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Creamy Polenta with fried tofu, Mehijiki and peanuts

© Qin Xie-Krieger

© Qin Xie-Krieger

During my last journey to Japan this seaweed vegetable, Mehijiki, appeared almost everywhere in the restaurants, be it in a metropolis like Tokyo, Osaka or Kyoto, or in small villages in the Takayama mountain area. At that time I did not know how it was named and what it was, until my Singaporean friend Lee Yuen brought me a packet of the dried Mehijiki a few weeks ago. I decided to make myself a little bit clever and googled for this little and funny looking vegetable. Many thanks to dear Lee Yuen, if you are reading this post now. 🙂 Continue reading

Norwegian Crisp-Bread

What do I have for you this week?

It is a recipe for the heart. Why do I say so?

© Qin Xie-Krieger

© Qin Xie-Krieger

This recipe comes from my time in Oslo. As you’ve probably noticed, I used to live in Norway for almost two years. Those two years were a very special time for me: I won some very valuable friends, harvested more self-knowledge, discovered meditation as THE method to reach the inner peace for myself …

So, as you can see, wonderful years with intense time.
But what has all this to do with the new recipe? Continue reading

Pumpkin Coconut Tart

© tastewithoutborders.com

© tastewithoutborders.com

Since I’ve tried the basic recipe for French tart from the book “French pastry professional series”, I cannot stop baking tarts with different fillings. I really love this tart dough and its wonderful crispy consistency, since you can easily conjure up different flavors with different fillings. If you still remember my previous posts, then you’ve probably already realized my preference for tarts. 🙂  Continue reading