These past few days here in Vienna have been surprisingly warm and sunny – you could almost call it a little preview of summer. And for summery days I love a yummy gold drink with a splash of citrus, so I’ve been making this super easy homemade lemonade almost daily. Again, not really sure this post deserves the titel “recipe” since it only requires mixing a few ingredients with no measuring, weighing or things of that sort involved. But my cooking (and drink-making) is usually all about easy “recipes” and working with ingredients I have in the fridge, since I mostly just throw together a few things I am craving at that moment. This lemonade was definitely a favorite from the past week, so I wanted to share it with you. And if you’re looking for a refreshing cocktail for your next date night at home, girls get-together or BBQ, this also works great with a splash of vodka – just sayin’ :)
A few weeks ago, Mike and I made lamb meat-balls, pita bread, yogurt with fresh mint and greek salad for dinner. While we learned that we’re both not the biggest fans of minced lamb meat, I really loved the yogurt with mint and greek salad. Since then the salad has been my go-to lunch for something quick after work. I love the hint of citrus (from the fresh lemon peel) and flavor of parsley combined with the feta, cucumbers and tomatos. It literally takes less than 10 minutes to prepare and also makes for a great side dish when BBQ-ing. My favorite way to enjoy the greek salad is with some pita bread and hummus.
I am not the biggest fan of bananas – I would much rather eat an apple on the go and I always pick them out of fruit salads. BUT when it comes to smoothies and milkshakes I am all for the yellow thing! This past Sunday I was craving something sweet and while I was on the hunt for chocolate I came across 2 overly ripe bananas in the kitchen. So I decided to make use of them and make a semi-healthy, sweet and filling snack: banana milkshakes! It is a bit extravagant to even call this a “recipe”, since I am sure you all know how to make milkshakes and all I did was throw together 3 ingredients (4 if you count the ice …). But for inspirational purposes I still wanted to share the “recipe” with you guys.
My favorite lunches during the week are quick sandwiches (find recipes HERE and HERE) or yummy salads with lots of different ingredients. While I usually just toss together whatever I find in the fridge, I do have a few favorite combination, such as avocado & shrimp or beetroot & feta cheese. Of which the latter was on the menu last week. For some reason I have had a lot of requests concerning my salads on Instagram, so today’s recipe is for a simple mixed salad with beetroot, feta and almond slivers with a balsamic dressing- definitely one of my favorite combinations and pretty healthy aswell!!