One of the things I love about Christmas is picking out a Christmas Calendar for each of my kids. If I’m lucky, I’ll get one myself. I’ve picked out 12 different calendars this year – I wouldn’t mind getting one of them.
I’m the kind of person who would rather have a tiny piece of good chocolate than a bag of candy. The same goes for coffee – I don’t drink coffee every day at all, but when I do drink it (mostly on the weekends, I want something special. I try to teach my kids this as well. Therefore, my daughter picked a liquorice calendar two years in a row a few years back. With the little guy, it’s a bit more tricky. But like my daughter, I’m sure he’ll come around eventually. Though, she’s always been curious about different food.
This year, I’ve picked out a little bit of everything for inspiration. Underneath you’ll find dark chocolate, cosmetics, caramels, wine gums, coffee and more. I hope you find one to make those December days just a bit more cozy.
#1 Box of Wonders from bareminirals via Matas
#2 Christmas Calendar 2017 from Blocheriet
#3 Liquorice Christmas Calendar from Johan Bülow
#4 Caramel Christmas Calendar from Karamelleriet via eGastro
#5 Kiehl’s Christmas Calendar found via Magasin – but I guess it’s sold out now
#6 Chocolate Christmas Calendar from Magasin
#7 Gold Christmas Calendar from Simply Chocolate
#8 Coffee Christmas Calendar from Magasin
#9 Adult Christmas Calendar from Summerbird
#10 Wine Gum Christmas Calendar from Wally and Wihz
#11 Xocolatl Christmas Calendar via Magasin
#12 Kids Christmas Calendar from Aalborg Chokoladen
I don’t know about you, but I’m in the mood for some comfort food. I haven’t done a food post in quite a while, so now it’s time to have a look at some wonderful dishes for late fall and the winter season.
Fall and winter are my favourite time of the year. I love how everything turns red and orange outside. I also love cooking comfort food this time of the year. Nothing like enjoying some family time surrounded by the smell of delicious food in the making in the entire home.
Want to make some of the dishes yourself, take a look at these links and get cooking:
#1 Thai Butternut Squash Red Curry
#2 Crispy Sweet Potato Fries with Avocado Coriander Dip
#3 Winter Buddha Bowl
#4 Roasted Vegetable Salad with Garlic Dressing
#5 Butternut Squash and Spinach Lasagna
#6 Baked Gnocchi with Cream, Mushrooms and Blue Cheese Sauce
#7 Smoky Eggplant, Lamb Sausage and Potato Pizza
#8 Roasted Chicken with Thyme and Hasselback Potatoes
#9 Loaded Mac & Cheese
Well, hello all you lovely foodies out there. Vacation time is here. I cannot wait – so lets get this party started with some food inspiration. The list is long, and some of the dishes on the list are oldies but still goodies. I can’t wait to try out new ones and watch while my kids help in the kitchen. They sure love it. My daughter even went to a cooking summer school this past week, and she’s even more excited about cooking after that.
I’ve decided to split this post up into two posts – maybe even three – this first one will focus on things to cook for dinner, then I’ll write one about breakfast dishes as well, and of course – no summer food posts without desserts and ice cream. So I hope you’ll enjoy it.
Have a wonderful foodie summer!
Where to find the recipes:
Roasted veggie pitas with avocado dip
Delicious mini snacks on bread
Grilled sweet potatos with mint
Bacon wrapped grilled peaches with balsamic glaze
Strawberry Avocado Spinach salad with poppyseed dressing
These gorgeous looking chickpea pizzas (it’s in Danish)
Creamy potato stacks with garlic, thyme and parmesan
Green lachuch with a fried egg, herbs and cheese
A mix of everything good just like this picture
I’ve been so busy lately. I recently started a new job, and I’ve been tired when I got home at night. So blogging was the last thing, I wanted to add to my daily work. But I really missed this place, and I’ll try and stop by a few times a week from now on.
Today, I want to share 5 dishes with you guys. This time it’s the breakfast edition, because I’m trying to be more creative, when it comes to this meal. I’ve selected the five dishes because I liked the ingredients, the look of it, and because it’s something that I would love to eat myself for breakfast.
I hope you get inspired to try out one or maybe even more of these dishes. Enjoy <3
1. Smoothie Bowl
2. Overnight coconut buckwheat porridge
3. Chunky Pistachio Pesto + Avocado Toast
4. Pink Sunrise Breakfast Smoothie
5. Overnight oats with strawberries
Cooking is on my list of things I want to do even more. A few years back I stopped doing some of the things I really loved doing. I really missed it, and I missed that creative part of me. Fortunately, I got back on track, and now I try to do things I love (just for me) every day.
I’ve been thinking about a theme for each month (like a do more of xxx that’ll make you happier kind of theme) – something that will keep me focused, and I get the chance to explore the theme even more. I’ll give it some more thought, but if I do decide to do it, I’ll let you know.
But lately, I’m beginning to cook more again. I’ve been collecting recipes since I was a kid. And now I’m cooking and baking again – and I’m really enjoying myself while doing it.
I’ve made a list of 5 dishes that I would love to try:
1. Chickpea shawarma sandvich
2. Roasted veggie pitas with avocado dip
3. Green chickpea & chicken cocunut curry
4. Rainbow power salad with roasted chickpeas
5. Garlicky kale salad with crispy chickpeas
I didn’t plan it, but when I looked through my list of dishes, I somehow craved chickpeas, and all I could think about while looking through them was how delicious all the dishes with chickpeas looked. Next time, I’ll be sure to pick a variety of dishes. But I do hope, you like chickpeas just a little bit.
Have a lovely day <3
This year I’ve only got one craving for Easter. I would love one Black Birdhouse from Johan Bülow, please. I simply love love love the Dulce de Leche Choc Coated Liquorice bites. And if not for me, then I’m pretty sure my daughter will ask me numerous time, if she can have a Birdhouse for Easter. Needless to say, we’re a liquorice loving family – but we’re also very picky about which kind we enjoy. So dear Easter Bunny, I hope you’re reading this…
Images: Lakrids by Johan Bülow