Gluten-Free Granola Bars with Pistachio

The search for guilt-free, highly nutritious snacks is kind of a never-ending journey for me. But never-ending in a good way. I always find myself cringing at some of the daily snacks consumed by so many people I pass by as I go about my day. The common denominator seems to be high carb, high sugar and highly refined ‘foods’ straight out of plastic wrappers. Sure they’re great if you’re on the run and simply don’t have time for baking, but in the long-run they can be incredibly …

Vegan Pumpkin Bread with Chocolate and Walnuts. Gluten Free

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Creating healthy desserts that are in line with your particular lifestyle can be a challenge for some. As a vegetarian and most of the times, a vegan, I give a strong focus to high protein, earthy foods, where you’re able to include a sufficient intake of vitamins and minerals, avoiding the use of animal products when it doesn’t make sense. I’m sure you would agree that nothing beats home cooking when it comes to healthy desserts! That’s why this vegan pumpkin bread might just …

Protein Power Snack With Chocolate And Cashew

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Spring is playing with us these days, and temperatures seem to simply go crazy even with 10ºC differences from one day to another. I didn’t have much time to enjoy the trees blooming, because in a few days the temperature dropped and the wind blew away all the petals. When I was a child, trees were blooming in April, and spring was slowly passing. Today, I don’t know if tomorrow is going to be winter or summer. Climate change is not only a cool way to spice up your Oscar speech, it’s something our bodies face every day, challenges their …

Millet Chocolate Energy Bars

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There is more than one month until Easter, and I started my fasting time. I totally excluded eggs and cheese, and I’m basically on a vegan diet now. I’m not doing this for religious reasons, but actually to give my body a pause from metabolising animal protein. Fasting during spring is bliss, because there are so many fresh greens available at the farmers’ market, and it’s also a great opportunity to experiment with new ingredients. I’ve had a bag of millet in my cupboard for quite a while now, and it seemed to be just the right time to …

Avocado and Egg Sandwich with Super Seed Bread

Maybe the evening raindrops or the dense clouds from this morning try to hide them, but there are signs of spring everywhere. The extra hour of daylight, the sound of birds, the first fresh nettles cheering up the stalls at the farmers’ market, people sipping coffee or having lunch in the park, those special sun rays from Saturday morning and that smiling gypsy lady selling delicate snowdrops – everything adds just a little more to a good mood, whipping away the winter depression. I can’t wait for the flowers and tree buds to bloom, but until then, even though my sandwiches are made with fresh spring ingredients, I’m still …

Easy Quinoa Patties with Summer Herbs

While summer is the time of quick salads and fresh fruit smoothies, there is one dish which I’m always ready to heat up the oven or grill for. I love patties because they are so versatile – you can serve them in a whole wheat burger bun with a delicious sauce, you can hide them in a wrap, or simply have them as a quick meal next to a lush salad. They are very easy to make, you can play with ingredients any way you like, and make …