All posts tagged: vegan

plum somen with lemon scented olive oil and black sesame

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Lunch / Snacks

Somen are very thin Japanese noodles made of wheat flour.  In the making process the dough is stretched to a max with the help of vegetable oil to achieve very thin strips. That’s the reason why you need to rinse them under cold water after cooking. Otherwise they would become sticky. The pink beauties I bought at Muji owe their colour and their slightly fruity/salty flavour to Ume, a Japanese plum.   Usually I eat somen with a dip of […]

celery salad with a date and roasted hazelnut dressing

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Lunch / Salads

celery salad with a date and roasted hazelnut dressing (another fresh and light recipe of my daughter Viktoria) 3 sticks celery, sliced for the dressing: 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar 1/2 medjool date, finely chopped 1/2 red onion, finely chopped 1 clove garlic, finely chopped 1 small handful hazelnuts, roasted and chopped pinch of sea salt and freshly ground black pepper pinch of spice mix”Ruf der Oase” by Herbaria […]

homemade tomato ketchup

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Lunch / Snacks

 tomato ketchup (yields about 100-150ml ketchup) 1/2 red bell pepper 3 sun dried tomatoes 1-2 ripe tomatoes 1/2 small onion a small piece of red chili about 1/2 cup water(amount depending on the consistency you want) a pinch of salt  Put all ingredients into the blender and blend at full speed.

banana brew

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Breakfast / Snacks

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  

Snickers sea salt truffles

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Sweets

The idea for this sweet began with some serious Snickers cravings and the discovery of red and purple confectioners foils. Dark chocolate, peanuts and caramel – sounds easy enough! Snickers sea salt truffles (yields 20 truffles) 150g high quality dark  chocolate,65 to 80% cocoa 100g peanuts 2 tablespoons brown sugar 1 teaspoon coconut oil sea salt flakes  Melt the chocolate in a bowl in a hot water bath. Spoon a little of the melted chocolate […]

mango + almond mousse topped with caramelized cranberries

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Sweets

Surprisingly the mixture of mango and almond puree creates an entirely new flavour. You almost can’t recognize the two components. It’s neither fruity nor nutty. Instead it tastes well balanced, gentle and fresh with a hint of amaretto. mango + almond mousse 1 ripe mango 3 tablespoons organic raw almond puree Blend both ingredients and refrigerate. caramelized cranberries 150g fresh cranberries  4 tablespoons brown sugar In a  nonstick pan melt sugar on low heat until it starts to caramelize. […]

golden milk smoothie to-go

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Breakfast / Drinks / Snacks

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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Breakfast / Sweets

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 […]

pumpkin soup with a Bali memory

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Soups

Back in Bali, I tasted a soup (which wasn’t even Balinese, as I found out later!) and it had an unusual flavour combination: essentially it was a savory banana soup. I tried the original recipe and failed badly, but I found a shortcut to a similar taste. The secret lies in a creamy butternut squash and coconut soup, which is the perfect base for a tiny bit of fresh banana.     pumpkin soup with a Bali memory 1 tablespoon coconut […]

vegan pull-apart cake

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Breakfast / Cakes + Cookies / Sweets

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 […]