Recipe: Pasta with Rustic Roasted Vegetables

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Hey all! Recently I posted a pic on Instagram of a super-simple, rustic roasted vegetable pasta – in fact, I was worried it might be too simple to count as a “real” recipe. But the response was so overwhelmingly positive that I decided…

Recipe: Quick and Easy Asparagus Salad with Bärlauch (Ramson) Pesto (Only 20 Minutes!)

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Wow, things have really been busy around here lately! Admittedly, I haven’t had much time to cook. But since necessity is the mother of invention, as they say, I’ve just been making a lot of super quick and simple dishes. They also happen…

Recipe: DIY Falafel Ready-Mix (Meal Prep)

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After posting a pic of my falafel salad on Instagram, I asked you all if you wanted the recipe. The answer was a resounding yes! I have to admit that I usually don’t make falafel in the classic way, especially when it involves starting off…

Recipe: One-Pot Pumpkin Curry

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This warming winter One-Pot Pumpkin Curry is super special: it was developed in collaboration with the members of the Project: Sugar-Free Facebook group. Enjoy!   [recipe] Made the recipe? Share with me and the community!…

Recipe: Beetroot Pumpkin Baguettes

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Hello my dears! After a short break, I’m back on the blog with a new recipe for all of you: Beetroot Pumpkin Baguettes! Wonderful for autumn, these twisted loaves are a bit more elaborate than “normal” bread – yet the actual prep doesn’t…

Recipe: Super Quick Middle East-Inspired Millet Stir-Fry (Just 30 Minutes!)

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Hello my dears! As regular readers may know, I recently posted pics of a few new recipes and asked all of you on my Facebook page and in my Facebook groups (the Project: Gesund leben community and my Sugar-Free Challenge group) which recipe…

RECIPE: ONE-POT PASTA WITH SPINACH AND GORGONZOLA (JUST 20 MINUTES!)

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My dear, last week I asked again on my Facebook page and in my Facebook groups (the Projekt: Gesund leben and Sugar-Free Facebook groups) which of my newly developed recipes you wanted me to post first – and, once again, you all surprised…

Recipe: Mushroom Stir-Fry with Quinoa and String Beans

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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…

A Week of Simple & Healthy US Sweet Potato Entrées – Meal Plan with Seven Recipes and a Shopping List

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PROMOTION Hello my dears! As part of the survey for my blog’s anniversary, many readers wrote in requesting that I post weekly meal plans. But before I’d even posted the survey, I’d already done a cooperation with the American Sweet Potato…

Recipe: Autumn Salad with Chicory, Pear, Walnuts, and Blue Cheese

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Hello my dears! After catching the flu last week and ending up stuck in bed for the next four days, I’m finally feeling better and looking forward to autumn! Especially all the amazing fruits and vegetables that are back in season again. Unfortunately,…

Recipe: Gluten-Free Pasta with Mushrooms and Cashew Cream Sauce

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Hello my dears, I’ve got a great new recipe for you that fits in perfectly with Phase 1 of the Sugar-Free Challenge, which is currently running again! I’ve been experimenting with various gluten-free pasta varieties and love experimenting…

Basic Recipe: Galettes with Three Autumn Fillings {Gluten-Free, No Sugar}

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Yesterday we kicked off the current Sugar-Free Challenge – and I’ve already got a new recipe for you! My Spelt Galette Recipe with Four Fillings was so well-received that I decided to test out a gluten-free version for Phase 1 of the Sugar-Free…

Recipe: Watermelon Salad with Feta Cheese and Watermelon Kebabs | Healthy BBQ

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Hello my dears! Here in Hamburg it’s currently 36˚C (that’s 97˚ F to those of you across the pond!) – I can’t remember the last time we had such a hot summer! If I weren’t working on my upcoming books and other projects that involve…

BASIC RECIPE: SPELT GALETTES WITH FOUR FILLINGS {NO SUGAR}

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Last Friday I whipped up some spelt galettes – the basic recipe for the dough is always the same, and can also be found my most recent book, Zuckerfrei backen.* I love this dough! To give you guys a bit of variety and inspiration, I baked…

Recipe: Baked Sweet Potatoes with Spinach and Roasted Chickpeas

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I’m pleased to share another recipe with you today for Phase 2 of the Sugar-Free Challenge! (My Indian Chickpea Curry, which I posted the day before yesterday, is also Phase 2-compliant.) My book Zuckerfrei: Die 40-Tage Challenge also includes…

RECIPE: QUINOA TABOULEH WITH POMEGRANATE SEEDS AND MINT YOGURT {MEAL PREP}

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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…

Recipe for a Savory Breakfast: Beetroot Shakshuka

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As part of last year’s Sugar-Free Challenge, I posted two tasty breakfast recipes here on the blog: classic "Red" Shakshuka (with tomatoes) and a “Green” Shakshuka with all kinds of vegetables. Here I present you with yet a third version,…

