Creamy Mushroom Pasta

Creamy Mushroom Pasta

Here’s another easy seasonal dish for you – creamy, vegan, fresh mushroom pasta. When I was thinking about what to cook with my friends Maria and Rike on a really autumnish evening, I suddenly had to think of creamy mushrooms. I haven’t tried a white mushroom sauce since I’m vegan, so we were more than happy in the end that it turned out that delicious.

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Zwiebelkuchen – traditional German onion tart in a vegan & healthy version

Zwiebelkuchen

It’s autumn! To celebrate the first grape harvest, it’s common in Germany to drink ‘Federweißer’ at this time of year, a fresh young wine that hasn’t fully matured yet and tastes light and sweet [btw, the German companies ‘E. Vollrath & Co.’ and ‘Weingut Mohr’ do not filter with gelatine, so look out for those]. The usual dish that goes with it is Zwiebelkuchen (‘onion cake’), a traditional German autumn recipe usually filled with eggs, sour cream and sometimes bacon. As it’s such a traditional dish, the idea of making a vegan and healthy version was on my mind for a long time. I faced the challenge with my friend Joanna, and as you can see, it worked out ; ) Don’t get frightened by the long ingredients list, it’s still really simple. So grab a glass of Federweißer or grape juice, get in the kitchen and enjoy this savoury delight!

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Sweet Potato Fries with homemade Hummus

Sweet Potatoes

A new recipe, finally! Well, not a brand new one actually, I have to admit, it’s from my drafts. But therefore it’s full of sun and summer feeling, perfect for these rainy autumn days! I’m in the last phase of my master’s thesis, so I’m a bit busy at the moment. Can’t wait to finish it and spend more time cooking new recipes and updating the blog…

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It took 25 years, but better late than never: My first vegan birthday!

Here it is, the all-vegan birthday cake buffet and two-course dinner for my family and friends at my home-home (Fauerbach, near Frankfurt, my parents’ home and where I grew up). No big new recipes, sorry, but I wanted to share these lovely photos with you – maybe they motivate you to celebrate a vegan birthday as well : ) (If you wanna read more about my way to veganism, click here.)

It really took some time to do the research, decide about the recipes and what kind of food I wanted to make. It needed some planned shopping at different places cause I can’t buy all the fancy vegan things at my home-village like I can do in Berlin. And it required some patience to convince my parents that I will have a vegan birthday, and would – more importantly – turn their kitchen into a crazy mess for two days…

But the one and a half days of shopping and preparing, most of the time together with my Mum, were fun and even relaxing (as I mentioned in a previous post, preparing food is like a relax therapy for me).

I had about 15 people around over the day and we started with a cake buffet. This is the Triple C with a simple frosting made of margarine, icing sugar and raspberry syrup plus blueberries…

Schokokuchen

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“Mädelsabend” – cooking a vegan dinner for friends

Dinner with the girls

Actually, when I look at this, there wasn’t much “cooking” involved, as they were all raw recipes that were simply warmed a little. But anyway, let’s start from the beginning: A friend, Therese, and I decided to arrange a vegan-cooking-&-eating-day taking the time to research recipes, buying all the fresh ingredients together, before cooking, preparing and decorating. Then, of course, eating all we made!

After being inspired by our favourite blogs, it was clear: Gazpacho (cold Spanish vegetable soup, made after Vegan Guerilla’s recipe) as a starter, zucchini-lasagna-rolls (from this (r)awesome blog) as a main, and healthy vegan chocolate lava cakes (adapted from the lovely Gluten-free Vegan Girl) it is!

So first we went shopping…

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