Sweet & Salty Pies

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Last week I made 6 pies! And in this part it should be said that I’m talking about the Swiss Tart/Pie the so called “Wähe” or “Fladen” or whatever you want to call it. I’ll just go with pie. But anyways: I never got bored of those pies because they are so variable and you can make them sweet and salty – EVEN with the same dough. When I did my last two pies, I realized I should write down the exact amount of ingredients, as this exact recipe only exists in my head. So here it is. My pie dough recipe: and even though I tried to write down the exact amount of ingredients – they can always variate, as many factors influence the consistency of the dough. You might need a bit more or less flour, a bit more or less salt, a bit more or less plant milk. 😀

INGREDIENTS

This amount of ingredients is meant for 2 pies!

  • 530 g spelt flour
  • 1 tbsp egg replacement powder
  • 3 generous tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 loaded tbsp raw cane sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1- 2 dl oat milk

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This is the egg replacement powder I always use. It’s based on lupine flour, so if you don’t have a good replacement powder in your country just use lupine flour.

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Mix all the ingredients together and knead it into a soft dough.
  2. Divide the dough and roll each of them out with a rolling pin. (ca. 5 mm thick)
  3. Put each of the rolled out doughs on a flat cake tin.
  4. Cut the loose dough and keep it for decoration.
  5. Prick the bottoms of the doughs with a fork.
  6. Put them into the fridge while making the fillings.

 

Salty Filling

  • 200 ml soja cuisine creme
  • 3 dl oat milk
  • 2 tbsp vegetable bouillon
  • 1 tbsp corn starch
  • 1.5 tbsp egg replacement powder
  • 1 tbsp of dried Italian herbs
  • dried chili flakes & pepper

Now you can use whatever vegetables you like! I did one with zucchini, aubergine, tomatoes, onion and the other one (which was my favorite) with 500 g of spinach, plenty of tomatoes, onions, spring onion and mushrooms.

  • vegetables of your choice

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This is the soy cream I use. You could also just use any vegan cream alternative of your country.

 

 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Mix all the ingredients together.
  2. Cut your veggies and place them on the bottom of your dough.
  3. Pour the filling over the veggies and take the remaining dough to decorate your pie.
  4. Bake your pie for 45 minutes at 180 ° C / 356 ° F.
  5. The pie is the best when resting for at least 1 hour after baking.

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SWEET FILLING

  • 200 ml soy cuisine
  • 3dl vanilla soy milk
  • 8 g vanilla bourbon sugar
  • 5 tbsp raw cane sugar
  • 1.5 loaded tbsp egg replacement powder
  • 1 loaded tbsp corn starch
  • almond splitter
  • fruit of your choice (I once took apricots and once plums – both delicious!!)

 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Mix all the ingredients together.
  2. Place the fruit of your choice (I recommend something rather sour than sweet like apricots, plums, apples etc) on the bottom of your dough.
  3. Pour the filling over the fruits, sprinkle some almond splitter on top of it and take the remaining dough to decorate your pie.
  4. Bake your pie for 45 minutes at 180 ° C / 356 ° F.
  5. The pie is the best when resting for at least 1 hour after baking.

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ENJOY!!

 

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Exotic Wraps Easy Made

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As I live in Switzerland I thought it might be interesting for the people here, in Germany and Austria and of course everybody else to show the products that I’m using for some of my recipes.

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I bought most of my products from Migros/Alnatura and the Wraps are from Coop.  Of course you can use the existing products in your country for this lunch idea.

Ingredients

1 avocado (+ lemon + salt + pepper + onion = guacamole)
1 glass/can of chickpeas  (+ tahini + apple vinegar + salt + pepper + garlic = hummus)
1 handful of  cilantro
2 tortillas / piadinas (watch out for clean ingredients! no food additives / e numbers)
1 mango

1 banana
1 apple juice (apples only, no carbonic acid)

 

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Instructions

Process ..

Mango into –> Mango sticks
Avocado into–> Guacamole
Chickpeas into–> Hummus
Cilantro into–> minced cilantro

Then put all your ingredients into a tortilla / piadina and wrap it up. 31B93F87-8942-4820-A276-E0E7610A6DA7

Finished!

Take also a banana or a different fruit and add a nice drink like organic apple juice and ready is your lunch box. Bon appetit.

 

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Pita Bread

 

IMG_4657This recipe is calculated for about 10 pita breads. I wish you fun while doing the recipe and bon appetit when eating those yummy pitas! 😀

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Ingredients

  • 480 g spelt flour
  • 1 cube (42 g) of fresh yeast + 1 teaspoon of sugar + splash of warm water
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 2 teaspoons of sugar
  • 4 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 2 dl oat milk

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Instruction

  1. Mix all dry ingredients (flour, salt, sugar).
  2. Dissolve the yeast with 1 teaspoon of sugar and a splash of warm water.
  3. Pour the dissolved yeast in the middle of your flour mixture and add the olive oil. Now mix the ingredients together.
  4. Finally add the oat milk and knead the mixture until you have a smooth dough.  Your dough is perfect when there appear small air bubbles.
  5. Let it rise for about 45 minutes.
  6. Now divide the dough in same sized pieces and shape them pita like.
  7. Heat up a pan with a bit of coconut oil and fry the pitas at middle heat until bubbles appear at the surface. When one side is done, turn it around and fry the other side.
  8. Enjoy your pitas with different sauces, veggies, tofu, fried onions, whatever you are craving.

