17 December 2021

Merry Christmas!


I wish you all a very merry Christmas! May all your wishes come true. Eat some good food and above all, stay safe! 

Your VegHog

5 December 2021

In My Kitchen in December

I hope that you are all slowly getting into some festive spirit! I love this time of the year when all the lovely lights and trees go up. This year I’m a bit behind with my preparations though. I have some lights and decorations up, but I need to get the presents and send them to those who I won’t be able to see this year (again). But first of all, here are some notes about what’s been going on in my kitchen lately. 

These pine cone shaped croquettes were just too cute not to buy. I had them with vegan chicken and mushrooms. I bought the vegan chickenless chicken on our recent visit to Sweden. Pomegranate has also made it to my kitchen now that the festive season approaches. 

Do you have an advent calendar? I got a few for me and my family: Cheese (mine), liquorice pipe (my partner’s), tea (my mum’s) and chocolate (sharing with partner).

I’ve been enjoying a lot of gløgg, aka mulled wine, as it has been fairly chilly here.

We have a new bakery nearby and they make just amazing sour dough bread. I made grilled cheese sandwiches with caramelised onions with this one. And they also have great croissants. I had to make a savoury croissant with tomatoes and cheese.

I made a Finnish classic Karjalanpiirakka, Karelian pies. They are small open pies with savoury rice pudding filling in a crispy rye bread crust. I love them!

Here is a good reason to visit Sweden: a chunky vegan sausage by Peas of Heaven. I really hope that this will soon be available in Denmark also. I made another classic Finnish working class dish, cheesy oven sausage with it.

I tried making Irish boxty, which is a fried potato cake, with creamy mushroom sauce. I managed to get a really crispy and fully cooked boxty and the sauce was nice too.

Here is a vegetable patty with roast potatoes, braised fennel and onion gravy.

This is just a weekday meal with vegan sausage, fried potatoes and a pasta salad with animal-shaped pasta.

I love German Käsespätzle so I regularly make it. This time it was served with vegan Schnitzel and a salad.

This is a savoury Sunday brunch waffle.

Aren’t these colourful dried corn cobs just wonderful! Should I buy some? What would I make with them? I’m almost tempted to buy them and just have them as decoration in the kitchen.

My curveball this month is that we had snow here in Copenhagen this week! It is quite unusual these days especially so early in December, but of course it didn’t last long. This photo was not taken in my kitchen. It is the view from my office’s window.

As usual, I’m sharing this post with Sherry from Sherry’s Pickings, who is hosting the monthly In My Kitchen event.

Have a nice Sunday everyone!

Your VegHog

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