Recipe: Tzatziki

I’ll give you this – I’m not usually a big fan of sauces. At least making them… it’s a bit of a pain, if I’m being honest. Especially without a food processor – my patience chopping up little herbs and mixing or mashing by hand is practically zero. But in a Greek-fuelled haze, I decided…

Indulge Your Inner Foodie

Hormone-fuelled Thursdays aren’t my favourites. In fact, this one is so difficult that instead of writing out a fun-filled recipe for you to enjoy, I’m going to post pictures of food and look longingly at them (as you should too). xx

Autumn Chili

Autumn Chili I want to begin by making a confession. I used a chili mix for this… I couldn’t help myself! Walking down the German grocery store aisles and looking at all of the options they had underneath auflaufs, soups and casseroles, the temptation was strong. How could I not at least try one of…

Coconut Curry

You’re all thinking it… I can see it in your eyes. Yes. I used pre-cooked chicken for my curry last week (don’t kill me?). Even now, looking at the delicious results of curry paste and coconut milk – I can’t bring myself to feel too shamed. Normally, I love cooking chicken from the raw state,…

Chicken Brussel Sprouts Lunch

Part of me doesn’t even think this recipe deserves to be called that: recipe. Chicken and brussel sprouts for lunch? That’s just a couple ingredients thrown together and voila: something nutritious and forbiddingly yummy emerges. I’ve been making bowls like this, though, for quite some time and it didn’t hit me until a couple weeks…

Foil Salmon

You know that feeling… when you’ve been trolling the Pinterest archives for a few hours and you’ve just about had it. How can all of these weird bloggers perfect their dishes and have them look picture-ready? Well, besides that being a general part of daily life around my computer and I – I finally got…

Beta Carotene Lentil Deliciousness

No it’s not still winter. In case you’re still wondering, my last two recipes have been directed almost exclusively to winter… but it’s actually quite summery in Berlin. The only problem is the masses of dried food I have around the pantry, and the obsession I will continue to have for sweet potatoes year-round. This…

Roasted Radishes

Roasted Radishes Recipe Ingredients: Bunch of radishes Walnuts, crushed White onion, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper and paprika Something left over in the freezer…? I may have a slight tendency to lose my focus at work and go on The Kitchn maybe once every two hours… or hour. It was on…

Chickpea Zucchini Semi-Frittata

Recipe: Chickpea-Zucchini Semi Frittata Ingredients: 1 can of chickpeas 1 zucchini, diced up 1 red onion, minced 2 eggs 2 heaping tbsp flour 1 clove garlic, minced salt and pepper to season Let me admit that this recipe only happened because my original plan for zucchini-chickpea fritters failed tragically. Apparently, chickpeas are not so easy…

Successful Adulting

As of last week, I feel like I have finally learned a little more about “adulting,” in small quantities at least. I didn’t write my usual weekly post last week, mostly because nothing at all happened that could have made for interesting reading. My job is *eh* fun, but I can’t write about the different…

Working Girl

In case you couldn’t tell by the title… I started work this week. I can’t exactly say where; contracts and the lot *dramatic eye roll. But suffice it to say that this week has probably been one of the best I’ve had since entering Germany. Not only because I absolutely love my job, but also…

Books and books… (Oh and a headstand)

Life in Cologne is many things, but one thing I didn’t expect was for it to be difficult. Of course language school is no breeze in the park, but adapting to new cities and cultures is usually a particular strong point of mine. Keyword there: usually. Take away all that mumbo-jumbo about adaption and cultural…