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Kinnie Manhattan

I never thought I would find Kinnie outside of Malta. And especially not on the other end of the world. As I have now been able to to stock up on Kinnie. Nothing is stopping me from making the famous Kinnie Manhattan What you need 40cl whiskey or bourbon 20cl red vermouth 40cl Kinnie dashContinue reading “Kinnie Manhattan”

Tortilla de Patatas

A classic potato pancake or omelette served in almost every Spanish bar. Either served as a side, on bread as a sandwich, or just by itself. This one is gets never boring. What you need 3 large potatoes 1 red or ‘Spanish’ onion 6 eggs salt and pepper sunflower or olive oil for frying HowContinue reading “Tortilla de Patatas”

Dan Dan Noodles

A Chinese classic from the Sichuan province. Very quick and easy to make and so delicious. What you need 1 chopped garlic dent 1 tbs chili flakes 1 tbs ground sichuan pepper oil mix (1/4 cup neutral oil + tsp sesame oil) 200 g cooked noodles (pick your favourite) 1 tbs vinegar 1 tbs soyContinue reading “Dan Dan Noodles”

Mango Chili Duckbreast

Here a quick recipe for easy duckbreast. All you need is to whip some inhredients togethee for a nice marinade, dip your duckbreasts in, and then straight to the oven. Very easy and very nice What you need 2 duckbreasts 2 tbs salt 1 tsp sesame oil 1 tbs tamarind paste 1 tsp chili oilContinue reading “Mango Chili Duckbreast”

Chocolate Cake

This one actually helped me out when I needed to get done a quick and nice chocolate cake for some colleagues. Just punching a few ingredients together and boom: Chocolate cake. And it is also gluten free. What you need 250g molten butter 250g sugar 180g gluten free flour mix 60g pure cocoa powder 4Continue reading “Chocolate Cake”

Vermouth Pot Roast

I am a huge fan of pot roast. Usually you use some wine or beer for the cooking part. Here I tried something differently to add some sweet touch: Red vermouth. It has just the right mix of herbal taste and sweetness that adapts perfectly to any type of meat. What you need 3 clovesContinue reading “Vermouth Pot Roast”

Christmas Spice Donuts

In case it is too cold outside to get to the next Donut shop, why don’t you try making your own? You will be the star at Christmas with these fantastic cinnamon-nutmeg donuts. What you need (8-10 donuts) Dough 200g flour 100g warm milk 15g fresh yeast 30g sugar 50g butter Oil for frying IcingContinue reading “Christmas Spice Donuts”

Vegan Tofu Burger

Let’s give us some last healthy treat before we start all this crazy Christmas cooking. If you carving for some burgers here is a vegan solution that works quite well. What you need 300g firm tofu 1/2 chopped red pepper 1/2 chopped onion 60g bread crumbs 1 tbs corn starch salt, pepper, paprika, curcuma, srirachaContinue reading “Vegan Tofu Burger”

Broccoli Pizza

Looking for pizza without guilt? The broccoli pizza should then be an ideal solution. Everything you want froma pizza (even the crunchyness) but with just a low portion of carbs and some extra fiber and proteins. What you need 2 cups broccoli 1 egg 1 cup ground cheese (emmental, parmesan, etc) salt and pepper yourContinue reading “Broccoli Pizza”

Halloween Pumpkin Soup

Halloween time is pumpkin time. So here is a fantastic, easy and vegan recipe to create something very delicious out of your pumpkins. What you need 1 kg pumpkin 2 sweet potatoes 3 carrots 1.5 l chai/rooibos blend tea 2 tsp cinnamon 1 tbs black salt 1 tbs pepper 1 tbs paprika 1 cup coconutContinue reading “Halloween Pumpkin Soup”

Vegan Bolognese

Bolognese is not for meatlovers only. There is a way of making 100% vegan so that everyone can enjoy thi Itlian delicacy. Check out how… (Be warned you need a pressure cooker for that!) What you need 2 large aubergines 1 cup chopped red onion 1/2 diced yellow pepper 5 chopped garlic cloves 5 tbsContinue reading “Vegan Bolognese”

Cazuela de Marisco

Being at the Spanish Atlantic coast just screams for making a delicious dish with seafood. So here we went for a traditional spanish casserole. What you need 2 cloves garlic – chopped 1/2 red bell pepper – chopped 2 bay leaves 5 spoon olive oil 1 teaspoon spicy chili 2 cooked legs octopus – slicedContinue reading “Cazuela de Marisco”

BBP – Protein Smoothie

Summer time… Although most of us are on vacation it is still a great time to keep your proteins and vitamins pumping. A good amount of proteins and vitamins will help your skin to stay healthy during sun expsoure and also avoid running our of necessary ingredients, hydration, and antioxidants. By the way BBP standsContinue reading “BBP – Protein Smoothie”

Microwave custard

Have you ever microwaved your custard? Traditional Spanish egg custard is usually cooked in the oven in a warm water bath (45 minutes) and needs at least 24hours setting time (if you want to have a great taste). However, there is a way to cheat, if you happen to have a microwave. Give it justContinue reading “Microwave custard”

