Vegan Rhubarb and White Asparagus Tartar Dome with Wild Garlic 🌱

It’s been a while since I participated in a food challenged. And today, I revive my food challenge participation by killing two birds with one stone and submitting a dish to both Foodblogs Schweiz’s and Anna’s challenges featuring seasonal produce. Foodblogs Schweiz uses rhubarb, strawberries, peppermint, lettuce, tomatoes and asparagus. Anna‘s food basket contains rhubarb,…

Vegan Lentil Salad with Green Asparagus, Cucumber and Chives 🌱

Do you shop your groceries in a store or do you prefer to order online? Most of the time, I order online, even though I usually miss the local produce. With MagicTomato that has changed. And as a bonus, the local produce is available in ecological quality and is delivered within the day. What more…

Vegan Magenta Food 🌱

When I saw that lovely Lim organized a one color food challenge on Instagram, I couldn’t resist participating. Lim had one ask for me – to create a purple dish. Obviously, I wanted to comply. My contribution has the color magenta – a shade of purple (I checked!). Chokeberry jelly: Mix 250 ml chokeberry juice…

Vegan Pumpkin Consommé 🌱

Soups – that’s the brief of the 20th Foodie Challenge hosted by Foodblogs Schweiz. I went for a clear consommé featuring pumpkin. Orange and ginger add a warm fall flavor. What’s your favorite soup? Soup: Steam peeled butternut squash, shallot, garlic, ginger and orange peel with some white wine and water. Don’t forget to season…

Make it Pink – Vegan Edition 🌱

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. According to the motto Make it Pink, I share a culinary creation all in pink with you. Simultaneously, it’s my contribution to promote breast cancer awareness. Beetroot mousse: Peel boiled beetroot, taste with freshly grated horseradish and fleur de sel and add an equal part of soy cream. Blend…

Vegan Raw Food with Barley Grass Dip 🌱

Have you ever tried barley grass? Barley – one of the world’s oldest crops – is said to have multiple health benefits i.a. regarding the digestive system, detoxification and the immune system. Not surprisingly at all, this super food has a long history of medicinal use dating back thousands of years. I was correspondent intrigued…

Vegan Mushroom Pâté with Gooseberry and Red Currant Jelly 🌱

I’m a sucker for pâté. It’s definitely one of my favorite spreads. Usually, I enjoy just like that. But if I feel fancy, I combine it with pickles or a tart jelly. Childhood memories on a plate. Pâté: Sauté finely chopped button mushrooms and shallots in olive oil. Taste with salt and black pepper. Blend…

Vegan Ceviche 🌱

One of my favorite vegan starters has to be faux ceviche. It’s light and zingy and fruity and tangy. All at the same time. This dish really makes your taste buds pop. And best of all, it’s foolproof. Ceviche: Peel, stone and quarter 4-5 lychees per serving. If fresh lychees aren’t available, you can substitute…

Vegan Strawberry and Watermelon Gazpacho 🌱

Berries – that’s the brief for Lim’s summer challenge. I decided to turn sun-kissed strawberries and raspberries into a chilled soup inspired by the delicious Spanish signature dish. Gazpacho: Blend equal parts of strawberries, watermelon and cherry tomatoes, purple onion and garlic as well as lime juice, fleur de sel and chili to your liking….

Vegan Enchanted Forest 🌱

Remember the monthly food challenge hosted by Food Blogs Schweiz? It’s been a while since I participated last time. Mainly because the brief didn’t correspond with me. This month’s brief – BBQ – does and I decided to give it a go. For this vegan treat, I grilled green asparagus, button mushrooms and lemon and…

Vegan Veggie Strudel 🌱

Spring on a plate – that’s how I’d like to describe this dish. Mellow green tones with white and lilac accents. Season veggies served steamed, raw and seared. A combination of crunchy and soft, crisp and silky. A wonderful marriage of tastes and textures. Veggies strudel: Clean and finely chop equal parts of green asparagus,…

