Overnight Oats with Chocolate and Figs

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The little signs are here – an unexpected row of butternut squashes aligned on a stall, a few yellow leaves in the tree next to my studio window, a subtle drop of the daylight intensity, the sunset hour and all those tones of yellow and orange that slowly replace the pink and red at the farmers’ market. The sudden ideas of cooking a stew or having a warm breakfast bowl. All those pumpkin recipes invading….

Crustless Blueberry Pie, My Take on a Transylvanian Recipe

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I love to discover how a classic dish is being re-interpreted in different parts of the world and even in different areas of my country. This crustless blueberry pie is an adaptation of a recipe I tasted while traveling to the lovely Transylvanian city of Sibiu. The local name of the pie is Lichiu, and it is actually a semolina fruit cake combined with a……

Ice Cream Cake with Peanut Butter and Chocolate, The Perfect Summer Desert

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Sometimes life can get boring when you get caught in the same every day routine, other times a lot of things happen within short periods, making you feel like a totally different person from a week to another. Although I was away from my everyday routine for three weeks, wandering along the shores of Sicily, sipping Limoncello, eating Pasta alla Norma and turning 37 at some point in between, I don’t feel like…..

Tomato Pie with Honey and Feta Cheese

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I just got a notification about our Sicily plane check-in – wow, is it already June? The first half of the year passed so quickly and although I try to fill my days with meaningful actions and live mindfully, it still feels like time is going by so fast. Cooking seasonally is one of the ways to live the moment and it’s one of my favorite practices. It already is the tomato season and since I switched my cooking to the Mediterranean mode, I decided to…

Black Bean Quinoa Burger with Activated Charcoal Bun

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Every now and then I like to experiment with a new veggie burger, and especially with summer and barbecue season coming soon, a smoky black bean burger was something I had to try. Adding fiber and protein-packed ingredients such as beans, chickpeas or quinoa to your veggie burgers not only guarantees a nice texture, but also promises a satiating and guilt-free meal…