Month: October 2015

Chicken with Bulgur, Lemon, Herbs and Tomatoes

Chicken with Bulgur, Lemon, Herbs and Tomatoes

Here is a super simple one-pan dish that’s perfect for delivering dinner on a busy weeknight. All that goes into this casserole dish is broth, bulgur, lemon, thyme and some cherry tomatoes, which is topped with seared chicken breasts and baked in the oven. The bulgur cooks in the broth, the chicken finishes cooking, and […]

Fruit and Nut Spelt Loaf‏ with Figs, Apricot, Cranberries, Walnuts, Yogurt

Fruit & Nut Spelt Loaf

This is a naturally sweet fruit and nut spelt loaf that is crusty on the outside, moist and flavorful on the inside. Studded with dried figs, apricots, dates and walnuts, it makes for the perfect energy boosting snack or accompaniment to your next cheese platter — or better yet, go ahead and sprinkle it with […]

Simple Carrot and Fennel Soup with Coriander and Cayenne

Simple Carrot and Fennel Soup

Let’s talk fall. Let’s talk fall in Hamburg. I don’t know what the weather is like where you are, but here wet, windy and beyond chilly. Which means I am desperately seeking cold weather comfort — in which case, means a simple unassuming little bowl of carrot and fennel soup. For me, soups and stews […]

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Blue Cheese & Penne

Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Blue Cheese Penne

Who would have figured? Two things I love and many of us loathe, taste absolutely fantastic together. Blue cheese and Brussels sprouts. Roasted Brussels sprouts and blue cheese. Talk about a taste sensation! This was a fluke discovery. I would have never dreamed of pairing the two together, but as it be, it was a […]

Sumac Beluga Lentils with Persimmons, Feta

Sumac Lentils with Persimmons

Lentils are amazingly well-loved in my kitchen. Not only are they an amazing source of protein, but cooking them is super-easy! Unlike beans, lentils don’t need any pre-soaking and have the added advantage of cooking quickly. Beluga lentils are one of my favorite lentil varieties. They have a complex flavor and readily absorb the variety […]

Chia Overnight Oats with Cranberries, Vanilla, Almond Milk

Chia Overnight Oats & Coconut Mango Chia Pudding

As one of the most nutrient-dense foods on the market, why not include chia seeds in what we consider the most important meal of the day? After all…“chia” does mean strength. Starting your day with a delicious and nutritious bowl of chia overnight oats fueled with almond milk, dried tart cranberries, and fresh fruit is […]

Kürbissuppe, Ginger Chili Hokkaido Soup with Coconut Milk, Pumpkin, Squash

Ginger Chili Hokkaido Soup

Love them or loathe them, pumpkin and winter squash are a sure sign that fall has arrived. Close relatives, there are hundreds of varieties, and they come in endless shapes, sizes, colors and patterns. One of my absolute favorites is a cute little pumpkin (actually a squash) that goes by the name of “Hokkaido”. And […]

Fresh Dill, Dillweed, Spice Box

Dill – Prized Herb of the Greeks

Fresh, green and feathery. Dill has been a symbol of vitality and prosperity since classical antiquity (ancient Greek and Roman times). It has also had its place in folklore. In the Middle Ages, dill had a reputation of containing magical properties and was used as a powerful ingredient in many enchanting spells concocted by witches […]

Pasta with prosciutto and peas

Pasta with Prosciutto and Peas in a Cream Sauce

Give peas a chance. Peas are much more than boring. Bursting with green goodness, they can be ridiculously yummy! Harmonious and perfect together with pasta, they add a delicious sweet flavor that is an amazing complement to the refined saltiness of prosciutto. Tossed in a creamy sauce, this makes the perfect, yum factor meal for […]