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Summery Strawberry, Rhubarb and Rose Dessert Soup

Dessert soup with rose, rhubarb and strawberries

This Strawberry, Rhubarb and Rose Soup has actually evolved super naturally. I still had some fresh organic rhubarb laying around, and wanted to make a recipe with it that wasn’t what is typically done with rhubarb. I already once made a rhubarb strawberry lemonade that I absolutely love, so inspired by that I wanted to make another ‘drink’ that involved rhubarb. Obviously, this soup isn’t a ‘drink’, but I guess that if you would thin it down a little, you could definitely call this a smoothie as well.

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How To Make Vegan Candied Rose Petals

How to make vegan candied rose petals

A few weeks ago I was cleaning out my spice cabinet and came across a little jar of dried, edible, rose petals. I had bought them once to use as decoration for cupcakes but eventually never used them. I’ve always loved eating flowers, be it in restaurants or as a topping on a simple rice cracker, but apart from using flowers in drinks, cooking and developing recipes with them has always been a little bit outside of my comfort zone.

So, in order to step out of my comfort zone, I took a look at my favourite book, The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, to search for some ingredients that pair well with rose. Next week there is a recipe coming up that uses rose water and these pretty little candied rose petals. It is delicious and perfect for summer, so stay tuned!!

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Apricot and Ginger Bliss Balls

Recipe for apricot and ginger bliss balls with black sesame seeds

I’m gonna be honest about it, I’m not the biggest fan of ginger. I think its flavor can be kind of intrusive and sort of overwhelming. However, when you only use a little bit of it, for example in a smoothie or in these delicious bliss balls, it just add a little depth and warmth to the overall flavor of the dish.

These tiny bliss balls are real powerhouses with healthy whole food ingredients like fresh ginger, turmeric, nuts and seeds. For example, it is scientifically proven that ginger has plenty anti inflammatory and antioxidant characteristics. Interestingly, a 2012 study even showed that when mice with tumors were fed 100 mg ginger extract per kg body weight, their tumors decreased in size by 56%! Even though this study was done in mice, it still provides an interesting perspective of the positive effect that ginger may have on our body.

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Baked Apple Crisp

A delicious Baked Apple Crisp recipe from That Healthy Kitchen. This version is gluten free and vegan, and naturally sweetened. Find the recipe on www.thathealthykitchen.com/baked-apple-crisp

A delicious Baked Apple Crisp recipe from That Healthy Kitchen. This version is gluten free and vegan, and naturally sweetened. Find the recipe on www.thathealthykitchen.com/baked-apple-crisp

November has the perfect weather for all things apple! It is cold outside, a little rainy, and after a long walk in the forest it is the perfect time for a slice of Dutch apple pie (which is the best apple pie!).

Or, you could of course just make this Baked Apple Crisp recipe and treat your family to a delicious dessert!

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Autumn Apple Pancakes

Recipe for autumnal apple pancakes via That Healthy Kitchen

Apple Cinnamon Pancakes

These Autumn Apple Pancakes are amazing guys! Perfect for a lazy Sunday breakfast or brunch now that the days are getting colder and you want a warming breakfast.

If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you probably noticed that I’m a huuuge sucker for the combination of apple and cinnamon: my favourite oatmeal is this Apple Pie Oatmeal and my favourite muffins are these Apple Muffins with Walnuts, Cinnamon and Zante Currants. They are both so so good!! The combination of apples + cinnamon is just amazing to me. It reminds me of long autumn strolls in the woods, the beautiful red, orange and yellow colours of the trees, reading a book by the fireplace, etc.

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Pumpkin Brownies with Nuts and a Chocolate and Date Caramel Drizzle

Recipe for pumpkin brownies with nuts and a chocolate and date caramel drizzle. Via That Healthy Kitchen

Pumpkin Brownies with Nuts and a Chocolate and Date Caramel Drizzle

Guys, these brownies are amazing!

For me, they are the perfect combination of healthy (pumpkin, nuts, cacao, oatmeal) and guilty pleasure (pure chocolate, lots of sweet and sticky dates). As I’ve said before, I’m trying to up my veggie intake a little, and these Pumpkin Brownies with Nuts and a Chocolate and Date Caramel Drizzle are just perfect for that. Per slice, these contain the equivalent of almost 70 gram pumpkin, which is of course not all of your daily recommended intake of vegetables, but it is definitely a good start.

These brownies might be a bit more dense than the brownies you’re used to, but don’t let that discourage you from making them. Their taste is amazing and they are very filling too. Plus, they have an overwhelmingly delicious chocolate flavor 🍫🙌

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