Long time no see!
Let’s start this new beginning with something fresh, simple, healthy, delicious and easy to prepare.
Pak Choi belongs to the Cabbage family and has many different names; bok choy, horse’s ear, Chinese celery cabbage, white mustard cabbage, Vietnamese cabbage, pe-tsai and so on… you get the idea. Everyone is in love with it 🙂
….for a good reason as it is very low in calories and a great source of various minerals, vitamins and anti-oxidants.
So next time you are in the supermarket and in need of some fresh greens think of this little hero.
Who does not know the classic “sweet and sour” dish from the Asian restaurant just around the corner??! I am convinced that everyone loves it… I know I definitely do 100%. The interesting thing is that no matter where you go in the world, where you travel and what cities you visit there is always sweet and sour to be found. However, sweet and sour varies very dramatically in color and consistency depending on where you are! I had once a PINK very watery sauce… Now I am not sure I should be telling you this ahaha. Anyways the one I am used to is orangy-brown in color and is a thick and juicy sauce. It just happens to be my father’s recipe!
How do tacos sound for dinner? Good? I love love love fajitas, enchiladas and tacos
A lot of people have started talking about using cauliflower as carb substitute for their low-carb lifestyle. What have they been disguising it as? Simple, cauliflower can pretty much take the role of anything you can think of, just to name a few examples… here it goes: breadsticks, buns, pizza crust, quiche, couscous, rice, tortilla, bagels, hash browns, nachos and many more!
Isn’t it amazing?
As I am in the middle of revision week for my midterm exams I do not have a lot of time to prepare my breakfast. One of my favorite go to recipes, when I have some overripe bananas is banana bread.
It is one of the first things I learned to bake when I was a little girl. I remember my brother hearing about banana bread and his wish to try it. As it is not very common to have or make banana bread in Switzerland we did not have a recipe already in the house.
I researched, came up with a recipe and it has not been changed ever since! It’s so good!
It’s Pancakes timeeee! You know the feeling when you wake up on a lazy Sunday morning, turn on the TV for some cheesy TV show and they are eating deliciously moist pancakes?! Right in front of you?!! I mean how dare they do this to me? Clearly, I had to fix my jealousy and make myself some pancakes for breakfast.
Feel like something fresh, light and tasty? Then these Vietnamese Spring Rolls might be just what you need!
While I was travelling through South -East Asia with friends we took a cooking class in Vietnam. That’s when I fell in love with these rolls. What makes them so special is that they are super healthy and super delicious… BIG TIME!
What do they consist of? Mostly vegetables 🙂
“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.”
Who does not love chocolate? Well putting the few rare personalities aside EVERYONE loves some choco now and then… or maybee… daily?! Why not.
This version is a bit different to the “classic” brownie recipe as it has no butter, no dairy and no flour. WHAT?!
Something I have come to appreciate and like a lot lately is Tahini. It is super fast to make and pretty amazing.
Made from sesame seeds and some olive oil Tahini is a nut butter originated from the Middle Eastern and Eastern cuisine.
Tahini is not only delicious it can also benfit your body quite a bit. Having a lot of calcium and protein it is a great addition for people who do not or hardly eat meat. Furthermore, there are enough fatty healthy acids (Omega 3 and 6) present to make Tahini one of your go to products pretty fast!
If I could choose I would probably eat almost daily asian inspired food. I love curry, coconut, sticky rice and all the other delicious aromas and igredients asian cuisines use.
This coconut fishsoup is a recipe that my family has been doing for quite some years now. And let me tell you it is DELICIOUS! It is so simple to make but a wonderful experience while eating. Aromas of lemon grass, ginger and curcuma will fill your kitchen.
The important thing to realise is that when cooking asian, not everybody’s tastebuds are the same.
Today I made something delicious that originated in France. A galette is a much simpler approach to glazed fruit tarts. Although the term is very wide (some French cafes a galette is a whole wheat crepe) it usually means a free form tart with a crispy dough some fruit and sugar on top. No glazing or crème topping.