Year: 2017

Walnut Date Loaf with Hokkaido Pumpkin Recipe, Vegan, Gluten-free

Walnut Date Loaf with Hokkaido (Vegan + GF)

Friends! Meet my new favorite bread. A walnut date loaf made with shredded hokkaido pumpkin. It’s a super bread of sorts. Super easy, super healthy and super delicious. Plus it’s gluten-free and vegan! Yep, this pumpkin bread has so many good things going on. It’s tender, moist, subtly spiced and something I think you are […]

Oven Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic Cream and Pork Belly Recipe

Oven Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic Cream

It’s the time of year again, so I am busting out another Brussels sprouts recipe. This time, oven roasted Brussels sprouts with smoked pork belly and balsamic cream. Smoked pork belly is kind of a new addition cause I really thought I could convince anyone teetering between camp ” hate ’em, leave ’em” to come […]

Red Cabbage, Cranberry & Orange Salad

Red Cabbage, Cranberry & Orange Salad

I love simple, raw, shredded red cabbage salads. This red cabbage salad with dried cranberries, sweet and juicy oranges, green onions and fresh-tasting parsley and mint is packed with goodness. I guess you could say coleslaw is sort of a North American thing. And as I discovered also a Scandinavian favorite too. Which makes it […]

Simple Kale Salad with Lemon-Tahini Dressing

Simple Kale Salad with Lemon-Tahini Dressing

Here’s a simple kale salad for lovers of dark leafy greens! Yep, that’s me! I crave kale salads at this time of year. And as you might be wondering just about now…”is this a raw kale salad?”. It most definitely is. A massaged kale salad with good-for-you ingredients like carrot and beet, which are tossed […]

Crunchy Barley Granola with Almonds and Dark Chocolate

Crunchy Barley Granola with Almonds and Dark Chocolate

Homemade granola has never been easier. This crunchy barley granola is made with just 7 ingredients and takes a whole of 35 minutes — start to finish! Oh yeah, and there’s chocolate in it, delicious organic dark chocolate! Oh yeah. YUuuum! How’s that for some tasty breakfast love. And best part is, it’s also healthy […]

Lebanese Roasted Vegetables with Lentils

Lebanese Roasted Vegetables with Lentils

Don’t you just love the warm flavors of Middle Eastern cuisine? In this recipe for Lebanese roasted vegetables you can expect subtle, warm spices that transform roast vegetables into something incredibly tasty. It does require a few spices (six in total), but these are everyday spices that I (and hopefully you) already have them on […]

Dark Chocolate Banana Muffins Recipe, vegan, Gluten-free

Dark Chocolate Banana Muffins (GF + Vegan)

Meet the dark chocolate banana muffins of my dreams. I mean it. They’re fluffy, perfectly chocolatey, naturally gluten-free, dairy free, egg free (yes, vegan!), nut free and totally delicious! Plus they are so perfectly sweet thanks to the banana with amazing caramel-like overtones that come from just a little raw cane muscovado sugar. Seriously, think […]

Asian-Style Broccolini with Sesame

Asian-Style Broccolini with Sesame

If you are looking for a seriously delicious side dish… look no further! Here’s an Asian-style broccolini (called “Bimi” here in Germany) with toasted sesame seeds that is so simple to make and yet still delivers loads of flavor. The key is the combination of toasted sesame oil, rice vinegar and dry-roasted sesame seeds ground […]

Pan-fried Potatoes with Smoked Salmon

Pan-fried Potatoes with Smoked Salmon

Forgot bacon. Smoked salmon takes these fried potatoes to a whole other level. Yes, welcome to delicious! Savory and satisfying, I’m pretty sure you can’t beat the smell of skillet fried garlic, shallots and potatoes. It seems to stir up that sense of “home” and “comfort” and yes…“WEEKEND!”… AND you can try this one for […]

