Cooking with Jasmin – Indian inspired Chicken Curry with Naan Bread

Hey my loves,

a couple of weeks ago my bestie and I wanted to try out a new recipe and we decided it would be super fun to cook an Indian inspired chicken curry dish. My bestie really wanted to try to make her own Naan bread so we figured what better to eat with Naan then a chicken curry. We looked online for a couple of recipes and ultimately ended up with a mix of a few different ones. I personally do not like coriander so we skipped it in our recipes, but you can always add it to your version of the recipe.

Chicken Curry Recipe

This recipe serves around four people and is great with rice and a side of naan bread. We really enjoyed it and I can personally say it tasted a lot better the next day and we think it is crucial to marinade the chicken longer than an hour, I think 12 hours would be perfect for the softness of the chicken and taste.

Like I mentioned we added some rice and self-made naan bread. We really wanted to make our own an we used the following recipe:

If you happen to try these recipes out let me know what you think. I would love to know.

XoXo, Jasmin.

Cooking with Jasmin – Turmeric Chicken Curry

Hey my loves,

Today I am sharing a new recipe I discovered for myself. Lately I have been cooking up my veggies and meats in a lot of different styles, just because I am so bored with my normal food. A couple of weeks ago I created a Curry dish, that suits my lifestyle and my taste buds. I am in now way saying that I am lactose intolerant, but I noticed that if I keep my lactose intake to a minimum I feel a lot better, so I choose some lactose-free alternatives. I am also not the biggest fan of coconut milk, so I used normal milk, cream cheese and cream to get the creamy-ness. 

I never really eat Currys, but I think I will try to experiment a lot more with different version. So, if you have any good recipes feel free to share a link in the comments.

I think this recipe could use some more perfection but as of now this is how I created my Turmeric Chicken Curry.

Ingredients

Instruction

If you recreate it make sure to tag me on any post you make and let me know in the comments. 

XoXo, Jasmin.

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Squash Lasagna Recipe

Hey my loves,

Recently I have been trying out a few recipes that I always wanted to try, one of them being a Squash Lasagna. Yes, you read that right a lasagne with squash. When I looked at the ingredients I thought to myself, “Well, you like everything individually, why shouldn’t you like it together?”. And I was right. While this recipe does take a lot longer than a normal lasagne it was tasty, when I tried it the night I made it I wasn’t sure about it, but the second day I was convinced – it is delicious.

INGREDIENTS

FILLING

  • 1,5 kg red kuri squash
  • 2 onions
  • 2-3 garlic cloves
  • 2 cans crushed tomatoes
  • 1 tub of créme fraîche
  • olive oil
  • salt, pepper, garlic & herbs

BÉCHAMEL SAUCE

  • 50 g butter
  • 50 g flour
  • 750 ml milk of your choice
  • salt & pepper

ADDITIONAL

  • 200g lasagna plates
  • 200g shredded cheese

INSTRUCTION

  1. Peel and cut your squash. The smaller the pieces the faster your squash will cook through in the pan.
  2. Peel and slice your onions and garlic into small pieces.
  3. Heat up a pan or pot with some olive oil.
  4. Add your onion and garlic into the pan and let them golden. Then add the squash.
  5. Cook the squash for a little bit before you add your seasonings (around 10 minutes).
  6. Add your two cans of crushed tomatoes. I added some extra seasonings here.
  7. Cook the tomato-squash mixture until the squash has soften a lot (around another 15-20 minutes).
  8. Add your tub of créme fraîche and season again. Squash can take a lot of seasoning.
  9. While your filling is cooking, preheat the oven to 180 degrees.
  10. In a pot melt the butter and then add the flour. Combine these to until the mixture has a light golden tint.
  11. Add your milk to the butter-flour mixture and whisk it together until there are no clumps left. Bring the mixture to a boil and it should thicken up.
  12. In an oven form start with a spoonful of filling, then add your lasagna plates. On top of those add the filling and the béchamel sauce and a little bit of shredded cheese. Continue this step until you run out of filling and sauce.
  13. Bake the lasagna for 40 minutes in the oven. Enjoy!

