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…

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…

Lasagne al Forno

What’s your favorite part of the Lasagne? Mine is the crust – always the crust! Lasagne always makes me happy, a comforting treat for a cold and grey Sunday or a hearty meal that brings family and friends together. Let’s dig in! Ingredients: Bolognese 2 onions (finely chopped) 2 cloves of garlic (finely chopped) 2…

Chicken Pot Pies! Consciously Indulgent Comfortfood

  With all seasonal vegetables and the meat from laying hens (also called soup-chickens), this twist on a classic comfort food comes in eco-friendly, delicious, and hearty little packages. You can use the soup-chicken meat directly after you made it or, as I did, you can defrost some previously made portions. And here you can…

Leek and Potato Soup: Winter Comfort in a Bowl

  Don’t let them tell you winter is a boring season, there might not be as many seasonal vegetables, but the ones we’ve got are tasty! Ingredients: 250g of leek (the whole leek with the greens) 300g of potatoes (peeled) 2 onions 2 cloves of garlic 20g celery 1 carrot 10g butter 1 dl white…

Winter is here: Potato and Savoy Cabbage Gratin

There is no time like a cold winter evening to enjoy this heart-warming, seasonal and (reasonably) healthy potato and savoy cabbage gratin! For me, gratins are comfortfood per excellance and – as I simply love savoy cabbage – this one in particular I could eat almost everyday! This is a vegetarian version, but if you…

Celebrate Truffle Season with Homemade Gnocchi on Creamy Truffle Sauce

It’s black truffle season (you can get them all year long, of course, but in between December and February black truffle season peaks, with the truffles achieving their most intense flavor and aroma). So this little gnocchi and truffle dish is a wonderful way to celebrate this seasonal highlight. For me, truffles always are festive,…