Gallery
1 comment

Zesty Spaghetti

Tonight was one of those nights where you just want to eat in a hurry. So, spaghetti and everything from Aldis. But not just out of the jar, I wasn’t in that much of a rush. Added a bell pepper, eggplant, and an onion. Stirred in about two teaspoons of Cream Cheese to the Spaghetti Sauce to the cooked vegetable mix and done. Oh yeah, make the spaghetti or whatever noodles you like. Enjoy!

Gallery
0 comment

Spekulatius Speculoos Cashew Cookie Butter

That title is a mouthful and so is this Cookie Butter! As usual, I looked at several recipes then imagined my own. To make this easy and not too sweet, I kept it simple.

1)1 row of Spekulatius/Speculoos/Biscoff or whatever cookies you like (200-300g), 2)the cream out of the can of coconut milk (only adding the watery milk if you need to “soften” the butter, 3)a handful of cashews*, and 4) 1/2 olive oil*.

Super simple spreadable cookie butter. All ingredients came from Aldis (oil and cashews were already in the pantry). You can add sugar if it isn’t sweet enough for you. Happy Snacking!

*Can be omitted

Gallery
4 comments

Such a Simple Soup

Simple ingredients before they go bad. Look around. lol

Simple ingredients before they go bad. Look around. lol

So pretty and its gonna be tasty

So pretty and its gonna be tasty

So good. Even better with some Sriracha stirred in

So good. Even better with some Sriracha stirred in

So its that time of year again when soups are just so special. It’s very chilly outside and this simple soup is guaranteed to hit the spot.

As a basic minimum you’ll need: 1) An onion, 2) One bellpepper, 3) Standard store carton of mushrooms and 4) one bouillon cube (or cook it in your choice of stock). Then you can add green onions, red onions, and pretty much whatever seasonings you like. I like making this at least once a week when things look like they are about to spoil. The mushrooms give this an earthy feel and it cooks up in around 20min.

Try it out and tell me how it went.

Gallery
2 comments

Lemons and Lemon Zest on Deck

I recently fell into a love of using the some of the last seasonal lemons here in Düsseldorf. I made a pear cake. Then lemon infused olive oil. I left the zest in until it was gone which was around 4 weeks. I also used the lemons to make lemon sugar and lemon salt, both which I still have in the cabinet. Lastly, I followed the directions for Jillians Michaels Diet Detox Drink. It’s really easy to make: Around a liter of dandelion tea, 1 teaspoon cranberry juice, and 2 of lemon juice. Freezing the lemon juice makes it easy so you can just pop it in and go. Now I just make it at work and I leave cranberry juice and lemon in a bottle. Life hack. lol.