Homemade Swiss Cheese Spätzle or Chäässpätzli!

Spätzle is one of the most famous dishes from the German-speaking part of the world – and the Swiss twist on it is, of course, to serve them with lots and lots of cheese! – and fried up onions…there really is nothing more comforting in the world for me. And even if the cold days…

Savory Potato Pancakes

In Switzerland, we call this little dish Härdöpfeltätschli oder Kartoffelpuffer – simple and easy savory potato pancakes that I like to serve with a salad and maybe a joghurt dip. So here we go: Ingredients (6 pancakes, serves ca. 2 people): 500g potatoes (mealy) 100g flour 1-2 teaspoons of salt 1 medium sized egg 1…

Wild Garlic Butter

Early spring “wild garlic season” is nearly at its end and although it has been one of the sunniest spring times I have experienced in Switzerland in the last 10 years, it’s also been a very weird one, being confined to your house most days exept for the occasional walk. And at one of those…

Polenta Raclette Slices: A Twist on a Swiss Classic

I love leftovers, and this is one of my favorite dishes to make when I have leftover polenta: Raclette Polenta Slices! They are incredibly easy to make and you can top them with whatever you like – today I topped them with a bit of sautéed leek and ham, but you can also top them…

The Best Hummus Ever!

Yes, the title says it all: Today, I made the best Hummus I have ever made in my life! I finally did it – smooth and silky with just the right touch of garlic and tahini, this Ottolenghi inspired Hummus recipe hits all the right spots! To save time, I used canned chickpeas – so…

Easy Twister Bread Recipe

Crispy, warm bread – that’s how we all like it best. And is there a better time to bake bread yourself than now, when on the one hand it’s not so easy to get fresh bread in the morning at the bakery and on the other hand an additional activity at home might come in…

Wild Garlic Pesto

It’s probably the weirdest start into spring one could think of – but if you still can and live near a forest I’d suggest taking a walk alone and picking some wild garlic, it surely lifted my mood! Once back home, take a deep breath – and make some pesto. And here’s the recipe for…

Carrot Fritters or Rüebli-Tätschli: A Seasonal Vegetable Delight

Yes, it’s still kinda winter. And sometimes that means that we don’t have the largest variety of vegetables at our disposal. Mostly, there are carrots. Carrots. And more carrots. But don’t despair, if you don’t want to do any more roasted carrots or carrot soups, this is an easy way to change it up a…

Overnight Flaxseed Chocolate Pudding

Start or end your day with this (vegan) overnight high fibre chocolate pudding! It just takes 5 minutes of work the night before and you’re ready to go! Ingredients (4-8 portions, depending on hunger and portion size): 90g ground flax seeds 2.5dl oat milk (or any kind of milk you like) 2-3 tablespoons of maple…

Swiss inspired One-Pot Lentil Stew with Wienerli

Is there anything better in autumn than a hearty lentil stew? Although the summer here in Colorado still seems to last a little longer, it still gets a bit chilly at high altitudes. That made me dig up this old Swiss recipe and make some adjustments – the original recipe, a lentil and bacon stew,…