Here’s wild broccoli or “broccoli rabe”, also known as “italian broccoli” or “Spargelkohl” in germany. This long-stemmed cousin of the well-known normal broccoli is more aromatic and has a more distinct flavor. I cooked it asian-style these days and it was a very delicious yet easy to make dish.
Roasted Cauliflower with Cheese-and-Beer-Sauce
We had a giant head of cauliflower that had to be processed before it went bad, so we made this savoury oven bake.
Summer Dinner with Noodles and Asparagus
Yesterday’s Spaghetti “Aglio, Olio e Peperoncino” (following my old recipe) with a side of garlicky, buttery oven roasted green asparagus. This is easy:
Broccoli Cream and Cheese Soup
A simple, yet yummy and warming dish for cold evenings. Also good when served as a starter.
Whole Roasted Cauliflower Head
I’m all but a vegetarian. I AM NOT! But dishes like this – aromatic, flavourful and filling enough – really make me indulge myself into a “veggies-only” dinner every once in a while. Here’s how:
Simple Vegetable Fritters
I wasn’t exactly thrilled by the prospect of having another veggie-only-meal yesterday evening, but what wouldn’t you do to try to eat healthy and loose some weight?
These simple veggie fritter patties were surprisingly tasty and satisfying though and I’m sure they would make an excellent side dish too. You can make them with any non-leafy and not too soft vegetables or even a free-style mix of several of them, but I only had zucchini at home, so here we are.
Pan Roasted Asparagus
We’ve had a lot of asparagus here these days due to it being in season. I, personally, like the green variety way more than the hyped white one because it’s more flavourful and tastes more like a distinct vegetable. Here’s how to make a simple and delicious side dish from it.
1 bunch of green asparagus (~500g)
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tbsp. butter + 1/2 tbsp. olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
Farcyde’s Favourite Salad Dressing
I came up with this dressing a long time ago and it’s been an evergreen in my kitchen ever since. Simple and delicious – the magic lies in the tyrolian pumpkin seed oil (“steirisches Kernöl”).
Roasted Cauliflower Soup
I’m not so much of a mobile person at the moment due to my recent kneecap-incident that I’m currrently recovering from. But you can always make soup! We had a lot of snowfall the last days and a warm and hearty soup is a winter evening’s delight: Here’s my roasted cauliflower soup:
This recipe from my sister-in-law was commented with “that’s how we make gnocchi!” by an italian friend of hers. Of course, this had to be tried 🙂 It’s surpisingly easy and no fuzz and they easily win the day over any store bought product.
You can prepare them in advance and, when ready, cooking them is done in a breeze. We like to fry them with butter and sage, but they can be used for every recipe calling for gnocchi.
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