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Recipe: Pasta with Rustic Roasted Vegetables

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

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Recipe: One-Pot Pumpkin Curry

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!   One-Pot Pumpkin Curry Rezept drucken Rezept drucken servings Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time Passive Time ZUTATEN: 1 red onion small1 red chili pepper1 TBSP coconut oil*1 TBSP caraway ground50 […]

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

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 you’d like me to share first. The One-Pot Pasta with Spinach and […]

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Recipe: Mushroom Stir-Fry with Quinoa and String Beans

There’s a recipe that I look forward to every time autumn comes rolling back around, and I just have to share it with you! Three years ago I posted my recipe for Quinoa Stir-Fry with Chanterelles, Green Beans, and Pears, but I figured it was time to give it a little update and share it […]

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RECIPE: ZUCCHINI ROLLS WITH MEDITERRANEAN FILLING | HEALTHY BBQ

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, and pine nuts. Roll up the zucchini strips and fix with a skewer – done! […]

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

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 developing winter and Christmas recipes, I probably wouldn’t be cooking […]

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

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 with corn syrup and refined sugars – which you may well be aware of […]

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Recipe: Baked Sweet Potatoes with Spinach and Roasted Chickpeas

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 a baked sweet potato recipe (“Ofen-Süßkartoffel,” p. 102); here, we add creamy sautéed spinach and savory […]

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

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 on my blog around three years ago; I love them as both a snack and an […]

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

Today I’m excited to share the final component of my Clean Eating German Christmas Menu’s main course: Serviettenknödel, a type of German bread dumpling whose name literally translates to “napkin dumpling.” Traditionally, Serviettenknödel were made by wrapping a tube of dumpling dough in a clean cloth napkin. These days, most cooks choose to use cling […]

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

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 are traditionally made with meat: duck, veal, pork, etc. (in fact, Geschnetzeltes literally translates to “sliced meat”). Here, we leave […]

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Recipe: Pumpkin Lentil Spread

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 my second spread, one that goes perfectly with the autumn season: Pumpkin Lentil […]

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Recipe: Beetroot Spread

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 Spread can be found here.) Store-bought vegetarian and vegan spreads – even organic […]

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Recipe: Baked Pumpkin with Red Onions and Rosemary

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 (among other foods) were all omitted in Phase 1 of the challenge, so I’ve been posting […]

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

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 and Minted Coconut-Milk Yogurt. (If you omit the dates, it’s also compliant with Phase 1!) I […]

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Recipe: Gluten-Free Pasta with Almond Basil Pesto

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 just how many readers would be missing pasta so much! […]

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

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 posted so many more sweet breakfasts than savory ones But today I’ve got a savory breakfast […]

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

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 Western France – and unlike crêpes made from white flour, they’re usually stuffed […]

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

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 1 of the Sugar-Free Challenge! :-) (P.S. There’s also a Beetroot Shakshuka now, too :-).  Feel […]

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

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 from tomatoes, chili, and onions. There are also many others variations: check out my Green Shakshuka, […]

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Recipe: Beetroot Bolognese with Quinoa

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 gluten-free diet, now’s a good time to broaden your pasta […]

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

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 Bread (from my book Coconut Cooking), the recipe for which I shared with […]

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Avocado Special Part 2: Buying and Storing Avocados + Recipe

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 when shopping. Keeping them fresh was also a mystery […]

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Avocado Special Part 1: Avocado the Superfood + Recipe

PROMOTION Avocados are everywhere! On Instagram you’ll find avocado roses (find them at #avocadorose, #avocadoflower, and #avocadolove), avocado on (sweet potato) toast (often with a poached egg), and then all over newspapers, magazines, and blogs. When I announced on Instagram last week that I’d be doing a special series on avocados, the response was super enthusiastic – […]

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Recipe: Oven-Roasted Aspargus with Wild Herb Pesto

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 asparagus-centric dish that’s quick and easy to make, quite light despite the use of […]

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

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 best-known fermented vegetables are probably sauerkraut (white cabbage preserved by lactic acid fermentation) and kimchi (from Korean cuisine […]

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Recipe: Oven-Roasted Summer Vegetables

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! (Though to be honest, we also had two days in Mallorca where […]

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

A few weeks ago I was invited to a bread tasting at the family-run Hamburg company Steinmetz, which is the oldest bread maker in Germany! I got to try all kinds of bread and ended up making a Panzanella, a hearty and satisfying Mediterranean bread salad. It works great as a side dish at BBQs […]

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Recipe: Quinoa Stir-Fry with Chanterelles and String Beans

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 two huge projects. (What are they, you ask? You’ll find out […]

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Clean Eating Snack: Roasted Chickpeas

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 are rich in dietary fiber, which fills you up without weighing you down. Roasted chickpeas are also a […]

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

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 for the blog, leaving out the hemp seeds and a few other ingredients and […]

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

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 any free time at the moment. And that’s why things […]

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Recipe: Baked Potato with Swiss Chard and Gouda Cheese

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 of the Baked Potatoes with Swiss Chard […]

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Recipe: Quinoa Tabouleh

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 was uniformly positive! The beauty of this salad is that it’s super […]

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Recipe: Vegan Celeriac Carrot Bolognese

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

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Recipe: One-Pot Pasta

“One-Pan Pasta” or “One-Pot Pasta,” which is often attributed to Martha Stewart, has been haunting the Internet for some time now and has even started making it into offline cookbooks and food magazines. One-pot dishes are a massive trend, and in the USA, they’ve actually started referring to them Wonderpots – which just about sums it […]

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RECIPE: ROASTED POTATO SALAD AND A REVIEW OF “LA VEGANISTA”

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 great so far, but the Roasted Potato Salad is a standout – which is […]

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Recipe: Stuffed Mushrooms with Spinach

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 shop with a shopping list and plan my meals […]

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Recipe: Onion Tart with Thyme

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!  Onion Tart with Thyme Rezept drucken Rezept drucken servings Prep Time 15 minutes Cook […]

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Recipe: Beetroot Risotto

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 in the coming days – prepped a few beets at once. I use a pressure […]

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Recipe: Tagliatelle with Pumpkin Parmesan Sauce

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! Tagliatelle with Pumpkin Parmesan Sauce is a super quick recipe – it’s ready […]

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

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 important to me. Feel free to leave out the blue cheese […]

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

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

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Recipe: Autumn Pumpkin Risotto

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 I promise it’s just as good! :-) What’s neat about this recipe is that the scooped-out […]