Autumn is here! That means: pumpkin season – finally! I am busy doing my weekly pre-cooking sessons for my work days: carb source, protein sources and veggies in different variations. Saves time and tastes good! :-) This week I also made this pasta and it tasted so good that I decided to publish it here! Enjoy!
makes 2-3 portions (depending on your hunger ;-) )
for the pasta:
200g wholemeal pasta (f.e. penne)
for the sauce:
1 garlic toe
3 tablespoons of sour cream, kesam or quark (or a vegan alternative)
1 handful of parsley
some curry powder
some ground cinnamon
some olive oil
grated cheese (vegan or dairy)
Pasta & Zucchini:
Cut zucchini in sticks (f.ex. size of the pasta).
Boil water in a pot. Add salt
Once the water is cooking, add pasta, some minutes after zucchini sticks. Cook both until pasta is al dente.
Drain the water.
Heat some olive oil in a pot.
Hack garlic and onion in tiny cubes, then add to the pot and fry.
Chop pumpkin into cubes and add to the pot, poor some water and simmer until pumpkin is soft. Just checkt with a fork. Season with some currypowder and ground cinnamon.
Transfer the pumpkin into a bowl or onto a plate and let it cool down a bit.
Put pumpkin, sour cream/kesam/quark or a vegan alternative, some water, salt and pepper into a blender and blend until creamy. Alternatively you can also use a hand blender. Season with more spice, salt and pepper to taste.
Mix sauce, pasta and zucchini and slightly heat up once more. Add chopped parsley.
Serve in bowls with some extra pepper and grated cheese.
Seasons: autumn, winter
The recipe for blueberry tarte was one of the oldest one on the blog, first posted sometime in 2014. This year I baked it for a family event and changed the recipe a bit. I must say, although it’s not a lot of work to make it, the taste is absolutely lovely!
Meine Lieben, ich war mal wieder faul. Darum habe ich die Arbeit jemand anderen machen lassen, hehe. Nein, Spaß beiseite. Aber ich hab tatsächlich einen Gastartikel für euch über 5 ideale Snackvarianten für den Winter. Schmökert mal durch und vielleicht bleibt das Eine oder Andere ja hängen und ihr habt es im Kopf, wenn ihr das nächste Mal Nachmittagshunger verspürt und eine Kleinigkeit zu snacken braucht!
The past weeks it has become a bit quiet over here on the blog and on my social media channels – in contrast to my daily life, to be honest. I guess I have to balance this out, so a lot of things (or also: too many) things going on in life, balanced out a bit by keeping the blog and social media more quiet. Or whatever. Somehow, it’s a pity, but I think I couldn’t handle being fully active and attentive in both areas right now. As soon as life is becoming calmer again, I will have more head and time for the blog project again, for sure! But better posting little than nothing, right?
Right before Christmas I’m sharing a DIY-post for natural body care with you, presenting an idea for a sustainable, homemade Christmas gift. I’m a huge fan of body brushes and peelings and love experimenting with these things. This time, I combined citrus and lavender and that smells amazingly good! I hope you’ll having fun trying this out!
Have you ever dried orange peel? Easy, right? But what to do with it? Read four ideas in this post!
Granola is always a winner. And there’s not more to say than that.
I’ld be lying if I said I wasn’t a dessert-person. Often I wish it was different. But dessert is mostly just too good to leave out. Just like this one. The best thing is, that it can be varied easily, depending on the season, making it possible to serve this one all year around. I love the fresh taste of quark cream and fruits and think it’s lighter than most other desserts and starchy cakes. I hope you’ll like it as much as I do!
Soon it’s already November. For me, this is the first month of winter. I know a bunch of people who don’t really like the cold season. I’m definitely not counting myself to them. I have to say, that I like every season almost equally. I’m really looking forward to that feeling of retreat, calmness and inner warmth now that I’m strongly associating with winter. A part of this is taking time for yourself. Of course, this is something one should enhance all year around. Still, as I associate it with winter in particular, I’m now posting a DIY recipe for a balancing massage oil. You won’t need a lot of ingredients and it’s prepared easily and quickly.