Pear, caramel and crumble 🌱

Caramel sauce without cream and refined sugar – is that possible? “Absolutely!”, says the vegan me. “Well, not quite.”, would probably the lawyer in me respond. Today, I feel more vegan than lawyer-y and decided to share a true culinary revolution. At least according to me. Sous-vide pear: Peel and halve a pear. Remove the…

Apple and potato 🌱

In the Swiss cuisine, there’s a variety of dishes featuring apple and potato. On this plate, I’ve combined a few of them in a completely new manner. And you know the best part? It’s completely vegan. Mashed apples and potatoes: Boil two parts peeled potatoes with one part peeled apple. Taste with salt. Once soft,…

S’mores 🌱

Have you ever had a dessert that delicious that just had to have some more? Well, that’s exactly what this overseas campfire treat promises you. Graham crackers with melted chocolate and marshmallows just sound too good to be true, right. Today, I’m presenting my deconstructed, plant-based version of this American classic. Fudge: Melt 100 g…

Leek variations 🌱

Combining different textures creates a culinary sensation of a completely new dimension. In this dish, which works equally well as a side and on its own, silky, soft, firm and crunchy elements are all married on the plate. Dried leek: Clean the green part of a leak thoroughly. Separate the leaves and dry at 80Β°C…

Roasted cauliflower with scrambled tofu 🌱

Plating with flowers is dear passion of mine. I have a small garden, where I cultivate my own ecological edible flowers. During winter, when growth is sparse, I have to rely on alternative decorative items. A veggie also qualifying as a flower is the perfect replacement. Roasted cauliflower: Separate cauliflower into small bouquets. I used…

Food expert for Nau.ch

January is long gone and so is the month of sugar, alcohol and animal (by-)product avoidance. The experience was matchless. Even if I felt an amazing energy boost, I realized at the same time that I wasn’t quite ready for an absolute cessation. My take-away from the January challenge is a week of abstinence a…

Sweet polenta (Siessi PolΓ€ntΓ€) πŸ‡¨πŸ‡­

In Valais, my sources say, it’s popular to enjoy polenta not only as a savory dish but also in its sweet variations. Paired with sun-ripe apricots from the Valais orchards and a generous dollop cream, this treat is mouthwatering. For the Swiss Food Discovery hosted by dear Silvie, I prepared a plant-based version. Polenta pudding:…

Shallot β€’ Potato β€’ Flower sprout β€’ Cashew 🌱

High–quality produce with a long history of togetherness are again married in this plant-based dish. The mellow pastel colors with darker accents cater for a pleasant experience for the eye and the palate. Shallot pickles: Peel and halve shallots. Pickle in a pickling liquid consisting of equal parts of water and vinegar seasoned with agave…

Turnip β€’ Skirret β€’ Raisin β€’ Yellow beet 🌱

When moving abroad, you don’t only leave people and places behind, but also tastes. For me, turnip was a veggie I greatly missed after moving to Switzerland. It’s fairly uncommon in the German-speaking part of the country, so you can imagine the joy I felt, when I found it on the farmers’ market. In Finland,…