The perfect way to fall in love with bitterness again.
Most of us aren’t used to the bitter notes some vegetables like radicchio bring to the table. In a world full of sweet or salty treats, bitterness has been abandoned. Using a little kitchen magic, we take the edges off the bitterness and transform it into a crowd-pleasing side dish that goes with pretty much any meat or even fish. An Italian classic with a little Asian twist. Give it a try!
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Cooking up a festive dinner never has been easier.
We’ve made a festive bird roast by accident. Almost a full-scale Thanksgiving dinner. How is it possible to accidentally cook a feast? Well, it all starts with me finding a very special bird perfect for roasting. Then I watch an episode of Jamie Oliver’s Christmas feasts, get inspired, improvise a little and boom, here we are. Even though there are many components, everything is child’s play to prepare. And the result is worth the effort ten times. Give it a try!
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Awesome comfort food without blowing your calories.
Oh boy, do I like those meatballs! They feel like cheating with comfort food, but actually have amazing macros, easily fitting into any diet. You can prepare a huge batch of them with little effort and they keep well in the fridge. Give them a try, I am sure you will love them!
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Eating nose to tail for beginners.
Eating innards is daunting for most of us. This is a way to get started with it, as tongue has a mild taste, isn’t really offal and just works great in this typical Italian recipe directly from Rome. Come on, try it out, you will be pleasantly surprised!
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Indian spices meet a Portugese twist.
Nothing beats a nice curry if you ask me. I remember the first time when I read a recipe of the Vindaloo curry, thinking “wow, that’s strange!” It packs an interesting punch in the form of vinegar, which was introduced to India when Portugal used to have colonies in the land of spices. The Portugese seem to love their vinegar and they used it to remind them of home and as a natural way to preserve goods in a time long before anything like a refridgerator. I am glad about this fusion, as it makes for a delicious curry you definately should give a try!
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With fermented black beans for an umami laden twist.
I think theCchinese sweet and sour chicken we know is as Chinese as chicken tikka masala is Indian: not at all! Despite it’s lack of authenticity, it’s still a delicioius dish. I added a special ingredient to make things more interesting and nudge it a little more back to China.
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Fast, easy, delicious meal prep.
Sometimes you just need a simple, tasty way to get a protein rich meal done. And most importantly, a huge load of it so you have plenty leftovers for several days. This recipe will deliver exactly that: delicious miso flavoured chicken with tasty leeks and mushrooms. Meal prep at its finest!
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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!
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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 time in the kitchen. But you do not need too: it can be so easy! 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!
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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!
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