All posts filed under: Meat Lovers

Tomato-Melon Salad with Crispy Prosciutto & Mint

Tomato-Melon Salad with Crispy Prosciutto & Mint

This tomato-melon salad with crispy prosciutto and mint screams warm weather! Yes, this is the time of year for something fresh, summery, light and quick to prepare. This recipe utilizes simple ingredients, actually just 6 ingredients in all, and only about 15 minutes to prepare. That’s fast. It is made up of the fabulous combination […]

Mediterranean Chicken Skillet with tomatoes, olives, capers

Mediterranean Chicken Skillet

Let me start out by saying I love these flavors! Oregano marinated chicken breasts, braised together with Mediterranean flavors of sun-dried tomatoes, kalamata olives, capers, vine-ripened tomatoes and original Greek feta. This Mediterranean chicken skillet is an anytime kind of meal. It’s pure comfort food that’s light enough for a summer dinner. And this dish […]

Coconut Milk Garam Masala Curry with Turkey and Spinach

Coconut Milk Garam Masala Curry with Turkey

This quick and easy Garam Masala Curry is made with tender turkey breast, fresh ginger, garlic and curry spices (a mix of garam masala, cumin, coriander and turmeric) simmered together with vine-ripened tomatoes and coconut milk to give this dish an aromatic flavor that is equally appeals to curry newbies and seasoned lovers. It’s great […]

Spicy Coconut Chicken Skillet Curry

Spicy Coconut Chicken Skillet

This moist and flavorful coconut chicken skillet recipe is spiced much like a curry; there’s cumin, coriander, turmeric and for a little kick, cayenne pepper which coats the chicken before it is pan-fried and simmered in coconut milk together with vine-ripened tomatoes, fresh red chilies and baby spinach leaves. It’s super easy to prepare and […]

Coconut Chicken with Tomatoes & Spinach

Coconut Chicken with Tomatoes & Spinach

Here’s an insanely easy coconut chicken recipe that gets dinner on the table in 30-minutes. With this one-pan dish, the herb-coated chicken simmers away in a broth with coconut milk, along with sun-dried tomatoes and vine-ripened baby roma tomatoes. Then finally, with gently sautéed spinach. As a result: tender and moist chicken that and is […]

Autumn Chicken and Mushroom Stew

Autumn Chicken and Mushroom Stew

I don’t often share traditional, “homey” type meals like this chicken and mushroom stew, but sometimes, I just feel the need to make a family meal that hopefully everyone is going to love. Kids and adults alike. And something other than spaghetti Bolognese or lasagna Bolognese. These two meals have all too often frequented our […]

Tuscan Kale and White Bean Soup (Ribollita)

Tuscan Kale and White Bean Soup (Ribollita)

If you ask anyone what is a typical Tuscan dish that’s hearty, filling and perfect for a cold winter’s night, you’ll likely get the answer “a traditional Ribollita”, otherwise known as a rustic Tuscan vegetable stew. It’s loaded with dark greens, lots of beans, vegetables and thickened with day-old bread. In my version, which isn’t […]

Easy Garam Masala Chicken with Spinach

Easy Garam Masala Chicken with Spinach

This garam masala chicken recipe is inspired from traditional Indian butter chicken. Though you can expect a lightened up, healthy version of butter chicken. That’s because this recipe contains no butter and no full-fat cream. Instead it’s a trimmed down version with a lot less calories. It relies on warm spices, onions, garlic and ginger […]

spelt salad with grilled chicken, sun-dried tomatoes, toasted almonds, sweet red onion and baby spinach

Spelt Salad with Chicken, Sun-dried Tomatoes and Almonds

Here’s a super delicious spelt salad. I mean S U P E R delicious! Many of you already know that I don’t eat a lot of meat, so this is an exception. I’ve made this salad a number of times in a vegan version, which is just as tasty. And it’s that simple, just use […]

Asian Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe with napa cabbage, chili, carrots, mushrooms, udon noodles

Asian Chicken Noodle Soup

Ridiculously delicious. That’s what this Asian chicken noodle soup is. Not only is it the best thing ever for fighting off a summer cold, but it tastes amazing! Loaded up with magical umami-power, a healthy dose of vegetables, immune boosting garlic and ginger, it’ll keep you hydrated while delivering the same promise every chicken noodle […]

Lamb Paella with Fennel, Artichokes and Tomato and brown rice

Lamb Paella with Fennel, Artichokes and Tomato

It’s easy to be inspired by Yotam Ottolenghi. And this lamb paella recipe was definitely inspired by his cookbook Plenty which is a compilation of Ottolenghi’s recipes from the Guardian. Admittedly, this is a loose adaptation of his multi vegetable paella. Yes, this is far from being vegetarian. Ottolenghi himself is not vegetarian, but this […]

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 […]

Traditional German Grünkohl with Pinkel and Kochwurst

German Grünkohl

When cooked properly, this typical Northwest German dish has a nice savory taste that complements the robustness of the sausages and potatoes that are served with it. It’s something you often see served at the Christmas markets around Germany. The variety of sausage you’ll get with it depends on the region and depending on where […]

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 […]

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 […]

Mediterranean Chicken Marbella

Mediterranean Chicken Marbella

Taking inspiration from a classical French cooking plat du jour called “lapin aux pruneauxand” and one of most legendary dishes to ever to come out of The Silver Palate Cookbook in the 1980’s, this mediterranean chicken dish is a guaranteed crowd pleaser! The chicken is first marinated in olive oil, red wine vinegar, capers, olives, […]

Recipe Asian Quinoa Salad with Chicken, Fava Beans & Wild Baby Greens

Asian Quinoa Salad with Chicken, Fava Beans & Wild Baby Greens

I read somewhere that people who eat fava beans (a.k.a. broad beans) have a ridiculously high life expectancy. Not sure how many beans and how often you have to eat them but I’m pretty sure they are super healthy. I first stumbled upon fresh fava beans when I moved to Germany, and to my embarrassment […]

Königin-Pasteten (Vol-au-vent) with a Creamy Veal and Mushroom Ragout

Königin-Pasteten (Vol-au-vent) with a Creamy Veal and Mushroom Ragout

As a main meal or finger food, it’s representative of a traditional German or French dish made for special occasions or to celebrate a festive time of year. Armed with this information, and a festive occasion (my birthday), that was my wish. Königin-Pasteten with a creamy veal and mushroom ragout. It was a Monday night […]

Mild and Tangy Lamb Curry (Rogan Josh)

Mild and Tangy Lamb Curry (Rogan Josh)

This dish is a winning combination for fans of eggplant, lamb, and aromatic Persian flavors! Lamb and eggplant are two things I really enjoy but don’t eat very often. Firstly, because not everyone loves lamb and secondly, not everyone loves eggplant. Which is a pity, since together these two ingredients deliver a complex, robust and […]