We love Asian cuisine. Thailand, Vietnam, China, or Japan – all countries have so many different and delicious dishes. Actually, so many delicious dishes it’s sometimes hard to make a choice ;) We love recipes that use a lot of veggies, but the ones with meat are also pretty popular here. This one here – Spicy Meatballs with Rice & Cucumber Salad – is a good example. Rice, meat, and veggies are a great combination! If you like it spicy this might be the perfect dish for you. But even people that prefer it milder can prepare this meal – you can adjust the level of spiciness easily here. We want everyone to be happy here ;)
Cucumbers are generally considered healthy – low in calories, and many vitamins and minerals. If you like, you can simply nibble on a cucumber or prepare a salad with it. In Germany, however, cucumber salad is often »murdered« with heavy cream, which quickly cancels out the healthy aspects of cucumbers ;P I prefer the Asian version – a delicious (Spicy) Smashed Cucumber Salad – without cream, fewer calories and super delicious ;)
As soon as the days get longer in spring and the temperatures rise there is one question that comes up instantly: »When do we do our first BBQ of the season?«. A legitimate question, in my opinion ;) Even though we have a nice indoor grill we can use all year round for grilling meat and veggies, doing it outside on a proper grill is so much better, isn’t it? Something you need on the side with your grilled meat or veggies (no matter if you did it inside or outside on the terrace) – is a nice salad. I think we can all agree. If you like it simple and uncomplicated you should take a look at this Easy Coleslaw with Bacon. The perfect side dish for a BBQ.
There are two options here in Germany when it comes to dinner on Christmas Eve: you either cook a lot or you do not cook at all… or only the bare minimum to not let the family starve ;P In many German families it’s tradition to not (really) cook for Christmas. We love to serve simple dishes like Potato Salad with Sausages (aka. Wieners). The perfect dish to make (in my option) when you have already enough to do with decorating and the whole gift wrapping and stuff like that. Right? ;)
Something you will find on our dinner table quite often in summer is a nice salad. They are easy to prepare, no need to spend hours in the kitchen, and most of the time they are healthy and perfect on a hot day. This Greek Potato Salad is inspired by a Greek Shepherd’s Salad and they know how to eat well and healthy on a hot summer day. The salad also reminds me of my last vacation in Greece… if you serve the salad to me on the beach along with some nice drinks, everything would be perfect ;)
In summer, salads are always our first choice. When the apartment is “burning” with temperatures over 25°C even at night… you definitely do not want a heavy dinner before you go to sleep. Big dinner in combination with high temperatures normally means bad sleep or no sleep for us at all. Eating some salad for dinner is a much better option here. Something like this delicious Roasted Chickpea Salad with feta, for example. So much better ;)
Hi, my name is Marc. I'm a graphic designer.
I love my job, but in between I love to bake and try new things in the kitchen. A lot of my friends and colleagues encourage me to bake - for a very simple reason: they get the leftovers - and it seems they like it most of the time ;)