About Dagmar’s Kitchen

About Sonja
My name is Sonja and I am a photographer, blogger, food stylist and recipe developer specialized in food and lifestyle. I am based in Gothenburg, Sweden and I’m married to Pelle. We have two children – Tuva, 11 and Egon, 9.

I have a passion for creating simple, wholesome and delicious everyday dishes for the entire family. Dishes that are fun, beautiful and fresh!

I love to cook with seasonal and whole food ingredients, and most of my recipes are naturally gluten free and refined sugar free. I’m not a vegetarian, but you’ll find mostly vegetarian (and sometimes vegan friendly) recipes here. Because I believe we all need more plants in our lives!

I am available for freelance work as a photographer, food stylist and recipe developer. I’m also available for creation of social media content for companies and brands, like sponsored blog and Instagram posts.

For any inquiries or if you just want to say hi, please email me. I’d love to hear from you!


About Dagmar
Dagmar was my great grandmother. She lived till she was 105, and she always looked neat and pretty with her well done hair and nails. Every time we visited her in her home in Denmark she would make æbleskiver – a danish kind of dough nuts. And she served them with whipped cream, strawberry jam and powdered sugar. Dagmar was also fantastic at cooking up a delicious meal in no time when we sometimes came by on short notice. The atmosphere in her kitchen was unique in many ways, and that atmosphere is something I’d like to try to recreate in my own kitchen and on this blog. Welcome to Dagmar’s Kitchen!

Dagmar’s Kitchen has been featured on:
Buzzfeed – 31 Delicious Things To Cook In January
Kung Markatta Vegetarian Christmas Recipes
The Feedfeed Best Smoothies
Bloglovin’ “The Edit” – 6 Porridge Recipes To Get Your day Started
Buzzfeed – 17 Soups To Batch Cook This Weekend
Yahoo Food – Cake of The Day
Buzzfeed – The 33 Cutest Cakes Of 2013
Buzzfeed – 29 Gorgeously Green Recipes To Get You Excited About Spring
Buzzfeed – 18 Soup Recipes To Try Tonight…
Elle à Table – 15 idées de gateaux sublimés pour la fete des mères
Couch magazine

All content on this website (recipes, writing and photography) is original content unless otherwise stated. All content is property of Sonja Dahlgren. Please feel free to contact me for use, license or purchase of any photography or complete entries from Dagmar’s Kitchen blog. Short excerpts of the content of this site may be reproduced elsewhere on the condition that Dagmar’s Kitchen is properly credited as the source with a link to the website: www.dagmarskitchen.se

Sonja of the blog 'Dagmar's Kitchen' in her kitchen

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Christer Erngren (@nukokarjag) - November 1, 2012 - 10:34 pm

Hittade din blogg via Det gröna Skafferiet. Ville bara säga att du är Sveriges svar på Cannelle et Vanille :)

Sonja {Dagmar's Kitchen} - November 2, 2012 - 8:43 am

Tack Christer! Ja, det är nog ganska uppenbart att jag inspireras mycket av Canelle et Vanille, men även bland andra La Tartine Gourmande som nog till och med var “före” Canelle Vanille med att styla och tänka på det sättet. Sen har de båda en matlagningsstil som liknar min egen så det är nog en av många anledningar till att jag inspirerats så mycket av dem.

Ulrica - November 14, 2012 - 9:33 pm

Verkligen en jättefin blogg. Bilderna är väldigt fina och stylingen superb. :) Recepten verkar också finfina.

Sonja {Dagmar's Kitchen} - November 16, 2012 - 10:37 am

Tack Ulrica! :-)

Linda - September 9, 2013 - 10:03 pm

Åh kan inte annat än hålla med! Superfint, inspirerande (både recept och faktiskt till hur jag vill bygga upp min blogg!)Käner starkt att detta kommer bli mitt nya vattenhål!
Lycka till!

Lisa - October 12, 2013 - 10:15 pm

Hi Sonja,

I love the story about your grandmother and really like the look of your seed and nut bars, but ohhh how I wish I read Swedish. Any chance that you have a translated version somewhere?

:) Lisa

Sonja {Dagmar's Kitchen} - November 8, 2013 - 1:52 pm

Lisa – thank you! I do not have a translated version as yet, but I can try to fix it for you in a few days’ time.

Sonja {Dagmar's Kitchen} - November 8, 2013 - 1:52 pm

Linda – vad roligt! Du är så välkommen tillbaka :-)

Agnieszka Eriksson - April 17, 2014 - 4:18 pm

Dear Soja,

I am so happy that I found your blog because it feels like having a friendly soul somewhere in Sweden. I used to live in Sweden for eight years and since one year I live in Sao Paulo, Brazil. I have my own blog where I write about food as well as I take my own pictures. Right now I am very much into Brazilian kitchen as I live in this amazing country and I want to learn as much as possible about the food and the lifestyle of the various regions of Brazil. You are going to be my inspiration and I would love to go for one of your workshop when I am in Sweden in July. Just let me know if it is possible. Thank you for all beautiful pictures and recipes. Agnieszka

Christina - May 10, 2014 - 10:21 pm

Really beautiful photography on your blog! My own Danish grandmother had a very unique kitchen atmosphere too. Her’s was an unusual plantation manor house in Tennessee, USA, with two kitchens, a “modern” one (c.1940) and a traditional one complete with old hulking wood cookstove. Much of my own culinary work contains threads of hers, so I understand the wonderful story about your grandmother.

Loretta Heard - December 31, 2014 - 7:08 pm

Just now discovering you. . .looking forward to your beautiful posts! Thanks so much! Loretta

Sonja {Dagmar's Kitchen} - January 26, 2015 - 9:22 pm

Christina – That’s lovely! Thank you for sharing!

Sonja {Dagmar's Kitchen} - January 26, 2015 - 9:22 pm

Loretta – I’m glad you found your way here. Thanks for writing!

Greta - May 12, 2016 - 5:55 pm

Hello from California,
I just discovered your beautiful site. Can’t wait to try your delicious looking recipes!
Happy Cooking.
~ Greta

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