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March 2013

One week project "What Germans really eat" ...

IMG_5359_pastacarbonaraLunch/Dinner on 6. March 2013
Pasta with peas with a sauce similar to "carbonara"
(I cooked 4 portions, so we will have the same for lunch and dinner.)

For the sauce I used 1 small thinly diced onion, instead of speck I used 4 slices of cooked ham, which I sautéed in a pan. Instead of cream, approx. 3 tablespoons milk, the rest is vegetable broth and cooking water from the pasta (it contains starch, so it makes the sauce quite creamy).

I did, however, add 1 egg yolk and the usual salt, pepper, a little nutmeg.


One week project "What Germans really eat" ...

IMG_5339_rouladen_nLunch/Dinner on 5. March 2013
Roulade with mashed potatoes

Today we had no lunch or dinner in the regular sense of it. We had a cheese sandwich (Käsebrötchen) around 2 pm and then we had an early dinner approx. 5:30 pm.

The dinner this time is a typical german dish, that would traditionally be eaten on a Sunday. I had pre-cooked it on Sunday for freezing, so if I don't have time to cook I can just take it out of the freezer in the morning and by evening it will be thawed and I can reheat it (no microwave in our home, don't want it).


One week project "What Germans really eat" ...

Sunday 3. March 2013

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Lunch
Brown rice with zucchini, onion, red pepper and turkey filet

For two people: 100 grams turkey filet, 1 small zucchini, 125 grams brown rice, half a red pepper and 1 onion, 1 tablespoon* olive oil, salt, pepper & paprika for seasoning 
Sauce: After I took the turkey filet out of the pan I added a tablespoon* of cream and 1 teaspoon* butter and, so each of us got like one tablespoon sauce. (*tablespoon/teaspoon: I am talking actual tablespoon/teaspoon, not the american measurement)

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Afternoon snack
Mascarpone-amaretto cream , dates and fruit puree

4 dates each & 1 teaspoon fruit pure
(since I used 125 grams of mascarpone there is still like 100 grams left ..., so probably more mascarpone-amaretto cream in the next few days)

 

 

 

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Dinner
Lambs lettuce with baked goat cheese and pomegranate seeds and a slice of toasted bread

The goat cheese has been baked with honey and rosemary. 
The salad dressing is olive oil, pomegranate vinegar, a pinch of honey, salt & pepper


One week project "What Germans really eat" ...

I have dedicated myself to a one week project "What Germans really eat".

I will spare you the breakfast, and maybe just show you a weekend one, which at least for me, might be more elaborate than a weekday breakfast, since you have more time on weekends, but don't consider it to be a typical breakfast, which in reality might consist of a slice of bread with a slice of cheese, or some marmalade and some fruit on the side, or a simple müsli ... I will, however, show you lunch and dinner. 


What we really eat

I hear and read so much about what Germans eat and sometimes I don't know if I should laugh or just shake my head. The thing is, what you can order in a restaurant and also then it depends on the type of restaurant, will only showcase a small window on eating habits.

If you REALLY want to know what Germans eat, look in their kitchens at home. This of course holds true for any nation, which is why I invite you to participate if you like to showcase the kitchen of your country.

Feel free to contact me, no matter if you are German or any other nationality. I'll happily let you guest blog and we can collaborate and attempt to show more accurately what we really eat. It could be fun!