Home » Recipes: Vegetarian

Recipes: Vegetarian

It’s cinnamon bun day (kanelbullens dag)!

It’s Cinnamon Bun Day in Sweden today. Cinnamon Bun Day was established in 1999, or 17 years ago, when Swedish Home Baking Council (Hembakningsrådet) came up with the idea when looking for a way to celebrate their 40th anniversary. Many Swedes rush to their favourite bakery today and buy some kanelbullar – or bake their own. You’ll find a good …

Read More »

Lemony bread and butter pudding with custard and berries

It’s been a while since my last proper blog post, I know. It’s not that I’ve neglected my food-loving readers, I’ve just been focusing on my Estonian readers during the last months. Apologies 🙂 But here I am, attempting to start blogging again with this fun take on bread and butter pudding. Why bread and butter pudding? We were sorting …

Read More »

It’s not Pancake Day, it’s Shrove Tuesday cream bun day soon ;)

Photo by Juta Kübarsepp for the March 2014 issue of Kodu ja Aed magazine.  It’s time for semlor or lenten cream buns again soon – February 9th, to be precise. Remember, instead of pancakes, in Estonia and other Nordic countries cream-filled buns are eaten (semlor in Swedish, vastlakuklid in Estonian, laskiaispulla in Finnish). I’ve got three different recipes here on …

Read More »

Sautéed garlic scapes with tomatoes

Are you familiar with garlic scapes? I’ve actually mentioned them here on my blog, Nami-Nami, just over ten years ago (YES, NAMI-NAMI BLOG QUIETLY CELEBRATED ITS 10 BLOG ANNIVERSARY IN MID-JUNE) –  when I was still living in Edinburgh. I used to go to the fabulous Edinburgh Farmers Market every weekend, and it’s there that I first encountered those spindly …

Read More »

Badrijani nigvzit – Georgian aubergine rolls with walnut filling

Badrijani is the Georgian rolled eggplant dish we’ve been missing our whole life, wrote Lucky Peach on its Facebook page yesterday. I don’t really know about rolled eggplant/rolled aubergine dishes in particular, but as far as eggplant dishes in general go, Georgian rolled aubergines are pretty wonderful. They’re pictured on the top left corner above. My recipe is pretty minimalist, …

Read More »

Recipe for a Latvian Beet and Bean Salad (Pupiņu un Biešu Salāti)

A few years ago Saveur, the American food magazine, featured some Latvian recipes (Latvians, remember, are our Southern neighbours). Among them was a recipe for beet and bean salad, Pupiņu un Biešu Salāti, that caught my attention. I love beetroot, and cook and eat various beetroot salads quite frequently. Some of my favourite beet salad recipes have been featured here on Nami-Nami …

Read More »

Holiday baking: Carrot cake cookies recipe

Time to start preparing for the Christmas holidays and I offer you a lovely cookie recipe! Although we’ll be mostly eating piparkoogid aka gingerbread cookies here in Estonia, these slightly chewy carrot cake cookies would do just as well. For over two years now I’ve been contributing recipes for one of the biggest home and gardening magazines here in Estonia, …

Read More »

Home-made granola recipe

This was originally posed in January 2009. I’m reposting this with new photos.  I’m not sure why it took me so long to make my own granola to sprinkle on yogurt for breakfast, considering how incredibly easy it is! The recipe below is a mixture of various ideas, and it’s pretty simple. I’m especially fond of the addition of malt …

Read More »

ApfelSTROHdel – a hot apple toddy with Austrian Stroh rum

I’ve been testing various recipes using the spiced Austrian rum, Stroh, and this autumn/winter drink was quite popular. The ApfelSTROHdel recipe is adapted from the Stroh’s website (see here), and it’s a witty play of words – think of the famous Viennese apple strudel or Apfelstrudel.  I’ve still got some Stroh left, I’ll be making this again and again. The …

Read More »

Swiss Chard Gratin with Cheese

Recipe by Pille @ Nami-Nami. All photos by Juta Kübarsepp for the September 2014 issue of Kodu ja Aed (“Home and Garden”), an Estonian monthly magazine. I’ve been their food writer since October 2012.  There’s this wonderful cauliflower cheese recipe that I make pretty regularly, as it’s super easy, quick, tasty and flavoursome. It’s also gluten-free and low-carb, and I always have some cheese and mustard and cream in …

Read More »