Creamy Pumpkin Soup Served with Roasted Pumpkin Slices (Low Carb)

Autumn arrived in Jordan as well, and herewith, opening pumpkin season. There are several well-known pumpkin dishes, but there is nothing better than a creamy pumpkin soup. Soup, especially creamy ones, are not just meant as a starter (for me) – I really enjoy them as a main dish too. To enhance its richness, I…

Grilled Salad (Low Carb)

There are no seasons nor limits for barbecuing in Jordan – don’t be surprised I’m posting BBQ recipes all year long. It’s just a privilege living in a country with such incredible series of sunny days; and I enjoy it to the fullest. I knew grilled salad as a starter in fancy restaurants, but with…

Pastéis de Nata: Peerless Portuguese Pastry

First of all, I admit, I didn’t prepare the puff pastry by myself. Sorry for that. I know it’s a shame. To be honest, it seemed too much work and even more important – whenever the ‘demand’ for Natas rises it should go quick,). I am sure you will face similar condition after trying –…

Coleslaw-Eggplant Burger vs. Matcha Burger (Low Carb)

Matcha Green Tea is nowadays nothing unusual and I’m sure the most of you already ate or drank something with the green powder in it – so did I. The green powder isn’t just great in flavour, for example as a Matcha Latte, but also often used for body detox. Last time I searched the…

Calamari Fritti with Sweet Potato Chips

I guess just by nature we love the fresh fried calamari taste when on vacation by the sea? At least I am definitely one of them. The smell of a fresh fish catch and foreign languages spoken… hmmm that´s vacation feeling. But because I´m too impatient to wait for the next holidays to come I…

Spicy Pancake Casserole

Recently, I watched one of my favorite Cooking and Travel series ‘Shane Delia’s Spicy Journey’. A guy from Malta travels around Middle Eastern countries to find out new recipes and spices to cook nicely looking (and I guess tasty) meals. Anyhow, after I watched the series last time I was motivated enough to try a…

Summer Pasta with Coco and Lime

Truly, Pasta has been one of my favourite dishes… since ever. But I guess I am not the only one thinking that way?! Not at least because there are so many different types of noodles and sauces – all kind of specialities and versions prepared with local proud and uniqueness. Spaghetti Carbonara or Spaghetti Bolognese…

Homemade Lentil Falafel

As you may imagine, the streets of Amman, and I guess that’s valid for every else city throughout the Middle East, are flooded with falafel stands. There is no need to prepare them at home, because in Amman you pay for 20 pieces around 0.50 JOD/~0.60 €. Traditionally they are prepared with chickpeas served in…

Green Beans Curry (Low Carb)

Asian kitchen… with a lot of curries and of course coconut milk… yummy. This time I liked to try a curry with another, for my cooking unusual, sort of vegetable. To find out which ones are in season I took a look around the colourful vegetable markets to get a better idea. It became green…

Beef Goulash without Onions (Low Carb)

Lately I felt some unusual appetite for goulash. Since I discovered an onion intolerance I am trying to avoid dishes with too many onions. What a shame because I love them. But goulash without onions? Aren´t they the flavor carrier? I thought I give it a shot. Hopefully my father never finds out – he…

A Fish BBQ (Low Carb)

Summer arrived which means BBQ season peaks. I´m a big fan of barbecuing not at least because it is less work than cooking, but also because of the smell. Like almost everywhere around the world (I think) also the Jordanians love to have BBQ – mostly a lot of vegetables and lamb. Every year funny…

Zoodles with Tomato Pesto (Low Carb)

To have perishable food leftover before leaving for vacations is a common problem. This time I had plenty of zucchinis and tomatoes so I decided to make Zoodles with a tomato pesto. Also not bad to eat something healthy before a week of delicious and often excessive vacation dinning habits. The dish turned out very…

Cured Jordanian Olives Rice Dish

Short before the rainy season the Jordanian olive harvesting time starts. Unfortunately, until today, I didn´t get the chance to be part of the procedure, but a Jordanian friend of mine told me all about it and of course, she brought me samples of cured olives to try. First time I tried them, I was…

Hearty Egg Muffins (Low Carb)

After traditional ‘Easter egg decoration’ I asked myself; What to do with all the leftover eggs? The hearty egg muffins are a fast and easy solution – also for busy days through the year. You can eat them warm or cold for breakfast or lunch, and you can keep them in the fridge for some…

Hot Cauliflower Soup (Low Carb)

In Jordan, the week starts on Sunday – just like a Monday in western countries. Today is Sunday and I swore to myself that I would continue living a healthy lifestyle. As usual, after lazy days without exercise and with too much unhealthy food, I searched through my old recipes and found one for cauliflower…

Spiralizer – Different Shape, Different Taste (Low Carb)

I usually avoid buying unnecessary kitchenware, but I truly love my spiralizer. It transforms a wide range of vegetables and fruits into lovely looking dishes. For me the aesthetic appeal of a dish is almost as important as its taste. With the right power you can certainly spiralizer nearly everything J, but what I would…

Lemon Pistachio Cake (Low Carb)

The most delicious cake I´ve ever baked. To be honest, I´m not the best and most passionate baker, but since I started to eat low carb I´ve asked myself – which sweets are left over low carb at all? Surprise, surprise… there are some very delicious recipes. The following recipe is my personal creation, bringing…

Mixed Quinoa Eggplant Rolls (Low Carb)

Catching up through online research, quinoa was a staple food of the ancient Incas to be translated with “the mother grain”. There are a lot of different types of quinoa but the most well-known are the white, black and red ones. For me, cooking with quinoa is a must, especially due to my part-time low…

Umbricelli – Pesto Genovese

As I mentioned in ‘BACI(S) from Perugia’ post, Umbricelli is the traditional Umbrian pasta dish. Can´t forget the lovely taste… It´s a no-egg pasta which goes perfectly with almost every pasta sauce. This time, I would like to prepare it with a homemade Genovese pesto. The name pesto comes from the Italian word ‘pestare’ which…

Homemade Taco Shells for Mexican Silvester Night (Low Carb)

Honestly, my husband and I have never been too crazy about Silvester. The city is always too crowded and there is no place to sit or even stand relaxed to enjoy your drink or whatever… it´s just not our favourite day of the year. That`s why we decided to stay away from stress and make…

Almond Flour Bread (Low Carb)

Living in Jordan makes it a challenge to find some well-crusted bread with a bite. Of course, you can get a wide range of white bread everywhere and almost with every dish, but no whole-grain bread or ‘Schwarzbrot’ like we use to say in Austria. For this reason, I tried to bake my first bread…

Pomegranate Curry with White Hibiscus Tea

In Jordan, pomegranates are very popular. In fact, they hold share of Jordan´s agricultural production. Many Jordanian dishes are served with this, for out-siders ‘exotic’ fruit, you can enjoy all year around. To appreciate this fruit, I created my absolute favourite curry and named it ‘Pomegranate Curry with White Hibiscus Tea’. Before starting with the…

Baked Apple – Smells like Advent (Low Carb)

Temperature in Jordan is getting lower and the city starts to prepare for Christmas. Although only around 5% of the population are Christians, there is nearly nothing you can´t get for Christmas except a fir tree ;-). Definitely time to bake nice-smelling dainties. With the knowledge I brought from home, spoiled with tons of cookies,…

A Variation of Mashed (Low Carb)

A variation of mashed pumpkin, cauliflower and eggplants. Usually, I prepare just one ‘mashed’ side, but this time, I felt like combining a variation of vegetables on one plate. To be honest, cooking process was a little bit too intense for an everyday’s routine, and is likely more appropriate for a gathering with friends or…