Recipe: Tropical Granola with Puffed Quinoa (No Added Sugar)

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Recently, I was looking for inspiration in the kitchen when I came across some dried mangoes that I had left over from another recipe, and immediately thought: breakfast! I combined it with other simple ingredients that I always keep in stock.…

Recipe: Coffee Float with Nicecream (Vegan Eiskaffee)

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During the summers here in Germany, I love having Eiskaffee, a super-simple variety of ice cream float consisting of coffee and a scoop of ice cream, often topped with whipped cream and chocolate shavings or sauce. It’s so luxurious! The…

Recipe: Strawberry Raspberry Overnight Oats

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Last week I posted my recipe for Strawberry Rhubarb Overnight Oats Breakfast Parfaits – a pure beauty food! – and today I’ve got another super quick and easy summer breakfast recipe for all of you: Strawberry Raspberry Overnight Oats.…

Recipe: Strawberry Rhubarb Overnight Oats Breakfast Parfait {Beauty Food}

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Last week I posted my 30 Healthy Summer Recipes recipe collection – so many of my favorites from the blog! – but today I’ve got a brand-new recipe for you: Strawberry Rhubarb Overnight Oats Breakfast Parfaits! I know how many of you…

Recipe: Creamy Vanilla Porridge with Almonds and Blueberries

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Today I have a super simple, super delicious breakfast recipe for you that also happens to be an incredibly nourishing skin food: Creamy Vanilla Porridge with Almonds and Blueberries. Almonds as a beauty food Did you know that snacking…

Recipe: Quick and Easy Asparagus Salad with Bärlauch (Ramson) Pesto (Only 20 Minutes!)

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Wow, things have really been busy around here lately! Admittedly, I haven’t had much time to cook. But since necessity is the mother of invention, as they say, I’ve just been making a lot of super quick and simple dishes. They also happen…

Recipe: Healthy Carrot Cake Energy Balls

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Easter is just around the corner, and after taking a little break from posting, I finally have a new recipe for you: Carrot Cake Energy Balls! I had initially intended to bake a healthy carrot cake, but it didn’t turn out exactly as I’d…

Recipe: DIY Falafel Ready-Mix (Meal Prep)

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After posting a pic of my falafel salad on Instagram, I asked you all if you wanted the recipe. The answer was a resounding yes! I have to admit that I usually don’t make falafel in the classic way, especially when it involves starting off…

Recipe: One-Pot Pumpkin Curry

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This warming winter One-Pot Pumpkin Curry is super special: it was developed in collaboration with the members of the Project: Sugar-Free Facebook group. Enjoy!   [recipe] Made the recipe? Share with me and the community!…

“Bag the Sunshine” with California Almonds + Recipe: Toasted Vanilla Almonds with Fresh Mango and Lime

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PROMOTION Three weeks ago, at California Almonds’s California Dreaming event – which sought to bring the coastal vibe of the sunny state to chilly Hamburg – I prepared three snacks along with a group of bloggers and influencers. As you…

Recipe: Porridge with Sautéed Cinnamon Bananas and Coconut Yogurt

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Hello my dears! I have a delicious and nourishing new breakfast recipe for you – one that’s perfect for winter! I topped a classic porridge with sautéed bananas sprinkled with cinnamon and coconut yogurt, almond butter, and almond slices.…

Recipe: Millet Porridge with Kiwi Berries

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Hello my dears! Some of you may be familiar with the millet porridge from my books, or the Ayurvedic Porridge that I published here on the blog some time ago. I personally love millet porridge and am super excited to share this recipe with you…

Recipe: Apple Rose Cake (No Refined Sugar)

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Hello my dears! Before I start inundating you with Christmas recipes (!), I’d like to share one last autumn recipe with you: Apple Rose Cake (No Refined Sugar). The sweetness comes from the apples, almonds, and just three tablespoons of coconut…

Recipe: Healthy Homemade Bounty + Mounds Bars (Chocolate Coconut)

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Hello my dears! How many of you love Bounty Bars (or for our friends in the U.S., Mounds and Almond Joy)? :-) I’ve been wanting to post my own (healthier) version on the blog for some time now, but there’s been so much going on over the…

Recipe: Beetroot Pumpkin Baguettes

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Hello my dears! After a short break, I’m back on the blog with a new recipe for all of you: Beetroot Pumpkin Baguettes! Wonderful for autumn, these twisted loaves are a bit more elaborate than “normal” bread – yet the actual prep doesn’t…

Recipe: Super Quick Middle East-Inspired Millet Stir-Fry (Just 30 Minutes!)

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Hello my dears! As regular readers may know, I recently posted pics of a few new recipes and asked all of you on my Facebook page and in my Facebook groups (the Project: Gesund leben community and my Sugar-Free Challenge group) which recipe…

RECIPE: ONE-POT PASTA WITH SPINACH AND GORGONZOLA (JUST 20 MINUTES!)

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My dear, last week I asked again on my Facebook page and in my Facebook groups (the Projekt: Gesund leben and Sugar-Free Facebook groups) which of my newly developed recipes you wanted me to post first – and, once again, you all surprised…

Recipe: Mushroom Stir-Fry with Quinoa and String Beans

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There’s a recipe that I look forward to every time autumn comes rolling back around, and I just have to share it with you! Three years ago I posted my recipe for Quinoa Stir-Fry with Chanterelles, Green Beans, and Pears, but I figured it was…

Recipe: Juicy Chocolate Cake with Whole Pears

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As of today, Phase 1 of the current Sugar-Free Challenge is behind us – time to celebrate with some cake! This unique Juicy Chocolate Cake with Whole Pears is moist, decadent, and sweetened with just a little coconut blossom sugar and the…

A Week of Simple & Healthy US Sweet Potato Entrées – Meal Plan with Seven Recipes and a Shopping List

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PROMOTION Hello my dears! As part of the survey for my blog’s anniversary, many readers wrote in requesting that I post weekly meal plans. But before I’d even posted the survey, I’d already done a cooperation with the American Sweet Potato…

MY “PROJECT: SUGAR-FREE”: INTERVIEW WITH PHILIPP (HERR BEUTEL)

As part of the current Sugar-Free Challenge, I’ve been speaking with various past participants – most recently, Anne – about their experiences reducing sugar or going sugar-free. Today I got to speak with Phil, the second guy we’ve interviewed…

Recipe: Autumn Salad with Chicory, Pear, Walnuts, and Blue Cheese

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Hello my dears! After catching the flu last week and ending up stuck in bed for the next four days, I’m finally feeling better and looking forward to autumn! Especially all the amazing fruits and vegetables that are back in season again. Unfortunately,…

Recipe: Gluten-Free Pasta with Mushrooms and Cashew Cream Sauce

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Hello my dears, I’ve got a great new recipe for you that fits in perfectly with Phase 1 of the Sugar-Free Challenge, which is currently running again! I’ve been experimenting with various gluten-free pasta varieties and love experimenting…

My First Spice Mix for Spicebar

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PROMOTION Hello my dears! Today I’d like to tell you about another cooperation that came about as a result of this one – something I’ve also been working on intensively for several months! Some of you may have noticed that our Seed Cracker…

