• Lunch Salad You’ll need after the Holidays (Great for the Immune System)

    Alright people, it’s time to make 2015 awesome! Here’s a detox salad that helped me & my body fight off the negative effects of all the sugar indulged in over the holidays. There’s just been too much sugar and too little vitamins a bit too often in the holiday meals. This salad is a perfect detox lunch, because it: 1) is easy to prepare, 2) contains fresh (green) veggies, 3) is easy to bring along, 4) gives a feeling of satiety for hours. Spinach is an important source of zinc. Zinc is an important mineral for a healthy immune system. Bell pepper is a good source of vitamin C, equally important…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Tasty tacos with veggies, feta and minced beef

    Tacos can be as nutritious or as bad for you as you make them. Personally, I think that just because something is ‘bad for you’ in its original form doesn’t mean you have to stop loving it all together – it just means you can find a healthier alternative and still enjoy! These tasty tacos are perfect for a casual dinner with friends or a fun family meal (with kids), and they are also super healthy. P.s. you could also make this recipe using tortilla wraps but, unless you are making your own tortilla wraps, opt for taco shells because store bought tortilla wraps are full of conservatives, artificial flavors…

  • Healthy Lasagna

    This healthy lasagna tastes yummy but actually contains lots more vegetables than you would guess! Garfield would have eaten it up in a flash – and so will your kids! 🙂 This is also a dairy free lasagna recipe, making this lasagna way less caloric and way healthier than your regular alternative. Ingredients Serves 4. Prep time: 60 minutes. Beef, organic, minced, 300g White onions, 2 medium ones, diced Carrots, organic, 2 medium ones, cut in thin slices Celery, 5 stalks, cut in thin slices Tomatoes, 4 pieces, diced Tomato sauce, organic, 200ml Garlic, 2 cloves, finely chopped Red pesto, 4 tbsp Lasagna pasta sheets (store bought or homemade) Cheese…

  • Red Cabbage & Zucchini with Fried Potatoes and Salmon

    Leftover veggies in the fridge lead to this ultimately satisfying combination! Try it out when in the mood for a light, vegetable-based meal. You can easily replace the salmon with chicken, if that is what you prefer. You’ll need (all preferably organic) – for 3 persons (or 2 + lunch leftovers for next day) – olive oil for frying – 1 white onion – 1 medium size red cabbage, outer leaves removed – 1 zucchini – 1kg potatoes – 300g wild salmon (fresh or defrosted) – 1 or 2 cloves of garlic (to your liking), crushed/cut in small pieces Recipe 1. Peel potato if not organic. Slice potatoes and place…