Childhood memories and cowboys.
A really good chilli con carne is a comforting soul food that I can enjoy the whole year. Comforting, but not boring, as I feel a proper chilli con carne needs to be on the edge of being almost too hot. The slightly painful tingle in your mouth is what really elevates this dish from an ordinary stew to something special. Get yourself a spoon and some handkerchiefs to wipe away the sweat and let’s dig in! Continue reading “Chilli Con Carne”
The Light and Protein Packed Version.
I know, Waldorf salad sounds boring, somehow very 80’s and not so exciting as perhaps a duck roast or shortbread. But to be honest I really like it: it’s refreshing, creamy and it has a sentimental component for me. My mum bought it from the butcher and we ate it with all kind of meat. In Italy the meat is usually cooked in a quite boring way (no sauces, scarse seasoning) and the Waldorf salad was a real highlight. The original recipe requires mayonnaise which does not fit in our current macros. Nevertheless, we managed to create a lighter but not less tastier version of it.
Continue reading “Waldorf Salad”
Tasty meal preping for dummies.
One of the most common execuses I hear as coach is that people are too busy, especially when it comes to cooking. Nobody seems to have time for it. I see and understand the point: not everyone is a foodie like us who likes spending hours in the kitchen. But you do not need too: it can be so simple! This curry takes about 15 minutes to prepare and you can scale it up for as many hangry bears you need to feed. No excuses of not having time for that!
Continue reading “A Lazy Bear’s Curry”
Cheap, easy and delicious.
Easter is around the corner and I am excited! Not because of any religious meaning, but because there will be lamb. There has to be lamb, and I will take any excuse for cooking a proper lamb roast! This roast is so easy, you can barely call it cooking: cut some veggies, season the meat and put it into the oven. Then you wait. It’s called slowfood for a reason. You will be rewared with sweet, tender meat falling off the bone. So what are you waiting for, start roasting! Continue reading “Lamb Roast”
A Viennese classic made cut-friendly.
Paprika Hendl (“Hendl” is Austrian slang for chicken) is a typical Viennese dish rich in, not surprisingly, paprika, the dried and ground red bell peppers that were so popular due to the Austro-Hungarian empire. And paprika is still very popular, in certain parts of Austria you don’t have salt and pepper on the table, there is salt and paprika. Normally there are loads of fatty sour cream in this dish, making it not exactly a weightloss friendly dish, but I changed things up a little and it works beautifully. Give it a try! Continue reading “Paprika Chicken”
Hot, spicy and protein rich.
Food during a weight loss phase doesn’t need to be boring or bland. I love a good, spicy, bold curry and I bet you will love it too. Tender chicken and butternut squash with a hot tomato based sauce make a tasty, calorie friendly dish for everyday. And it’s very easy to cook, just try it out and be amazed. Continue reading “Red Chicken Curry”
A tasty way to get your eggs in.
My relationship to eggs is difficult. There are egg dishes that are absolutely boring, almost tiresome to eat, and there are insanely interesting egg dishes. For me, tamagoyaki belongs to the later. A silky consistency, quite sweet but savoury at the same time. This is probably the best way to transform eggs into something exciting. Give it a try! Continue reading “Tamagoyaki”