Berlin-Inspired Currywurst

 

Hey guys! How’s everyone doing today??

Is everyone else Olympics-obsessed these days, too? Based off of everyone that skips the 6 AM workouts at the gym, I would say most people are obsessed. I type this as I’m watching the Men’s Gymnastics all-around finals. But these people are just so strong and amazing. How do they do all this stuff? I said this on my snapchat the other day, but for some reason when I watch the Olympics I feel/think two things at the exact same time: 1. I am good at nothing. Absolutely nothing. 2. Maybe I could be an Olympian one day.

How I think those two complete opposite things at one time beats me.

What do you guys want to hear about on the blog these days? Any tips you’re dying to hear? Any workout stuff? More cooking stuff? I’m really wanting to dive back in and be consistent, so if you guys have any topics you’re itching to read about, hit me up!

 

 

This past weekend my BEST FRIENDS came to visit me from Lawrence, Kansas and Dallas. These are friends that I walked really closely with in college and have the best memories with. We have a group text message where we text each other frequently and once a year we plan a trip to see each other. This year Waco was the location!

We did all sorts of Waco things, drank a lot of coffee, ate a lot of food, did some hot yoga, and laughed a ton.

I am coming into this week so refreshed and ready to go. To be vulnerable- sometimes friendships are hard for me. I live in a super transitional town and my introverted self has a hard time going deep with someone who will most likely leave within 6 months.

Part of being healthy and living a healthy lifestyle is making sure you’re relationally healthy. I think this is a component that I’ve been missing maybe the last two years, and I want to work on that. I want to commit to risking in relationships and being authentic and vulnerable, even if it’s not reciprocated. But also deep friendships– sister-like friendships– need to be fought for forever. These girls enrich my life and love me no matter what. I am deeply thankful for you, Chelsea and Sierra!! #snicle

 

When I went to Berlin last month, this was definitely by favorite German food I tried. Most days I opted to grab an order of this stuff off the street for lunch rather than sitting at a nicer restaurant…it’s that good! Basically it’s delicious bratwurst (you can buy at the store) grilled to perfection and smothered in a ketchup-like curry-infused sauce. The sauce is SO bomb. All the recipes I found online used ketchup but I wanted to opt for something a tad healthier and less sugary. I think I nailed the authentic Berlin flavors in this recipe right from my kitchen in Waco Texas! Those of you who have been to Berlin and miss this food truck treat….MAKE IT NOW. And live in German bliss.

currywurst

German currywurst is the bomb!

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My homemade version of Currywurst– still delicious!

Berlin-Inspired Currywurst
Serves 2

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 tbsp white vinegar
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 5 teaspoons curry powder
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons chicken stock (or any kind of broth/stock)
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce (can use gluten free or coconut aminos if you don’t do soy)
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 or 3 bratwurst links

Directions:

  1. Heat up tomato sauce in a saucepan over medium heat. Add in white vinegar and honey and stir until it looks like ketchup.
  2. Once the tomato sauce mixture is heated, add in the baking soda and immediately start mixing. The baking soda will cause the sauce to bubble up, which is totally normal. Just keep mixing until the bubbles go away and it looks like normal again.
  3. Add in curry powder, onion powder, paprika, and salt, and mix until well combined.
  4. Add in chicken stock, soy sauce, and water and stir again. Reduce heat to low and let simmer for 5-10 minutes, or until sauce thickens (add more water if the sauce is too thick)
  5. While the sauce is simmering, sear the bratwurst on high heat in an oiled pan for about 3 minutes each side, then stick in a 375 degree oven for 20 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool
  6. To serve (Berlin-style!), cut your bratwurst into slices and pour the currywurst sauce over the brats liberally. Enjoy!

Be inspired,

Alexa

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