Mini Chocolate Pizza

My dears, each year we’re having a Secret Santa and this year I was gifted with a tiny 6-inch pan made from cast iron and a fitted kit for chocolate pizza. Choco-whaaaat? 😨 Usually, I don’t have much of a sweet tooth – I prefer hearty or salty snacks – but this was amazing. You…

flour-free Cheesecake

Well, it was about time for another baking session! I had to give it three attempts until I got the knack of flour-free Cheesecake. I think the result is more than presentable. It is ridiculously easy, prepared in no time and you don’t need to feel that guilty ;) Ingredients: 17.5 oz / 2 cups…

Low Carb Tarte Flambée

Recently, I spent a weekend in Koblenz; a beautiful town in Germany’s rich wine region on the river Moselle. And wherever there is a wine region there must be good food, too. One of my favourites is Flammkuchen (or tarte flambée), a crispy flat base traditionally topped with sour cream, onions and diced bacon. I…

Behind the curtain

Originally, I intended to keep this blog anonymous. But I have a story to tell, a personal one. What is better designed to accompany my story than a picture of myself? Thing is, I have had a tough time these last months and I am still not done. I keep smiling and I keep having…

Chicken Gyro Salad

When it gets really hot in summer, I am not too fond of a warm meal. Therefore, I nibble away on a salad on a daily basis. To be honest, there are great salads, but when I’m in my daily routine I catch myself eating the same stuff time and again. Booooriiing. So I tried…

Too good to go

As a student I am conflicted about food every day: shoestring budget but a lot of love for vegetables and fruits, preferably from local and organic sources. This only works out well occassionally and I have to compromise either in quality, quantity or reduce other spendings. I found a good golden mean by accident. The…

Port de Pollenca

A few weeks ago, I fled from the freezing temperatures in Germany and escaped to Mallorca for a short trip. I booked a simple but wonderful Hostal close to the port of Palma de Mallorca and seized the days to explore the region. I took the bus to Port de Pollenca on my first day,…

Spaghetti with meatballs

This is one of the classics that I learned to cook and to love while living in the US. The recipe my hostmom gave to me came without a sauce so I combined the meatball recipe with the sauce that my grandma taught me. Ingredients – meatballs: 1.25 lbs ground turkey 1.25 lbs ground beef…

On rituals and dreams

Different strokes for different folks. This phrase can be linked to various situations. For instance, many people have shared rituals which may appear strange to other; welcomings, register, repeating actions. Just like my mother and I. When I still lived at my parent’s I helped with the house work; I had the dust everything about…

something new: a hot and creamy chicken soup

🇩🇪 You are all aware of it by now: I love soup. One of my all-time favourites is chicken soup, but I feel like I am getting tired of this good old classic. That’s why I did some research and wrote a new chicken soup recipe last week. It is creamy and spicy and very…