Recipe: Millet Porridge with Cinnamon-Baked Pears and Toasted Walnuts

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I’ve got a wonderful new seasonal recipe for all of you! I just love warm breakfasts in fall and winter, which means that I’m a big fan of hot, nourishing, versatile porridges – especially because they’re so quick to make! This recipe…

Basic Recipe: Galettes with Three Autumn Fillings {Gluten-Free, No Sugar}

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Yesterday we kicked off the current Sugar-Free Challenge – and I’ve already got a new recipe for you! My Spelt Galette Recipe with Four Fillings was so well-received that I decided to test out a gluten-free version for Phase 1 of the Sugar-Free…

RECIPE: ZUCCHINI ROLLS WITH MEDITERRANEAN FILLING | HEALTHY BBQ

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The next recipe in my little “Healthy BBQ” series is for Zucchini Rolls with Mediterranean Filling. I just love them! The raw zucchini is simply cut into thin strips, then filled with a mixture of soft cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, arugula,…

10 Workout Motivators – with Sustainable Athletic Wear from Tchibo

PROMOTION Not in the mood, the weather sucks, no free time … we all have plenty of excuses for why we don’t exercise more often. I know it all too well! Even though I’ve gotten tremendous benefit from strength training – as I’ve explained…

Recipe: Watermelon Salad with Feta Cheese and Watermelon Kebabs | Healthy BBQ

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Hello my dears! Here in Hamburg it’s currently 36˚C (that’s 97˚ F to those of you across the pond!) – I can’t remember the last time we had such a hot summer! If I weren’t working on my upcoming books and other projects that involve…

Recipe: Homemade Curry Ketchup (No Sugar) | Healthy BBQ

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Hello my dears! In my previous post, I shared the recipe for Stuffed Dates Wrapped in Sage, which works great on the grill. Today I have yet another recipe for your next BBQ: Sugar-Free Curry Ketchup! “Regular” (supermarket) ketchup is loaded…

Recipe: Stuffed Dates Wrapped in Sage Leaves | Healthy BBQ

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Today I’m excited to share the first recipe from my Healthy BBQ Series: Stuffed Dates Wrapped in Sage Leaves! The recipe comes from Melanie and Sönke’s Vollwert-Blog and suggests using either tahini or almond butter; I made the almond-butter…

DIY Homemade Coconut Yogurt

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Do you guys love vegan coconut-milk yogurt as much as I do?! You’ve probably noticed that I’ve used it in several of the recipes on the blog, including my Strawberry Lime Overnight Oats with Coconut Yogurt, my Mango Lassi, and the Roasted…

Recipe: Raw Blueberry Coconut Cheesecake with California Dried Plums

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PROMOTION During my trip to California two months ago, I visited the Sunsweet plum growers’ cooperative as well as a plum farm in Yuba City, which was super exciting for me! On site, I had the opportunity to watch the production and patented…

Recipe: Coconut Water Popsicles with Seasonal Fruit

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Hello my dears! First off, I’d like to thank you for all your feedback on my last article “Nutritional Supplements: My Opinion | Nutrient Deficiencies” I never expected such a huge response. I'll keep you updated on what’s going on with…

My Take on Dietary Supplements | Nutrient Deficiencies

Just a couple days ago, I posted a story on Instagram asking what you guys thought about dietary supplements, if you wanted to learn more about them or hear about my personal experiences with them. My inbox was flooded shortly thereafter! What…

Recipe: Creamy Raspberry Salted Caramel Cashew Ice Cream Bars in a Chocolate Shell

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Hello, my dears! I’m super pleased that my Watermelon Popsicles have received so much summer love from all of you. The weather in Hamburg isn’t exactly that summery at the moment – it’s raining a lot and the temperatures have dropped…

BASIC RECIPE: SPELT GALETTES WITH FOUR FILLINGS {NO SUGAR}

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Last Friday I whipped up some spelt galettes – the basic recipe for the dough is always the same, and can also be found my most recent book, Zuckerfrei backen.* I love this dough! To give you guys a bit of variety and inspiration, I baked…

My 10 Favorite Summer Recipes

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Hello my dears! For today’s post, I’ve gathered together my 10 Favorite Summer Recipes – mostly sweet treats, but there’s some breakfast items in there, too. Enjoy! :-) Creamy Salted Caramel Cashew Ice Cream Bars in Chocolate Shell I…

Recipe: Strawberry Rhubarb Cake with Homemade Marzipan {No Refined Sugar}

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Rhubarb season is winding down here in Germany! According to the produce calendars, June 24 is when the very last stalk of this fleshy delicacy will be pulled from the ground – which gives us just two-and-a-half weeks to bake this beautiful…

Recipe: Strawberry Coconut Trifle with Coconut Almond Energy Balls

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My dears, I was not expecting such an overwhelming response when I posted one of the photos of my Strawberry Coconut Trifle with Coconut Almond Energy Balls on my Instagram account, Facebook page, and in the Sugar-Free Facebook group earlier…

Recipe: Chocolate Pecan Banana Bread {Sugar-Free and Vegan}

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In addition to my Clean Eating Basics and Clean Eating to Go Workshops, I also gave three Sugar-Free Baking workshops in Cologne, Hamburg, and Berlin this year to coincide with the publication of my latest book, Sugar-Free Baking.* This past…

Recipe: Raw Vegan No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake (Sugar-Free)

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My dears, I know it’s been a bit quieter here on the blog lately, but that just means – as always – that there’s a lot going on behind the scenes! Yesterday I held the last Clean Eating to Go workshop of 2018 in Berlin, and today I’ll…

Recipe: Overnight Oats with Strawberry Rhubarb Compote {No Added Sugar}

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As you’re all aware, we’re right in the middle of strawberry and rhubarb season – and combining the two for a perfect union of sweet and tart is a total springtime classic! Feeling inspired, I topped today’s Overnight Oats with a beautiful…

California Road Trip: Visit to Sunsweet (California Prunes)

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PROMOTION Dried plums make a great alternative sweetener, especially when baking – and what’s notable is they have a low glycemic index (29) and thus help stabilize blood sugar. California dried plums sponsor my Sugar-Free Baking Workshops,…

Recipe: Honey-Roasted Peanut Butter

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As those of you who’ve been keeping up with the blog are aware, I recently took a road trip through California. For a few years now, I’ve known about the giant nut butter machines at Whole Foods, where you can fill a tub with warm, freshly…

Almonds – A Healthy Travel Snack + Recipe: Caramelized Almonds with Lime

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PROMOTION Some of you may remember that two-and-a-half years ago, on our first road trip through California, my husband and I had the opportunity to visit an almond farm in the Central Valley. During this year’s vacation, back in April, we…

Recipe: Turmeric Mango Lassi (Vegan)

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On our recent vacation to California – which you can read about in my last post – my husband and I visited The Butcher’s Daughter, a gorgeous juice bar / restaurant / café that has several branches in New York and Los Angeles. At the…

Live Well, Travel Well: California Road Trip (San Francisco to Los Angeles)

A couple of posts back, I shared the details of Part 1 (Canada and the Pacific Northwest) of our recent trip to North America – and today I’m going to tell you all about Part 2, where we explored Highway 1 along the Californian coast! After…

