Green risotto with oven-baked salmon

German recipe below Salmon is my go-to ingredient if I want to make a fancier meal without going through a lot of preparation and cooking steps. I usually have a couple of fillets in my freezer and if I remember to defrost them on time, there really isn’t an easier protein to incorporate into slightlyContinue reading “Green risotto with oven-baked salmon”

Easy weeknight spaghetti bolognese

German recipe below For me, spaghetti bolognese is one of few recipes that are pretty impossible to mess up. No matter which kind of tomatoes, herbs or cheese you use – the end result will likely be delicious. This a very basic recipe for busy weeknights which you can always switch up by throwing inContinue reading “Easy weeknight spaghetti bolognese”

Gnocchi with crunchy sundried tomato peanut pesto

German recipe below This is another great recipe I discovered via the Kptn Cook app recently. The original is from German food blogger Malte’s Kitchen. I rarely ever eat gnocchi, because they are usually too soft and bland for me. This recipe is very different from what you typically get at restaurants: The gnocchi getContinue reading “Gnocchi with crunchy sundried tomato peanut pesto”

Sweet and sour rhubarb strawberry compote

German recipe below Rhubarb is for sure one of my favorite summer ingredients – with really only one downside: Unlike most fruits, you cannot simply eat it raw. So what do you do if you have some rhubarb at home but don’t want to go through the hassle of baking a pie or streusel cake?Continue reading “Sweet and sour rhubarb strawberry compote”

Oven-baked parmigiano potato wedges

German recipe below These hearty oven potatoes are a great alternative to french fries. All you need is 2 tablespoons of oil, herbs and spices. Even the parmigiano is pretty optional. You can serve them with my honey mustard sauce, marinara or simply ketchup. This recipe makes a main course for two people. You canContinue reading “Oven-baked parmigiano potato wedges”

Summer salad with bacon-wrapped feta cheese bites

German recipe below Salads often have a bad reputation. Too often, we use them as a bland, healthy replacement for what we’d actually would like to eat. This summer salad features crunchy, hearty and sweet flavors – making it an anything-but-boring options for lunch or dinner. And everything is better with bacon, right? This recipeContinue reading “Summer salad with bacon-wrapped feta cheese bites”

Easy homemade focaccia

German recipe below Like many other hobby bakers, I’ve recently looked into making my own bread. You can bake a delicious focaccia without many tools, so that is what I decided on. For the first try, I made a simple version with rosemary, for the second I added dried tomatoes, black olives and mozzarella. TheContinue reading “Easy homemade focaccia”

One-Pot Pastalaya Stew

German recipe below This recipe is inspired by one of my most-used cookbooks, “The American Cookbook” by Caroline Bretherton. The original recipe required quite a few spices and also uses shrimp which my husband doesn’t eat, so I’ve simplified it. You can also deviate from my version and use any proteins and vegetables that youContinue reading “One-Pot Pastalaya Stew”