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Recipe: Tropical Granola with Puffed Quinoa (No Added Sugar)

Recently, I was looking for inspiration in the kitchen when I came across some dried mangoes that I had left over from another recipe, and immediately thought: breakfast! I combined it with other simple ingredients that I always keep in stock. This quinoa-based granola is brimming with nuts and tropical fruits – which are sweet […]


Recipe: Mushroom Stir-Fry with Quinoa and String Beans

There’s a recipe that I look forward to every time autumn comes rolling back around, and I just have to share it with you! Three years ago I posted my recipe for Quinoa Stir-Fry with Chanterelles, Green Beans, and Pears, but I figured it was time to give it a little update and share it […]



The idea for my “Clean Eating to Go” workshops arose from all the requests I get from readers for quick, easy recipes that can be eaten on the run. Because the topic kept coming up during the last Sugar-Free Challenge, I decided to host a live cooking event on the Project: Sugar-Free Facebook page (with […]


Recipe: Roasted Eggplant with Date Almond Quinoa and Minted Coconut-Milk Yogurt {Sugar-Free Challenge Phase 2}

I was having a craving for eggplant, quinoa, pomegranate, and dates – so I brought them all together for a Middle Eastern-inspired recipe that fits perfectly into Phase 2 of the Sugar-Free Challenge: Roasted Eggplant with Date Almond Quinoa and Minted Coconut-Milk Yogurt. (If you omit the dates, it’s also compliant with Phase 1!) I […]


Recipe: Chocolate Quinoa Energy Balls with Sea Salt

Yesterday I posted the recipe Chocolate Cherry Energy Balls, and today I have yet another chocolatey energy ball recipe for you! The two recipes are really different, but you’ll love them both. My Chocolate Quinoa Energy Balls with Sea Salt have a lot going on: they’re made of dates and walnuts mixed with cacao, almond […]


Recipe: Beetroot Bolognese with Quinoa

We’re now two weeks into the Sugar-Free Challenge, and I keep getting asked by all of you: “What kinds of pasta can we eat during Phase 1?!” I didn’t realize how many of you would be missing pasta! Since Phase 1 is based around a gluten-free diet, now’s a good time to broaden your pasta […]


Recipe: Strawberry Mango Quinoa Salad

Guys, this Strawberry Mango Quinoa Salad is so delicious, quick to make, and perfect for the summer season that I’ve just got to share it with you! The original recipe was posted by Julia at Balance-Akt a few years ago. When I came across it again by chance recently, it brought all kinds of good […]


Cooking Quinoa: 5 Tips

I’ve been cooking with the pseudograin quinoa for several years now, and I’ve noticed it’s been showing up more and more in restaurants and cafés – and is also being hailed as a superfood. But cooking quinoa is a bit different from cooking rice, for example, and there a few things to keep in mind. […]


Recipe: Quinoa Stir-Fry with Chanterelles and String Beans

Woohooo! Guys, as I announced in my most recent post, things are (probably) going to be calming down around here in the next few months. After a very demanding spell that required a lot of overtime and weekend work, I’ve finally made it through two huge projects. (What are they, you ask? You’ll find out […]


Recipe: Quinoa Tabouleh

In my post on the Sojola Blogger Event, I promised to post the recipe for the Quinoa Tabouleh that I made to include in the Vesperbox for the other bloggers. (For an explanation of “Vesperboxes,” check out the Sojola event post.) The feedback was uniformly positive! The beauty of this salad is that it’s super […]


2013 – The International Year of Quinoa

The year is slowly drawing to a close, and I’ve only just noticed that UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon has declared 2013 “The International Year of Quinoa.” Quinoa is easy to grow, nutrient-dense, and filling, but most importantly, it could help fight world hunger. That’s reason enough to write a few words on this pseudograin […]


Recipe: Healthy Carrot Cake Energy Balls

Easter is just around the corner, and after taking a little break from posting, I finally have a new recipe for you: Carrot Cake Energy Balls! I had initially intended to bake a healthy carrot cake, but it didn’t turn out exactly as I’d expected. This happens during recipe development, especially when you’re back healthy […]



As part of the current Sugar-Free Challenge, I’ve been speaking with various past participants – most recently, Anne – about their experiences reducing sugar or going sugar-free. Today I got to speak with Phil, the second guy we’ve interviewed for the series! (Benjamin was the first.) :-) Philipp Weinbrecht (31), known online as “Herr Beutel,” […]


DIY Homemade Coconut Yogurt

Do you guys love vegan coconut-milk yogurt as much as I do?! You’ve probably noticed that I’ve used it in several of the recipes on the blog, including my Strawberry Lime Overnight Oats with Coconut Yogurt, my Mango Lassi, and the Roasted Eggplant with Date Almond Quinoa and Minted Coconut-Milk Yogurt. It also works great […]


