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    FEARLESS FERMENTATION

    Learn the basics of making great-tasting, easy ferments! Fermented foods are beneficial to our health, yet can be intimidating to make at home. While there is a degree of unpredictability with fermentation, once you get the hang of it, there is so much possibility with seasonal ingredients and local flavours. Discover simple tricks and key techniques that will yield successful ferments and help you save money in the process. Join me for an exquisite culinary nutrition experience, where you’ll learn how to make a variety of tasty ferments. All of the recipes are probiotic, gluten-free, dairy-free and utterly delicious! You’ll walk away from this workshop with: 5 recipes for basic…

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    Sulforaphane

    Fresh vegetables not only contain many vitamins and minerals, but also valuable health-promoting secondary plant substances such as sulforaphane. You can find sulforaphane mainly in cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, cress, radishes and rocket. Sulforaphane is not only anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and a powerful antioxidant, but is also successfully used in fighting obesity, osteoarthritis, autism, asthma and hay fever, diabetes type 2, aging processes and (proven by recent studies) in cancer therapy and against neurodegenerative diseases such as dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Sulforaphane, however, is not directly contained in its active form in broccoli & Co., but must first be activated by the enzyme myrosinase from the inactive form glucoraphanin. This…

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    MEAL PREP MADE EASY

    Finally the waiting is over. After a long time searching I’ve found the perfect location for my workshops / cooking classes in culinary nutrition. As of beginning of October I’ll host regular workshops in the Messer Event Lounge in the historic train station in Bad Soden. All workshops / cooking classes can accomodate up to 16 participants in a luxurious show kitchen setting and are a great way to spend quality time with family and/or friends or meet new friends. Please join me on October 2nd, 2019, for a 3-hour hands-on cooking class with full menu. MEAL PREP MADE EASY Discover the simple tricks to planning for healthy eating! It’s…

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    RAW VEGETABLE WRAPS

    Many people struggle with easily getting the recommended 3-5 servings of vegetables a day. An excellent and easy way to get one or two additional servings is by making your own wraps from veggies and fresh herbs. While most wraps found in restaurants and supermarkets are using refined grains, suhgar, cheap vegetable oils, preservatives, flavorings and other chemicals, my homemade raw food wraps contain nothing else but vegetables, fresh herbs, flax seeds, psyllium husks, Himalayan salt and depending on the chosen main vegetable a dash of lemon juice or an apple and banana. Furthermore, dehydrating the wraps at maximum 42° C (108° F) assures, that all vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients…

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    AÇAI ALMOND PORRIDGE

    This soothing Açai Almond Porridge has it all: healthy fats, satiating fibers, creaminess, powerful antioxidants and crunchy toppings. Oats are among the healthiest grains on earth and a warm porridge is not only extremely nutritious but also very soothing for all mucous membranes and especially the gut lining. Oats are a healthy source of carbs and fiber, including the powerful fiber beta-glucan. Oats are loaded with important vitamins, minerals and antioxidants such as manganese, phosphorus, magnesium, copper, iron, zinc, folate, thiamin (Vitamin B1) and pantothenic acid (Vitamin B5). This means that oats are among the most nutrient-dense foods you can eat. Another nutrient-dense food are açai berries which are native…

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    Broccoli Cream Soup

    This nourishing Broccoli Cream Soup with Coconut is the ultimate comfort food to soothe Candida (and it will help you sleep better!) Everyone who has been on an anti-candida protocol knows how much of a challenge it can be. It’s tough, it’s usually not a quick fix and it requires accountability and commitment. To learn how Candida becomes overgrown and which common symptoms to look for, check out 10 Signs You Have Candida Overgrowth & What To Do About It. In short, Candida is one of those underlying health issues that can go undetected for many years before causing a myriad of mild to severe health conditions. Many of those…

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    ASHWAGANDHA ~ AN AYURVEDIC TREASURE ~

    Ashwagandha has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for over 4000 years and is one of the World’s leading adaptogenic herbs known for its profound ability to restore and rejuvenate the body and mind. The name Ashwagandha is Sanskrit and means “strong as a horse”, while the botanical species name Withania somnifera, means “restful sleep.” Both, the roots and berries are used in alternative medicine. Traditionally, it has been used as a nutritive general tonic, especially for highly deficient body types. It has been successfully used by people of all ages including babies, also enhancing reproductive function in both men and women. It has also been used for inflammations especially for…

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    Coriander Pea Salad

    Spring is just the perfect time to load up big on fresh green vegetables and boost your immune system with this crispy Coriander and Pea Salad with a fruity note. The intensive aroma of fresh peas from the garden combined with the pure herbal power of fresh coriander makes this a perfectly light lunch. Add a high quality protein source of your choice ( I personally find shrimps a perfect addition) and some pine nuts for an extra amount of healthy fat alongside the anti-inflammatory benefits of extra-virgin olive oil. Ultra healthy because: Coriander helps the body to speed up elimination of heavy metals and toxins. Honeydew melon is rich…

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    Time to get SMASH‘ed!!!

    SMASH is an acrynom for Sardines, Mackerel, Anchovies, Salmon and Herring. These smaller fish are rich in healthy omega3 and vitamin D, they are lower in mercury and more sustainable than many bigger fish. And they are beneficial for people that carry one or two copies of the APOE4 allele which can have problems with heavy metal detoxification.

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    Homemade Almond Milk

    Be honest, my dear friends, how many recipes do you know that just require two simple ingredients and still taste better than anything you can buy in a store? For me, homemade almond milk (or just any homemade nut milk) is just this: clean, simple and natural food at its very best. Ever since learning culinary nutrition at the ACN in Toronto, I always have freshly made almond milk in my fridge, ready to serve as a delicious base for hot drinks, overnight oats, Bircher muesli or smoothies. All it takes is one part organic almonds (soaked for 12 hours), four parts filtered water, a high-speed blender (yes, I know,…