It was super delicious but I probably would cook it again if I had friends over because it takes a lot of time. But it is so worth it. Have you tried a new recipe? Let me know, I would love to know.

I wish you all a wonderful day!

XoXo, Jasmin.

Two Spring & Summer Salads // Zwei Salate für Frühling & Sommer

Hey my loves,

in today’s entry I’m showing you two of my favorite salads for spring and summer time. I love both of them so much and they are also great to make in a big bulk for a party or for yourself.

Chicken Strawberry Salad with Quesadilla

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I don’t have the exact measurements, because I feel like with salads you can pretty much go all out, but here is everything you will need:

Lettuce

Shredded Carrots

Red Bell Pepper

Cherry Tomatoes

Strawberries

Yoghurt Sauce

Corn Tortilla

Shredded Cheese

Chicken Breast

Salt, Pepper, Cayenne Pepper

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Chicken Quinoa Salad with Mozzarella & Eggs

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Ingredients

Lettuce

Quinoa

Cherry Tomatoes

Cucumber

Red Bell Pepper

Corn

Chicken Filet

Yoghurt Sauce

Eggs

Onion

Salt, Pepper, Other Spices

Mozzarella

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All I can say that both of these salads are super filling and I love to eat them, especially when it’s really hot. And if you prepare everything a day ahead (just skip the salad sauce), you can easily assemble everything the next day, it literally takes no time.

I hope you enjoyed today’s entry and if you did make sure to show it some love. Hit the like and share button and leave a comment telling me what your favorite spring salad is!

I wish you all a wonderful day!

XoXo, Jasmin.

Things to Do on a Cold Winter Day

Hey my loves,

today I’m sharing all the things with you I like to do when it’s too cold and too grim outside. Enjoy!

Reading a Book, Cozying up with a Blanket & Hot Tea

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Winter time is tea time. Well, it’s in my house. I love tea! In this picture I’m drinking a berry flavored tea, it was so good, well until I knocked it over with my feet. I’m so clumsy sometimes. Winter time also means you get more time to read, well in my case not so much, unless it’s the holidays, but you all know how much I love to read.  And most important is a warm fuzzy blanket.

Watching Movies & Tv Shows on Netflix

We all love Netflix, but I think it gets more use during the Winter months. Don’t you think? I love to rewatch all series or watch Holiday movies. Here are my Top 10 Movies and Tv Shows I like to watch:

  • How I Met Your Mother
  • Friends
  • Gilmore Girls
  • The Walking Dead (although I’m still stuck somewhere in the 5th Season)
  • Pretty Little Liars
  • When Harry Met Sally
  • Big Hero Six
  • Guardians of the Galaxy
  • The Breakfast Club
  • Love Actually

Slipping into something cozy & Spa-Day

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Winter time is the time of the warm, oversized sweaters and super cute slippers, but also the time where I like to take some extra minutes for my skin care. Here are some DIY Face Mask Ideas and some super cute sweaters:

Studying, Cooking & Baking and Solo Dance Parties

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Now, I also like to do some University stuff, and when I can I also prepare stuff that happens after the holidays, so I have more free time in the beginning of the year. I also bake and cook a lot more during Winter, because obviously, I have to try out new baking ideas for Christmas. And also I like to test the meals I’m going to cook for my annual Christmas Dinner with friends. And a dance party on your own: Do I have to explain that one? Just kidding, but I think a solo dance party here and there avoids winter blues.

I hope you enjoyed today’s entry and if you did make sure to show it some love. I would really appreciate it! What do you do on cold Winter days? Tell me in the comments.

I wish you all a wonderful day!

XoXo, Jasmin.

Chicken Quinoa Burrito Bowl- Healthy Recipe

Hey my loves,

in today’s video I showed you how to make this Chicken Quinoa Burrito Bowl.

