Meet my cookbook friend

I was sad when I realized that I had a cut in my mouth, ouch! so no Diet Coke was consumed with lunch. I wasn’t too upset over it since I got to enjoy this instead.


A tall nonfat latte and slice of pumpkin bread. I had a huge craving for this bread this morning and it didn’t go away all day so I gave in and enjoyed every bite while reading my new book. Yes, new book. Hans stole the girl with the dragon tattoo and I have yet to see it, haha.

Meet my Swedish cookbook.


I got it as a gift from Hans’ family for Christmas last year. It has a lot of good recipes ranging from veggies to sweets.


Most of the recipes are traditional Swedish, like herring and other various fishes along with potatoes.


Yes, I tried herring for Midsommar and Christmas. It is très yucky but the Swedes seem to love it. I use my cookbook friend when I make my favorite Swedish dish- paj. It has the perfect crumbly paj crust recipe.


3 dl of flour (I used whole wheat flour)
125 g of butter
2-3 tsp of cold water

Mix the flour and butter and add water until mixture is at crumbly perfection and spread it out using your hands into a round pie dish. Bake in the oven at 400 degrees for 15 minutes.


I also take ideas from the several paj recipes in the book. Pajs are really simple.

Choose which veggies and other add in’s that you would like. Tonight I chose some TJ’s garlic chicken sausage, mushrooms and asparagus.


Add the veggies+other add in’s on top of the crust.


Pour the egg mixture on top- 4 eggs, 1 cup milk (I used unsweetened almond milk), 2 small handfuls of cheddar cheese, garlic, salt and pepper.


And bake in the oven for 400 degrees for about an hour.


Now, you got yourself a Swedish paj.


They are truly delicious and fun to make. I also had a side of baked okra.


Dessert was most definitely in the cards for tonight.


About 1/2 cup chocolate froyo with a few peanut butter chips while watching the office wedding- loved it!! Good night!



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14 responses to “Meet my cookbook friend

  1. The Swedish Paj sounds and looks like something i would love to try. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Kirsty

    Man, that paj looks amazing. Even though I struggle with the simplest of recipes (don’t even ask about my cookie attempt last night) it looks so yum I’m gonna have to give it a bash.
    Great photo too – looks like a professional cookbook shot!

  3. I’ve never had paj before, but it looks incredible! It’s the next recipe that I’m going to try. Thanks!

  4. The lovely bones is such a good book! I love your swedish cooking =) I needed to check out that office episode!

  5. balancejoyanddelicias

    so cool that you can understand that swedish cookbook! that dish looks delicious!!! 🙂

  6. Mmm pumpkin bread and a pumpkin latte? heaaaven!

    You are so awesome for making that meal! Very talented.

  7. that dinner looks great – how cool to have that cookbook 🙂

    I LOVE that book, the Lovely Bones. So good.

  8. Oh man, ALL of the food in this post look so good! Okra fries are the best!

  9. I am so going to try and make Swedish paj, minus the sausage of course.

  10. Vani

    That paj looks wonderful!!!
    THE LOVELY BONES was totally depressing, but I enjoyed reading it!

  11. wow, swedish paj looks INCREDIBLE! as does the pumpkin bread!

  12. lowandbhold

    Yum! The paj looks great!

  13. You will LOVE that book. Or at least I did.

  14. I’ve never heard of a Swedish paj until I just saw yours and I can say, for sure, I’m making that uber-delicious looking concoction in the very near future… especially with all the mushrooms and asparagus. Yummmm

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