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

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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.…

Recipe: Coffee Float with Nicecream (Vegan Eiskaffee)

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During the summers here in Germany, I love having Eiskaffee, a super-simple variety of ice cream float consisting of coffee and a scoop of ice cream, often topped with whipped cream and chocolate shavings or sauce. It’s so luxurious! The…

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: Healthy Carrot Cake Energy Balls

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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…

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…

“Bag the Sunshine” with California Almonds + Recipe: Toasted Vanilla Almonds with Fresh Mango and Lime

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PROMOTION Three weeks ago, at California Almonds’s California Dreaming event – which sought to bring the coastal vibe of the sunny state to chilly Hamburg – I prepared three snacks along with a group of bloggers and influencers. As you…

Recipe: Millet Porridge with Kiwi Berries

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Hello my dears! Some of you may be familiar with the millet porridge from my books, or the Ayurvedic Porridge that I published here on the blog some time ago. I personally love millet porridge and am super excited to share this recipe with you…

Recipe: Healthy Homemade Bounty + Mounds Bars (Chocolate Coconut)

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Hello my dears! How many of you love Bounty Bars (or for our friends in the U.S., Mounds and Almond Joy)? :-) I’ve been wanting to post my own (healthier) version on the blog for some time now, but there’s been so much going on over the…

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: 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…

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…

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: ZUCCHINI ROLLS WITH MEDITERRANEAN FILLING | HEALTHY BBQ

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The next recipe in my little “Healthy BBQ” series is for Zucchini Rolls with Mediterranean Filling. I just love them! The raw zucchini is simply cut into thin strips, then filled with a mixture of soft cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, arugula,…

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…

Recipe: Homemade Curry Ketchup (No Sugar) | Healthy BBQ

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Hello my dears! In my previous post, I shared the recipe for Stuffed Dates Wrapped in Sage, which works great on the grill. Today I have yet another recipe for your next BBQ: Sugar-Free Curry Ketchup! “Regular” (supermarket) ketchup is loaded…

Recipe: Stuffed Dates Wrapped in Sage Leaves | Healthy BBQ

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Today I’m excited to share the first recipe from my Healthy BBQ Series: Stuffed Dates Wrapped in Sage Leaves! The recipe comes from Melanie and Sönke’s Vollwert-Blog and suggests using either tahini or almond butter; I made the almond-butter…

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: 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: 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: Turmeric Mango Lassi (Vegan)

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On our recent vacation to California – which you can read about in my last post – my husband and I visited The Butcher’s Daughter, a gorgeous juice bar / restaurant / café that has several branches in New York and Los Angeles. At the…

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: 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: 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…

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: Glowing Skin Smoothie {Green Smoothie}

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In yesterday’s blog post – the first of the year! – I kicked off 2018 with the Coco Beauty Smoothie, which is made with various medicinal plants known as adaptogens. Today I have yet another smoothie recipe for you, which is also great…

Clean Eating German Christmas Menu – Dessert: Baked Apple Parfait

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Here it is: the dessert for my Clean Eating German Christmas menu! My Baked Apple Parfait has been a classic in my family for a few years now. Everyone who’s tried it loves it! This Baked Apple Parfait is based on traditional German Bratapfel…

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…

Clean Eating German Christmas Menu – Appetizer: Creamy Chestnut Soup with Pears

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Christmas is around the corner (here, and everywhere else), and of course, holidays are a time of indulgence – and often that means gorging on lots of less-than-healthy foods. Balance is important, and it’s okay to have some of your favorites…

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…

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: 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: 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…

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: Savory Breakfast Porridge | Project: Sugar-Free {Phase 1}

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Hello my dears! As you may already know, I’m always getting requests to publish more savory breakfast recipes here on the blog. Admittedly, I do prefer sweet breakfasts (like Porridge or Overnight Oats with fruit), and that’s why I’ve…

Switchel – the Refreshing Summer Drink of 2017

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Have you guys heard of Switchel, the “it”-drink of Summer 2017? Even though we haven’t exactly been having the summeriest summer up here in Hamburg, I still wanted to give it a try! The original recipe consists of water, lemon juice, apple…

