Zwiebelkuchen (German “onion pie”)

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A different kind of Onion Pie (Zwiebelkuchen)!

You need:
1 serving vegetables (e.g. an onion and root vegetables like carrots or celery)
1 egg
a little oil
Spices: salt, pepper and basil

Preparation:
Preheat the oven to 180°C (355°F). Peel the onion, chop into small pieces and gently saute in some oil until translucent. Season with salt, pepper and basil and leave to cool down. Pour a little water into a baking dish. Peel your selection of root vegetables, cut them into thin slices with the peeler and arrange in the prepared baking dish. Gently beat the egg and combine with the onions. Pour the egg mixture onto the root vegetables. Bake in the oven at 180°C (355°F) for approx. 15-20 minutes. 

Enjoy!

Almonds – A Power House

Almonds are so much more than just a snack or baking ingredient – of course our Metabolic Balancers have known this for a long time. The tasty nuts are rich in protein, minerals and B vitamins. They protect against cardiovascular diseases and, according to some studies, even prevent diabetes. Their cholesterol-lowering effect is also well researched and documented. Thus, we can say, eating these tasty nuts regularly is one of your go-to foods. However, it is important to soak them for a few hours beforehand – preferably overnight. This reduces inhibitors and enables your digestion to break down and absorb nutrients much easier and better. By doing so, almonds are even tastier!

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Check out our Mandelade-Recipes (Almond-SunflowerSeed-Mix) on our Recipe Blog or watch this video!

Pumpkin Gratin Recipe

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Here is another wonderful pumpkin recipe: Pumpkin gratin is a real culinary delight:

Ingredients:
1 serving mozzarella
1 serving vegetables (pumpkin, spring onions)
Spices: salt, freshly ground pepper, curry

Preparation:
Wash and clean the vegetables and cut them into slices or fine rings. Cut mozzarella into thin slices. Put the pumpkin slices into a casserole and season to taste. Bake in the oven at 200°C (395°F) for about 15 minutes. Cover with mozzarella and bake for another 5 minutes. Sprinkle with spring onions. Enjoy!

Nutrient-Packed Celery Root

Did you know that celery root is packed with great nutrients? Also known as celeriac, German Celery or knob celery is a fabulous autumn vegetable. It has a high proportion of essential oils, which give celeriac it’s distinct aroma. Celeriac has a high content of potassium, calcium, iron and phosphorus. In addition, B complex vitamins and vitamins C, E and A make it particularly valuable from a nutritional point of view. 

Continue to put celery root on your menu. It can be enjoyed in soups, stews, fried as pancake or raw in salads; it’s great as a side dish, mashed or pureed.

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A Fall Highlight: Cabbage-Apple-Recipe

Today we enjoy a wonderful fruity savoy cabbage dish perfect for cooler fall evenings.

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You need:
1 serving chicken breast
1 serving savoy cabbage
1 apple
Spices: sea salt, black pepper, turmeric, ground caraway, 1 pinch of cinnamon, some (fresh) ginger
75 ml vegetable broth
1 TBsp. (rapeseed) oil
Apple cider vinegar
Herbs: parsley

Preparation: Wash the chicken breast, pat dry and cut into thin strips. Clean the savoy cabbage, cut into thin strips, wash and drain. Wash apple, remove the core, quarter and cut into thin slices. Wash parsley, shake dry and chop finely. Brown chicken breast in oil, and season to taste. Remove from the pan and set aside. Place the savoy cabbage in the pot, sauté and season well, deglaze with vegetable broth and simmer gently. When there’s only a little liquid left in pot, season the cabbage, add the apple slices, cooked chicken breast and chopped parsley, bring again to the boil and serve. Enjoy!

Vegetable Skewers with Crunchy Seeds

Delicious skewers: cauliflower-onion-fennel skewer with crunchy seeds

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Ingredients:
2/3 serving pumpkin seeds
1/3 serving sunflower seeds
1 portion of vegetables (we used cauliflower, onion and fennel)
Spices: salt, pepper and paprika

Preparation:
Clean the vegetables, peel, dice roughly and blanch in hot water. Season with salt, pepper and paprika.
Heat a pan without fat and sauté the vegetable cubes. Remove from the heat and carefully pierce onto wooden skewer, alternating with cauliflower, onion and fennel cubes. Keep the skewers warm.
Toast the pumpkin and sunflower seeds in a pan without oil. Place the vegetable skewers in the toasted seeds and careful coat all the vegetables. Enjoy!

Prepare for the Flu-Season!

Are you dreading the upcoming season of runny noses and watery eyes? Then we have a great tip for you: if you want to strengthen your immune system in fall, you should think about your nutrition. Studies show that especially vitamins A, C, E and beta carotene, but also the trace elements zinc and selenium as well as secondary plant extracts play a key role in fighting off colds and flu. These micro-nutrients activate the immune cells, stimulate the formation of antibodies and also influence the production of natural killer cells. So remember to add plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables to your daily menu! Citrus fruits, kiwi, sea buckthorn and rose hips are nutritious vitamin C provider. Sauerkraut and green bell pepper also contain many vitamins to support a healthy immune system.

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