Nutella Brownie

This is as close to a paleo diet as you can get! Nutella and eggs are all you need. If you like to be more fancy, you are welcome to add some hazelnuts. Yup, no flour required!

1. Prepare hazelnuts by crushing them to half or quarter (fine crushed hazelnuts will disappear as you heat up your brownie). Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius.

Crushed hazelnuts

Crushed hazelnuts

2. Warm/softens Nutella either by sitting jar in hot water bath, or scoop Nutella out of jar and heat with microwave.

Medium size jar 220g nutella

Medium size jar 220g nutella

3. For a medium size jar (220g) use four eggs. Beat eggs until it all gets white and fluffy, takes a good 5-6 min with an electric beater.

Beat four eggs until white and fluffy

Beat four eggs until white and fluffy


4. Empty the jar of Nutella into the eggs, fold gently until mixed thoroughly. Add in the hazelnuts.

Fold nutella into whipped eggs, then add nutella

Fold nutella into whipped eggs, then add nutella

5. Pour mixture into pan lined with baking paper and put into oven set at 180 degrees Celsius.

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6. Takes about 15 min to cook. Checking by sticking a skewer through. For a thoroughly cooked brownie the skewer should be dry.

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7. Once ready take it out of oven and cool before cutting.


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8. Feel free to sprinkle icing sugar on top. Can be served with yoghurt, whipped cream, cream, ice cream, strawberries, addition nuts…etc etc. Enjoy ūüôā


Doppel Bewertungen – Double Restaurant Reviews: Stiegeles, Mediterrane


There is nothing, I repeat, nothing wrong with eating alone at a restaurant. In fact, it’s a fairly empowering thing to do and I encourage anyone to do it at least once in their lifetime.¬†There is no need to feel embarassed, and since you’re alone it probably gives you more the reason (and the right!) to people-watch.¬†Quite often waiters or waitresses will be nicer to you as well for whatever reason – but you get the benefits of course.

So during a work occassion last year I visited a couple of restaurants in Karlsruhe, Germany. And boy am I glad that I am not afraid to dine out alone.

Stiegeles Restaurant¬†is a hidden gem on¬†Mathystrasse, in the northern part of S√ľdweststadt (Southwest City)¬†just outside of Innenstadt-West (West side, city center). I happened to stop by when the owner / chef returned from his holiday in Thailand, and the restaurant was blissfully empty on a Thursday evening. The owner trained restaurants in various countries such as Switzerland, France, and had lived in Thailand for quite a long time before returning to Germany to open Stiegeles. The food itself is Euro-Asian¬†fusion, but it was done beautifully and brilliantly in¬†harmony and with respect¬†to the individual taste, texture, and techniques special to¬†each cuisine. I¬†had a selection from the menu (not the full one), but the menu is available here, and the translated version is here. Definitely well worth a visit, highly recommended.

I picked the Mediterrane Restaurant¬†simply because I was passing by. Excellent service, and the waiter kindly translated the menu for me (without trying to dig out my german-english dictionary on my mobile phone!). The¬†Cappuccino Vegetables was complimentary courtesy of the chef (thank you!), with lovely bread and I ordered the fish. Pretty good food, and slightly on the salty side for me personally but the fish was cooked just right. If I can I’ll have the Cappuccion Vegetables again any time. Just loved it!


Stiegeles Restaurant
Mathystraße 22-24, 76133 Karlsruhe, Germany
Phone: +49 (0)721 460345

Mediterrane Restaurant

Mediterrane Restaurant Selektion Karlsruhe
Karlstraße 70, 76137 Karlsruhe, Germany
Phone: +49 (0)721 8196978

Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream – Kowloon, Hong Kong

Today I visited¬†Lab Made, Asia’s first liquid nitrogen ice cream shop. Look at the queue!









Well, actually… because¬†I live close by, I visit the store everyday.

Ice-cream made with liquid nitrogen is the smoothest you’ll ever taste. At -196¬įC¬†, it freezes so fast that¬†there is no time for large ice crystals to form. Liquid nitrogen ice cream takes only 60 seconds to make while commercial ice cream¬†takes at least 10 minutes.







Since liquid nitrogen is so cold, you can pretty much pick any flavour or use any ingredients you like. It will just freeze everything.

Lab Made offers new ice cream flavours each week. Check out the latest flavours:









Notice the special¬†Flavour A¬†– ¬†black ice cream with the question mark?¬†Lab Made¬†is fundraising for a social enterprise called¬†Dialogue in the Dark.¬†According to the group’s description:

Dialogue in the Dark is a very successful social enterprise originated in 1988 in Germany by Andreas Heinecke, PhD. It harnesses the talents and skills of people who are visually impaired to inspire the physically capable.

Dialogue in the Dark¬†sparks thoughts that dissolve old mindsets, exposing you to new people and a new world. You begin to question your assumptions as you experience new limits. Meeting ambassadors of a little-known subculture initiates a dialogue, which endures beyond your time inside the exhibition.”









Anyway, the point is that the ice cream is black so you won’t know the flavour until you try it.









The scoop on the top is taro flavour. The scoop at the bottom is blueberry.







This one is Tong But Lut flavour, one of my favourite. Tong But Lut is a famous Chinese dessert made from peanut, coconut, sesame and glutinous rice.

Location: Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

*Warning, please note that liquid nitrogen is very dangerous. Read about it here:

I’ve heard along the grapevine¬†that if liquid nitrogen is poured on a person’s head, that person will be killed instantly as his/her brain will literally freeze. You gotta be worried for the workers in the ice cream shop since¬†none of them were wearing any protective gear!

Fancy some Candy Floss? – Kaoshiung, Taiwan

This is what I call a REAL candy floss:


And this is how they are made:

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The shop claims that they are the first in Taiwan to make fancy candy floss like this.

Looks very amazing doesn’t it?

Having seen how they are made, I jumped on the chance to make some myself when I next saw a candy floss machine, hoping to amaze/surprise everyone around me:


I think I did amaze/surprise everyone in the end, but only because I had candy floss stuck to my clothes…and worst of all,¬†faces of the people around me.

Location: The Pier-2 Art Center, Kaohsiung, Taiwan