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…

One-Pot Pumpkin Curry

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This warming winter One-Pot Pumpkin Curry is super special: it was developed in collaboration with the members of the Project: Sugar-Free Facebook group. Enjoy! [recipe] Made the recipe? Share with me and the community! Post your…

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…

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: 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: 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 & 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: 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: 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: 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…

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…

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: 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…

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: 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: 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…