Mango and Avocado Poke Bowl

I was lurking at the local supermarket one sunny summer day and saw this beautiful Salma fillet, which is a brand of really good quality salmon in Norway. I just had to have it! My mouth was watering at the thought of it. I went home and thought about how to best have this beautiful

Homemade Creamy Pesto

Pesto a la Genovese is a such a  famous sauce, mainly for its simplicity, is one I did not come to appreciate until well in my 20’s. I made an attempt to make Pesto Tagliatelle as a student late in my teens with the store bought kind and I frankly thought it to be horrible

Courgette fries with Chili aioli

Recently, I happened to have courgettes in the fridge for other purposes but the cravings for fries were too much and decided to do something about it.  I went for an alternative to normal potato fries, a bit healthier, less fat and more importantly improved flavour to compensate for the lack of it not being

Tangy Three Beans Salad

Start the week fresh with this super flavourful, fiber pack, three  beans salad, I guarantee you will not regret it. It is super simple to make, usually makes enough to have left overs and easy perfect as a main dish after an indulging weekend. Pair it with some Pita bread chips or make a simple

Ajiaco or Colombian chicken soup

This right here is by far my favourite Colombian dish. The Amazing Ajiaco Santafereño, which, as its name tells us comes from Santa fe de Bogotá.  It is one of the city’s staple dishes. However, as much as I love it, I had never tried to make it, until this year! This year after Christmas,

Torta de tres leches / Colombian 3 milk cake

Because who likes dry cake! This dessert is deliciously sweet and moist and often spiked with some rum. The basic idea behind this dessert is: take your regular sponge cake and cover/drown it with a condensed milk, evaporated milk and whole milk mixture and then cover with a merengue/whipped cream mix refrigerate for a few

Blue Cheese Dip

I looooove cheese, just adore it. Quite strange given in Colombia you don’t find many different types of cheese easily and the standard is usually very fresh cheese. But once I crossed the pond and found out just how many different types of cheese you can find I fell REALLY in love. Nonetheless, blue cheese

Crunchy Peanut Butter Cookies

I’ve been baking cookies since I was a child, I’ve baked many different types but never Peanut Butter, I don’t think I ever tried them until last year when I had a colleague who would bake every Sunday and bring to work all sort of amazing goodies on Monday.  The tastiest thing we ever got

Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce

Everytime I have a burning desire to be back in Bali soaking up the sun and amazing vibes, I whip up this fabulous Chicken Satay  recipe and dream of being back there. We were in Bali for 10 days and I kid you not, we had Chicken Satay at least 5 times. It became a

Homemade Granola

I just love making this Granola. It’s an adapted version of Nigella’s Granola but with A LOT less added sugars and basically every type of nut and seeds I have in my pantry. The real key here is adding the apple sauce and the spices which give this granola an amazing richness in flavour and

Carrot cake owl cupcakes 

For my sons 2nd birthday we had a nice party with his pre-school friends, as you can guess my LO’s favourite teddy and animal at that time was an Owl. Feeding small children is always tricky, you have allergies, special diets and picky eating children, So this carrot cake is perfect, gives the parents some

Fresh Mango Salsa

After living in several countries, I have become a patchwork of traditions and customs from all over, specially so in my cooking. I love making Spanish tapas, bolinhos de bacalhou or having Norwegian taco Fridays. In the Norwegian version of tacos you would add a myriad of condiments and ingredients, but after having tacos every

American Lumberjack Breakfast 

Lumberjack breakfast, a staple of Diners in the USA, also know as my SO’s favourite breakfast, is a favourite in our home.  I have made some adjustments our allergies are taken into account, but the spirit of the dish is the same: Pancakes in our case (banana pancakes) they have to stack considerably, so at

Lemon cheesecake with strawberry sauce

This lemon cheesecake is one of the desserts I have been making since I was a teen, all my girlfriends would basically pool around the cheesecake with a spoon and well, that would be the  end of that cheesecake. Such sweet memories, even now it’s a family favourite and always present at any formal dinner.

Sweet potato, apple, coconut and chicken curry soup

At home we just LOVE this soup, it has so much flavour and a just enough kick from the curry paste to keep it interesting; which mixed with the tang of the lemon juice makes for a really nice dinner experience. It is super filling and in my opinon perfect for those night you want

Moussaka

 I just love Moussaka! I had never really eaten it or been aware of the magnificence  of this dish until I started travelling to Cyprus and Greece often. It seems like everyone has their special way to make the dish and even in every restaurant they have their own way of writing the name in

Carne en salsa roja / Meat in red sauce

Carne en salsa roja served with coconut rice and patacones is hands down one of my favourite meals. I like to think of it as a Colombian dish but actually as far as I know it is a family speciality and without a doubt what my mom makes whenever I come to visit, or my go-to dish