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: 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: 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,…

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: 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: 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: PEANUT BUTTER BANANA POST-WORKOUT SHAKE

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In one of my recent posts, I detailed my exercise program (and why I’m such a big advocate of strength training and can’t recommend it enough). When I head out to exercise in the morning, I usually don’t eat anything beforehand – and…

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 variant,…

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,…

MY DIY BREAD MIX FOR PHASE 1 OF THE SUGAR-FREE CHALLENGE IN COOPERATION WITH PURE FOOD STORE

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PROMOTION Update September 2018: Ich bin inzwischen Teil des Pure Food Stores (meinen Beitrag dazu findet ihr hier) und wir haben die Brotbackmischung überarbeitet. Unseren Signature Brot-Mix findet ihr hier! My dears, I can FINALLY tell…

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…

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…

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 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…

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: LAMB’S LETTUCE WITH TORNADO POTATOES AND WARM POTATO DRESSING #POTATODAY

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PROMOTION Last Saturday I had the pleasure of running another blogger workshop: the German potato campaigners at diekartoffel.de (“the potato”) invited me to celebrate #potatoday, where I put together a Clean Eating menu with a group of…

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…

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: 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 recipes.…

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…

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…

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 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: 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: PERSIMMON BREAKFAST BOWL

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PROMOTION I’ve got another beautiful breakfast bowl for you! This one uses the bright orange “Rojo Brillante” persimmon from Persimon® BOUQUET as a base. The Spanish “Rojo Brillante” persimmons are rather large and have an ovoid…

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…

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…

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: COFFEE BANANA SMOOTHIE

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I gotta admit: since I attended a blogger breakfast hosted by Tchibo a few weeks ago, I’ve developed a bit of coffee fever. Okay, not just a “bit” – I have major coffee fever right now! Or maybe it’s that I just finished a “water…

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: 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: 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…

CHOLESTEROL-CONSCIOUS NUTRITION + RECIPE (COCONUT RICE WITH BOK COY AND CAULIFLOWER)

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PROMOTION Cholesterol-conscious eating – sounds pretty boring at first, doesn’t it? But I promise you, it’s anything but! It’s super important to me that my recipes are free from unhealthy fats while also being delicious – sure,…

RECIPE: MANGO LASSI OVERNIGHT OATS

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I know that many of you love Overnight Oats just as much as I do – and that’s why I thought it was about time to post another recipe! I’ve made my Mango Lassi Overnight Oats several times in the past few weeks, and recently I’ve even…

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!…

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: 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…

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: BAKED POTATO WITH SWISS CHARD AND CHEESE + TOMATO SALAD

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After check out 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 asked all of you on Instagram if you wanted…

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…

RECIPE: SPINACH AND EGG SALAD

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A few weeks ago, an elderly gentleman (who could easily have been my grandfather) started a conversation with me in the supermarket checkout line. He pointed toward the conveyor belt and asked, “What kind of leaves are those?” Not unfriendly…

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.…

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: 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…

BASIC RECIPE FOR A POWER BREAKFAST: OVERNIGHT OATS

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In spring and summer, I don’t mind getting up early to prepare a healthy breakfast for myself. But as soon as autumn rolls around and it starts getting darker and colder, I’d much rather spend that extra time curled up in bed. This all makes…

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: 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…