Avocado Almond Milk Shake (Vegan)

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Preparation : 5 Minutes

Making : 5 Minutes

Servings : Serves 2

Episode : –

Hi guys! Welcome back to my website again! Sorry for the very long break. My husband, Nick and I decided to take a long vacation in Italy. So, we were in Italy from the beginning of May until the end of June hehehe.

After coming back from Italy, there were always things going on and they just kept me busy. And I thought, before my German course starts again I should write something here.

So, currently I am obsessed with plant-based meal concept and have been cooking a lot of vegan meals. I thought to share some of them.

Here is how I start my day with Avocado Almond Milk Shake (vegan). Believe me, you’ll love it!

P.S. You can also mix with banana or some spinach. I’ve tried it and it was soooooooo good!

Ingredients:

2 Riped Avocados

350-400ml of Almond Milk (you can also sub with wheat milk, tastes really yummy too)

2 Spoonfuls of Chia Seeds

Instructions:

Cut the avocados and put them in the blender, and pour the almond milk in it. Blend!

I don’t really like sweet shake, if you do, you can add some palm sugar syrup or other syrup.

Pour the shake in your glass and add some chia seeds.

Enjoy!

 

 

How to Cut a Pineapple

Hi guys! I’d love to share with you how I cut my pineapples. This method is very well known in Asia and most of people there cut pineapples like this.

The equipments you’ll need:

1 Glove

A Chef’s Knife

A Pairing Knife

And of course you’ll need a pineapple to cut hehe.

For the instructions, please check my YouTube video here: How to cut a pineapple

Hope it’s helpful!

Pumpkin Gnocchi Pesto with Grilled Salmon

Hi from Venice, Italy! Good food, nice weather and beautiful views, what else do I want!

We love camping especially in Southern France, but it doesn’t mean that we are not up to other places. This trip started from Venice, Italy and we found a great camp site.

Cooking in camp sites can be very challenging. You have to keep it simple, easy and of course delicious and healthy.

Today we cooked Italian food (since we are in Italy). We just made this super delicious pumpkin gnocchi pesto with grilled salmon for our dinner.

It was very simple, easy and super yummy!

For this recipe, you’ll need:

400 gr of Fresh Pumpkin Gnocchi.

225 gr of Fresh Genovese Pesto.

400 gr of Fresh Salmon, cut into cubes.

100 gr of Grated Parm.

Juice of a Lemon.

Some Olive Oil.

Instructions:

1. Drizzle some olive oil in your skillet (yes, I have one and it is for cooking, grilling, bbq etc when you are camping) and grill your salmon cubes each sides til cooked. Keep them aside. I don’t season my salmon, because pesto and parm are already salty.

2. Boil some water in a pot. As soon as the water is boiling, dump in the Gnocchi. It takes about a minute or so. Strain your Gnocchi.

3. In a pan, put in the Genovese Pesto, add in your cooked Gnocchi. Stir them but not too much. You don’t want to over-stir the Gnocchi too much. Put in the grilled salmon cubes. Drizzle some lemon juice. Serve with some grated Parmesan and some Chianti. Enjoy!

4. I prefer to eat this meal with red wine (Chianti or Rioja)

Baked Zucchini Asparagus Sausages

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Cooking : 35-45 Minutes

Servings : Serves 3-4

Episode : –

My easy dinner in summer: Zucchini Asparagus Sausages in the Oven! I love cooking and baking, but still in summer I don’t like to cook so much that I am sweating the whole time. I have this really simple recipe yet really delicious. You can of course substitute the vegetables according to your heart’s desire.

Ingredients:

I Package of Nuernberger Sausages or Bratwurst (6 Sausages).

1 Package of Chorizo Sausages (6 Sausages).

1 Bundle of Green Asparagus.

2 Zucchini.

Green Onions, thinly sliced.

Seasonings: Salt, pepper, olive oil, oregano and garlic powder.

Garnish: Chopped parsley,  lemon juice, lemon wedges and chilli flakes.

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Instructions:

Cut all the ingredients into small pieces including the green onions (how you like to eat it). I like to bake my green onions with my veggie mix, they give nice flavour in the veggies. Toss some olive oil, salt pepper, oregano and garlic powder. Mix them with your hands. I always mix my vegetables in my casserole baking dish.

