Cashew nut chicken with oyster sauce

Cashew nut chicken with oyster sauce

Chicken. Cashew nuts. Oyster sauce. This dish makes me smile. It is one of my personal feel-good dishes. Ok, you will need a few more ingredients to make this cashew nut chicken with oyster sauce but nevertheless it is an easy and savoury dish. Just be careful that …

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Hunting the color – shrimp skewers with avocado cream

Hunting the color - shrimp skewers with avocado cream

This weekend I needed a bit of color in my life. Over the last weeks, the city has been hiding itself behind different shades of grey and – in between – some batches of fresh white snow. After all these sunless days, I needed color. A new bunch of fresh flowers, colorful tulips to be exact, were not sufficient this time to brighten up my weekend…

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Raspberry-almond-white chocolate brownies

Raspberry-almond-white chocolate brownies

A few weeks back I realized that I had about a kilogram of white chocolate “sitting around”. They were left over ingredients from my advent calendar baking. One entire kilogram – I was …

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Pear-walnut brownies

Pear-walnut brownies

Every country, every region seems to have its own variations of birthday traditions. To some people receiving birthday wishes before their actual birthday might mean bad luck, while to my granddad wishing a happy birthday the evening before spoke of good manners. It was a …

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Creamy oven roasted tomato soup with mozzarella

Creamy oven roasted tomato soup with mozzarella

I love love love snow. Which means that I love this winter, even in Zurich.

This winter has been kind to Zurich. Not that it is a mild winter, temperature wise it is probably average (but this …

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Brownie-mascarpone-yogurt-dessert with sour cherries

Brownie-mascarpone-yogurt-dessert with sour cherries

Wondering what to do with “left over” brownies? I am not sure if this can actually happen … ;-) … When preparing this recipe I was looking for an “use” for the …

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Pear-walnut-smoothie

Pear-walnut-smoothie

Pears. Walnuts. Buttermilk – Right, another winter-smoothie.

It’s only the second smoothie recipe on Strudel & Cream but I have to say I fell in love with smoothies this winter. They are so easy to make and

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White and dark chocolate dessert with raspberry sauce

White and dark chocolate dessert with raspberry sauce

I am always quite reluctant when it comes to serving desserts that contain raw eggs to friends. I have never had a problem with raw eggs – knocking on wood – but I simply want to be on the safe side.
So when friends came over the other night, I felt like preparing chocolate mousse – but without raw eggs. I ended up preparing …

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Massaman curry with chicken

Massaman curry with chicken

I did not like it spicy when I was younger. No spice at all. My mouth would start burning even from the smallest hint of spice. Simply because I was not used to it.
Although I loved Chinese food, I only loved it the way it is served in many Chinese restaurants in Europe, not spicy at all. The same …

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Chicken Avocado Wraps

Chicken Avocado Wraps

On week days I often lack the patience for meals that take long to cook. Although the preparation of a meal can be very relaxing and get my head off my day job – I just want to have my dinner :-).

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