Pickled cucumber and English peas on avocado cream 🌱

A dream in green. That’s what I was thinking when I came up with this dish. The delicate plating is inspired by Bernadett Vanek, one of the most talented chefs there are. For the avocado cream, mix one avocado with the juice of a quarter of a lemon and a pinch fleur de sel. For…

Cured eggs with smoke salmon and young salad leaves

Have you ever heard of shaving hard cured egg yolks over carbonara? Have you ever tried it? How did you find it? I find it ridiculous, to be honest, as I prefer my eggs soft. Curing is a technique quite familiar to me, though, so I couldn’t quite let go of the idea of curing…

Salmon sashimi with soy sauce and vegetable spirals

Almost two months ago, I received a shoutout request on Instagram. To an Instagram newbie like me, the term was completely unfamiliar. After having googled it and checked out the requester’s stream, I decided to give it a try. There is some resemblance between the reposted picture and mine – or what do you think?…

Gazpacho 🌱

Today, the sun has been shining from a clear blue sky. No clouds. No wind. It has been one of those hot, lazy summer days. Hot, lazy summer days call for cold soups. Like this raw food Spanish classic. For optimal taste, use organic, sun-ripened veggies. And for optimal refreshing effect, serve the soup chilled….

Chorizo lamb with pressed cucumber salad

Soft lamb sirloin, spicy chorizo and crunchy cucumber – this summery low-carb dish combines French haute cuisine, Spanish tradición culinaria and Nordic husmanskost at their finest. Start with the pressed cucumber salad. Slice a cucumber very thinly (e.g. with a mandoline). Salt the cucumber slices and place them into a sieve. Cover and weight down…

Whole grilled trout

How does a food blogger spend a lazy Sunday? She sends her hubby fishing and lets him prepare his catch for dinner. This herb-stuffed trout is juicy and flavorful. And healthy. And low-carb. A perfect meal, really. Stuff one trout per person with lime and any fresh herbs you like (we used thyme) as well…

Trio of pulled meat sandwiches

Today, I was cooking for our lovely neighbors. Meeting the different tastes of eight people is a challenge. That’s why I opted for sandwiches with different fillings – pulled meat and fresh veggies. I had three combinations in mind. There turned out to be plenty of possible combinations, though. Pulled pork with Coca-Cola BBQ sauce…

Lamb burger with a warm feta cheese dip and tahini dressing

Today, the whole family cooked together. We – i.e. my girls – picked the dish: burgers. Burgers are great because the kids can help chopping veggies and kneading the meat. And an individual burger compilation means everyone gets exactly the burger he or she wants. My daughters chopped cucumber, tomatoes and shallots and placed them…

Refreshing cucumber soup 🌱

Spring has arrived to Switzerland with pleasant warm temperatures. This lukewarm soup is light and refreshing and easy peasy to make – a perfect meal after a busy day in the office. Alternatively, the soup can be enjoyed chilled and is thus suitable as an office lunch or even on a hot summer day. Sautée…