• Indian coleslaw - coleslaw with a twist, perfect with Indian food or barbecue
    Low-carb,  Salads,  Side dishes

    Coleslaw with a twist

    This Indian coleslaw salad is inspired by my never ending attempts to lose weight. If I summed up all the weight I have lost and gained again it would be more than I weigh today, so I can’t say that I have been successful. My recent diet is all about not eating carbs, which is why some of our recipes are titled “low-carb”. My family loves butter chicken and we eat it at least once a month, but butter chicken goes with basmati rice and that is a no-no on my diet, so I had to substitute it with something. Here is where this Indian coleslaw salad comes into the…

  • Fresh flower salad. Salad with edible flowers, Brussels sprout, snap peas and micro greens
    Salads,  Side dishes

    Fresh flower salad

    Spring and summer are the perfect seasons to use edible flowers in your cooking. Not only do edible flowers beautify your salads, cakes and other dishes, they also add a very elegant fragrance both in smell and taste. This fresh flower salad looks and tastes amazing, and besides a bunch of edible flower petals, it has what I think are some of the best green produce available this time of year: fresh Brussels sprouts and garden snap peas. The salad is quite simple with no dressing added, just a drizzle of good quality olive oil and some freshly ground black pepper, but nothing more is really needed with these gorgeous…

  • Cauliflower cream with grilled crunchy cauliflower and pistachio topping
    Fast 5-ingredients dishes,  Side dishes

    Rich and crunchy cauliflower side

    I am always looking for new and delicious ways to use cauliflower, and this rich and crunchy cauliflower side is my new favorite. It’s perfect for summer BBQ, steak, fish, lamb, chicken, you name it. Moreover, it is very easy to make, and it’s a great alternative to potatoes if you want to skip the starch. If you like, you can easily skip the Pecorino or Parmesan, or experiment either with other cheeses, a bit of grated zucchini or a bit of lemon. Or, if pistachios are not your favorite, almonds work very well as a substitute. As I make this side quite often, I like to mix it up…

  • Roasted tomatoes, tomatoes, Burrata salad - warm delicious salad, great for BBQ
    Salads,  Side dishes

    Potatoes, tomatoes, Burrata!

    The BBQ season is slowly catching up, and it’s the perfect time to experiment with tasty salads to go with a good piece of grilled meat or fish. Also, there’s an abundance of amazing spring, and even summer, veggies in the stores right now, and some of my personal favorites this time of year, are all the wonderful new potatoes that come out. This roasted potatoes, tomatoes and Burrata salad is a celebration of these new potatoes that are such a far cry from their drab and floury winter cousins. Not only do the potatoes taste so much better this time of year, so do tomatoes, so here we’ve decided…

  • Cool carrots - carrot salad with roasted carrots, feta, black olives and mint
    Fast 5-ingredients dishes,  Low-carb,  Salads,  Side dishes

    Cool carrots

    The first spring carrots are starting to appear in the grocery stores, and why not take advantage of that and celebrate these tasty little spring beauties with this wonderful cool carrots salad? I find that carrots are extremely versatile. With their elegantly sweet nature, they offer such and abundance of great taste pairings. And they are a great match for fish, meat and veggie dishes alike, all the while without losing their own distinct character. Here, we’ve matched them up with some deliciously salty feta and black olives, and the fresh and fragrant mint simply just underscores that these are really cool carrots! I first came up with this recipe…

  • Cauliflower feel good salad - roasted cauliflower, microgreens, almonds, red onion and cilantro
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    Cauliflower feel good salad

    I like to start my week with a good salad. After a weekend of giving in to my less healthy food cravings, it gives me such a nice good conscience. It has to be tasty though, as there is nothing more uninspiring and tiresome than a bland salad. This cauliflower feel good salad is packed with taste as well as healthy stuff. It has crispiness, softness, sweetness, bite and crunch all in one. Exactly what a good salad should have if you ask me. I probably make this salad once or twice a month. Not only because of its great taste, but because it is so easy to make, and…

  • Warm gnocchi salad with greens, tomatoes and Parmesan
    Dinner,  Salads,  Side dishes

    Gnocchi and greens

    Gnocchi is but one of many magnificent wonders to have come out of Italian cooking. For some reason, though, it seems these gems always come in second after pasta, which is a pity because if cooked right, these delicately soft silky-smooth Italian potato dumplings can send you straight to heaven. Believe me, I’ve been there! And this warm gnocchi and greens salad is definitely a good way to gnocchi self-indulgence.   Truly, I could easily eat Italian food every day. I really love pasta, and Italian cooking is very honest. It’s filled with fresh ingredients and what you see is what you get.  The only downside is that if I…

  • Beetroot salad with apples, crispy bacon and lots of parsley
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    Warm winter comfort salad

    For foodies like me the holiday season is truly a smorgasbord of culinary pleasures both to be cooked and to be enjoyed. So much so that while December is certainly a month when the foodlover in me revels in heavenly delight, it is also overwhelmingly easy to fill oneself with all the wonderful and sometimes fatty temptations that classic holiday cooking offers. This beetroot salad, however, is not only very tasty, it also counterbalances some of the very rich food you are, let’s face it, inevitably going to consume. Beets are an awesome and really very versatile, but often overlooked, veggie, and they are not only rich in fibre and…

  • Salads,  Side dishes

    Perfect side dish for BBQ

    In my house we have 3 barbecues!! You might think that we would never have the need for using all 3 at the same time, but we do. If we are making different dishes for a family gathering it is nice to have the option to cook at different temperatures and have room to cook more than one thing at the same time. While I am busy barbecuing, I don’t have time to make a complicated potato dish to go with the meat or sausages. That is why it’s necessary to have a potato side dish that I can make ahead and that goes perfectly with almost anything with the…

  • Side dishes

    Sweet and sour!

    Every Sunday my family and I go to my parents house to eat Sunday dinner and catch up on what’s happened during the week. My mom makes traditional Danish dishes that are almost always accompanied by this side dish. It goes well with a wide variety of dishes from roast to ‘smoerebroed’ (traditional Danish rye bread open sandwiches). I actually can’t remember the last time she didn’t make these sweet and sour cucumber goodies. But beware!!! Once you tasted them you won’t make a sandwich without them again. Pickled cucumber salad – Danish style (Agurkesalat) Ingredients 1 cucumber sliced as thinly as you possibly can 1/2 cup (100 ml) distilled…