My August kitchen is still full of summer food and local produce. I love this season when we can get so many local vegetables and berries here in Scandinavia. Here are just some things I have been cooking lately.
Local strawberries are a must in the summer, and I indeed managed to get some really lovely ones from a local strawberry farm. I made a vegan strawberry oat-milkshake from a few of them.
I found one of my first vegetarian cookbooks at my mum's place, and I brought it home with me. This Finnish book, Maijan Kasviskeittokirja, gave me quite many valuable tips on how to improve my vegetarian cooking and make it more nutritious. There are some lovely dishes in the book that I have to make again.
I bought No Fairytales carrot and beetroot tortillas consisting 45% of vegetables. They are a really nice product, and I can't wait for the other flavours and the burger buns to arrive in shops close to me. The tortillas are so vibrantly colourful, soft and tasty. I already posted one dish, Black-eyed bean flautas, made with these tortillas, but there will be more to come.
Then I tasted Naturli's organic vegan and gluten-free ravioli in basil and butternut squash and sage flavours for the first time. They were very nice ravioli, perfect for quick weekday meals, but I would prefer slightly bigger packaging because I like to eat a lot.
I quite like Fritz-Kola, and of course I had to get a couple of bottles of the special EU election edition. Unfortunately I only found them way after the election.
My partner's fried rice with tofu has become almost a weekly dish in our household, as he makes such a nice tofu or vegan “chicken” fried rice that I keep requesting it over and over again. It's great that he often cooks and I can just relax on the sofa after work.
I made a left-over burger from beans and rice mix from the previous day, and served it with grill cheese, wholemeal bun, roasted new potatoes and homemade chipotle ketchup.
Then there has been a lot of summer food on my plate: new potatoes, peas, new onions etc., just simple cooking.
I also made this gnocchi with bell peppers, onions and spinach dish.
Have a great weekend everyone!