Recipe: Juicy Chocolate Cake with Whole Pears

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As of today, Phase 1 of the current Sugar-Free Challenge is behind us – time to celebrate with some cake! This unique Juicy Chocolate Cake with Whole Pears is moist, decadent, and sweetened with just a little coconut blossom sugar and the…

RECIPE: RAW BLUEBERRY COCONUT CHEESECAKE WITH CALIFORNIA DRIED PLUMS

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PROMOTION During my trip to California two months ago, I visited the Sunsweet plum growers’ cooperative as well as a plum farm in Yuba City, which was super exciting for me! On site, I had the opportunity to watch the production and patented…

RECIPE: COCONUT WATER POPSICLES WITH SEASONAL FRUIT

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Hello my dears! First off, I’d like to thank you for all your feedback on my last article “Nutritional Supplements: My Opinion | Nutrient Deficiencies” I never expected such a huge response. I'll keep you updated on what’s going on with…

RECIPE: CREAMY RASPBERRY SALTED CARAMEL CASHEW ICE CREAM BARS IN A CHOCOLATE SHELL

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Hello, my dears! I’m super pleased that my Watermelon Popsicles have received so much summer love from all of you. The weather in Hamburg isn’t exactly that summery at the moment – it’s raining a lot and the temperatures have dropped…

RECIPE: THREE-LAYER WATERMELON POPSICLES WITH COCONUT AND GREEN SMOOTHIE

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Last summer I posted a super quick and easy recipe for Watermelon “Popsicles” (along with two other effortless summer snacks). Today I have another refreshing watermelon recipe that’s a bit more elaborate but just as tasty: Three-Layer…

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: STRAWBERRY RHUBARB CAKE WITH HOMEMADE MARZIPAN {NO REFINED SUGAR}

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Rhubarb season is winding down here in Germany! According to the produce calendars, June 24 is when the very last stalk of this fleshy delicacy will be pulled from the ground – which gives us just two-and-a-half weeks to bake this beautiful…

RECIPE: STRAWBERRY COCONUT TRIFLE WITH COCONUT ALMOND ENERGY BALLS

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My dears, I was not expecting such an overwhelming response when I posted one of the photos of my Strawberry Coconut Trifle with Coconut Almond Energy Balls on my Instagram account, Facebook page, and in the Sugar-Free Facebook group earlier…

RECIPE: CHOCOLATE PECAN BANANA BREAD {SUGAR-FREE AND VEGAN}

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In addition to my Clean Eating Basics and Clean Eating to Go Workshops, I also gave three Sugar-Free Baking workshops in Cologne, Hamburg, and Berlin this year to coincide with the publication of my latest book, Sugar-Free Baking.* This past…

RECIPE: RAW VEGAN NO-BAKE STRAWBERRY CHEESECAKE (SUGAR-FREE)

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My dears, I know it’s been a bit quieter here on the blog lately, but that just means – as always – that there’s a lot going on behind the scenes! Yesterday I held the last Clean Eating to Go workshop of 2018 in Berlin, and today I’ll…

RECIPE: OVERNIGHT OATS WITH STRAWBERRY RHUBARB COMPOTE {NO ADDED SUGAR}

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As you’re all aware, we’re right in the middle of strawberry and rhubarb season – and combining the two for a perfect union of sweet and tart is a total springtime classic! Feeling inspired, I topped today’s Overnight Oats with a beautiful…

Recipe: Honey-Roasted Peanut Butter

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As those of you who’ve been keeping up with the blog are aware, I recently took a road trip through California. For a few years now, I’ve known about the giant nut butter machines at Whole Foods, where you can fill a tub with warm, freshly…

ALMONDS: A HEALTHY TRAVEL SNACK + RECIPE (CARAMELIZED ALMONDS WITH LIME)

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PROMOTION Some of you may remember that two-and-a-half years ago, on our first road trip through California, my husband and I had the opportunity to visit an almond farm in the Central Valley. During this year’s vacation, back in April, we…

