grain-free

Vanilla Pumpkin Almond Bread

Halloween is around the corner. I will have to go Trick or Treating with my kids again. My son wants to dress up as a devil. My daughter doesn't like scary creatures and therefore wants to be a fairy. Both my... Read More...

Grain Free Orange Chocolate Cookies

One of my favorite autumn and winter flavors is orange zest in combination with dried dates or some deep dark chocolate. Or both. It cannot be deep or dark enough. Here are some of my other orange zesty reci... Read More...

Carrot Tahini Soup

May I make a very bold statement today? Here we go: Everything tastes better with tahini.There, I said it. These days, I hardly have a meal without tahini. It's either in my hummus, or in the dressing over a ... Read More...

Lemon Coconut Loaf

School is starting again tomorrow for my son. It's been lovely summer holidays that we spent in the Dubai heat, in Germany and in Portugal. It's been long too, about 10 weeks. But by no way boring. My kids c... Read More...

Savory Smoothie

We are finally back home in Dubai after a month of holidays and travelling. It feels good to be home, although I am still in the process of settling in: unpacking suitcases, filling up fridge and pantry, dus... Read More...

Vegetable Curry in a Hurry

We are in the last week of our holiday in Europe. In a week's time, we'll be home. As in previous years, after about three weeks, we start to looking forward to go home again. Even if it means to go back to s... Read More...

Summer Savory Herb Muffins with Tzatziki

We are past half-time on our one-month vacation in Europe. On the weekend we returned to Germany after two wonderful weeks in Portugal. What a beautiful place Portugal is! We stayed in Cascais near Lisbon, ... Read More...

Cucumber Lemon Cooler

Hello from Hamburg. We are finally on our one-month summer vacation in Germany in Portugal. It feels really good to be back home, although Hamburg is not my hometown (I went to university in Berlin). I love s... Read More...

Chocolate Cherry Cookies

I have mentioned more often than not that the Dubai summers are very very hot.  This year is no exception. However, it seems that after 8 years that I have been living in this place, I seem to get used to it.... Read More...

Berry Frozen Yogurt

It's Ramadan, the Muslim month of fasting. For 29 or 30 days, depending on the lunar cycle, Muslims refrain from dawn until sunset from eating and drinking. It is at the toughest time of the year this time, a... Read More...

Pavlova with Summer Berries

We've got reason to celebrate: Today is the 3rd birthday of Anja's Food 4 Thought. I remember my daughter's third birthday. It was the date when she suddenly was not a baby anymore. She could talk, voice her... Read More...

Paleo Summer Wraps with Tahini

It's summer holidays, finally. I was anticipating this moment probably as much as my son. No more school uniforms to iron the night before. No more alarm-clock induced awakenings at 6.30am. No more lunchboxes... Read More...

Coconut Chocolate Muffins

I am very proud to present you another muffin recipe today... I know, I know... yet another muffin. To my defense I am still in the process of optimizing previous muffin recipes. Several criteria have to be m... Read More...

Potato Salad with Basil Pesto and Ginger

The raw food diet doesn't allow food to be heated over 42C as higher temperatures are being considered to kill the vitality and life force of the food. That's one fact. Now have you ever driven a car without ... Read More...

Frozen Chocolate Nut Bars

Would you expect a dessert to be good for you? For many people, the conventional idea of a dessert is more like this: it's full of sugars, white flours and the wrong fats, it's bad for you. Only if a dish ful... Read More...

Moroccan Spiced Roasted Mushrooms

Following a mostly grain free diet, requires a bigger refrigerator. I don't know yet how to sell this idea to my husband. The biggest obstacle is that there is no space for a bigger one in our open-plan kitch... Read More...

Lemon Frozen Yogurt

It's probably a known fact to you that I avoid refined sugar in my recipes. You might have even noticed that many of my recent recipes have been grain free, as I seem to do well without sugars and grain starc... Read More...

Grain Free Chocolate Banana Muffins

Muffins have moved up on our priority list in the last few weeks. Summer is arriving in Dubai. The heat and humidity have an impact on our appetites. Meals are getting lighter and fresher. And probably even s... Read More...