Savory and sweet, healthy, comfort and treat
Ginger with Spice Recipe Index:
Buns & Bread ⎪ Cakes, Cupcakes & Pies ⎪ Comfort ⎪ Cookies & Small Treats ⎪ Fruit & Smoothies ⎪ Gluten Free ⎪Healthy ⎪ Noodles & Pasta ⎪ Rice & Grains ⎪ Salads ⎪ Sandwiches ⎪ Sauces & Spices ⎪ Scandinavian ⎪ ⎪ Snacks ⎪ Soups & Stews ⎪ Snacks ⎪ Special Occasion ⎪ Vegetarian
Find your perfect appetizer recipe. Whether it being a Thanksgiving appetizer, summer BBQ finger food, game day or Super Bowl party food. Every occasion needs different appetizers and atmosphere.
Sometimes we need healthy breakfast ideas, and other times we’re ready to indulge in the perfect brunch menu. On the go breakfasts, such as these peanut butter chocolate chip cookies, and of course all the coffee recipes!
Buns & Bread
Cakes, Cupcakes & Pies
Do you need inspiration for your next birthday cake or no-excuse-needed cake? Strawberry lemon curd cake or a lemon vanilla ricotta cake are my go to birthday cakes. All the while lemon cream cheese and chocolate pear hazelnut are my favorite coffee cakes!
Cupcakes are easy to make and easy to feed a crowd. They are fun to decorate and can come in the shape of pumpkin white chocolate muffins, chocolate coffee Baileys cupcakes or absolutely scrumptious blueberry muffins with crumb topping. So here’s a recipe for all to enjoy!
Comfort food makes us feel good and happy. Food should be all about feeling good and happy and are often filled with cheese, carbs and flavor. Try the reader (and family!) favorite cheesy beef and beans enchiladas or easy homemade pizza rolls.
There are not just carby dinners, there are also sweets like chocolate crinkle cookies and the lighter Summer meals like spicy beef bulgogi and crispy panko chicken burger. Comfort food really depends on our mood and so there are a lot to choose from!
Cookies & Small Treats
Cookies and Small Treats – cookies are the one thing we are all raving about during the Christmas holiday. My favorite Christmas cookies include Norwegian Christmas men cookies, chocolate crinkle cookies and eggnog cookies.
But there’s so much more than just Christmas cookies! I love PB chocolate chip cookies on a rainy Summer day, or apple cider donuts for Fall. There’s also Fresh Jello and chocolatey small treats for all kinds of moods and festivities!
The favorite part of any meal is the dessert. That sweet little thing rounds off the meal perfectly. I’m always tempted by a delicious chocolate lava cake, pumpkin crème brûlée or a fresh homemade jello.
Whether you want to indulge in a decadent tiramisu cake or a lighter summer berry pavlova, I’ve got you covered. A mouthwateringly good dessert collection for any kind of occasion! I have always room for dessert – how about you?
There’s a drink for any time of the day, any time of the year and any occasion! I love a good apple caramel latte macchiato or peppermint mocha in the morning, a green smoothie for lunch and apricot rosemary gin fizz for after hours!
There’s creamy chocolatey drinks like a decadent hot chocolate and orange hot chocolate, but also super fresh cocktails like a cucumber pomegranate vodka lemonade (perfect for brunch!). I am confident you will find your next favorite drink in this collection.
Fall & Halloween
From gory desserts like this Dracula Black Forest Cake, elegant cocktails like blackberry martini and cranberry sangria to cute and healthy family dinners like this rice and beans Jack O’ Lantern, I’ve got all the Hallowen recipes.
For the rest of the Fall, I focus on cozy recipes such as the classic pumpkin spice latte, curry coconut carrot soup and apple cider donuts. Fall is all about simple comfort food and of course the colder temperature means that it’s soup season!
Fruit & Smoothies
All the recipes including lots of fruits. Not just delicious green smoothies and tropical mango smoothies, but also recipes like black forest cake including cherry sauce and how to make pumpkin puree.
If you’ve got a lot of berries, I can highly recommend making your own jello with fresh fruit, blackberry syrup or a summer berry pavlova. Citrus season is also the best about Winter, with baked grapefruit and a sweet and spicy hot orange drink. Lots of ways to use berries and citrus!
Some recipes are naturally gluten free, and they still make it into this collection of recipes because it’s easier for you and for me! Macarons are of course the classic gluten free dessert option.
Eating gluten free can be really difficult, but there are a lot of delicious recipes to try! I love a good pavlova with eggnog cream for Christmas, fresh fruit and vanilla pastry cream for Summer, and lemon curd the rest of the year.
Healthy food does not need to be boring – not at all! This collection of healthy recipes is proof of how mouthwateringly good and fresh and filling healthy food can be.
Some of my favorites are grilled halloumi and garlic veggie quinoa salad, tabbouleh and a healthy pasta salad with tomato and zucchini for dinner. For dessert there are the low cal fresh jello and a coffee infused quinoa for breakfast.
When lunch comes around, both typical breakfast recipes like a peanut butter chia pudding or whole wheat bread rolls, and typical dinner recipes like lemon chicken winter salad and homemade pizza rolls are acceptable.
It’s a time of day when everything is allowed, and therefore there will be a long list of dishes and recipes to try. My favorite for lunch will forever be chives and cheese scrambled eggs though!
The main course, or dinner, is the highlight of the day for many. And why shouldn’t it be? A great dinner can make or break the day. Imagine a big juicy, panko chicken burger or herby fresh baked falafel with lots of veggies.
