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banana brew

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Breakfast / Snacks
banana brew

New year, new me, new tool! Guess what, I got a nutribullet look alike and downloaded a nutribullet app. Here’s the first recipe I tried and ❤️ it. banana brew (yields about 500 ml) 1 frozen banana 2 tablespoons cashews 2 tablespoons rolled oats 1 tablespoons cacao powder 1 pinch ground cardamom 1/2 cup coffee 1 cup unsweetened nutmilk  

golden milk smoothie to-go

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Viktoria in front of the British Museum

Do you remember my post about the many benefits of ayurvedic golden milk? Well, this is a light and vegan version of it.  Curcumin, the active agent in turmeric is packed with anti-inflammatories and antioxidants.  It has been proven to fight free radicals, to rejuvenate the cells, cleanse the liver, protect the heart, boost moods and support the brain. golden milk smoothie to-go 250ml almond or hazelnut milk 1 banana 1 tablespoon coconut oil 1/2 teaspoon turmeric […]

3 ingredients raw apple sauce

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apples, dates, vanilla and cinnamon

This might be the fastest and easiest way to make a yummy apple sauce. Tastes like the real thing just fresher. It just takes a 1 : 1 apple to date ratio and a generous pinch of vanilla. Cinnamon is optional, but I love the flavour as it gets colder. 3 ingredients raw apple sauce (yields 2-3 servings) 3 apples 3 medjool dates, pitted a pinch of vanilla To help it blend, put a little […]

vegan pull-apart cake

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pull-apart cake

It feels as if this summer has gone much too quickly. The warm and sunny mornings, the lazy afternoons under the big umbrella in the garden . Cappuccinos and sweet extravaganzas prepared by my oldest daughter Viktoria who always brings something new and fancy into our “test kitchen”.   pull-apart cake for the dough: 150g flour 100g freshly ground spelt flour 150ml almond milk (lukewarm) 1/2 sachet dry yeast (= about 2 teaspoons) 2 teaspoons sugar […]

upside-down plum cake

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upside down plum cake

This upside down cake is perfect to use up the last bit of summer fruit.  We ate it for breakfast on my daughter’s birthday. Here’s how to make upside-down plum cake 500g plums, pitted and cut into wedges 150g butter (3 tablespoons for the base layer, rest for the batter) 3 tablespoons brown sugar (I used muscobado) 100g sugar 2 pinches of sea salt 2 eggs 120 ml milk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 teaspoons baking […]

black rice, coconut cream and mango

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black rice, coconut cream and mango

black rice, coconut cream and mango 1 cup whole grain black rice 1 tablespoon sugar ( best is palm sugar) a pinch of salt 2 cups water canned coconut milk or coconut cuisine 1 ripe mango In a saucepan combine rice, sugar, salt and water.  Bring to a boil, then lower the temperature to a minimum. Cook for 40 minutes with the lid on. Serve the rice hot or cold. Before serving add coconut cream […]

gooseberry relish

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gooseberry relish

gooseberry relish (by Yotam Ottolenghi) 750g gooseberries or plums 180g  sugar 1/2 orange (rind shaved in strips) 10g fresh root ginger, peeled and cut into thin matchsticks 1 cinnamon stick Place the gooseberries, the sugar, the orange rind, ginger and cinnamon in a sauce pan and cook on medium-low heat for roughly 30 minutes, until a semi thick compote consistency has formed. Set aside to cool.   Enjoy with pancakes or waffles and whipped cream!

matcha almond smoothie

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matcha powdered green tea

Matcha literally means “powdered tea.” In Japan, originally it has been used to aid in the practice of meditation. Matcha is rich in a rare amino acid known as L-Theanine, which creates alpha waves in the brain  – a state of relaxed alertness. This is about focus and attentiveness without the side effects of being  over-caffeinated. Another health benefit comes from a potent antioxidant called Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCg) that exists in quantities up to 20 times […]