Salad Topping Two Ways

As the weather is getting warmer my cravings are shifting towards fresh fruits and salads. But as we all know well, they don’t keep us nourished for a whole day – that’s why I like to add little bits and bobs to my salads. Mostly it’s roasted veggies, some sort of cheese or eggs. But I also love to add seeds and nuts, even though I do find them a little boring when plain. That’s why I came up with two salad toppings! I made them for my mums birthday brunch and her guests loved it! … More Salad Topping Two Ways

Fruity Elderflower Galette (with vegan option)

this weekend I finally took on the challenge to make one of those beautiful galettes I saw for months (or years?) in my Instagram feed. And it wasn’t a challenge at all – it’s so easy to make! And I bet you have all the ingredients it takes at home, as you only need flour, butter, water, salt, sugar and literally any fruit you have on hand. It almost can’t get any simpler! So if you’d like to impress someone with a fancy looking breakfast or dessert, that’s actually super easy, I’d recommend you to try a galette. My version is with elderflowers as they are all over the place at the moment and their smell is insanely delicious. Hope you enjoy it! … More Fruity Elderflower Galette (with vegan option)

Vegan Nectarine&Poppy-Seed Cake

When I was about 14 I had a really intense Cupcake phase. I remember trying out almost all of the recipes in this one book I had around that time until my family urged me to stop as they couldn’t handle more sugar and our neighbors had their faire share too. One of the recipes I tried out was with poppy seeds – which was new to me at that time. If I remember right it was with a lemon butter cream frosting, which was great but what I liked most, was the crunchy texture of the cake. So when I was brainstorming for last weeks cake recipe this came to my mind. … More Vegan Nectarine&Poppy-Seed Cake

Smoothie Ice Cubes three ways

As I live in Switzerland, I don’t have access to local exotic fruits such as mangoes or pineapples. But because I love these fruits so much I treat myself a few times a year and buy one. Sadly, they do not taste anything like when you’re somewhere where they grow locally. The closest I get to the sweetness level and taste of locally grown fruits is with dried ones. It took me a while to find some, that are not overloaded with sugar and other additives but now I’m really happy with the ones from Fru&Nus, as they taste great! … More Smoothie Ice Cubes three ways

Vegan Rhubarb & Coconut Cake

Last weekend I was working at the market and there were these beautiful rhubarbs. I immediately knew, I had to buy some and cook something with them, as I just love rhubarbs! As a kid, I used to pick them fresh from the garden, dip them in sugar and eat them raw. I tried this last year again, but it was way to sour. So now I mostly make compote out of it and eat it with my breakfast bowl. But as you know, I love to bake and this is why – obviously – I came up with a rhubarb cake recipe. It’s fluffy, not too soggy or too sweet, with just a perfect amount of sourness. … More Vegan Rhubarb & Coconut Cake

Vegan Rose Appletart

As you probably know from my Instagram or previous posts, I work at a farmers market. We sell all kinds of local veggies and fruits and this week we had the most beautiful pink apples. They’re called Crips Pink, which is the weirdest name for an apple, that I’ve ever heard. Nevertheless they have a very beautiful pink peel with tiny white-ish dots on it and they have a really nice sweet taste and they’re perfectly crunchy and juicy. Normally I prefer sour apples but I thought these were perfect for an apple tart. And they were! They don’t get mushy and have a perfectly balanced taste between sweet and sour after baking. If you want to make something a little more special for easter (or for no specific reason) I’ll really recommend you trying this rose apple tart. Quite meditative to make and tastes heavenly! … More Vegan Rose Appletart

Vegan Vanilla-Passionfruit-Cake

Passionfruit are weirdly beautiful fruits. Their skin has a whole color palette from red and green to dark brown or almost grey, and on the inside they surprise you with a bright yellow or orange. Even tough this wrinkled fruit with its slimy center puts off a lot of people, it hasn’t the same effect on me. I just love the taste and consistency so much! Unfortunately these little delicious fruits aren’t local where I live, so I almost never buy them. But this week I couldn’t resist them and I turned them into a crunchy-sweet cake recipe. … More Vegan Vanilla-Passionfruit-Cake

Coconut-Strawberry-Granola

As a student I oftentimes don’t have a lot of time to prepare food. Therefore I’m always thankful for my past self if I prepared something in advance. For example homemade granola. It’s so freaking delicious, quite easy to make and stored right, keeps up to three weeks. Perfect for busy mornings (or as a late evening snack). So when I got the opportunity to create a recipe for Fru&Nus I immediately thought granola. They have a big variety of nuts and dried fruits (and they don’t add sugar, flavorings, sulfur dioxide, dyes or acidifiers) which didn’t make it easy to choose. In the end my desire for warmer days won and I chose a coconut and strawberry base and added a few other yummy nuts to the mix. It turned out perfectly chunky and crunchy. Give it a try and let me know how you like it! Happy weekend folks! … More Coconut-Strawberry-Granola

Vegan Classic Grandma Bundt

As you’ve probably noticed, I have quite the big sweet tooth but this week I was in the mood for something slightly less sweet. Even though I named this recipe ‚classic grandma bundt‘ I’ve never seen my grandmas making this cake. I guess it’s just a picture I have in my head from movies or books. But anyway. I love this bundt because it’s not to sweet and it tastes great with butter and jam (so you can eat cake for breakfast which is a pretty great start to any day). Have a lovely week folks! … More Vegan Classic Grandma Bundt

5 Flavor Winter Salad

A big part of what I do in the kitchen is experimenting. I rarely follow a recipe (besides when I want to make a soufflé or something similarly difficult). Lately I’ve been reading about the different flavors, how the enhance each other and where the different cultures take them from. I really recommend doing your own research into that – it’s really interesting and inspiring. … More 5 Flavor Winter Salad