Life’s bananas and a bit nuts

Not everything always works out as expected, sometimes things just go bananas and a bit nuts. Just make the best out of it  – turn it into a banana-bread and enjoy the ride!

Recipe: Banana-Bread


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Feeling Blue(berry) today?

I always have been a big fan of blueberries. As a child I loved to eat the wild bilberries. Not only do they taste delicious, their inside is a juicy blueish purple, which colors your tongue and lips and gives you a funny look ( it also stains your cloth, so the fun was over once Mum did see that:).  Wild bilberries are hard to find but blueberries are easily available. Although you miss out on the freakish look ( they are white inside) they nonetheless do taste great and are very healthy. They make a perfect partner for a beautiful chia dessert!

Recipe: Blue Chia Seed Pudding


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Bavarian Cheesecake

It looks like I am currently hooked up on sweets! I have the urge to bake a cake a week. I hope this will be over before I get really fat:)

My husband loves the classic American Cheesecake. But me, having grown up on the Bavarian countryside, I miss the typical Bavarian Cheesecake, which traditionally is made with curd cheese.

I recently  found a nice vegan recipe in Nicole Just’s La Veganista. I did change it a bit (less sugar and with whole grain) and it really turned out fantastic!

Recipe: Bavarian Cheesecake


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Heavenly Dessert: Avocado- Chocolate Cake

A few days ago I spend a wonderful time with two vegan couchsurfers who did come to visit in Munich. While strolling through town and dropping by at Munich’s vegan hotspots like Max Pett and Tushita Teahouse, we have been discussing on how to impress not-vegan friends with some delicious vegan desserts. I did promise them the recipe for the avocado-chocolate cake from Surdham Göb’s “Meine Vegane Küche”.

So here it comes – For Alysa & Alessandro! I hope you had a nice weekend in Munich and will come and visit us again soon!

Recipe: Avocado-Chocolate Cake


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A culinary institution: Vegan Delights at Ciya Sofrası

For most tourists coming to Turkey kebap, vegetables starters (mezze) and the sweet desserts like baklava is what Turkish cuisine stands for. But  there is so much more to the Turkish cuisine. Turkey is a huge country and is so home to many different cultures and cuisines. From the Laz at the black sea to the Kurds in southeast Anatolia,  Greeks, Jews, Alevi to Arabs and Roma, Turkey’s roots are a multi-ethical and this also is reflected in it’s cuisine.

If you want to immerse into the different cultures and cuisines of Turkey head out to one of the culinary treasures on the Asian side:  Ciya Sofrası.

It’s daily changing selection of unique Anatolian dishes are worth-while the visit. Many of their dishes are accidentally vegan as is their bread.


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