Fruity apricot & raspberry dumplings in roasted hazelnut coating

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Fruit, more fruit, soft dough and a nutty finish: a Bohemian-Austrian classic newly interpreted

Austrian’s love their cooked pastries and since a friend of mine brought me fresh apricots from his grandmother’s garden I thought I should give apricot dumplings a go.๐Ÿ™‚ Now, I’m not too much into doing everything the way it has always been done, so I added a little twist (it’s fantastic, trust me!).

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15-minute recipe: rye bread 2.0 with a crunchy crust

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Fool proof delicious recipe for a fresh & healthy bread with incredible crust

About a year ago I posted a super quick & easy rye bread recipe here for the first time. This bread takes it all to the next level. Soft texture, beautifully scented with the bread spices and a crust to kneel down for. It’s amazing! And the best thing is that it only takes 15 minutes to prepare (+ baking time, that is).

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Indian-style fish cakes with sweet & spicy tomato chutney

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Indian curry, sweet & spicy chutney and cooling yoghurt

This recipe has been on my mind for quite a while now, but you know how it is, life’s busy and somehow I never managed to sit down and poor it into a new blog entry. So I’m happy to finally be publishing another post๐Ÿ™‚

I really like this dish, because the flavors complement each other perfectly and the chutney is – alsoย as a stand-alone – brilliant. You have Indian-inspired curried fish, soft potato, and this warming sweet & spicy tomato chutney with a hint of coriander that aligns well with the curry flavor. Carrot and peas give it a certain lightness and adding a dollop of fresh natural yoghurt ย and some cooling cucumber on the side to balance everything beautifully.ย  Continue reading

Green spring veggies turkey roulade

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Easy & healthy dish with tons of fresh spring flavors

Spring is super awesome, because of all these fresh vegetables that are now in season… asparagus, green beans, spring onions and friends – here we come!

As it gets warmerย it’s time for some light lunch recipes.๐Ÿ™‚
This recipe is really nice, because it’s very light, easy to prepare and comes with a refreshing white wine sauce – you’ll love it!

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Sunday morning lavender & honey spelt plait

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Sunday morning brunch perfection

Close your eyes and imagine the sun shining in through the windows and your whole apartment or house is filled with the smell of fresh bread. Amazing, isn’t it? For me, this is the picture of Sunday morning. Add a good cup of coffee and we’re right at perfection.

This plait is heavenly, because it’s texture is so soft and fluffy, it’s fantastic. I added some lavender and lemon zest, which gives the plait and amazing delicate flavor. It’s perfect for a lazy Sunday morning brunch with family and friends.

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Springtime ramson, spinach & curd cheese dumplings

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Light, fresh & delicate spring dumplings

These dumplings are so delicate in flavor and soft in texture, it’s fantastic. They are the perfect incorporation of spring flavors for me.ย There is this hint of fresh lemon, basil and fragrant ramson. Brown butter and parmesan add just the right amount of warmth, comfort and substance. Last but not least, I boiled some cherry tomatoes to contrast ramson and spinach, which works very well๐Ÿ™‚.

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I’m going to (food) heaven green power pizza

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So good you’ll start to glow while eating

When I was in the hospital in Durban and completely vitamin drained and disheartened from 3 weeks of hospital food my good friend Jackie’s brother and his wife popped in to bring me a super green vegan pizza – I think it was the best food I’ve ever tasted!

This is my take on that pizza, and although it’s not vegan, it’s pretty fantastic! It’s packed with vegetables, sprouts, hummus, avocado and makes you feel healthier, energized, happy and satisfied๐Ÿ™‚
It features a whole-grain base that resembles tarte flambรฉe more than normal pizza dough, but that has the advantage that it doesn’t need proofing. The advantage is that it do Alfalafa sprouts, chickpeas, yoghurt and avocado provide you with good protein, plenty of vitamin Bs, monosaturated fatty acids and ample amounts of vitamins and minerals, so it’s a real brain-power booster๐Ÿ™‚ The wholegrain base and the hummus will also make sure that you feel repleted longer.

Alright guys, I’m hungry and keen on having on of these babies, so let’s get started!๐Ÿ™‚

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It’s always summer yoghurt tart with mango, nectarines & banana

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Incredibly fresh, light and delicious summer dessert

I am currently staying at the Hibiscus Coast in South Africa and had the pleasure of cooking a meal for my kind of adopted family here. The main course was duck, so I was looking for a very light, yet delicious dessert and after finding amazingly ripe mangoes, nectarines and bananas in the kitchen I thought of this light and fresh yoghurt tart.

It is super easy to make and the yoghurt and lemon combo gives in an incredible freshness with is complemented perfectly by the fruits’ sweetness. The secret is the lime zest, though, which will give your tart just this little something. Needless to say, it’s quite healthy for a dessert due to yoghurt and fruits๐Ÿ™‚

So let’s do it, I promise you’re going to love it!๐Ÿ™‚

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