A delicious, easy and quick pasta dish that is perfect to put together on a weekday dinner. You will love the combination of garlic, basil, sun-dried tomatoes, spinach and mozzarella. Only made in 20 minutes!
YOU NEED: 4 port.
350 gram tortellini with cheese
olive oil and salt (add it to the water when you cook the pasta).
1 tbsp olive oil
1 1/2 dl sun dried tomatoes in oil in a jar, drained from oil (cut in pieces)
3 garlic cloves, sliced thin
A half bag with fresh spinach
4 dl half and half (cream and milk)
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp paprika pulver
125 gram standard ball of fresh mozzarella
10 fresh basil leaves, chopped
grated parmesan cheese, to serving
Cook the tortellini according to package, drain and set a side.
Heat sun-dried tomatoes and 1 tbsp of oil in a large skillet on medium heat, add the sliced garlic and cook for about a minute. Add fresh spinach and continue cooking and stirring on medium heat until spinach just starts to soften.
Add half and half, salt, paprika and bring to boil and then reduce to simmer.
Add the fresh basil and the cooked tortellini. Mix to coat and warm on medium low heat and then add the mozzarella cheese in pieces. Stir so it starts to melt a bit.
A perfect weekday dish, easy to prepare and yes it’s good! This is a typical Swedish dish “Pytt i panna”, it literally means mixed food in small pieces, as you can see. It’s quick to prepare, specially if you have some left overs of potatoes (boiled) or some protein. Just add some chopped onions, salt and pepper and that’s it!
This time I made a “Pytt i panna” with a bbq sausage and a very yummy horseradish cream.
YOU NEED: 4 port.
Pytt i panna
500 g sausage
600 grams of cooked cold potatoes
salt and pepper
butter for frying
I usually never cook Thai food, but sometimes I get my cravings and I miss my moms food a lot. I’m not as good as her, but I will be soon haha. I just need to do it more often, and it is actually my favorite food, real thai food, not ‘european thai food’ as I call it.
One of my favorite place to go here in Iceland if I’m craving for real thai food, is Noodle station. I just love it. Otherwise I haven’t found any good thai restaurants here yet, but I’m still looking!
And you can find all the soy sauces in a regular supermarket, but you also have one Thai supermarket near Hlemmur in town. :)
3 cups jasmine rice (the best is to use ‘left over rice’, not newly boild rice)
500g of chicken filé
3 tablespoon of oil (not olive oil)
2 garlic cloves, chopped
3 tablespoons oyster sauce
2 tablespoon of mushroom soy sauce
2 teaspoon of fish soy sauce
Vegetables, you can choose what you want in your wok, and as you can see in my picture I had:
1 red chilli
4 large eggs
freshly squeezed lime juice
Cook jasmine rice according to directions on package and let the rice cool. (OR use ‘left over rice’)
Cut the chicken and all the vegetable into pieces, including the onion.
Heat a wok or frying pan with cooking oil.
Fry the chicken, season it with white pepper and fry until it gets a nice colour.
Add the garlic and the onion and fry everything together. (Be careful so you don’t burn the garlic)
Pour the soy sauces into the pan and mix.
Then add all the vegetables, remember to have high heat and stir constantly until the vegetables begin to soften a little but still retains some crispness. Push the vegetables a bit to the side and add the rice.
Mix everything and make sure the pan is still really hot.
Add the eggs, one at a time, mix it out properly in the rice. Taste and see if you need more soy sauce.
Season with lime juice and garnish with fresh chopped coriander and roasted cashew nuts.
Serve immediately with soy sauce or sweet chilli sauce.
I’m gonna share this awesome dish with you now. This is from my other food blog (All my older recipes will be moved here soon), but I want to show you what kind of food you can expect from me. And this one became very popular and I totally understand that because it’s so good.
When I was in Finland 3 weeks ago, I got to taste a super good avocado pasta. I had actually never eaten avocado with pasta before, and I love avocado so much and it’s my Nr 1 craving at the moment haha. So, I really wanted to eat this dish again and I did it my own way, and….. It became so good. I recommend to do this pasta dish, maybe this weekend with a glas of good white wine. You will get addicted.
400g of pasta
5 dl pasta water
3 cloves of garlic, chopped
3 shallot onion, chopped
1,5 red fresh chili, chopped, without the seeds
2,5 dl of dry white wine
4-5 avocados, depends how big they are
2 dl chopped fresh parsley
2 dl chopped fresh basil
1,5 dl grated parmesan
Salt and pepper
Olive oil and grated parmesan for garnish
Start to cook the pasta with salt and olive oil to ‘al dente’ and save about 5 dl of the pasta water for later
Fry the chopped shallot, garlic and the chili (remember to take out the seeds from the chili) in olive oil
Pour the wine into the pan and stir around, let it boil together a little
Add the cooked pasta and mix everything together, turn off the heat!
Pour the pasta water and stir
Add the avocado pieces, the chooped perslay, basil and the parmesan in to the pan and mix everything together
Squeeze lime juice over the pasta and taste it with salt and pepper
Granish it with some olive oil and grated parmesan. :)
My name is Jennifer Berg and I’m one of the new bloggers at Trendnet and I’m so excited to start blogging here and share a part of my life with you guys.
Unfortunately I can’t write in Icelandic yet, but I hope it will come in the nearest future. I hope you all are understanding and you can always use Icelandic to me. And then I learn at the same time. :)
So, I thought I would start writing a little bit about myself. A short version haha.
I’m a Swedish girl who moved to Iceland for about 1 year ago. Living in Reykjavik with my Icelandic soccer player and my baby Knútur, who is a french bulldog.
I’m 25 years old (1991). Born and raised in Sweden, in a small town called Borås. My mother is from Chiang Mai, north of Thailand and my father was Swedish (he passed away when I was 10y old <3). I’ve always been a girl who loves to look for new things, new places to explore and new people to meet. And I’m not afraid to take chances in life. ‘Better an oops than a what if’.
In my blog you will read a lot about food, as that’s my biggest passion, I love to cook and eat haha. So I will share many of my favourite recipes and food pictures. I had a food blog before, and All my recipes will be moved to this site soon.
I’m also working as model and there for I travel a lot, which is my other biggest favourite thing and I also need to keep my body in shape. So you will follow my life during travels, training, modelling and my life here in Iceland.
I hope you will find my food and lifestyle blog interesting and inspiring.