Beef and Sweet Potato Stew

A stew shows the soul of a cook. Even when two people have the same recipe, the result won’t be the same as everybody makes slight changes. Still delicious but different. I find it even difficult to replicate the exact taste. And that is the beauty of a stew. This time we will use sweet potatoes, as I didn’t eat them for a long time. I combine them with beef and mediterrean flavours just because it feels right and I have a glass of olives that needs to get used up. The result is a hearthy stew, rich, dense, mellow and slightly sweet. Enjoy! Continue reading “Beef and Sweet Potato Stew”

Fermented Carrots with Star Anise

Fermented food and microbiome are nowadays a hot topic not only in the science community: it has become quite popular in the media too. While some supplement selling companies are making money with it, promising to get you shredded by eating the proper microbiota they sell, scientist are aware that the picture is far more complex. The microbiome definitely plays a role in a lot of physiologic and pathologic processes and you have positive effects from eating probiotica and prebiotica like resistent starches but we still do not know exactly all of the players responsible for the effects. Continue reading “Fermented Carrots with Star Anise”

Easy Roast Duck

Complete with a wonderful side dish.

Roasted duck is a true delicacy. A deep, warming flavour, fat and delicious, easier to prepare than most believe it to be. Not exactly a classic diet food, more a treat and comfort food. But it’s exactly the type of food for a cold, stormy winter evening like today. Also I was able to grab a top quality bird at my local supermarket, a feat already worth a celebration in itself. Continue reading “Easy Roast Duck”

Chestnut Shortbread

We have been quite busy during the last month: I had jaw surgery in order to get rid of my baby teeth and give my permanent teeth the chance to come out; there were lot of exciting things going on in Krems including our first chemistry practical course and of course Christmas is on its way. Stefan has been supporting me as his best, but we did not manage to keep writing articles twice a week: sorry for that! Nevertheless, we would like to keep you inspired and developed a quick cookie recipe since Christmas is per definition baking time especially in German speaking countries. Inspired by the Japanese love for chestnut, I am proud to present you our chestnut shortbread cookies. They are neither low calories nor protein packed but if you manage your calories wisely, you could have one or two with a good cup of tea πŸ™‚ Long story short, here is the recipe. Continue reading “Chestnut Shortbread”

Honey Curd Ice Cream

One ice cream to hit your macros and please your inner bear.

If you are an ice cream aficionado like we are, autumn and winter can be a tough time for you. Yes, there are cookies and Stollen, but for some reason it’s almost impossible to find good ice cream in Vienna. All the shops are closed! I don’t get it, why wouldn’t you love some ice cream even on a cold winter day? Well, if no one does it for you, you have to make some yourself.

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Warming Beef Stew

Easy, comforting and delicious soulfood.

As the weather transitions from mild autumn to cold and rainy winter, I feel the need for something heart warming to eat. A bowl to hug. Where it is difficult to wait for it and you inevitably burn your tongue on the first spoonful. Thankfully this recipe is so simple and flexible, you can easily remember it, change it to your liking and make it your own.

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Red Cabbage With Apples And Chestnuts

An autumn soulfood staple.

For me autumn is red cabbage season. Well, usually also winter is red cabbage season but I am more than happy to start this as soon as possible. Somehow red cabbage makes me happy: it’s beautyful colour brightens up an otherwise mostly dull season. I want to share my favorite recipe with you, that has been time tested and is loved by friends and family. Continue reading “Red Cabbage With Apples And Chestnuts”