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”

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”

Sweet Potato and Bean Enchiladas

What makes this recipe filling despite few ingredients, is the choice of vegetables. Sweet potatoes, kidney beans and corn provide enough starch to keep you going without any protein. Relying on pantry staples also makes this a great option for a spontaneous veggie-packed dinner. This recipe makes four portions. German recipe below What you willContinue reading “Sweet Potato and Bean Enchiladas”

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”