Sunday, April 15, 2012

Vegan Oven Baked (gratinated) Falu-Sausage (Ugnsbakad Falukorv)

Traditional swedish dish, normally not vegan. But this took me back and made me very happy. Easy to make and very easy to eat. Love it. The lightly smokey flavour of the vegan falu-sausage mixed with tomato, pineapple, roasted onions and cheese/mustard sauce all baked together in the oven. Eaten with home made mashed potatoes and a trio of steamed veggies. (info on the meat version of falukorv can be found here)
You Will Need:

  • Thick Vegan Sausage, Falu-Sausage Style (I used Astrid & Apornas Jättekorv)
  • Fresh Tomatoes
  • Pineapple
  • Roasted Onions (or other onion of your choice)
  • Vegan Cheese Sauce with Mustard (I made my own) 
Cheese Sauce: Melt 50g margarine in a sauce pan, add 2 tbs plain white flour, 1 veggie stock cube, black pepper, 200-250 ml vegan cooking cream, 2-4 slices Vegan Cheese and 1-2 tbs yellow mustard. Add water to the sauce until it reaches a creamy smooth liquid stage. (do it all on a medium heat)

  1. Cut the sausage and tomatoes into slices and start layering them in an oven tray in a row.
  2. Top the sausage with pineapple, onion and last cover with the cheese sauce.
  3. Cook in the oven on 225C / 440F for 20-30 min or until golden.
  4. Eat with steamed veggies and mashed potatoes.
  5. ENJOY! Very tasty!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Swedish Easter With The Vegan Swedes 2012

This easter was my sister in laws first Swedish easter. So we focused on the decorations and the cosy feeling. I am not sure how other countries do, if all of you decorate your homes in the same way as we swedes do. In Australia you don't so it was fun for me to show her some of out traditions. Enjoy!

We had påskris (easter branches picked and decorated), filled big paper eggs (all have one that get filled with their favourite candy), picked spring flowers and more.

Here are some photos of my home this easter.
This is our påskris. It is a mix of branches (normally birch tree) decorated and put in a vase with water to have the green leaves representing the green to come.

Our ceramic hen-bowl filled with candy.

The 3 paper easter eggs (15cm) that decorated out home over easter, also filled with great swedish sweets.
Left: The decorated kitchen table with påskris, easter eggs, a hen and a small egg cup filled with picked spring flowers (purple crocuses and yellow coltsfoot).
Right: Our bay window with a ceramic rooster I got from my mum.

I had some hot chocolate out of my Pippi Långstrump (Longstocking) mug from my childhood.