Vegan Retake on Potatoes with Cheese 🌱

Almost one and a half years ago, I shared a Swiss recipe featuring jacket potatoes and cheese with you. Today, I’m presenting a vegan retake on this culinary highlight from my adopted country. To make it feel more modern, I added a touch of blue butterfly pea flower. What do you think about that? Blue…

Vegan Fall Time Challenge 🌱

Today, I have the pleasure to present my contribution to lovely Lim’s fall time challenge. On my plate, you’ll find pumpkin, apple, ginger, rose hip and chestnut. And my favorite fall time blossom: mums. Marbled rose hip panna cotta: Mix 250 g soy cream seasoned with maple leaf syrup to your liking and 1 tsp…

Vegan Fall Treasures 🌱

I love fall with all its treasures. Chestnuts. Pumpkin. Apple. Beetroot. And mushrooms. That’s what you’ll find in my contribution for the October food challenge hosted by Foodblogs Schweiz. Well, that and a creamy Oatotto. Who else is for team Fall? Oatotto: Roast 200 ml whole oat until golden. Add a finely chopped shallot and…

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: Salsify • Purple carrot • Apple • Wild garlic 🌱

I’m still working off my Easter sugar high and not quite ready for any sweet treats. Maybe I’ll be towards the end of the week. Until then, you’ll have to make do with this vegan dish. Blend one part wild garlic with one part olive oil and two parts soy yoghurt until smooth. Taste with…

Vegan: 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,…

Sweet potato pudding with apple roses and roasted walnuts 🌱

Last year, my older daughter and I decided to cut the refined sugar in January. Luckily enough, a sugar ban doesn’t equal a dessert ban. So far, we’ve came up with a handful of sweet treats without refined sugar, one of which I’m about to share with you now. Sweet potato pudding: Mix 100 ml…

Parsnip • Kale • Sweet potato • Celeriac • Walnut • Apple 🌱

Today, I’m proud to present my dish for the January challenge hosted by Foodblogs Schweiz. This month’s basket contains parsnip, kale, sweet potato, celeriac, walnut and apple. I went all in and created a plant-based feast. Along the journey, I got acquainted with nutritional yeast and was totally blown away. What a wonderful umami flavor!…

Bilberry chutney

One of the perks of having guests over is having tons of leftovers afterwards. Super delicious dishes that can be enjoyed later with almost zero effort. Like fine dining convenience food. For one of our holiday dinners, a guest of ours brought us a scrumptious duck liver pâté that we served as an appetizer with…

Apple donuts (Öpfuchüechli) 🇨🇭

Happy New Year and welcome to the first episode of Swiss Food Discovery in 2020. Today, I’m presenting a dish typical to the Emmental valley in the Canton of Bern. It’s a delicious apple donut, crisp on the outside and tender inside. A dessert worthy for a farmer’s fest. Prepare a batter by mixing 150…

Pumpkin • Apple • Cabbage • Hazelnut • Leek • Brussels sprout 🌱

A couple of weeks ago, I attended a plating class organized by amazing Sabrina Cipolla. Her elevated and elegant, yet light and playful plates are simply awe-inspiring. When I saw this month’s food basket for the November challenge by Foodblogs Schweiz, I couldn’t resist trying to capture all the ingredients in a way she taught…

Deconstructed salted honey pie

Welcome to the United Sweets of America – an Instagram collaboration and dessert journey through the American states. I joined late. I was the last participant, as a matter of fact. And obtained the only state left: Wyoming. As my knowledge regarding the culinary tradition of Wyoming is quite limited, I decided to consult my…

Pumpkin panna cotta with caramel sauce and coconut milky crumbles 🌱

Today, my contribution for the Halloween Gourdgeous collab by wonderful Ashley from Plate and Pen is due. I decided to go for a plant-based dessert featuring gourd: A spicy pumpkin panna cotta with a treacly caramel sauce, coconut milky crumbles (to die for!) and marinated apple and pumpkin. Caramel sauce: Melt 100 g brown sugar…

Smoked sturgeon with carrot slaw

Do you remember my blog post referring to our wedding dinner based on regional produce? Last week, I came across some beautiful smoked sturgeon from the same farm delivering fish for our wedding reception – Tropenhaus Frutigen. Sturgeon is a fairly fatty fish that screams for a tart side dish. A crunchy carrot slaw balanced…

Trout • Apple • Celeriac • Chives

This soup combines a smoky fish piquancy, a tart autumn apple note, subtly earthy celeriac flavors and an oniony chive aroma. It’s easy to make, low on carbs and it plates beautifully. In other words: perfect for your next dinner party. Soup: Peel and chop celeriac and apple, half and half. Boil them in salted…

Apple oatmeal crisp

Autumn is harvest season! And our lovely neighbors were kind enough to share their harvest with us. Wonderful, tart Gravenstein apples straight from the tree. With a little help from my girls, the apples transformed into a delicious oven dish in the twinkling of an eye. Peel and slice 1 kg Gravenstein (or other tart…

Salad with blackberries, pecans and cheese

First day in a hot town after two weeks of sea breeze in the archipelago. Torture. Not just because I had to take a break in my vacation. The city is sticky hot. Literally. I shouldn’t complain about the summery temperatures. In winter, I’ll sure miss them. And I don’t. I just complain about my…

Corn • Milk • Cinnamon • Apple

Are you familiar with Chef’s table on Netflix? It’s a documentary profiling world-renowned chefs. And it never fails to leave me feeling stunned and amazed and inspired all over again. I was watching an episode covering Christina Tosi and the Milk Bar in NYC the other day. I found her cereal milk panna cotta really…