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Brunch for one // Brunch mal Eins

Brunch for One: Millet Patties // Brunch für Eins: Hirse-Bratlinge // by Fructopia

Brunch for One: Millet Patties // Brunch mal Eins: Hirse-Bratlinge // by Fructopia

(Die Deutsche Version findet ihr wie immer im Anschluss an den englischen Text)

Sundays for me are preferably spent relaxing and in most cases also cooking ahead. Even though I do not meticulously plan out my meals for the upcoming week, I still like to be prepared. Prepared in terms of knowing that sometimes it can be difficult for people like us to quickly whip up a healthy and filling meal. That is why on Sundays I usually cook up a batch of buckwheat, potatoes or millet, or all of the above, to store in the fridge. That way I have a fructosefriendly and gluten free base on hand to ready a nice meal. This is particularly convenient when I’m running late and still need to pack lunch rather than returning home on an empty stomach.

Speaking of planning ahead it is about time I share this recipe for millet patties with you. While millet has become one of my favorite gluten-free super foods, these millet patties are quite the perfect all-rounder. Due to their subtle taste they go well with almost everything: Have them with eggs and salmon for brunch like I did, with a spicy yoghurt dip for lunch or with a salad for dinner. They taste equally good warm and cold, that’s why they also make a great take away snack. Be warned though, this recipe is a bit time consuming. Then again, Sundays are usually more slow-paced anyway, right? Plus, in my opinion it’s even more rewarding to treat yourself to a nice meal you’ve worked hard on. ;) So make a batch of millet patties and grab whatever else your heart desires on the side and enjoy a cozy, well-deserved Sunday brunch!

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P.P.S I submitted this recipe to a competition by OTTO. It is a cookbook collaboration project. Keep your fingers crossed that my recipe will make it to the finals!  Recipe after the jump. There is a German version too …

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Going gluten free Part III: My new favorite superfoods // Abenteuer gluten-frei Teil III: Noch wertvoller ernähren mit diesen acht Energieboostern

Going gluten free Part III: My new favorite superfoods // Abenteuer gluten-frei Teil III: Noch wertvoller ernähren mit diesen acht Energieboostern // by Fructopia

(Die deutsche Version findet ihr wie immer im Anschluss an den englischen Text)

It’s been seven months since we left our home in Berlin in an attempt to grow roots in Istanbul. A few days ago we arrived back in Berlin. It’s our first time home since February. I was looking forward to these upcoming three weeks. Looking forward to all the breakfasts, lunches and dinners with friends and loved ones, to happy bike rides in the city and enjoying morning runs in the park close by. Other than that, I must confess, there is not much I missed about Berlin. Who would, considering the numerous hours of sunshine Istanbul provided us with, all the Turkish food and fresh seasonal goods grown on the fertile lands of the rough Black Sea, the thousand plus different views of the Bosphorus or the seemingly endless supply of new and one of a kind impressions. Istanbul has not failed to keep us entertained. Needless to say the Gezi Park protests and the surprisingly violent response by the police caused quite a stir in our daily lives.

On a different note my food routine got stirred up as well. For one thing, the initial shift from German/European cuisine to the Turkish/Ottoman introduced me to a whole new world of food-related possibilities. Also the steady onflow of visitors encouraged me to taste my way through the city’s culinary offerings, tempting me and leading me to try and discover all kinds of foods and dishes from savory to sweet. The biggest change in dietary routine however was brought about by my “discovery” of the FODMAP approach and my decision to not remove fructose but also gluten from my diet. From one day to the next my list of possible ingredients and thus my repertoire of tested and to-be-tested recipes had been diminished and equally expanded. How’s that? When being confronted with the term “malabsorption” for the first time the first thing on our minds will most likely be all the yummy foods we will have to do without in the future. While at the same time we tend to forget to appreciate the things we can still eat and ignore the fact that a certain malabsorption will also introduce us to a bunch mouthwatering alternatives and a list of new ingredients waiting to be discovered.

I’ve decided to share my new favorites with you. Have a look at these 8 superfoods listed below that hold a special place in my heart since going gluten free. More after the jump. There is a German version too …

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