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


7 August 2021

In my kitchen in August

It’s already August, who would have thought! We’ve been spending a lot of time in the kitchen cooking summer food like the fried new potatoes with vegan “fish” and strawberry salad above. So let’s have a look what else has been in my kitchen.

We’ve had a few veggie barbecues this summer. I usually like grilling cheese and new potatoes and of course other veggies and even rye bread too.

I got these chunky local broad beans at the farmers market and made Mexican style rice and fried new potatoes with them. They were just wonderful and I hope to get some more.

I believe that this Naturli Oat Cocoa is a game changer for vegan chocolate drinks. It was so thick and had a very chocolatey flavour.

We had some vegan ice-creams at the harbour. These coffee and lemon flavoured ones were really intense in the taste.

This new Danish tofu brand is incredible. It has such a nice firm texture and especially the smoked one is very tasty.

Dough Girls is a great doughnut shop in Copenhagen. Just look at these vegan beauties!

I purchased a new silicone form. Can’t wait to bake something in it.

And from the same shop I also got a dinosaur cookie cutter. It’s so cute!

This KĂžbenhavn Kombucha is really refreshing and nice.

Tins of tomatoes, sauces and beans are always useful for many different meals.

I made stuffed courgettes with tomatoes and cheese. Courgettes are so cheap now so I’ve made a few dishes with them. I’m also growing my own and have harvested some of them.

Here is a colourful tagliatelle with an oat cream sauce.

This is a pineapple milkshake. I loved that flavour as a child. I made this one with oat milk.

More pineapple in shape of pineapple salsa. It’s so good with tacos.

My curveball this month is a blimp that just flew past our house this morning.

As always, I’m sharing this post with Sherry from Sherry’s Pickings blog, as she is hosting the In My Kitchen event.

Have a nice weekend all!

Your VegHog


31 July 2021

Homemade pita bread

I have never made pita myself before, but I got a little bit tired of the hardish supermarket pitas that seemed to be the only ones that I could find here. I explored some recipes online and found this easy homemade pita bread recipe by The Mediterranean dish. It was a good recipe to follow and I think that my results were alright in the end. It made eight pitas and the dough also keeps in the fridge for a few days, if you don't want to make all of them at once. I would like to try making pita bread again in case the method can be improved, but it was a good start. I made my pitas pan-fried this time, as it was too hot to put the oven on.

The first pita dish was pan-fried pita with homemade butterbean hummus and veggies.

And the second was a topped heart-shaped pita with hummus, veggies and feta.

What is your favourite way of eating pitas? Have a nice weekend!

Your VegHog