hi there! Nice to meet you.
I'm Nora and I'm the cook, writer, video maker and picture taker behind Savory Nothings.
I live amidst some beautiful Swiss hills with my two daughters and my husband. Cooking and eating are central parts of my life - I firmly believe food brings people together!
My blog is a reflection of my general food philosophy: Robust everyday recipes need to be DELICIOUS to eat (that's the Savory part in my blog name) and EASY to make (and that would be the Nothings - cute, right? 😉 ).
I believe in COOKING FROM SCRATCH with fresh ingredients - I do not use baking mixes or canned soup, ever. That being said, life's definitely too short for me to make my own puff pastry...
I never give up on taste in favour of "healthfulness" or looks - you can bet that risotto tastes better with some butter. I might occasionally (OK, all the time) overdo the herb garnishes for a pretty photo, but I never add any ingredients just so the finished dish looks nice on the picture.
And I definitely don't have the time or nerve to run to seven specialty grocery stores with two kids in tow - I use accessible ingredients that don't cost a fortune!
So... Here's some more things about me:
I was born in Switzerland and raised bilingually by my Swiss mom and British stepdad. I grew up on my family's farm part-time and eventually married a German-Croatian chef who just makes for the best dad ever.
I have travelled (and eaten!) all over Europe - from France to Germany, Austria, Italy, Spain and Greece, from Scandinavia to the UK, Hungary, Slovenia and Croatia.
I wasn't always an amazing cook, but my job as a nanny after high school taught me what it means to cook on a budget every day for a family - and later on my European trained chef husband taught me all the right techniques. That's how I know how it is possible to make really, really good food without spending too much time or money on it.
And today I'm still in disbelief that I'm doing THIS to earn a living - developing, photographing and - most importantly! - sharing delicious recipes with you!
My cooking is influenced by my heritage, my travelling and my general curiosity for food from around the world. I love an exotic curry just as much as a comforting pot of creamy mac and cheese - as long as I can show you how to make them with everyday ingredients and fast and clever prep.
I hope you came here for a quick recipe idea - and decided to stay! I hope you'll find lots of new favorites to cook while browsing my recipe index!
- Nora x
What others are saying:
"saw this recipe on a recent foodie crush post on time saving recipes for September, so glad I found your site, love your “voice” and yes love to save time with one-pot stuff, so thank you for the recipe and other links too!"
"I just made this recipe into muffins for breakfast. SO VERY delicious! They turned out perfectly and the muffins have a beautiful high dome. My kids and I are crazy over that topping.
I did use half white and half whole wheat flour cuz I didn’t have enough ww. I’m very happy with it."
WHAT You'll find on my blog:
- Fast, easy weeknight meals the kids will actually eat
- Prep-ahead breakfasts and snacks
- Easy ways to make recipes from around the world (no authenticity radars around here!)
- Foolproof recipes for those classics we all love
- Ideas to turn pantry staples into a delicious dinner
- Recipes that work - I test all my recipes and take great care to write them down in a way they're easy to follow. If you should still experience a recipe mishap, please let me know so I can make sure it doesn't happen to another reader, too!
IF YOU HAVE MORE QUESTIONS:
Please never hesitate to leave a comment or send me a message - I do my best to respond to each and every single one! You can contact me here!