Fresh pasta salad with shrimps, feta & watermelon

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A refreshing lunch for hot days

It’s ridiculously hot here in Vienna at the moment, so I was longing for something fresh and simple but still has some substance to it (I’ve been working out a lot recently and I’m basically constantly hungry + I love love love pasta!). This pasta salad is just that: Watermelon and mint are super refreshing, the slight sweetness of the watermelon contrasts the sourness of lime and feta, rocket adds a nice slightly bitter twang and bell peppers add a great crunch. You see, it’s a great combination!

The heat is making me too tired to write more, so let’s get started! πŸ™‚

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Baked sweet potato with lime yoghurt, curried courgettes and coconut prawns

Baked sweet potato

A tropical delight for cold days

It’s been a while since Iast posted a recipe, but as for most of you as well, the time around Christmas was pretty busy. This is why I’m really happy to finally have found the time to share another dish with you!
This dish is really easy to make and brings Carribean feeling to you dinner table (or at least I believe it does!). The sweetness of the baked potatoe works really well with the lime flavored yoghurt and the coconut prawns; the curried zucchini give the whole dish more deepness and a little chilli kick, which is very nice.
Sweet potatoes is a real super food containing tons of nutrients, addΒ yoghurt, prawns and courgette and you have a very balanced and delicious meal.
As I said before, it’s a super easy dish to make, so try it out and let me know what you think, comments are always appreciated πŸ™‚ Continue reading

Coconut-squash soup with crispy prawns

Squash and cocnut soup

A hint of lemongrass, creamy coconut and squash – a combination to die for!

Quite frankly, I love everything about this soup. The flavors, the texture – everything is just so lovely. Lemongrass and the spiciness from chili and cayenne pepperΒ are very subtle and blend in perfectly with the sweetness from the coconut milk.
For decoration, I used some lemon grass to keep the prawns from “drowning” in the soup.
If you feel like it, you can also add a little bit of pumpkin seed oil, which will add a somewhat earthy flavor or fresh coriander. Some toasted baguette or ciabatta would also work nicely. Preparing this soupΒ is quite easy and the coconut flavor reminded me a bit of summer (which is especially nice when it’s grey and cold outside…). Try it! Continue reading