Easy “Flammekueche” tarte flambé with sour cream and bacon

German recipe below Tarte flambé is a very traditional dish in the French Alsace and bordering German regions. Most people love to eat it in the fall along with a glass of new wine – but for me it’s really a year-round affair. The dough is super-simple, the only thing to keep in mind isContinue reading “Easy “Flammekueche” tarte flambé with sour cream and bacon”

Easy Teriyaki Beef Bowls

We’re currently experiencing a heat wave and I’m staying away from my stove as much as possible. However, if you’re getting tired of eating salads and cold dishes, here’s a great alternative: These teriyaki bowls with rice pasta will make you feel like you made an actual meal, but come together really easily in lessContinue reading “Easy Teriyaki Beef Bowls”

Refreshing Lime Blueberry Loaf

Easy, fruit-based cakes are my go-to during the summer and this Lime Blueberry Loaf is a prime example for that. I use lime zest for both the batter and the frosting, which makes it really refreshing. A generous portion of sour cream or Greek yogurt makes the final cake super moist and delicious. I didContinue reading “Refreshing Lime Blueberry Loaf”

Summery Pasta Salad with Tomato Vinaigrette

German recipe below For the longest time, I wasn’t a fan of pasta salads. What you got at barbecues was often heavy with mayonnaise and featured one of my most disliked vegetable: peas. However, Jamie Oliver and the like have brought a fresh breeze into the German pasta salad scene and today, you will findContinue reading “Summery Pasta Salad with Tomato Vinaigrette”

Friday Night Tacos

German recipe below Admittedly, ground beef tacos aren’t the most complex kind of taco out there – but they’re easy to throw together using pantry staples and some fresh vegetables. That is why I call this recipe my Friday Night Tacos. They are a fun alternative to more straight-lined (and healthy) weekday meals – butContinue reading “Friday Night Tacos”

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”