• Festive Gluhwein (Mulled Wine)

    GLUHWEIN IS RED WINE COOKED WITH SPICES, ORANGES and some sugar. It could be considered a winter version of home made sangria. It is very easy to make, so I think everyone should be trying to make their own this winter instead of buying pre-packed from the supermarket – because it tastes better, contains less sugar and no artificial flavors. Print Recipe Festive Gluhwein (Mulled Wine) Course Drinks Servings Ingredients 1 liter red wine of your choice, nothing too expensive1 orange one half peeled and diced, the other half unpeeled and cut in slices2 tbsp Gluhwein spices to be found seasonally at better supermarkets2 tbsp brown sugar Course Drinks Servings…

  • The healthier pizza: ‘Flammkuchen’

    Pizza, make room. German Flammkuchen coming through. Well, German-French, from the region of Alsace. Flammkuchen is a dish that resembles a pizza, tastes amazing but packs way fewer calories, and much less dairy. It is dough topped with sour cream or yoghurt, onion and bacon, and sometimes a variety of other toppings, such as corn, spinach or peppers. Still, even in its simplest form it tastes equally good. The name comes from the way it’s made: in a fireplace. Flammkuchen literally means ‘flame cake’. Luckily, it can also be made in an oven! Here’s how to make your own: Flammkuchen Recipe Ingredients for 2. Prep time: 30 minutes. Pastry: store bought puff pastry, or make your own…

  • Green Soup

    I used to have a housemate with gorgeous complexion; she would make this soup quite often. Broccoli & zucchini pair up to create a power dish that is a wonderful part of a plant-based diet. Low in calories, high in nutrients. Perfect for reaching or maintaining a healthy weight. Serve along side buttery garlic bread so that it doesn’t become too healthy. Print Recipe Green Soup Course Main Dish Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time 20 minutes Servings Ingredients 1 large broccoli roughly chopped1 large zucchini roughly chopped3 shallots finely chopped3 tbsp cooking oil or ghee1 L good vegetable stock a good vegetable stock is mostly oil and vegetables, and low…

  • Buttery Garlic Bread

    Without butter, but with olive oil. Leave the characterless sugary white bread with artificial additives laying in the supermarket aisle. Indulge yourself in the true garlic bread experience instead. Sourdough bread is key. It pairs perfectly with olive oil and Italian herbs. Print Recipe Buttery Garlic Bread Course Side dish Cuisine Italian Prep Time 10 minutes Servings baguette Ingredients 1 clove garlic minced1/4 cup olive oil1 sourdough baguette available at better bakeries2 tsp oregano/basil/thyme ie. Italian herbs of choice Course Side dish Cuisine Italian Prep Time 10 minutes Servings baguette Ingredients 1 clove garlic minced1/4 cup olive oil1 sourdough baguette available at better bakeries2 tsp oregano/basil/thyme ie. Italian herbs of…

  • Panzanella

    STALE BREAD SHOULD NEVER GO TO WASTE AGAIN! Panzanella is a Tuscan summer specialty based on bread and tomatoes – and it’s absolutely delicious! It’s a very healthy meal, full of fresh ingredients, low in calories and rich in nutrients. Just the process of making it will make you feel like an Italian God/ess, as the aromas and colors fill the plate. I’ve found inspiration for this recipe in the River Cottage VEG Cookbook by a man with a very complicated last name, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall. Print Recipe Panzanella with Tomatoes, Olives & Basil Course Main Dish Prep Time 20 minutes Passive Time 20 minutes (skip this if in a hurry)…

  • Vegetarian Quiche with Broccoli & Goat Cheese

    Vegetarian quiche are underrated. They are a healthy option compared to your regular quiche for several reasons. Plant-based, relatively low on fat, and filled with nutrients. It’s no wonder we love them! Make your own to assure you’re not getting in the high sugar and high salt content often found in pre-made quiches in supermarkets. I use goat and sheep cheese instead of cow cheese, which according to some sources are more easily digested. Serve as dinner alongside a green salad, or use it as your go-to snack by cutting it into small square pieces and storing in the fridge. Print Recipe Vegetarian Quiche with Broccoli & Goat Cheese Course…

  • Carrot & Parsnip Party Sticks

    New Year is approaching and you might be wondering what to make as a party snack. If you opt for this one, you know you are entering the new year in a tasty and healthy way.   Print Recipe Tasty Carrot & Parsnip Sticks Course Side dish Prep Time 20 minutes Servings as side dish Ingredients 200 g carrots no need to peel if organic200 g parsnip no need to peel if organic25 g unsalted butteror or ghee Course Side dish Prep Time 20 minutes Servings as side dish Ingredients 200 g carrots no need to peel if organic200 g parsnip no need to peel if organic25 g unsalted butteror…

  • Baked Wild Salmon with Steamed Broccoli & Buttered Carrot

    Perfectly blue-zone friendly meal. Make it, enjoy it, savor it. It will leave you feeling nourished and your belly fully satisfied. Filled with vegetables, while not feeling like a lifeless salad. Print Recipe Baked Wild Salmon with Steamed Broccoli & Buttered Carrot Course Main Dish Prep Time 20 minutes Servings Ingredients 2 large carrots no need to peel if organic1 broccoli2 pieces wild salmon fresh or frozen, 200-300g3 tbsp cooking oil or ghee Course Main Dish Prep Time 20 minutes Servings Ingredients 2 large carrots no need to peel if organic1 broccoli2 pieces wild salmon fresh or frozen, 200-300g3 tbsp cooking oil or ghee Instructions STEAM BROCCOLI for 10 minutes…

  • Mackerel & Olive Pizza with Fresh Basil

    LAST SUMMER, I MADE THIS DELICIOUS FEISTY PIZZA. It is a summer special worth making again and again! Goes well with a glass of fresh lemonade or white wine. Also perfect for lazy winter nights though, especially with the benefits of fatty fish. MACKEREL IS A FATTY FISH just like salmon, except that is it less expensive. I buy it canned from an organic food store or smoked from a local who catches them in the wild. Whichever you choose, make sure that your mackerel is wild and organic to get the most out of this healthy fish. MACKEREL IS RICH IN omega-3, making it a potent anti-inflammatory food. With…

  • Broccoli Omelette

    I recently posted about the benefits of broccoli as well as tomatoes (especially during summer). I buy organic eggs, and believe they are a good source of protein and other nutrients. And – I just had this for brunch! It was delicious; I truly recommend it for you, or your loved ones! Recipe for 1 (if you are making for 2, just repeat the process twice) one tablespoon of olive oil (we will be frying on low heat) a handfull of (organic) broccoli florets, cut or snapped by hand into small pieces 3 eggs, scrambled 1 (organic) tomato (optional, but very tasty!) Salt ‘n’ peppa Turn the stove on low…