Disease and Illness Prevention, Nutrition

Rhubarb, strawberry and apple crumble

The Swiss grocery stores and markets now have fresh rhubarb and today, I made a rhubarb, strawberry and apple crumble. This healthy and easy-to-make dessert is packed with minerals, vitamins, organic compounds and fibre. However, when it comes to strawberries, I urge you to buy the organic kind. This year, strawberries are at the top of the list of produce with the […]

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Disease and Illness Prevention, Nutrition

Chocolate espresso muffins

These chocolate espresso muffins are easy to make and great for a morning or afternoon snack. Both decadent and wholesome, why not have a little chocolate for breakfast? These yummy muffins are made with wholewheat pastry flour, ground almonds, pure cacao and a hint of espresso. There’s no white sugar and no butter. Instead, the dates, […]

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Nutrition

Cool mint cake

This year, the first day of spring in the Northern Hemisphere is on March 20th. In Switzerland, it feels like it has already arrived. I love mint and chocolate and with the impending spring, I wanted to make something with these ingredients. This creamy and cool mint cake with a chocolate almond base is perfect for […]

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Lifestyle and Fitness, Nutrition

Creamy Vegan Chocolate Pudding

Today I made some rich creamy vegan chocolate pudding. I couldn’t wait to post this decadent and simple dessert. These pudding cups are so good! Canadians, you might remember packing those Laura Secord pudding cups in your school lunch. Laura Secord is Canada’s largest chocolatier. It’s known for its wide variety of premium-quality chocolates throughout Canada. These cups remind me of Laura […]

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Nutrition

Carrot walnut date cake

My Italian neighbour, Gianni, sampled this double-layer cake and with hands held high he looked at me and said, “Mama mia!”. This cake is delicious. It also makes a great birthday cake. As mentioned in a previous post, this is the third dessert with cashew paste. I made this carrot cake from on an old recipe that I used to make many years […]

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Nutrition

Semifreddo vegan cake

Semifreddo is an Italian term for desserts that are served semi-frozen. This very pretty semifreddo vegan cake is nutritious, light and refreshing. It’s made with soaked cashews and topped up with blueberries, blackberries and cassis. It tastes like a cross between an ice-cream cake and a cheesecake. Simply delicious on a hot summer day! Semifreddo vegan cake Level: […]

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