All posts tagged: kraut

How to show up at work with the most colourful lunch ever

I got so motivated trying this recipe out! The video showing you how to prepare it, is definetely just too cute – unfortunately it is facebook embeded, so for a start only a photograph now. As soon as I grab hold of a free video version though, I am gonna share the link! In any case, anyone will definetely get the admiration of their office mates for such a glass. Speaking of Asian-inspired noodle soups – they are also great dinners, cause within no time you can prepare some pretty decent, filling and yummy meals. Explained here:

The hair pick – a must have in every kitchen (once you’ve gone cutting onions that way, you will never go back)

Cutting and slicing isn’t easy. Of course, there are slicing boards (here is what I mean with slicing board by the way). But sometimes you do not need super thin slices and boards take up to much time.Thankefully, there is the super-lovely, life-hack youtube-channel ‘DaveHax‘ which brought to my attention, that all that I was ever missing in a kitchen is: A hairpick! Of course, you can also buy those as specially labeled ‘onion slicers‘ (again slicer for such a different kitchen item – why does the English language has to be so imprecise??). However, ‘DaveHax‘ explains to you, why a dedicated hair style product is a must go in the kitchen – besides onions you can do lots more with this ‘instrument’. And, believe me, you very quickly become accustomed to his method. It doesn’t stop here. On his channel, you can find sooo much more life hacks that make one’s days easier… So, enjoy his very British voice to be taught up on fundamental things. Believe me it IS each time a revelation …

Luxurious, mass-produced or rather self-made

Eat your cuttlery! It is stylish, saves the planet, and you can make it yourself in any forms you wish. Edible spoons have gained attention outside of the world of cocktail partys as an Indian, Narayana Peesapaty, sees a possibility to reduce plastic waste in India by turning edible spoons into a commodity; currently, consumption of one-time-use plastic cuttlery is high and their substitution by edible spoons could pronouncedly decrease the total plastic consumption of this country. This is of course a very inspiring and yummy idea! In any case, edible spoons are nowadays everywhere (they are not copryright protectable) – here some examples:

19th of January 2015 – – –

…is the date that Sweden will see its first all vegeterian cooking show to be airing. A historic date, given that Swedes – maybe I am predjudiced – are either notoriously lazy to cook, or just love their meat. But, just like in the rest of the world, veganism and vegeterianism gain influence. More about the social importance of this event you can read here. The hostesses, Elenore Bendel Zahn and Karoline J├Ânsson, run by the way their own food blogs – in English and Swedish, respectively.

The reddest red

With only few hours remaining till THE new years eve party, it is time to get down with some fundamental thoughts on how to organize the first days following new years eve party. Luckily, this year, I am prepared. For christmass I had the delicious pleasure of enjoying traditional Polish red beet soup. You must know that a traditional Polish Christmass dinner has 12 courses. All of them are either vegetarian or feature fish. And it all starts with a rubby beet root soup J What is the secret of this soup? In order to obtain this marvelous colour you first must pick the right kind of beet root – not the round ones but the tubular ones (they give more colour). Then you must prepare your own fresh, clear vegetable essence, by cooking three ingredients for 2 hours: carrots, parsley root, and celery root. Really cook/boil it. After 2 hours take the pot from the heat and add the cut down beet root (really small pieces), a cut acidic apple and 3 cut onions …

Krauts eat kraut – at least for New Years Eve

Long time ago, the British or the Americans or some other enemy of Germany during world war I or II decided to nickhname the entire populus as ‘Krauts’. Apparently, back then, Germans dieted on an – for the Western world – unusual high amount of sauerkraut. As mentioned – that was of course long time ago. Since then, Germany was not only globalized but had a huge influx of Italian and Turkish migrants (aka. Gastarbeiter) that shaped modern German cuisine and eating habits like no other nation. Kraut dishes have lost hugely importance in daily cooking (despite a revival cause of modern health food trends). However, there is one evening in the whole year when kraut still dominates dinner plates all over the country (see photograph taken from this blog): new years eve! The reason of course is that – as in many other countries – Germans believe that eating the right thing for new years eve increases monetory success the upcoming year. And, hey, sauerkraut does have a gold-like colour – right? – it …