Prettaly – Pretty Italy


March 2017

Parmesan-Breaded Veggie Kohlrabi Schnitzel with Cucumber Salad


Another very nice vegetarian dish, easy to prepare and a nice alternative for a weekday dinner. And I love cucumber salad always and everywhere! Hope you like the combo.

Did you know that Kohlrabi has a German origin, coming from the words «Kohl» (cabbage) and «Rabi» (Swiss German for turnip)? And as it is not so common, the original German name «Kohlrabi» stuck even in English-speaking countries or is translated into cabbage turnip!

See how to make here: Continue reading “Parmesan-Breaded Veggie Kohlrabi Schnitzel with Cucumber Salad”

Lambs Lettuce with Bacon-Wrapped Dates


One evening I was looking into the fridge and was deciding what to cook for the evening. I often have lambs lettuce and avocado in the house (as you might have noticed – both favorites in my kitchen) the bacon and dates caught my eye. In Germany we call dates rolled into bacon as follows: «Dates in Bacon-Coat». The combination of the salad, avocado and dates with bacon was an absolute delight! Hope you like it.

Here´s how to prepare: Continue reading “Lambs Lettuce with Bacon-Wrapped Dates”

Porcini Mushroom Risotto


My husband is the biggest fan of the Italian porcini mushrooms. So what better can I do – as a good wife – to make a delicious risotto out of the dried porcini mushrooms we brought back from our last trip to Italy?

Here is how to make this delicious dish: Continue reading “Porcini Mushroom Risotto”

Homemade Sweet Potato Oven-Chips


When you invite a few guests it’s always really nice to have something homemade and special as an aperitif. These chips are very simple and easy to prepare, even a day or two prior to the invitation. What really struck me, was the fact that the sweet potato slices shrunk in size quite a bit! But delicious in any way…

See how to make here: Continue reading “Homemade Sweet Potato Oven-Chips”

Lambs Lettuce with Seed-breaded Feta


The sun is out and a fresh salad is all you can think about? Here is a great way to add a little extra to your salad! Feta is always nice with salad, but the crust makes the whole salad to a real lunch or dinner and doesn’t leave your hungry. You can of course also prepare as a starter. The crispy crust is delicious and I can also imagine other fruit that would go well with it!

See how to prepare here:

Continue reading “Lambs Lettuce with Seed-breaded Feta”

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