September 17, 2017

Mexican Delight

A tasty and spicy dish I enjoyed in Chicago and reproduced at home

fry one yellow courgette and one bell pepper in the oven with a bit of olive oil

stir fry one onion and add 400 gr spinach. Once ready add half an avocado, bell pepper and yellow courgette to it.
add pieces of pickled Jalapeno and mix with tomatillo salsa verde. Serve the dish with rice or tortilla an enjoy!

September 1, 2017


Preheat the oven to 250 C. In a bowl mix 10 gr yeast with 150 cc water, 1tsp salt, 0.5 tsp sugar and 200 gr flour in to a nice dough. cover the bowl and let it the dough raise in room temperature for ~1 hr. cut little pieces of the dough, roll it out very thinly in a circular or rectangular shape. mix 75 gr creme fraiche with 75 gr sour cream, sprinkle some nutmeg and black pepper on it. Spread the cream mix on the dough, add finely sliced-into-rings white onion, courgette rings and sliced red pepper. Put it in the oven for 10 min. and enjoy!

Flummkuchen is a German dish. Many believe it's originally from Mosel area. You must try it with Riesling to know for yourself. Its original recipe is with bacon, which I replaced with courgette and red pepper.

August 20, 2017

Neat Balls

Mixed the left overs of previous meal (rice with meat-free ochra stew) with oatmeal, pine nuts and chopped oregano

fried chopped onion and mushrooms with trragon and added to the mix

Make a sauce of: 1tbs tahini, 3 tbs soy sauce, 1 tbs olive oil, 1tbs date syrup, 1 tbs lemon juice, 1 tbs water, 1tbs chilli sauce, chopped coriander and garlic and a bit of anise powder

mix and make neat balls

fry a garlic and a handful of basil leaves, add tomato juice and neat balls

serve as you wish

July 14, 2017

Koo Koo Bites


Chop and mix 2 leaks, a bundle of dill and a bundle of mint with 4 eggs. Add a tbs barberry and a tbs of grinded walnut then
season with salt and pepper.

Preheat the oven to 220C, cut half baked ciabatta bread in slices and spread a bit of an olive oil on them. Then a tbs of the mix on each piece. Let it stay in the oven for 10 min.

June 9, 2017

The tastiest dinner ever

This afternoon while biking home Soline suggested we swap our roles. She is Bahar and I am Soline. She cooks. I take a shower, sit back, and read my book till the diner is ready. Only under one condition: I should stay away from her! She'll choose what to cook, get the ingredients sorted out and prepares the dish. I couldn't agree more!
She did a great job in being "me". Came to the bath room while I was under shower to make sure I don't waste too much water and am ready in three minutes! Once out, she came to check whether I am using my body lotion, smeared some on my back quickly, and headed back to her kitchen prepared a nice plate full of strawberries, cherries and peach for me.

Once ready, she asked me to set the table and tada!

June 5, 2017

Nuts and Chickpeas Burger

tasty, easy and quick!
All you need for 4 person: 100g Oatmeal, 150 mixed nuts, 1 onion, 1 egg, some mixed herbs, smoked paprika powder, a can of chickpeas

grind and mix everything

add the egg

put them in the mid section of the oven (250 C 5-10 min)
serve with a tasty sauce, wait! how to make the sauce?

rasp half a cucumber and squeeze it in a sieve to get rid of its water 

squeeze a garlic clove and a lemon on it , add salt, pepper and oregano and mix it with a pack of sour cream


April 13, 2017

Prawn and Green Asparagus

It's asparagus fever time for me. Put asparagus and prawns together add some fresh and grated cheese on top, season with asparagus sauce and enjoy this delicious meal!

stir 300-500 grams asparagus that you've cut in big pieces with butter, set aside. stir fry 500 gram prawns in a bit of olive oil, in which you've fried 3 chopped garlics and chilli pepper and add to asparagus.

add fresh cheese with herb, asparagus sauce and grated cheese on top, put it in the oven (180C) for 20-30 minutes.

March 15, 2017

Wok with Cranberries

It's been a couple of weeks that I've converted to a vegetarian. One day three of us decided to stop eating meat and poultry. To be clear, fish, egg, and dairy products are not excluded.

Here is what I made for tonight

It's Japanese noodle with vegetable and vegan meat (simply a mixture of eggs and flour!). 

marinate vegan meat with pieces of ginger (one finger size), two garlic cloves, and sweet soy sauce for 30 min.
use whatever you like! I used what you see in this picture: flat beans, mushrooms, broccoli, yellow bell pepper, carrot, bean sprout and leek
heat a table spoon of sesame oil, add Chinese 5 spices.Toss in vegetables and fry for 3-5 min. Add cranberries, vegan meat and its marinating sauce. Toss in noodles, dish and serve hot sprinkled with chopped coriander.