Recipe: Raspberry Coconut Millet Porridge {Sugar-Free Challenge Phase 1}

You may have noticed that things were a bit quieter here on the blog last week – I was busy prepping for my upcoming holistic retreat (which starts tomorrow) and also held my Clean Eating Basics and Clean Eating to Go workshops in Berlin over the weekend. Just a few hours after getting back to […]



Apple cider vinegar (ACV) is one of nature’s most potent superfoods: it has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antiseptic properties; fuels the fat-burning process; promotes clear, glowing skin; and is even said to reduce cellulite. When consumed regularly, ACV also regulates the acid/alkaline balance, stimulates digestion, and quells the appetite. x  x Drinks with ACV: lemon water […]


Recipe: Baked Pumpkin with Red Onions and Rosemary

Today is already the second-to-last day of Phase 2 of the current Sugar-Free Challenge – and thus the second-to-last day overall! To celebrate, I’ve got a new autumn pumpkin recipe for you. Pumpkin, sweet potato, banana, and dried fruit (among other foods) were all omitted in Phase 1 of the challenge, so I’ve been posting […]


Recipe: Gluten-Free Pasta with Almond Basil Pesto

Hello my dears! The first half of the current Sugar-Free Challenge is now behind us, and one question I’ve been getting asked over and over again is about pasta – namely “what should we do when we want pasta?” I’ll admit I had no idea just how many readers would be missing pasta so much! […]


Recipe: Strawberry Cashew Energy Balls

Strawberry season is upon us, and I have to admit, I’ve got some serious strawberry fever. I’m sure most of you are feeling the same! At the moment, these summer berries are showing up on my menu every single day, whether unadorned, puréed into my Strawberry Coconut Oatmeal, or – in freeze-dried form – rolled […]


Recipe: Strawberry Coconut Oatmeal {Breakfast Bowl}

Just this week I tried out a Strawberry Coconut Oatmeal breakfast bowl – and it was so good that I just had to share the recipe! My husband also adores this oatmeal. It’s super easy to make and wonderfully summery. Ever since I started working on my book Coconut Cooking last year, I’ve been trying […]


My “Project: Sugar-Free”: Interview with Carina

Twenty-eight-year-old Carina (Instagram handle @copacarina), who’s been sugar-free for three months, is excited to share her experiences with us today as part of the Project: Sugar-Free interview series (which also includes chats with Linda, Benjamin, and Rebekka). Carina began eating a sugar-reduced diet around three years ago, after undergoing surgery for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). […]


Eating Well in the Long Run {Clean Eating}

Year after year, “exercise more” and “eat better” are at the top of virtually everyone’s list of good intentions (as detailed in my recent post). Now the first week of the New Year is behind us – and so many of our ambitious New Year’s resolutions have already been forgotten. © Franzi Schädel It’s been a […]


Basic Recipe for a Power Breakfast: Ayurvedic Millet Porridge with Sautéed Apricot and Banana

Today I’ve got another Basic Recipe for a Power Breakfast for all of you: Ayurvedic Porridge! To find out more about the basic principles behind Ayurvedic diets, as well as explanations of the three doshas, check out this post. Breakfast time = Kapha time The hours between 6:00 and 10:00 a.m. are when the Kapha […]



Von Zeit zu Zeit gibt es immer mal wieder größere oder kleinere „Lebensmittelskandale“. Im letzten Jahr standen die Billig-Brötchen und -Brote, die in den Backstationen von Supermärkten und Discountern vor Ort aufgebacken werden, unter anderem aufgrund der enthaltenen Zutaten im Fokus der Öffentlichkeit. Im Geschäft verführt der leckere, vermeintlich frische Duft der Backwaren die Kunden […]


Basic Recipe for a Power Breakfast: Instant Oatmeal / Porridge

By now, you’re all well aware of my love of breakfast – right? :-) Well, as much as I enjoy taking the time to put together a beautiful breakfast, I also enjoy wandering down the breakfast aisle at the health food store and checking out all the instant oatmeal and porridges. Every now and then, […]


Live Well, Travel Well: Clean Eating in California

As many of you know, my husband and I recently spent our honeymoon in the USA – you can read more about our itinerary here. I also give a little insight into our trip in the post detailing my Sugar-Free Pumpkin Spice Latte recipe, that ubiquitous American “classic.” Before our trip, I talked to several […]


Kitchen Timesavers: 7 Tips

As regular readers of this blog know, my meals must be nourishing and delicious – and also quick and easy to make! On a normal day, I can’t (and don’t want to) spend more than 30 minutes making food. Typically, I cook daily, and mostly in the evening – and man, am I relieved when […]