Autumn Chicken and Mushroom Stew

Autumn Chicken and Mushroom Stew

I don’t often share traditional, “homey” type meals like this chicken and mushroom stew, but sometimes, I just feel the need to make a family meal that hopefully everyone is going to love. Kids and adults alike. And something other than spaghetti Bolognese or lasagna Bolognese. These two meals have all too often frequented our […]

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pomegranate and Hazelnuts

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pomegranate and Hazelnuts

So how do you transform these cute little cabbages into something amazing? — Roast them! I love roasted Brussels sprouts! And I particularly love roasted Brussels sprouts with pomegranate and roasted hazelnuts. There are tender sprouts, a hint of lemon, that uniquely sweet-tart flavor of pomegranates and roasted hazelnuts for a great nutty crunch… all […]

Tuscan Kale and White Bean Soup (Ribollita)

Tuscan Kale and White Bean Soup (Ribollita)

If you ask anyone what is a typical Tuscan dish that’s hearty, filling and perfect for a cold winter’s night, you’ll likely get the answer “a traditional Ribollita”, otherwise known as a rustic Tuscan vegetable stew. It’s loaded with dark greens, lots of beans, vegetables and thickened with day-old bread. In my version, which isn’t […]

Radicchio Salad with crème fraîche dressing recipe

Creamy Wintery Radicchio Salad

Whenever I want to add a “splash of color” to my recipes radicchio does the trick. In this salad, radicchio isn’t just there to flaunt its color–it’s the star! At first glance you might think, oh but boring it’s just a radicchio salad…but this salad is anything but boring. The key is the dressing! This […]

Moroccan Spiced Roast Carrots, Potatoes and Chickpeas with Bulgur

Moroccan Spiced Roast Carrots, Potatoes and Chickpeas with Bulgur

With winter around the corner I am always looking for new ways to enjoy vegetables. And being a fan of roasted anything, I wanted to add a little more pep to standard roasted veggies, which is why I came up with this recipe for Moroccan spiced roast carrots, potatoes and chickpeas. And because this is […]

Barley Bowl with Lemon-Spinach Pesto

Barley Bowl with Lemon-Spinach Pesto‏

Okay, I finally understand the ingenuousness of “health bowls”—it’s a fabulous way to enjoy a healthy one-bowl-meal using a mix of grains, fresh vegetables and whatever else you have on hand. In this case, a healthy better-than-rice bowl of barley, fresh spinach, sweet dried cranberries, and toasted pine nuts. End result — an ultra-satisfying, easy […]

Homemade tomato orange soup

Tomato Orange Soup

Simple ingredients is all you need for homemade tomato orange soup — a little onion, pure organic diced tomatoes, fragrant thyme, fresh squeezed orange juice and a just enough cream to richen things up. Those are the core ingredients to a deliciously rich in flavor soup that comes together in less than 30 minutes. Tomato […]

Quinoa with Roasted Parsnips, Carrots and Chickpeas

Quinoa with Roasted Parsnips, Carrots and Chickpeas

Quinoa with roasted parsnips, carrots and love ’em like no tomorrow…chickpeas. Yep, that’s right, all roasted together! But really, this has been one of those midweek meals for when I need to convince myself that carrots are good and not just good for you. Again, here I go trying to hide carrots in food. The […]

Broccolini and Roasted Chickpea Salad with Tahini Dressing, Vegan Recipe

Broccolini and Roasted Chickpea Salad with Tahini Dressing

Guys, there’s so much good going on here! I guess I could have called this broccolini and roasted chickpea salad something like “broccolini bowl”, cause it’s definitely bowl food. Here’s what it’s got going on: tender blanched broccolini tossed in a lemon-tahini dressing topped with Asian-spiced chickpeas roasted in the oven until crispy, a little […]

Za'atar Roasted Cauliflower with Lemon-Parsley Dressing

Za’atar Roasted Cauliflower with Lemon-Parsley Dressing

Seriously delicious. Every time I roast cauliflower I am again completely surprised at how awesome it tastes. And I must say it is particularly good with the flavor of sesame seeds. Which is why I really love it tossed in a salad with a tahini dressing. This time, I went for a za’atar roasted cauliflower. […]