A hint of gingerbread buns with almonds & raisins

Taste of gingerbread

Delicious winter treat for a day cuddling on the couch

Hmmmmm these buns are just super awesome! They are so warming and delicious, perfect for a day when it’s cold and grey outside and you just want to cuddle up on your couch with a blanket and a cup of tea. The great thing? They are also healthy 🙂

I used spelt and rye flour, so these treats are very wholesome. Also, cinnamon, apple and honey in combination with the sweetness of the raisins and the distinct rye flavor remind me a lot of ginger bread – perfect for the season! Crunchy almonds complement the whole ginger bread idea perfectly. Additionally, they are high in protein, provide healthy omega 3 fatty acids, and, just like raisins, are high in minerals and bring a lovely sweetness. Cinnamon gets your metabolism going and last but not least apple provides vitamins and fiber. Not to forget that cinnamon-apple-raisin combos are simply to die for 🙂

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Styrian-style baked camembert & apple salad with pumpkin seed oil

Styrian-style baked camembert salad

Melted cheese in a crunchy crust, warm apples, great fall flavors

I really love salads, but when it gets colder outside I feel like I need to add a bit of substance to them, as they leave me a bit unsatisfied if it’s just vegetables and nothing else.
This salad is really great for fall, because you have delicious, warm, melted cheese, sweet, baked apples to complement it and the pumpkin seed crust adds a nice, yet healthy, crunch. Additionally, it features nourishing beans and potatoes – so all in all you have your proteins and good carbs covered – essential fatty acids, antioxidants and minerals from the  pumpkin seed oil and last but not least vegetables for more vitamins and to loosen everything up a bit.

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1001 night-spiced lentil and vegetable stew

lentil & vegetable stew

Warming orient-spiced fall stew with lots of veggies

When fall hits it’s stew time for me, so I’ve been making lots of different ones lately because they are also perfect to take to the office as lunch the next day (or five, in my case 😉 ).

This is a boldly spiced orient-inspired vegetarian lentil stew, which is sweet because of raisins and pomegranate, spicy due to chili and has all these great spices that will warm you up from the inside. Also, there are lots of veggies inside and it’s quick and easy to prepare – perfect when you come home at night, don’t feel like doing anything too fancy yet healthy.

Also, this is a great healthy dish to make if you are on a budget (maybe just leave out the pomegranate seeds).

You can eat this stew without any side dishes, since lentils are very nourishing. However, I like it best with some couscous or bulgur.

Ready for a little trip to Scheherazade’s world? Then let’s do this! 🙂

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