3-2-1 Zucchini

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Happy Sunday! Another week has gone by and we’ve passed the first weekend of june already – how did that happen so quickly? I swear that the older we get, the faster time seems to fly. It’s so important to sometimes just stop everything and enjoy the moment. Far away from my dinner servings I’ve had the past week. Work has swamped me once again and the studying that comes with it (for my online degree) isn’t helping much either. So everything had to go fast this past week – from running errands, to making dinner. Yet, I still felt the need to actually cook (I’ve been snacking lately alot and skipped dinner because I was too lazy).

One of the easiest recipes out there is probably zucchini pasta! I’m not sure if one can really call it recipe in that sense, because itself is one ingredient only: zucchini! I have this awesome spiral cutter, which makes it a 2 minute act to get my zucchini into the desired spaghetti form. Brilliant innovation. All you really need to do is cut up the zucchini, preferably if you have a spiral cutter or something similar, heat up some tomato sauce in a pan or pot, add all the spices and once it’s hot – add the pre-cut zucchini to it. Swirl it for a minute or two and voila! I’ve actually had this dinner three times this past week because it was just so easy, so quick to fix and still so yummy! I always add some fresh herbs, onions and chili to the sauce to spice up the whole thing.

My goal for this upcoming week is to actually cook. I will be more or less alone this whole week in the office (except for some meetings here and there) and decided to cook my lunches ahead of time at home. I’m usually out for lunch and grab myself a salad or some chicken with veggies and due to the heat waves I’ve felt even less like cooking. Now it’s time to use that kitchen again! I should go some more grocery shopping tomorrow, which gives me the perfect to-do for today: get inspired by some recipes and plan the cooking-week.

Wishing you all a great Sunday! xo

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Street Food Festival: ZÜRICH

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Currently in town: the Street Food Festival! With myself being a little obsessive about food, this was an event I was not able to simply ignore. Easy said, easy done: Yesterday I jumped on my bike and rode down to Adliswil. For all those that are still intersted in going, today is your last chance! I was amazed by some of the creations I saw at this festival. Some foods are well known, others I have heard of though not tasted and further others, I have never seen in my life. Cultureal influences were seen everywhere, food innovations were presented to the crowd and the music playing in the background was amazing. Whatever direction I looked, people were happy, smiling and moving to the beats in the background – obviously; there is probably nothing more satisfying than food (atleast, in this scenario!). Luckily I have decided to take my camera with me to this amazing event, which is why I want to share some of my impressions with you!

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My first stop (above) was at a huge, silver, shiny caravan trailer. Not only was it huge, shiny and silver – but it was filled with deliciousness in forms of waffles on a stick! The company behind this cute idea is barliner.ch, and they actually rent out their services. How cool is that? My next party might need to involve a shiny caravan with waffles on a stick – so exciting!

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These delicious Bao Burgers caught my eyes in an instant second. I have never seen such burgers before and was fascinated by the smell of the spices that hit me with delightfullness. Not only did they smell amazing and look great – but they looked extremely healthy – the fact still being, they are burgers!

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When I saw this young lad (above) with his uber-cool orange sunglasses, the berlin-style-beard and amazing hipster look, I almost (for an instant second) forgot about the amazing, innovative food behind him: Ice-cream. Although SUGAR SUGAR SUGAR does not have their own shop in Zurich yet, I am convinced they will be famous in every other restaurant serving their ice-creams. The secret behind the icre-cream? Well, it’s not just the ordinary vanilla or chocolate flavour we are more than used to seeing. They have created amazing flavours such as basil-balsamico, cucumber on yoghurt-with-pumkin-oil or even more exotic: saffron with champagne. How amazing (seriously!), do these combinations sound? I heard the basil-balsamico is the new insider! One thing is for sure – I cannot wait to find these delicious flavours all over Zurich. Good luck to this amazing start-up!

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Let’s be honest with ourselves, are you getting as hungry as I am right now? Luckily, it’s almost that time again: Breakfast! With that, I wish you all a great sunday!