I love to cook, but not so much for myself. For me, the joy of cooking is closely connected to spending time with friends and family. Perhaps my love for Italy and the way people cook and eat there has been one of the biggest influences. Also, the French cuisine with its finesse or the Oriental, Indian and Thai cuisine with intense spicy notes are much closer to my heart than the classic German cuisine.
Cooking together, enjoying food together, or preparing something special for somebody else means pleasure for me. Intuitive eating and enjoyment are not mutually exclusive. On the contrary. When we eat consciously, we also perceive the preparation of food differently, as well as shared pleasure. We show more appreciation for the time spent together, independent of food. We become more mindful in dealing with food. Conscious enjoyment instead of fast food and mindless eating. Of course, you don’t have time for cooking together and elaborate recipes every day but that’s what makes it special and we should enjoy this time even more. Due to my work as a consultant, I am on the road a lot and often depend on the food that is available locally. For most people, it is no different when they are at work. Eating out every day costs a lot of money and not everyone can or wants to afford it. I have gotten into the habit of having fruit, veggie sticks, nuts, and other “To Go” dishes with me so that I can easily satisfy my hunger during the day and then choose a meal at a restaurant or prepare something at home in the evening. As I do not stick to classic meals like breakfast, lunch, and dinner, I have divided the categories for my recipes as follows:
- Hearty – tasty recipes with lots of veggies
- Sweet – delicious recipes with fruits
- To-Go – simple recipes to take with you
- Healthy Alternatives – classic fast food in a healthier form
- Sunday Delight – pleasure recipes for special days
For me, a pleasant atmosphere and nice presentation of the food bring enjoyment with all senses. This includes beautiful tableware, the right mood, and above all attention to the moment. Enjoy the recipes!
Black Bean Pasta with Basil-Mint Pesto
I love pasta but I try to replace the classic Italian wheat pasta more often with higher protein alternatives.
Heavenly Raspberry & Blueberry Tart
This Sunday treat is a real berry dream. Deliciously fresh berries on creamy vanilla pudding with crispy
Falafel with Quinoa Tabouleh
The fresh quinoa tabouleh gives you a summer feeling and is not only a nice salad but also a great side dish
Delicious Carrot Hummus
You can always combine the basic recipe with new tastes and thus not only have a great dip, but also an ideal dressing for salads to go.
Nut Porridge with Raspberries
Since I have been eating intuitively, oatmeal has become one of my favorites again. Porridge is quickly made and tastes good hot and cold.
Feta Salad with King Oyster Mushrooms
This is one of my absolute favorite salads. It basically consists of only three ingredients and tastes simply delicious.
Blueberry-Banana Bowl with Oatmeal
Even if I don't stick to classical meals, the first meal usually consists mainly of fruits. I love the combination of bananas and blueberries.
Lentil & Sweet Potato Salad with Avocado
Salads are great to prepare in the evening. If I'm preparing a dish with vegetables anyway, I simply cut the ingredients for my salad.
Honey-Apple Rolls with Cinnamon
This recipe originally comes from Austria. There this delicacy is known as "Honigreingerl". I have slightly modified the recipe.
Cheesecake recipes come in many different varieties, from very airy and fluffy to creamy and heavy. This recipe is somewhere in between.