Elderflower infused coconut mousse with strawberries

Elderflower-Season! I want to ccok more seasonal since ages. Honestly I use more seasonal plants and fruits from time to time but not that often. Do you feel the same? Normally it isn’t that difficult. Seasonal summertime The summer months are perfect to start with seasonal cooking. Fresh berries, wild herbs, asparagus, strawberries – we … Weiterlesen

Falafel Tacos and Broste giveaway time!

*This post is sponsored by Broste-Copenhagen One of the most delicious savory meals I know are wraps and falafel (as well as burger and French fries). I recognized I didn’t share my favorite Taco recipe on my blog yet. So I hurried up and wrote down the ingredients for you. This kind of food really … Weiterlesen

Blood orange upside down cake

Blood orange cake – I love you! What’s your absolutely favorite pastry? Muffins, fruit tart, cream cake? They are so many wonderful pastry recipes. My favorite is all served with fruits. I joined a campaign for a German organic label for Instagram. I need to create an artful recipe referring to an artwork. It was … Weiterlesen

Broccoli slaw with roasted walnuts

Welcome spring! Welcome grill season! Welcome Broccoli salad! Who isn’t counting the days until it’s getting warmer? I’m happy the spring season starts here in Germany. I welcome the warmer days with a wonderful salad made from broccoli, walnuts and vegan mayonnaise. Did you know vegan mayonnaise taste similar to the dairy one? You definitely … Weiterlesen

Kill the Beetroot Burger with Tzatziki

Do you adore Burger? Ever used beets in a burger patty? No? No it’s time. I promise you. This will be one of your favorite burger you ever ate. Prepare beetroot patties, tzatziki and sliced avocado. Staple all together on a whole meal toastie. Ready to eat! Food Photography is fun! It’s emotional, it’s life, … Weiterlesen

Creamy Vanilla Chia Pudding with baked Banana

Breakfast Love Are you a breakfast lover? If yes, you should try out baked banana with oats, chia or yoghurt. If not, you should start with this vanilla chia pudding soon. Frying bananas is really simple and so delicious. They are getting sweeter after frying and you can add your favorite spices as well. Ground … Weiterlesen

Vegan pumpkin seed olive cream & my diet and cooking routine

  To be honest! I can’t avoid eating cheese and I don’t want to miss it in my life. But I learned to enjoy other spread ideas as well like this vegan pumpkin seed olive cream. For example nut and seed creams, pastes or dips. Sometimes I feel surfeited by eating lots of cheese every … Weiterlesen

How to improve the bioavailability from turmeric – Turmeric Lemonade

When we eat healthy we think we eat healthy. But is this right? I’m not sure. I read bad news that some food I eat isn’t really healthy because of pesticides or other chemical substances. To eat really healthy is sometimes difficult and lots of self-study. It isn’t possible all the time. What is bioavailability? … Weiterlesen

5 min. beetroot carpaccio with basil pesto and cat whisper

Beetroot is my absolutely new superfood in my kitchen. Before I share a carpaccio recipe with you I like to tell you a little cat story and show you some cat pictures. Especially from our cute Karlo.

A wonderful little cat Story

I read the lovely story from two little kitties last week (check this post for more information) and I decided to share a little story from Karlo and some pictures from my cats as well on my blog because they are a big part of my life. And I’m sure lots of you are cat lovers too. I’m a cat lover since I was a little girl. My first cat came into my life when I was 7 years old and he was a friend during my school time until I finished my trainee program. After his passing when I was 22 I don’t want a cat that fast again. Too much pain.

6 years without a cat

So I lived 6 years without an animal around me. Only my hubby and my brother were around me every day. What was good and I don’t want to miss this time. But I often thought about having a cat again.

When I was 28 we got our Hank (found in a bush with 5 weeks), 1 year later we meet Tom in an animal center and we decided to bring him home to us as well. The “family” was complete and we decided two cats are enough. Fortunately we moved in a house in 2011 and on a romantic dinner time one night we looked out of the terrace door and saw a little red cat starring at us. We became totally nervous because our plan was never got a third cat into our home.