Recipe: Sweet and Salty Curried Cashews {Clean-Eating Snack}

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After telling you all about my very first Projekt: Gesund Leben Retreat in the last post, I’d like to share a recipe for a snack that was very especially beloved by the retreat participants: Curried Cashews! In preparation for the retreat,…

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…

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…

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 back!…

Recipe: Strawberry Cashew Energy Balls

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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…

Recipe: Avocado Raspberry Breakfast Parfait {Breakfast Bowl}

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Wow, there’s really a lot going on at the moment! This past week I was in Salzburg, among other places, where I gave a blogger workshop for BWT, my cooperation partner in the Clean Eating Basics workshops. At the blogger workshop, we all…

Recipe: Savory Breakfast Salad

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A few months ago, my dear friend Franzi posted a recipe on Gemüseregal that I just had to make: a Savory Breakfast Salad! I know it might sound a little odd, but you wouldn’t believe how many letters I get asking for savory breakfast…

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: “UNICORN” SMOOTHIE

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You may already be familiar with my Unicorn Smoothie – or at least you recognize it from the photo! It was served as a pre-dinner drink as part of my Clean Eating Dinner Evenings, and I’m excited to share the recipe with you here today! This…

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 Sea…

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: Cranberry Macadamia Energy Balls with Mochi Rice

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Are you guys familiar with mochi rice? It’s a short-grain rice variety that’s extra chewy and used in a lot of East Asian desserts. Because it’s slightly sweet, it fits perfectly into this awesome Macadamia Cranberry Energy Ball recip…

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: 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…

Recipe for a Savory Breakfast: Green Shakshuka (Poached Eggs with Spring Vegetables)

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Yesterday I posted the recipe for my Red Shakshuka (Poached Eggs in Tomato Sauce). And as promised, I’m sharing another variation with you today: Green Shakshuka! It’s a quick and super tasty dish that also fits in perfectly with Phase…

Recipe for a Savory Breakfast: Red Shakshuka (Poached Eggs in Tomato Sauce)

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Have you guys heard of Shakshuka? (Somehow I always have trouble remembering the name!) ;-) Originating in North Africa and a national dish in Israel, Shakshuka is a savory breakfast that traditionally comprises eggs poached in a sauce made…

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: 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: Savory Breakfast Granola with Yogurt | Project: Sugar-Free {Phase 1}

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There are already plenty of breakfast recipes here on the blog – but almost all of them are sweet (and sweetened with fruit!). At the same time, I’m always being asked for savory breakfast options! One good choice is my Gluten-Free Coconut…

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 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: Pumpkin Pie Smoothie Bowl

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I just have to share this new breakfast recipe with you – it’s amazing! I’m going through a serious bowl phase at the moment: a few days ago I posted the recipe for my beautiful Persimmon Breakfast Bowl, and over the past few weeks, I’ve…

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,…

Regional Superfoods: Kale + Kale Chip Recipe

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Hello my dears! You may have noticed that things have been a bit quieter on the blog than usual – but all that means is that there’s a lot more going on behind the scenes! ;-) In December, I’ll be posting here about all of my new projects,…

Recipe: Pineapple Turmeric Lemonade – Perfect for Summer!

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Summer has finally returned to Hamburg – I was starting to think we’d seen the last of it! Today it’s a beautiful 31°C and to celebrate, I’ve whipped up a refreshing Pineapple Turmeric Lemonade. It takes just a couple minutes to…

Basic Recipe for a Power Breakfast: Pitaya Bowl {Pitahaya / Dragonfruit}

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My Basic Recipe for a Power Breakfast series continues! Today I’ve got a somewhat exotic power breakfast for you that’s absolutely delicious in summertime. In Hawaii and California, where I visited last fall, pitaya bowls were one of the…

Avocado Special Part 3: How to Prep Avocados + Recipe

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PROMOTION For the third and final post in my Avocado Special Series, I get a little deeper into how to use avocados – and at the end of the post, I’ve included recipe for a summery and refreshing avocado-based dessert! © Franzi Schädel First,…

