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Vegetable tarte

Valentine’s Day vegetable tarte

Love is in the air and hearts are everywhere now, so why not a heart-shaped tarte? It is also a very healthy dish. Not only is it vegan, it is also vitamin and mineral loaded thanks to spelt and the…

All you need is love

All you need is love and a chocolate cake

This is yet another one of my nutritious desserts. Both buckwheat and spelt are rich in dietary fiber, B vitamins and minerals and buckwheat excels in magnesium content and has a great amino acid profile. It is worth including both…

Raspberry spelt love cake

Raspberry spelt love cake

This is a guilt-free, nutrient-loaded, whole grain, no sugar added cake that can be eaten not only on Valentine’s Day. Spelt, as an ancient cousin of wheat, contains gluten, but it has not been corrupted the way wheat has. It…

Penne with eggplant 1

Penne with rosemary eggplant

When planning dinners I always take into consideration its nutritional value and try to include some protein-rich foods, i.e. legumes. However, I am detoxing severely now which gives me lots of unpleasant symptoms, including absent-mindedness, foggy brain, and forgetfulness. This…

Baked rutabaga

Baked rutabaga

I first tried rutabaga only two or three years ago. I experimented with it, cooked or raw, and like it. When growing up, I had no idea that this delicious vegetable was edible for humans, I only heard of it…

Friday clear-the-fridge green and yellow salad

Friday clear-the-fridge green and yellow salad

For most of my adult life I was used to having grocery stores and farmers markets in a two, three, five, ten minutes walk distance and to shopping daily. I bought what I needed on my way home and took…

Hatch pepper soup

Hatch peppers soup

Hatch pepper season came to an end. Too bad that it is so short, but on the other hand, there is more joy when they reappear each year. This is the beauty of seasonality that was so usual to our…

Corn salad with pepper and cucumber

Corn salad with bell pepper and cucumber

I so much regret that I am unable to find non-GMO corn on a cob anywhere around here. I like corn a lot and I would like to eat it more often. However, I allow myself for a corn dish…

Hatch pepper chile sin carne

Hatch peppers chile sin carne

Hatch peppers are here again. I really like this August hatching ritual. Mild yet flavorful, Hatch peppers are perfect to make chile sin carne. When they are not in season, I use poblano peppers and make it exact the same…

Kohlrabi greens with pinto beans

Kohlrabi greens with pinto beans

Kohlrabi greens are not only edible. They are also very rich in vitamins and minerals, just like any other greens. They can be used in salads, smoothies or, like here, cooked with legumes. When you buy kohlrabi for the bulbs,…