pasta

Sesame & Soba Noodle Salad with Spinach

As much as I love cooking, I often don't have time to assemble a whole meal. On days, when everyday life with job/s, errands, kids, family and grocery shopping take over I realize that I cannot live on nuts, ... Read More...

Pasta Puttanesca

Finally! That's what I need to say first when writing this post for my Pasta Puttanesca recipe. It's been on my list from the moment I discovered this amazing pasta sauce, but for some reason I hadn't made Putt... Read More...

Pasta with Arugula Pesto

Hey, do you want to know how my Dubai winter veggie and flower garden is doing? It's going great. The usual suspects are up and about, like basil, tomato plants and sunflowers. Those are the plants that I k... Read More...

Spaghetti in White Clam Sauce

We love seafood in our family. Just recently we threw our BBQ on for a midweek grilled king prawn feast. OK, we had visitors to impress, but I'd do a lot of things for grilled prawns. One of our more lazy week... 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...

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...

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...

Basil Pesto

Here in Dubai, seasons are a little upside down when it comes to gardening. The summers are far too hot for anything to grow. One has to wait for the end of the summer which is normally around October. It's sti... Read More...

Squid and Shrimp Stir Fry

I love stir fries as they can be varied according to what the fridge provides for  a nice meal. The only musts in my stir fries are freshly grated ginger and chili. With regards to the vegetables, I always... Read More...

Spicy Peanut Noodle Salad

I grew up in East Germany where peanut butter, like other stuff as bananas, oranges, kiwis or other exotic fruit and vegetables, were not available. In fact, I had no idea that there was something like peanut b... Read More...