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Coffee grilled beef steak with button mushroom vinaigrette and chimichurri sauce 🐮 🍄

The Korean cuisine often uses ground coffee for pork chops or steaks. The coffee gives the meat a level of spiciness and earthy flavor. This is perfectly balanced with the sourness and spiciness of the fresh Argentinian chimichurri sauce. Finally this flavorful dish is garnished with a freshly made vinaigrette with aromatic tarragon.

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Creamy pork stew in a mustard cider sauce with quinoa and zucchini noodles 🐷

A creamy pork stew is always comforting. In a cold winter day or at a hot summer brunch – reminds us of home and coziness. Today I’ve chosen a great flavoring for the stew: the mustard, cider and horseradish will aromatize our dish along with the dried herbs. Continue reading “Creamy pork stew in a mustard cider sauce with quinoa and zucchini noodles 🐷”

Bavette pasta with butter shrimps in a wine sauce 🍤

People always say: “I can cook pasta – that’s all my cooking talent”. And then they throw everything in the sauce to make an over-complicated dish – this way the sauce has a chaotic flavor. The key of a perfect pasta is balance and simplicity, but with one or two key ingredients. In today’s pasta dish my heroes are the shrimp and the dry white wine.

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Peanut butter curry chicken stew 🐔

We all love tasty comfort food. But comfort not always meets out health needs. This colorful Asian inspired silky stew is reach in nutrition. It is cooked slowly and filled with lots of flavors. The earthiness of the peanut butter is perfectly balanced with the vibrancy of the curry. It is a perfect choice for a spring lunch or for a family dinner.

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Sautéed spring vegetables with chicken braised in mushroom soy sauce 🐔

The spring is here and the markets are full with fresh green vegetables. For the celebration of the green and red vegetables I prepared for you a tasty and nutritious side dish which goes well with chicken, beef or lamb. I chose chicken, as i love to combine the earthiness of the mushrooms soy sauce with the tenderness of the chicken breast.

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Citrusy salmon steak with curry quinoa and millet salad 🐟

Ten-twenty years ago nobody really heard about quinoa. Especially in Europe. As in 2016 it fought out it’s place in the modern cuisine. It takes an important part in vegan diet as it is high in protein and contain essential amino acids like lysine and acceptable quantities of calcium, phosphorus and iron. As far as most of the people know, the millet is only served to birds and to make beverages – we wouldn’t think that it can add a great flavor or nutritional value to our dish. But if that’s the case the quinoa and millet mixture is a perfect combination for a great garnish next to a salmon steak.

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