28 November 2021

Squash dishes

 


Once again my apologies for being super quiet here on the blog. I am fine, but getting a little bit into that usual end of year busyness. I’ve been cooking a lot, but just didn’t find the time or energy for posting here. So now I decided to say hello and make a compilation post of my recent squash dishes, as I have been cooking a lot with squash.

I hope you are all fine. It would be nice to hear from you. Also tell me what is your favourite squash recipe. Here are some of my recent dishes.

Homemade ravioli with a chestnut and crown prince squash filling served with a brown soy butter, balsamic glazed cherry tomatoes and a glass of Prosecco.





Roasted pumpkin risotto with spinach.




Spicy squash burger with a homemade butternut squash patty.




Vegan oven stew with onion squash, butter beans, carrots, tomatoes and vegan sausages,


 

Here are some variations of squash soups. My favourite is a warming squash soup with Thai spices.





Pasta shells with squash and grill cheese.



Roasted butternut squash risotto with crispy sage butter and garlic bread on the side.




Tomato, carrot and squash soup with red lentils and heat of chilli.



Your VegHog

 

10 October 2021

In my kitchen in October

I don’t have many news to share with you, but wanted to post some of my recent cookings here. It’s a glorious sunny Sunday and we will soon head to the farmers market. Yesterday was also a very nice weather. We made a campfire by the seaside and grilled vegan sausages on it.

 



These dried pea protein products are very convenient to use and go well with so many dishes. I made a pasta Bolognese with the small bits.





The soup season has started so we are eating many soups. Here are an onion soup and a leek and potato soup.


 

These coconut aminos add savoury flavour to any dish. This has become one of my favourite bottles in the kitchen.



I made Mexican pizza with homegrown bell peppers and Mexican rice with homegrown tomatoes.


 

This is a cabbage stir fry with homemade noodles. I had some excess pasta dough so I ran it through the spaghetti cutter of the pasta machine. I thought that they became a bit too thin for a spaghetti and indeed they were very good as noodles.



I made a creamy vegan sauce with lovely tasty porcini picked by my aunt in Finland.


 These fruity oat bars are very nice and handy to have as snacks.



As usual I’m sharing this post with Sherry from Sherry’s Pickings and the In My Kitchen event.



Your VegHog



2 October 2021

Apple crumble

 

How are you all doing? It has been a while… I’m fine, but kind of busy. Denmark lifted all restrictions about a month ago and life has gotten pretty much back to normal. I’m commuting to work every day by train and there are no masks. It’s taking a little while adjusting back to the office life. I’m very drained in the evenings even though I get less work done in the office than at home. Well this is how it’s going to be for now unless something happens again.

I’ve been cooking a lot as usual, but not had much inspiration for blogging. I thought I would share this recent apple crumble with you, as I got these gorgeous Danish apples. It was so tasty. Apple crumble is one of my favourite desserts and it’s always good to make one in this season.




Have a nice weekend!

Your VegHog

 

11 September 2021

In my kitchen in September

I’ve been on holiday so I’ve been very quiet on the blog. I finally got to go home to Finland for three weeks and then I also took a cruise to Norway. Now on Monday I will return back to work and hope to get back to the routine, also with the blogging. How has everyone been in the meanwhile? I wanted to share some things that I brought home with me from the holiday and some other things from my kitchen. By the way, it was really nice to see my family again and have some relaxing times in the home country. I really feel refreshed.

I got a new Moomin mug from Finland (almost a must for every trip, even though the cupboard space is getting tight). It is an old motif from 2019, but since I haven’t been there since, I missed this one and had to get it now.



There was a new fermented broad bean product in the shops and I tried this basil flavoured one. It was really nice and I would buy it again.



We had some veggie barbecues in Finland. It is always traditional for us to grill rye bread and potatoes, but we also added some other stuff like these really spicy vegan jalapeno sausages.




I of course also bought some quality drinks like this pink gin and gin long drinks, salty liquorice wodka and also some beers.






I again got these chocolate milks from Norway, because I love the cow on the packaging. The milk is also good though.



I bought this new utensil tin here in Copenhagen. I thought that it was quite cute. Well I guess it’s actually a flower pot, but I needed something additional for my utensils so that’s what it will do now.



These Danish rye crisps were really surprisingly good. They were thicker then usual and very crispy. There was a nice garlic and basil seasoning too.



These sea buckthorn flakes are practical and healthy additional to salads and breakfast bowls.



On the market I spotted these dried broad beans, so I will soon be trying them in cooking.



I’ve also had some really nice vegetable market hauls lately. Just look at these lovely veggies!



I’ve made pita bread a couple of times now and starting to get the hang of it. I started making it, as I couldn’t find good quality pitas in any shops or bakeries.




This is just one of my usual weekday pasta bowls: garlicky tomato sauce, mozzarella, basil and toasted pine nuts. I make similar dishes often.



This chipotle mayo was almost too spicy for me, but I still like it a lot.



I made purple tacos with marinated vegan chunks and pineapple and jalapeno seasoned with this organic taco spice.




My curveball is a mother and fledgling pigeon, who wanted to take over our balcony while we were on holiday. I would allow them to stay, but haven't seen them for a couple of days now. I guess the peace is now gone that we are back home.


I’m sharing this post with Sherry from the Sherry’s Pickings blog. Sherry is hosting the monthly In My Kitchen blogging series.



Have a nice weekend!

Your VegHog