Recipes By Region

Vegan Rúgbrauð – Icelandic Rye Bread

Vegan Rúgbrauð – Icelandic Rye Bread

Today I’m bringing you the recipe for one of my favourite things from Iceland: Icelandic rye bread, called“rúgbrauð” or “hverabrauð“. A few years ago, I spent a summer working in Iceland and this particular bread was one of the things I missed dearly after returning to Sweden. […]

From Sweden with Love: Vegan Saffron Buns

From Sweden with Love: Vegan Saffron Buns

Swedish “fika” (n.) a social coffee break with one’s colleagues, friends, date or family, usually accompanied by sweet, baked goods. The concept of taking time out of your day to slow down and connect with some of the people close to you is one of […]

Raita – The Queen of Yoghurt Sauces

Raita – The Queen of Yoghurt Sauces

Raita – this delicious Indian sauce is traditionally based on yoghurt or curd and cucumber with a minty taste, the spices vary between recipes. It is basically a cooler, mintier version of its Greek brother tzatziki (No offense tzatziki, you’re pretty cool too). This refreshing […]

Hot Blackcurrant Juice

Hot Blackcurrant Juice

Ah, the Swedish winter months! It’s cold and snowy outside, so you snuggle up in your cozy IKEA-style apartment, drink tea and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere. That sounds lovely, but let me paint you a more realistic picture: It’s late November and it starts getting […]

Full Guide to Swedish Midsummer

Full Guide to Swedish Midsummer

Midsummer is just around the corner and celebrating it in style is one of the most inherently Swedish things you can do. We love this holiday over here and take it about as serious as Christmas. After all, the Swedish Midsummer marks the start of the […]

Pickled “Herring”

Pickled “Herring”

Pickled herring, called “sill” in Swedish, is a staple for both Midsummer and Christmas. There are various different types of pickled herring, some are named after the sauce, some after the region where they originated. I’m going to show you a basic recipe for pickled […]

Swedish “Gubbröra”

Swedish “Gubbröra”

You are looking at a Swedish classic here. The traditional “gubbröra” is a creamy egg salad with anchovies. The name is a bit funny, since it translates either into “Old Man’s Mess” or “Scrambled Old Men” (Swedish can be ambiguous like that). The name is […]

Homemade Falafel

Homemade Falafel

Swedish meatballs are a vital part of any Midsummer or Christmas buffet in Sweden, so chances are you’re looking for a replacement for your vegan holidays. There are a lot of different options to add meat(less) balls of course. Many supermarkets offer frozen or cooled […]

Gravad “Lax”

Gravad “Lax”

Gravad Lax or just Gravlax in short is the Swedish name for cured salmon. This is a famous Nordic classic which is often served on canapes or appetisers and with a mustard sauce. Originally, it was produced by burying salmon in the ground and letting […]

Stuffed Tomato Halves

Stuffed Tomato Halves

If you google Swedish Midsummer food and look at the pictures, you’ll notice that they all feature eggs or egg halves in some way. These are a bit tricky to substitute for a vegan buffet of course. There are a few ways to make egg-shaped […]