All posts tagged: vegan

poached pear with vanilla and cinnamon

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Sweets
apples and pears

I just adore pears. Cute butt shapes and so many ways to prepare them. They are delicious with game, paired with elderberries and quinces for jam , poached or simply eaten out of hand. My pear tree had very little water and a lot of sun this summer and proudly presented me with seven (wow!) ripe pears. Here’s the recipe how I poached them with some lovely spices for my birthday lunch. poached pear with vanilla […]

massaged kale avocado salad

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Lunch / Salads
kale

 1 bunch of kale (tear away the pieces from the stem) 1 avocado 1 lemon salt, pepper and a dash of tamari Rinse and prepare kale into bite sized pieces. Put into a large bowl. Add all the remaining ingredients. Massage into kale until the leaves are soft. My recipe differs slightly from Jill Daltons, but you might watch her video for the perfect “how to”.

raw baby spinach soup

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Lunch / Soups
raw spinach soup

raw baby spinach soup (recipe inspired by Anthony William) 1 generous handful baby spinach 1 orange, peeled 2 tomatoes 1/2 avocado chili salt and freshly ground black pepper For more spiciness add a clove of garlic, chili, cilantro or basil. First blend the orange with the tomatoes, then add the remaining ingredients and blend until smooth. Enjoy cold or lukewarm. Top with sprouts, herbs or roasted seeds.

seedy olive oil granola

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Breakfast
seedy olive oil granola

A recipe from Sara Forte’s cookbook the Sprouted Kitchen: Bowl and Spoon. The salty-sweet and slightly spicy granola becomes amazingly addictive when paired with creamy yoghurt, a spoonful of honey and fresh fruit like peaches, raspberries and blueberries.   seedy olive oil granola (makes about 6 cups) 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil 2/3 cup pure maple syrup 3/4 teaspoon sea salt 1/2 teaspoon cardamom 1 teaspoon cinnamon 3 1/2 cups old fashioned oats 2 cups rice […]

Salsa California

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Lunch / Salads
Salsa  California ingredients

Definitely THE sauce of this summer!!   Salsa California 1/2 onion a piece of chili pepper, seeds removed  half a bunch of fresh cilantro leaves 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice or white wine vinegar 1 teaspoon salt 6 ripe tomatoes Blend for a few seconds. Do not over mix, leave chunky. I love it with pasta, grilled fish, salad, vegetables (green beans, asparagus!)  or on grilled ciabatta. Spin-off: Take the Salsa California ingredients, add half a cucumber and […]

Saskatoon berry pie

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Cakes + Cookies
Saskatoon berry pie

The Saskatoon berry pie with its sweet and nutty bottom is as simple as perfect as a pie can be.  If you don’t have an amelanchier close by  (Saskatoon berry is the fruit of the amelanchier) you may use blueberries or cherries instead.   Saskatoon berries fabulous facts The Saskatoon berry is a wild fruit which contains lots of vitamins  A and C as great antioxidants. Vitamin K for clotting, vitamin E for sexual health and good skin, B vitamins […]

German apple pie (not Grandma’s classic)

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Cakes + Cookies
German apple pie

It is wheat-free, egg-free and dairy-free, yet super good – with a deliciously crunchy crust when it comes out of the oven.  German apple pie (not Grandma’s classic) 300g spelt flour (or a mix of spelt and chickpea flour) 1 sachet baking powder 100g muscobado sugar 160g unsweetened apple sauce or fresh apple pulp (leftover from juicing) 160g nut milk 100g ground almonds 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 5 – 6 apples In a bowl mix flour and […]

creamy mustard salad dressing

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Lunch / Salads
creamy mustard dressing

creamy mustard salad dressing (yields about 10 servings) 2 cups raw, unsalted cashews 1 cup white wine vinegar 2 tablespoons raisins 1 1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard 1 clove garlic 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast 1 cup almond milk or any other plant based milk 1 teaspoon tamari sauce It is not necessary to soak the cashews, if you use a high speed blender.  Blend until creamy. Keep in the fridge for at least 1 week. If […]

post apocalyptic cookies

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Cakes + Cookies
red currant and hemp cookies- the making of

That’s how we started (picture below). With a slightly completely adjusted Ottolenghi recipe in order to veganize it… We knew that probably the little cakes wouldn’t come out like in the photo of the cookbook, but having in mind the delicious Tuscanian chocolate cake with a similar ratio of ingredients we began the experiment. The result after 20 minutes in the oven? Very crisp, very oily, utterly flat (let’s say concave) uhm.. tarts?!? Hard to name a thing […]

tiger nut milk (horchata de chufa)

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Drinks
horchata de chufa (tiger nut milk)

Tiger nuts -also known as earth almonds- aren’t really nuts. They are tubers growing under the soil’s surface. Tiger nuts are loaded with vitamins and minerals, especially with vitamin C and E. Besides this, they are rich in magnesium, potassium, calcium and phosphorus. Tiger nut milk is already creamy and sweet without any supplements.  I usually add vanilla, sometimes cardamom or cinnamon, when I want to give it a special  flavour. For more sweetness you […]