Kitchen Love December

Kitchen Love December

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and all the very best for a healthy and peaceful 2024!

I enjoyed a quiet Christmas in Gothenburg celebrating with my husband on Christmas Eve Swedish-style and Christmas Day with friends. Over the break, we enjoyed eating a mix of Swedish food and a few homemade Italian treats like panettone and paneforte.

As the year ends, I am grateful for all your support, messages of encouragement and likes. I have over 450 recipes and videos on my website and YouTube reached a milestone of over 4ooo Youtube followers YouTube.

If you're curious about what's been popular and what people are watching I have listed below my top five recipes for 2023. Many of my older spelt and buckwheat bread recipes are continuing to still do well.

My Top 5 Recipes for 2023

#1 How to Cook Black Rice?

How to Cook Black Rice on the Stove Top
Firstly, what is black rice? No, it’s not the same as wild rice. I first tasted this at my favourite lunch place Jos in a poke bowl. It has a similar texture to brown rice, but I find it more flavourful.

If you have experimented with black rice, I highly recommend trying it. Black rice is full of nutrients and a healthier alternative to white rice. I recently made a recipe with black beans and mushrooms. Check out the link below.

Black Rice Stir Fry
I have used cooked black rice (I cook it the day before required), black beans, mushrooms, an onion, garlic, and edamame beans, and flavoured with a splash of tamari (or soya sauce)You could mix and match different combinations depending on what you have in your kitchen.

#2 Buckwheat Flatbread 3 Ingredients

Buckwheat flatbread 3 ingredients: 2 ways
I love that this buckwheat flatbread recipe has only 3 ingredients. Buckwheat flour, baking powder or dry yeast and water plus a pinch of salt and a little oil to cook it in if preferred. Buckwheat flatbread is an excellent vegan and gluten-free bread with a delicious rustic nutty flavour.

#3 Gluten-free Pizza Dough

The Most Amazing Gluten-free Pizza Dough: Caputo Fioreglut
We believe this Italian brand Caputo is the best gluten-free pizza flour we have tasted. After numerous experiments, this pizza dough is the closest to regular pizza. The pizzas are crispy, soft and chewy almost like the pizza is bought from a pizza shop.

#4 Sorghum Pancakes

Perfect Sorghum Pancakes: gluten-free
I have been experimenting with making sorghum pancakes. I love that sorghum flour is naturally gluten-free and has a mild flavour. To make my sorghum pancakes fluffy and light I had to change my original spelt pancakes recipe. The sorghum flour needs a few other helpers to make it taste perfect.

#5 Italian Walnut Cake

Italian Walnut Cake: gluten-free, torta di noci
This is a traditional Calabrian Italian walnut cake recipe; called torta di noci. This is a gluten-free flourless cake made with only 3 ingredients. Walnuts, sugar and eggs and a little optional lemon or orange zest if you’d like.

I look forward to bringing more exciting recipes and videos in 2024.

Once again send me an email or message if you have any recipe requests and I can see what I can do.

Stay happy in the kitchen and lots of love