Carrot Cake Hearts: Be my Swiss Valentine

  Carrot Cake is a traditional cake served in Switzerland, specifically in the canton Aargau. With a icing sugar glaze the cake traditionally comes in orange and white and is a hit for any party. This time, I adapted this Swiss classic recipe to create little Valentine’s Day carrot cake treat – with a white…

Parsnips & Tomato Hummus: A Seasonal Vegetarian Starter

            Winter comes in many colors – that’s why I call this particular starter shades of orange: Honey-Glazed Parsnips and Carrots on Tomato Hummus. Ingredients (for 4 people): Tomato Hummus 1 tablespoon of butter 1 small onion (finely chopped) 1 garlic clove (finely chopped) 4-5 Parsnips 2 carrots 1 teaspoon…

Low-Carb Red Thai Curry Soup with Carrot Zoodles and (Soup-)Chicken

        Here we go with another one of my favorite Thai inspired recipes with a eco-conscious laying hen chicken twist. This is also one of my go to recipes if I want a healthy, low-carb dinner with very little calories: I opted for carrots and Shirataki Noodles instead of classic Noodles. Shirataki…

Seasonal appetizer: Flammkuchen with beetroot, goat cheese and honey

  These seasonal, vegetarian Flammkuchen bites are sure to bring joy! And the beetroot always manages to bring a bit of color into winter season. Ingredients (for approx. 4 people): 1 Flammkuchen dough (storebought) 1 small beetroot 50g goat cheese (creamcheese) 2 tablespoons crème fraiche 1-2 tablespoons honey (liquid) salt and pepper Preparation: Preheat oven…

Homemade Hummus Variation: Tomato Hummus

I always miss fresh tomatoes in winter, but this tomato hummus brightens up my mood right away – and makes a great gift for others who feel the same! And the recipe is as simple as it is good, so let’s go! Ingredients (6-8 jars of hummus): 3 cans of chickpeas 1 jar of sun-dried…

Swiss Winter Cabbage and Raclette Cheese Pie

Purple is the new winter color – or at least if you ask this red and white cabbage Wähe. For anyone not Swiss: Wähe is a traditional, pie or quiche-like dish made of pastry filled with vegetables, cheese or anything else you can think of. Inspired by the delicious recipe by Juckerfarm Farmticker, I opted…

Lasagne al Forno

What’s your favorite part of the Lasagne? Mine is the crust – always the crust! Lasagne always makes me happy, a comforting treat for a cold and grey Sunday or a hearty meal that brings family and friends together. Let’s dig in! Ingredients: Bolognese 2 onions (finely chopped) 2 cloves of garlic (finely chopped) 2…

Chicken Pot Pies! Consciously Indulgent Comfortfood

  With all seasonal vegetables and the meat from laying hens (also called soup-chickens), this twist on a classic comfort food comes in eco-friendly, delicious, and hearty little packages. You can use the soup-chicken meat directly after you made it or, as I did, you can defrost some previously made portions. And here you can…

Leek and Potato Soup: Winter Comfort in a Bowl

  Don’t let them tell you winter is a boring season, there might not be as many seasonal vegetables, but the ones we’ve got are tasty! Ingredients: 250g of leek (the whole leek with the greens) 300g of potatoes (peeled) 2 onions 2 cloves of garlic 20g celery 1 carrot 10g butter 1 dl white…