Dinner needs to be versatile, with lots of soups, veggies, chicken, beef, vegan, errythinggg. On my heavy dinner rotation is the chicken shawarma, curry coconut carrot soup, beef bulgogi and cheesy enchiladas!
Noodles & Pasta
Noodles are the ultimate comfort food, but in smaller quantities they actually can be in healthy dinners too (like my fave healthy pasta salad). If I’m ever struggling with what to have for dinner, noodles are my go-to friend.
Noodles are often really quick and easy to make, like this 20 minute lo mein, rosemary chicken pasta and skinny Thai chicken noodle soup! I’m sure you will find your next fave pasta recipe in this collection.
Rice & Grains
Rice & Grains are often the body of the dish, making it more filling and mega delicious. It can work as breakfast like my macchiato breakfast quinoa, as a side dish like Mexican fried rice or even as a main like the rice and beans stuffed peppers.
I’m such a sucker for round-ups. Whenever I just want to browse some ideas, I go to a round-up. Some are festive like the 11 whiskey cocktails for St. Patrick’s Day, some are healthy like these 31 healthy breakfast recipes, and some are just so delicious like these 25 jolly Christmas cookie recipes.
I’m also calling my complete Thanksgiving for Two menu a round-up, considering it consists of a ton of delicious Thanksgiving recipes. And then I follow it up with 7 fabulous Thanksgiving leftover recipe ideas!
Salads should never be boring! They should have tons of texture, from creamy honey mustard dressing in this lemon chicken winter salad, to filling quinoa in this halloumi quinoa salad and the freshest vegetables in this healthy pasta salad with tomatoes and zucchini.
A salad is perfect as a main course, as this Mexican inspired mango salad. And as a side dish as this fresh strawberry arugula summer salad and zesty tabbouleh with quinoa. Salads are more than just lettuce and tomato!
It’s hard to beat an Everything parmesan crusted grilled cheese, but sometimes we want a little tangier and fresher filling such as in this blackberry basil grilled cheese. Here’s a collection with tons of hot and cold sandwiches, and baguettes perfect for summer picnics.
Sauces & Spices
But spices are great everywhere; Indian style garam masala/curry and Italian seasoning. Sauces are also a big flavor enhancer, such as orange honey mustard dressing and pineapple salsa. Sometimes, the sauce is the reason I eat it!
Sometimes all I know what I want from a recipe is that it’s savory. It can be savory breakfast ideas such as chives scrambled eggs or a grilled cheese, or it can be dinners and side dishes like parmesan green beans and healthy lemon chicken.
Being a Norwegian/Scandinavian, naturally there will be a lot of Scandinavian or Scandinavian inspired recipes. Because tradition is really big in Scandinavia during Christmas, a lot of these recipes will be Christmas related.
My favorites include easy chocolate rice puffs, Scandinavian mulled wine and crispy donuts. But there are many goodies that’s not Christmas related too: vanilla custard coconut buns, fresh jello and almond crunch chocolates among others!
A meal isn’t perfect before you complete it with a delicious side dish or even multiple sides. There’s the potatoes, rice, veggies but also delicious sauces and bread! Some healthy and some cheesy, of course.
But also sweets as chocolates, cookies like peanut butter choco chips and muffins, both more filling cranberry oats muffins and sinfully fresh and sweet blueberry muffins. Here’s grab and go snacks for all occasions!
Soups & Stews
Soups & stews are always delicious comfort food, and very often are they surprisingly healthy as well. My fave healthy soups are the skinny Thai chicken noodle soup and the perfect trifecta of C’s: the curry coconut carrot soup.
Recipes for a special occasion are often extra decadent and extra delicious. For Christmas I love a creamy eggnog pavlova or a cozy peppermint mocha. For Easter it’s all about the lemon meringue cupcakes.
There are recipes perfect for any special occasion, ranging from Valentine’s Day (hello chocolate lava cake), St. Patrick’s Day (all the whiskey), Easter, Halloween, to Thanksgiving and of course Christmas. So many special occasions during the year, which is great. Because there’s so many yummy recipes to try too.
Spring & Easter
Considering Easter is often at the same time as St. Patrick’s Day, there will be a delicious Irish coffee and a classic whiskey sour too! Writing this, makes me realize I am really lacking in fantastic lamb dishes though, but remember I am on it!
Summer & BBQ
We’ve got healthy dinner recipes, easy no bake desserts and of course all the burgers! Panko chicken burger and chipotle beef burger are staple BBQ recipes at my house. And don’t forget about the fresh cocktails, such as this apricot rosemary gin fizz!
As we say in Norway, I am a huge sugar butt, loving all the sweets. My all time favorite is all the chocolate, ranging from small chocolates like these almond crunch milk chocolates and peppermint cream cheese truffles to decadent lava cakes and gooey brownies.
But I also love all the lemon things during Winter and Spring (try these crepes!), and all the berry dishes during Summer, ranging from fresh jello to blackberry sauces and blueberry muffins. Some of the recipes are easy, but all of them are ultra delicious!
Vegetarian recipes are recipes perfect as a Meatless Monday option, such as homemade roasted tomato soup and halloumi salad, but also easy side dishes like my parmesan green beans and quinoa tabbouleh.
Winter & Christmas
This Winter & Christmas collection is filled with delicious and decadent Christmas sweet treats like eggnog Christmas pavlova and chocolate crinkle cookies, and comforting sweet potato mash and citrus rosemary turkey for your Christmas dinners.
But during Winter there are also New Years resolutions and healthier dinners like this fantastic lemon chicken winter salad and cozy curry coconut carrot soup. Maybe this category has too much of a contrast, but that is Winter for you – contrast!