Herb Meatballs with Homemade Tsatsiki

Meatballs were always a daunting thing for me to make as they would fall apart in the pan quite easily. The solution? Rely on your oven instead of the stove top for evenly browned meatballs every time. This particularly recipe uses a lot of fresh herbs, garlic and onion for great flavor, which perfectly fitsContinue reading “Herb Meatballs with Homemade Tsatsiki”

Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies

These cookies from Roy Fares’ cookbook United States of Cakes are hands-down the favorite sweet treat in my household – and pretty popular in my office or at potlucks as well. The recipe is pretty straightforward and almost impossible to mess up. Just make sure to chill the cookie dough before baking and take themContinue reading “Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies”

Mediterranean Beef Puff Pastries

There is something deeply comforting about biting into a warm, flaky, buttery puff pastry. Clearly, they’re not the healthiest food out there, but you can always lighten up your meal by serving them alongside a salad or a generous helping of fresh vegetables. For this recipe, you will use store-bought puff pastry and really focusContinue reading “Mediterranean Beef Puff Pastries”

Chickpea Curry with Crispy Halloumi Bites

I am usually a big fan of meals that take thirty minutes or less to make. I am however willing to spend more time for anything stew- or soup-like – especially if cooking it for longer means creamier textures and more intense flavors. And dishes that taste even better when you reheat them the nextContinue reading “Chickpea Curry with Crispy Halloumi Bites”

Bacon Egg Quiche Lorraine

Quiche Lorraine is a really classic dish from the French region Alsace. The egg, bacon and cream tarte is usually more of a fall dish, but tastes great whenever it’s cold and windy outside and you just want to wrap yourself in a blanket. Although it takes some time to prepare and bake, the singleContinue reading “Bacon Egg Quiche Lorraine”

Sushi Bowl with Teriyaki Chicken

Whenever we go out to eat (remember when that was still a thing?), I love to order dishes that feature a lot of different ingredients, especially sauces and toppings. Sushi bowls are a great example for that – and you can make your own at home quite easily! Asides from a base of seasoned sushiContinue reading “Sushi Bowl with Teriyaki Chicken”

German Lentils and Pasta (Linsen mit Spätzle)

Especially before and after opulent holiday meals, I find myself craving really simple yet hearty homemade dishes. This recipe is a classic for a post- or pre-Christmas lunch, but the combination of carbs and carbs also makes it a great choice during the whole winter season. Spätzle are a special kind of German pasta (IContinue reading “German Lentils and Pasta (Linsen mit Spätzle)”

Easy homemade Mac and Cheese

To me, Mac and Cheese are pretty much the biggest comfort food out there. I mean, combining pasta with a creamy, cheesy sauce and some crunchy breadcrumbs already sounds like a genius concept, so where could you go wrong? German restaurants, however, haven’t quite figured out yet how to make good Mac and Cheese –Continue reading “Easy homemade Mac and Cheese”