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”

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”

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”

Weeknight tuna penne

German recipe below This recipe is perfect for those weeknight pasta cravings. It comes together in twenty minutes and uses pantry staples. Depending on how much sauce you like on your pasta, you should have enough for three to four generous helpings. It also freezes and reheats well. What you will need – 300 -350Continue reading “Weeknight tuna penne”

Crispy Chickpea Wraps

German recipe below These wraps are a great and quick alternative to meat-based wraps. I use a garlicky yogurt sauce which perfectly matches the slightly spicy chickpeas. If you don’t like spice at all or are making this recipe with kids, you can also omit the hot sauce for the chickpeas and add some driedContinue reading “Crispy Chickpea Wraps”

Turkish Lentil Soup

German recipe below I recently downloaded the recipe app KptnCook to get out of my current cooking rut. Their recipe for an Anatolian recipe makes a wonderful soup that hits all the right spots: Colorful, packed with flavor and supereasy to make! I served it with some store-bought pita bread for a light lunch. ThisContinue reading “Turkish Lentil Soup”

My favorite lasagna recipe

This recipe easily makes enough lasagna for six people – if your household is smaller or you don’t want leftovers for a couple of days (but then again, who doesn’t love leftovers?), I recommend sizing down the ingredients. Personally, I also like a very pasta-heavy lasagna, unlike what you will get in most restaurants. IfContinue reading “My favorite lasagna recipe”