During weekdays I often browse through possible breakfast and brunch foods to cook in the weekends. I was not familiar with Israeli brunch food shakshuka until I bumped into this and this recipe. The pictures were so beautiful that even though I was doubtful about tomato sauce combined with eggs I wanted to give it a try. And yes it worked. I think eggs are always a must at brunch, in form or...
Green Asparagus and Broccoli Pizza
I think for starters I should admit something. I did not succeed in my cleansing diet of just green and superfood that I last blogged of. I feel kind of embarrassed about it, but on the other hand I realized something: for me food is primarily, and utterly, about enjoyment. When I had raw spinach, broccoli and arugula for dinner, without salt, just a splash of olive oil, I didn’t enjoy...
Say Green for Good
Today I’m not gonna write a recipe post. I’m gonna write about the color green! And a little bit of the expensiveness of food in Finland. My friend has been updating detox statuses on Facebook lately. It has seemed like a great thing, so it made me think about myself and my eating habits too. Last night I was already in bed when it hit me: I love greasy, sugary food a little bit...
Eggs Benedict with Asparagus
Eggs Benedict, or Oscar Benedict, or my own version between those two. Good morning, it’s Easter Saturday! And only for celebrating the four-days holiday I decided to prepare a nice home brunch. Last night I made a dinner for me and S, the main course being Finnish whitefish and mashed potatoes with white wine sauce. The result was rather disappointing, I will tell you later about it. So...
Pasha, Russian Easter Dessert
First of all, let me start with my amusement caused by the fact that in English the traditional Russian Easter dessert I’m going to present here is called pashka. Now there’s a reason I am going to use the Finnish (& original Russian) name pasha for this delicious dessert, as the English one doesn’t really make justice to it. Why? Because in Finnish pashka means something...
I used to be a big fan of breakfasts. Actually, I still am but these days I’m rarely putting effort on cooking them. When we lived in our previous home it was a weekly tradition to cook in the mornings, try different things and new recipes. Now we mostly spend our mornings grabbing something from the fridge, reading news and browsing social media sites before getting into the things to do...
Chocolate and Guinness Cake Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all the Irish – and all of us that just want to celebrate for no reason! I’m one of them, as w edo not celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Finland. But that is a perfect excuse to bake something and have a beer. Or even better, to bake something with beer. This recipe is both super simple, and SUPER delicious. It was first introduced to me by a...
Chorizo, Savoy Cabbage and White Bean Soup
Hi all! I think every time I update my blog I am having a flu. This goes for today as well. Me and S made a trip to Madrid this week, I caught cold on the second day of it, and the rest of the stay I operated more or less with ibuprofen and paracetamol. We returned home two days ago and S was already sick when we flew back to Helsinki. Today I got a diagnosis of influenza, which I heard might...
Blueberry and Mascarpone Tartlets In my last post about a week ago I told you we’re going to put up a small project of food videos (perhaps some other videos too in the future, who knows) but the first part of the series came out quicker than we thought ourselves. So here it is, our first EVER video about food. We’re so proud of it, as neither of us had worked on a similar thing...
Sometimes all it takes is a cup of tea A bit of what’s coming in the near future. We are starting to produce videos for About the Soufflé - for the love of food and other simple things in life. We hope you enjoy the upcoming things as much as we enjoy doing them! Noora & Sérgio
Breakfast Granola with Mixed Fruit and Nuts
Last summer I lived in a flat that one girl had sublet for me for three months. While leaving the apartment into my good care she also left some of her things there. One of them being a big jar of homemade granola. It was my first touch to this delicious breakfast treat, the American muesli as I call it. Actually, I couldn’t help but secretly have some of that delicious but simple granola....
Creamy Cauliflower Soup and Basil Oil
Since last autumn I have felt a need to start eating lighter meals and less calories. I have always had a tooth for food that could perhaps contain a little less cream, cheese, sugar and chocolate. I think lately as I passed the border of 30 years I have also started to notice my eating in my body. Not anymore I can simply eat what I want and not think of the consequences. Actually, I’ve...
Apple & Cinnamon Pancakes
Hello dear friends, fellow home cooks, food lovers and everyone else! I am so deeply sorry to have kept the blog in silence for almost 6 months now. Oh I cannot believe it was actually so long! But now we’re back online, back in cooking and sharing the best recipes with you. So many things have happened during the silent period: we have moved (still living in Helsinki) and we both, me and...
Mediterranean Turkey Burgers with Halloumi Cheese...
Thank you thank you thank you everyone of you who still has kept reading and liking my posts, even I am nowadays updating new stuff so rarely! Your feedback is super important, so please stay tuned in future too. As you might guess, the reason I haven’t been actively posting these days is that I’ve been….WORKING! I love my work, it’s not that, but I seriously...
totallynotevenablog asked: That game is called Hangman in England, and that tart looked amazing!
Chocolate Truffle Tart
A while ago in my post I told you about a Monday morning when I woke up as usual, followed my morning routines, and then realized I’m having a free day from work! While I went back to bed me and S talked about the day that was starting, and he draw me a riddle. I’m not sure how this is called in English, but in Finnish as well as in Portuguese that particular word riddle is called...
