no meat

Quick & Easy Eggplant Parmesan

Local eggplants are still around and beautiful. At my farmers’ market they sell them in different sizes and shades of purple. When I think of eggplant, I immediately think of one of my favorite dishes: Melanzane alla Parmigiana, Eggplant Parmesan. Unfortunately, this traditional vegetarian oven dish isn’t ready in a flash, that’s why I often […] Read more…

Quiche With Broccoli, Allgäuer Cheese & Nuts

Hot lunches and easy dinners, that’s how we like it in Berlin (at school and in the many restaurants in my neighborhood). That’s where quiches come in. This time we made one with broccoli and a lovely German cow’s milk cheese: Allgäuer. It tastes a little like Emmentaler and is made in the South of […] Read more…

Daikon & Radish Salad with Wild Herbs

Although I am a big fan of local markets, every now and then you cannot avoid the grocery store. Next to the ‘usual suspects’ in the vegetable aisle I found a little package of ‘Wildkräuter aus der Region’, herbs from the region. A lot of herbs most people in the Netherlands or the US hardly […] Read more…

Frittata with Leftover Pasta

Sometimes – which actually is quite often, now that school has started – there is ‘dinner rush’ in my house. On those days I can always rely on a frittata. Most of the time I have eggs at hand and I add whatever sits in my fridge. This time I used a zucchini, red pepper, […] Read more…

Tomato Salad With ‘Swedish’ Yoghurtbollar

Supermarkets abroad are very hard to resist. Even if you don’t need any groceries, it’s worthwhile visiting them: enjoy the lovely packaging, new flavors, unknown products. If you go to Sweden, like I did this summer, buy pickled herring, other small canned fish, delicious mustard, and knäckebröd in many exciting varieties. Read more…

Red Rice Salad

Of course, we could have given the recipe of a Pasta Salad Caprese here. But because that somehow seems a little too obvious, we thought it would be nice and healthy to use red rice instead of pasta. We made this salad with freshly picked cherry tomatoes from our neighbor’s garden (thanks, Evan!). They are […] Read more…

Sandwich with Avocado & Nasturtium

We just came back from a mini break in The Netherlands. Holland is best in summer if you’d ask me: lush green fields and forests, happy bikers (due to the lack of rain…) and terraces everywhere. Of course we had lunch at the Veldkeuken , situated at an old estate near the city of Utrecht. […] Read more…

Salad with Peas, Dill & Feta

Yes, we are a little addicted to fresh peas, but it’s the season and we can’t resist them! If you can’t get hold of fresh peas: this salad is also tasty with frozen peas. Serve this salad for lunch or as a starter, or for dinner as a side with meat or fish. Read more…

Potluck Gazpacho with Avocado

Hurray for the potluck! Before I moved to the US 4 years ago, I had never heard of a potluck. The concept of everyone bringing food to an event or party has lately become more popular in The Netherlands as well, but it is not yet as incorporated as here. Well, I love it. A […] Read more…

2 Summer Salads

We must have made these simple salads over a thousand times, but they keep surprising friends and family. So here they are: one salad with watermelon and one with green veggies. Barbecue Season 2014 is now officially open. Read more…

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