Month: October 2016

Roasted Cumin Cauliflower and Millet Salad with Arugula, Parsley, Lemon, Chili and Pine Nuts

Roasted Cumin Cauliflower and Millet Salad

Roasted cumin cauliflower. Yep, I’m becoming ultra-hip. So here it is, I finally found a way to make cauliflower taste great. A year ago with all the cauliflower hype I would never have believed it. But it’s true. Cauliflower, as unloved as it has been in my eyes, can truly taste great. I gave it […]

Hazelnut Nutella with Raw Cacao, Vanilla & Maple Syrup (Vegan)

Homemade Nutella – Better than the Original

This is soon to be your new obsession. Homemade Nutella. What’s so great about it? Well for one, not only is it made with lots of roasted hazelnuts, but it also packed with other good things. There’s superfood organic raw cacao powder, pure bourbon vanilla, Canadian maple syrup, unsweetened almond milk and another superfood — […]

Roasted Thai Butternut Squash Carrot Soup

Roasted Thai Butternut Squash Carrot Soup

Simple ingredients and so delicious – that’s this roasted Thai butternut squash carrot soup. It’s the pinnacle of fall. It’s autumn in a bowl. Oven roasted butternut squash, carrots, red Thai curry, ginger… need I say more? Plus it’s healthy. There is no cream, no butter, yet it has a marvelous velvety texture. Butternut squash […]

Tahini Green Beans and Potatoes

Tahini Green Beans and Potatoes

Green beans and potatoes are a classic combination, reminding me once again that the simplest recipes are often the best. The magic of this side dish is the tahini dressing. A lemon-tahini-cumin dressing to be exact. Oh and lets not forgot about fresh parsley. it’s a key ingredient to making the overall flavor magical. We […]

quinoa salad with roasted eggplant and cherry tomatoes recipe

Quinoa with Roasted Eggplant and Cherry Tomatoes

If it weren’t for the fact that I am the only person in my family who likes eggplant (aubergine), you’d find a whole lot more of it here. Yes, there are those times when I cook it just for me or other times when I sneak it into a dish, just like this recipe for […]

Oma’s Apple Crumble (APFELKRÜMEL)

Oma’s Apple Crumble (APFELKRÜMEL)

Inside this apple crumble are a number of tender apples and crumble topping that provides plenty of sweetness and crunch. This is an original German recipe that has been passed down for generations, thanks to my friend Ines’s Oma. It’s a simple recipe that uses just a little more than a handful of ingredients and […]

Grünkern (Spelt)-Lentil Chili with Kale Recipe

Lentil Chili with Grünkern & Kale

Lentil chili is this simple. It requires just one pot (hallelujah!), some basic ingredients, is totally flexible and comes together in less than 1 hour. And most of that time you can sit back and enjoy a glass of wine… ahem, I mean cup of tea. Yes, this one-pot wonder is that easy, plus it’s […]

za'atar roasted carrots and chickpeas

Za’atar Roasted Carrots and Chickpeas

Enter stage left for it’s grand debut; za’atar roasted carrots and chickpeas. There are those occasions when I get stuck on a new flavor. Sumac is one of them, but there is also something new (new to my kitchen) that I have been wanted to experiment with. Za’atar. I’ve been waiting for fall to roll […]

Roasted Hokkaido Pumpkin and Barley Salad

Roasted Hokkaido Pumpkin and Barley Salad

This roasted hokkaido pumpkin and barley salad is proof that fall has definitely arrived! Which means I have moved on from light summery salads to more substantial ones; salads made from seasonal vegetables like pumpkins, root vegetables, and my favorite… kale. Despite the arrival of autumn, I have yet to reach the soup state. Right […]

Pear Quinoa Salad with Arugula & Roasted Hazelnuts, Parmesan, Orange Dressing

Pear Quinoa Salad with Arugula and Roasted Hazelnuts

Light and healthy this pear quinoa salad with arugula and roasted hazelnuts is not like your ordinary bunny food. Yes, of course it’s a salad, but it’s a salad that’s packed with nutrient-dense, plant-based protein. Yes, we can thank quinoa’s super abilities as a complete protein for that. Plus there’s some hazelnuts in the mix […]

buckwheat pancakes, gluten-free

Buckwheat Pancakes

I happen to love buckwheat pancakes. Okay maybe they aren’t the sexiest sounding pancakes around. Yeah, buckwheat sounds a little too healthy for some of us. But really they are worth trying – you may just fall in love with buckwheat’s nutty flavor. Plus they are naturally gluten-free with no added sugar. I have two […]