Bunless Burger w/ Tomato Salsa

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Happy Saturday guys! I’m back at it – yep, cooking again. The past days I’ve been sleeping mostly due to a fever and general flu that really kept me in bed most hours of the day. In general, I have the feeling I haven’t properly cooked in forever – weeks at the least. I have been in an ugh mood, and quite honestly, I’ve been absolutely anti-eating these few weeks. Not that I didn’t eat, but I’ve gone through a phase where I just didn’t feel like anything. Horrible! So today I finally went grocery shopping which entailed more than a few apples and the boring old salad. I decided on a bunless burger with tomato salsa, some fresh avocado and a tinsy bit of salad. Other than the fact that I love my food looking aesthetic and a bit artsy, my dad (whom is home this weekend for once) gave his biggest approval concerning the tastiness.

Since I’m still not all in health wise, I’ll take it rather slow this weekend – hence, no going out for any parties. Instead, dad and I will go to the movies (I think I haven’t been in at least a year!) to watch ‘London has fallen’ – which has some of my favorite actors playing in it and looks like hellofa good action movie. I’ll let you know how it was!

If you’re interested in this oh-so-yummy, slightly spicy tomato salsa, I’ll share the recipe with you right now. You can of course eat it whilst still warm, though I personally prefer it cooled down – and swear that the taste intensifies and gets better with every hour of cooling.

What you need

4 fresh medium-sized tomatos
1 handful of fresh basil

1 fresh chili
1 medium-sized onion
3 tablespoons olive oil
1-2 tablespoon honey (whichever one you prefer)
1 tablespoon tomato paste 
1 teaspoon spicy paprika powder
pepper & salt

What to do

1) wash the tomatoes and take off the stem – now cut it into bite-size squares
2) peel the onion and chop it up into small pieces
3) wash the chili, and chop it into pieces (you want to make sure to take out the seeds to avoid it being too spicy)
4) in a small cooking pot / or medium-sized pan, heat up the olive oil
5) once heated, add the onion and tomato paste – you want to roast it gently for a couple of minutes
6) now add ¾ of the cut up tomatoes, the chili, the honey and spicy paprika powder – stir it through well, turn down the heat to a minimum and let it slightly cook for 30 minutes
7) whilst cooking, chop up the basil
8) after 30 minutes, stir it through well, take it off the heat, add the rest of the tomatoes, add a handful of basil and let it cool off
9) after another 10 – 15 minutes you can add a bit of salt & pepper to finish off the taste as you like

Now you can

1) serve it directly
2) add more honey if its too spicy – or more paprika powder if its not enough
3) place it in the fridge and let it sit for a couple of hours

If you leave it in a sealed large jar in the fridge, the salsa will stay good for 4-5 days. The portion on the photos shows about half of what you get from the recipe – the rest will be used for tomorrows dinner.

Now I need to quickly change and get ready – off to the movies! Have a lovely Saturday night loves! xo

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Burgers & Hip Hop Zurich Edition #1

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Now, anyone out there doesn’t like a good burger or good music? How about the combination of both? You heard it – Burgers meet Hip Hop in Zurich this upcoming Saturday on June 20, 2015! Honestly, I’m loving the idea of some good music and something to fill my stomach in between. Isn’t it usually the case when you go out and party that you suddenly crave some food, or is that just me? And let’s be honest, I barely ever crave a healthy leaf bowl of salad, but instead, want something slightly greasy, something that satisfies all tastes at once and keeps me full for the rest of the night.

With that, Burgers & Hip Hop is perfect for it. This concept isn’t all too new as I had earlier thought – in fact, this party takes place every 7-8 weeks in Berlin now since more or less a whole year now. Who knew? Not only that, but it seems to be THE party. Looks like I missed out in the past! However, I shall be going this Saturday and wanted to share the event with you – will I see any of you there? :-)

Here is a PDF with all the information about the event – BHH_ZH_PRESS! However, since the PDF is in German, here are the main facts in English:

Date: June 20, 2015
Starting time: 2pm 
Entry: 5 CHF after 2pm (without entry) and 20 CHF for the afterparty (after 10pm). 

FB Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/998233540210667/
Exil Event: http://exil.cl/programm/detail/33772

The DJ Line Up is found on the PDF as well as the facebook page.

Really hoping to meeting some of you there! xo

Julia Luka Lila Nitzschke-140

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PS. these photos have been provided by the event host.

 

It’s the Final Countdown

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Current mood: It’s the final countdown! After waking up this morning and realising it’s the last day of the year, this song popped up and keeps repeating itself in my head. I can’t believe the year is over already – again. Time flies, and it seems to fly faster than usual. What are your plans for tonight?  After a lot of deciding and choosing between different events, countries and parties, I chose to stay in Düsseldorf with the family. We will have a cozy nice dinner at home – enjoy some music and relax. Not the whole night, though! After dinner we will slowly head out to a party near our place – supposedly the whole town is going there haha. So I’m excited to see how that turns out. They have different themes regarding music, but I think we will be going to the 80’s and 90’s party – love the music from that time!

xo