RECIPE: BANANA-FREE AÇAÍ BOWLS

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I initially posted my Basic Recipe for Açaí Bowls two-and-a-half years ago, right after I got back from my trip to the USA (specifically, our honeymoon through California and Hawaii). Açai Bowls were huge back then! And guess what, they’re…

Live Well, Travel Well: Vancouver and Seattle

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Hello my dears! After spending three unforgettable weeks in Canada and the USA with my husband, I’m back on the blog. You have may followed our trip on Instagram (@projekt_gesund_leben), and since many of you have been asking questions, I…

Recipe: Granola Bars (No Sugar)

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I love granola bars! But they’re often loaded with sugar – and many different kinds of sugar at that. If you’re not into super-sweet bars, or are looking to reduce your sugar intake overall, it’s great to try making your own. This…

Recipe: Chocolate & Vanilla Belgian Waffles (Sugar-Free and Vegan)

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Happy Easter! Do you guys love waffles as much as I do? I think they’re the perfect breakfast item for holidays or lazy Sunday mornings! When time is tight during the week, I usually make something quick and easy like Oatmeal or Overnight…

Recipe: Peanut Butter Banana Post-Workout Shake

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In one of my recent posts, I detailed my exercise program (and why I’m such a big advocate of strength training and can’t recommend it enough). When I head out to exercise in the morning, I usually don’t eat anything beforehand – and…

Recipe: Baked Sweet Potatoes with Spinach and Roasted Chickpeas

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I’m pleased to share another recipe with you today for Phase 2 of the Sugar-Free Challenge! (My Indian Chickpea Curry, which I posted the day before yesterday, is also Phase 2-compliant.) My book Zuckerfrei: Die 40-Tage Challenge also includes…

MY “PROJECT: SUGAR-FREE”: INTERVIEW WITH KATINKA

Hello my dears! Continuing with our series interviewing past participants of the Sugar-Free Challenge (Bianca being the most recent), we’re excited to share our recent conversation with Katinka as she discusses her experiences with her own…

Why You Should Do Strength Training Instead of Cardio

Some time ago I asked on Instagram if you’d all like to hear about my experiences with strength training. For almost two years, I’ve been doing strength training almost exclusively and my body has undergone an incredible transformation.…

Recipe: Chocolate Buckwheat Porridge with Sautéed Pears {Sugar-Free Challenge Phase 1}

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Hello my dears! Things are a bit more relaxed around here today, since I just finished up a wonderful workshop and retreat. Last weekend, after giving my Clean Eating Workshops in Berlin, I hurried back to Hamburg to catch an early-morning flight…

Recipe: Raspberry Coconut Millet Porridge {Sugar-Free Challenge Phase 1}

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You may have noticed that things were a bit quieter here on the blog last week – I was busy prepping for my upcoming holistic retreat (which starts tomorrow) and also held my Clean Eating Basics and Clean Eating to Go workshops in Berlin over…

RECIPE: QUINOA TABOULEH WITH POMEGRANATE SEEDS AND MINT YOGURT {MEAL PREP}

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The idea for my “Clean Eating to Go” workshops arose from all the requests I get from readers for quick, easy recipes that can be eaten on the run. Because the topic kept coming up during the last Sugar-Free Challenge, I decided to host…

Recipe for a Savory Breakfast: Beetroot Shakshuka

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As part of last year’s Sugar-Free Challenge, I posted two tasty breakfast recipes here on the blog: classic "Red" Shakshuka (with tomatoes) and a “Green” Shakshuka with all kinds of vegetables. Here I present you with yet a third version,…

My “Project: Sugar-Free”: Interview with Bianca

Next up in our Sugar-Free Challenge interview series is Bianca (27), who completed the 40-Day Challenge back in September 2017. Prior to start the Challenge, Bianca was regularly plagued by headaches – but during those transformative 40 days,…

Morning Routine: Tips for a Relaxed yet Powerful Start to the Day

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Good morning! ;-) Four years ago, I shared a post about my morning routine here on the blog – and I figured it was time for an update!  How I start my day determines how the rest of the day will go: if I wake up in a bad mood, the negativity…

Recipe: Middle Eastern Lentil Waffles with Hummus (Sugar-Free Challenge Phase 1)

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In the current issue of Alnatura magazine, I saw a recipe for Middle Eastern lentil waffles (the cover recipe) that sounded so good I just had to try it – especially because it fits perfectly into Phase 1 of the Sugar-Free Challenge! Unfortunately,…

Going Sugar-Free: 7 Tips

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This year’s Sugar-Free Challenge has begun – and the response so far has been incredible! Tons of you are participating, there’s been loads of engagement in the Facebook group and on Instagram, and my mailboxes are overflowing. Since I…

Recipe: Gluten-Free Chickpea Flour Bread: Sugar-free Challenge {Phase 1}

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When my book Zuckerfrei – Die 40 Tage-Challenge was published last year, I wasn’t yet aware of how hard it would be for many participants to do without their beloved bread (Phase 1 of the Sugar-Free Challenge is gluten-free). The book contains…

APPLE CIDER VINEGAR – WHY IT’S SO GOOD FOR YOU AND HOW YOU CAN MAKE IT PART OF YOUR LIFESTYLE

Apple cider vinegar (ACV) is one of nature’s most potent superfoods: it has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antiseptic properties; fuels the fat-burning process; promotes clear, glowing skin; and is even said to reduce cellulite.…

Recipe: Glowing Skin Smoothie {Green Smoothie}

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In yesterday’s blog post – the first of the year! – I kicked off 2018 with the Coco Beauty Smoothie, which is made with various medicinal plants known as adaptogens. Today I have yet another smoothie recipe for you, which is also great…

Recipe: Turmeric Pizza with Beetroot, Crunchy Chickpeas, and Arugula

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My final recipe of the year is a Turmeric Pizza with Beetroot, Crunchy Chickpeas, and Arugula, which I modified from a recipe I came across on Lenaliciously. My recipe for Roasted Chickpeas, which are incorporated into this recipe, appeared…

Recipe: Vanilla Kipferl (German Crescent Cookies) Without Refined Sugar

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Vanillekipferl – or vanilla crescent cookies – are an absolutely essential part of the German Christmas experience. I’m thus pleased to share my special recipe for (healthier) Kipferl with you just in time for the holidays. These Kipferl…

Clean Eating German Christmas Menu – Dessert: Baked Apple Parfait

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Here it is: the dessert for my Clean Eating German Christmas menu! My Baked Apple Parfait has been a classic in my family for a few years now. Everyone who’s tried it loves it! This Baked Apple Parfait is based on traditional German Bratapfel…

Clean Eating German Christmas Menu – Main Dish Part 3: Serviettenknödel (German Bread Dumplings)

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Today I’m excited to share the final component of my Clean Eating German Christmas Menu’s main course: Serviettenknödel, a type of German bread dumpling whose name literally translates to “napkin dumpling.” Traditionally, Serviettenknödel…

Clean Eating German Christmas Menu – Main Dish Part 2: Mushroom Geschnetzeltes (Mushroom Ragout)

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Today I’m excited to share Part 2 of my Clean Eating German Christmas Menu: Mushroom Geschnetzeltes (Mushroom Ragout), which goes perfectly with the Rotkohl (Braised Cabbage with Apples) and the Serviettenknödel (German Bread Dumplings). Geschnetzeltes…

