Cottage cheese filled crepes

Another recipe from my mom. It’s very special for me, because crepes was the very first meal I cooked independently!:) That recipe I took from the magazine, and my crepes were filled with fresh strawberries. I always liked these “thin large pancakes”, but how to make them thin was a mystery for me. It took…

Marble sponge cake (baked in the instant pot)

This recipe is taken from the instant pot cookbook, only with some my tiny amends. I was curious and experimenting if the cake would get moist enough when baked in the instant pot. But it turned out to be stiff and dry eventually. So my suggestion is to cut the cake into even layers and…

Coconut fruit oatmeal (vegan)

A nutritious and extremely easy oatmeal breakfast for those who prefer to cook less:) Add any fruit and tasty bits you have at hand:) Ingredients 1 cup rolled oats 1 cup coconut milk handful of black currants 1 nectarine/peach handful of shredded coconut dash of freshly ground cinnamon pinch of salt, optionally Method Warm up…

Fresh herb tomato omelet cooked in the instant pot

Ingredients 5 eggs 1/2 cup milk 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil pinch of salt 2 tomatoes 1/2 cup pitted olives 1 bunch of fresh basil 1 bunch of parsley Method In a medium bowl, lightly whisk the eggs, milk, olive oil and salt until blended (add pepper, if desirable). Chop basil, parsley and tomatoes….

Summer veggie bowl

Simply enjoy a wide range of summer delicious young veggies:) Yield: 2 servings Ingredients trees from 1 bunch of broccoli 4 potatoes 4 tomatoes fresh basil a slab of feta cheese 2 sprinkles of pine nuts olive oil, salt & pepper, as needed Method Blanch or steam broccoli florets. Cook potatoes until tender. Chop tomatoes and…

Bilberry coconut bundt cake (vegan)

Vanilla berry delight for those who still don’t believe that vegan bake can be truly delish:) It is moist and fluffy and goes well with a berry sauce. Any fruit or berries can be added to the batter. Summer is fruit-and-vegetable-abundant time so it’s perfect for cooking vegan everything:) Enjoy!:) Ingredients Batter 1/2 cup vegetable oil 300…

Raspberry sorbet

A frozen creamy raspberry surprise from my mom:) There can be added different berries especially when in season. The main principle, mom explained, is to break up the crystals of the frozen berry mixture. It will get a fine ice-cream texture then. But if you have an ice-cream maker, you can make the sorbet in…

Easy fruit & berry oatmeal (vegan)

The oatmeal belongs to the category ‘easy-peasy’. I like it in many forms, creating lots of new mixes in the summertime. You can add nuts/seeds/fruit you like. It’s an endless experiment! Ingredients 1 cup rolled oats 1 banana 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 tbsp üzüm pekmezi (turkish grape molasses)/maple syrup handful of gooseberries handful…

Black currant cinnamon pie (vegan)

My almost classical recipe of favorite berry vegan pies/tarts. Recently I’ve been making them twice, a portable and ordinary versions. Yesterday it was the open pie, topped with some cookies cut from the remaining pastry. Only I needed additional 1/8 cup of flour. And ‘increased dosage’ of cinnamon made the pastry look darker (just missed cinnamon a…

Buckwheat flax raisin cookies

Oftentimes it is hard to catch the sunlight in the mountains in winter. But it’s always fantastic to have a spare homemade cookie in the pocket while going for a walk to the forest or skiing:) These cookies are flaky and crispy like shortbread. You can add any nuts, seeds or dried fruit. I used…

Nordic banana almond cake

This banana cake is like out of this world for me:D Perhaps only smør makes it nordic. Anyhow, it is one of my favorites that can be made anywhere, anytime. Besides it just gets better and more moist each day. I made cream cheese frosting which is always fantastic, it just wasn’t photographed:) Enjoy!:) Ingredients…

Carrot ginger buckwheat walnut cake (vegan)

I’ve been dreaming of writing about this vegan carrot cake since winter:) When I went off to the mountains. Now it feels like it was one of the most fantastic adventures ever. In a wondrous place with amazing people. Loads of snow, yoga classes, skiing, yoga instructor training, meeting with a Teacher who turned my…