Creamy Peanut Butter Wok

This meal does not fall under the category of "New Year New Me". But it does offer some comfort if you're feeling overwhelmed by reality after spending the final weeks of last year "taking it easy", so to speak. Some people may feel that way. I'm just saying.

This wok is heavy like your eyelids on a Monday morning, so we make some lime noodles for balance!

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Orange & Rosemary Compote

Oh my!! It's just about Christmas and I've still got a couple of recipes for you.

Orange and rosemary go together like gin & juice. Actually orange and rosemary go together with gin, too... Anyway, this compote is a perfect companion for savory Christmas dishes, spicy food, and even with gingerbread! Hint: stay tuned for my next post.

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Carrot Lox Mousse

It's time for the second Christmas dinner recipe!

This recipe has been on my to-post list for a while. The first time I made this was for my birthday party last summer, so definitely consider this as a festive food for any season. And it was a huge hit! Because the carrot lox itself takes time to prepare and needs to marinate at least over night, this isn't your last minute life saver. Saying that, I need to point out that even though it takes time, it's not complicated at all - don't be afraid of the preparing.

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My amazing peanut butter dressing

I'm so excited to share this one!! This dressing is a secret weapon, a day-saver, and totally fool-proof! It fits perfectly with various veggies both fresh and cooked, as a dipping sauce, in a salad boat... I'd probably even put it in a burger. Actually, I think I have already.

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Lingonberry-apple muffins with fudge centre

I just got a load of lingonberries hand-picked by my sister!! Most of them I already stored in my freezer for later use, but for once I felt like baking something. Something sweet! I ended up with a very classic Finnish autumn combination, but hey - it's a classic for a reason.

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Red cabbage stew with oven roasted roots

Comfort food!! This dish is inexpensive, simple to make, filling, and you know... just comfy. This recipe also leaves a lot of room for variation, because it first came to be last winter when it was probably too cold (read: I was too lazy) to go grocery shopping. That's why it is a bit of 'this and that', but on the other hand I kind of like cooking that way: making the best of what I have.

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Savory butternut squash pancakes & beetroot-horseradish spread

Autumn might just be my favorite season food-wise. I love all the wonderful veggies that are at their best, but it's also the time for fresh beginnings, new found energy & inspiration. Not to mention how the cool weather also inspires staying in, just saying. More time for cooking!

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Spinach pesto spaghetti with cauliflower & chickpeas

Pesto spaghetti is the go-to quick meal for many - but who doesn't like simple & delicious, especially in the middle of the week? Sometimes, however, making it yourself can be more satisfying than opening that little jar. Don't worry though, you will have this spinach pesto ready faster than you can spell H-A-N-G-R... Anyway, as a bonus: it's is not only tasty, but also a bit more nutritious than regular pesto. Go brag about that to your friends.

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Black bean ceviche & quick corn breads

Soup or salad? That was the question that reminded me of this beautiful dish. Ceviche istraditionally made with fish, but don't think any less of this vegan-friendly alternative! The soft avocado and the sweetness of the corn balance out the acidity of all the citrus juice. The ceviche is delicious as it is, but serve it with warm bread and you'll hit the spot.

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