All posts tagged: Vegan

Best Ever Double Chocolate Brownie Bread

Double Chocolate Brownie Bread (Vegan)

I really mean it when I say that this double chocolate brownie bread is the BEST EVER I’ve ever made. I only other thing that comes close to it are these — real brownies. This chocolate bread is equally addictive, but a whole lot healthier. It’s made with spelt flour, just a little muscovado sugar […]

Tahini-based Vegan Caesar Salad with Mixed Seeds & Herbs

Vegan Caesar Salad with Mixed Seeds & Herbs

I’m feeling a little bit of vegan Caesar salad love. And not for a cashew-based kind of vegan dressing, but rather a tahini-based Caesar salad dressing. Packed with flavor, I am simply in love! This is the kind of dressing that only needs greens. Okay, I added some roasted seeds and fresh herbs. Yes, breaking […]

Vegan Coconut Chickpea Curry Recipe with Sweet Potato, Carrots, Turmeric, Spinach

Coconut Chickpea Curry with Sweet Potato

Creamy coconut chickpea curry! Oh how I love thee. This one’s a delicious mashup of the Indian subcontinent meets Southeast Asia. Onions, carrots, good ole taters and sweet potatoes are slow cooked in a rich tomato sauce spiced with ground coriander, cumin, cinnamon, turmeric and cayenne together with fresh ginger, garlic and red chili. To […]

Vegan double chocolate banana bread recipe with almonds, spelt flour and chia seeds. Refined sugar-free

Double Chocolate Banana Bread (vegan)

Dark chocolate lovers this one’s for you. A healthy double chocolate banana bread. And it’s vegan too! Yep, this is what my ideal snack looks like. Okay, not that it happens every week or anything, but sometimes it’s nice to have something chocolatey to give you a boost when that afternoon slump hits. I guess […]

Lentil Quinoa Eggplant Salad Recipe, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free

Lentil Quinoa Eggplant Salad

Listen up aubergine-adverse. Here’s an eggplant recipe that fully disguises my favorite purple vegetable. A warm lentil quinoa eggplant salad. The secret is always in the sauce. The trick… peeled eggplant that is slow cooked in a tomato-y sauce with a little chili and cayenne until tender. Okay, of course I could recognise that there […]

Giant White Beans with No-Cook Tomato Sauce

Giant White Beans with No-Cook Tomato Sauce

This dish with giant white beans in a no-cook tomato sauce has got to be the easiest thing to put together while on holiday. Especially in the south of France where ripe tomatoes are plentiful, as is fresh basil. Okay, truth be known, I actually brought the bag of “Riesenbohnen” (aka jumbo or giant beans) […]

Crispy Chickpea and Tomato Salad Recipe (Vegan, Gluten-free)

Crispy Chickpea Tomato Salad

Chickpea tomato salad. Simply in love with it. Fresh summer tomatoes, crisp cumin-coated chickpeas, sweet red onion, and parsley, tossed with just the right amount of olive oil and sunshiny lemon juice has the makings of becoming my absolute favourite summer salad! The best part about it is that you can make this recipe in […]

Protein Smoothie Bowl Recipe with Silken Tofu and Berries

Protein Smoothie Bowl

Not only are smoothie bowls totally trendy, but they are pretty darn delicious too. These super-bowls are filling, nutrient-packed, and can be packed with anything from leafy greens, tropical fruit, to creamy avocado. In this case silken tofu. Silken tofu is a great choice for adding plant-based protein to a smoothie. It has a light […]

Lemony Lentil Herb Salad with Bulgur Recipe, vegetarian, vegan, low-fat

Lemony Lentil Herb Salad with Bulgur

This lemony lentil herb salad simply sings “summer”. With fresh herbs in abundance, and summer’s sweetest varieties of tomatoes available it’s so easy to make simple salads taste great. This one is a simple and tasty mix of fresh parsley, cilantro and mint and bright citrusy flavors from fresh lemon and sumac (a spice dear […]

Fresh figs for Blackberry & Fig Pistachio Oat Crumble (Vegan and Gluten-free)

Blackberry & Fig Pistachio Oat Crumble (V + GF)

This blackberry and fig pistachio oat crumble is about as simple and basic as they come, and though it’s vegan and gluten-free it’s just as delicious as you can expect any summer crisp or crumble to be. Prepared with coconut oil, it’s completely dairy-free. And thanks to pistachios, almond meal, and gluten-free oats, it’s also […]

hummus flavored with cumin, cayenne and sumac

Quick Hummus with Sumac

The secret to a good traditional hummus is really no secret. The ingredients are simple: chickpeas, tahini, garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, and salt. Nothing more, nothing less — a simple middle-eastern classic made from best quality and fresh ingredients. I do love that there are so many creative variations, fusions and fresh flavors that […]

Simple Carrot and Fennel Soup with Coriander and Cayenne

Simple Carrot and Fennel Soup

Let’s talk fall. Let’s talk fall in Hamburg. I don’t know what the weather is like where you are, but here wet, windy and beyond chilly. Which means I am desperately seeking cold weather comfort — in which case, means a simple unassuming little bowl of carrot and fennel soup. For me, soups and stews […]

Kürbissuppe, Ginger Chili Hokkaido Soup with Coconut Milk, Pumpkin, Squash

Ginger Chili Hokkaido Soup

Love them or loathe them, pumpkin and winter squash are a sure sign that fall has arrived. Close relatives, there are hundreds of varieties, and they come in endless shapes, sizes, colors and patterns. One of my absolute favorites is a cute little pumpkin (actually a squash) that goes by the name of “Hokkaido”. And […]

Jeweled Couscous Salad with radishes, oranges, arugula, cilantro, red cabbage

Couscous Salad with Radishes and Oranges

Oh my. How can a salad jeweled with so many beautifully vivid hues be anything but utterly delicious? It is. It’s magical. Actually, what is truly magical is couscous. It’s so easy. It almost does all the work itself. Of course there are a few special methods for preparing it. One of which I stumbled […]

Vegan, Vegetarian, Flexitarian, Pescatarian, and Pollotarian Explained

I recently discovered that there is actually a term for people who follow a vegetarian diet 90% of the time (give or take) – it’s called “flexitarian”. Technically, flexitarian doesn’t actually even fall into any of the many “levels” of vegetarianism, or types of vegetarian diets, but it get an honorable mention — a “very […]