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5 things for a better digestion

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1. Eat slowly and chew as much as you can

As slower as you eat and as more you chew the more enzymes can be set free and are able to predigesting your food before it goes down to your stomach. As most of us eat way too fast we almost don’t give our stomach a break! The food also stays in the stomach way longer than it is supposed to be. Roughly digested food now arrives at the small intestine where bacterias decompose the undigested food pieces. This then leads to bloating and toxic gases which not only harms your digestive system but also your entire body. So remind yourself to eat slowly and to chew a loooooot.

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2. The right combination of food

Our stomach likes it easy. For example veggies+protein , veggies + fat, veggies + carbs. This could look like this:

  • (veggies + protein) Steamed broccoli and cauliflower with scrambled tofu and spicy tomato salsa
  • (veggies + fat) carrot & cucumber sticks with coconut-yogurt chives dip sauce and guacamole and celeriac Schnitzel
  • (veggies + carbs:) big salad (kale, tomatoes, cucumber, parsley, mango) with quinoa and hummus. This way  your digestion will work much faster.

vegetables-1584999_1920.jpg3. Water

Drink 1 glass of water right after you wake up and wait 1 hour before you eat. This will boost your metabolism and you will also feel much more satisfied. Try to drink at least 2 liters of water per day: this will help your body to get rid of toxins, it will keep you hydrated and it supports and relieves your organs.

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4. Don’t drink and eat

While it is very important to drink a lot of water it is not recommending to drink while eating as liquid dilutes the gastric juices and therefore makes it more difficult for your digestive system to do it’s job. The best thing to do: drink 1 hour before you eat and 1 hour after you have eaten.

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5. Move yourself!

Sometimes you might feel full and bloated and especially in those times light exercises can bring big relief! Try it out – you won’t be disappointed. A small yoga session, a walk around the block, a few sit ups – quite everything does it – and gets your digestive system going!

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full day healthy vegan meal plan

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breakfast: blueberry porridge

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For breakfast we want something that gives us enough energy to start into the day. So let’s make a blueberry porridge. All you need are the following ingredients:

gluten free oatmeal
water
frozen blueberries
fresh blueberries
crushed almonds
optional: date caramel and almond butter

instructions

  1. Put oatmeal and water into a pan and cook it up. After a while add the frozen blueberries.
  2. Let it cook 5 minutes.
  3. Put the porridge into a bowl and top it with some fresh blueberries and crushed almonds. You could now also top it with some date caramel* and/or some almond butter.
  4. * Date Caramel (Mix dates, plant milk and a pinch of salt in a high speed blender)

 

lunch: sweet potato salad bowl

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This delicious yet simple salad is made of those ingredients:

lettuce of your choice (I chose Iceberg lettuce)
tomatoes
sprouts
avocado / guacamole (tomato, pickles, salt, lemon juice, chili flakes/powder)
hummus (tahini, parsley, salt, pepper, apple vinegar, chickpeas)
red olive paste (olives only)
sweet potato
yellow pepper

instructions

  1. First of all heat up the oven and put your sweet potato in it, cause it will have to stay in there for about 1 hour to get nice and soft. Heat of the oven: 200 ° C /  392 ° F While the sweet potato is in the oven you can prepare the remaining ingredients.
  2. Let’s start with the olive paste: simply blend the wished amount of olives until it becomes a creamy consistency.
  3. For the hummus: Mix 250 g of chickpeas with 2 tablespoons of tahini, a handful of parsley, salt, pepper, 1 teaspoon of apple vinegar
  4. For the guacamole: Mix half an avocado with some tomato, 2 pickles, salt and some lemon juice and some chili flakes or powder.
  5. Now cut the remaining ingredients to mouth sized pieces and place everything in a big bowl or container.
  6. By now the sweet potato should be finished. I didn’t make a salad sauce, as I’m satisfied with the 3 creamy sauces, but that’s up to your taste.

dinner: roasted veggies

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ingredients

potatoes
veggies: zucchini, pepper, garden leeks
tomatoes with pine nuts fried in a pan with some salt
hummus

This dinner is quite simple: just cut some potatoes, marinate them in coconut oil, garlic and salt and put them into the oven. Also cut some veggies of your choice (here I have: zucchini, pepper, garden leeks and put them into the oven aswell. While the veggies are in the oven: fry some tomatoes with pine nuts in a pan.

You can eat your veggies with some hummus (leftover from lunch or make a new one, because there is no such thing as too much hummus) or the sauce of your choice. A plain salad with an Italian salad sauce makes a nice side dish.

Snacks throughout the day

Fruits fruits fruits!

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I had some papaya and passion fruits! Sometimes if I had a big lunch a plate like that is enough for dinner. Try it out. 😀

 

Enjoy your full day of vegan treats!