Nutrition

Ten-minute chia jam

With fresh berries and cherries in Swiss grocery stores, this week I wanted to get  jammin’. This easy-to-make jam is made directly on the stove top with fresh fruit, chia seeds, medjool dates and a bit of lemon juice. There’s no processed sugar, gelatine or pectin in this recipe. Why have more ingredients when you get great […]

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Disease and Illness Prevention, Nutrition

Lisa’s School in Samburu Kenya

I recently attended a fundraising event in the Swiss village where I live. Organised by my neighbours Lynda and Gianni Pasini, all donations went to support “Lisa’s School” in Samburu, Kenya. The school is named after the late Lisa Veron-Brunner. Samburu is a poor village in northern Kenya. Located in a semi-desert environment, the village […]

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Nutrition

Raw chocolate cream pie

This plant-based chocolate pie is creamy yet light, decadent yet healthy. If you like chocolate with roasted nuts and fresh fruit, you will love this pie! It’s my daughter Alexandra’s favourite dessert. I created this pie filling with 100% pure cacao powder, medjool dates, cashew cream, some maple syrup and pink grapefruit juice. The base is […]

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Lifestyle and Fitness, Nutrition

Italian pizza in a standard oven

How do you make a pizza from scratch? It might seem complicated, but once you get the hang of it, you can make it with your eyes closed. Well, almost. Someone once asked me, “Julie, you cook and eat very healthy, but do you ever eat pizza!?”  You bet I do!  And I make my […]

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