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 …

Hormone Balancing Creamy Nettle Soup

Life’s opportunities have to be grabbed the moment they appear, because those chances might never appear again. Things are similar with nature, but with a little difference. Every year, its cycles succeed once again, giving us a new chance to get the nourishing benefit from its seasonal veggies and fruits. Eating seasonally is definitely an opportunity for supporting the health of our bodies that we just can’t afford to miss. Well, as they’re only available for a couple of weeks, I see spring nettles as a once-a-year chance to give my body a real …

Spring Gratitude Salad with Greens and Wild Rice

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The last half of February is definitely more about spring and so much less about winter. I stuff my fridge with fresh greens, open the windows wide to let the fresh air wipe out every bad thought left from the winter darkness and take long walks in the park, concentrating to hear the tree buds making their way to the light. I cannot think about anything bad – my heart is filled with love and gratitude for enjoying a new spring and new beginnings in my life. Green and fresh are the way of translating this onto my kitchen table, and this salad is just as …

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 …

Spring Greens Soup with Baked Parsnip Fries

Nothing makes me happier than the first spring picnic in the park. Of course, it’s still pretty cold here and the ground is still wet, so placing the blanket on the grass is totally out of the question, but having a warm soup on the bank, watching the first signs of a blooming spring is definitely a great choice. It’s been more and more difficult for me to bear the winters, and we started to consider relocating during the long winter months somewhere in the Mediterranean. I dream of …

Thai Cauliflower Rice Salad with Peanut Butter Sauce

Spring bloomed in force over here, turning all of us upside down. All of a sudden, the temperature raised from 0 to 13 degrees, the lilac bushes got tiny green sprouts, and the parks suddenly got crowded. After such a long time without seeing the face of the sun, its first rays put me in the mood to plan for holidays. No, we’re not going to Thailand yet (although I’d love to), but I’m celebrating the beginning of spring with…