German Potato Salad with Cucumber

German Potato Salad with Cucumber

Potatoes (Kartoffel or Erdapfel) were first introduced into Europe in the 16th century via a Spaniard homeward bound from South America. From there they slowly spread throughout Europe. Although potatoes were already known in Peru and Chile as food, it was the Italians who first tried to cultivate the them in Europe. With little luck. Small and bitter, with...
Spicy Mongolian Beef and Shiitake Mushroom Stir-Fry

Spicy Mongolian Beef and Shiitake Mushroom Stir-Fry

Craving something spicy and slightly sweet? Despite what the name suggests, Mongolian beef doesn’t actually trace its roots back to Mongolian cuisine. Neither the cooking method or the ingredients have anything to do with the country of Mongolia. The name only implies that it’s “exotic”. I can only say that the picture doesn't do this dish justice - this...
Super Easy, Super Yummy Brownies

Super Easy, Super Yummy Brownies

This is my absolute favorite brownies recipe. It's simple, irresistibly delicious and always a hit. Thís recipe will make you wonder why you never made them from scratch before. Add walnuts or pecans for a nutty variation. I really think what makes this brownie recipe extra special is the the high quality chocolate, natural brown sugar, powdered vanilla and sea...
Lemon Chicken with Fennel and Artichokes

Lemon Chicken with Fennel and Artichokes

This is a wonderfully simple dish, filled with an amazing array of bright and briny flavors that create something so simple and wow so good! Artichoke hearts, fennel, capers, garlic, lemon slices plus a generous sprinkle of freshly grated parmesan add so much flavor to juicy and tender braised chicken breasts. I only wish I had added some toasted...
Goji Berries – Super Fruit of the World

Goji Berries – Super Fruit of the World

Chinese wolf berries, known in the modern western world as goji berries, are super fruits of the world. Native to southeastern Europe and Asia and have been used in Chinese medicine for centuries to help improve health, fertility, boost the immune system and slow down the aging process. According to the legend of Chinese herbalist Li Ching-Yuen, goji berries did...
Carrot Orange Soup

Carrot Orange Soup

This carrot orange soup makes the ideal starter to any dinner party. It's light, delicious and amazingly simple. If you are looking for a healthy, delicious, throw together meal, this one is perfect. Leftovers make for a great lunch served with ciabatta or a classic grilled cheese sandwich. For the best flavor, try to use organic or locally grown carrots...