Nutrition

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!

Today is Saint Patrick’s day and I made a chocolate cake for the occasion. This is a wholesome, nutritious and not too sweet cake that can be enjoyed any time. It also tastes great with or without icing. If you like your cake with a scoop of ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream, […]

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Lifestyle and Fitness, Nutrition

Red wine poached pears

Pears are a delicious and healthy fruit best eaten fresh. But every now and then, it’s nice to do something a little special, and Christmas is one of those times. The pears in the image above were poached in red wine and spices. You can serve them as is or with a scoop of vanilla […]

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Lifestyle and Fitness, Nutrition

Semifreddo cream tarts

Semifreddo is an Italian term for desserts that are served semi-frozen. These no-bake semi-frozen tarts are light, refreshing and not too sweet. They’re great on a hot summer day. You can make them plain or with grated chocolate and cinnamon sprinkled on the tops or add a fresh fruit layer. You can be as creative and decorative […]

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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 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, maple syrup and almond milk add moisture and give a subtle, natural sweetness. I’ve added some balsamic vinegar to the recipe which blends perfectly with the rich taste […]

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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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