Last week my absolute favorite artist, Lars Winnerbäck, released his new album (listen to it here) and I have been listening to it on repeat ever since. You can say I grew up with Winnerbäcks music – its been with me through my happiest moments, it have have helped me heal my broken heart and it have been the soundtrack to all of my travels when scream-singing along to ‘Stort liv’ when the Swedish countryside is flying past the window. I have also been fortunate enough to seen him live over 20 times. So imagine my excitement when I got to listen to the new album and once again fall in love with his music.

One of my favorite passages is from a really old one; ‘Och det blåser genom hallen’ (The wind through the hallway) – “And one day you wake up only to realize that it is each one for himself. That all of those you condemned, never competed in your race”.  


Enough with the Swedish music, lets get back to what you are actually here for. Food.

This dish is quite typical for something that would come out of my kitchen on a weeknight. Simple, full of flavor, hearty and relatively healthy. I’m a tomato-sauce kind of girl all days of the week. I love the sweet-tanginess and the heartiness it gives and also how fresh it feels compared to lets’ say a cream-sauce.

The hulled oats (or hulled barely) is also a real favorite of mine – they give a bite that I feel pasta and rice is missing but also because they keep me full for forever. If I don’t eat enough for dinner, my stomach rumbles so loud at night I wake myself up and need to go for a 4 am snack. So annoying, but there’s no rumbling after a dinner like this though, haha.


Tomato sauce;

1 can of whole cherry tomatoes
Half a bunch basil (separated into stalks + leaves)
2 cloves of garlic
3 tbs black pepper
5 tbs balsamic vinegar
2 tsp honey
1 tbs Worcestershire sauce 

The rest;
4 x chicken breast
1,5 cups hulled oats (or risoni or pasta)
1 vegetable stock cube
Parmesan cheese

Do this
Tomato sauce;
In a pan on medium heat – brown off the garlic in some oil, add in the basil-stalks and then the can of cherry tomatoes. Lower the heat and pour in the balsamic vinegar, Worcestershire, honey and the black pepper. Let simmer on a low heat for about 1 hour. Then take out the garlic cloves, and gently smash the whole tomatoes with a fork. Season with salt.

Chicken/hulled oats
Bake the chicken with salt and pepper in a oven preheated to 180 degrees until it’s completely cooked through (around 20 min). Cook the hulled oats with the stock cube according to the package. Then toss the oats in the tomato sauce, serve with the chicken and add some basil and parmesan cheese on top.


7 Comments Add yours

  1. I always find it so hard to take good photos of lentils, but you rocked it!
    Oh and that music sounds amazing, I’m definitely going to have to check them out soon!
    Great post!

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  2. This is such an interesting meal. I have never had hulled oats like this before, and it really does just sound amazing. Can’t wait to try this 🙂
    Haha, and I was really getting into your music story…. 🙂


    1. Haha that music-story was the greatest ramble ever but I felt so chatty today. Haha.

      It’s such a great carbohydrate! It adds something to the dish instead of just being something that soaks up the sauce 🙂


  3. danishlass says:

    I’ve never had hulled oats before – you have me intrigued! 🙂


    1. Try them, they are amazing! 🙂


  4. I’ve never made hulled oats – they don’t look too hard, and I’m always looking for some rice/pasta alternatives!


    1. They are really nice, I have a problem if I eat pasta/rice with my stomach hurting but this works fine and it keeps you full for longer…

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