Month: February 2015

Pesto Genovese Pasta

Pesto Genovese Pasta

My friend Magali writes that with chilly winter temperatures in Geneva so she has been enjoying a lot of pasta these days. Yes, don’t we all do that? Cold day, forget a salad, let’s go for something a little more heartwarming and satisfying, right? So from Geneva with love: Pesto Genovese Pasta. Traditionally, it’s prepared […]

Coconut & Rum Banana Loaf (Egg-Free)

Coconut and Rum Banana Loaf (Egg-Free)

Introduced to me by my Swedish friend, Amalia, this fabulous recipe is egg-free, making it unusual and ideal for egg allergy sufferers. The blend of of ripe bananas, coconut, vanilla and rum transform this banana loaf into a tropical treat. Make sure the bananas are really over-ripe – as they ripen, the starch turns to […]

King Trumpet Mushroom Salad

I really loves salads. And I am pretty big fan of mushrooms too. BUT I’m not all the particular to the all too “vanilla” button mushrooms, rather the unique, wilder types. Maybe you have seen these hefty mushrooms with their unassuming, little flat caps before… native to the Mediterranean, king trumpets are part of the […]

Sweet Potato Mango Red Thai Curry

One of the things that really makes Thai food stand apart is its vibrant flavors. Bursting with spicy, sweet, and tart flavors, this red Thai curry and is loaded with fresh vegetables and herbs, keeping it fresh and light. Thai cooking doesn’t to take a lot of effort and time. It’s actually pretty simple. Really, […]

Tomato and Caper Salad

Tomato Caper Salad

This is a deliciously simple side salad inspired by a brunch get together at my friend Anna’s place recently. She is an amazing host and an even better cook–right down my alley–fresh, fresh, fresh! With homemade baba ganoush, roasted red pepper spread, market fresh cheese, string bean salad, fresh-from-the-bakery German rolls, and whole host of […]

German Beef Rouladen

German food. Love, love, love it. Succulent beef, delicious gravy. The origin of the word “roulade” may be French but Rouladen is very much a traditional German dish usually consisting of bacon, onions, mustard and pickles wrapped in thinly sliced beef which is browned, then braised over low heat in a red wine broth. Although […]