Author Archives: Heikki

Potato Chickpea Soup

This was a quick dinner that we weren’t planning to blog about, but it turned out so great we wanted to share the recipe. I had some vegetable stock I had made a few days before in our pressure cooker, which definitely added to the yumminess, but I’m sure this will work well with store-bought […]

Kering Tempe

I still remember my first time eating tempeh. Ten years ago I was in Yogyakarta, in a small family restaurant with a friend of mine. We had heard of tempeh, and when the waitress told us it was available, we jumped at the chance of trying some. I immediately fell in love with its complex […]

Beet Kimchi

I have a love-hate relationship with pickled vegetables. I absolutely love pickles when they’ve been made by fermenting in brine, but I can’t bring myself to like pickles that have been preserved with vinegar. For example, when I was a kid in school, we’d often have slices of pickled beet as part of our school […]

Spicy Rutabaga Fava Bean Soup

This soup has typical Finnish fall produce and North African spices. We thought that the earthy and sweet rutabaga combined really well with the rich and complex flavors of ras-el-hanout, the fava beans providing a mild backdrop to it all. Our soup’s enchanting fragrance complemented its taste in an elegant manner. Soup ingredients: olive oil […]

Dried Apple Rings

The apple season has been fabulous in Finland this year. We’ve gotten a lot of apples from my mum’s garden, and we’ve used them in many different dishes: Fall Fruit Crisp from the Joy of Vegan Baking, Apple Cake, Chocolate Squares with Apples and Oranges, and Anni has also used them in apple sauce and […]