Dark Chocolate Tartelettes: A Bittersweet Delight

    If you love dark chocolate s much as me, you will absolutely love these little tartelettes! And they are actually quite quick and easy to make, especially if you use store bought dough. Ingredients: Tarte Shells For the tarte shells, either with homemade or with storebought dough, see the recipe for the Lemon…

Roasted Pumpkin and Feta Salad with an Onsenegg

I absolutely loved this seasonal fall or winter starter with pumkin, feta cheese and a perfect onsen egg. For the onsen egg, I used a Sous-vide Machine to cook it for 50 minutes at 64.5°. However, if you don’t have a sous-vide machine, you can always prepare a poached egg or combine the salad with…

Carrot Cake Hearts: Be my Swiss Valentine

  Carrot Cake is a traditional cake served in Switzerland, specifically in the canton Aargau. With a icing sugar glaze the cake traditionally comes in orange and white and is a hit for any party. This time, I adapted this Swiss classic recipe to create little Valentine’s Day carrot cake treat – with a white…

Parsnips & Tomato Hummus: A Seasonal Vegetarian Starter

            Winter comes in many colors – that’s why I call this particular starter shades of orange: Honey-Glazed Parsnips and Carrots on Tomato Hummus. Ingredients (for 4 people): Tomato Hummus 1 tablespoon of butter 1 small onion (finely chopped) 1 garlic clove (finely chopped) 4-5 Parsnips 2 carrots 1 teaspoon…

Homemade Pasta Basics

  Homemade pasta! Don’t be afraid, making pasta is not hard at all, with just a bit of practice you will be able to produce pasta in no time – and pasta is so versatile, you won’t run out of ideas anytime soon either! For the basic pasta dough you only need 4 ingredients: flour,…

Fluffy maple sirup Pancakes: Brunch made easy

Who doesn’t love pancakes! I particularly love them with maple-sirup and, if I feel particularly indulgent, bits of bacon. This recipe is a slight adaptation of Jamie Oliver’s easy and unbelievably fluffy pancake batter method. I added a bit of maple sirup into the batter for an extra kick of that maple goodness – they…

Low-Carb Red Thai Curry Soup with Carrot Zoodles and (Soup-)Chicken

        Here we go with another one of my favorite Thai inspired recipes with a eco-conscious laying hen chicken twist. This is also one of my go to recipes if I want a healthy, low-carb dinner with very little calories: I opted for carrots and Shirataki Noodles instead of classic Noodles. Shirataki…

Seasonal appetizer: Flammkuchen with beetroot, goat cheese and honey

  These seasonal, vegetarian Flammkuchen bites are sure to bring joy! And the beetroot always manages to bring a bit of color into winter season. Ingredients (for approx. 4 people): 1 Flammkuchen dough (storebought) 1 small beetroot 50g goat cheese (creamcheese) 2 tablespoons crème fraiche 1-2 tablespoons honey (liquid) salt and pepper Preparation: Preheat oven…

Homemade Hummus Variation: Tomato Hummus

I always miss fresh tomatoes in winter, but this tomato hummus brightens up my mood right away – and makes a great gift for others who feel the same! And the recipe is as simple as it is good, so let’s go! Ingredients (6-8 jars of hummus): 3 cans of chickpeas 1 jar of sun-dried…

Swiss Winter Cabbage and Raclette Cheese Pie

Purple is the new winter color – or at least if you ask this red and white cabbage Wähe. For anyone not Swiss: Wähe is a traditional, pie or quiche-like dish made of pastry filled with vegetables, cheese or anything else you can think of. Inspired by the delicious recipe by Juckerfarm Farmticker, I opted…