Author Archives: Ursula

The Best Cheese Dips

February 1, 2018

I have tasted and cooked so many cheese dips, you wouldn’t believe it. Apparently, I am a sucker for cheese dips. I don’t want to call myself an expert, but well …. I am. Just kidding. I’m just a regular cheese and dairy lover with a lot of practice eating delicious cheese dips. With the Super Bowl coming up this Sunday, I wanted to show you my favorite three cheese… continue reading »

Super Creamy Buffalo Chicken Dip

January 31, 2018

Have I told you that this dip is CREEEEEEEAMY? And I don’t mean regular creamy, but super creamy. When I first stumbled upon this dip at a friend’s party in Boston a few years ago, I had never tried a dip with pulled chicken before, nor did I expect meat in a dip. In Austria, that’s not common at all. So, I loaded my tortilla chip with this bubbly, right… continue reading »

Couscous Salad with Red Beets and Carrots

January 18, 2018

I love salads that keep me full for a while. This hearty, satisfying couscous salad with red beets, carrots, feta, and fresh herbs is exactly this type of salad. You can bring it to work without getting hungry 2 hours after your lunchbreak and still, it is a perfectly healthy meal. As you may have noticed, I love to add some carbs into my salads, simply because I’m a carb… continue reading »

I am shadow banned on Instagram. How to find out if you are too and what to do

January 7, 2018

  This is not the first time that I’ve been shadowbanned. But it is the first time that it happened to my food blog account (@lilvienna) and not as before, to my personal account. By the way, both are personal accounts and not business accounts. But first of all: If you are not on Instagram and are not interested in it at all, simply stop reading here. I know that… continue reading »

The Most Popular Recipes of 2017

January 4, 2018

I can’t believe it’s 2018 already! Time flew by so fast, particularly this year where a lot of things changed for us. The biggest change was definitely moving from Boston, where we spent the past 3.5 years, back to Austria, where we are originally from. But before we focus on the year ahead, let’s take a step back and review, which recipes you guys loved to read on our blog…. continue reading »

My Favorite Last-Minute Holiday Desserts

December 22, 2017

Are you looking for a festive dessert recipe that comes together in no time? These quick and easy sweet treats won’t take much time and effort and only need few ingredients – plus you can make them ahead. These three desserts are my favorites. 1. Two-Ingredient Chocolate Mousse Without Eggs If you are in need of a last-minute yet absolutely divine dessert then try this genius 2-ingredient chocolate mousse. I… continue reading »

Sunflower and Pumpkin Seed Granola

December 5, 2017

  It’s no secret that I am a huge granola lover. If I don’t have granola around (usually a few different batches), I kind of get the feeling that something is missing. I picked up this weird habit after excessively test-baking granola for my food column for the Viennese daily I am working for. It simply is soooo convenient to have a ready-to-eat snack within reach to satisfy cravings. Usually,… continue reading »

Traditional Linzer Cookies & News

November 28, 2017

I am back!!! I didn’t post anything on the blog for quite a while. In fact, there has never been a break that long. BUT, and there always is a but, I had a good reason for this: We moved back to Europe. Yes, we recently moved from Boston to Vienna. After having spent the past 3.5 years in Cambridge, we now live in our new/old city again.   If… continue reading »

Grain Salad with Kale, Plums and a Crunchy Topping

October 8, 2017

This grain salad basically consists of 3 ingredients: barley, kale, and plums. It’s ready in 5 minutes but still, it is the perfect salad for a little freestyle-cooking in your kitchen. In case you don’t have any leftover barley in the fridge but bulgur or rice: Go ahead and substitute. Any cooked grain works well here. Couscous, millet, barley, bulgur, rice … you name it. You are not the biggest… continue reading »

Insanely Purple Smoothie

September 25, 2017

Apparently, summer is back in Boston. It’s the end of September and currently it’s 85 degrees °F (29°C) outside. Yay! I am one of these people who deny that fall is on its way because you know what’s coming next. Winter boots and big heavy jackets. So no, no, no. I am definitely a summer person, with late summer being my favorite season. The nights are nice and chilly already… continue reading »

Quick Zucchini Pickles

August 29, 2017

What to do with all of those zucchini? Right now, a lot of people who are lucky enough to call a garden their own, are asking themselves this question. Late summer is zucchini time. And as you might know, zucchinis can turn out quite large. A week ago, I visited my family in Austria. My mom would harvest one large zucchini almost every day from our garden, asking herself the… continue reading »

Viennese Iced Coffee – Wiener Eiskaffee

July 26, 2017

Hands down, this is the best iced coffee drink you’ll ever have. It combines ice cream and coffee – do I have to talk it up any further? Well, I don’t think so – but I’ll do so anyways. If you are strolling through the streets of (Li’l) Vienna, you will notice the cute little traditional cafés all over town. I am not talking about chains here. I am talking… continue reading »