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”

Buttery Pear and Goat Cheese Galette

Hearty baked goods are among my favorite things to make during fall and winter. A galette admittedly isn’t the healthiest option among them – but there are few things as delicious as the warm, flaky and buttery crust. This recipe for a galette featuring ripe pears and creamy goat cream cheese comes together really quickly.Continue reading “Buttery Pear and Goat Cheese Galette”

Sweet and hearty “Flammekueche” tarte flambé with goat cream cheese and apples

This recipe is a great alternative to a more traditional tarte flambé (click here for my recipe) which features bacon bits and large amounts of onions. The sweet apples and tart goat cheese spread play off each other really well, while caramelized onions and chopped walnuts contribute smaller accents. You can serve it as aContinue reading “Sweet and hearty “Flammekueche” tarte flambé with goat cream cheese and apples”

Easy Weeknight Spaghetti Puttanesca

Puttanesca sauce is a flavorful alternative to meat-based sauces. It is only slightly more complex to make than a simple marinara but packs a punch of briny, salty flavors thanks to dark kalamata olives and capers. Original recipes typically feature sardines, but I just skip them for an easy vegetarian version. If you’re buying darkContinue reading “Easy Weeknight Spaghetti Puttanesca”