Recipe: Middle Eastern Lentil Waffles with Hummus (Sugar-Free Challenge Phase 1)

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In the current issue of Alnatura magazine, I saw a recipe for Middle Eastern lentil waffles (the cover recipe) that sounded so good I just had to try it – especially because it fits perfectly into Phase 1 of the Sugar-Free Challenge! Unfortunately,…

Recipe: Gluten-Free Chickpea Flour Bread: Sugar-free Challenge {Phase 1}

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When my book Zuckerfrei – Die 40 Tage-Challenge was published last year, I wasn’t yet aware of how hard it would be for many participants to do without their beloved bread (Phase 1 of the Sugar-Free Challenge is gluten-free). The book contains…

Recipe: Turmeric Pizza with Beetroot, Crunchy Chickpeas, and Arugula

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My final recipe of the year is a Turmeric Pizza with Beetroot, Crunchy Chickpeas, and Arugula, which I modified from a recipe I came across on Lenaliciously. My recipe for Roasted Chickpeas, which are incorporated into this recipe, appeared…

Clean Eating German Christmas Menu – Main Dish Part 3: Serviettenknödel (German Bread Dumplings)

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Today I’m excited to share the final component of my Clean Eating German Christmas Menu’s main course: Serviettenknödel, a type of German bread dumpling whose name literally translates to “napkin dumpling.” Traditionally, Serviettenknödel…

Clean Eating German Christmas Menu – Main Dish Part 2: Mushroom Geschnetzeltes (Mushroom Ragout)

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Today I’m excited to share Part 2 of my Clean Eating German Christmas Menu: Mushroom Geschnetzeltes (Mushroom Ragout), which goes perfectly with the Rotkohl (Braised Cabbage with Apples) and the Serviettenknödel (German Bread Dumplings). Geschnetzeltes…

Clean Eating German Christmas Menu – Main Dish Part 1: German Braised Red Cabbage with Apple (Rotkohl)

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Yesterday I shared the recipe for the first course of my Clean Eating German Christmas Menu: Creamy Chestnut Soup with Pears. (Check that post to learn more about the classic German Christmas dinner – and what kind of modifications I decided…

Recipe: Pumpkin Lentil Spread

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Two posts ago, I shared the recipe for my Buttermilk Oat Bread and promised to publish the recipes for two accompanying spreads in the coming days. You’ll find the recipe for the first spread, Beetroot Spread, here. Below is the recipe for…

Recipe: Beetroot Spread

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Yesterday I posted the recipe for my Buttermilk Oat Bread – today, I’m posting the first of two recipes for spreads that I mentioned there. This Beetroot Spread, below, can be prepared in just a few steps. (The recipe for the Pumpkin Lentil…

Recipe: Pumpkin Waffles with Cranberry Compote {Sugar-Free}

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Did you all see the DIY Pumpkin Spice recipe I posted a few days ago? If you’ve already made it, here’s a great opportunity to try it out in a recipe! (I also love to use Pumpkin Spice Mix in this Pumpkin Spice Latte recipe when it gets…

Recipe: Baked Pumpkin with Red Onions and Rosemary

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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…

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

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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…

Recipe: Sweet Potato Toast with Nut Butter and Seasonal Fruit

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A few days ago, I asked you all on Facebook and Instagram what you’re most looking forward to as we enter Phase 2 of the Sugar-Free Challenge. The answers were clear: potatoes, sweet potatoes, and pumpkins! (These starchy vegetables are omitted…

Recipe: Gluten-Free Pasta with Almond Basil Pesto

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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…

Recipe: Super Green Salad

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In my most recent post, I told you all about my experiences at the EDEKA-Food Labs – and today I’m excited to share one of the recipes I prepared there with the other bloggers. Apart from the Breakfast Bowl with Granola and the Nana Ice…

Recipe: Asparagus Orange Feta Salad with Date Balsamic Vinegar

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A few days ago I came across this beautiful Asparagus Salad with Orange Vinaigrette and Feta by Lars from Colors of Food. Since I’d only had asparagus three times (!) so far in the current Spargelzeit (German asparagus season), and the vinegars…

Recipe: Buckwheat Crêpes (Galettes) with Cream Cheese, Dill, and Horseradish | Project: Sugar-free {Phase 1}

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Even though we’re now in Phase 2 of the Sugar-Free Challenge, I’m excited to share a quick and tasty Phase 1 recipe with you today: Buckwheat Crêpes! Known as galettes in French, these savory crêpes come from the region of Brittany in…

Recipe: Beetroot Bolognese with Quinoa

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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…

