Posts Tagged ‘Soup’

first encounter: hokkaido pumpkin

Pretty name, pretty color, pretty tasteful!

Today I tried hokkaido pumpkin for the very first time. Walking past it in the supermarket for the past three months, I decided yesterday that one of those little fellows had to come home with me. Good decision!

I made a soup from it – spicy and creamy. Perfect on a cold winter day!


Pumpkin-potato soup

1 hokkaido pumpin

6 small potatoes

2 medium onions

2 cloves garlic

2 tsp curry powder

1 tbsp olive oil

1 tsp Herbamare Original

32 oz (1 l) water

chili powder, salt and pepper to taste

Cut potatoes and pumpkin in cubes, chop onions and garlic. Add oil, curry, onions and garlic to a pan and sauté for 5 minutes. Add potatoes and pumpkin. Fill up with bouillon until vegetables are covered. Let simmer for about 30 minutes or until vegetables are fully cooked. Blend in a food processor or use a hand blender. Add chili powder, salt and pepper to taste. Top it off with some roasted pumpkin seeds and enjoy the soup with a toasted slice of whole grain bread. Serves 4.


dinner time

My food post, finally! I’m very excited to show you all the things we’ve had for dinner the past week (I’ll skip Monday as we only had hangover pizza, bad pizza, bad!). Hope you’ll enjoy!

Meatballs with potato salad20 minutes – Tuesday: Meat balls with spring onions and a potato salad with cucumber, radish and green pesto dressing.

RoastbeefWednesday’s surprise: This week neither MOrten nor I surprised one another. It was Morten’s dad Ole who invited us over and served roast beef, potatoes and fried onions for us.

Almost MoussakaTomato – Thursday: We had a dish called ‘Almost Moussaka’. Zucchini with ground beef, tomatoes, homegrown thyme, lots of garlic and feta cheese.

Brazilian Salmon StewFriday’s Fish: This amazing recipe I found on Simply Recipes, a food blog I just recently discovered. Nicely cumin-marinated salmon with tomatoes, onion, bell pepper and coconut milk served on brown rice.

Mac & CheeseS.O.B. BurgerYummy/Deluxe Saturday: On our date, I had Mac & Cheese and Morten had an S.O.B. burger. It was fun eating at Hard Rock Café!

Broccoli Cauliflower SoupSoup – Sunday: We ended that delicious week with a broccoli-cauliflower soup.

Well, I hope you all followed Sam’s advise on eating before reading ;-)

If you have any question regarding e.g. recipes, I would be happy to answer them!

honey, what’s for dinner?

You might have noticed that there have been quite some food posts lately. Reason for that is our very grown up decision to eat after a dinner plan (so we wouldn’t end up eating pizza every night; bad pizza, bad!). When sitting together and planning we considered all the recommendations by the MInistery of Health, such as eat fish twice a week, eat a variety of vegetables and so on. We decided to have certain groups of food on certain days, e.g. fish on Mondays and Fridays. When saying ‘fish on Fridays’, I could see Morten’s eyes light up. He had a mission:

To find an adjektiv or noun for every day. And it had to start with the same letter as that day.  Oh, what fun that was. That’s what we ended up with (please notice that our plan is in Danish, so it doesn’t neccessarly meet the requirements when translated into English):

Ocean – Monday (mer – mandag): We’ll eat fish or shellfish.

Twenty minutes – Tuesday: We’ll have a dish that takes no more than 20 minutes to prepare.

Wednesday’s surprise (onsdags overraskelse): I’ll surprise Morten with a dish and every 4th week he has to surprise me.

Tomato – Thursday: Anything’s allowed, if only it contains tomato.

Friday’s fish: Guess what, we’ll have fish!

Yummy/deluxe –  Saturday (lækker luksus lørdag): Here’s where we can spend some more money on ingredients or maybe get an appetizer or a dessert or even go out for dinner.

Soup – Sunday: We love soups, here’s our chance.

I’m really excited about this project! I’ll probably give you a weekly summary on what’s been on our plates =)

Hope everyone’s having a lovely Tuesday!