Baked Apple and Pecan French Toast Casserole
I used to be eager to try new things for breakfast every weekend possible. Great sides of student life! As I started to work I’ve grown lazier and lazier, and rather spend my late mornings sleeping than preparing luxurious brekkies to S and myself. While browsing through the memory card of my camera I came across with this breakfast dish I prepared already some months ago. It was a...
Hi all! I can’t believe I’ve stayed away for so long! I mean, I’ve been around all the time, just not updating the blog. Just one word of explanation: work. But now as I’m back I don’t wanna waste time in writing something that might not interest you, like the weather conditions in Finland (awful) or my work (tough) or other things not concerning food. So straight...
African Sweet Potato, Peanut and White Bean Soup
Today I woke up early, as normally, did my morning routines, took a shower, brushed my teeth, made and drank coffee, did some pinteresting and browsed the news online. I was about to leave home when I started to check my shifts, in order to be sure I had the morning shift. The amazement was huge when the list said “free”! I had to call my colleagues at the office and ask them to...
Red Chard, Cheddar & Lemon Quiche
Last night my friends arranged a wonderful cocktail party at their place. All the guests were dressed up in their best outfits, there was a wide range of drinks, and what’s the best, a wide range of lovely cocktail bites. I still don’t know how many days my friend has used in preparing all that, but I assume MANY. The best things I got to taste there was a cracker with apricot and...
Baked Buffalo Chicken Taquitos
Something that I was earlier totally unfamiliar with, is buffalo sauce. I started to see it in so many websites and blogs, in so many recipes that I had to find out what it was. As I’ve understood, buffalo sauce is a quite American thing. It’s like hot sauce, with a big splash of vinegar. It should also have a flavor of butter in it. You can prepare your own buffalo sauce, but I...
Beetroot Risotto with Chèvre Mousse
First of all, thanks so much everyone for your comments on my posts! Today I prepared my second favorite noodles (after pad thai) for dinner, and found a comment in the recipe. This kind of advising and giving ideas and hints is so important when learning more about food and cooking (or about anything, generally). So please give more feedback and also share your recipes with me! Yesterday at...
Spanish Tortilla with Aioli
Happy mid-summer everyone! I don’t know how many of you celebrate mid-summer, but here in the North, I guess at least in Sweden alongside of Finland, it’s a big fest. It’s three days of relaxing, fleeing from cities and spending time at the summer cottage, enjoying the nightless night when the sun doesn’t go down at all, drinking beer and grilling sausages. I just read...
Individual Rhubarb and Oatmeal Crumble
I’m slowly getting a bit better. I am already able to cook! At least in small portions. I’m not super tired all the time and I have high hopes that tomorrow I’ll be ok at work. I really cannot be absent from work, as there’s a lot of stuff to do. Today I made two experiments in kitchen, actually. A productive day, I would say! For the breakfast we made Russian...
Goat Cheese and Caramelized Onion Tart
Hi all, and sorry for being silent for daaaayyyssss. I’ve been not only working a lot, but also been sick (like still) and spending the last couple of days in bed. That is so annoying, especially when you’d have so many things to do. Now I at least have the strength to write, before today my brain has just felt like a potato mash. A while ago I prepared zucchini and tomato galettes,...
Light Ricotta & Spinach Pasta Alfredo
An Italian friend of mine posted one day a link on Facebook, of 10 errors about Italian food and eating culture. That was very interesting and I assume many of those conceptions and beliefs come from the American-Italian habits and culture. One point on the list was Pasta Alfredo, which, the article said, is unknown to the Italians as a traditional dish. In other words, someone else than people...
Snickers Cheesecake Brownies
“You have the fattest recipes of all…and soon also the fattest friends.” That was my friends reaction to the brownies I baked yesterday. They were originally meant for my friend’s baby shower, but (surprisingly…) I was so tired after the week at work that I had to skip the party. So that meant, that all the brownies were for me and S to eat! That sounds like a...
I learned to like stroganoff when I was living in Brazil. Before that I had only associated this Russian meat stew to something very, very meaty (I don’t eat red meat myself) and something that takes a lot of time to prepare. Some sort of winter comfort food, just not for me. In Brazil all this changed however. I learned, that stroganoff doesn’t always need to be a) made of beef and...
South African Yellow Rice
I’m sorry that the following post will be shorter than normally. I love to share things about food with you, but I just came home from work (it’s 1AM) and I’m exhausted… But since I haven’t updated anything yesterday I felt the need to take a little time to write. Oh, I miss those times already, when I had all the time in the world to do whatever I want! But now,...
Creole Style Jambalaya
First time cooking in a new kitchen is always an experience, but my first time today went well. I’ve been so busy with all the work we haven’t eaten anything proper in a few days, so today after my day shift I finally could take time and relax in the kitchen. Indeed, cooking is often relaxing for me, especially when I can try something new. I find cooking foods I know by heart more...
