Super easy rum & hazelnut truffles

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Super chocolaty rum truffles with a hint of fruit for Christmas

These rum truffles are amazing for the time right before Christmas and are super easy to make. What I love about them is that they are super chocolaty, but also have an amazing fruitiness from the apricot jam. It’s great, because it gives the truffles you way more complexity. Just try it out – you’ll love it! πŸ™‚Β  Continue reading

Quick Moroccan style chicken tagine with dried apricots & crunchy cashews

Moroccan chicken tagine

Quick, delicious & warming chicken tagine with exciting spices

This dish has it all: tender chicken (aka protein), subtle sweetness, a hint of lemon, a nice crunch and lots of vegetables. It’s delicious, warming and just a great & light supper for cold evenings. Personally, I love the complexity of this dish, because it has so many different components that come together and form one great dish.

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Sunday pork roast on a sweet potato, apple and root veggie bed

Pork roast with apple, sweet potato & root vegetables

Warming comfort food happiness for grey Sundays

I was standing in the supermarket in the meat section last Saturday and started to wonder what ever happened to the good old Sunday roast. “Time to give it a go”, I figured, and took a nice piece of pork neck home with me.Β Pork roast is an Austrian classic, traditionally served with sauerkraut and bread dumplings and not usually placed in the “healthy” section of a menu. But since I need my beloved vegetables, I decided to go in a different direction and to serve the roast with sage, roast apples, (sweet) potatoes and a bunch of root vegetables.Β  Continue reading

Spiced pumpkin, cranberry & goat cheese tarte flambΓ©e

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Delicious & easy fall food as a starter to share or a 1-person dinner

I just love to make tarte flambΓ©e. I swear, I could make & eat it almost every single night, because it’s quick and easy to make and simply delicious.

It’s (almost) pizza, has an amazingly crispy bottom that only takes 3 minutes to prepare, you can top it with anything you like and baking time is 10 minutes, which makes it incredibly quick.

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Aromatic baby spinach, grape and gorgonzola quiche

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Comfort food quiche for cold & grey fall days

The weather has been cold and grey lately, so I’ve been looking for something with some stronger flavors. Also,Β I really love baking things when it’s cold outside, because the oven warms up the whole apartment, it smells delicious and since I admittedly make a mess in the kitchen while cooking it’s good to have time to fix that πŸ˜›

Since I’ve been going around the countryside and seen amazing grapes I decided I should integrate them into a recipe. And what fits better to grapes than cheese (and walnuts)?

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Oh-so-good brainfood muffins with carrot, lemon-lime drizzle & pumpkin seeds

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Oh-so-healthy & delicious fall-flavoredΒ carrot muffins

Soooooo I tried did a little experiment with this recipe. My intention was to create muffins without any butter or sugar and to replace these two by healthier, more nourishing ingredients. And for the dough, this wasn’t a problem at all, because I just used avocado instead of butter and dates instead of sugar. I’m really impressed with the result: super moist, carrot cake spiced muffins with a little twang from the lemon-lime drizzle. Continue reading

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. πŸ™‚ 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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