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Blueberry Scones

Blueberry Scones

These are the best blueberry scones I’ve ever made! They are bursting with juicy blueberries and they’re buttery and moist with a perfectly crisp exterior. And… they are healthier than most! This “best ever” scone recipe is made with spelt flour and fine cuts oats, and just a little unrefined Muscovado cane sugar (only 35g!) […]

Vegan Gluten-Free Carrot Cake

Vegan Gluten-Free Carrot Cake

I finally made a cake that I can get excited about. A simple carrot cake that is refined sugar-free and gluten-free…and most of all delicious! It’s naturally sweetened with Medjool dates and a little pure Canadian syrup, so, sweet but not so sweet. Let’s say flavorful….and moist…and perfectly dense. There’s ground oats and almonds, plus […]

Granola Recipe with Figs, Coconut and Nuts

Granola Recipe with Figs, Coconut and Nuts

Are you ready for a new homemade granola recipe? About time, right? Well, say hello to a simple and delicious granola with figs, coconut and crunchy nuts! It’s got almonds AND walnuts, cause they are my go-to granola nuts. Love them. And then there’s the coconut. Flaked natural coconut that gets all toasty in the […]

Spinach and Ricotta Stuffed Shells in Cast Iron Pan

Spinach and Ricotta Stuffed Shells

Spinach and ricotta stuffed shells are an easy and flavorful dinner for any night of the week! The jumbo shells are stuffed with ricotta, parmesan, spinach, parsley, pine nuts, chili flakes, and sautéed onions and garlic — giving them SOoo much flavor! It’s comfort food at its best. Which is exactly why I decided to […]

Coconut Chicken with Tomatoes & Spinach

Coconut Chicken with Tomatoes & Spinach

Here’s an insanely easy coconut chicken recipe that gets dinner on the table in 30-minutes. With this one-pan dish, the herb-coated chicken simmers away in a broth with coconut milk, along with sun-dried tomatoes and vine-ripened baby roma tomatoes. Then finally, with gently sautéed spinach. As a result: tender and moist chicken that and is […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Easy Apple Pear Phyllo Tart Recipe

Easy Apple Pear Phyllo Tart

Simple, delicious AND perfect for those who don’t like super sweet desserts. That’s me! I love savory. And that’s what’s so great about this apple pear phyllo tart. It relies mainly on the natural flavors of the apples and pear. Though, I also use a little pure organic unrefined mascobado cane sugar to add a […]

healthy chocolate chip cookies recipe made with wholemeal spelt flour, oats, flax seeds, unsweetened apple sauce, virgin coconut oil and natural raw cane sugar mascobado

Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies (Vegan)

Three words come to mind here. I love these. Or better yet… to die for. Yes, healthy chocolate chip cookies that I am ready to die for. Okay, not literally. And nor are they literally healthy. I’d say they are relatively healthy. Take a look at standard chocolate chips cookies. Or at least the kind […]

Kartoffelknoedel (German potato dumplings) with mushroom gravy, vegetarian recipe

German Parsnip & Potato Dumplings with Mushroom Gravy

Potato Dumplings. Sometimes a simple, traditional meal can make others so incredibly happy. A.k.a zee German, my liebling Schwabe. First of all it’s not another salad. But of course, as a vegetable fanatic I had to include a little extra veg, even in these dumplings. Parsnips. Sweet and versatile parsnips. All in good measure of […]

easy to prepare spinach, goat cheese and potato quiche recipe made with crème fraîche, sun-dried tomatoes, baby roma tomatoes and fresh thyme

Spinach, Goat Cheese and Potato Quiche

Quiche. Spinach, goat cheese and potato quiche. Yum. Make this quiche your breakfast, lunch or dinner. Or even serve it at Easter brunch, for a comforting weekend breakfast at home. This deliciously light quiche can even been made ahead. Awesome! And the best thing is it’s not that heavy, so it won’t leave you in […]

Buckwheat Tahini Pancakes with Banana, Gluten-free, Dairy-free

Buckwheat Tahini Pancakes

Protein-rich buckwheat tahini pancakes = my new Sunday breakfast of choice. Love them. Most of us enjoy pancakes, and you may know by now that I LOVE pancakes. As do all Canadians! It’s our favorite way to use maple syrup! ;-) And listen to this — they have no refined sugar. Cause they’ve got some […]

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 — […]

Canadian Buttermilk Pancakes

Canadian Buttermilk Pancakes

It makes me ridiculously happy to know to that a simple plate of traditional Canadian buttermilk pancakes can brighten up a Sunday morning. Not that it isn’t enough knowing that it’s Sunday morning, but when you live in Hamburg like I do, there is a big chance that the weather might just not play along. […]

Braided Chocolate Spelt Bread

Braided Chocolate Spelt Bread

Easter is coming and I was asked to make a Züpfe (Swiss braided bread) or Dreikönigskuchen (Secret Surprise Bread, as I like to call it). Yes, it is full of surprises. The “three kings cake” is a traditional sweet bread roll that has a special hidden treat (heatproof of course) baked inside one of the […]

Orange Oatmeal Cookies with Nuts and Coconut

Orange Oatmeal Cookies with Nuts and Coconut

Here’s another one of my family’s favorite cookies. And newly, mine as well. These cookies are my idea of baked perfection. Simple to make and deliciously light. This cookie is a softer cookie, a chewy oatmeal cookie that is only slightly sweet, one with a delicate coconut and orange flavors and plenty of crunchy walnuts, […]

Bird’s Nest Cookies, Thumb Print Cookies with Raspberry Jam

Bird’s Nest Cookies

Bird’s nest cookies (also called thumbprint cookies) are one of those classic holiday baking cookies that remind you of why homemade baking is just so good. They are super easy to make and are one of those things people seem to love: buttery cookies with a tasty jam filling. What’s not to love? These are, […]

Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies with Spelt Flour

Soft Chocolate Chippers

If there is a “Hall of Fame” for cookies, then my Aunt Heather’s 30-year-old recipe for soft chocolate chippers would have definitely found a place there. Praise be to her for delivering this recipe to me. They are irresistible. Okay, admittedly, I adapted the recipe just a little. But I’ll tell you how a little […]

Pasta with prosciutto and peas

Pasta with Prosciutto and Peas in a Cream Sauce

Give peas a chance. Peas are much more than boring. Bursting with green goodness, they can be ridiculously yummy! Harmonious and perfect together with pasta, they add a delicious sweet flavor that is an amazing complement to the refined saltiness of prosciutto. Tossed in a creamy sauce, this makes the perfect, yum factor meal for […]