Portuguese tomato jam (doce de tomate)


Tomato jam? Wouldn’t you normally use fruit to make jam? That is right and yet it is also what make this jam so fabulous. It’s my latest discovery from Portugal. I recently spent a weekend in Lisbon and Cristiana, a Portuguese friend of ours, told me to try it. I would have not imagined that ripe, caramelized…

Red soup (Asian inspired veggie soup)


Soups are always a good idea for a light meal. I like making soups for dinner. Also because they are perfect for throwing in any leftover veggies you find in the fridge. I can’t think of any vegetable soup combination that has not worked so far. Since I prepared the Assam Laksa dish the other…

Quick lunch idea: Yellow soup


This blog was born with one idea in mind: To share and spread the amazing array of food styles and tastes that I have experienced during my travels. Even today, any time I discover a dish I haven’t yet tasted, I go for it. I am way to afraid that I could miss out on…

Lazy Sunday night dinner


It’s dinner time! Today I had a lazy but beautiful Sunday with great weather outside. After a nice brunch we went outside for a long walk and for dinner I didn’t want to spend too much time in the kitchen, so I came up with this little creation: Sauted carrots and aragula salad with soy…

Vegan bread soup


We are almost halfway through with our Vegan challenge, yupiiieee! I can tell you, there are days when it ain`t that easy, especially for me as a cheese lover. And for my taste soy yoghurt doesn`t perfectly match regular yoghurt. But hey, we are doing this for a reason and I have to say that…

Vegan Birthday Cake


Ingredients: 300 g sugar or raw sugar 450 g white flour 6 tablespoons cocoa powder vanilla flavor (1 pack Vanillinzucker) 1 tablespoon backing soda (1 pack Backpulver) 150 ml cooking oil (canola or colza oil, neutral taste) 200 ml soy or rice milk 300g (3 bars) dark chocolate Preparation: 1) Chop 100 g of the…

Vegan sweets


  This month I am thinking V-E-G-A-N from breakfast to dinner. So far I am quite impressed with our Vegan Challenge. Day 3 is here and I don’t miss anything that I cannot eat. And I feel pretty fit, too. Although I have to admit that the sweet tooth is still there. Here is a…

Vegan for a Night


Since I am quite new to the world of Vegan food and was introduced to it only about half a year ago by cook Björn Moschinski (see my Vegan style egg salad post), I felt like making new recipes this weekend: Vegan Mett, which is a meat imitation paste – in Germany it`s made from…

Appetizer: Quick bread rolls


Last night was one of those typical nights when we were late for dinner after a long day at work and lazy to go grocery shopping. We had veggies for a salad in the fridge and so I decided to complete the meal with quick to make bread rolls. The spring onions and mozzarella give…

Rice noodles with veggies


The weekend is over and some of us might still be recovering from one or the other party night. What’s better than a healthy, detoxing meal? :) Some of you might have noticed that I particularly enjoy the Asian cuisine. Two of its most convincing benefits for me are that Asian cooking typically is quick…

Veggie burger


It’s veggie time! I myself am not a vegetarian but I have to admit that I do not eat a lot of meat and I like to select the meat I eat very carefully. All those TV documentaries on how our food is processed nowadays and how meat is produced somehow make me worry more…