Recipe: Baked Pumpkin Soup with Apple

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There are doubtless thousands of recipes for pumpkin soup floating around the Internet – nevertheless, I want to share this new recipe for Baked Pumpkin Soup with Apple. I just love it! I should mention that despite the “fruitiness,” this…

Recipe: Quick and Easy Mediterranean Heirloom Tomato Salad

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Recently, I paid a visit to Hamburg’s Isemarkt and came home with a basket full of beautiful fruits and vegetables. I love it there! It’s just so much fun strolling through Eppendorf. The next time you visit Hamburg, be sure to check out…

Avocado Special Part 2: Buying and Storing Avocados + Recipe

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PROMOTION Welcome to Part 2 of my Avocado Special Series! Today I’ll tell you more about selecting and storing avocados. For a long time, it wasn’t so easy for me to tell when a Hass avocado was ripe, and I wasn’t sure what to look for…

Avocado Special Part 1: Avocado the Superfood + Recipe

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PROMOTION Avocados are everywhere! On Instagram you’ll find avocado roses (find them at #avocadorose, #avocadoflower, and #avocadolove), avocado on (sweet potato) toast (often with a poached egg), and then all over newspapers, magazines,…

Sweet Potato “Toast” – Gluten-Free Bread Swap

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It’s funny how food trends work: they materialize out of nowhere, and then boom, they’re everywhere! The new kid in town is Sweet Potato Toast, which Kelsey from Little Bits of… came up after she had a craving for avocado toast but didn’t…

Recipe: Oven-Roasted Aspargus with Wild Herb Pesto

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Asparagus season is upon us! I love asparagus, and also like seeking out combinations beyond the usual asparagus + potatoes + hollandaise sauce. My Asparagus with Orange Pistachio Salsa is one example, but this week I came up with yet another…

Make Your Own Vegetable Stock: Three Ways (No Sugar or Yeast)

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Before I started my Clean Eating journey several years back, I always used store-bought stock cubes for cooking – yes, the ones that are jam-packed with chemicals and preservatives. When I made the decision to change my diet, I set out to…

HEALTHY EATING AT THE OFFICE: CLEAN EATING INSTANT RAMEN NOODLES (VEGAN & GLUTEN-FREE)

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I’m sure you’re all already familiar with instant ramen noodles. I’ve never actually eaten them, but it always raised my hackles whenever my classmates at school or university used to make them. Why? Because the “classic” instant noodles…

DIY Fermented Vegetables – Directions + Recipe: Lamb’s Lettuce with Ricotta, Fermented Beetroot, and Walnuts

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Fermentation is one of the oldest methods of preserving vegetables. Fermented veggies retain all nutrients (since they’re never heated) and also support a healthy gut biome due to the presence of lactic acid bacteria.     The…

Prep + Recipe: Kale Salad With Cranberries

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Today I’d like to introduce you to my savory-tart Kale Salad with Cranberries, which I absolutely love making in winter! Admittedly, it took me a while to get into kale. Here in Germany, we don’t traditionally eat it raw – it’s usually…

Autumn Recipe Collection

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As much as I love spring and summer, I also love the cozy autumn – especially autumn cooking! I love pumpkin and beetroot, figs and thyme, apples and pears, and all the other treasures that are in season in autumn. That’s why I’ve decided…

Recipe: Oven-Roasted Summer Vegetables

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I’ll admit it: the weather in Hamburg is not really that summery right now. Since I got back to the Hanseatic city from Mallorca this past week, I’ve been stuck with the feeling that autumn is upon us. It’s been raining almost continuously!…

Recipe: Panzanella (Tuscan Bread-and-Tomato Salad)

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A few weeks ago I was invited to a bread tasting at the family-run Hamburg company Steinmetz, which is the oldest bread maker in Germany! I got to try all kinds of bread and ended up making a Panzanella, a hearty and satisfying Mediterranean…

Recipe: Quinoa Stir-Fry with Chanterelles and String Beans

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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…

Recipe: Colorful Veggie Stir-Fry with Swiss Chard from the Alnatura Cookbook

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While shopping at Alnatura – one of Germany’s biggest organic supermarket chains – a while back, I came across the Alnatura cookbook, where I found a beautiful recipe for Swiss Chard and Carrot Stir-Fry with Hemp Seeds. I modified the…

Recipe: Roasted Winter Vegetables

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Anyone who knows me knows that when it comes to home cooking, I seek out (and develop recipes for) dishes that are healthy, delicious, and quick to prepare. When people find out that I cook, work out, and maintain a healthy social life in addition…

RECIPE: AUTUMN PUMPKIN CURRY WITH CHICKPEAS AND SPINACH (VEGAN)

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Wow, it feels like ages since I’ve published a “real” recipe! Some of you may have already picked up on the fact that I’m not only knee-deep in work, but also right in the middle of wedding preparations – it feels like I hardly have…

