12 Apr 2024
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Community Expat Cookbook

Wintry Treat: Yuletide Lamb Shanks

Drawing inspiration from the Christmas focus on the birth of the Lamb of God as Saviour to the world – an act remembered by believers with the Lord’s Supper, this hearty recipe of luxurious layers of flavour crafts together ingredients symbolic of these traditions with culinary influences rooted in different continents – the perfect yuletide […]

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Summer Party Treat: Spicy Chicken Arancini

Marrying a love for Chinese fried rice with the Italian passion for turning left over risotto into yummylicious arancini minus the worry of deep-frying induced heart burn yields a refreshingly different finger food that hits all the right aromatic and taste bud tingling notes… …Perfect for summer partying in Stockholm!   Ingredients: ½ cup arborio […]

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Expat Cookbook Lifestyle

Valentine’s Day Treat: Berries, Peaches & Coconut Sago Pudding

  Pamper the love of your life by indulging in this exotic refreshing dessert after a relaxing sauna at a couple’s spa in the heart of Stockholm this 14th February…  an impressive way to top off a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner date!   Ingredients: 40 g dried sago* pearls 200 ml coconut milk 2 tsp […]

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Xmas Treat: Cheesy Lobster with Herb & Peppercorn Butter

Lobster is often the star attraction in seafood extravaganzas partaken on Christmas Eve in Southern Italy, thanks to its Roman Catholic tradition of abstaining from meat on holy days. As France’s culinary high point, its time-honored Réveillon on the commemorative night before Jesus’ birth has grown more opulent and luxurious over the years, making serving […]

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Thanksgiving Treat: XO Cognac Chicken Stew

A tradition celebrated in the United States of America, the initial Thanksgiving was held for the English Pilgrims’ successful first corn harvest in November 1621. As it stemmed solely from the Native Americans’ initiative in freely teaching them this cultivation technique, then Governor William Bradford organized the three-day harvest celebration as a big thank you. […]

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Expat Cookbook: Hot Sweet & Sour Corn & Seafood Broth

As the magical spell of autumn falls on us, there is nothing more comforting then spending a Saturday afternoon leisurely brewing up a luscious soup that does more than fill the demanding belly and warms you to your ever dainty toes… … a broth that draws from the bountiful seas surrounding Scandinavia, the produce ever […]

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Expat Cookbook: Pan Seared Barramundi with Light New Asian Jus

While pan seared fish fillets are indisputably delicious with just lashings of tangy juice from freshly harvested lemons or with scrumptiously sumptuous wine cream sauces, the sun-kissed months of summer insist their lengthy warmer days are celebrated with servings of ocean harvest every so generously drizzled with a refreshingly light jus decadently layered with simple […]

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Expat Cookbook: Mussels in Citrusy Passata

While the time-honored way of cooking mussels is the Belgians’ love of using white wine, some more contemporary takes have shifted towards substituting with tomatoes in all forms and consistencies, with a few throwing in the chilli for the Asian influence. My happy marriage of these sources of inspiration gives a deeply flavoursome tangy broth […]

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Easter Treat: Persian Lamb Meatball Stew

Easter is a time Swedes reveal the agrarian strain raised on meat and turnips running through their secular self-image: often celebrating the festive occasion in the countryside by including a traditional dinner of roast lamb with potato gratin and asparagus, or some other suitable side dish. Yet the custom of eating lamb over Easter around […]

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Expat Cookbook: Banana Crepes with Berry Caramel Jus

When I wish to convey how much I cherish my husband, I whip up a breakfast that satisfies his fondness for crepes and bananas; generously lacing the dish with a loving touch of my own culinary magic – an extra special silky smooth berry caramel jus made even more decadent with lavish sprinklings of crunchy […]

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