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…

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: 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] I…

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…

Recipe: Apple Cinnamon Buckwheat Granola (Gluten- and Sugar-Free)

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Today – as I announced in the previous post – I’ll be sharing the recipe for my Apple Cinnamon Buckwheat Granola, which I developed and prepared at the event for the brand Kneipp in Austria a few weeks ago.  What I like most about…

Recipe: Make Your Own Coconut Milk {Two Versions}

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As is the case with other types of nut milk, it’s super easy to make your own coconut (nut) milk – but up until just a few months ago, I was still buying coconut milk in cans. What convinced me to switch to DIY? One day, when I was preparing…

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…

Basic Recipe for a Power Breakfast: Green Smoothie Bowls

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As regular readers of this blog, you’re all familiar with Smoothie Bowls, of course. :-) You may have also seen my Basic Recipe for Açaí Bowls. Well, today I’m adding a new bowl to the family: Green Smoothie Bowls, a wonderfully thick…

Recipe: Coconut Date Energy Balls with Raspberries for Valentine's Day

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Hello my dears! Though I’m not really a Valentine’s Day kinda person, I decided to spontaneously whip up a little V-Day recipe yesterday. The result: Coconut Date Pralines with Raspberries. This recipe is as easy as it gets, since it only…

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…

Recipe: Christmas Energy Balls

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Okay, so we all (over)indulge during the holidays – but it’s worth getting a few healthy snacks in there as well! My husband and I are both fans of these date-based Christmas Energy Balls, which get their seasonal cred from the gingerbread…

Basic Recipe for a Power Breakfast: Açaí Bowls

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Okay, okay … so the weather isn’t exactly “tropical” up here in Hamburg at the moment, but I’d still love to introduce you to my Basic Recipe for a Power Breakfast: Açaí Bowls. (These bowls are hugely popular in the USA, as you can…

Recipe: DIY Pumpkin Spice Latte (No Added Sugar)

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We had an absolutely wonderful autumn vacation in the USA! All the pumpkin patches along California’s Highway 1 were just teeming with pumpkins, and every store was selling pumpkin something-or-other. Heaven for all pumpkin lovers! Pumpkin…

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: 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…

Clean Eating Snack: Edamame with Sea Salt

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Since my most recent Clean Eating snack recipe, Roasted Chickpeas, was such a big hit with you guys, I’ve decided to post another snack recipe today! I’m always getting requests for delicious, healthy, compliant snacks in the context of…

Clean Eating Snack: Roasted Chickpeas

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Today I’m happy to share another recipe for a snack that’s tasty, healthy, and super quick to prepare and fits perfectly into Project: Sugar-Free and the Clean Eating concept: Roasted Chickpeas. In addition to vegetable proteins, chickpeas…

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: Cheesy Savoy Cabbage Chips (Vegan)

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A few weeks ago, I posted a pic on Instagram of Heimatgut’s vegan “cheese” flavor savoy cabbage chips, which I picked up at German supermarket chain Veganz. The chips were excellent, but they were just a little too pricey to justify purchasing…

Recipe: Make-Your-Own Almond Milk

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Whether it’s in my Overnight Oats, Porridge, or for baking, I use a lot of almond milk and other nut milks, since they make great alternatives to dairy milk. Here in Germany, however, milk alternatives are not allowed to officially be called…

Healthy Sweets Plate for Santa + Spiced Cardamom Rose Water Energy Balls Recipe

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When I was a kid, we used to leave out colorful plates of sweets for Santa to nibble on when he showed up (I know in the USA, they do this with milk and cookies). I’ve always loved these assortments of (mostly) sweets, and for several years…

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…

Healthy Snacks: Make Your Own Veggie Chips

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What do you crave more: chips or chocolate? Savory or sweet? I gotta say, I like ‘em both way too much! Which of course leads to that all-too-common problem: once that bag of chips or bar of chocolate is open, it’s all gonna get eaten (I…

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…

Basic Recipe: 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: 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…

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…

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…

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…

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: 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…

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: 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: 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: 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: 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,…