Quick Butternut Squash Soup with Carrots, Apple and Crispy Chickpeas

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Winter squashes are incredible. They really are. From a storing perspective, they beat all other vegetables. As opposed to being picky about exact degrees and humidity levels, winter squashes can be stored at room temperature without complaining. And they won’t start to look sad and soggy come late winter – oh no, they’ll happily be stored for another 3 months, and another 3 after that. We’ve so far grown our own delicata and acorn squashes, and these are two of our absolute favorites. But the loyal butternut is of course not to be looked down upon – we just haven’t tried growing our yet, much due to the (wonderful) fact that we can buy Swedish-grown at the store for fairly cheap. Until we have unlimited growing space, we then choose to grow other things in our garden. When there’s a good deal on butternut squash, we buy half a cart full and then store them in our little guest house/storage space for the winter. Then it almost feels as if we grew them ourselves, as that’s where we store a bunch of our own produce too 🙂

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Creamy Brussels Sprouts Pasta with Lemon & Walnuts

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We’re yet to try growing our own Brussels sprouts, but when we can start getting Swedish grown ones at the store, we’re two happy campers. As many other members of the cabbage family, Brussels sprouts are very versatile and can be paired with a range of other ingredients and flavors. Here, for a bright and filling dish, we’ve prepared them with plenty of lemon and a generous amount of pasta – perfect fuel after a long day on your feet (and an excellent post-run meal for sure).

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Broccoli & Potato Soup with Thyme Croutons

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That colder weather equals soup season is established since forever. We make no exception. From no soups at all since May, we’re now having it for dinner at least a few nights every week. Some we cook from recipes we have here on this website, others from our cookbook selection and a good portion we make from whatever leftover stuff we find in the fridge. We lean towards blended soups in general – something so comforting about that creaminess – but won’t say no to other versions either (a non-blended favorite is our Onion Soup with Kale and Chickpeas).

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Vegan Pad Thai

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The comfort food of all comfort foods: Pad Thai. Have you ever met anyone who doesn’t like it? I can’t recall ever having. Our version isn’t very unlike all the others – hey, then it wouldn’t be as good! – but it’s plant based and doesn’t require a bunch of unusual ingredients. Really only one, and that is (drum roll) tamarind paste. Now, most regular grocery stores won’t carry it, but almost all ethnic food stores will. Paying a visit to one is hugely recommended if you never have before – we LOVE browsing these shops and feel as if we were just transported to a different part of the world (however it really mostly feels like New York!). Our favorite store back in the big apple is by far Kalustyan’s on Lexington Ave, between 28th and 29th St. However, we recently discovered our closest little town has a newly opened ethnic food store and went to check it out last week. It was awesome, and we came away with a giant tub of the best looking tahini and – of course – tamarind paste. It’ll last forever and doesn’t cost a fortune, so it’s one of those “investments” we’ll actually encourage. Well, that is if you like Pad Thai and plan on making it at home, of course 🙂

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Beet and Potato Rösti

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Coming up with new ways of eating our beloved root vegetables is an ongoing mission for us. When eating seasonally, you definitely spend a good chunk out of the year working with onions, said root veggies and different types of cabbage family members. Variation is thus key. You would think though – after a late fall, winter and spring of doing just that – that you’d hold on to crispy summer vegetables as if life depended on it come September-October. But see, that’s not what we find ourselves feeling. Instead, we can’t wait for those trays of oven roasted root veggies. Those butternut squash soups, rutabaga and parsnip fries, potato gratins and whole roasted celery roots. Countless of times, we’ve asked each other (you’d think we had bad memory) which veggie season is our favorite – and the answer sounds about the same every time. First, we praise the sun-ripened perfect tomatoes. Then the crispy cucumbers, the beans, the Crispy Zucchini Fritters that we adore so much. But eventually, we will have made it to our love for root veggies. And there, we remain.

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Cauliflower & Corn Tacos

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We’ve managed to grow our own corn this year! Wow. How we’ve been longing for fresher-than-freshest corn ever since we moved from America. You can definitely lay your hands on great corn here in Sweden too, but due to the fact that we live more than a stone’s throw away from the closest farmer’s market, we haven’t had any for two whole years. Corn season in New York is a wonderful time, and we have so many fond memories of eating ear after ear, dinner after dinner, during that precious late summer-early fall time.

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Baked Pasta with Dino Kale and Tomatoes

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This is the second baked pasta recipe we’ve shared (the first one we called Baked Pasta with Mushrooms and Kale), and the whole concept is slowly becoming a massive favorite around here. It’s unclear why it gets us even more excited than a “regular” pasta dish, but it somehow does. Maybe the fact that it is even more a-m-a-z-i-n-g as reheated leftovers/a packed lunch? Because that would be 100% true. This is such a weeknight winner – it comes together relatively quick, makes many servings and works great for any tupperware type of adventures the next day.

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Tomato Galette

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A galette is a fuss-free kind of pie or quiche – you simply just assemble the dough, let it chill, roll it out and then fold the edges over whatever filling you have. It’s supposed to look rustic – not perfect – and thus comes with very little… well, pressure. And it’s an easy dish to adapt to the seasons, too, since the filling can really consist of any available vegetables. The crust for this recipe uses canola oil, making it both plant based and eco-friendly. Finding a high quality and organic canola oil is a good idea for anyone, but especially those eating mostly plants. With its generous amounts of omega-3s, canola oil is definitely our cooking oil of choice – and we’re discovering more and more applications as we go. We’re now baking with it (see for example our Chocolate Chunk Zucchini Bread), making galettes with it – and even whisking up some seriously yummy béchamel sauce with it (the recipe where that’s involved will be posted next week).

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Crispy Zucchini Fritters

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As we’re slowly making our way out of summer-break routines and feeling the creative juices come back to us, we’re also celebrating 1 year of recipe posting! Actually, yesterday marked 365 days since we shared our first ever recipe – zucchini patties – and what could be a better way of celebrating that than sharing a new and improved version of it? Last year, we harvested roughly 30 kg (66 lbs) of zucchini and turned the majority into patties/fritters. Some went into these Chocolate Zucchini Muffins (another close to inaugural recipe) and the rest was sautéed, grilled or eaten in another simple fashion. This year, we’re at 40 kg (88 lbs) and still counting. We’ve dealt with the masses in similar ways, but are also planning a big batch of zucchini bread (as in, a sweet-ish type of deal) in the next few days. If that project comes out successful, we’ll be sharing a recipe of course. However, we’re facing a very privileged problem right now: beautiful late summer weather has settled in, so we have no desire to be baking inside. Oh well.

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Cold Sesame Noodles and Green Beans

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The very first meal Mike ever cooked me was an Asian-esque plate of cold sesame noodles and seared portobello mushrooms. I thought this was incredibly innovational and cool – I mean, cold noodles? I’d never heard of such a thing. It was delicious, too. Needless to say, he’d definitely passed the test.

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