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20 Nordic recipes to make when you want to see the northern lights

Justina Huddleston is an editor and the head writer for TDmonthly Magazine. She has been a freelance writer for several years, though her real passion is cooking. You can see the recipes she creates on her vegan food blog, A Life of Litt...

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Nordic noshing

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Nordic noshing

From cardamom buns to bright cured salmon, these Nordic recipes will add some northern flair to your table.

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Finnish cardamom-cinnamon rolls

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Finnish cardamom-cinnamon rolls

Fragrant with cinnamon and cardamom, these Finnish buns are a must with coffee.

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Swedish meatballs

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Swedish meatballs

Creamy, meaty and satisfying, homemade Swedish meatballs are even better than what you get at Ikea.

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Finnish blueberry pie

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Finnish blueberry pie

A yeasted cardamom crust sets this fragrant Finnish blueberry pie apart from the rest (and keeps it vegan).

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Danish egg salad with mustard sprouts

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Danish egg salad with mustard sprouts

A touch of curry adds an unexpectedly welcome flavor to this Danish egg salad.

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Beet-cured gravlax with horseradish

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Beet-cured gravlax with horseradish

Did you know you can cure your own salmon? Use salt, sugar, horseradish and grated beets.

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Swedish sausage and mashed potatoes

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Swedish sausage and mashed potatoes

Onion marmalade puts the finishing touch on this comforting Swedish sausage and mashed potato dish.

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Swedish taco quiche

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Swedish taco quiche

You may not peg it as Nordic, but this taco quiche is a comfort food classic in Sweden and Norway.

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Lingonberry cordial with spices

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Lingonberry cordial with spices

Frozen lingonberries make for a sweet, tart cordial you'll want to sip all day.

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Nordic haddock with shredded veggies

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Nordic haddock with shredded veggies

Resting on shredded veggies and topped with gremolata and herbed yogurt, this haddock is to die for.

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Rhubarb cream cheese Danish

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Rhubarb cream cheese Danish

Best served with coffee, these sweet, tart and creamy Danish pastries will start your morning on the right foot.

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Scandinavian seafood stew

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Scandinavian seafood stew

Flavored with lots of fresh dill and saffron, this stew makes the most of Scandinavian seafood.

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Swedish blueberry-cardamom buns

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Swedish blueberry-cardamom buns

Swedish cardamom buns filled with cream and sweet blueberries are perfect with coffee and tea.

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Nordic Brussels sprouts salad

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Nordic Brussels sprouts salad

Apples, sprouts and greens with a tangy vinaigrette is a fresh introduction to Nordic cooking.

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Swedish caramel-almond cake

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Swedish caramel-almond cake

Sweet and toasty caramel almonds top this luscious Swedish cake.

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Open-faced chicken salad rye sandwich

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Open-faced chicken salad rye sandwich

Creamy chicken and apple salad with fried mushrooms makes a classic open-faced rye sandwich.

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Nordic rye waffles

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Nordic rye waffles

Served savory or sweet, these rye waffles will jazz up your usual breakfast routine.

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Blueberry gravlax with tarragon

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Blueberry gravlax with tarragon

Impress your dinner party guests with this sexy blueberry gravlax paired with rye bread and tarragon oil.

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Scandinavian salmon and beet bowl

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Scandinavian salmon and beet bowl

Smoked salmon, pickled beets, dill sour cream and hearty grains make for a healthy, flavorful meal.

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