Category: Vegetarian

Vegetarian Holiday Sides

Vegetarian Holiday Sides

merry christmas, still! i hope you enjoy the holidays. i might have a couple of pounds more on the scale. but hey, i’ll enjoy the festivities and the overindulgence (ahem) while it lasts. that was my promise to myself. and that means i won’t stop before the new year.

roasted parsnip soup with thyme crackers

i’ve recently reorganised my spice rack. and once i started, i continued with the tea selection. and, well, basically the whole pantry got a make over. neat things are the best. much more inspiring.  other things, though, don’t look pretty, but they’re still good. from the bottom of their heart. so give them a decent...

matzo ball soup

dumplings and soup is a winning combination. possibly always. for me, it’s only connected to very good memories and happy moments. so i’d like to think of this soup of my “magic potion”.  this weekend, we’re going to baste a turkey (frequently), drink some wine (occasionally) and cheer each other on while doing so (both)....

chai poached pear with jersey blue

you know those fancy restaurants, where you can pick cheese or dessert? to me, to choose between cheese and dessert is an impossible task. or the outcome seems to be a lose-lose, somehow. because i obviously always want both.  those pears are kind of like my signature dish. i like to make them for brunches,...

cavolo nero with lemon & grapes

the one thing i’d definitely invest more time should i, uhm, ever have “more time” on hand (like, leisure time, time spent merely doing nothing that needs to be done), it would be learning to make cocktails. not sushi (i believe sushi making is not for home cooks, thank you). not macarons cupcakes (because: dito!...

roasted pumpkin with walnut pomegranate salsa

is it just me or does the pumpkin-everything fever take over not only pinterest but also mainland, switzerland? i’ve seen strange types of pumpkins pop up everywhere, from spaghetti squash to grey star pumpkins, acorns to albino pumpkins… well, and they’re in every food, too. doesn’t matter if it’s sweet or savoury. or both. there...

toasted bread & burrata “salad”

don’t you love dinner parties? i think, my thirties are probably the decade of the “dinner parties”. and i mean as both, a guest as much as a host. last week, i was definitely the host, though. i had 12 guests over for supper. 7 courses, lots of glasses, dozens of candles, two blue pumpkins,...

Wintery Kaki Persimmon Caprese Salad

Wintery Kaki Persimmon Caprese Salad

something so delicious and simple and comforting like this salad. it’s the winter version of the classic tomato mozzarella caprese. persimmon are probably the fruit i love the most in winter. they’re super healthy, too. and yes, i like them for breakfast, snack in between, lunch and dinner. persimmon around the clock. speaking of clock,...

Fall Harvest Bowl w/ Quinoa

Fall Harvest Bowl w/ Quinoa

it’s a bit early, but since we’re celebrating thanksgiving early this year with friends and their family, i dedicate this post to my thanks. many thanks, many tumbling words, many things i want to say. as you’ve accompanied me through the year, you know it’s been a crazy one, a whirlwind of many downs (at the...