Vanilla Ricepudding with Cherries

Vanilla Ricepudding with Cherries
It starts getting really cold in Germany and especially in the mornings it’s so dark and chilly. A great time for some warm comfort food, a blanket and movies. This delicious warm vanilla rice pudding is exactly what I needed for Breakfast last weekend. I made it with vanilla flavored soy milk, frozen cherries and loads of cinnamon. This is perfect!

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This tasty meal is suitable for a dairy-free, gluten-free and vegan diet. You can use frozen, canned or fresh cherries, depending on your taste and availability. I used for this recipe frozen ones as I love the combination of hot and cold ingredients, like ice-cream with hot cherries. This recipe works just the other way round…

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Bananilla Smoothie

Bananilla Smoothie

Sweet ripe bananas, vanilla flavored soy milk and cinnamon. It’s such a creamy and sweet smoothie you won’t believe that there is no artificial sugar on inside.

At the moment I’m a little lazy in the mornings and prefer simply mixing a delicious smoothie which I can worst case grab and drink on the way to work. If you tried and liked my Banana Chocolate Smoothie you might love this one too! The scent and taste of cinnamon, vanilla and bananas in the morning is so delightful…

Bananilla Smoothie

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Spicy Veggie Paella with Curcuma

Spicy Veggie Paella with Curcuma

Simple, colorful and tasty Paella, reminding me summer, vacations and cozy dining outside. This paella is prepared vegetarian using fresh and juicy bell peppers, red onions and spiced with some chili and curcuma powder.

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Banana Chocolate Protein Smoothie

Banana Chocolate Protein Smoothie

This tasty and nutritious banana chocolate protein smoothie is a perfect breakfast or post-workout treat. I made it with bananas, water, organic cocoa powder, plant-based protein powder with chocolate flavor from Sunwarrior and instant oatflakes. It turns out super dense and creamy and is very filling! If your blender is strong enough I recommend to use frozen bananas as they turn the smoothie to an almost ice-cream like consistency and giving it an extra refreshing touch. Absolutely indulgent!

Banana Chocolate Protein Smoothie

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Almond Milk Rice-Pudding with Raspberries

Almond Milk Rice Pudding

Creamy and sticky rice pudding made with almond milk and layered with frozen raspberries in a maison jar. This is a perfect to-go meal or a simple comfort food after a long day. This rice-pudding is suitable for a dairy-free or vegan diet and can be simply prepared the night before.

Almond Milk Rice Pudding

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Spaghetti with Chanterelle and Tahini

Spaghetti with Chanterelles

Simple pasta dish with fresh Chanterelle and Tahini. Chanterelle is a great mushroom with a very aromatic, fruity and slightly peppery taste which is so simple and easy to prepare! Now mushrooms are in the peak of their season which means they are fresh, delicious and affordable. This dish is a perfect quick week-night/post working day meal as it takes only 15 minutes from start to finish!

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Pork Chops with Roasted Cauliflower

Pork Chops with Roasted Cauliflower

Tender and delicious pork chops with oven roasted cauliflower florets. I could eat this for dinner every day!

It took me some time to figure out how to make the perfect pork chops. Usually they turned out too dry, so I rarely made the effort to cook them. After I tried this amazing guide how to cook perfect pork chops from The Kitchn.com I became the master in cooking pork chops! It’s actually so easy, quick and effortless, perfect for a quick week-night meal.

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This recipe is suitable for a gluten-free, grain-free and dairy-free diet and is paleo and lchf friendly.

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How to make Clarified Butter

Clarified Butter

Clarified Butter is what you get when you separate the milk solids and water, resulting in pure butterfat. There are various benefits of using clarified butter:

1.) Cooking: Clarified butter has a higher smoke point than regular butter which is better for sautéing. I read that in gourmet kitchens it’s common to use clarified butter for all cooking applications.

2.) Storage: Clarified butter has a longer shelf life than fresh butter. Properly wrapped or in a box you can keep clarified butter up to 6 month in your fridge.

3.) Health: The method of clarifying butter removes most of the lactose and casein contained in butter, therefore it’s acceptable for those who have a lactose intolerance or milk allergy. Clarified butter has also been shown to reduce leukotriene secretion and reduce prostaglandin, which helps to fight inflammation. 

And here my simple instruction on how you can make homemade clarified butter, simple and easy: