non-vegetarian

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...

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...

Paul’s Farmer Salad

This salad is my version of the salade fermiere, sold at Paul Cafe, a French bakery chain with outlets in parts of Europe, America and the Middle East. I had it the other day for lunch, and just loved the combi... Read More...

Paul’s Farmer Salad

This salad is my version of the salade fermiere, sold at Paul Cafe, a French bakery chain with outlets in parts of Europe, America and the Middle East. I had it the other day for lunch, and just loved the combi... Read More...

Spaghetti with Clams and Mushrooms

I love the fact that so many pasta sauces and toppings are done much faster than the pasta itself.  This one is a quick and lovely pasta and seafood dish that works well for weekday dinners.We love our fre... Read More...

Leek Bacon Whole Wheat Tart

Savory tarts and quiches are perfect winter comfort foods. Now that winter (note: that is Dubai winter with around 20C) and some rain have finally arrived, I felt like making some tart.  After I saw many B... Read More...

Green Thai Chicken Curry

You want a fast and tasty meal? Here it is: Thai Curry. I promise you the rice to serve it with will take longer to cook than this.In a Thai curry, you can throw in whatever meat and/or vegetables you want. I a... Read More...

Mung Bean Salad with Chicken and Egg

This salad is what I had for dinner tonight. Only then remembered that this post including the pictures of the salad were sleeping in my computer for more than a month. No time to loose to share this wonderful ... Read More...

Green Bean and Chicken Gnocchi

I'd like to share another of our favorite dinner dishes: a one-skillet dish with Italian potato dumplings, grilled chicken and green beans with some natural flavoring through sun-dried tomatoes and toasted pine... Read More...

Bean and Tuna Salad

My lunch has to get me going until 7 or 8pm. Therefore, I recently got into the habit of always having some cooked beans in the fridge. They make a perfect base for a salad. Very healthy with good proteins and ... Read More...

Leek Millet Bake

This millet bake has been one of our long-time favorites, although there are many down-sides to it: It is not a quick meal, and you'll have a lot of dishes to wash afterwards.  But I promise you: it's wort... Read More...

Fast and Simple Fish Stew

 In the course of my learning-how-to-cook experience I came up with this most versatile tomato sauce that can be used as a base for many dishes: either thinned out and spiced up for a delicious tomato soup... Read More...

Just Prawns… and nothing else!!!

Today is the 3 October, the anniversary of the German reunification in 1990!  I dare to say that most of the things in my life would not have happened without this historic event.I was born in East Germany... Read More...