese style wok.
Although the picture if from another day, of the same dish; as I forgot to take one x)

Today, my Boyfriend and I, decided to try out another Official Veganuary Celebrity Cookbook recipe;
Lebanese Tabbouleh.
It was quite the flavour-bomb.
This recipe was thumbed up, in the cookbook, by actor Joaquin Phoenix.

and since Tabbouleh, on it's lonesome, is more a snack;
we also made a mouthwatering Indian Curry around dinnertime ^^
Which we coupled with watching the movie "The Darjeeling Limited" <3

Leftovers and Pesto covered Toast day.

My wonderful boyfriend made me the best fried rice I have ever tasted! <3
Like, restaurant quality. Blew my mind.
Cherry tomatoes, green peppers, broccoli, and a shit ton of mushrooms, paired with spiced up rice.

I ran out of veggies, and groceries overall today, so pesto toast was a lifesaver.

Today was a leftover-day.
The curry-sauce my boyfriend made on Thursday, some Vegan "Meat"-balls and rice,
made my tummy feel full and nice.
(it was actually hella bland, but what can you do;
we were still out of almost everything grocery-wise xD)

Today my mom decided to make something we Norwegians like to call
Pytt i Panne = "Put it in a pan"
Which is basically just whatever you have on hand, fried together in a pan.
Perfect for doing some magic with leftovers.
Potatoes fried with onions.
(Yes, my breath stinks so bad xD)

Are you trying vegan this month? :D
Know any yummy recipes I should try?