Liquid pleasures: Home-made smoothies


What’s healthier than ice cream? Smoothies. What’s better than juice? Smoothies. What makes you happy? Smoothies. Voilà, I officially declare the smoothie our remedy for the upcoming winter months. My sister Becci believes in her breakfast smoothie. It took me a while to become a fan myself but now I think she is right. Smoothies without sugar…

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…

Kraut salad with red beet


The BBQ season is on and a salad always makes a good side dish. I tried to find a substitute for green leaves as most salads will be green in a way and made this red creation for you: Ingredients (serves 2-3): 1/2 cabbage head (white cabbage) 1/2 onion 1 apple (peeled) 2 red beets…

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…