I’ve still got a few days until I start getting busier and this seemed like the perfect time to experiment with a falafel recipe. To be fair, I’ve posted a simple falafel nugget recipe before, but the nuggets always came out a little dry and bland. I needed something that had a little more kick to it and I’m happy to report that these little fellas fit the bill perfectly.
Something I discovered in the recent years is the healing power of cooking. Don’t get me wrong, I’m by no means a super-cook or anything remotely close. But in the recent years, as I started to shift to more mindful eating habits, I started to cook a lot more. During this process, I came to appreciate this rather useful side-effect I discovered.
Growing up, I was one picky eater. I could count on one hand the veggies I ate, and broccoli was definitely not one of them. Although I’m still pretty picky when it comes to veggies, broccoli is one of those things I learned to like. Now I can’t have enough of it and it makes a regular appearance on my dinner table (ah, my mom would be so proud).
Ah, smoothies. I’m probably not the only one who swears by these. Just add whatever fruit you have on hand, some juice or alternative milk, maybe even some greens and ta-da, you’ve got yourself breakfast, an afternoon pick-me-up or even a light meal – whatever you’re in the mood fore. It’s that simple.
One thing I miss the most about life in the U.S. is the pancakes. I’m not ashamed to admit I bought my fair share of Hungry Jack mixes when I was there. In Germany, “pancakes (Pfannkuchen)” usually mean crepes and I remember being thoroughly disappointed after trying a “pancake mix” from the grocery store. Although the “American pancake mix” turned out a little better, it wasn’t quite the same. So it was actually out of desperation that I started making pancakes from scratch.
Gotta love the weekends, when you can actually take the time to cook something more elaborate, something that takes a little more effort. It’s nice to take a step back from the usual pasta-and-some-kind-of-bottled-sauce-dinner, and really slice, season and fry something. Today, we made Thai red curry with fried tofu, potatoes and green onions and it turned out absolutely amazing.
A while back, I saw this post from the Kitchn and I’ve been wanting to give it a try. Tonight was just the right night – after a long and exhausting day, I had no desire to cook anything remotely complicated. The post didn’t have the exact measurements, so I was kind of worried if I was putting in the right amount of everything but in the end, it turned out great. I used what I could find in my fridge and ended up with the ultimate weekday dinner.