Clean Eating German Christmas Menu – Main Dish Part 1: German Braised Red Cabbage with Apple (Rotkohl)

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Yesterday I shared the recipe for the first course of my Clean Eating German Christmas Menu: Creamy Chestnut Soup with Pears. (Check that post to learn more about the classic German Christmas dinner – and what kind of modifications I decided…

Clean Eating German Christmas Menu – Appetizer: Creamy Chestnut Soup with Pears

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Christmas is around the corner (here, and everywhere else), and of course, holidays are a time of indulgence – and often that means gorging on lots of less-than-healthy foods. Balance is important, and it’s okay to have some of your favorites…

Recipe: Pumpkin Lentil Spread

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Two posts ago, I shared the recipe for my Buttermilk Oat Bread and promised to publish the recipes for two accompanying spreads in the coming days. You’ll find the recipe for the first spread, Beetroot Spread, here. Below is the recipe for…

Recipe: Beetroot Spread

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Yesterday I posted the recipe for my Buttermilk Oat Bread – today, I’m posting the first of two recipes for spreads that I mentioned there. This Beetroot Spread, below, can be prepared in just a few steps. (The recipe for the Pumpkin Lentil…

Recipe: Pumpkin Waffles with Cranberry Compote {Sugar-Free}

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Did you all see the DIY Pumpkin Spice recipe I posted a few days ago? If you’ve already made it, here’s a great opportunity to try it out in a recipe! (I also love to use Pumpkin Spice Mix in this Pumpkin Spice Latte recipe when it gets…

DIY Pumpkin Spice – Make Your Own Spice Mix {Recipe}

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Do you all love Pumpkin Spice as much as I do?! A ready-made version of this spice mix can be found in stores, of course, though I don’t come across it often here in Germany. So I just make my own. Not only is this cheaper, but I can also…

GINGER & TURMERIC SHOTS – IMMUNE BOOSTER FOR AUTUMN AND BEYOND

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Back in summer, I introduced you all to Switchel, a wonderfully spicy warm-weather refreshment – but now, with things cooling down and our immune systems a bit more susceptible, it’s a great time for immune-boosting Ginger & Turmeric…

Recipe: Baked Pumpkin with Red Onions and Rosemary

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Today is already the second-to-last day of Phase 2 of the current Sugar-Free Challenge – and thus the second-to-last day overall! To celebrate, I’ve got a new autumn pumpkin recipe for you. Pumpkin, sweet potato, banana, and dried fruit…

Recipe: Chocolate Buckwheat Porridge with Sautéed Cinnamon Bananas

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Today I have a real comfort food recipe for you that’s also compliant with Phase 2 of the Sugar-Free Challenge, which is just winding down. I think it makes for a perfect autumn breakfast! It’s very filling and crazy good. I mean, who can…

Recipe: Roasted Eggplant with Date Almond Quinoa and Minted Coconut-Milk Yogurt {Sugar-Free Challenge Phase 2}

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I was having a craving for eggplant, quinoa, pomegranate, and dates – so I brought them all together for a Middle Eastern-inspired recipe that fits perfectly into Phase 2 of the Sugar-Free Challenge: Roasted Eggplant with Date Almond Quinoa…

Recipe: Sweet Potato Toast with Nut Butter and Seasonal Fruit

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A few days ago, I asked you all on Facebook and Instagram what you’re most looking forward to as we enter Phase 2 of the Sugar-Free Challenge. The answers were clear: potatoes, sweet potatoes, and pumpkins! (These starchy vegetables are omitted…

Overcoming Sugar Addiction – 7 Tips | Project: Sugar-Free

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Breaking a sugar addiction isn’t easy: temptations are lurking everywhere, and you’ll have to check ingredients lists pretty often, especially at the beginning. You’ll also have to cook a lot of your own food to avoid added sugar, but…

Recipe: Gluten-Free Pasta with Almond Basil Pesto

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Hello my dears! The first half of the current Sugar-Free Challenge is now behind us, and one question I’ve been getting asked over and over again is about pasta – namely “what should we do when we want pasta?” I’ll admit I had no idea…

Do We Really Need Sugar? | Project: Sugar-Free

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Recently, I asked the Sugar-Free Facebook group if they’d ever faced the problem of not getting support from the people around them – or had their choice to give up sugar viewed with suspicion or disbelief (“But we need sugar to live!).…

Food Diary – Project: Sugar-free, the 40-day Challenge {Phase 1}

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The current Sugar-Free Challenge is in full swing – hopefully you’ve checked out the active communities we’ve got going on Instagram and Facebook! There, you’ll have the opportunity to chat with other participants and share your meal…

Recipe: Savory Breakfast Porridge | Project: Sugar-Free {Phase 1}

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Hello my dears! As you may already know, I’m always getting requests to publish more savory breakfast recipes here on the blog. Admittedly, I do prefer sweet breakfasts (like Porridge or Overnight Oats with fruit), and that’s why I’ve…

Switchel – the Refreshing Summer Drink of 2017

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Have you guys heard of Switchel, the “it”-drink of Summer 2017? Even though we haven’t exactly been having the summeriest summer up here in Hamburg, I still wanted to give it a try! The original recipe consists of water, lemon juice, apple…

Recipe: Sweet and Salty Curried Cashews {Clean-Eating Snack}

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After telling you all about my very first Projekt: Gesund Leben Retreat in the last post, I’d like to share a recipe for a snack that was very especially beloved by the retreat participants: Curried Cashews! In preparation for the retreat,…

Three Simple, Healthy Summer Treats: Fro-Yo Bites, Watermelon Pops, Frozen Grapes

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My dears, it feels like summer doesn’t really want to come to Hamburg this year – but I still don’t want to miss out on all my favorite seasonal treats! In my last post, I introduced you to almonds as one of the best summer snacks, and…

Almonds: The Perfect Summer Snack {Clean Eating}

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PROMOTION Snacks are an essential part of the Clean Eating Concept, and today I’d like to introduce you to one of my favorites: almonds! Almonds are practical and packed with nutrients, not to mention flavorful – a perfect Clean Eating…

Recipe: Chocolate Cherry Overnight Oats with Chia Jam

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Recently I post the recipe for my Strawberry Lime Overnight Oats with Coconut Yogurt, and today I’ve got yet another Overnight Oats recipe for you: Chocolate Cherry Overnight Oats! For me, summer is all about the plump fresh cherries –…

Recipe: Strawberry Lime Overnight Oats with Coconut Yogurt

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You all know how much I love strawberries – right?! I can’t imagine anyone not taking full advantage of strawberry season. And it’s no secret that I’m also a big fan of coconut – my book Coconut Cooking,* which was was published at…

Recipe: Chocolate Peanut Butter Nicecream

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Last night, I spontaneously posted three new food pics on Instagram and Facebook (both on the Project: Gesund leben page and in the Project: Zuckerfrei group) and asked all of you which of the three you’d like the recipe for first – I just…

Recipe: Super Green Salad

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In my most recent post, I told you all about my experiences at the EDEKA-Food Labs – and today I’m excited to share one of the recipes I prepared there with the other bloggers. Apart from the Breakfast Bowl with Granola and the Nana Ice…