Pop in the preheated oven 150 degrees Celsius or 300 degrees Fahrenheit for 35-45 minutes. I always check before 45 minutes, because I don’t want my zucchini to be mushed.

Take it out from the oven and sprinkle green onions, lemon juice, some lemon wedges and chilli flakes! Yummy! Serve it with some Weißbier hmmmmmm ❤️❤️❤️❤️

I hope you’ll enjoy it!

Elsa Fritters

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Preparation : 10 Minutes

Waiting : 10-15 Minutes

Cooking : 30-40 Minutes

Servings : serves 6-8 people

Episode : –

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Your kids won’t eat vegetables and grains? Don’t worry, I have the trick.I just made these delicious Elsa Fritters (I called them Elsa because my daughter, Mack has been falling in love with Elsa for months now) and she loved them. She kept digging in. You can also name them with other names (if you have sons).

You just need some salt, pepper, paprika powder, garlic powder, an egg, any vegetables you want to get rid of like carrots, string beans or corn (finely chopped), spelt flour, semolina, quick cereal or oatmeal, shredded Parmesan, shredded Emmentaler and some other stuff your heart desires.

Put them in a bowl with some warm water, wait for 10-15 minutes. You want your ingredients to know each other better and become BFF.
Then fry them in a non stick with some olive oil. I used very less oil, not more than 2 Tbsp. Fry until golden brown or cooked. And lay them on paper towels. I served mine with romaine apple salad. Yum!
P.S. I love to add fruits in my salads, like apples, grapes, pomegranates, mangos etc.

I’m so sorry that I can’t tell you how much I put the stuff inside, I am really bad in measurements. I use my feelings in cooking. There is only one thing I can tell you, the consistency was not runny, it was pretty thick.

I will make these again, I promise so that I can tell you the exact measurements 🙂

Enjoy!

My Mum’s Authentic Asian Mango Salad

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Preparation : 25 Minutes

Cooking : –

Servings : Serves 2-3 Portions

Episode : 27

Full video recipe is available on YouTube : Asian Mango Salad

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This plate shows how much I love my Mom

and mangos 😝😝😝.

Fresh, sour, sweet, spicy, shrimpy and tangy mango chunks with sprinkles of roasted pistachios. YUMMY 😋! It’s mango season now, make sure to make it and eat this salad with rice or romaine lettuce, you’ll love it!

 

 

It’s mango season right now and I am making a lot of different dishes with mangos. My husband, me and Mack just love love mangos a lot! There’re always mangos in our kitchen.

In these pictures, you’ll see different cut of the mango than in the video. I just made so many times and upload only one video 🙂

For this recipe, you’ll need:

1 Mango (green mango is better).

1 Tbsp of Shrimp Powder, optional.

1 Tbsp of Sugar.

1 Tbsp of Chilli Flakes (you can also use fresh chilli).

2 Tbsp of Fish Sauce.

Juice of half a lemon/lime.

Salt (I don’t really need it, we don’t eat very salty food). Try it before you put salt in your salad.

Some fresh coriander, finely chopped.

For the instructions, please check it out here: Asian Mango Salad

Enjoy!

Best American Brownies Ever!

Preparation: 15 Minutes

Baking: 30-40 Minutes

Servings: Serves 6-8

Episode: –

Hi guys. It’s Friday and it’s weekend, time to bake or make nice things to dig in.

I have this Best American Brownies Recipe and really love to share it with you.

I have baked brownies countless times and with different ingredients and I think this one is really my favorite! I define brownies into three categories: cakey, chewy and fudgy. And this one is chewy inside with crusts on the sides. Yummy!

For this recipe, you’ll need:

4 Eggs, medium.

1 Cup of AP Flour.

2/3 of a Cup of Unsweetened Cacao.

1-1/2 Cups of Sugar.

1 Cup of Butter, melted and let it cool.

1 Package of Vanilla Sugar, 8 gr.

1 tsp of Baking Powder.

1 tsp of Salt.

Toppings:

Some Pecans, optional.

250 gr of Mascarpone Cheese, optional.

