One week project

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.