‘Hirse-Auflauf’ or a Mediterranean approach to millet gratin

Mediterranean Millet Gratin

Wow, sorry for not posting for so long – I’ve been really busy over the past two weeks as I’ve started to work at the Albert Schweitzer Stiftung für unsere Mitwelt finally, yeah! It’s a foundation that informs people about animal rights and welfare, the circumstances in agriculture and of course about vegan diets and nutrition. I’m so happy there, this is exactly what I want to do. I’m in the research department doing literature search, writing articles, dealing with recipes, vegan nutrition, health and psychological strategies for campaigning and marketing. Ok, now on to the new recipe ; )

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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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