Swiss Potato aka Rösti
Hi all! Sorry I’ve been absent from blogging lately. It’s been so busy there hasn’t been time for me to concentrate on writing in a while. We moved to Helsinki with S, had to arrange our things after moving in, I started a new job, had a big party for my 30th birthday (was a couple of weeks ago already, but as most of my friends live in Helsinki I only got to celebrate it...
Roasted Carrots and Shallots with Gremolata
Greetings from a train! These Finnish long-distance trains are nowadays so pleasant to travel in, as most of them have a free wi-fi to please internet addicts like myself. The trip between Jyväskylä and Helsinki takes about 3,5 hours, so there has been a lot of time for me to pin stuff on Pinterest, eh. I’m traveling with super heavy luggage, and could not take our camera with me (S will...
Pear, Gorgonzola and Pecan Pizza
Pizza! Who wouldn’t love it? During the past two decades pizza has basically became the favorite food of Finnish people. It’s for sure the most consumed fast-food and there is no small town in the middle of nowhere without a pizzeria. Most of the pizzas available cannot be called gourmet (no offense), but rather a quick, greasy hangover fulfillment. Even so, I prefer that to big...
Thai Salmon Salad with Yam Dressing
I think many people agree when I say that moving out from an apartment can be so nerve-wrecking. Today it’s been (again) so incredibly beautiful day that it would have felt like a waste to spend it indoors. That is because here up North you can never know if the summer lasts for three months, three weeks or three days. That’s why every day of warmth and sun should be embraced like it...
Parisian Potato Breakfast Omelette
Some months ago I took an objective to try new breakfast dish every weekend, as those days were the only ones we could spend a long time enjoying a breakfast together. I did that actively for some weeks, but then got lazy and the tradition ended before it even really started. One of my favorite Spanish foods is tortilla española, a potato omelette, that I have some times also had for breakfast...
Fresh Pea Soup
It’s officially the last day of this semester for me. On Monday I’m moving from the small student city of Jyväskylä to Helsinki. These last days are really busy for me, therefore this post today will be short. But this recipe will be great for you, who wants to prepare something simple (all my recipes seem to include the word simple, heh) and summery in the weekend. Just head to the...
Sweet Potato Hummus and Pita Bread
Hummus has been one of my favorite things to prepare for almost any occasion since I lived in Berlin for 8 months and got to eat a lot, and a lot of Lebanese food. Usually the chicken schawarmas and falafels in pita bread were accompanied by tahini sauce, but sometimes you were lucky to get some hummus too. Hummus is rich in flavor, in nutrition and childishly simple to prepare. You can dip...
Spaghetti with Asparagus & Spinach Pesto
Spring is slowly but surely turning into summer here up North! That’s such a great feeling, although I have to stay inside writing my thesis, AND I’m having allergic symptoms. But who cares, it’s summer! During the past days the temperature has raised to more than 20 C and yesterday me and S spent some time outside reading and writing. I’d love to sit on our back yard...
Oreo Cookie Pops
Who can tell when doing pops became trendy? Cause I woke up to this hip thing only a few months ago, when a local magazine was telling that’s the “it” thing of the spring. And since then I’ve tried to find proper paper sticks from the nearby markets to try different kinds of cake and cookie pops. I still did not, but for the party last weekend I desperately wanted to try...
Layered Fudge Brownie, Chocolate & Peanut Butter...
In my post of zucchini & tomato galettes I gave a hint that I was preparing myself a birthday cake which, when successful, would be THE cake of the decade. Well now the birthday party is over, and I can proudly tell you, that it was THE SH*T. It must have been the best cake I have ever stuck my spoon into. It got so many compliments from my guests that I didn’t have time to count. In...
Birthday with Four Cheese Galettes with Zucchini &...
Happy Birthday to me!!! Today is the day, my 30th birthday, the reason of a smallish crisis that I’ve been struggling with for the past days. I mean, on the other hand it’s great to be 30! Most of my closest friends have already crossed that line. S also turned 30 earlier this year. It’s great! But on the other hand, should I have achieved certain things by now? I...
Gnocchi "Mac n' Cheese"
The summer, or at least a summerish weather, has arrived in Finland! Yay! Yesterday we had the warmest day so far, with 18 C and today the thermometer shows 19 C. Cloudy though, and they forecasted some storms. But who cares, it’s warm, it’s summer! Let’s get the bikinis out of the closets and have a bbq in a park! That actually is the thing foreigners living in...
Paneer aka Indian Homemade Cheese
Despite the fact that it’s usually almost impossible for me to walk after eating in an Indian/ Nepalese restaurant, I just love the food and could probably eat those heavy stuffs many times in a week. At the moment we live in a smaller city, which honestly doesn’t offer much of a variety what comes to ethnic restaurants (or actually any restaurants). Here’s one Indian, which is...
Crazy About Pad Thai
It’s pretty weird I still haven’t posted any Thai food recipe, even that is definitely (alongside of Italian) the kind of food we cook most at home. Especially Thai curries are our favorites, because they’re flavorous, they are extremely quick and simple to do, and they have a real kick in them. I have never been to Thailand myself, but learned to love their food here in...