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Spanakorizo – Greek Spinach Rice

This is a long due post! About a month ago, I did a Greek cuisine day at home. I like celebrating cuisines, so I try and span the dishes through the day starting from the breakfast. So, on this day, I started my day with the No knead Filmjölk olive bread and black bean hummus. I will post the recipe some day. (I am a lazy bitch ;))

Anyways! for the lunch, I wanted to do something simple as I was expecting some guests for the dinner and I obviously had to focus more on the dinner. But, that doesn’t mean I will compromise on the lunch. More because I had to prepare something for the cuisine of the month going on a group of blogger friends where the host selects a cuisine and we all make one dish from that kitchen. I was the host this month and I decided on Greek as the cuisine of the month. So, here it is, a very humble Greek dish. Simple and from the everyday life of Greek kitchen: Spanakorizo – Greek Spinach Rice.

Orange Cake

It’s my third Wedding Anniversary today and to mark the day, I wanted to make something new. I have been meaning to bake an orange cake since some time and thought it would be the perfect occasion. I referred to a Swedish food store blog for the recipe, but have used only the ingredients I had in my kitchen, as always ūüôā

Potato and Broccoli Casserole

Friday’s have always been a pasta/pizza day at my home, so far. Not that my loyalties have changed, but I felt like eating something different and give a surprise to Friday. I looked up the Internet and did find something interesting stuff, but I didn’t have some or the other item in my pantry.

And, then I had an idea, bling!! Why not make something with whatever I have. I have anyways wanted to try Potato au gratin, and they were there in my pantry as well. They are always there, like the best friend who always stays by your side, no matter what. So, I looked up some recipes and I knew what I wanted to make finally. A mix of potato au gratin and a humble casserole. Well, since that day I have made it thrice; me and Abhishek love it so much. This Potato and Broccoli Casserole is my new found love.

No knead Filmjölk aka yogurt Olive Bread

To my dear readers, don’t be scared of the word Filmj√∂lk. It is nothing but the Swedish version of yogurt. This yogurt is made with sour milk, more information here.

Now that you are friends Filmj√∂lk, let me take you to the journey of the easiest bread I’ve ever made. The credit goes to the most awesome stand up comedian and my colleague, Lord James McKie who gave me the recipe. I just made some changes as per the ingredients available and to adapt the bread to my cuisine of the day, that is, Greek.

Butter Garlic Mushrooms

My hunger pangs bring out the best of me in the kitchen. Abhisek doesn’t like mushrooms at all, but I love them. That leaves me with only a few opportunities to experiment with mushrooms. He won’t let me pick them from the grocery store unless I promise using them only in pasta or pizza. But, I generally use that as an excuse to sneak in the whole pack. So, I had them on the shelf waiting for me to experiment with them instead of throwing them into yet another pasta. And, then there were evening snack requests from my always hungry stomach. The result? Well, no prize for guessing, a yummy side dish that you will never stop making. It is super yummy and super easy.

Coco-Pineapple Cooler

Summers are here, well kind of. It’s still raining in Stockholm. Bad, bad, bad! Sun God, please come out of your hangover and send some sunshine. May be you should taste this coco-pineapple cooler to wake up, eh?

Blueberry Crumble

Hello spring!

Even though it is still cold here in Stockholm, but there is spring in the air and I love it. There is a different kind of freshness, something that tells me something is about to begin. Yes, the flowers are about to cover the ground. It will be green soon, and there will just fragrance all around. And, there will be berries…yay!!! They are already in the market, but it is just the beginning.

Pan con Tomate

It’s almost a month when we went to Spain for a short vacation. I am still in awe of the beautiful architecture, Casa Batlo, La Pedraro, Sagrada Familia, etc. On the other hand the rustic feel of the southern Spain. The Andalusian region is my favorite, for its rustic and charming. The old European and Mediterranean mix makes it quite a special place. The best place of our trip was Ronda, a Pueblo Blanco (aka White Village). It is a small town built on a gorge with a fertile terrain all around. Calm and serene, beautiful and rustic. Not only the town itself, but the train ride to Ronda and the bus ride on the way back to Seville is something I will cherish for life. Have a look at the picture and you will know why it is so special.

Dhokla goes to Europe

Mr. Dhokla goes to Europe!

He took a flight from India, picking up gram flour and semolina. Had a connecting flight from italy, so it decided to spend some time in the food market. Picked some rosemary and olive oil. Then took the flight to Stockholm and met Bhawna. She had some mustard, broccoli and tomatoes.

Now, because both of them met after a long time and were hungry, they wanted to make something that depicted how well they gel together, so did some brain scratching and made this Dhokha.

And, voila it was so much fun hanging out together.