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Tabbouleh – My Favorite Potluck Salad

June 23, 2017

If you’re invited to a potluck or picnic, what do you bring? I usually sign up for dessert, and bring my genius 2-ingredient chocolate mousse, which is particularly great during the colder months. It’s easy to make and everybody looooooved it so far.   However, during the hotter summer months, I do prefer a dish that is made to sit around in hot climate and doesn’t change much taste- or… continue reading »

Mango Pineapple Smoothie Bowl

June 13, 2017

Today, we hit a new record. The thermometer shows 95°F (35°C) degrees in the apartment! Since we live in an apartment directly below the roof and without AC, the current heat wave here in Boston converts our place into a sauna. The good thing is: I can do hot yoga for free now ;-) For cooling down somehow, I am feeding myself with these delicious pastel yellow smoothie bowls. They… continue reading »

Green Spring Tacos with Curried Chickpeas

June 6, 2017

These tacos are simply amazing. They are not only colorful and delicious but also come together in a few minutes. They are a fusion of Mexican, Indian and Austrian flavors: I top small wheat tortillas with green hummus, fresh baby spinach leaves, cabbage slices and radishes. The Indian element, the curried chickpeas, are ready within 2 minutes if you are using canned chickpeas, as I do and recommend. Last but… continue reading »

Strawberry Banana Smoothie

May 27, 2017

It’s no surprise that I am a huge fan of strawberry smoothies. Honestly, who isn’t. This is my go-to recipe if I am craving something sweet but don’t want to go down the chocolate route. This naturally sweet 3-ingredient strawberry banana smoothie is simply amazing. It’s so tasty, fruity, creamy, and sweet that you wouldn’t believe it’s sugar-free. Strawberry Banana Smoothie was last modified: May 30th, 2017 by Ursula

Homemade Elderflower Syrup

May 24, 2017

Growing up as Austrian means growing up with elderflower syrup. Either store-bought or homemade, almost every household has a bottle of elderflower syrup ready to use. Mostly, people are using it to make a non-alcoholic beverage, adding some tap water or seltzer to make it a low-sugar soda. Homemade Elderflower Syrup was last modified: May 24th, 2017 by Ursula

Salmon Poke Bowl

May 19, 2017

I’ve never been a fan of fish for most of my life. As a child, when my siblings enjoyed their fish sticks, the smell of it deterred me. Therefore, I decided back then that I don’t like fish and that I won’t eat it any more. By the way, other than that, I wasn’t a picky person at all. A couple of years ago, just before we moved to Cambridge,… continue reading »

Puffy and Fluffy Dutch Baby

April 25, 2017

It’s funny that a Dutch Baby is also known as German pancake. I am somewhat embarrassed to admit that I’ve never heard of a Dutch Baby before I moved to the US. And usually, Austrians know what’s going on in Germany ;-) So this dish was a great discovery. It’s kind of foodie-heaven for me. If you get to know me a little, you know my preference for sweet egg-flour-milk… continue reading »

Chewy Fudgy Brownies

April 18, 2017

This one bowl brownie recipe yields chewy, fudgy brownies with a moist center and a crispy crust. I simply love their moist chew and the fact that they are not too dense. The baking time influences the consistency of these brownies tremendously, so please insert the cake tester (skewer, toothpick) rather too often than pulling dry brownies out of the oven. You will get the best results if the brownies… continue reading »

Quick Blood Orange Jam with Aperol

March 28, 2017

During orange season, I make this blood orange jam pretty often. It is simply a perfect spread for breakfast and brunch and makes a great hostess gift. Being from Austrian, right next to Italy, means growing up with Aperol Spritz and other drinks made of the famous Italian aperitif. The flavors of Aperol and fresh blood orange blend so well that it would almost be a shame not to spread… continue reading »

Basic chia pudding with coconut milk

March 14, 2017

This is my basic recipe for chia pudding. I typically use coconut milk for chia puddings – I like its taste and color – but feel free to substitute with any other plant-based milk like soy or almond milk. The color may vary slightly. Smoothies and fruit juices taste great as well, when used instead of milk. I use 5 tablespoons of liquid for every tablespoon of chia seeds as a… continue reading »

Boston Baked Beans – A Slow and a Quick Way

March 7, 2017

Ok, it took me almost three years living in Boston to finally post this recipe for Boston Baked Beans. Why? Honestly, I don’t know. Ever since I’ve made this recipe for the first time, I can’t get enough of it. In addition to the original recipe, I’ve added a quick version that uses cooked beans from a can and is therefore ready in 10 minutes. Of course, the dish tastes… continue reading »

Pulled Pork Sliders

February 23, 2017

These pulled pork sliders make me speechless. Omg, they are soooooo tasty! I made the pulled pork in a heavy pot in the oven and it took the meat less than 3 hours to fall apart when pierced with a fork. But these sliders …I don’t know if I crave them because of the slightly smoky and not overwhelming pulled pork or the combination of all the homemade ingredients including… continue reading »