28 November 2012
I’ve been trying to think of recipes to use my freshly harvested peppers in, and a hearty Autumnal goulash popped into my head. To make it a bit healthier I’ve used lean turkey meat. It only took about half an hour to throw together, so makes a perfect midweek meal.
7 November 2012
Just to complicate the whole expat/ ex expat thing a bit, one of my grandmothers was actually from Austria. Although she had already been living in Germany many many years by the time I was born, it meant a lot of family holidays in Austria visiting relatives while I was a kid. And they have some really delicious food over there.
One of my favourites is Nockerln, which is basically pasta for lazy people. Well, not really, but it’s got all the ingredients of pasta dough, but instead of rolling it out and going through all those other pasta making steps, you just drop teaspoons of the dough into boiling hot water and they turn into very tasty if somewhat mishapen pasta dough balls.
This recipe is actually from my mum. It’s the first time I tried making it with gluten free flour, and it turned out just fine. It was a big hit with the boy too - he gobbled up his portion and then ate about half of ours too (at least that’s what it felt like^).
The Nockerln taste great with a simple tomato sauce. I made a quick Napoli sauce here with a tin of passata, a teaspoon of stock powder, a teaspoon of dried oregano and a teaspoon of dried basil. Add some freshly ground pepper to taste, and a pinch of sugar to bring out the flavour of the tomato.
5 September 2012
I love myself a nice bowl of hot soup. I haven’t made much soup over the summer, but now that Autumn is heading our way I think we’ll be having soup again more often.
29 August 2012
I love this variation on a classic egg florentine (spinach with baked egg and white sauce). After tracking down several recipes that all weren’t quite right - too spicy for the boy, too goats-cheesey for the husband - I ended up with my own variation based on several different recipes. This is intended to serve 2 (plus a toddler) as a main meal, but you could divide it into 4 portions as a starter.
Ingredients (serves 2)
22 August 2012
This is a super quick and easy midweek meal, and if you want a vegetarian option you can just leave out the hot dog sausages. If you have fresh herbs at hand, it tastes even better than with the dried herbs.
Ingredients (serves 4)