Fish

I love fish however I don’t eat it often. You almost have to have sauce with fish. Fish itself doesn’t taste that good it’s the sauce that does everything. It’s the sauce that keeps me from making fish dinners. I don’t know how to make fish sauce. There are ready made ones but I don’t enjoy them. I’ve tried to do make sauces but didn’t succeed.

In Sweden we have fish bolls. That’s what we call them! It’s minced fish shaped into balls. I don’t know what else you could call them. Fish balls doesn’t sound better. Anyway I feel satisfied with naming them fish bolls.

Swedish fish bolls come in tins with different sauces. The sauces are delicious. I couldn’t make them better myself. I don’t know if you can get them anywhere else than here but if you can try them. Today we had fish bolls in lobster sauce. I cook them in the oven. I put them and butter in a oven safe baking dish. I like to serve oven baked potatoes with the fish. I slice the potatoes and mix them with butter, salt and pepper in a separate baking dish. I added sugar pea snaps to the fish. I cook it all in the oven. 200 C 30 minutes.

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Eggs

Quick little dinner idea.

I love scrambled eggs. I make it often. My favorite scrambled eggs are mixed with tomatoes. I cut the tomatoes and fry them in butter for a while. I add the eggs and stir until it gets scrambled.

I often also serve the scrambled eggs with butter fried rye bread.

It doesn’t look tasty however it is delicious.

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Bread

I know most countries have national food. Something that tells you about the “basics” in what that country prefers when it comes to food. That is often a variety of food but there usually is something that most consider the best representation for their country. In Sweden the most typical dish is  smörgåsbord or smorgasbord. A table full of lots of food. Everything from meatballs to pickled herring. We often eat this on holidays but there’s nothing stopping us from doing it whenever we want.

In Sweden we like to put our favorite smorgasbord dishes on bread. It’s a sandwich cake. It’s mayonaise filling between thin bread slices. The filling often consists of (of course) mayonaise and ham or seafood. This sandwich cake we had today was a ham cake. There were prawns as well but just on the first layer.

I have planned to make a sandwich cake but it’s a bit much to do. There are ready made bread but all the filling and layers to fill is nothing I want to do. I would have to buy more mayonaise than I ever have. I would have gone crazy making the cake.

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Subway

This is not sponsored.

Review of Subway and their tuna sandwich.

Almost everyone knows what Subway is. For you that don’t it’s a restaurant that focuses on sandwiches, or subs. They have a number of sandwiches to choose from. They make the sandwiches for order.

I liked their tuna sandwich. I had it when I went there yesterday. It contains of (of course) tuna and the veggies and sauce you want. I added cheese to it as well. The veggies I picked was tomatoes, salad and onions. I thought mayo would complement the tuna and it did. It was yummy.

I like that Subway has two sizes of their sandwiches. The smaller ones are often fulfilling but if you’re hungry there’s a bigger sandwich.

 

 

 

Pasta

I know I’m addicted to carbs. I get carb cravings often. I could go without most food ingredients but not carbs. Pasta is my biggest addiction. On lazy days I eat just pasta to dinner. On more normal days I make some effort. Then I put some salt and pepper on the pasta.

Today I made pasta bolognese. I feel proud I made a whole dinner for once. I find bolognese sauce with minced beef wonderful. I don’t eat meat often however minced beef is my favorite kind of meat. I fried the minced beef with onions. I added cabbage and peppers. I added the vegetables cause I wanted more substance. I know that’s not what you normally put in a bolognese but I longed for these vegetables. After a while I added tomatoes, salt, pepper, cream and milk. I served it with my favorite pasta.

The dinner suggestion of the day pasta bolognese.

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It tasted lots better than it seems.

 

 

Baked asparagus

I love almost all vegetables. I think the best way to cook them is in the oven. You get the unbeatable taste. I feel you keep the nutrients more than when you use the stove. I’m not one that enjoys being stressed. Oven dinners are the best cause you often only have to put everything in a tin. It cooks “itself”. The stove craves more effort.

Asparagus is a versatile vegetable. It’s easy to cook. I don’t find raw asparagus tasty but cooked it’s almost my favorite vegetable. Bacon wrapped asparagus is one of the tastiest ways to cook this ingredient. This time I didn’t boil the asparagus in advance but I should. They take time to cook and the bacon gets cooked in no time. I couldn’t leave it in the oven long because I didn’t want the bacon to get burnt. It was more than tasty but it would have tasted delicious with a pre cooked asparagus.

I wrapped the asparagus with bacon. I put them in a oven tin. I also put french fries in the oven. French fries are perfect to this. I cooked it at 190 C for 30 minutes. Try it.

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Pickled herring

I think every country has “national” food that makes many wonder why they eat it. Food that the rest of the world wouldn’t eat even if they were paid to do it. For example I don’t get why some countries insists on eating haggis. I know that it comes from an era where you ate everything on animals but now a days it’s crazy. I don’t think it’s wrong to eat it but it’s not something I crave. Sweden has pickled herring.

I don’t eat pickled fish but many in Sweden do. It’s often eaten during holidays but lots eat it more often. I don’t get how anyone willingly put this in their mouths. It’s raw fish in vinegar. It tastes like………fish in vinegar. The fish texture and vinegar taste are sickening. The texture is soft and hard almost like pickled mushrooms. I’ve intended to learn to like them on many occasions but I can’t even have a small bite. My mom said I used to like them but I can’t believe I did.

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Vegan burger

I think I love everything that’s vegan. There are many vegan ready meals to choose from. That makes eating vegan no trouble at all. I always make vegan  casseroles and those kinds of food myself. Some things like vegan hamburgers I have to buy cause I don’t know how to create a tasty burger. Haha I used vegan in every line!

I have found a yummy green burger. It’s a green kale burger. Green kale is healthy and that feels good when you include it in a meal. I think they taste better than meat burgers. For all of you that want to eat more vegan or vegans that don’t know what to eat sometimes buy green burgers. There are burgers for everyone.

I served this kale burger with potato gratin. I sliced potatoes and mixed them with cream and milk. I didn’t have plant based cream and milk and used normal cows things. I would have cooked with vegan milk if I had it. I baked the gratin and the burgers in the oven. 200 C 30 minutes. Yummy.

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Buying

-Honey we only got 24 eggs.

-No! You have to buy more.

24 eggs. That’s enough to make 6 cakes. 5 omelettes. That makes more scrambled eggs and egg sandwiches than you can eat. And they expire in 4 days………..

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Oven pasta.

Sometimes I manage to make a dinner that I didn’t think would taste as good as it did. You know when you put together many ingredients and you don’t know how it will taste . Today I made this kind of dinner and it was more than good. Oven cooked bacon and fresh pasta in a tin.

I fried sliced bacon in a pan until it became crispy . I always cook bacon a bit before I put it in the oven. You get that yummy texture and you know that the bacon is cooked. Raw bacon is not good.

In an oven tin I put fresh pasta. I always use fresh pasta when I’m doing pasta dinners that has to do with the oven. You don’t have to boil fresh pasta before you put it in the oven and that makes everything smoother.

I added the bacon to the pasta. I also added sugar snap peas, butter, sliced carrots, milk, salt and pepper. I also put some cheese on it.

I baked it in the oven at 200 C for 20 minutes.

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It tasted better than the mess in the picture.