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matcha almond smoothie

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Breakfast / Drinks
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 […]

homemade granola + mixed seed milk

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homemade granola 2 handful almonds 1 large handful dried mulberries (or dried apricots) 1 tablespoon coconut oil 8 Medjool dates 1 large handful dried goji berries 2 tablespoons honey 100g mixed seeds 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg 100g rolled oats 100ml water Remove stones and hard ends from the dates and chop each into quarters. Place in a container along with the dried goji berries (if they are very dry and hard). Cover with the water leaving […]

2 tiramisu – Fabrizio’s original and a dairy-free version

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Breakfast / Cakes + Cookies / Sweets

For Easter I wanted to present you with our favourite Tiramisu recipes. The classic recipe comes directly from Rome, to be precise from Fabrizio, a good family friend. The other one is a dairy free version I came up with so that my oldest daughter could enjoy it too! We made half of each recipe in the same dish, and in the end we sprinkled dark chocolate dots on one side to tell them apart later. […]

no-knead bread

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no-knead bread-1

I never thought no-knead bread would turn out to be such a winner. It’s crust is simply divine. No kneading is requested, no machines, no fancy ingredients, very little effort – just a hot oven and a good planning, because there’s one essential ingredient – TIME. no-knead bread 3 cups flour 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon dry yeast 1 teaspoon sugar 1 1/2 cups lukewarm water In a large bowl combine flour, yeast, salt and sugar. Add […]

raspberry kanten with Greek yoghurt, braised bananas and roasted pine nuts

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.. Kanten contains a sea vegetable called agar agar, which turns liquid into jelly. This works well with any kind of berry or combination of berries. raspberry kanten (adapted from the kind diet by Alicia Silverstone) serves 4-6 2 cups raspberries fresh or frozen and thawed 4 cups apple or quince juice 1 tablespoon fresh orange juice pinch of sea salt 3 tablespoons agar agar a few drops ginger juice ( grate a piece of […]

Uli’s unique cupcakes

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Uli is a good friend, a slow fooder, and he’s absolutely excellent in pastry making.  His cupcakes (although I’m not a friend of cupcakes usually) have been a surprise in deliciousness when he gave me to taste them for the first time.  Here’s the recipe for you. Uli’s  unique cupcakes 2 eggs 2 tablespoons melted butter 1/4 l milk 300g flour 70g sugar 3 teaspoons baking powder a pinch of salt Place eggs, melted butter and milk in […]

coconut pancakes for breakfast and a forest walk

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coconut pancakes

Merry Christmas to all of you! Coconut pancakes with Greek yoghurt and pomegranate  180g rice flour 3 tablespoons sugar 1 pinch of salt 5 eggs 400g coconut cream 2 tablespoons oil or butter for frying Combine ingredients in a mixing bowl or in a blender. Batter should be rather liquid in consistency. Heat a non-stick pan over low heat. Pour in a small amount of batter (about 4 tablespoons to form a thin pancake.Continue until […]

spiced butternut squash bread

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Spiced butternut squash bread 1 1/2 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon vanilla powder 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom a pinch of ground nutmeg 1 teaspoon grated ginger 1 cup butternut squash purée * 1 cup sugar 1/2 cup vegetable oil 2 large eggs, beaten 1/4 cup water 1/2 cup toasted chopped walnuts or pecans * to make butternut squash purée Cut butternut squash in half lengthwise and remove […]

Ketut Sri Nadi’s Dadar Cake

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dadar cake, fruit and coconut

In Bali we got to enjoy Ketut’s Dadar Cake, a Pandan scented crêpe filled with coconut and palm sugar syrup. We loved it so much that we had it nearly every morning for breakfast together with a fruit plate and a freshly opened coconut. It made me more than happy that one day Ketut invited me to join her into the kitchen to give me a master class in dadar cake cooking. I tried to make it […]