Spiced pumpkin, cranberry & goat cheese tarte flambée

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

I just love to make tarte flambée. 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, 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 😛

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-flavored 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. 🙂 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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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. 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 well :).

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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 satisfied 🙂
It features a whole-grain base that resembles tarte flambée 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 booster 🙂 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! 🙂

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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 fruits 🙂

So let’s do it, I promise you’re going to love it! 🙂

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Roast apples with spiced rice & crunchy almonds

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Spiced sweetness for cold & rainy days – a delight for your taste buds 

I met Patricia, one of my good friends, the other day and asked her what my newest recipe for the blog should be. I feel like I’ve been making plenty of sweets recently and was looking for something savory, yet easy and winter-like. She told me to make roast apples, but I thought it was another sweet dish. So jokingly she said: “Well, make savory roast apples then.” And, quite frankly, I thought the idea was brilliant.

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