RECIPE: BANANA-FREE AÇAÍ BOWLS

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I initially posted my Basic Recipe for Açaí Bowls two-and-a-half years ago, right after I got back from my trip to the USA (specifically, our honeymoon through California and Hawaii). Açai Bowls were huge back then! And guess what, they’re…

RECIPE: VANILLA KIPFERL (GERMAN CRESCENT COOKIES) WITHOUT REFINED SUGAR

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Vanillekipferl – or vanilla crescent cookies – are an absolutely essential part of the German Christmas experience. I’m thus pleased to share my special recipe for (healthier) Kipferl with you just in time for the holidays. These Kipferl…

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…

DIY PUMPKIN SPICE – MAKE YOUR OWN SPICE MIX {RECIPE}

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Do you all love Pumpkin Spice as much as I do?! A ready-made version of this spice mix can be found in stores, of course, though I don’t come across it often here in Germany. So I just make my own. Not only is this cheaper, but I can also…

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: CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER NICECREAM

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Last night, I spontaneously posted three new food pics on Instagram and Facebook (both on the Project: Gesund leben page and in the Project: Zuckerfrei group) and asked all of you which of the three you’d like the recipe for first – I just…

CLEAN EATING HACK: CHIA JAM CUBES

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At every one of my workshops, someone will always ask: “How long does the Chia Jam stay fresh?" I tell them that I wouldn’t keep it in the fridge for more than 2–3 days. Really? But jam made with gelling sugar lasts to eternity and…

RECIPE: KLITSCHKUCHEN WITH A TWIST: HALF-BAKED CHILI CHOCOLATE BROWNIES {NO REFINED SUGAR}

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Don’t ask why, but I’m in a major brownie phase right now. Just last week I posted my recipe for Sweet Potato Brownies, I’ve been snacking on Brownie Energy Balls (one of my faves!), and today I’ve got yet another brownie recipe for…

RECIPE: CHOCOLATE QUINOA ENERGY BALLS WITH SEA SALT

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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…

RECIPE: BLACK FOREST CHOCOLATE CHERRY ENERGY BALLS

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My dears, I’ve got yet another recipe for you that fits in perfectly with Phase 2 of the Sugar-Free Challenge and the Clean Eating concept! These Black Forest Chocolate Cherry Energy Balls are wonderful for when you find yourself craving something…

RECIPE: VANILLA CHIA PUDDING WITH CINNAMON AND COCONUT MILK | PROJECT: SUGAR-FREE {PHASE 1}

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Those of you who’ve read my book Zuckerfrei might recall the mention of a “super snack” among the tips for dealing with cravings (page 33): Vanilla Chia Pudding with Cinnamon and Coconut Milk. Yet you won’t find the actual recipe in…

RECIPE: BROWNIE ENERGY BALLS

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Since I know how much you all love Energy Balls, I’m excited to share an awesome new recipe with you today: Brownie Energy Balls! Since they’re sweetened only with dates and made with raw cacao, they little bites make a great alternative…

RECIPE: BAKED APPLES WITH VANILLA SAUCE {CLEAN EATING AND SUGAR-FREE}

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I love baked apples, but they usually contain crazy amounts of sugar. That’s why I decided to develop my own Baked Apple recipe – clean-eating compliant and minus all that sugar. I already shared this recipe on Facebook this morning,…

RECIPE: CRANBERRY PISTACHIO ENERGY BALLS

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Today I’ve got another energy ball recipe for you! Cashew nuts, dried cranberries, pistachios, and vanilla … quick and easy, but so damn good!  Okay, so it’s not exactly a “Christmas” recipe … but if you’re looking to satisfy…

SUPERFOOD-POPSICLES: RASPBERRY CHIA PUDDING & AÇAÍ BLACKBERRY

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So we didn’t exactly have the nicest summer in Germany (or at least here in Hamburg): July and August felt like autumn! In just a few hours, I’m heading out to California to escape this crappy weather. Anyway, summer will eventually find…