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Here is the full recipe:

Taco-Seasoned Chicken:

  • 1 chicken breast
  • 4 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons taco-seasoning

Quinoa:

  • 1/2 cup quinoa
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • pinch of salt

Corn Salsa:

  • about 1 can of corn
  • 1 small red onion
  • 1 lime
  • a bit of cilantor

Guacamole

  • 1 Avocado
  • 1 lime
  • 1/2 of a small red onion
  • salt & pepper
  • chili flakes

Sauteéd Veggies:

  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1/2 of a small red onion

Here is the video:

I hope you enjoyed this entry and make sure to give my video some love!

I wish you all a wonderful day!

XoXo, Jasmin.

 

3 Salad Ideas for a BBQ Party

Hey my loves,

first of all sorry for no new entries last week but I just have been super busy with Uni and life that I haven’t got around to writing entries. I will update you on a few things shortly but for now know that I’m really sorry and that I actually missed blogging a lot, even though it was just for a week.

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Today I am sharing three delicious salads with you which are not only amazing for a BBQ party or picnic but also great for everyday. All recipe measurements are for a group of 6, but you will definitely have some leftover! I hope you enjoy this entry!

Mediterranean Pasta Salad

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What you will need:

  • 500g Pasta (preferably wholemeal)
  • 1/2 tin of Kidney beans
  • 1/2 tin of corn
  • 1/2 of a big cucumber
  • 1 bell pepper
  • 150g feta cheese
  • 1 small onion

For the dressing:

  • 3tbsp. olive oil
  • 3tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. agave sirup
  • 1- 1 1/2 tbsp. water
  • salt & pepper
  • pinch of parsley

Instructions:

  1. Boil your pasta according to the instructions on the package. Let the pasta cool off.
  2. Wash your kidney beans, corn and the rest of the vegetables.
  3. Dice up the cucumber, bell pepper, onion and the feta cheese to mouth-size pieces.
  4. Toss everything together in a big bowl.
  5. Mix together the ingredients of your salad dressing.
  6. Drizzle the dressing over your salad and mix thoroughly.

Bacon Potato Salad

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What you will need:

  • 1 kg of small potatoes
  • 500g bacon
  • 3-4 big onions
  • salt & pepper
  • 2 tsp. brown sugar
  • 2 tsp. coconut oil
  • 1 tsp. hot paprika
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. chili powder

Instructions:

  1. Peel your potatoes and cook them in water for about 20-30 minutes depending on the size of the potatoes.
  2. While the potatoes cool off cut the onions into strips.
  3. Put your coconut oil into a frying pan over medium heat and add your bacon strips.
  4. Saute and brown your bacon. When it’s all crispy transfer it onto a dish with kitchen roll to get rid of any excess oil.
  5. To your pan add the brown sugar and your onions and sauté them. When they’re done transfer them to the dish as well.
  6. I then decided to give my potatoes a quick turn in the frying pan. I also added the rest of the spices.
  7. Last but not least add all your ingredients in a large bowl and mix them thoroughly. Enjoy!

My Go-To Couscous Salad

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What you will need:

  • 1 cup couscous
  • 1 tsp. vegetable broth
  • 2 tsp. paprika
  • pinch of parley
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 bell pepper
  • 150 g feta cheese
  • 1/2 tin of kidney beans
  • 1/2 tin of corn
  • 1-2 handful of lettuce
  • 1-2 handful of lamb’s lettuce

For the dressing I used the same as for the pasta salad.

Instructions:

  1. Cook your couscous as the instruction on the package say and add the vegetable broth, paprika and parsley to the water.
  2. Dice up your vegetables, lettuces and feta cheese.
  3. After the couscous has cooled down add everything in a big bowl and mix the salad with the dressing thoroughly.

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If you recreate these salads then let me know! I hope you enjoyed this entry and if you did make sure to give it a thumbs up!

I wish you all a wonderful day!

XoXo, Jasmin.

