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…

Seafood bolognese with sepia pasta


Living in Hamburg, I am getting used to eating good fish and on some occasions seafood. Little did I know for quite a long time that the fish shacks near Fischmarkt (on Grosse Elbstrasse) that do not look very inviting from the outside but make excellent fish rolls and traditional seafood dishes are an excellent…

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…

How to make the best pizza in the world


A pizza is a pizza is a pizza. Well, not quite. Different toppings give you a variety of tastes. Some like it salty with anchovy, some meaty with bacon and pepperoni and others like it sweet with pineapple. The dough and the tomato sauce remain pretty basic though. To give your pizza the extra edge,…

HelloFresh’s Tomato Mascarpone Gnocchi


I am a curious person and when I unpacked my HelloFresh Kochbox I immediately wanted to get the pot on the stove and did so, Thursday lunch plan secured ;) Here is an overview of the ingredients that I received for the tomato mascarpone gnocchi. Serves 2 people, prep and cooking time 30 minutes: Ingredients:…

Getting to know: Kochhaus (Germany)


Innovation and cooking are two things that go well together. I moved to Hamburg last week and was very happy to discover Kochhaus. Kochhaus is a local start up revolutionizing fast food. For any meal they offer, the customer purchases the individual ingredients (multiples of 1 person, depending on how many hungry souls you would…

Spinach cake with home made tomato sauce


Sometimes you have those days when you open your fridge or freezer and hope for something tasty to come out. This especially happens when you know that your fridge is empty because you didn’t have time for grocery shopping. You then wonder what could be made out of butter, eggs & co. I had this…

Spaghetti Ferrari


Looking for a quick, yet delicious recipe? Lately, I tried to find a spaghetti alternative to the all-time favorite spaghetti bolognese and I came across a recipe from Chefkoch. Spaghetti Ferrari are incredibly easy to make, not too heavy and very tasty. The name comes from the spicy taste, as the sauce is made with…

Tabouleh


Tabouleh is a kind of salad made from Couscous. Couscous is made from wheat. Its structure is a little bit like that of grits. Tabouleh is a typical North African/Arabic dish. What I particularly like about it is that it’s a light and tasty dish. Give it a try! Oh, and if you are wondering…

Tex Mex Salad


Ingredients: 1-2 cans Kidney beans 1 can corn 2-3 tomatoes, diced 1 bell pepper (green or red), diced 1 small red onion, diced 1 garlic clove, finely chopped 1 table spoon piri piri or tabasco chili powder vinegar (red wine vinegar, cider or white vinegar), olive oil Preparation: Mix all ingredients in a large salad…

Ratatouille


Ingredients: 1-2 red or white onions, sliced garlic (half a bulb, min. 3-4 cloves), 1 egg plant, 2 zucchinis, 1-2 bell peppers (red, yellow or green), 4 big tomatoes, 1 fresh rosemary bouquet, 1 glass of red wine, olive oil Preparation: You can’t do much wrong about the Ratatouille, only remember to cook the ingredients…