Chewy Chocolate Cookies with Magic Chickpeas

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These chocolate cookies with peanut butter are simply amazing and taste astoundingly like the real deal. You would never guess that the main ingredient are actually chickpeas. Such chewy deliciousness – with a pleasantly surprising healthified twist. Ingenious.

When it comes to cookies I personally choose the soft and chewy ones over the more firmer and crispier anytime. Soft and chewy are my association with classic American chocolate chip cookies and main reason for my fascination for them.

This recipe on chocolate chip cookies however takes the whole soft and chewy cookie game to a whole different level. Extra special bonus level you could say – that actually can please more people. There is no flour involved and no eggs making them gluten-free and vegan. Chickpeas are replacing the flour and also making the use of eggs obsolete. Chickpeas. What are the odds, right? You can use canned chickpeas that will be transformed into a dough in no time with some little help of a food processor. Read the rest of this entry »

Crispy Oven Baked Fries

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Thanks to a simple trick these oven-baked ‘fries’ turn really crispy and delicious. To fear a comparison with real fries from the deep fryer these healthier padawans need not.

Doesn’t most childhood memories somehow also involve fries (ok, depending where you live)? Like for instance the best fries you eat are those after a swim at your trusty bathing resort (sugar pearl bracelets were also a big thing). For a lot of us memories featuring fries actually won’t stop with adulthood. Fries are über beliebt (popular) no matter what age – how the French would say.

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Southern German Potato Salad


A potato salad on the lighter side – yet it compromises nothing. Dressed with a simple but brilliant concoction made with beef stock and vinegar, typical for Southern German potato salad this side dish will become your secret main star.

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Pan-fried Falafel

Pan-fried falafel? You know, falafel, but pan-fried! Fresh cilantro and an oriental-yet-familiar spice mix give this twist on the traditional Middle Eastern street food character and an irresistible aroma that let you forget the meat.

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Refreshing Soba Salad

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A relaxing and refreshing ‘ahhh’ is what you are going to say when you try this salad with Japanese buckwheat noodles and complimentary dressed raw, fresh vegetables with a nice bite.

It really is a great and healthy salad especially on a hot summer day, as it’ll help you keep your cool while also tasting amazing. Yes, there is some various vegetables chopping involved here but as soon as you take the first bite you’ll know it was the right decision to make this salad. I promise.

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Top Banana Pancakes

Originating from the (internet) famous two-ingredient pancakes these breakfast classics truly deserve their hype. They are moist, they have fluff and their satisfying sweetness merely comes from ripe and fiberlicious bananas – keeping you pleasantly full and your blood sugar level stable. Reasonable support comes from ground almonds and vanilla bean. It’s useful being top banana pancakes in the kitchen department.

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Gazpacho – With Fresh Tomatoes Only

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Very refreshing and full of healthy raw vegetables this modern-day Gazpacho version never disappoints and is ideal for warm summer days.

The typically tomato based soup that’s been served cold originates in Andalusia, Spain and has ancient roots. The original recipe also featured stale bread that has been softened with water as a soup ingredient. Tomatoes were actually added only later after Christoph Kolumbus introduced these botanically considered fruits to Europe.

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