Couscous Chicken Salad – Recipe

Hey my loves,

today I am sharing with you one of my favorite salad recipes for lunch or even dinner! It’s easy, fast and absolutely delicious! Here is everything you need to know:

Ingredients
  • a handful of salad
  • 1/2 cup of couscous
  • 1 chicken breast
  • a couple of radishes
  • half a carrot
  • one tomato
  • half of a red onion
  • balsamic vinegar
  • olive oil
  • Water
  • agave syrup
  • salt
  • pepper
  • spicy paprika
  • curry
Supplies
  • vegetable knife
  • fork
  • sieve
  • wooden cutting board
  • wooden spoon
  • bowl
Instructions
  1. Prepare your couscous with the instructions given on the package. I spiced mine with salt, pepper, spicy paprika and curry.
  2. Cook the chicken breast in some olive oil until it’s cooked through. Set it aside to let it cool.
  3. Set the couscous aside to let it cool down.
  4. Wash your salad and cut it into smaller mouth-sized pieces and let it dry in the sieve.
  5. Wash the other vegetables.
  6. Peel your carrot and your onion.
  7. Start cutting all of your vegetables into small pieces.
  8. For the salad sauce mix 2 spoons full of the balsamic vinegar, olive oil and water. Then add one spoon of the agave syrup, a pinch of salt and pepper and mix well.
  9. Add the salad and vegetables into the bowl, add the couscous and combine this mixture with the salad sauce until everything is covered.
  10. Lastly, cut your chicken breast into small pieces and add onto your salad mixture.

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I hope you give this recipe a go and if you do please share your experience with me! Tag me on Instagram or Twitter! Or let me know in the comments!

I wish you all a wonderful day!

XoXo, Jasmin.

Pumpkin Sweet Potato Homemade Soup – Recipe

Hey my loves,

today I am sharing with you my recipe for one of my favorite things to eat during fall: Pumpkin Sweet Potato Soup. I have to admit though that the recipe I present to you today was kind of created while cooking the other day. I had bought a small pumpkin and also I had one sweet potato left so I thought I would just experiment a little and let me tell you it was the best thing I’ve ever cooked so far in my life! It was so delicious, you just have to make it yourself! Here’s everything you need to know:

Ingredients
  • 1 small pumpkin
  • 1 sweet potato
  • 1 1/2 red bell pepper
  • 2 small red onions
  • 2 slices of garlic
  • 1l Vegetable Stir
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Chili
  • Agave Syrup
Supplies
  • Knife
  • Vegetable Peeler
  • A Big Cooking Pot
  • A Measure Cup
  • A Mixer (Make sure that your mixer works with heat!)
  • A Wooden Spoon
instructions
  1. Skin your pumpkin and sweet potato, rinse with water and then cut them into small dices. The smaller you cut them now the faster they will be cooked!
  2. Dice the two small onions and crush the garlic.
  3. In a big cooking put heat up some olive oil – about a tablespoon. Sauté the onions and garlic up to the point when the onions turn transparent.
  4. Add now your Agave Syrup – I put in about a wooden spool full of it. (You can totally leave the syrup out if you want!)
  5. Now stir the mixture in the put until the syrup has thickened up.
  6. Now add the sweet potato and pumpkin. You need to turn the heat a little bit down in order not to be burning your vegetables. Put on the lit and let it cook for about 10 minutes.
  7. Cut your red bell pepper into small pieces and put aside.
  8. Prepare your vegetable stir. I used a powder mix which I had to combine with water. I added about a liter of it, but it really depends on how thick you like your soup to be. If you like it thinner you could add 1 1/2 liter of vegetable stir.
  9. After the 10 minutes passed stir your mixture and add the bell pepper.
  10. After you added the bell pepper add the vegetable stir and give it a good stir. Put the lit back on and let it simmer on medium heat until the pumpkin and sweet potato are so soft that you could mash them with your spoon.
  11. Turn off the heat and put the cooking pot aside. Get your mixer and slowly add you mixture into it and  mix it carefully! I would recommend to do it in smaller portions and to leave the little thing in the middle of your lid off, so that the heat can evade.
  12. After you put the whole mixture through the mixer you can put it back into the cooking pot and heat it up again. Now you can add salt, pepper and chili flakes how you prefer it!

I hope you give this recipe a go and if you do please share your experience with me! Tag me on Instagram or Twitter! Or let me know in the comments!

I wish you all a wonderful day!

XoXo, Jasmin.