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These Vegan Norwegian Cardamom Rolls Are Like Doughy Sunshine

These Vegan Norwegian Cardamom Rolls Are Like Doughy Sunshine

Around Easter and spring, my mind goes to foods that remind me of bright sunshine, and “solskinnsboller” definitely fits the season. Decadent, fluffy cardamom buns with a “sun” in the middle of vanilla custard,...
This Vegan Norwegian Pastry Is Stuffed With Dairy-Free Cream

This Vegan Norwegian Pastry Is Stuffed With Dairy-Free Cream

Fastelavn is celebrated the Sunday before Ash Wednesday and evolved from the Roman Catholic tradition of celebrating the days before Lent. Often referred to as the Nordic Halloween, children will dress up in costumes...
Vegan Green Soda Bread With a Secret Healthy Ingredient

Vegan Green Soda Bread With a Secret Healthy Ingredient

As a Norwegian, I’m a huge fan of bread, and love experimenting with different dough recipes. Although bread recipes are often similar, I love seeing how other cultures have different spins on their versions. With...
These Vegan Waffle Cookies Are Stuffed With Dairy-Free Ice Cream

Vegan Waffle Cookies With Wild Berry Dairy-Free Ice Cream

Krumkaker - cone shaped, waffle-like cookies with a pretty pattern - are very classic and popular in Norwegian cuisine, particularly around Christmas time. I would venture to say they're the most well known and...

Easy Norwegian Baked Vegan Cardamom Buns

I’m always experimenting with different recipes for cardamom buns, because well… I’m sorta obsessed with them.  I can’t think of anything equivalent in the baking world in any other country that is so simple,...
Vegan Butternut-Potato Cakes With Dairy-Free Lemon and Dill Yogurt Dipping Sauce

Vegan Butternut-Potato Cakes With Dairy-Free Lemon and Dill Yogurt Dipping Sauce

Being Norwegian, I’ll take any opportunity to cook with potatoes, as you cannot call yourself a proper Scandinavian without professing your love for this glorious vegetable in every way possible. In one of my favorite...
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Italian Winery ‘Querciabella’ Is Leading the Way in Organic Biodynamic Vegan Wine

Sebastiano Cossia Castiglioni is the owner and chairman of one of the most esteemed and forward-thinking wineries in Europe, Querciabella, located in the heart of Chianti Classico in Tuscany, Italy. Sebastiano has developed his...
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6 Tips for Pairing Wines with Vegan and Plant-Based Dishes

In the plant-based culinary world, we work with five food groups: fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, and healthy fats (nuts and seeds, avocados, olives, and others). As with animal-based dishes, more often than not,...