Nutrition

Chocolate Zucchini Cake

Not too sweet, yet deeply chocolatey, this chocolate zucchini cake is moist, light and decadent. And, what a great way to get your greens! I added three cups of grated zucchini in this cake. But seriously, zucchini in chocolate cake? Absolutely! Zucchini is what makes this cake moist and rich. This fall, if you have lots […]

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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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