Asparagus Salad with Bacon

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Full video recipe is here: Asparagus Salad with Bacon

Preparation : 15 Minutes

Making the Salad: 30 Minutes

Servings: Serves 4

Episode: 03

It’s asparagus season in Germany and I am just crazy about it. I love love love asparagus a lot! Either sauteed, fried, stir-fried or in my salads, I just love them everywhere. I consume the green asparagus more than the white ones.

Ingredients:

2 Bundles of Asparagus (500 gr or 17-18 oz)

1 Apple (sweet sour one, diced)

1/2 of a Small Lettuce (cut)

1 Package of Bacon (100 gr or about 3.5 oz)

For the salad dressing:

2 Tbsp Bavarian Sweet Mustard (if you don’t have it, you can substitute it with Dijon mustard added with honey or just use honey mustard)

Juice from one Lemon

Salt and Pepper, to taste

Full instructions are on this video recipe: Asparagus Salad with Bacon

Yoghurt Muesli Parfait (American Parfait)

Preparation : 10 Minutes

Cooking : –

Servings : Serves 2

Episode : –

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This delicious, flavorful and healthy Yoghurt Muesli Parfait will just make your day “parfait” (parfait means perfect in French). I’m in love with American parfaits currently ❤️❤️❤️. In America, parfaits are not only the European version but also other versions that include yoghurt, granola, nuts, muesli, liqueurs and so on. In Germany, we will not call this parfait, we just call it Yoghurt Muesli.
This parfait is very easy to make, you just layer your favorite dairy products along with your favorite fruits and with some crunchy crackers or muesli and so on.
My husband, Nicolas and I had this for breakfast and we both were totally in love with this one! And I’m sure that we’re going to have it again tomorrow!
Low fat yoghurt, crunchy mango muesli, fresh mango dices, fresh passion fruits, chia seeds, a drizzle of honey and a very thin slice of lemon were just a fantastic combination! We ate the lemon slices and it tasted so good with the mango muesli together.

Ingredients:

2 Cups of Yoghurt (I like to use low fat one).

1/2 Cup of Crunchy Mango Muesli.

1/2 of ripe Mango, diced small.

2 Passion Fruits, cut and scooped out.

2 Tsp of Chia seeds.

2 Slices of Lemon, very thin.

Honey, to taste.

Instructions:

  1. I prepare my parfaits in two dessert glasses.
  2. Put in the yoghurt, one cup each glass.
  3. Spread the on top of the yoghurt.
  4. Add in the mango dices, chia seeds and passion fruits.
  5. A drizzle of honey.
  6. Enjoy!

P.S. Make sure you get organic lemons, because if you don’t. Non-organic lemons contain a lot of wax and some other chemicals which are not good for your health 🙂

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Russian Olivier Salad (Vegetarian)

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Preparation: 20-25 Minutes

Cooking: 45 Minutes

Servings: serves 4-6

Episode: –

This is my version of Vegetarian Olivier Salad and it is just amazing. I love Russian/Slavic Cuisine and am always amazed by its taste. I think I was a Russian in my previous life hahaha. It is sunny and hot in Munich now and a perfect time to go on a picnic! This salad is not just perfect for picnics, but also get-togethers, potluck or just for your lunch boxes.

The crunchiness of the Cornichon pickles, creaminess of the eggs, yoghurt and mayo and the sweetness of the beetroots and carrots are just the perfect combination.

I make a little bit of change in my version. I don’t use sweet peas but instead I put beetroots. And I use yoghurt instead of sour cream.

This recipe is for 4-6 servings, but my husband and I just love it so much, that we can finish it in one meal :D. I love to serve it with some cider or beer.

If you don’t finish it, keep it in a fridge and eat it on the next day. It tastes even better!

Ingredients:

3-4 large boiled Potatoes (about 400 gr or 14 oz), diced.

3 large boiled Carrots (about 130 gr or 4.5 oz), diced.

2 large cooked Beetroots (about 150 gr or 5 oz), diced.

5 medium hard boiled Eggs, diced.

100 gr (1/2 Cup) of Cornichon Pickles, cut very small.

2 Stalks of Green Onions, cut very thin.

1 Bundle of Fresh Dill, finely chopped.

125 gr (1/2 Cup) of Yoghurt (I use low fat yoghurt and it tastes really good).

125 gr (1/2 Cup) of Mayo.

1 Tbsp of Salt.

Pepper, to taste.

