Filled Sweet Pepper with Pumpkin Seed Oil marinated Salad on side (Low Carb)

In autumn, around September and October, in Styria (Austria), its pumpkin seed harvesting time. Pumpkin Seed Oil is one of Austria’s traditional culinary specialities not used for cooking directly (it would get bitter when heated) but to greatly enhance dishes instead. There is a large range of dishes the precious oil can be used for…

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…