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Curried Falafel Nuggets with Sweet Corn

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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.

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Simple Tomato Sauce

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.

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Broccoli and Carrot Soup

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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).

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The Ultimate Smoothies

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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.

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Huckleberry Pancakes

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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.

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Thai Red Curry with Fried Tofu

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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.

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Peanut Butter Ramen Noodles

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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.

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