|Sweet and sour fish with rice|
Breakfast: Sourdough toast with beans
Lunch: Sweet and sour fish with rice
Dinner: Pasta with tomato sauce, sandwiches
Baking/sweets: Polenta/Semolina Crackers
This is the traditional Swedish pastry eaten on Shrove Tuesday. I didn’t buy, make or eat it today. I just borrowed the picture from wiki to show you what is looks like.
Semla is made from cardamom flavoured wheat flour bun, filled with almond paste and whipped cream (the almond paste is hidden underneath the cream). You can eat it straight or in a bowl filled with warm milk. In the olden days a semla was simply a bun, eaten soaked in hot milk. It was called hetvägg.
It is quite delicious even though it sounds simple. Semla’s don’t come with any health warnings but maybe they should. In 1771 King Adolf Frederick died from digestive problems after eating 14 semlas (actually he ate hetvägg with warm milk). I don’t know if semla has claimed any more lives since.
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This article was posted couple of months ago but I only just came across it. It shows results of a telephone poll done to estimate how often Americans are eating vegetarian meals. The survey covered 1010 adults.
Approximately 5% of the country said that they never eat meat, fish, seafood, or poultry. About half of these vegetarians are also vegan. 48% said that they eat meat, fish, or poultry at all their meals, 6% eat one vegetarian meal a week and 4% are vegetarians for a full day in a week.