Clean Eating Hack: Chia Jam Cubes

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At every one of my workshops, someone will always ask: “How long does the Chia Jam stay fresh?" I tell them that I wouldn’t keep it in the fridge for more than 2–3 days. Really? But jam made with gelling sugar lasts to eternity and back!…

Recipe: Strawberry Cashew Energy Balls

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Strawberry season is upon us, and I have to admit, I’ve got some serious strawberry fever. I’m sure most of you are feeling the same! At the moment, these summer berries are showing up on my menu every single day, whether unadorned, puréed…

Recipe: Strawberry Coconut Oatmeal {Breakfast Bowl}

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Just this week I tried out a Strawberry Coconut Oatmeal breakfast bowl – and it was so good that I just had to share the recipe! My husband also adores this oatmeal. It’s super easy to make and wonderfully summery. Ever since I started…

Recipe: Avocado Raspberry Breakfast Parfait {Breakfast Bowl}

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Wow, there’s really a lot going on at the moment! This past week I was in Salzburg, among other places, where I gave a blogger workshop for BWT, my cooperation partner in the Clean Eating Basics workshops. At the blogger workshop, we all…

Recipe: Savory Breakfast Salad

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A few months ago, my dear friend Franzi posted a recipe on Gemüseregal that I just had to make: a Savory Breakfast Salad! I know it might sound a little odd, but you wouldn’t believe how many letters I get asking for savory breakfast…

Recipe: Asparagus Orange Feta Salad with Date Balsamic Vinegar

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A few days ago I came across this beautiful Asparagus Salad with Orange Vinaigrette and Feta by Lars from Colors of Food. Since I’d only had asparagus three times (!) so far in the current Spargelzeit (German asparagus season), and the vinegars…

RECIPE: “UNICORN” SMOOTHIE

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You may already be familiar with my Unicorn Smoothie – or at least you recognize it from the photo! It was served as a pre-dinner drink as part of my Clean Eating Dinner Evenings, and I’m excited to share the recipe with you here today! This…

Recipe: Two-Ingredient Banana Oatmeal Cookies {No Added Sugar}

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Today I have a super simple basic recipe for you: Banana Oatmeal Cookies! For a second there, I was actually wondering if it’s too simple – but I decided to share it anyway. :-) Because not only is it quick and easy to make, it’s also…

Recipe: Klitschkuchen with a Twist: Half-Baked Chili Chocolate Brownies {No Refined Sugar}

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Don’t ask why, but I’m in a major brownie phase right now. Just last week I posted my recipe for Sweet Potato Brownies, I’ve been snacking on Brownie Energy Balls (one of my faves!), and today I’ve got yet another brownie recipe for…

Recipe: Chocolate Quinoa Energy Balls with Sea Salt

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Yesterday I posted the recipe Chocolate Cherry Energy Balls, and today I have yet another chocolatey energy ball recipe for you! The two recipes are really different, but you’ll love them both. My Chocolate Quinoa Energy Balls with Sea…

My “Project: Sugar-Free”: Interview with Carina

Twenty-eight-year-old Carina (Instagram handle @copacarina), who’s been sugar-free for three months, is excited to share her experiences with us today as part of the Project: Sugar-Free interview series (which also includes chats with Linda,…

Recipe: Black Forest Chocolate Cherry Energy Balls

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My dears, I’ve got yet another recipe for you that fits in perfectly with Phase 2 of the Sugar-Free Challenge and the Clean Eating concept! These Black Forest Chocolate Cherry Energy Balls are wonderful for when you find yourself craving something…

Recipe: Chocolate Hazelnut Coffee Breakfast Bowl

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The lighter the coffee, the more delicate the aroma, and light-roasted coffee is the star of this Coffee Breakfast Bowl, which – like my Coffee Banana Smoothie – transforms your coffee jolt into a nourishing, filling breakfast. By the…

My “Project: Sugar-Free”: Interview with Rebekka

As part of the Sugar-Free Challenge interview series (check out the chats with Linda and Benjamin), I had a chance to speak with Rebekka about her experiences. On her blog momentchenmal, Rebekka (31) posts about her (family) life and the…

Recipe: Cranberry Macadamia Energy Balls with Mochi Rice

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Are you guys familiar with mochi rice? It’s a short-grain rice variety that’s extra chewy and used in a lot of East Asian desserts. Because it’s slightly sweet, it fits perfectly into this awesome Macadamia Cranberry Energy Ball recip…

Basic Recipe for a Power Breakfast: Zoats {Zucchini Oatmeal}

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My dears, I know it’s been a while, but today I’m pleased to share yet another Basic Recipe for a Power Breakfast with you that also fits beautifully into Phase 2 of the Sugar-Free Challenge: Zoats! Never heard of them? “Zoats” is…

Recipe: Buckwheat Crêpes (Galettes) with Cream Cheese, Dill, and Horseradish | Project: Sugar-free {Phase 1}

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Even though we’re now in Phase 2 of the Sugar-Free Challenge, I’m excited to share a quick and tasty Phase 1 recipe with you today: Buckwheat Crêpes! Known as galettes in French, these savory crêpes come from the region of Brittany in…

Recipe: Sweet Potato Brownies and Blogger Workshops with California Dried Plums

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Greetings from Austria! My dears, today marks the second day of Phase 2 of this year’s Sugar-Free Challenge – and today I’ll also be giving yet another Clean Eating Basics Workshop, this time here in Vienna. Phase 2 reintegrates starchy…

My “Project: Sugar-Free”: Interview with Benjamin

As part of the Project: Sugar-Free interview series (check out my interview with Linda last week), we have the pleasure of speaking with Benjamin today about his experiences. Benjamin Wagner (24) lives in Bamberg and began the 40-Day Sugar-Free…

My “Project: Sugar-Free”: Interview with Linda

Hi all! Over the past few years, I’ve been posting regularly about my personal experiences with Project: Sugar-Free. But this year I’ve decided to hand over the mic to the other Challenge participants, since there’s nothing really new…

Recipe for a Savory Breakfast: Green Shakshuka (Poached Eggs with Spring Vegetables)

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Yesterday I posted the recipe for my Red Shakshuka (Poached Eggs in Tomato Sauce). And as promised, I’m sharing another variation with you today: Green Shakshuka! It’s a quick and super tasty dish that also fits in perfectly with Phase…

Recipe for a Savory Breakfast: Red Shakshuka (Poached Eggs in Tomato Sauce)

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Have you guys heard of Shakshuka? (Somehow I always have trouble remembering the name!) ;-) Originating in North Africa and a national dish in Israel, Shakshuka is a savory breakfast that traditionally comprises eggs poached in a sauce made…

Recipe: Beetroot Bolognese with Quinoa

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We’re now two weeks into the Sugar-Free Challenge, and I keep getting asked by all of you: “What kinds of pasta can we eat during Phase 1?!” I didn’t realize how many of you would be missing pasta! Since Phase 1 is based around a…

Reading Labels: Ingredients Lists + Nutrition Facts | Project: Sugar-Free

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A question that often comes up in the “Project: Sugar-Free” Facebook group (and that I also get asked personally): “This product says ‘Carbohydrates, 57.4 g’ and then underneath it says ‘Sugars, 2.8 g’ – so we shouldn’t eat…