BBQ Salmon in Cabbage

Have you ever BBQed with a cabbage leave? Neither have I until now. To grill or smoke salmon in a cabbage leaf is a typical Baltic or Russian type of preparation. While the salmon cooks in its juice without drying out, it also gets a chance to absorb some smokey flavours through the leaf. WhatContinue reading “BBQ Salmon in Cabbage”

Vichyssoise

Time for another refreshing soup recipe. This time we go for something French…or American… Well the recipe was crwates by a French chef in an American Hotel/Restaurant. What nationality is it then??? What you need 300g leek (white parts) 300g potatoes 2 fresh onion/shallots (white parts) 800ml veggetable stock salt & white pepper 250ml milkContinue reading “Vichyssoise”

Vegan Flammkuchen

Flammkuchen is a typical dish from the Alsace region, the southern border region between France and Germany. The traditional Flammkuchen is anything but vegan as its topping is made with sour cream and bacon. However, you are alowed to change the toppings so here we made some. What you need Dough 330 g flour 80mlContinue reading “Vegan Flammkuchen”

Red Berry Jam

Berry season is in. So perfect timing to make delicious red berry jam. 100% vegan is all red berries have natural pectines in their skin which will help to jelly. What you need 1 cup strawberries 1 cup cherries 1 cup blackberries 1 cup blueberries 1 cup raspberries 1 cup mirabelles 250g brown sugar 1Continue reading “Red Berry Jam”

Pride Planet Pops

It’s pride month! This year most of the LGTBQ+ pride activities will be held virtually, due to the current pandemic situation. So here is my share in this year’s pride. Before I share the recipe, I would like to apologise that I was not able to get all colours on the pops (mostly because IContinue reading “Pride Planet Pops”

Pesto alla Genovese

Pasta in summer can be a good choice. Not only as fresh salads but also with a delish fresh home-made pesto it can be a fantastic summer dish. Talking about pesto. Not only for pasta but can be a nice dip our sauce in other dishes. (e.g. Burgers with a mediterranean touch) What you needContinue reading “Pesto alla Genovese”

Oven BBQ Chicken Wings

I was craving for some Buffalo BBQ chicken wings. But instead of deepfrying them I wanted to try an alternate solution that would make this dish a little bit more ‘healthy’. What you need 12 pieces chicken wings 2 spoons BBQ sauce 2 spoons neutral oil 2 teaspoons spicy chili powder 1 spoon salt HowContinue reading “Oven BBQ Chicken Wings”

Vegan Burgers

Also vegans want to enjoy some home made burguers. Tasty and rich in proteins too. A good alternative also for meat lovers. What you need 150g cooked frijoles 150g cooked chickpeas 1 fresh onion (white and green parts) 1/2 red bell pepper 1 teaspoon tumeric 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1 teaspoonContinue reading “Vegan Burgers”

Marble Cake

A fantastic delight for every afternoon tea and it looks stunning. Check out this black and white chocolate delight. What you need 100g white chocolate 100g dark chocolate 200g flour 4 eggs 50g walnuts 100g sugar 120g butter 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 spoon vanilla extract How you do it: Light batter Take 60g butterContinue reading “Marble Cake”

Gyoza Miso Dip

Use this delicious dipping sauce for any or all gyozas you make or buy. It can also be used for veggie gyozas and gyoza soups.And if you have some excess just store in in your fridge. What you need 1/4 cup miso broth 1/4 regular meat stock 1 teaspoon sesame oil 1 teaspoon chopped garlicContinue reading “Gyoza Miso Dip”

Pinapple Rum Jam

Pineapple jam is not a common thing in Europe. However, in Latin America it is one of popular marmelades in the market. Especially for hot dogs (RIGHT HOT DOGS!) it is a delicious extra. Here is the recipe if you want to go for your own pineapple jam. What you need 1 pineapple (aprox 1kgContinue reading “Pinapple Rum Jam”

Vegan Tangerine Custard

Quick recipe for a sweet moment at home. And without any added sugar. What you need (enough for 4 custards) 400ml almond milk 1 vanilla bean 4-5 sweet tangerines (to get 100ml juice 2 spoon corn flour How you do it: Heat up the almond milk in a casserole. Meanwhile squeeze out the juice fromContinue reading “Vegan Tangerine Custard”

Lemon Cake

When live gives you lemons…make lemon cake. Probably that is not how the saying goes but who cares. lemon cake is alway a fine delight. And it is easy to make, too. What you need 4 eggs 150g sugar 1 lemon 200g margarine 250g flour 1 spoon baking soda 1 spoon vanilla extract How youContinue reading “Lemon Cake”

Protein Pizza Dough

I love pizza (who does not?!?!) But making a traditional pizza dough sometimes gives me a very bad conscience as I might have indigested “empty calories”. So a way of getting rid of that guilt was to come up with low carb/high protein pizza dough. And that can be done with oat and chickpea flourContinue reading “Protein Pizza Dough”

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