Vegan Faux Lox Lolly 🌱

What does salmon and carrots have in common? Correct! Both can be transformed into a heavenly smoked deliciousness. The latter is even vegan. In the Bernese Highlands, the company Wild Foods refines regional and organic produce with an impressive result. A must try for all lox lovers, who feel strongly about sustainability. I decided to…

Vegan Banana Split 🌱

Nothing screams childhood dessert quite like banana split. Personally, I associate this decadent American ice cream based sweet treat with holidays. This week is winter holiday in my hometown and, hence, timing wise, perfect for this fond childhood memory. I wanted to transform the somewhat pedestrian (my new favorite adjective, btw) flavors to fit a…

Vegan Farina Bóna Custard and Sponge 🌱

Are you familiar with farina bóna? Farina bóna literally means “good flour” and is a type of corn flour obtained by fine-milling toasted grain. It originates from Valle Onsernone in Switzerland and was historically part of the daily meal of the local inhabitants. In course of time, the importance of farina bóna decreased and the…

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 Vol-au-Vent with Creamy Mushrooms 🌱

It’s Christmas time all over the world, and Christmas here at home. And Thursday. Which means another episode of Swiss Food Discovery. Today, I have the honor to present a dish my in-laws served at Christmas for many years. Well, my vegan version thereof, obviously. Så riktig god jul ✨ Feliz natal ✨ Shenoraavor Nor…

Vegan Saffron Soup 🌱

Is it possible to create a Christmas dinner that pleases everyone? I say, yes! Are you of the same opinion? Today, I’ll share the starter of our Christmas menu. The main course and dessert will follow. So stay tuned. Soup: Peel and coarsely chop parsnip, carrot and shallot. Simmer in plenty of salted water until…

Vegan Christmas Panna Cotta with Quince 🌱

December – that time of year when our homes are festooned with holiday decorations. When our children are eager to get up in the morning to open the doors on their advent calendars. When our kitchens are filled with the smell of warm winter spices. Today, it’s my turn to open the door in the…

Vegan Gingerbread Ornament 🌱

When two dear Instagrammers – Silvie from Citronelle and Cardamome and Mary from UnAmericanatragliOrsi – organize a gingerbread collab, and gingerbreads happen to be your all time favorite (Christmas) cookies, you have to participate, right? I went for a dreamy, creamy layered mousse ornament with a hint of lingonberry. A vegan creation, that is. Mousse…

Vegan Rispor 🌱

Today, I’m super excited to be cooking for Across Kitchen Lines together with Tarun Sehgal. I’ve prepared a very traditional Swiss dish from the canton of Uri featuring rice and leek. As always, I veganized it and plated it à la Heidi. Risotto: Toast Riso Venere. Add an equal amount of finely chopped leek and…

Vegan Playground 🌱

LEGO is an abbreviation of the two Danish words “leg godt”, meaning “play well“. And that’s exactly what I did in my kitchen today. I filled a LEGO brick mold with a variety of tiramisu panna cotta and placed the bricks on Oreo crumbles – a.k.a. Oreo soil. My playground turned out to be the…

Vegan Autumn Creation from the Swiss Cuisine 🌱

Sauerkraut, potatoes and pears all belong to the domestic autumn cuisine. Since I love to stir up traditions, I decided to combine these lovely, seasonal ingredients into a new culinary creation for Swiss Food Discovey. Is that allowed? Sauerkraut mousse: Blend equal parts of sauerkraut and soy cream. Add 8 g agar agar pro 500…

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…

Vegan Candied Almond Semifreddo 🌱

There’s a long tradition of autumn fairs in Switzerland. For obvious reasons, most of them have been cancelled this year. That’s why we from Swiss Food Discovery decided to share our favorite autumn fair treats with you. Mine features candied almonds. What’s your favorite autumn fair treat? Semifreddo: Start by preparing the sugar almonds. I…

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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…