Traditional Norwegian Beef and Beans / Kjøtt og Bønner

A traditional Norwegian dinner recipe found on 
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Traditional Norwegian Beef and Beans / Kjøtt og Bønner

All Western countries have their own versions of meat and beans dishes. This is one of the Norwegian ones.

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Vegetarian Chilli with Rice / Vegetarchili med Ris

A vegetarian recipe  found in “Sunt og Godt”
(Healty and Delicious) published by Det Beste in 1988

Vegetarian Chilli with Rice / Vegetarchili med Ris

This spicy dish combines sweet peppers and tomatoes with fiery chilli powder and cayenne pepper in a sauce with delicious lentils, beans and chickpeas. Server with a salad of cucumber and yoghurt tasted with mint, it will taste fresh and chilly with this spicy chilli.

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Gunpowder Steaks / Kruttbiff

A spicy steak recipe found on joker.no
Gunpowder Steaks / Kruttbiff

Strong experiences can sometimes be good and can serve as spices in everyday life. Here you have a healthy and tasty steak with beans and ruccula. Just the thing when you want to treat yourself to a good and healthy meal.

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Bean Soup Jókai Style / Bønnesuppe Jókai Style

A soup recipe found in “Flavours of Hungary Recipes”
a free E-book publiched by the Hungarian
Agricultural Marketing Centre in 2009Bean Soup Jókai Style / Bønnesuppe Jókai Style

Proper ingredients are necessary but not sufficient for full success. The Hungarian “art de la table” does not only cover the ingredients but also the method of preparation. The special flavours of the traditional Hungarian cuisine are produced by the combination of tasty ingredients of excellent quality with their specific mode of preparation.

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Thai Chicken and Cashew Yellow Curry / Gul Thaikarri med Kylling og Cashewnøtter

A spicy dinner recipe found in “Healthy Recipes with Dairy Food” a free E-book published by Dairy Australia
Thai Chicken and Cashew Yellow Curry / Gul Thaikarri med Kylling og Cashewnøtter

Thai cuisine (Thai: อาหารไทย, rtgs: Ahan Thai, pronounced [ʔāː.hǎːn tʰāj]) is the national cuisine of Thailand. Balance, detail, and variety are of paramount significance to Thai chefs.

Thai cooking places emphasis on lightly prepared dishes with strong aromatic components and a spicy edge. It is known for its complex interplay of at least three and up to four or five fundamental taste senses in each dish or the overall meal: sour, sweet, salty, bitter, and spicy. Thai chef McDang characterises Thai food as demonstrating “intricacy; attention to detail; texture; color; taste; and the use of ingredients with medicinal benefits, as well as good flavor”, as well as care being given to the food’s appearance, smell and context. Australian chef David Thompson, an expert on Thai food, observes that unlike many other cuisines, Thai cooking rejects simplicity and is about “the juggling of disparate elements to create a harmonious finish”.

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Spicy Beans on Toast / Krydrede Bønner på Toast

A vegetarian lunch / snack recipe found in “Sundt og Godt”
(Healthy and Delicious) published by Det Beste in 1988
Spicy Beans on Toast / Krydrede Bønner på Toast

Mild, mashed beans get a spicy and  hot flavour in this fiber-rich stew, served on toasted white bread with cooling tomato slices.

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Hungarian Bean Soup / Ungarsk Bønnesuppe

A quickly cooked dinner found in “Mat for Travle” (Food for
Busy People) published by Hjemmets Kokebokklubb in 1982

Hungarian Bean Soup / Ungarsk Bønnesuppe

Hungarian bean soup is filling dinner and it is cooked in no time.

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Boston Bean Sandwich / Sandwich med Bakte Bønner

A snack recipe found in “Thrifty New Tips on a Grand Old Favorite” published by  H J Heinz Co in 1932Boston Bean Sandwich / Sandwich med Bakte Bønner

The English author and singer/songwriter Michael Harding say on an intro to one of the songs on one of his records “Beans are bad at the best of times”. Although I’m a big fan I can’t quite agree with him there, I’m actually quite fond of beans – Ted

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Homemade Baked Beans with Grilled Cheese / Hjemmelagde Bakte Bønner med Grillet Ost

A snack recipe found in “Healthy Recipes with Dairy Food”
a free E-book published by Dairy Australia
Homemade Baked Beans with Grilled Cheese / Hjemmelagde Bakte Bønner med Grillet Ost

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Pasta Con I Fagioli – Soup with White Beans and Noodles / Suppe med Hvite Bønner og Nudler

A classic soup recipe found in “Ganske Enkelt -Italiensk Kokebok” (Quite Simply – Italian Cook Book)
published by Notabene Forlag in 1995

Pasta Con I Fagioli – Soup with White Beans and Noodles / Suppe med Hvite Bønner og Nudler

I love working with cookbooks with thumbnails like in this one, but
I really shouldn’t because it means a lot more work. I have build the final image out of one large, four small ones and add the numbers on top. Takes about three times as long as preparing a single picture
for posting. But I’m a designer and our minds don’t work like
normal people’s does

Ted
Winking smile

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British Fry-Up / Britisk Fry-Up

A real classic British breakfast recipe found in a booklet published by gilde.no
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It was somewhat strange to find such an utter British dish in a booklet from a Norwegian meat supplier, but so what. I’m a real sucker for a solid breakfast and always go for the full english when in Britiain. Continental is for sissies – Ted  😉

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Baker’s Chicken / Bakerens Kylling

A recipe found in “Fjørfe på Menyen” (Poultry on thr Menu)
published by Den Norske Bokklubben in 1984
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Chicken is great and this recipe seems both simple and delicious. The bakers obviously handle poultry with the same panache as they do bread – Ted 😉

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Medieval Monday – Tharida

A  medieval lent recipe found on The Medieval Vegan
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The guy who runs The Medieval Vegan writes: Lent is a great opportunity for the The Medieval Vegan since it was a time of fasting and so the foods eaten are a lot closer to what I’ve been cooking. Of course the medieval Christian would still count fish (and sometimes any meat that they made to look like fish) but even so there are a number of recipes that are truly vegan.

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American Chicken Salad / Amerikansk Kyllingsalat

A classic salad recipe found in “Norsk Ukeblads Store Salatbok”
(Norsk Ukeblad’s Large Salad Book) published in 1984

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Salad Eden Rock / Salat Eden Rock

A classic salad recipe recipe found in “Norsk Ukeblads Store Salatbok” (Norsk Ukeblad’s Big Salad Book) published in 1984
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Eden Rock, St Barths is a luxury resort in Saint Barthélemy in the Caribbean, jutting out on a craggy quartzite bluff overlooking the Baie de Saint Jean on the central north coast. The resort is very popular with the rich and famous.

The resort was established in the 1950s by St Barth’s politician Rémy de Haenen (d.2008) who sold it to the Matthews family in 1995. It was reportedly frequented by Greta Garbo and Howard Hughes; Garbo once checked in for three days under the alias of Suzy Schmidt, but loved it so much that she stayed for three weeks.

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