Recipe: Vanilla Chia Pudding with Cinnamon and Coconut Milk | Project: Sugar-Free {Phase 1}

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Those of you who’ve read my book Zuckerfrei might recall the mention of a “super snack” among the tips for dealing with cravings (page 33): Vanilla Chia Pudding with Cinnamon and Coconut Milk. Yet you won’t find the actual recipe in…

Recipe: Savory Breakfast Granola with Yogurt | Project: Sugar-Free {Phase 1}

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There are already plenty of breakfast recipes here on the blog – but almost all of them are sweet (and sweetened with fruit!). At the same time, I’m always being asked for savory breakfast options! One good choice is my Gluten-Free Coconut…

Recipe: Brownie Energy Balls

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Since I know how much you all love Energy Balls, I’m excited to share an awesome new recipe with you today: Brownie Energy Balls! Since they’re sweetened only with dates and made with raw cacao, they little bites make a great alternative…

Eating Well in the Long Run {Clean Eating}

Year after year, “exercise more” and “eat better” are at the top of virtually everyone’s list of good intentions (as detailed in my recent post). Now the first week of the New Year is behind us – and so many of our ambitious New…

Recipe: Baked Pumpkin Soup with Apple

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There are doubtless thousands of recipes for pumpkin soup floating around the Internet – nevertheless, I want to share this new recipe for Baked Pumpkin Soup with Apple. I just love it! I should mention that despite the “fruitiness,” this…

Recipe: Pumpkin Pie Smoothie Bowl

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I just have to share this new breakfast recipe with you – it’s amazing! I’m going through a serious bowl phase at the moment: a few days ago I posted the recipe for my beautiful Persimmon Breakfast Bowl, and over the past few weeks, I’ve…

Basic Recipe for a Power Breakfast: Ayurvedic Millet Porridge with Sautéed Apricot and Banana

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Today I’ve got another Basic Recipe for a Power Breakfast for all of you: Ayurvedic Porridge! To find out more about the basic principles behind Ayurvedic diets, as well as explanations of the three doshas, check out this post. Breakfast…

Recipe: Baked Apples with Vanilla Sauce {Clean Eating and Sugar-Free}

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I love baked apples, but they usually contain crazy amounts of sugar. That’s why I decided to develop my own Baked Apple recipe – clean-eating compliant and minus all that sugar. I already shared this recipe on Facebook this morning,…

Recipe: Persimmon Breakfast Bowl

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PROMOTION I’ve got another beautiful breakfast bowl for you! This one uses the bright orange “Rojo Brillante” persimmon from Persimon® BOUQUET as a base. The Spanish “Rojo Brillante” persimmons are rather large and have an ovoid…

Regional Superfoods: Kale + Kale Chip Recipe

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Hello my dears! You may have noticed that things have been a bit quieter on the blog than usual – but all that means is that there’s a lot more going on behind the scenes! ;-) In December, I’ll be posting here about all of my new projects,…

Yoga at the Airport: Frankfurt, San Francisco …

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For our vacation in the USA this year, my husband and I flew from Frankfurt to San Francisco and back again. In 2012, San Francisco Airport (SFO) became the very first airport to offer a yoga room that every traveler can use free of charge before,…

Healthy Snack Ideas for Halloween: Banana Ghosts, Clementine Pumpkins, Apple Teeth …

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Okay, so we all know that Halloween involves a lot of candy (even here in Germany)! But it's also possible to make healthy snacks while keeping things in line with the spooky holiday spirit. Clementine Pumpkins, Apple Teeth, Banana Ghosts, and…

A Visit to the Meditation Gardens in Encinitas (San Diego, California)

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On our recent road trip through California, Arizona, and Nevada we made a stop in Encinitas, California a small coastal city between Los Angeles and San Diego that counts as one of the best surf spots on the planet. And right in the middle…

Clean Eating in California, Arizona, and Nevada

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In meinem ersten Blogbeitrag über unseren Roadtrip durch Kalifornien, Arizona und Nevada habe ich schon angekündigt, dass ich noch vom Essen auf unserer Reise berichten werde - und irgendwie ist auch klar, dass ich da nicht drum herum komme,…

Eating Well on a Budget: Seven Tips

Being strapped for cash doesn’t mean you have to eat unhealthy food – eating well doesn’t have to be expensive! Below, my seven tips for nourishing your body when you don’t have lot of to spend (not just for students!): Buy…

Road Trip Through California, Arizona, and Nevada

Wow, time really flies! In September my husband and I were on vacation in the USA for three weeks – and now we’ve already been back in Germany for two. The jetlag is behind us, the leftover work is finished, and it’s time to start posting…

Recipe: DIY Autumn Vegetable Stock Powder with Pumpkin

Making your own instant veggie stock powder ­– free from all the gunk and additives you’ll usually find in the store-bought stuff – is so much easier than you’d think. A few months ago I posted a how-to for DIY Sugar- and Yeast-Free…

Green Smoothies: What to Leave Out

Green smoothies have been growing in popularity for several years now – I don’t think there’s anyone who hasn’t tried one yet! As I did with my post Green Smoothies: Five Beginner Mistakes – and How to Avoid Them, I follow the recommendations…

Recipe: Quick and Easy Mediterranean Heirloom Tomato Salad

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Recently, I paid a visit to Hamburg’s Isemarkt and came home with a basket full of beautiful fruits and vegetables. I love it there! It’s just so much fun strolling through Eppendorf. The next time you visit Hamburg, be sure to check out…

Make Your Own (Pseudo)Grain Milks: Oat, Rice, Quinoa, Buckwheat …

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As you all already know, it’s super easy to make non-dairy milks using nuts – almond milk is by far the most popular. But did you know that grains and pseudograins also make beautiful plant milks as well? Oat milk, rice milk, quinoa milk,…

Recipe: Superfood Popsicles – Raspberry Chia Pudding & Açaí Blackberry

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So we didn’t exactly have the nicest summer in Germany (or at least here in Hamburg): July and August felt like autumn! In just a few hours, I’m heading out to California to escape this crappy weather. Anyway, summer will eventually find…

Superfoods: Papaya

I hadn’t really given much thought to papayas until I tried one fresh from the tree when visiting Hawaii last year. I didn’t need much convincing after that! Versatile, flavorful, and bursting with vitamins and minerals, particularly vitamin…

Recipe: Pineapple Turmeric Lemonade – Perfect for Summer!