250 gr of Cream, whipped. Also optional.

1 Package of Vanilla Sugar, 8 gr, optional.

Sprinkles, optional.

Instructions:

1. Beat eggs, sugar and vanilla sugar for about 3 minutes. Add in the melted butter and mix them well.

2. Put in all the dry ingredients together in a big bowl and mix them with with a whisk.

3. Add in the dry ingredients into the mixture.

4. Bake 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 30-40 minutes or until pulls away from the edges. I don’t have square pans, so I use a round baking pan (26 cm, about 11 inch pan).

5. Let it cool down. Whip the cream with vanilla sugar until thick and add in the mascarpone cheese one spoon at a time. Spread on top of the cake and put it in a fridge for about 30 minutes.

6. Top the pecans and some others depending on what your heart desires before serving. Enjoy!

German Apple Cake

Preparation : 25 Minutes

Baking : 45-55 Minutes

Serving : Serves 6-8

Episode : 26

Video recipe is here: German Apple Cake

We, Germans love to mix and top fruits in our cakes, tarts, tortes or pies. Very classic ones are with apples, plums, berries, tangerines and even with rhubarbs.

My family loves anything with chocolates and fruits. And I have to be honest, my husband’s aunt, Luise is the best German baker. She bakes for fun and can stay in the kitchen for hours or even the whole night.

I remember, once she baked 14 cakes/tarts in a day. That was her daughter’s (my cousin’s) Confirmation. We were all just gobsmacked!

Ok, back to this cake. You’ll literally fall in love with this German Apple Cake. It’s crusty outside and soft inside. It’ll be perfect to eat it while it’s still warm and serve it with vanilla ice cream ohhhh yum!

For this recipe, you’ll need:

3 Large Apples (I used Granny Smith, buy you can use any kind you want or you have in hand), thinly sliced.

125 gr (1 Cup) of Rum Raisins. You can also use regular raisins and add some rum aroma in your raisins and mix them well.

2 Cups of all purpose flour.

180 ml (3/4 Cup) of Vegetable Oil. You can also use Sunflower Seed Oil or Canola Oil, any oils that have plain flavor. I’d not recommend to use Olive Oil.

2 Medium Eggs. Get organic eggs, pls.

330 gr (1-1/2 Cups) of Granulated Sugar.

2 tsp of Ground Cinnamon.

1 tsp of Baking Powder.

1/2 tsp of Salt.

All instructions are on video recipe here: German Apple Cake

Enjoy !

Cauliflower Rice with Harissa Chicken

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Full video recipe is : here

Preparation : 10 minutes

Cooking: 30 minutes

Servings: Serves 2-3

Episode: 02

Ingredients:

* 300 gr chicken breast (ca. 10 oz)

* 1-2 tbsp of Harissa seasoning, depending on how spicy you want it.

* 150 gr Skyr (if you don’t have it, you can substitute it with plain yoghurt or sour cream). Skyr is Icelandic Cheese but always considered as yoghurt, which is very low fat, high protein and very creamy.

*1/2 of lemon (take the juice)

* 1/4 of a chopped cauliflower (you can also buy frozen one)

* 2 carrots (diced)

* 1 small bowl of peas (150 gr or 6 oz)

If you love to eat rice, but for some reason you can’t eat it, Cauliflower rice is a perfect substitute. Honestly, I like it better than broccoli rice. Cauliflowers have a very mild and plain flavor, yet very tasty.

I cook a lot with cauliflowers and this is one of the recipes that I’d love to share.

If you’re on keto diet, this is perfect for you!

I use skyr for the sauce. If you don’t have it or can’t find it, substitute it with plain yoghurt or with sour cream.

Full video recipe is : here

How to Make Coconut Oil

Preparation: less than 5 Minutes

Cooking: 10-15 Minutes

Serves: Makes about 250-300 gr of Coconut Oil

Episode: 25

Video instructions are here : How to Make Coconut Oil

Hi guys! I just made my own coconut oil. Believe me, it’s very easy and you just need ONE ingredient: coconut milk or coconut cream.

Ingredient:

2 cans of Coconut Milk (each 400 gr)

Enjoy!

Video instructions are here : How to Make Coconut Oil