Month: February 2016

Asian Kale Salad with Sesame-Ginger Dressing‏

Asian Kale Salad with Sesame-Ginger Dressing‏

Terribly trendy, but oh so good. I love kale salads. Especially a good raw kale salad with a fantastic dressing. This is one of my absolute favorite dressings (or shall I say vinaigrette?) for kale. One that appears on our table a lot! It’s bursting with Asian flavors — roasted sesame oil, Japanese rice vinegar, […]

Mediterranean Orzo Pasta Salad with Artichokes, Red Pepper, Zucchini, Olives, Sun-dried Tomatoes and Feta

Mediterranean Orzo Pasta Salad

Nothing beats a good orzo pasta salad recipe and this one is goooood. Quick and easy to make, I particularly love this recipe because not only is it packed full of fresh and tasty ingredients, it also makes for fantastic leftovers. You could really call this a “deliberately-made for leftovers” pasta salad. The next day, […]

Lamb Merguez, Mushroom, Thyme and Apple Wild Rice Pilaf

Merguez and Apple Wild Rice Pilaf

There is something about wild rice pilaf that is so comforting to me. Winter. Cozy. Comfort. Food. Yes, the kind that is perfect for those chilly winter days, one that screams comfort food. Maybe it’s because, when I was a kid wild rice was one of those things that always found its way to the […]

Kohlrabi, Grapefruit, and Red Cabbage Salad

Kohlrabi, Grapefruit, and Red Cabbage Salad

Don’t hate me for introducing another salad in the midst of a cold and wet Hamburg winter. But this super simple one is featuring regional-in-saison-now red cabbage (+ carrots) and thanks to our neighbors in the South kohlrabi (ciao!) and pink grapefruit (hola!). It’s a refreshing, delicious and can I say gorgeous (??) — just […]

Winter Salad with Beluga Lentils, Roasted Sweet Potato and Beet

Winter Salad with Beluga Lentils, Roasted Sweet Potato and Beet

This salad is my picture perfect winter – it’s full of deep, rich colors, and it’s comforting and nourishing. Let’s not forget, TOTALLY delicious! Not only do beluga lentils add lots of protein and texture, but they also add fiber and folate to a salad that’s already loaded with winter’s deep and earthy flavors of […]