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Summer has finally returned to Hamburg – I was starting to think we’d seen the last of it! Today it’s a beautiful 31°C and to celebrate, I’ve whipped up a refreshing Pineapple Turmeric Lemonade. It takes just a couple minutes to…

Recipe: Banana Bread with Hazelnuts {No Added Sugar}

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I am constantly getting requests to post recipes for sugar-free cakes! And I totally understand – making a delicious cake without using any sugar at all isn’t so straightforward. Cake without sugar is more like bread! ;-) (More info on this…

My Top 10 Breakfast Trends {Clean Eating}

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I think you all know how much I love breakfast at this point – right?! You may also be aware that I’m a huge fan of food trends. In today’s post, I’m combining both loves to present my Top 10 Clean Eating Breakfast Trends! Given…

Basic Recipe for a Power Breakfast: Pitaya Bowl {Pitahaya / Dragonfruit}

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My Basic Recipe for a Power Breakfast series continues! Today I’ve got a somewhat exotic power breakfast for you that’s absolutely delicious in summertime. In Hawaii and California, where I visited last fall, pitaya bowls were one of the…

READING LABELS: INGREDIENTS LISTS + NUTRITIONAL VALUES | PROJECT: SUGAR-FREE

Von Zeit zu Zeit gibt es immer mal wieder größere oder kleinere „Lebensmittelskandale“. Im letzten Jahr standen die Billig-Brötchen und -Brote, die in den Backstationen von Supermärkten und Discountern vor Ort aufgebacken werden, unter…

Clean Eating: DIY Convenience Foods with No Added Sugar

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Recently, I’ve become much more aware of how important healthy alternatives to your favorite foods and dishes are to all of you. The good news? Most of what you can buy at the supermarket can easily be made at home – and you’ll be able…

Avocado Special Part 3: How to Prep Avocados + Recipe

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PROMOTION For the third and final post in my Avocado Special Series, I get a little deeper into how to use avocados – and at the end of the post, I’ve included recipe for a summery and refreshing avocado-based dessert! © Franzi Schädel First,…

Avocado Special Part 2: Buying and Storing Avocados + Recipe

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PROMOTION Welcome to Part 2 of my Avocado Special Series! Today I’ll tell you more about selecting and storing avocados. For a long time, it wasn’t so easy for me to tell when a Hass avocado was ripe, and I wasn’t sure what to look for…

Avocado Special Part 1: Avocado the Superfood + Recipe

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PROMOTION Avocados are everywhere! On Instagram you’ll find avocado roses (find them at #avocadorose, #avocadoflower, and #avocadolove), avocado on (sweet potato) toast (often with a poached egg), and then all over newspapers, magazines,…

Sweet Potato “Toast” – Gluten-Free Bread Swap

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It’s funny how food trends work: they materialize out of nowhere, and then boom, they’re everywhere! The new kid in town is Sweet Potato Toast, which Kelsey from Little Bits of… came up after she had a craving for avocado toast but didn’t…

Recipe: Coffee Banana Smoothie

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I gotta admit: since I attended a blogger breakfast hosted by Tchibo a few weeks ago, I’ve developed a bit of coffee fever. Okay, not just a “bit” – I have major coffee fever right now! Or maybe it’s that I just finished a “water…

Recipe: Strawberry Mango Quinoa Salad

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Guys, this Strawberry Mango Quinoa Salad is so delicious, quick to make, and perfect for the summer season that I’ve just got to share it with you! The original recipe was posted by Julia at Balance-Akt a few years ago. When I came across…

Basic Recipe for a Power Breakfast: Instant Oatmeal / Porridge

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By now, you’re all well aware of my love of breakfast – right? :-) Well, as much as I enjoy taking the time to put together a beautiful breakfast, I also enjoy wandering down the breakfast aisle at the health food store and checking out…

Recipe: Cranberry Vanilla Energy Balls

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In a recent post about my Clean Eating Workshop – which I held for Kneipp, a body products brand, in the tiny Austrian alpine town of Kitzbühel – I promised you all the recipe for the Cranberry Vanilla Energy Balls. Here it is!  [recipe] I…

Cooking Quinoa: 5 Tips

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I’ve been cooking with the pseudograin quinoa for several years now, and I’ve noticed it’s been showing up more and more in restaurants and cafés – and is also being hailed as a superfood. But cooking quinoa is a bit different from…

Recipe: Oven-Roasted Aspargus with Wild Herb Pesto

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Asparagus season is upon us! I love asparagus, and also like seeking out combinations beyond the usual asparagus + potatoes + hollandaise sauce. My Asparagus with Orange Pistachio Salsa is one example, but this week I came up with yet another…

Make Your Own Vegetable Stock: Three Ways (No Sugar or Yeast)

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Before I started my Clean Eating journey several years back, I always used store-bought stock cubes for cooking – yes, the ones that are jam-packed with chemicals and preservatives. When I made the decision to change my diet, I set out to…

Recipe: Apple Cinnamon Buckwheat Granola (Gluten- and Sugar-Free)

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Today – as I announced in the previous post – I’ll be sharing the recipe for my Apple Cinnamon Buckwheat Granola, which I developed and prepared at the event for the brand Kneipp in Austria a few weeks ago.  What I like most about…

Clean Eating with Kneipp in Tyrol, Austria

PROMOTION You may have already noticed if you follow me on social media, but this past Friday and Saturday I was in Austria to hold a workshop with German natural body products brand Kneipp. Specifically, we were at the Green Spa Resort Stanglwirt…

Recipe: Make Your Own Coconut Milk {Two Versions}

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As is the case with other types of nut milk, it’s super easy to make your own coconut (nut) milk – but up until just a few months ago, I was still buying coconut milk in cans. What convinced me to switch to DIY? One day, when I was preparing…

Recipe: Blueberry Muffin Energy Balls

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PROMOTION The demand for healthier snacks and sweets is particularly high right around now, during Lent, when many readers give up industrial sugar as part of Project: Sugar-Free. While I don’t think it’s a great idea to replace industrial…

HEALTHY EATING AT THE OFFICE: CLEAN EATING INSTANT RAMEN NOODLES (VEGAN & GLUTEN-FREE)

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I’m sure you’re all already familiar with instant ramen noodles. I’ve never actually eaten them, but it always raised my hackles whenever my classmates at school or university used to make them. Why? Because the “classic” instant noodles…

Basic Recipe for a Power Breakfast: Green Smoothie Bowls

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As regular readers of this blog, you’re all familiar with Smoothie Bowls, of course. :-) You may have also seen my Basic Recipe for Açaí Bowls. Well, today I’m adding a new bowl to the family: Green Smoothie Bowls, a wonderfully thick…

Recipe: Superfood Oatmeal and the Bowl Trend

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PROMOTION Bowls and Superfoods are two of the biggest Clean Eating trends around – and now we’ve combined them to make Superfood Bowls! Just like Açaí Bowls and Smoothie Bowls, a Superfood Bowl makes a quick, nourishing, and delicious…

Recipe: Coconut Date Energy Balls with Raspberries for Valentine's Day

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Hello my dears! Though I’m not really a Valentine’s Day kinda person, I decided to spontaneously whip up a little V-Day recipe yesterday. The result: Coconut Date Pralines with Raspberries. This recipe is as easy as it gets, since it only…

DIY Fermented Vegetables – Directions + Recipe: Lamb’s Lettuce with Ricotta, Fermented Beetroot, and Walnuts

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Fermentation is one of the oldest methods of preserving vegetables. Fermented veggies retain all nutrients (since they’re never heated) and also support a healthy gut biome due to the presence of lactic acid bacteria.     The…

Prep + Recipe: Kale Salad With Cranberries

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Today I’d like to introduce you to my savory-tart Kale Salad with Cranberries, which I absolutely love making in winter! Admittedly, it took me a while to get into kale. Here in Germany, we don’t traditionally eat it raw – it’s usually…

Eat More Fruit! 7 Tips

When I posted “Eating More Vegetables – 7 Tips” a few months ago, I didn’t expect they’d resonate so much with all of you – they even got picked up by the online edition of a major food magazine! (I’m not linking them here…