Recipe: Baked Potato with Swiss Chard and Gouda Cheese

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After my interview on lecker.de a few weeks ago, I poked around the site a bit and came across this recipe (in German). I knew right away that I had to make it! Done and done. Shortly after, I posted a pic on Instagram of my (modified) version…

Recipe: Quinoa Tabouleh

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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…

Recipe: Sweet Sushi with Fruit (Dessert, Sugar-Free)

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My dears, I’ve got a brand new recipe for you today! Recently I haven’t had much time to post on the blog, since I’ve had so much going over here. Don’t worry, I still have plenty to share with you – I’ll be posting more soon!   At…

Recipe: Vegan Celeriac Carrot Bolognese

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Quick, easy, healthy, delicious, and vegan – that sums up the Celeriac Carrot Bolognese recipe I’m sharing with you today! I often come home late in the evening and am relieved when I don’t have to spend all night in the kitchen. That’s…

Recipe: One-Pot Pasta

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“One-Pan Pasta” or “One-Pot Pasta,” which is often attributed to Martha Stewart, has been haunting the Internet for some time now and has even started making it into offline cookbooks and food magazines. One-pot dishes are a massive…

RECIPE: ROASTED POTATO SALAD AND A REVIEW OF "LA VEGANISTA"

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A few weeks ago, I picked up a copy of Nicole Just’s cookbook La Veganista* and since then I’ve whipped up my own versions of several of the recipes, including the Vanilla Coconut Rice Pudding with Raspberry Sauce. Everything’s come out…

Recipe: Thai Green Curry with Cashews

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Last week I made two Thai curries, as you could see in my Immer wieder sonntags post and on Instagram. In both instances, I was cooking with people I love, which I highly recommend! :-) I cooked the first stir-fry with friends, and then the…

Recipe: Vegan Kohlrabi Schnitzel with Beetroot Gnocchi

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One of my goals for 2014 is to transition away from animal products a bit – that is, to eat vegan more often. With that in mind, I whipped up this beautiful vegan “schnitzel” – made from kohlrabi! – and paired it with tender beetroot…

Recipes: Quinoa Sushi and Buckwheat Noodle (Soba) Salad

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In 2013, I discovered sushi anew: up until that point, I’d only had it in restaurants (and from the freezer). But this past spring, my sister, boyfriend, and a friend headed over to Hanover for a sushi-making class at World of Kitchen. It…

Recipe: Stuffed Mushrooms with Spinach

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When I came across some giant mushrooms in the supermarket a couple weeks ago, I knew I had to get them! I envisioned stuffed mushroom caps, but I didn’t know exactly what I would fill them with – which is unusual for me, since I always…

Recipe: Onion Tart with Thyme

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Thyme is currently one of my favorite autumn herbs, and I couldn’t resist adding it to the Onion Tart I baked last week. It came out great – we’ll certainly be having it again. Try it with a glass of Federweisser!  [recipe] Enjoy!…

Recipe: Beetroot Risotto

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This Beetroot Risotto is an adaptation of a recipe by Mia from kuechenchaotin.de. It’s crazy good! The day before I made this risotto, I prepared a Beetroot Carpaccio and – anticipating that I’d probably want to make another beet-based…

Recipe: Tagliatelle with Pumpkin Parmesan Sauce

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In keeping with the autumn spirit, I’ve got another pumpkin recipe for you today: Tagliatelle with Pumpkin Parmesan Sauce. Keep in mind that this is a textured, hearty sauce that isn’t as thin is a normal pasta sauce – but it’s delicious!…

Recipe: Autumn Salad With Pumpkin, Pear, Blue Cheese, and Walnuts

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I have to admit I’ve got a little pumpkin fever at the moment – so I just couldn’t resist centering today’s recipe on this local superfood! This hearty, filling salad takes less than 30 minutes to make, which as you all know is very…

Recipe: Whole-Grain Tarte Flambée (Flammkuchen) with Pumpkin Carpaccio

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I recently came across a recipe for a whole-grain tarte flambée, or Flammkuchen, as we call it here in Germany. Flammkuchen – a rectangular, thinly rolled dough covered with cheese and other topics – comes to us from the Alsace region,…

Recipe: Autumn Pumpkin Risotto

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Although this Autumn Pumpkin Risotto looks kinda complicated (to me, at least), it’s really quick to make. It’s also delicious: rich and flavorful and perfect for the cooler months. It’s not a classic risotto made with white wine, but…

RECIPE: TOAST WITH CREAM CHEESE, SAUTÉED ONIONS, AND FIG JAM

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The recipe I’m sharing with you today is relatively simple, but totally brilliant: Toast with Cream Cheese, Sautéed Onions, and Fig Jam. It came out so great that I actually ended up making it three times in one week! That my husband also…