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…

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 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 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 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 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: 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 Faux Lox 🌱

What dish is a must on your brunch table? One of my all-time favorites is smoked salmon served with my mother’s delicious mustard sauce. This is a veganized version of that fond culinary memory. Faux lox (“smoked” carrot): Peel and thinly slice carrots. Cover with boiling water tasted with salt and liquid smoke. As the…

Vegan 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…

Pumpkin • Shiitake • Pomegranate • Tamarind 🌱

Experimental autumn cooking with soft, squirting, chewy and crunchy textures combined with sweet, sour, smoky and savory tastes for a guaranteed flavor explosion. That’s the only introduction this dish needs. Pumpkin: Cut the pumpkin into wedges, season with fleur de sel, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg and drizzle with olive oil. Roast for 20 minutes at…

Raspberry mousse in dark chocolate cups 🌱

Today, I treated myself to a new kitchen utensil – a silicon sphere freezer mold. I didn’t buy it in order to make ice, though. I intended to use it for spherical desserts, like this one. Chocolate cups: Melt 25 g dark chocolate and coat the bottom half of the sphere mold. Let set in…

Aubergine with lemon soy yoghurt and pomegranate seeds 🌱

A dear friend of mine once served a dish very similar to this one based on Italian eggplants. When I saw these beautiful tiny white and thin purple Chinese eggplants, I couldn’t resist trying them with a fresh yoghurt dip and sweet pomegranate seeds. Halve the aubergines lengthwise. Drizzle wit olive oil and salt and…

Three overnight power breakfasts 🌱

Good morning sunshines! A power breakfast is great start into the new day. An overnight one is even better. Only a small effort in the morning is needed and – voilà – is you can kickstart your day with a healthy, vegan, low-carb meal. Emerald: Assorted nuts, dried fruit and puffed amaranth with cashew milk…

Lamb burger with a warm feta cheese dip and tahini dressing

Today, the whole family cooked together. We – i.e. my girls – picked the dish: burgers. Burgers are great because the kids can help chopping veggies and kneading the meat. And an individual burger compilation means everyone gets exactly the burger he or she wants. My daughters chopped cucumber, tomatoes and shallots and placed them…

Refreshing cucumber soup 🌱

Spring has arrived to Switzerland with pleasant warm temperatures. This lukewarm soup is light and refreshing and easy peasy to make – a perfect meal after a busy day in the office. Alternatively, the soup can be enjoyed chilled and is thus suitable as an office lunch or even on a hot summer day. Sautée…