Nuts & Grains

Almond Paste/Marzipan

In case you cannot find it in the store, this is a quick and easy recipe on how to make it yourself.

Brända Mandlar (Candied Almonds)

This traditional Christmas candy is highly addictive and takes almost no time to make. A seriously dangerous combination! They remind me of my childhood, when we always visited the Christmas market at Stortorget in Gamla Stan (Stockholm Old Town)…

Short-grain Rice

This rice goes well with Asian dishes and its sticky nature makes it perfect for cold rice wraps and sushi. The rice is soaked before cooking and uses less water than other rice cooking methods.

Swedish Rice Porridge

This traditional Christmas breakfast can be bought in Swedish supermarkets all year round, but is especially popular during winter. It is creamy, filling and sweet, served with cold milk and sugar/cinnamon on top.

Bengali-Inspired Pilaf

Basmati rice is delicious and with some spices, raisins and nuts it becomes a great meal on its own or as a complement to Indian dishes.

Homemade Granola

I never buy granola anymore. It is so easy to make and tastes much better than store bought. We keep it plain so that everyone can add their own favorite toppings, such as raisins or other dried fruits, various nuts and even chocolate chips!

Glazed Pecans

These sweet and crunchy nuggets play extremely well with balsamic vinaigrette, feta cheese and dried cranberries. They are a really tasty snack as well.