These two dips are an absolute staple of mine – for adding flavor to a nutritious bowl during the week and especially for serving to guests with chips and veggies. In terms of party nibbles, you’re half-way there with a good dip (or two) in my opinion. And while there are so many great dips you can buy, these combos bring something extra to the table and are incredibly quick to whip up – faster than going to the store. They require little to no prep and consist of pantry ingredients that you can always have at the ready for when you’re in the mood or friends stop by unexpectedly. Alternatively you can make the dip(s) the day before an event.Continue reading “Butter Bean Dips (two ways): Artichoke & Red Pepper”
Cinnamon Raisin Instant Oats
Some decisions are so automatic that they don’t require any thought – like, for me, that breakfast means a berry smoothie bowl with peanut butter. Last weekend, though, I was uncharacteristicaly in the mood for something different. I started running through the options in my head. Pancakes? Crepes? Peanut butter and jam on toast? Dates dipped in almond butter? Nothing felt quite right. Until, that is, I had a vision of a bowl of smooth, cold oats, topped with banana and nut butter.Continue reading “Cinnamon Raisin Instant Oats”
Chickpea Cookie Dough Bars
Most people will agree that cookies are delicious, cookie dough is even better and that cookie dough bars may just be the portable pinnacle of a seriously satisfying treat, steeped in childhood sentimentality and a true party for the tastebuds. Combining the indulgence of cookie dough bars with nutritious ingredients like chickpeas, oats and dates is the ultimate win in my opinion – the pursuit of which is how these bean-based babies were born.Continue reading “Chickpea Cookie Dough Bars”
Banana nut muffins
You’ve only really moved into a new place once you’ve baked muffins… anyone agree? 😀 It’s been over a month since I’ve moved flats and while I’ve done a lot of cooking, made a memorable lasagna and baked scones, there’s nothing quite like the smell of muffins baking that evokes an uncomparably cozy feeling of utter homeliness.
The inspiration – and by that I mean the urgent trigger – for these muffins were the overripe bananas that I’d subliminally assumed my boyfriend would eat and could suddenly ignore no longer. I had to act.
The result: these incredibly easy, nourishing and versatile muffins that kept me going in the afternoons and provided an easy breakfast option – plain or sometimes with a dollop of peanut butter.Continue reading “Banana nut muffins”
Chocolate Peanut Snack Attack Squares
I hope you’re all well and staying healthy and sane. In a time where it’s not as easy or advisable to go to the shops too often and where your favorite local cafe is most likely closed, it’s all the more important to be able to whip up some satisfying treats using simple, ingredients you have in your cupboard and fridge. I’m sure I’m not the only one who enjoys having a little pick-me-up to look forward to mid-afternoon…
Which is where these delightfully easy, fun and delicious chocolate peanut date squares come into play. They don’t require too much prep and use ingredients that you can keep for ages. Whether you’re at home working, studying or just chilling, one of these with a cup of tea or coffee is the perfect way to have a mindful moment.Continue reading “Chocolate Peanut Snack Attack Squares”
Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
After sharing some recommendations for plant-based eating in my last two posts, I’m finally back with another recipe. I’ve been making this fully plant-based banana bread pretty much weekly lately, as it’s so quick to throw together and perfect for snacking on at work or enjoying on the couch with a cup of tea. I love how fudgy it is when I don’t bake it quite through and how melty the dark chocolate chunks are, before the loaf cools!
The fact that it’s made from simple and nutritious ingredients and is only sweetend with fruit and maple syrup makes it even more irresistible (#begoodtoyourself 😉 ) and the perfect staple bake for week nights or lazy weekend mornings.Continue reading “Chocolate Chip Banana Bread”
Maca Peanut & Salted Date Quinoa Granola Crumbs
It’s been a while since my last post, so I’m happy to finally be back with another recipe 🙂 Most of September I was on holiday in Indonesia and somehow I just didn’t have any time or energy to dedicate to my blog or food photography.
But never mind that now, let’s talk about these crunchy, deliciously sweet & salty, nourishing, comforting and super speedy Maca Peanut & Salted Date Quinoa Granola Crumbs. A serious mouthful. What is it exactly? Not chunky enough for granola, yet still kind of clumpy, I wasn’t quite sure what to call this mix (“grumps” came to mind, but didn’t have quite the appeal I was going for), so I settled for “granola crumbs”. They can be sprinkled on top of smoothie bowls or fresh fruit or eaten on their own with mylk, for a satisfying (and seriously addictive!) snack.Continue reading “Maca Peanut & Salted Date Quinoa Granola Crumbs”
Banana Breakfast Bars
It’s my first weekend in my new place and of course I couldn’t wait to test out my new oven 😉
As part of a collaboration with health food company Iswari (if you’re not in Switzerland, check them out here) I’ve been trying some more tasty products, one of which inspired me to make these delicious and nutritious breakfast bars.Continue reading “Banana Breakfast Bars”
Buddha Mug Cake
I’m back to share a new recipe with you that I’ve come up with as part of a collaboration with the health food company Iswari (if you don’t live in Switzerland, check out their international page instead). I only recently found out about them, but immediately fell in love with their product range, and was only too happy to try some of their goodies.
This weekend I got myself acquainted with their “Buddha’s Awakening Morning Protein“, made of 100% organic milled buckwheat, rice protein, banana powder, tiger nut flour, milled flaxseed, carob and activated buckwheat, and boy was I in for an awakening! As much as I liked the sound of the ingredients, I wasn’t prepared for how much I would love the taste of this nutritious combination.Continue reading “Buddha Mug Cake”
Chocolate Covered Pitaya
Pitaya, also known as dragon fruit, is without doubt one of my favorite fruits ever. It feels like such a treat anytime I have it, which is, unfortunately, not offen enough. I remember the first time I tried it, on a trip to China a few years ago, and being utterly fascinated by its appearance and taste. Since then, it’s always had a special place in the (large) part of my heart dedicated to food. Then, last summer I discovered dried pitaya, at an unforgettable food market in Aix-en-Provence, where my boyfriend and I stocked up on lots of wondrous things for our journey home, including passionfruit cubes and dried aloe vera [had no idea that even existed].Continue reading “Chocolate Covered Pitaya”