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! Post your…

MY “PROJECT: SUGAR-FREE”: INTERVIEW WITH PHILIPP (HERR BEUTEL)

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…

MY “PROJECT SUGAR-FREE”: INTERVIEW WITH ANNE (HAFENMÄDCHEN)

Hey all! As part of the current Sugar-Free Challenge, I’ve been speaking with various former participants about their experiences reducing sugar or going sugar-free. Today, Anne from the food blog hafenmaedchen.de tells us about her own personal…

My First Spice Mix for Spicebar

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PROMOTION Hello my dears! I’ve already announced it on my social media channels, but I’ll say it again here: thank you so much for all the positive feedback on my new culinary startup, the Pure Food Store, which was relaunched earlier this…

Recipe: Millet Porridge with Cinnamon-Baked Pears and Toasted Walnuts

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I’ve got a wonderful new seasonal recipe for all of you! I just love warm breakfasts in fall and winter, which means that I’m a big fan of hot, nourishing, versatile porridges – especially because they’re so quick to make! This recipe…

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: 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…

California Roadtrip: Visit to Sunsweet (California Prunes)

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PROMOTION Dried plums make a great alternative sweetener, especially when baking – and what’s notable is they have a low glycemic index (29) and thus help stabilize blood sugar. California dried plums sponsor my Sugar-Free Baking Workshops,…

Recipe: Granola Bars (No Sugar)

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I love granola bars! But they’re often loaded with sugar – and many different kinds of sugar at that. If you’re not into super-sweet bars, or are looking to reduce your sugar intake overall, it’s great to try making your own. This…

MY “PROJECT: SUGAR-FREE”: INTERVIEW WITH KATINKA

Hello my dears! Continuing with our series interviewing past participants of the Sugar-Free Challenge (Bianca being the most recent), we’re excited to share our recent conversation with Katinka as she discusses her experiences with her own…

Recipe: Chocolate Buckwheat Porridge with Sautéed Pears {Sugar-Free Challenge Phase 1}

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Hello my dears! Things are a bit more relaxed around here today, since I just finished up a wonderful workshop and retreat. Last weekend, after giving my Clean Eating Workshops in Berlin, I hurried back to Hamburg to catch an early-morning flight…

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

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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…

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

Next up in our Sugar-Free Challenge interview series is Bianca (27), who completed the 40-Day Challenge back in September 2017. Prior to start the Challenge, Bianca was regularly plagued by headaches – but during those transformative 40 days,…

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,…

Going Sugar-Free: 7 Tips

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This year’s Sugar-Free Challenge has begun – and the response so far has been incredible! Tons of you are participating, there’s been loads of engagement in the Facebook group and on Instagram, and my mailboxes are overflowing. Since I…

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: Chocolate Buckwheat Porridge with Sautéed Cinnamon Bananas

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Today I have a real comfort food recipe for you that’s also compliant with Phase 2 of the Sugar-Free Challenge, which is just winding down. I think it makes for a perfect autumn breakfast! It’s very filling and crazy good. I mean, who can…

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

Ihr Lieben! Nachdem ich im Rahmen der aktuellen "Zuckerfrei"-Challenge schon Angeli interviewt habe, berichtet uns heute Deborah von ihren Erfahrungen mit ihrem persönlichen „Projekt: Zuckerfrei“. Deborah ist 26 Jahre alt, lebt in…

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…

Overcoming Sugar Addiction – 7 Tips | Project: Sugar-Free

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Breaking a sugar addiction isn’t easy: temptations are lurking everywhere, and you’ll have to check ingredients lists pretty often, especially at the beginning. You’ll also have to cook a lot of your own food to avoid added sugar, but…

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…

Do We Really Need Sugar? | Project: Sugar-Free

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Recently, I asked the Sugar-Free Facebook group if they’d ever faced the problem of not getting support from the people around them – or had their choice to give up sugar viewed with suspicion or disbelief (“But we need sugar to live!).…

Food Diary – Project: Sugar-free, the 40-day Challenge {Phase 1}

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The current Sugar-Free Challenge is in full swing – hopefully you’ve checked out the active communities we’ve got going on Instagram and Facebook! There, you’ll have the opportunity to chat with other participants and share your meal…

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…

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,…

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

As part of the Sugar-Free Challenge interview series (check out the chats with Linda and Benjamin), I had a chance to speak with Rebekka about her experiences. On her blog momentchenmal, Rebekka (31) posts about her (family) life and the…

Basic Recipe for a Power Breakfast: Zoats {Zucchini Oatmeal}

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My dears, I know it’s been a while, but today I’m pleased to share yet another Basic Recipe for a Power Breakfast with you that also fits beautifully into Phase 2 of the Sugar-Free Challenge: Zoats! Never heard of them? “Zoats” is…

Recipe: Sweet Potato Brownies and Blogger Workshops with California Dried Plums

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Greetings from Austria! My dears, today marks the second day of Phase 2 of this year’s Sugar-Free Challenge – and today I’ll also be giving yet another Clean Eating Basics Workshop, this time here in Vienna. Phase 2 reintegrates starchy…

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

As part of the Project: Sugar-Free interview series (check out my interview with Linda last week), we have the pleasure of speaking with Benjamin today about his experiences. Benjamin Wagner (24) lives in Bamberg and began the 40-Day Sugar-Free…

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

Hi all! Over the past few years, I’ve been posting regularly about my personal experiences with Project: Sugar-Free. But this year I’ve decided to hand over the mic to the other Challenge participants, since there’s nothing really new…

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…

Reading Labels: Ingredients Lists + Nutrition Facts | Project: Sugar-Free

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A question that often comes up in the “Project: Sugar-Free” Facebook group (and that I also get asked personally): “This product says ‘Carbohydrates, 57.4 g’ and then underneath it says ‘Sugars, 2.8 g’ – so we shouldn’t eat…

Recipe: Gluten-free Cottage Cheese Bread Made with Coconut Flour | Project: Sugar-Free {Phase 1}

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In yesterday’s blog post, I promised you the recipe for my gluten-free bread from my new book Coconut Cooking. Not only does it fit perfectly into Phase 1 of the Sugar-Free Challenge, it’s super quick to prepare and absolutely delicious! Since…

Sugar Alternatives: A Closer Look at Agave Syrup, Coconut Blossom Sugar, Stevia, Xylitol, and More

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Most of the white sugar here in Germany is produced from domestic sugar beets. The manufacturing process – which requires that the sugar be refined multiple times – removes all nutrients from the original product other than the energy content…

Basic Recipe: Strawberry Chia Jam

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Strawberry season is upon us! I don’t know about you guys, but I could live solely off sun-sweetened strawberries all summer long. I rarely eat jam, but I do enjoy it every now and then. Recently, I came across an agave-based jam at the local…