Welcome to the World

Oh, where would you begin: Indian Dhal, Brazilian Feijoada, or Jordanian Pita? The world’s just too big to ignore on your kitchen table. The selection is literally infinite, so we focus on the really good stuff here. Dip in, try new things, and enjoy.


Recipes from around the world

Homemade Amaretto Liqueur from Apricot Pits

September 2, 2020

Homemade amaretto liqueur made with only 3 ingredients: apricot pits, vodka, and sugar. It’s a quick and fuss-free recipe for amaretto: Let the pits steep in vodka, add sugar and that’s it. The addictive marzipan-almond flavored liqueur is perfect to drizzle over ice cream, to add to desserts, cakes, cookies, and pancakes, or to drink as a digestif – I’m sure you’ll love it. This DIY amaretto makes a great… continue reading »

Fermented Tomato Peach Salsa (beginner-friendly)

July 26, 2020

My favorite homemade fermented salsa – ready in 2 days. For this salsa, you don’t need any fermentation skills, nor special equipment or any starter culture. Just veggies and salt, that’s it. It is super easy to make! This fruity salsa with tomatoes pairs well with just about anything – think cheese boards, tortilla chips or for BBQ. Fermented Tomato Peach Salsa (beginner-friendly) was last modified: September 2nd, 2020 by… continue reading »

Easy, Super-Creamy Mushroom Risotto

April 20, 2020

This mushroom-brie risotto is my go-to risotto: It is creamy, delicious, and easy to make. The risotto is made without wine for a straightforward everyday use. Easy, Super-Creamy Mushroom Risotto was last modified: April 21st, 2020 by Ursula

Easy Green Spinach Smoothie

March 24, 2020

This simple green smoothie for beginners is healthy, sweet, vibrant green, and super delicious. This smoothie is bright green in color, using natural ingredients only. Adding fresh baby spinach makes this smoothie super vibrant without making it taste ‚green‘. It tastes sweet, due to the added fruits – no additional sweetener needed. That’s why it is also perfect for green smoothie beginners. Easy Green Spinach Smoothie was last modified: June… continue reading »

Quick Basil Gnocchi

March 18, 2020

These super simple basil gnocchi are often my life-saver. If there is no time to cook or if I simply don’t feel like cooking, this is one of my go-to dishes. Why? It’s ready in no time, 10 minutes maximum, and you’ll only need 3 ingredients for the basic version – 6 ingredients make it a fancy version. Quick Basil Gnocchi was last modified: March 18th, 2020 by Ursula

Quick Chickpeas on Toast

March 29, 2019

Is there anything better than a quick, delicious chickpea dish that comes together within minutes? Chickpeas and creamy tomatoes, fresh spinach, generously sprinkled with grated parmesan on a crispy slice of toast. Oh yes. This is my kind of food.   This tomato-chickpea toast is my go-to dish when I’ve barely any time to cook but still crave something healthyish. I could eat chickpeas almost every day of the year…. continue reading »

Quick and Easy Italian Focaccia

June 22, 2018

Learn how to make a thick, soft, and fluffy focaccia. It’s not dense or chewy at all. This focaccia has a fine crumb and a tender crust, which makes it a perfect side for BBQs, the perfect bread to go along with hummus, or simply to use for an Italian-style sandwich.   We just returned from a few days of vacation in southern Italy, which is only a short hop… continue reading »

Homemade Lilac Syrup

May 21, 2018

Lilacs make one of the best syrups I’ve ever tasted. They are so fragrant and full of spring flavors that they go with a lot of different dishes and drinks. Simply add a spoonful of lilac syrup to sparkling water and it will elevate your drinking experience drastically. The syrup also pairs very well with gin and vodka, just saying. And, it makes a great syrup for pancakes or for… continue reading »

Lamb’s lettuce with oranges and grains

May 5, 2018

  My. Favorite. Salad. Ever. You’ll be addicted to it like me in no time. I’m so excited to finally post the recipe for this lamb’s lettuce with oranges and grains. You know why? Because this salad is DREAMY. I do not exaggerate – and once you’ve tried this salad, aka only the best salad ever, you’ll see what I’m talking about. Lamb’s lettuce with oranges and grains was last… 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 »

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 »

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 »