Food Swap & Blog Inspiration

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The 17th of November 2014 was the date of our first food swap. It has now past more than two years since that first time and we are still going strong. Over the time more and more people have shown interest and started to attend our swaps. These things take time. Especially when you have to plan in advance and make things to bring. Many people live stressful lives and doesn’t necessarily spend their free time in the kitchen making homemade treats for swapping. I am truly happy that the people of our city has come to realize how much fun it can be to make your own stuff even though you can buy most things already made.

At the swap yesterday there were two fine ladies that has written about their food swapping experience at their websites. It is always fun to read about other people’s experiences. Jessica runs the blog  the liveliest and Alexandra the blog i gott pysselsällskap. Both sites are full of inspiration and ideas about all sorts of things.

As always there was a big variety of home made items at the event and I was lucky enough to bring some of them home with me. The women behind the boutique and concept Green Stories were so nice to let us use their local once again. If you are interested in attending a future swap or just curious to know a bit more, then go ahead and visit our Facebook page, Malmö Food Swap.

dsc_52130028Coconut caramel sauce, pineapple-chili sauce and pickled lemons.

dsc_52350050Fermented dilly carrots.

dsc_52720087Sourdough bread, seed crackers, black currant jam and granola.

dsc_52340049Caramel cookies.

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Chipotle Mayonnaise & Sweet Potato Fries

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As a child I used to love french fries with ketchup. It was my all time favorite meal. And yes, I call it a meal due to the fact that I ate it as a full meal. Healthy? Not really but very yummy. As an adult I still love a plate of french fries, I guess old habits die hard. But nowadays I prefer my fries with other dips than ketchup, although a fine homemade version of it can still be very nice. Lately I seem to have become obsessed with this chipotle mayonnaise and I preferably eat it with sweet potato fries instead of classic french fries made of potato. It’s just something with the hot smokiness of the chipotle and the sweetness of the sweet potato fries that makes sense. I strongly advice you to try it yourself. If you are anything like me, you won’t be able to stop eating it.

For this recipe I have deep fried the fries but you may just as well bake them in the oven with great result. It’s just my mind telling me that deep fried fries taste better. But thinking of it, it’s not really that big a difference. Just toss them in oil and spread them out on a baking tray. Heat the oven to 200°C /400°F and bake for approximately 25 minutes flipping them over after half the time.

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Chipotle Mayonnaise & Sweet Potato Fries

Ingredients for the chipotle mayonnaise:

  • 80 ml soy milk
  • 180 ml canola or sunflower oil
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 clove of garlic (cut in smaller pieces)
  • 1-2 dried chipotle (broken into smaller pieces)
  • 0.5 tsp sweet paprika powder
  • 0.5 tsp salt

Method:

  1. Put all the ingredients in a container and mix until you have a perfectly creamy mayonnaise texture. I normally use a hand blender but you may also use a food processor. Add more soy milk if you want a thicker mayo and less if you want it less thick.

Ingredients for the sweet potato fries:

  • 2 big sweet potatoes
  • 1 tbsp potato starch
  • salt
  • vegetable oil for deep frying

Method:

  1. Cut the sweet potato into equally sized fries and toss them in potato starch until they are completely coated.
  2. Heat the vegetable oil in a pan and deep fry the fries until they become nice and crisp with a golden color. Season with salt and serve straight away together with small bowl of chipotle mayonnaise.

 

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