Thursday, January 13, 2011

Wednesday January 12, 2011

Pickled herring, cucumber, onion and potatoes
Today's Food Diary
Breakfast: Sourdough toast with butter and tomato spread
Lunch: Pickled herring, pickled cucumber and onion with potatoes
Dinner: Fusilli with zucchini sauce
Baking/sweets: Small amount - combinations with rolled oats – quick sugar fixes!

‘Swedish sashimi’, or pickled herring, formed part of a simple, delicious and nutritious meal. This reflects Scandinavian approach to eating – simple clean flavours obtained from using few high quality ingredients, and not messing much with it. In addition to elegant simplicity Scandinavian meals are generally quite nutritious. Cold water fish such as salmon, mackerel and herring have high levels of 0mega-3.

Other than meatballs, Scandinavian food is relatively unknown in the global food scene, generally confined to few high end establishments and IKEA. A change is anticipated. Scandinavian food has been identified as the key UK emerging culinary trend, according to an independent trends report called Food Watching commissioned by Waitrose.  Many Scandinavian items could even form part of a future shopping basket staple. Having said that, it is unlikely, in the foreseeable future at least, that Swedish restaurants will rival other popular ethnic restaurants.

Today's Favourite Blog
Chocolate & Zucchini presents an delicious sounding recipe for “tomato and einkorn wheat salad”. The list of ingredients include squash, wheat, nuts and spices. If you are a non-carnivore, or could tolerate vege’s once in a while, this colorful dish with different textures will probably get you hooked. Planning is required since it takes a while to prepare.

Today's Favourite Photo
Sweet and sour pork –I ordered this quite frequently during the university days…good memories


  1. Wow that pickled herring looks delicious!

  2. You're right, I know little to nothing about real Scandinavian food. Thanks for sharing!

  3. angsarap: and it tasted delicious too:)
    Carolyn: you are welcome

  4. Theres a good Scandinavian cookbook called snowflakes and schnapps if you are interested in that type of food.

  5. Gourmet Chick: thanks for the tip, much appreciated.