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Recipes: Vegetarian

Cauliflower rice

Originally posted in January 2013. Still immensely popular at our house! Have you eaten “cauliflower rice” before? Have you prepared it yourself? What’s your favourite cauliflower “rice” recipe? Kalyn wrote back in 2010 that she realised she’s late to the cauliflower rice party. Imagine being then three more years late to the “cauli rice” party!!! I had seen the blog …

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Braised Chinese leaves (Peking cabbage) in chicken stock

This was originally posted in November 2012. I’m reposting this as it seems like a perfect recipe to share to celebrate the Chinese New Year 🙂 What do you usually do with a Peking cabbage/Chinese leaves/Chinese celery cabbage/Napa cabbage (Brassica rapa subsp. pekinensis)? In Estonia you’ll most likely to encounter it chopped into small dice or thin ribbons and mixed …

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The 2-ingredient banana pancakes

First there were the 3-ingredient cookies, consisting of bananas, oats and raisins. Now we’re making 2-ingredient pancakes, consisting of bananas and eggs 🙂 I discovered the recipe in the summer, when it appeared on my friend Liina’s blog, and since then we’ve made them quite a few times – mostly when we have over-ripe bananas on the counter, or simply …

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Holiday cooking: browned sautéed cabbage

Photo by Juta Kübarsepp for Nami-Nami Christmas is just around the corner and I’m busy coordinating various festive dinners and other occasions. Good times, and I always feel a bit sad when all the feasts are finally over. Well, there will be another Christmas in just a year, of course 🙂 One of the staples on Estonian Christmas table is …

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Holiday baking: Sliced Almond Christmas Cookies

From the recipe archives! It’s the time to bake various Christmas cookies again. While I’ll certainly be making and baking and decorating a batch of these favourite Estonian piparkoogid (“pepper cakes”), then this year I have another recipe in mind as well. These sliced Christmas cookies with almonds found their way into my heart in the midst of the summer …

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Sautéed Brussels sprouts with lemon, garlic and cheese

While I’m trying to decide what to do with the bag of lovely and fresh Brussels sprouts that I bought from my local Farmers Market, it’s time to post the first ever Brussels sprout recipe here on Nami-Nami. This on-the-hob method of preparing Brussels sprouts has been tested in our kitchen few times already, and it’s really quick and rather …

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Oven roasted cabbage steaks recipe

Sometimes you come across a great and simple recipe that appeals to you instantly. These roasted cabbage “steaks” caught my attention at a food bloggers’ Facebook chat few days ago, and I made the dish just hours after reading about it. I had made roasted cabbage slices with lemon from Kalyn’s Kitchen before, several times, actually, so I knew I’d …

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Apple crumble, the perfect autumn dessert

Recipe by Pille @ Nami-Nami. Above photo by Juta Kübarsepp for the November 2012 issue of Kodu ja Aed (“Home and Garden”, an Estonian monthly magazine. I’ve been their food writer since October 2012). As for the perfect autumn dessert, you cannot go wrong with a classic apple crumble. Surprisingly apple crumble – or crumbles in general – aren’t particularly well-known in …

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Roasted pumpkin soup with almonds and spicy dukkah oil a la Silvena Rowe

From the recipe archives, originally posted in October 2011. Totally worth making!!! PS Check the comments section – Silvena Rowe herself left a comment – how cool is that!? I spotted this soup recipe in Silvena Rowe‘s beautiful Orient Express: Fast food from the eastern Mediterranean, one of my recent cookbook acquisitions. I’ve been making various pumpkin soups and certainly wasn’t …

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Green smoothie recipe

Recipe by Pille @ Nami-Nami. Above photo by Juta Kübarsepp for the September 2013 issue of Kodu ja Aed (“Home and Garden”, an Estonian monthly magazine. I’ve been their food writer since October 2012) Here’s a recipe for a healthy and delicious pick-me-up smoothie for those days that kids have been driving you crazy, the to-do-list doesn’t seem to get any …

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