Instructions:

  1. Boil potatoes, carrots, and eggs in a big pot for about 45 minutes or until completely cooked. My beetroots are precooked so I don’t need to boil them anymore. But if you have raw beets, you also need to cook them too. Let them cool down and cut them all into dices (thumb size). I cut them all in the same size. And put them in a big salad bowl.
  2. Cut the Cornichon pickles into very small dices and put them into the bowl.
  3. Slice the green onions into thin slices, throw them in the bowl too.
  4. Chop the dill finely and toss it in the bowl.
  5.  Add in the yoghurt, mayonaisse, salt and pepper and mix them.
  6. Make sure that all the ingredients are well combined.
  7. Serve it with some cider or beer! Enjoy!

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Green Tea Matcha Cake with Mascarpone

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Full video recipe is available on YouTube here: Green Tea Matcha Cake with Mascarpone

Preparation: 10 Minutes

Baking: 45-50 Minutes

Servings: serves 8-10

Episode: 04

I have baked Green Tea Matcha Cakes countless times. I always make them and decorate them in different ways. Sometimes I bake them in loaves and sometimes with whipped cream and fruits. In this recipe, I topped with Mascarpone Cheese and dark chocolate drizzles.

This cake is soft inside and crispy outside. I just love it!

Ingredients:

Dry ingredients:

2 Cups of All-purpose Flour (ca. 250 grams)

1 Pack of Vanilla Sugar (ca. 10 grams)

A pinch of Salt

2 Tsp of Baking Powder

1 Tsp of Baking Soda

5 Tbsp of Green Tea Matcha

Non-dry Ingredients:

2 Cups of Sugar (ca. 400 grams)

5 Eggs, medium size

1 Cup of Butter / 2 sticks (ca. 250 gr), melted

1 Cup of Buttermilk (ca. 240 ml)

100 gr of White Chocolate, melted

Mascarpone Cream:

200 gr of Cream, whipped (ca. 7 oz)

20 gr of Vanilla Sugar (1 1/3 tbsp)

500 gr of Mascarpone Cheese (ca. 17oz)

Decoration:

Melted dark chocolate (optional). You can also decorate your cake with some fruits such as berries, kiwis or passion fruits on it 🙂

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All instructions are here: Green Tea Matcha Cake with Mascarpone

Hoisin Turkey Puff Pastry in Green Sauce

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Full video recipe is here: Hoisin Turkey Puff Pastry in Green Sauce

Preparation: 10-15 Minutes

Cooking: 90 Minutes

Servings: Serves 6

Episode: 06

Yeah, you got me! I was trying to impress my husband on our Valentine’s Day. And it was worth it. We both loved our dinner a LOT! And we will make it again and again 🙂

This turkey breast marinated with Chinese Hoisin sauce and sauteed vegetables wrapped in puff pastry was just excellent. Dip the pastry in the green (peas) sauce. Yum!

Ingredients:

400 gr (14 oz) of Turkey Breast (cut in bite size).

4 Tbsp of Hoisin Sauce (I used Lee Kum Kee brand).

A thumb size of Ginger (grated).

2 Sheets of Puff Pastry.

Sauteed vegetables:

1 Carrot (diced).

1/2 Red Bell Pepper (diced).

2 Stalks of Celery (diced).

1 Clove of Garlic (chopped).

Salt, Pepper and Vegetable Broth to taste

For egg wash:

2 Egg Yolks.

100 gr (3.5 oz) of White Sesame Seeds.

For the sauce:

200 gr (7 oz) of Peas.

1/2 Onion (minced).

250 ml (8.5 fl oz) of Heavy Cream.

Salt and Pepper to taste.

Full video instructions are here: Hoisin Turkey Puff Pastry in Green Sauce

 

Mango Avocado Salad

Full video recipe is here: Mango Avocado Salad

Preparation : 10-15 Minutes

Making the salad: 10 Minutes

Servings: serves 2-3

Episode: 05

This salad is literary a combination of two of my favorite fruits; mangos and avocados. The sweet-sour mango combines with creamy avocado is a perfect starter before your meal.  I made this on Valentine’s Day this year and we just loved it so much!

It’s very easy to make, takes only 10 minutes and you will have this perfect delicious salad in front of you! The most important thing is you don’t need a lot of ingredients.

Ingredients:

1 Mango (ripe but not soft), peeled and dice.

1 Avocado, cut and diced.

For the dressing:

1 Tsp of Dijon Mustard.

1 1/2 Tsp of Bavarian Sweet Mustard (you can also use honey mustard if you can’t find Bavarian sweet mustard).

1 Tsp of Honey.

Juice of 1 lemon (If you don’t like it too sour, start it with juice of half a lemon).

Salt and Pepper, to taste.

Chili Flakes, to taste.

Basil (for decoration).

