smoked trout pâté

by Eva Felis on February 8, 2016

This smoked trout pâté is great to nosh on while enjoying a dry Riesling or to serve for guests with crackers as an appetizer.

I appreciate bold flavors, such as Indian curries and full bodied red wines, especially when it’s comes down to appetizers and snacks. Actually every small bite needs a kick of some kind to tingle my taste buds. Just three reasons why this easy recipe for smoked trout pâté is right up my alley: punchy, salty and spicy. Read more >>


sweet and spicy pecans

by Eva Felis on February 1, 2016

The quick-and-easy skillet recipe for Sweet and Spicy Pecans is a great last- minute present for the hostess or to nosh on them all by yourself.

A few weeks ago I went to a pop-up market featuring made in US brands. Strolling and tasting my way through this market, I stopped by a booth offering all kinds of roasted pecans. I love everything with nuts and I had to try a few of their samples. Talking to the vendor, she mentioned I should also taste her sweet and spicy pecans, because they were hands down the best of all. Of cause I had to… Suddenly my mouth was on fire and I loved it. Read more >>


butternut squash frittata

by Eva Felis on January 26, 2016

butternut squash frittata

There is no better way to kick off the weekend than with an excessive breakfast, one of the reasons why frittata usually happens on a Saturday morning. That is when I clean out all the veggies in my fridge and combine them for a breakfast feast. And this butternut squash frittata is no exception. I found yesterday’s cooked potatoes and a lonely butternut squash. My goat cheese was a little bit too mild, but still a winner. However if you are not a fan, you can use two eggs instead or feta or grated cheddar.  Read more >>


mexican chicken soup

by Eva Felis on January 19, 2016

mexican chicken soup

I can assure you, I haven’t lived under a rock, but Mexican chicken soup is a new concept for me. Mexican food is in general loaded with cheese, there is nothing wrong about cheese and I love cheese. Unfortunately at the beginning of the year with healthy food on my mind, it’s out of favor. But what if I desperately crave those Mexican flavors? Talking to a friend, I had to learn, that I should be able to find Mexican chicken soup on every serious Mexican menu. And a nourishing and hot chicken soup is very much needed on those cold winter days. Win win… Read more >>


tropical bircher muesli

by Eva Felis on January 13, 2016

tropical bircher muesli

Winter mornings are cold and brutal and the only thing, that keeps me from pulling my blanki over my head and just staying in bed until spring shows up, is the smell of fresh coffee and the pleasant anticipation of breakfast in a bowl. It’s a bit of a yawn that this bowl had been filled with banana oatmeal for too many mornings. I don’t want to break up my relationship with oats, but we slipped in a boring slump. Things had to be tuned-up a notch! I took my oatmeal bowl on an imaginary exotic island vacation and brought home a tropical Bircher muesli. Read more >>


things to do and places to eat in Charleston, SC

by Eva Felis on January 11, 2016

things to do and places to eat in Charleston, SC

For weeks we went back and forth about whether or not, we should travel between the holidays. After we decided to stay home, of cause we changed our mind again. Until finally we spontaneously booked a cottage, just steps away of the beach of Isle of Palms, SC and a short car drive away from Charleston. Read more >>


braised celery

by Eva Felis on January 5, 2016

braised celerywww-9693

Celery stalks have the supporting role in many dishes, only once in a blue moon they play the lead role. Many recipes call for one or two stalks of celery and the rest of the bunch is just going to wilt in the fridge. I needed a go-to recipe to prevent those stalks from fading away and came up with braised celery. We all know celery and blue cheese are a team (like strawberries and shortcakes), so I needed both on board. Read more >>


sweet rolls {gluten free}

by Eva Felis on December 22, 2015

sweet rolls {gluten free}

I want to explain to you, why you need this recipe for sweet rolls {gluten free} in your life. I don’t know about you, but all I want in the morning is a hot coffee and a few minutes on my own to come round. I just need some time to wake up, before I can function (it’s for everyone’s safety). Read more >>


lamb – yellow split peas soup

by Eva Felis on December 17, 2015

lamb - yellow split peas soup

I waited many years to cook this lamb & yellow slit peas soup or lamb at all. I feel the need to catch up on lamb. It’s funny, weird and somehow interesting, how we implement those parental food-related behaviors. My mom makes a face like having dirt in her mouth, even smelling bananas. But I love them! On the other side, she also has the same strong feelings about lamb. Read more >>


boozy christmas gifts

by Eva Felis on December 15, 2015

Tis the season to be jolly, fa la la la la, la la la la. Christmas is almost here and it’s high time for handmade gifts, to be frank the knitted scarf is not going to happen again this year. But it’s never too late to make some infused booze and most recipes only take a few minutes to make. Nothing lifts the spirit of the holiday season than the gift of good spirits.