Spicy Red Lentil Falafel

I used to make all sorts of falafel or bean balls so often I think I got a bit tired of them. I mean cooking-wise - I would never turn down a good falafel, obviously. Taking a break of anything you do very often usually does good, and I think that's exactly what happened here because these here turned out amazing! These basic red lentil based falafel get a spicy kick from one of my favorite seasonings: harissa.

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Roasted New Potatoes and Seasoned Crème Fraîche

Summer food is all about simplicity, because hey - it's summer, we're taking it easy. Everyone adores new potatoes, but okay they're pretty amazing. Soft and small and cute! This recipe is absolutely perfect for your Midsummer festivities. Enjoy with seasoned crème fraîche!

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Lemon Meringue Pie

Grandma's lemon meringue pie was my favorite as a kid, and now I have finally added this delicious creation to my cooking repertoire. (This is the second time I'm making this within a month.) I'm not really a religious person, but I'd say that lemon meringue pie is also an Easter-appropriate dessert. Easter marks the beginning of spring, which is definitely welcome!

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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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