RECIPE: BANANA BREAD WITH HAZELNUTS {NO ADDED SUGAR}

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I am constantly getting requests to post recipes for sugar-free cakes! And I totally understand – making a delicious cake without using any sugar at all isn’t so straightforward. Cake without sugar is more like bread! ;-) (More info on this…

RECIPE: STRAWBERRY MANGO QUINOA SALAD

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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…

RECIPE: CRANBERRY VANILLA ENERGY BALLS

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In a recent post about my Clean Eating Workshop – which I held for Kneipp, a body products brand, in the tiny Austrian alpine town of Kitzbühel – I promised you all the recipe for the Cranberry Vanilla Energy Balls. Here it is!    [recipe] x I…

RECIPE: BLUEBERRY MUFFIN ENERGY BALLS

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PROMOTION The demand for healthier snacks and sweets is particularly high right around now, during Lent, when many readers give up industrial sugar as part of Project: Sugar-Free. While I don’t think it’s a great idea to replace industrial…

BAKING WITHOUT WHEAT FLOUR OR SUGAR

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At first, baking according to the Clean Eating concept (Clean Baking) was a real challenge. I wanted to bake without white flour (and now and then, without any flour at all), baking powder, butter, eggs, milk, or sugar – in other words, all…

MAKE YOUR OWN FRUIT ROLLS – CLEAN EATING SNACK

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I first tried fruit rolls a few years ago after I came across them while shopping at the German vegan supermarket chain Veganz. Fruit rolls are puréed fruits that have been dried to obtain a “leathery” consistency. They bring to mind all…

WATERMELON PIZZA

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Ever since I my enjoyed my first Watermelon Pizza a few weeks ago on Fuerteventura, I’ve been wanting to make my own at home! As you can see, the “crust” of this refreshing summer treat is made of sliced watermelon (about two centimeters…

NICECREAM – VEGAN BANANA ICE CREAM

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A few months ago, I stumbled across Nicecream – or ‘Nana Ice Cream – on Instagram and my curiosity was immediately piqued! Turns out that Nicecream is a raw vegan “ice cream” that uses blended or puréed bananas as a base (as opposed…

RAW BANANA NICECREAM BONBONS

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Shortly before Easter, I discovered a great raw dessert recipe from VeganBlatt and shared my own version with you on the blog: Coconut Cashew Easter Eggs. Then I found another great recipe there – Raw Nicecream Bonbons – and made another…

RECIPE: HEALTHY CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE DOUGH BITES {ENERGY BALLS}

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Do you guys love Ben & Jerry’s Cookie Dough Ice Cream as much as I do? Sadly, I can’t eat it that often, since it’s loaded with refined sugar! This unfortunate reality put me on the question for a healthier alternative, which led to…

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…

EASTER WITH A TWIST: RAW VEGAN COCONUT CASHEW EASTER EGGS {SUGAR-FREE}

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A few days ago, I discovered a great recipe for raw vegan Easter Egg truffles on VeganBlatt and whipped up my own modified version, which I’m happy to share with you today! These colorful, easy-to-make Easter Eggs, which are similar to Raw…

RECIPE: MATCHA CHRISTMAS COOKIES

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I spent this past weekend in downtown Hamburg with my sister, where we discovered a small shop in the Europa Passage selling tons of different cookie cutters. When I spotted this little Buddha model,* it was immediately clear: he’s coming…

RECIPE: AMARANTH YOGURT POP – PLUM YOGURT PARFAIT WITH POPPED AMARANTH AND CARAMELIZED WALNUTS

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When I first heard about Berlin chef Attila Hildmann’s “Amaranth-Joghurt-Pop” from his book Vegan for fit,* I just knew I had to make it. Amaranth Yogurt Pop is delicious, healthy, and super easy to prepare – and it looks awesome, too! Alright,…

BASIC RECIPE: FRUITY WHOLE-GRAIN MUFFINS

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A while back, I was on the hunt for a recipe for rhubarb muffins: preferably made with whole-grain flour and without milk or eggs. A little sugar or sweetener was okay – after all, muffins aren’t an everyday food. Here, I opted for coconut…