Vegan Asparagus Mousse with Stewed Rhubarb and Fresh Strawberries 🌱

Parenthood is filled with sweet and salty moments: laughter, love, concern and sometime despair. This dish – in honor of Mother’s Day – is very much like that. Sweet and savory at the same time. Asparagus mousse: Peel and chop white asparagus. Taste with vanilla extract and fleur de sel. Simmer until soft. Blend until…

Vegan Dalgona Coffee with a Trio of White Asparagus 🌱

Have you already tried Dalgona coffee – the latest viral trend on social media? It’s a luscious and rich drink consisting of equal parts of instant coffee, sugar and hot water whipped until creamy and served with hot or iced milk. The name derives from the Koran name for its famous honeycomb toffee, to which…

Vegan: Endive • Fig • Onion • Flower sprout 🌱

After days of chocolate eggs, chocolate bunnies and pastry, I think it’s time for something lighter and more healthy. What do you think? Mix sweet mustard with puréed figs. Brush it into am the shape of a half moon. Place leaves of young red endive and coins of your red onion onto the mustard. Decorate…

Vegan Radish Root to Leaf 🌱

Incorporating the greens of the veggie you’re preparing into your dish is so satisfying. Not only is it a sustainable way of cooking. It also adds a totally new dimension to the dish. This culinary creation is a simple dish paying tribute to radish. And with that I mean the entire veggie – root and…

Color My Food White 🌱

Leek, black salsify, parsley root, Jerusalem artichoke, beer radish, black radish, Japanese artichoke and fennel. So different and yet – so similar. The pulp of all these wonderful winter veggies is white. And that’s the theme of this plant-based dish: White. Sous vide leek: Cut the white part of the leek into pieces of 2…

Gravlax with grapes, cucumber and horseradish

Gravlax – or cured salmon – is a fond tradition for me. We usually enjoy it lightly salted and lightly cured, but if you like a stronger, heavier version, feel free to play around with the amount of salt and time in the fridge. And seasoning, obviously. Use a pair salmon filets of sushi quality,…

Red cabbage soup with smoked beef tongue

When do you celebrate Christmas? In our family, we celebrate Christmas on Christmas Eve. Yesterday, it was our turn to host the party and I cooked for 14 people. With lots of preparation and help, it was possible to enjoy five distinct dishes and an assortment of cheeses. One of the dishes was this vibrant…

Venison tartare

With falling temperatures, my appetite for raw meat rises. Lucky me, I still have some venison in the freezer. Finely dice fillet of venison and mix it with mustard, finely chopped cornichons and borretana onions. Season with Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco sauce, fleur de sel and black pepper. Assemble by placing quenelles of tartare on a…

Salmon • Beetroot • Grapefruit • Onion

A Christmas wreath on a plate – that’s what I’d like to think this dish represents. Soft tones of purple, pink and terracotta with dark highlights. A feast for both mouth and eye. And a perfect dish to kick off Christmas – Glad Lillajul! Finely blend 250 g of canned chickpeas with aquafaba, 150 g…

Green pea • Goat cheese • Apple • Cucumber 💚

Several years ago, my mother-in-law invited me to a cooking class. Featuring vanilla. It was so informativ, so inspiring and – above all – so much fun. When a saw the topic for the collaboration “Big Bundt – Sexy Sauce” hosted by lovely Ashley from Plate and Pen and amazing Angela and Mark from Cooking…

Pumpkin • Mizuna • Nori • Wasabi 🌱

More experimental cooking – this time inspired by the terrific Japanese cuisine. In this dish, the sweetness and softness of the pumpkin are complemented by the saltiness and crispness of the seaweed. The spiciness of the wasabi, which is mirrored in the decoration, elevates the dish from ordinary to extraordinary. And the dish is completely…

Curried Romanesco broccoli and cauliflower 🌱

Roasted Romanesco broccoli and cauliflower with tastes of India is one of my all time favorite vegan dishes. It’s incredibly palatable and flavorsome, yet light and low in carb. Thickly slice Romanesco broccoli and cauliflower. Drizzle with olive oil and taste with salt, garlic, coriander, cayenne, jeera, onion powder, tumeric, cinnamon and cardamom. Roast with…