Black Bean Mango Bowl

I think combining sweet and hearty flavors is always a good idea. Do you need proof? Then try this recipe for a black bean mango bowl that combines a Mexican-flavored black bean and pepper stew with fresh mango cubes and rice. This is a great dish for hot days, but also works well during fallContinue reading “Black Bean Mango Bowl”

Flavorful Panzanella Salad

With fall quickly approaching, we’re enjoying the last wave of summer dishes – and panzanella salads are a great example for that. This one combines the flavors of fully ripened tomatoes with fresh cucumbers, mozzarella, balsamic vinegar, basil, garlic and crispy bread bites roasted in olive oil – an Italian dream come true. You canContinue reading “Flavorful Panzanella Salad”

Hearty Taco Salad

This recipe is high on the list of meals that immediately make my husband smile. While it’s quite far from a “healthy” salad, it is also one of my favorites for a fairly quick, yet super-flavorful Saturday lunch. Where does the flavor come from? First off, there’s the beef which is seasoned with garlic, cumin,Continue reading “Hearty Taco Salad”

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”

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”

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”