Cauliflower Roast

A celebration of a humble vegetable.

As much as I like cauliflower rice, making it is a chore. Shredding the cauliflower into rice results in tiny white pieces jumping around in my kitchen. I simply hate it. Therefore I am really glad that I found this recipe. It celebrates the cauliflower. We don’t turn it into faux-something. We honor it by treating it just like a sunday roast. And we get a lot in return: tender white flesh and a spicy bark. Try this one and thank me later, it will change your relationship to cauliflower forever.

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Beef And Sweet Potato Stew

A hearty stew to warm your soul.

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!

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Fermented Carrots with Star Anise

Easy, fizzy, healthy goodness.

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. Nevertheless, eating fermented food seems beneficial to almost everbody, so here is an easy recipe to get you started!

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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. Let’s get started!

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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.

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Homemade Pate And Flatbread

Real superfood made easy.

Sometimes you just try something out in the kitchen and it turns out to be much, much better than you expected. That’s what I love about cooking and that’s what happend when I tried this recipe the first time! In this article you will get a delicious way to get in one of the most underrated foods on the planet and make good use of your sourdough starter that is (hopefully) bubbling away at your kitchen counter.

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The Sunday Roast: Pork Belly

A crunchy, fatty, comforting treat

Ahh, it’s thursday and it’s time to plan your sunday roast! This time I suggest a nice pork belly roast (if your macros allow for it ๐Ÿ˜‰ ). Veggies roasting underneath a beautiful piece of meat, sucking up all those flavours … that’s a meal for kings. And a nice crackling, so crunchy that you hear someone eating it even when you are in another room. What you need for this? Just a little time and some humble ingredients!

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Breakfast Pulled Beef

Easy peasy meal prep for even the most stressed cooks.

As temperatures get a little lower (which I am extremely happy about), and autumn peeking around the corner, I am in the mood for something different for breakfast. Something warming, comforting and hearty, keeping me satieted many hours. I like my easy cheesecake, but now I’m not cutting anymore and can afford to eat something different. However, even if you are cutting at the moment, this recipe could be for you: you just have to be smart about the cut of meat to use.

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Ground Beef Mapo Tofu Style

Szechuan inspired umami bomb.

I love Szechuan cuisine! There is a nice Szechuan restaurant in Vienna (Meister Xiao – go for it if you are in Vienna!) a couple of minutes away from us and they are serving gorgeous dishes. One of my favourites is mapo tofu: ground beef or pork, silky tofu, black beans and abundant spicy oil made from chili, szechuan pepper and broad bean paste. It’s served with fluffy, delicious, steamed rice. Guess what? It did not fit in my macros ๐Ÿ˜‰ but we had similar ingredients at home and developed the following cut-friendly recipe adding also some more veggies. Give it a try, if you love spicy flavours as we do!

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