roast vege quinoa salad

Roast Vege Quinoa Salad

This is a very easy, quick and delicious salad. A little bit the flavour profile of a ratatouille but without the tomato and instead of being stewy, the veges are caramellised on the outside and goey on the inside. There are only a couple of tricks to it: Roast in a hot oven to avoid […]

Luumukisseli / Prune Soup

Commonly in Finland you may be served ‘kisseli’ for desert. I’m not sure what might be a very good translation for that. I’ve seen ‘fool’ but I don’t really know what that is. To me they’re like fruit soups, typically thickened with starch (usually potato flour). These can be made from basically anything. I’ve probably […]

Rice Porridge

Rice porridge is a very traditional thing to have at Christmas up North. Or actually any time during the winter but especially at Christmas. It’s super easy, it just takes a little bit of time. 200ml porridge rice (i.e. starchy rice like risotto rice) 100ml water 2T butter a pinch of salt 1L milk Place […]

Grainfree Banana Pancakes

On the same theme as the last post, here’s another super simple and yet awesome recipe. However, this one is even simpler. What could be simpler than 3 ingredients and 10mins? 2 ingredients and 10 mins :) This recipe did the rounds in Finland a year ago or something. Again it feels like it has […]

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Passionfruit Posset

This is one of the simplest desserts you can make. And it’s awesome. And that’s pretty awesome for me, as I can’t say I’m overly blessed with free time at the moment (young child to look after and all). Feels like it’s some kind of trick to be honest. 3 ingredients and 10 minutes and […]

Zucchini, Feta, Lemon and Herb Quinoa

Quinoa is basically couscous for celiacs, so in that sense it’s pretty versatile – it’s more about what you put with it than the quinoa itself. This is just a just a decent starting point: It could be changed up in many different ways, or swapped around depending on what you have available. Having said […]

Grainfree Chocolate and Pecan Cookies

Grainfree Chocolate and Pecan Cookies

These are quite wicked, quick, tasty and completely grain-free. Snappy and crisp on the outside and chewy in the middle. And quick and easy to make. 150g chocolate 175g chopped pecans (1.5C) 400g icing sugar (3C) 65g (3/4C) cocoa powder a pinch of salt (1/4t) the whites of four eggs Preheat your oven to 220C. […]

Christmas Date Cake – Taatelikakku

It’s traditional to have a date cake at Christmas time in Finland. This works really well as a glutenfree cake as, the date fibers do a good job of holding the cake together and combating the usual glutenfree ‘crumbliness’. And they also add an awesome natural, caramel flavour. What follows here is pretty much a […]

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Berry Quark / Marjarahka

There’s this stuff called ‘rahka’ in Finland (generally translated as ‘quark’). Which I haven’t really seen outside of Scandy, but I’ll include this recipe here anyway as it’s ridiculously easy and really good :) It’s some kind of dairy product, like thick yoghurt. I guess you could get near enough to this though by using […]

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Blueberry Pie

Summertime in Finland = lovely fresh berries. Having said that, you can make this equally well with frozen blueberries in the middle of winter. The pastry here is more like a cheesecake base than a traditional pastry. But to be honest even with the help of gluten I could never really figure out pastry and […]