Tag Archives: Vegetarian

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 »

Linzer Torte with Strawberries

July 11, 2017

Yummmmmm! Growing up half an hour from the city of Linz, I can’t understand why I neglected this traditional Austrian torte for such a long time. Being Austrian, I should be a connoisseur of amazing pastries – especially if we are talking about one of Austria’s signature dishes that is known around the globe. Shame on me! Shame on me even more with Linz being the closest city around until… continue reading »

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: September 12th, 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