Recipe: Pasta with Rustic Roasted Vegetables

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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…

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…

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!…

Recipe: Apple Rose Cake (No Refined Sugar)

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Hello my dears! Before I start inundating you with Christmas recipes (!), I’d like to share one last autumn recipe with you: Apple Rose Cake (No Refined Sugar). The sweetness comes from the apples, almonds, and just three tablespoons of coconut…

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: Beetroot Pumpkin Baguettes

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Hello my dears! After a short break, I’m back on the blog with a new recipe for all of you: Beetroot Pumpkin Baguettes! Wonderful for autumn, these twisted loaves are a bit more elaborate than “normal” bread – yet the actual prep doesn’t…

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: Mushroom Stir-Fry with Quinoa and String Beans

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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…

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: 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: 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: 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…

Recipe: Chocolate & Vanilla Belgian Waffles (Sugar-Free and Vegan)

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Happy Easter! Do you guys love waffles as much as I do? I think they’re the perfect breakfast item for holidays or lazy Sunday mornings! When time is tight during the week, I usually make something quick and easy like Oatmeal or Overnight…

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: 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: 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…

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

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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…

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 – 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…

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: 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: 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…

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: 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: 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: 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: 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…

Basic Recipe for a Power Breakfast: Ayurvedic Millet Porridge with Sautéed Apricot and Banana

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Today I’ve got another Basic Recipe for a Power Breakfast for all of you: Ayurvedic Porridge! To find out more about the basic principles behind Ayurvedic diets, as well as explanations of the three doshas, check out this post. Breakfast…

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,…

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…

Avocado Special Part 1: Avocado the Superfood + Recipe

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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,…

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…

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

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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…

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…

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…

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: 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. That’s…

Recipe: One-Pot Pasta

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“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…

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

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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,…

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: 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…