Middle Eastern Style Buddha Bowl: Giant Couscous, Baked Falafel, Hummus, Spiced Lentils, Pickled Vegetables and Kalettes

| 25 comments
Buddha Bowl-Lentils Falafel GiantCouscous Kalettes Hummus-by Meeta K. Wolff-0033  

If I was to describe some of my favorite foods and dishes I would say whatever one can pile into a bowl and mix together to savor all the flavors. Not only of each individual ingredient, but also as each item intermingles with the other there are a range of flavor explosions! That is the real kick I get from a dish. 

25 comments Continue »

Chamomile and Saffron Crème Caramel

| 34 comments
Chamomile Saffron Cream Caramel-by Meeta K. Wolf-5 

As a child of the 80s, the crème caramel was the epitome of all desserts for me. As a daughter of an hotelier I spent a lot of the 80s giving into the gentle jiggling charm of this dessert. Somewhere into the 90s the dessert disappeared from its pedestal of fame. Apparently the crème caramel had occupied a huge amount of space on restaurant menus around the world for a large part of the 20th century and probably had to make room for the liquid nitrogen dessert trends that took the 2000s over by storm. Or how about the fusion of any two ingredients possible – cronut or cruffin anyone? 

34 comments Continue »

Cardamom And Orange Infused Quarkbällchen / Doughnuts

| 25 comments
Cardamom Infused Quark Donuts-Green Chai-by Meeta K. Wolff-0073

The last couple of weeks I’ve had my head down (mostly) and have been trying to get a lot of paperwork and organization done. The big “T” has been looming in our house and I have been procrastinating on this for as long as I possibly can. 

25 comments Continue »

Ramen Bowl with Sesame Poppy Seed Venison and Ginger Chili Kale and Swede

| 20 comments
GingerChilliKaleVenisonRamenBowl-by Meeta K. Wolff-0197

Bavaria meets Asia!

One of the current projects I am working on for a new Travel, Food and Lifestyle magazine, will take me to Bavaria a couple of times this year. I am really looking forward to it as not only does the State of Bavaria have a uniquely varied landscape and wonderfully multi-faceted locals, but also the Bavarian cuisine, which is hearty and rustic traditionally, has been undergoing an impressive reform. That is where my project docks on and takes it a step further.

20 comments Continue »

Punjabi Style Curried Lamb and Peas - Keema Matar

| 27 comments

Punjabi Curried Lamb - Keema - MeetaKWolff-3

My life – most of it – has always revolved around food. My mother’s father was a hotel / restaurant inspector and my father is a hotelier. As a little girl I spent most of my time in the various kitchens of the hotels. I watched as the pastry chef made my sweet patisserie dreams come true, squealed in disgust as the butcher axed the chickens, was intrigued by the way the sous chef magically whipped up the smoothest sauce béarnaise or waited impatiently as the trucks came into the delivery loaded with tropical fruit and vegetables from all over the world.

27 comments Continue »

Raspberry Rose Coconut Smoothie Bowl with Almond Butter Fruit and Nut Granola

| 38 comments
Raspberry Rose Coconut Smoothiebowl by Meeta K. Wolff-0104

Allow me to out myself first: Smoothie bowls are not my most favorite breakfast. Now that we have set that straight let me tell you a bit about my reasons and what I have observed about these very attractive looking super bowls that seem to be taking everyone by storm and is the big trend raging through social media and across many blogs. I also break down the smoothie bowl and consider the practicality of the super smoothie bowl vs. the real smoothie bowl! Oh yes there are many questions I need answers to!

38 comments Continue »

German Style Smoked Gammon and Split Pea Stew

| 24 comments
Smoked Gammon Split Pea Soup-by Meeta K. Wolff-Cover

Imagine that stories were like a stew or a soup. People could weave their stories with ladles of wonderful rich, thick and flavorsome ingredients, adding their own culturally unique seasoning to their tales. Just like stews, all cultures and each tradition intertwines its own specific aromas and tastes – and so their stories could be spicy, sweet, bitter or pungent.

24 comments Continue »