Hank >>

Come in

But we opened the door and the little red cat came in. Confident. Curious and too cute!
(my sneaking desire was to have a red cat one time)

That was the day we meet Karlo, our crazy little red male cat! He makes funny thing all day long and get crazy when he saw one of our other cats. He jump at Tom as soon as he came into the room and plays with my kitchen tools whenever I don’t observe him. Karlo is a really special cat. I don’t know if the red cats are always special but he definitely is. He is open-minded and always curious whatever we are doing. He talk with us when he came in or when he go out and he is so friendly to everybody who visit us.

After this short cat story I want to share my latest favorite recipe (I know all recipes are favorites, haha).

But that color! That wide range of health benefits and this sweet earthy taste!
Beetroots are really one of the healthiest food you can eat!

Since I created my Healthy Beetroot Sandwich with smoked Tofu I stock beets in my fridge constantly. I already grilled them and served them with mashed potatoes or simple make a beetroot carpaccio with basil pesto. This carpaccio is made within minutes and the perfect snack, lunch or easy dinner when you enjoy it with some fresh baked bread.


I normally use cooked beetroots because they are still full of health benefits. Beets have a wide range of health benefits. These little roots contains vitamins, minerals and compounds like carotenoids, magnesium, iron and copper. They are very low in calories, with no cholesterol, but they do have the highest sugar content of all vegetables. That’s the reason why they are so sweet.

The combination from sweet beetroots, feta cheese and the aromatic basil pesto is really special.


5 min. beetroot carpaccio with basil pesto
Prep time
Total time
Recipe type: salad
Serves: 2
  • 2 medium beetroot, cooked
  • 30g pine nuts
  • 100g feta cheese
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • salt and pepper
  • For the basil pesto
  • 60g basil leaves
  • 100g pine nuts
  • 120 ml olive oil
  • salt
  1. Preparation
  2. Mix all ingredients for the pesto
  3. Cut the beetroot in small slices
  4. Arrange beetroot slices in a plate
  5. Mix olive oil, apple cider vinegar for a dressing
  6. Sprinkle dressing over the beetroot
  7. Top with feta cheese and basil pesto
  8. Serve with fresh baked bread or baguette!

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Recipe idea for soups and stews

Here are the participant from my latest Instagram competition “#nabsoupsandstews”.
Hopefully you find some great inspirations for your next winter savory meal.
If you don’t find the recipe directly ask the Instagramer for the recipe!

Here is one of my favorites from the competition. Beetroot Potato Soup from Klara!


Carrot and Coriander Soup from @eatmyyythoughts
Celery Root and Fennel Soup from @madeby_danica
Roasted Butternut Squash Soup from @ichabeld
Creamy Roasted Sunchoke Soup from @carrotsandflowers
Sweet Potatoe Lentil Soup @silverliningskitchen
Creamy Beetroot Soup @lenkas_kitchn
Beetroot, Apple and Ginger Soup @frei_style
Beet Lentil Soup with Coconut Cream @smoothie_swan
Roasted Pumking Soup @hazelnuts_and_sunshine
Red Onion and Mushroom Soup @smoothieflowersylph
Pumkin Soup with roasted Aubergines @luckystaranise
Curried Red Lentil & Roasted Pumpkin Soup @birdseedtweet
Seaweed Soup @wonderlifeofsarah
Cashew Cauliflower Soup @thehealthyfoodheaven
Roasted Chickpea Soup @the_golden_hour_
Turkish Red Lentil Soup @vitalityandmore
Vegan Khao Soi Thai Noodle Soup @greensmoothiegourmet
Beetroot Potato Soup @klaraslife
Pumpkin Soup with Beetroot Puree @eatsleepgreen
Harrissa Tomatoe Soup from @voilavegan
Moroccan spiced sweet potato, chickpea and kale stew from @heavenlynnhealthy
Creamy broccoli soup from @figsforall


A christmas smoothie I discovered on one of my absolutely favorite blog (madelinelu) is this Vegan Gingerbread Shakes

Find wonderful food photography and a recipe for a Grapefruit Cinnamon Ricotta Ice Cream on Bettys Blog!


Have you ever tried sage in a soup? No. Try it out – Creamy sage soup

When I don’t have time I cook this Easy lentil soup!

Have you ever tried SOBA? Read more about this asian styled noodles – Soba Salad.