Easy Green Spinach Smoothie

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Easy creamy green smoothie recipe

This is simple green smoothie for beginners that is healthy, sweet, vibrant green, and super delicious.

This smoothie is bright green in color, using natural ingredients only. Adding fresh baby spinach makes this smoothie super vibrant without making it taste ‚green‘. It tastes sweet, due to the added fruits – no additional sweetener needed. That’s why it is also perfect for green smoothie beginners.

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My cookbook is out

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It’s real! My cookbook „Die Welt im Einmachglas“ (the world in a jar) is to be released today! I am still pinching myself. It will be available wherever books are sold in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, and of course online.

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My cookbook: Cover and Preorder

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Cover of ‘Die Welt im Einmachglas’. It shows preserved lemons. Looooove!

Hey friends! As previously announced on the blog, I have written a cookbook. It still feels unreal to say it out loud or to type it. The book is set to be released on March 04, 2020 – so in less than a month! I’m already super excited. Right now, it is being printed and you can already preorder order it on Amazon.de or if you live in the US, via Amazon.com (both affiliate links). It’s in German though, so either you enjoy the pictures only, or use it to learn the language ;-).

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Crispy Oven Roasted Potatoes

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Crispy Roasted Potatoes Recipe

Crispy roasted potatoes are a beloved side dish in Austria. And let’s be honest: Who wouldn’t love them? Crispy on the outside with a fluffy soft center, they are not only a perfect side dish but also stand out all alone. I often times enjoy them as a quick snack at movie nights just like potato wedges. With a quick sour cream dipping sauce, they become highly addictive.

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Austrian Apricot Dumplings

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Apricot Dumplings Austria recipe

Traditional Austrian apricot dumplings are a well-loved summer dish during apricot season. In Austria, we eat apricot dumplings as a main dish for lunch or as a dessert. I love to eat sweet flour-egg-milk based dishes as mains every once in a while (read more about this habit here or here), so this is one of my dearest recipes in summer. It’s fruity, low in added sugar, yet still sweet and so addictively delicious!

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The Best Egg Salad Sandwich, no Mayo

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The Best Egg Salad Sandwich Recipe without mayo

This is it! My favorite egg salad sandwich of all time. It is rich and creamy (all without mayo), yet slightly tangy due to lemon juice, mustard, and sour cream. A tablespoon of chive adds some fresh and bright flavors. These are all the ingredients you’ll need – plus the bread and eggs.

 

For a fresh and crunchy bite, I always add baby spinach. Field salad or arugula make a good substitute too, so simply use what greens you have on hand and what you like. Also, if you have any microgreens like alfalfa or mustard or radish sprouts available, it will take the egg salad sandwich to a whole new level. Btw, I used mustard and radish sprouts here.

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Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

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Moist carrot cake with cream cheese frosting recipe

This carrot cake is moist, tender and coated with the most luscious cream cheese frosting (no butter, low-sugar). I particularly love this cake for Easter but of course, it’s a classic year round.

 

Usually, a classic cream cheese frosting consists of cream cheese, butter, and a lot of icing sugar – typically 3-4 cups. I entirely omitted the butter for this recipe and greatly reduced the amount of sugar. You could call it skinny cream cheese frosting but it’s still velvety, creamy, slightly tangy, and highly addictive.

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Easter Crescent aka Giant Brioche Crescent

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Giant brioche crescent aka Easter crescent

This braided super-soft, fluffy and moist brioche crescent is a traditional Austrian pastry, typical for Easter. It’s about four times the size of a regular crescent and therefore a little (or huge) treasure.

 

This fluffy Easter crescent is a pastry with tradition: In some parts of Upper Austria, where I grew up, godparents would give this oversized brioche crescent to their godchildren on Easter Sunday.

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