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…

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…

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…

Homemade Gnocchi: The Basics

Homemade Gnocchi! The way to win anyone’s heart, at least if you ask me. Those little potato goodies are actually quite simple to make, you just need a little bit of time on your hands – and they are so worth it. This easy gnocchi recipe is taken from my favorite basics cookbook (in German), TipTopf. The…