Couscous delight, your perfect dinner!


This is the ultimate dinner delight! If you like oriental flavors, then this one is for you. Basically, this couscous dish is an oven roast kind of meal which is great to prepare because you put it in the oven for 20-30min with a few preps beforehand and while you sip on your apero drink…

Exotic summer salad


Summer is on and we are enjoying it at full throttle. Sitting on the terrace for a late dinner while there is still light out there feels so good. Because I want to enjoy the long days as much as I can, I tend to make quick meals in the summer. Last week, I ended…

Heavenly dinner starter: Paté


Ulalaa, a paté recipe is a fine delicacy. Although liver is not the most favourite food of many of us French foie gras, made of duck or goose liver, reigns the tables of gourmets. In my opinion, home-made liver beef or chicken paté is just as delicious. The inspiration for this recipe came to me on a…

Szegediner Goulash


Today I am proudly presenting you one of the best dishes in the world which I have been keeping as a draft for over a year until i found time and courage to give the good old Czech dumplings a premiere. I should tell you a little bit about my personal experience with Czech dumplings:…

Festive two course meal and Happy Easter


Easter is here and like me you might be wondering what to cook this weekend, especially if you are expecting guests. I would like to share a two course menu with you: Starter: Red beet carpaccio with arugula nest, goat cheese crumbles and walnut dressing Main course: Mediterranean roast with celery potato mash and honey glazed carrots….

Beef roulade, traditionally German


Traditional meals are not always in ‘culinary fashion’ but let me tell you this: Cooked with devotion and fresh ingredients they are delicious! Like the traditional German dish we call ‘Rouladen’ – rolled beef meat, stuffed with pickles, onion and bacon, served with potato mash. Hand-made roulades are a little piece of art. I would…

Sunday is National roast day


Which day of the week fits a nice roast better than a Sunday? Probably none. At least, Sundays in Germany are the epitome of a lazy, chill out day. All stores are closed. Even some restaurants. What is left to do is either spending the day outside for some activity or staying inside in the…

Coq au vin (chicken in red wine)


At home, we have a nice weekend tradition: Every Sunday we try to cook a nice meal and sit down altogether to enjoy it. and forget about the hectic of the week. Typically, we include meat because we hardly eat any during the week and we try to have something rather traditional like a Sunday roast….

HelloFresh’s Red Thai Curry


Here is the 2nd recipe that was in my HelloFresh box. It is also a Best Of recipe from 2013. Be careful with the red curry paste if you don’t like it very spicy. Vegetarians may want to replace the chicken with tofu or potatoes. Other than that, I highly recommend this tasty and quick…

Turkey in mango sauce


Geistesblitz, that’s the word of the day. Or himalayan idea, even better, a nice acronym for Geistesblitz :) Now you might be wondering what’s wrong with me today. A few weeks back, I have discovered a great website that amuses me daily. It’s called A Word A Day (http://www.wordsmith.org/awad/). Doesn’t look spectacular but it’s worth…

Bali chicken


Dear gourmet friends, Today I have a little announcement to make: My Vegan challenge is over and successfully accomplished. The first two weeks went very well, apart from some stomach aches I got as a result of me eating too many wholegrain products. The last two weeks were tougher, especially the weekends. That´s when we…

Chinese Beef with Cashews and Veggies


I sometimes have those moments when I get a craving for Chinese food. In those moments, I would immediately hop on a plane to China, only for the taste of the food :) Previously, I have presented you my Chinese egg noodle mix and today my choice falls on beef with cashew nuts and broccoli….

Roast beef


Today is the 1st of May, a holiday celebrated around the world. This could be the perfect occasion to cook a nice meal that can be enjoyed with the whole family.   This piece of roast beef was our ultimate Sunday roast a few weeks back. I am a big fan of healthy food and…

Liver and kidney: Cooking the unusual


I have something exotic for you today. The first time I re-discovered liver was last year in the States in the form of fried chicken liver and I loved it. You may take a guess where exactly that was:  In South Carolina, one of the Southern states, where they like to fry everything from pickles…

Baked chicken with marinade


If you are a chicken fan, then this recipe is a big yuummmmm and the color combination gives your lunch or dinner a big happiness factor :) I came up with this creation as I was thinking about some variety for baked chicken. The combo of garlic, orange and Chinese Szechuan pepper makes it a…

Hawaiin Salad (Pineapple Chicken)


Ingredients (for 2 people): 2 chicken breasts, cut into mouth big pieces 1/2 onion 1 lettuce head 2 carrots, peeled and grated 2 slices fresh pineapple, chopped in very thin slices 1 tomato 1/2 zucchini 1 green onion Seasoning: yellow curry powder, green curry paste, caribbean citrus seasoning blend, chili, salt, pepper Dressing: ginger balsamic…

Goulash (Beef Stew)


Ingredients: 300 ml of beef or veggie stock 300-450 g (1 lbs) beef (in cubes) 2 onions 3 garlic cloves 2 potatoes (cut in cubes) 1 red pepper, sliced 1-2 carrots, sliced 1-2 tomatoes, diced diced pickles, optional 3 table spoons butter Preparation: 1) Sear the beef cubes in butter in a pan 2) After…