• 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…

  • Pimp My Croissant

    Oh la la, mais oui, ‘ze French croissant. Unfortunately, quite pricey at all the fancy good-quality French bakeries, and quite unhealthy and calorie-loaded at all the cheap supermarkets. How to make a healthier yet affordable alternative? Purchase fresh pastry dough and then build your own croissants at home. It will only take about 30 minutes of your time. It will be a healthier breakfast that tastes just as good (if not even better) than store bought croissants (with all sorts of unorganic and artificial additives). I used fresh pastry dough, in this case by “Tante Fanny”, which I purchased in the cooling section of the Hoogvliet supermarket (in The Netherlands).…

  • 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 more healthy 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 dough (store bought or self made) Cheese…

  • Hello Knob Celery! // With Oven Roasted Potatoes and Organic Pork

    Knob celery, also called turnip-rooted celery or celeriac, is not a particularly attractive looking vegetable, but it is a flavorful one once you peel it and rid it of its ugliness. It’s really easy to prepare and extremely healthy. It contains vitamin C (most of it will be lost by cooking though, but you could eat knob celery raw in a salad if you wanted to), vitamin B11 (folic acid, known for prevention of various types of cancer (i, ii, iii) and needed for a healthy nervous system), magnesium, calcium, iron and choline (a molecule with a detoxying effect and is good for brain cells). So if you are looking…

  • Triple Berry Crumble!

    This is a delicious dessert. The key to saving on costs when making it is never using beautiful fresh blueberries or blackberries for it. These fresh berries deserve to be eaten raw for full benefits. In this recipe, where you will cook the fruits, you can better use either frozen blueberries and blackberries from the supermarket, or real bargain blueberries and blackberries which you bought at your local farmer’s market. They will taste just as delicious in this crumble! However, the fresh, and not frozen, strawberries are the key to making this crumble sweet and lovely. You’ll need: Frozen berries, mixed, 250g Fresh strawberries, a 4-5 pieces Purest spelt cookies,…