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Spanish Tortilla (Potato Onion Omelette)

What do you do when one person of the family prefers freshly baked breads only for breakfast? Getting dressed and run to the bakery shop first thing every morning? No. Not me. Not during my summer vacation. I... Read More...

Bacon Mushroom Spaetzle

Do you know spaetzle? It is a southern German pasta specialty.They are made of flour, eggs and salt. If I remember correctly, it's 8 eggs on 2 lbs of flour. My best friend from university now owns a little rest... Read More...

Chicken Green Pepper Stir Fry

I love to buy those pre-packed bell peppers, where you get one red, one yellow and one green. Now the predicament is that I usually only use the yellow and the red in my salads. The green bell peppers are a sor... Read More...

Spinach Tart with Sesame Oat Crust

Don't you think that the word "adapting" (as in "adapted from XYZ cookbook") is just a nice term for "stealing someone else's recipe but having the decency to acknowledge him"? Or does it just sound funny to me... Read More...

Chinese Dumplings with Vegetarian Filling

I am not a big fan of tofu, although I tried many times to actually like it. It's the texture that I find too wobbly when the tofu is cubed. That combined with its tastelessness or sometimes soapy taste made me... Read More...

Prawn Curry with Coconut and Lemongrass

I love spicy food, and I can always be won over by a good curry, either Thai or Indian. I've never been to either countries, but there is plenty restaurants of both cuisines all over the world. Not so for the V... Read More...

Ribollita-Inspired Bean Stew

Ribollita is a Tuscan peasant soup. It means "reboiled". The original version is vegan. Tuscan peasants used to make a stew-like soup by reboiling minestrone leftovers from the day before.My soup is not vegan, ... Read More...

Boiled Egg Curry (North Indian Style)

How do I introduce Boiled Egg Curry to you? I could write about my so far culinary experiences with boiled eggs, or, as this curry is a hot dish, I could write about heat (of any form). Perhaps I do both. L... Read More...

Barley and Root Vegetable Soup

I sit here in Dubai, it's supposed to be winter. We had about 30C outside temperature, hot enough to just scream for ice cream. We also had a "lovely" dust storm whose dust comes into the house anyway, no matte... Read More...

Tuna Pasta with Spinach and White Beans

This is an easy and fast pasta dish, that is almost completely made out of ingredients that you probably have already at home, perhaps not the fresh spinach leaves, but you can use frozen ones too, or leave it ... Read More...

Tomato and Red Lentil Soup

I come straight to the point: this red lentil tomato soup is my absolute favorite soup. I could eat it everyday. Because some other family members may find that a little too often, I only dish it up once per we... Read More...

Smoky Black Bean Soup

These days that I almost non-stop cook (and food-photograph and food-blog) I always have some dried beans soaking somewhere, ready to be cooked and used  in some salad and or dinner. I must say that many o... Read More...