All instructions are here: Mango Avocado Salad

P.S. Still can’t upload any pics, wordpress is kinda annoying 😥

How to Make Chocolate Covered Strawberries

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Full Video Instructions are here : How to Make Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Preparation : 15 Minutes

Making : 45 Minutes

Serves : Servings 3-4

Cookies Episode : 11

Hi guys, this video was actually uploaded in February 2018 for the Valentine’s Day dessert. If you don’t have that much time, yet you want something to impress your date. Chocolate covered strawberries are always the best thing to make.

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Ingredients:

12-13 Fresh Strawberries, cleaned and dried.

200 gr (7 oz) of 85% Dark Chocolate.

1 Tbsp of Sunflower Oil.

Coatings: (you can use any of your favorites, such as nuts, white chocolate flakes, sprinkles etc)

1/2 Cup of White Sesame Seeds.

1/2 Cup of Shredded Coconut.

2 Tbsp of Sea Salt Flakes.

Full Video Instructions are here : How to Make Chocolate Covered Strawberries

White Chocolate Chip Matcha Cookies Recipe

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Video recipe is here: White Chocolate Chip Matcha Cookies

Preparation : 30-35 Minutes

Baking : 10 Minutes

Serves : Servings 30

Cookies Episode : 10

If you want chewy inside but crispy on the outside chocolate chip cookies, you definitely need to save this recipe. After you try it, you’ll never look back 🙂 White chocolate + Matcha = Best combination!

Of course you can use other chocolates like dark chocolate, semi dark chocolate etc. In my opinion, white chocolate tastes better with matcha green tea than the others.

Ingredients:

150 gr (2/3 cup) of unsalted softened Butter.

150 gr (3/4 cup) of granulated Sugar.

225 gr (about 8 oz) of all-purposed Flour.

1 large Egg, at room temperature.

200 gr (about 7 oz) of White Chocolate, chopped (you can also use chocolate chips). If you don’t want it too sweet, reduce to 150 g.

A pinch of Salt.

1 Tsp of Baking Soda.

1 Package of Vanilla Sugar (10 gr), if you use vanilla extract, you need 1 Tsp

1 Tbsp of Green Tea Matcha

1 Tsp of Corn Starch

Video instructions is here :  White Chocolate Chip Matcha Cookies

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Enjoy!

Flourless (Gluten-free) Chocolate Brownies Recipe

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Video Recipe is here : Gluten-Free Brownies

Preparation : 10 Minutes

Baking Time : 50-60 Minutes

Servings : Serves 9

Episode : 09

This Flourless Glutenfree Chocolate Brownies are perfect for you who are on keto diet or who have gluten problems. You don’t need to worry, you will NOT taste the avocados at all in your brownies 🙂

Ingredients:

2 ripe Avocados.

200 grams (7 oz) of Dark Chocolate, melted (you can use any kind of chocolate).

3 Eggs (medium size), at room temperatur.

180 ml (6 fl oz)of Condensed Milk.

30 grams (1/4 cup) of Cacao.

50 grams (3 1/2 Tbsp) of Unsalted Butter.

2 Tbsp of Yoghurt (I use Greek yoghurt moslty)

A pinch of Salt

The instructions are in this video: Gluten-Free Brownies

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Enjoy these gluten-free brownies! 😀

Rice Wine Chicken Barbecue

The video recipe is here: Rice Wine Chicken Barbecue

We got a bottle of great rice wine from our good friend in Taipei, Taiwan years ago. And it had been sitting in my kitchen for years, so I decided to make something yummy with it. If you have good rice wine, it will give you this great taste in your food. It is really good with meat like pork and chicken or even fish.

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I wanted something delicious but easy, so I just roasted my chicken in the oven for about 40 minutes with extra 10 minutes for the crispy skin. The reason why I kept the skin on; the skin protected the meat from drying out. It took only 10-15 minutes to prepare it and after 50 minutes, you’d have this delicious, healthy and low-carbs meal.

It is perfect for people who have gluten problem. You just have to get the gluten-free soy sauce. And for the sweet soy sauce, if you can’t find one, just add some honey in it.

Preparation : 15 Minutes
Cooking : 50 Minutes
Servings : Serves 2
Episode : 08

For vegetarian or vegan eaters, you can substitute the chicken breasts with tofu (please not Japanese soft tofu).
If you don’t have rice wine, skip it. Please don’t substitute it with white wine, it won’t taste the same.
Shao Xing wine is NOT rice wine.

Ingredients:
500 gr of chicken breasts (17 oz)
2 tbsp of sweet soy sauce (if you don’t have it, just add some honey, but put 2 more tbsp of soy sauce)
4-5 tbsp of soy sauce
2 tbsp of rice wine
5 tbsp of olive oil (put more if you use tofu)
Garlic powder and white pepper, to taste
Salt, to taste (for the vegetables)
Some greens (any kind you want)
Parsley, chopped (optional)

The video recipe is here: Rice Wine Chicken Barbecue