Seven Tips for Healthier Living, Starting Today

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The New Year opens up all kinds of possibilities for change. Exercise more, eat better, stress less – all good intentions!   Last year, I gave you some tips for turning intentions into habits; this year, I’m excited to share…

The Final Stop on Our Honeymoon: Seattle

Today I’m excited to tell you all about our time in Seattle! Just for some context: for our honeymoon, we flew from Hamburg to Frankfurt, then Frankfurt to San Francisco (a flight on the A380, and that alone was an incredible start to our…

Recipe: Christmas Energy Balls

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Okay, so we all (over)indulge during the holidays – but it’s worth getting a few healthy snacks in there as well! My husband and I are both fans of these date-based Christmas Energy Balls, which get their seasonal cred from the gingerbread…

Hawaiian Vacation: a Visit to the Dole Pineapple Plantation

PROMOTION Today I’d like to share another highlight from our recent vacation in Hawaii: a trip to the Dole Pineapple Plantation in the heart of Oahu! The Dole Plantation has four main attractions: the Pineapple Express (named for the…

Basic Recipe for a Power Breakfast: Açaí Bowls

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Okay, okay … so the weather isn’t exactly “tropical” up here in Hamburg at the moment, but I’d still love to introduce you to my Basic Recipe for a Power Breakfast: Açaí Bowls. (These bowls are hugely popular in the USA, as you can…

Live Well, Travel Well: Clean Eating in Hawaii (O’ahu)

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After finishing up our road trip through California, we flew out to Hawaii to spend another week on Oahu, the main island of the Hawaiian archipelago and home to Honolulu, the state capital. We wanted to relax a bit after our incredible but…

Live Well, Travel Well: Clean Eating in California

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As many of you know, my husband and I recently spent our honeymoon in the USA – you can read more about our itinerary here. I also give a little insight into our trip in the post detailing my Sugar-Free Pumpkin Spice Latte recipe, that ubiquitous…

Kitchen Timesavers: 7 Tips

As regular readers of this blog know, my meals must be nourishing and delicious – and also quick and easy to make! On a normal day, I can’t (and don’t want to) spend more than 30 minutes making food. Typically, I cook daily, and mostly…

Recipe: DIY Pumpkin Spice Latte (No Added Sugar)

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We had an absolutely wonderful autumn vacation in the USA! All the pumpkin patches along California’s Highway 1 were just teeming with pumpkins, and every store was selling pumpkin something-or-other. Heaven for all pumpkin lovers! Pumpkin…

CALIFORNIA ROAD TRIP AND A HAWAIIAN VACATION

Hello my dears! As I announced in the newsletter the day before yesterday, I’ll be sharing some blog posts about my honeymoon in the coming weeks. After our civil ceremony last year, we held a church wedding at the end of September followed…

Baking Without Wheat Flour or Sugar

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At first, baking according to the Clean Eating concept (Clean Baking) was a real challenge. I wanted to bake without white flour (and now and then, without any flour at all), baking powder, butter, eggs, milk, or sugar – in other words, all…

Recipe: Mango Lassi Overnight Oats

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I know that many of you love Overnight Oats just as much as I do – and that’s why I thought it was about time to post another recipe! I’ve made my Mango Lassi Overnight Oats several times in the past few weeks, and recently I’ve even…

MAKE YOUR OWN FRUIT ROLLS – CLEAN EATING SNACK

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I first tried fruit rolls a few years ago after I came across them while shopping at the German vegan supermarket chain Veganz. Fruit rolls are puréed fruits that have been dried to obtain a “leathery” consistency. They bring to mind all…

Autumn Recipe Collection

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As much as I love spring and summer, I also love the cozy autumn – especially autumn cooking! I love pumpkin and beetroot, figs and thyme, apples and pears, and all the other treasures that are in season in autumn. That’s why I’ve decided…

Recipe: Oven-Roasted Summer Vegetables

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I’ll admit it: the weather in Hamburg is not really that summery right now. Since I got back to the Hanseatic city from Mallorca this past week, I’ve been stuck with the feeling that autumn is upon us. It’s been raining almost continuously!…

Recipe: Panzanella (Tuscan Bread-and-Tomato Salad)

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A few weeks ago I was invited to a bread tasting at the family-run Hamburg company Steinmetz, which is the oldest bread maker in Germany! I got to try all kinds of bread and ended up making a Panzanella, a hearty and satisfying Mediterranean…

Eat More Veggies! 7 Tips

Ever find it hard to get in enough greens? While most of us can easily eat tons of fruit, salads and veggies often fall by the wayside. Although I’ve always eaten lots of fruits and vegetables, I’ve gravitated more toward fruit. That’s…

Recipe: Quinoa Stir-Fry with Chanterelles and String Beans

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Woohooo! Guys, as I announced in my most recent post, things are (probably) going to be calming down around here in the next few months. After a very demanding spell that required a lot of overtime and weekend work, I’ve finally made it through…

Watermelon "Pizza"

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Ever since I my enjoyed my first Watermelon Pizza a few weeks ago on Fuerteventura, I’ve been wanting to make my own at home! As you can see, the “crust” of this refreshing summer treat is made of sliced watermelon (about two centimeters…

Basic Recipe: Nicecream – Vegan Banana Ice Cream

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A few months ago, I stumbled across Nicecream – or ‘Nana Ice Cream – on Instagram and my curiosity was immediately piqued! Turns out that Nicecream is a raw vegan “ice cream” that uses blended or puréed bananas as a base (as opposed…

Overnight Oats: Three Recipes for Spring

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A new season, a new collection of Overnight Oats recipes! For the past year, I’ve been posting sets of seasonal Overnight Oats recipes with four or five recipes per post: Overnight Oats: Vier sommerliche Rezepte Overnight Oats: Fünf…

Clean Eating Snack: Edamame with Sea Salt

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Since my most recent Clean Eating snack recipe, Roasted Chickpeas, was such a big hit with you guys, I’ve decided to post another snack recipe today! I’m always getting requests for delicious, healthy, compliant snacks in the context of…

Clean Eating Snack: Roasted Chickpeas

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Today I’m happy to share another recipe for a snack that’s tasty, healthy, and super quick to prepare and fits perfectly into Project: Sugar-Free and the Clean Eating concept: Roasted Chickpeas. In addition to vegetable proteins, chickpeas…

Recipe: Colorful Veggie Stir-Fry with Swiss Chard from the Alnatura Cookbook

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While shopping at Alnatura – one of Germany’s biggest organic supermarket chains – a while back, I came across the Alnatura cookbook, where I found a beautiful recipe for Swiss Chard and Carrot Stir-Fry with Hemp Seeds. I modified the…

Recipe: Cheesy Savoy Cabbage Chips (Vegan)

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A few weeks ago, I posted a pic on Instagram of Heimatgut’s vegan “cheese” flavor savoy cabbage chips, which I picked up at German supermarket chain Veganz. The chips were excellent, but they were just a little too pricey to justify purchasing…

Recipe: Make-Your-Own Almond Milk

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Whether it’s in my Overnight Oats, Porridge, or for baking, I use a lot of almond milk and other nut milks, since they make great alternatives to dairy milk. Here in Germany, however, milk alternatives are not allowed to officially be called…