Vegan Quince Curry 🌱

Remember my last post featuring quince and my promise to present something savory? Well, those weren’t empty words: Today, I’ll share one of my all time favorite curries with you. An aromatic quince curry with roasted cauliflower, sweet red Jasmine rice and a mellow Daal. How do you like your quince – sweet or savory?…

Vegan Quince Soup 🌱

We have the best neighbors in the whole world. They share not only their grapes, apples and plums with us, but also their quinces. I absolutely L O V E quince. The taste. The consistency. The many possibilities. Today, I’m presenting a sweet treat. Next time, I’ll share something savory. Soup: Clean the quinces, place…

Vegan Autumn Treat 🌱

Grapes, apples and plums from our neighborhood – those are the protagonists of my contribution for the current challenge hosted by Foodblogs Schweiz. This month, the challenge coincides with the Regio Challenge hosted by Kleinbauern Vereinigung. The idea is quite simple: Only consuming produce from a distance of a bicycle tour (30 km) from home….

Vegan Apples with Beans 🌱

When the farmers‘ market gives you wonderful purple beans and you get homegrown apples from your dear neighbors, this culinary creation in complementary colors is born. Bean purée: Blend boiled kidney beans. Taste with fleur de sel and a couple of drops liquid smoke. Apple sauce deluxe: Peel and seed apples. Simmer them in some…

Vegan Cauliflower Fungus 🌱

Cauliflower fungus — that’s the name of the protagonist of my latest culinary creation. It’s somewhat of diva accompanied by its very own entourage consisting of a spider, a bug, some snails and and a whole bunch of pine needles. Eventually, it ended up on a plate — without its pals, but together with black…

Vegan White Chocolate Mousse on Beetroot 🌱

What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when you see my youngest vegan creation? Also “Massacre on a Plate”? What I actually wanted to show, though, was a sweet treat featuring vegetables. What do you think about incorporating veggies into desserts? White chocolate mousse: With an immersion blender, mix equal parts of silken…

Vegan Apricot Kissel with Golden Chlorella 🌱

Some time ago, I received a package Golden Chlorella from Alver for testing purposes. When I published my first recipe in this regard (a vegan pistachio custard with cardamom, strawberries and – quite right – Golden Chlorella), I didn’t have enough experience to judge its health effects. After two months, however, I feel able to…

Vegan Berry Panzanella 🌱

The brief for this month’s foodie challenge hosted by Foodblogs Schweiz is berries. On this occasion, I created a fresh and vivid bread salad. As I love berries and really couldn’t decide upon which one, I used four different kinds. Well, botanically speaking, three of them aren’t berries, actually… Arrange fresh strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and…

Vegan Ratatouille Spehere

One of the perks of spending the summer holidays in one of the most fruitful regions of the country — Seeland — is the infinite access to local produce of excellent quality. This plant-based dish summarizes the diversity of all those beautiful regional veggies. Ratatouille spehere: Sauté chopped onion, bell pepper, aubergine, carrot, squash and…

Vegan Watermelon Nice Cream 🌱

Hot days call for cool treats – like this vegan watermelon nice cream. Watermelon nice cream: Peel watermelon and blend the pulp. Strain the juice through a fine sieve. Set some juice aside for the syrup and mix the rest with an equal part of coconut cream. Transfer to popsicle molds and freeze until firm….

Vegan Melon Salad 🌱

On a hot summer day, melons are probably the best hydrating foods out there. Additionally, they are a great source of potassium. Perfect on a day like today. Salad: Thinly slice peeled and seeded watermelon, Cantaloupe and Galia melon as well as cleaned cucumber. I used a mandoline. I lightly salted the cucumber to make…

Vegan Prosecco Dome 🌱

Do you know what time it is, guys? It’s Prosecco o’clock! Dome: Bring 500 ml Prosecco sweetened to you liking and mixed with 8 g agar agar to a simmer. Simmer for 3 minutes and transfer to portion molds (I used dome-shapes ones). Allow to set in the fridge. Merengue: I used the same ingredients…

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 Summer – Strawberries and Cream 🌱

Nothing says summer quite like strawberries with cream. That holds true in Switzerland as well. For the entire country, as a matter of fact. For the Swiss Food Discovery project, I veganized two very Swiss summery treats – vacherin aux fraises and Äpperigreeme – and married them into a new sweet indulgence. Vegan merengue: Combine…

Vegan Marshmallows Fluff with Raspberries and Dark Chocolate 🌱

Sweet and airy, bitter and crunchy, acid and juicy – this sweet temptation is everything your taste buds desire. Marshmallow fluff: Combine equal parts of aquafaba and powdered sugar by beating the aquafaba until peaks form and gradually adding the sugar until the batter turns stiff and shiny. Taste with vanilla extract to your liking….

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 Sunflower Seed Spread 🌱

Cashew nuts are a popular basis for a variety of vegan cheese options. Even though I appreciate the taste and consistency of these plant-based products, I quite miss the local touch. Sunflower seeds are just the perfect alternative. Sunflower seed spread: Cover 100 g sunflower seeds with boiling water and let them sit for a…

Vegan PB&J Mousse 🌱

A wise man once said that “the discovery of a new dish does more for the happiness of the human race than the discovery of a star”. That man was Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin (1755-1826) and I must say, he was absolutely right. Because that’s what I felt after having tasted this sweet temptation. The most…

Vegan Cream of Morel Mushrooms Soup 🌱

Today, I’m in the kitchen for the Swiss Food Discovery project hosted by lovely Silvie from Citronelle and Cardamome again. The dish I’m presenting is a traditional cream of morel mushroom soup. Well, a vegan version thereof. Wild morel mushrooms can be forged as we speak in the Rigi region and in the canton of…

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,…