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”

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”

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”

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”

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”

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”