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…

Jordan_Mount Nebo with View to the Promised Land

Mūsā, the taxi driver who brings us home from the 8th circle after typical Saturday’s shopping tour, once again tells us the story of his name’s fame. I have to admit it’s not the first time listening. Mūsā, or Moses, the man who found the ‘Holy Land’ while standing right at the top of Mt….

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…

Jordan_Wadi Rum: A Bedouin Lifestyle

We were ready. We started with a backpack filled with adventure, a toothbrush, a fresh shirt and some underwear. We took the first bus in the morning from Amman to Aqaba. For us it seemed to be the most convenient and stress-free way to reach our destination. After four hours bus ride through the impressive…

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…

Italy_Spiritual Pathways of Francesco of Assisi

While strolling through narrow alleys and medieval piazzas of Perugia, rewarding myself with great Italian food, I had to confess that some thoughts were outside of Perugia’s heavy town walls, especially knowing that Assisi wasn’t far. So I decided to track some of Francesco’s trails for a day leaving the town. It was a half…

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…

Tel Aviv_Lively Spot at the Mediterranean Coast

Heading to Tel Aviv by hired car. Just a drive of approx. 1 ½ hour from Jerusalem towards the Mediterranean Sea. In my imagination, Tel Aviv was always a city full of modern, but ugly skyscrapers. But it clearly isn’t. Yes, there are a lot of skyscrapers, one can find them unpleasant, but alternated by…

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…

Italy_BACI(S) from Perugia

Perugia isn´t necessarily one of the most famous cities, but definitely worth a visit. Perugia – a medieval city with good potential being the location of the bestseller ‘The Perfume’ by Patrick Süskind – (which is, by the way, one of my favorite books). A hundred of stairs guiding you through the city up to…

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…

My Top FIVE Fragrances

Loving the smell of fresh flowers and burning scented candles almost every day; so it isn’t a surprise, I´m simple obsessed with perfumes. But… ‘How to pick the right one?’ Allegedly, one thousand new perfumes are released on the market every year! In my opinion, this is certainly too many – especially too many bad…

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…

Jordan_Christmas in Amman

Coming from Austria, where everything shines and blinks starting by October, I wasn’t expecting much of that Christmas spirit in a Muslim country. I was surprised that around the Second Advent shopping malls and foreigner populated restaurants and bars begin to decorate for Christmas – just as in Europe. For an Austrian, three weeks before…

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…

Jerusalem and a Trip to Bethlehem

Ancient city, melting pot of different culture’s history, art and lifestyle. Undoubtedly, Jerusalem became one of my favourite destinations. Living in Jordan, it was only a matter of time to visit it. But honestly, after the many stories about everlasting and kind of strange procedure at the border crossing, I wasn´t that keen on leaving…

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,…

Dead Sea Cosmetics

One of the benefits of living in Jordan is to be at the source of Dead Sea products. Besides the real Dead Sea, which is just 50 km from Amman, you get a wide range of Dead Sea cosmetic providers. Trinitae was the second label I tried and it immediately became my favourite. The products…

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…

Jordan_Introducing Amman – City of 19 Hills

…even though once built over 7 hills… It started 2 years ago as an adventure. Now, Amman has become my new hometown. Where mosques are built next to churches, a westernized city with an authentic Arab charm. With this I like to show you some of the most beautiful places that I explored, starting in…