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”

Easy homemade focaccia

German recipe below Like many other hobby bakers, I’ve recently looked into making my own bread. You can bake a delicious focaccia without many tools, so that is what I decided on. For the first try, I made a simple version with rosemary, for the second I added dried tomatoes, black olives and mozzarella. TheContinue reading “Easy homemade focaccia”

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”

Comforting “Kaiserschmarrn” Pancake bites

Whether it’s pancakes, waffles or crépes – sweet main dishes have a special place in my heart. They’re great comfort foods and come together with pantry staples. “Kaiserschmarrn” is a traditional Austrian dish, my recipe fittingly comes from a small cookbook, Wiener Spezialitäten, which we bought while visiting Vienna (also available on amazon). The recipeContinue reading “Comforting “Kaiserschmarrn” Pancake bites”