All posts tagged: Savory Treats

Summer kraut nut avocado salad

It‘s time to mix and match and celebrate plenty. For a laid back Sunday, I decided to prepare this meal-filling salad that basically contains EVERYTHING you need meanwhile having character! What, I mean you will see – just take a look on the ingredient list. Or take a look of the picture I took of the ingredients: For 3 people you need: 1 rather small (but not too small – see pic) pointed cabbage 3 longitudonal flesh tomatos (if questions just take a look at the pic) 200g fresh peas (peel them yourself – see pic) 6 red spring onions 1 avocado 200g walnuts 100g hemp seeds 1 and ½ lemons Hemp oil Olive oil Caraway powder Salt & black pepper Optional: 1 red carrot So, cruel things first: I wanted to use the red carrot as a topping (to add last to the salad). But, I could not since a squirrel ate it. The essence of the story: don‘t store red carrots on your balcony or terrace. First the squirrel marked it with its …

Green asparagus on tortilla look-alike – a quickie recipe that makes you look like a pro cooking wise

This is one of this recipes, you can eat directly from a pan! For it, you will need: 5 mid-sized potatoes 200g green asparagus 5 eggs 7 spring onions olive oil salt an pepper The secret of this recipe is of course green asparagus. I love green asparagus 🙂 It looks great and it always makes YOU look like a gourmet and experienced chef! Plus, taste-wise it is my favourite kind of asparagus. First you need to cook the potatos for 20 minutes in salt water and then peel them (do you remember this easy peeling method). Next, you cut the potato into discs (see picture) and store them in the teflon pan you want to proceed further. Then, cut off the bottom one-third of the green asparagus. Where is the bottom one-third of green asparagus: try out where you an break up the asparagus (it varies in toughness along its length) and break it off where the soft part changes into the hard part. Discard the bottom part or store it for a veggie-soup …

Hemp crackers – there is a new brand in town!

I am addicted! There is a new cracker in town and it is based on hemp 🙂 I love hemp 🙂 Not the cannabis one – the nutrition one (yes, there is a difference). Of course, of course, there are tons of recipes on the web, how you can make them yourself (see for example here or here), but this one is so quickly bought and just so addictive! It only consists of healthy stuff (hemp, sesam, buckwheat, flaxseed) – some of them sprouting), still being yummy, and you can even buy it outside of Germany. It is a great example how vegan, eco-friendly producers are getting better and better in stealing traditional snack producers the show! So, this post is almost product placement so I stop now…

Three pulses pancake

Sweet lupin beans and their usage as food have troubled me for some time now. In particular, I found (now almost 1.5 years ago) a recipe by “Krümeltiger” for lupin pancakes that kinda gave me an inspiration how to use sweet luipin flour in daily cuisine. Here, you can find my interpretation of the recipe. As I kept on experimenting with this unusual ingredient, I developed a mint-red bell pepper pancake recipe myself which till today remains my favourite recipe for this bean (even when compared to commercial ready-made products – I am proud to announce, it excels). Why all the hazzle? Well, lupines are nutrition-wise very valuable; they are rich in all essential amino acids and tons of other good things. Moreover, they are an agriculturally important alternative to soy beans: they can be cultivated in areas soy beans do not grow; so far, their agricultural production reains more environmentally favourable than soy beans. Wild lupin beans are toxic to humans. In traditional cuisines, they ae prepared in a laborious way to get rid of the toxins, and …

Lifehacks: The 5 min lunch based on CousCous magic

Dave Hakkens is at the moment trying to revolutionize the world a bit by turning as many of us as possible into plastic recyclers (and yes, for some reason his pseudonym sounds like the Dutch version of the other life-hacks channel we inroduced earlier this year…). The man also knows how to eat well, as he demonstrates in the life-hack video below. Before I will cover more of his work (in fact, I am gonna write him an email because I want to learn what his idea is what one could do with all the supermarket plastic bags), I thought it is worth sharing just this little video, as it is easily overlooked on his youtube channel… It is very cute and makes me want some couscous for lunch as well 🙂 Of course, I think though that the one ingredient which is missing in his recipe is hemp 😉 But otherwise: marvellous idea!

Bitter and sweet – my favourite way of eating sweet potato fries – a quick recipe

With sweet potato fries, it is usually love on the first bite. Preparing them is a bit of an art though. Don’t get me wrong, in fact, it is pretty simple, you just cook or bake the potatoes for a short time, fry them in oil, and put some chillie powder above them. However, every now and then, you will encounter some restaurant or food vendor who figured the ultimate trick how to prepare sweet potato fries. The result is just genuine, heavenly sticks! Although your home-made version is pretty awesome, those are by some dimensions better than yours – a galactic phenomenon. At least this was my thought when I tried the Sweet Potato French Fries from a vendor in the spectacular ‘Arminushalle‘ in Berlin Moabit (always worth a visit!! – see pic). My ambition is sparked – at some point I will figure out their recipe (eventhough the chef who sold me the fries said I should just enjoy – not all secrets are ment to be known). What I liked about their fries …