Welcome to Boston & USA

Boston’s great, and so is the US. We simply love it here. It’s convenient, it kind of has the best from everywhere. It successfully merged Burger with Fajitas with Thai Food. Wouldn’t trade it for anything, plus, it’s always just a short trainride away from almost-abroad Chinatown and Li’l Italy. And probably from Li’l Vienna, someday. Until then, let’s focus on the true American kitchen, enjoy delicious Apple Pie and Meat Loaf.


Recipes from Boston and the USA

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

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 »

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 »

Red Cabbage Slaw

February 11, 2017

I am a sucker for a great red cabbage slaw. Be it as a side salad or as a topping for pulled pork sliders (recipe here). I prefer coleslaw with a nice crunchy texture and not overly soggy and wet. But not too crunchy and almost raw. I like that sweet spot in between: a little softened but still crunchy. The recipe below gives exactly this kind. My trick to… continue reading »

Brioche Slider Buns

February 8, 2017

If you are a fan of soft, fluffy, airy, subtle buttery, and only slightly sweet brioche burger buns, you can stop your search right here. I came up with the recipe for these super-briochy slider buns after exhaustive testing. Usually, when making burgers with beef patties, I use a different kind of bun, which tastes more baguette-like and less briochy. But these brioche buns go so well with pulled pork… continue reading »

Quick Homemade BBQ Sauce (without ketchup)

February 2, 2017

This is the perfect BBQ sauce for Pulled Pork Sliders. I am serious. Perfect! It’s not too sour, not too sweet, and it comes with a hint of smoky flavor. Since I’ve made a batch of this quick and not overly sweet BBQ sauce for my pulled pork sliders (recipe here), I am addicted to this sauce. It goes well with almost everything: It’s the perfect sauce for burgers, for… continue reading »