MAKE YOUR HOME SMELL LIKE APPLE PIE / VEGAN AND GLUTEN-FREE


Concept, Cooking, Photography: Anna Wegelin

Cocooning, work, music and delicious comfort food, that is all I need these days. I can already hear my friends asking me, what I have been up to all autumn long. To be honest, I’m busy making my home smell like Apple Pie. Happened last weekend. I baked an Apple Pie with apples I’ve been picking myself on a fruit farm. We have this beautiful fruit-growing region nearby Hamburg, called Altes Land, with apple fields as far as your eyes can see. Truly charming. Gosh and those apples, super tasty. So tasteful, that this Apple Pie comes simply with cinnamon and a gluten-free crunchy walnut & oat crust.
Happy Apple Pie Cocooning!

Filling                                                              Crust
6-8 big Apples                                                  1 cup of gluten-free flour
1/2 cup of water                                               1 cup of gluten-free oats
2 tea spoons of cinnamon                               1/2 cup of walnuts
1/3 cup of sugar                                              1/2 cup of sugar
1 tea spoon vanilla                                         125 gram margarine (or use coconut butter instead) 
                                                                       A few spoons of water
                                                                       Pinch of salt 

Preheat your oven to 180 degree.
For the Crust-Chop the walnuts and mix them with the flour, oats, sugar and salt. Add the margarine and some water. Press the mixture into a springform pan.
For the Filling- Slice as many apples, as you can fit in your springform pan. Pureé two apples with the water, cinnamon, sugar and vanilla and pour it over the apple layering.
Bake your Apple Pie for 50 minutes and serve it hot with ice cream or enjoy your pie simply with a cup of tea.

Concept, Cooking, Photography: Anna Wegelin

THE VEGAN FOOD GUIDE TO HAMBURG



Photos, Guide: Anna Wegelin


It’s been 8 months now, since I’m vegan and I must say I’m getting more enthusiastic day by day. It started as something to broaden my horizon and knowledge of food, but somehow it turned into one of the best thing I’ve ever experienced. Well lucky me I’m enjoy cooking to the fullest, so I wasn’t really struggling with changing my eating habits, but I know by fact that being vegan is unthinkable for most of the people out there. Every time the topic comes up, the first thoughts I hear is ‘Oh I wouldn’t know what to eat anymore’. 
I guess my foodspiration for you folks proves you wrong, vegan food is tasteful and you can actually eat more than just carrots or broccoli. So when DISCAVO, a hotel comparison portal asked me to create a Vegan Food Guide for the most terrific city in the world Hamburg, my young vegan heart went wild. Eating Burgers, licking Ice Cream or sipping on delicious healthy Shakes for work…my pleasure! 


The Vegan Food Guide to Hamburg introduces you to my favorite food spots, as such as The Vegan EagleDear MatsuMonkey Deli and many more (Find a list below). It’s written in german and I hope you guys will like it, or even better maybe you will check out my suggestions…it’s worth the taste. 
Now you have the guide and the inspiration...eating vegan has never been yummier or easier. 



Photos, Guide: Anna Wegelin 

Veganz
Schützenstr. 21
22761 Hamburg-Altona


Vincent Vegan

Liberty Hamburg 
Fischmarkt 11
22676 Hamburg 

Monkey Deli 
Glashüttenstraße 85a
20357 Hamburg


The Vegan Eagle
Wischhöfen 4
22415 Hamburg

Dear Matsu
Erikastraße 47
20251 Hamburg Eppendorf


FAST FOOD - OVEN ROASTED VEGETABLES, MAGIC YOU CAN TASTE



Concept, Cooking, Photography: Anna Wegelin 

Oven Roasted Vegetables, the oldest food magic trick of all times. I know I’m not suppose to disclose it, but this is how the trick goes…preheat your oven up to 200 degree. Grab an oven pan, choose your favored weapons and sprinkle your vegetables with salt and pepper. Fill up your pan with a little bit of water and gently pour olive oil over your veggies. Leave them for about 35-45 minutes in the oven….and et voila Abracadabra…Magic! 

Trust me your outcome will taste astonishing tasteful and it is so simple. I’ve been only using eggplant, tomatoes, butternut squash pumpkin, garlic, zucchini, shallots and it tasted heavenly good. Enjoy guys. 



Concept, Cooking, Photography: Anna Wegelin 

GLUTEN-FREE VEGAN SWEET POTATO-PUMPKIN GNOCCHI WITH SAGE, CHANTERELLE MUSHROOMS AND CHILI ROASTED HAZELNUTS



Concept, Cooking, Photography: Anna Wegelin 

This summer has been a watermelon, so juicy, sexy, sweet and soft. I fell in love, truly, madly, deeply. But as we all know nothing lasts forever, seasons come and go and I embrace that.
So sitting here in my kitchen with the last rays of summer sun on my neck, I’m already preparing for autumn to arrive. And you know what? I can’t wait y’all. 
So while you’re going through your wardrobe searching for your cardigan, I warm up differently: I’m reading sexy whatsapp messages and thinking of my favorite recipe at the moment, which I’m more than welcome to share with you. 

Gluten-free Sweet Potato-Pumpkin Gnocchi with Chanterelle Mushrooms, Sage and Chili roasted Hazelnuts. 

The dough only needs following ingredients: Flour, Sweet Potatoes and Pumpkin. The latter you can easily prepare in the oven. Therefor roast your Pumpkin for like 25 min on 200 degree and the Sweet Potatoes for round about 40 minutes. Simply pick them with a fork, you will feel it if they’re ready.
Now cool everything down and combine all the ingredients. Add as much flour until you
have a smooth, not too firm dough. Watch out guys, you need to find the right amount of flour for your Gnocchi dough.
So before you roll an army of it, test them. If they will fall apart while boiling, you might have used too less flour. They should be soft and ready to savor in your mouth.
After your kneading exercise you can shape your Gnocchi’s the way you like them. As you can see I finished mine with the tines of a fork.

Before I started cooking my Gnocchi’s I sautéed the Chanterelle Mushrooms, with
Sage and Garlic. I love Garlic, so I used a lot.
Roast the Hazelnuts separately with Chilli and other hot spices you can find in
your kitchen. Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil, get your Gnocchi’s in there and
wait for them to rise to the surface.
Now give them a quick sauté with the Mushrooms and serve your hell of a dish
with your Chilli roasted Hazelnuts. Enjoy. For the love of food. 


Ingredients

For the Gnocchi’s:
Pumpkin (Butternut Squash, Hokkaido, Muscat, whatever you find)
Sweetpotato
Gluten Free Flour
Salt & Pepper

For the Magic:
Sage
Chanterelle Mushrooms
Hazelnuts
Chili
Garlic





Concept, Cooking, Photography: Anna Wegelin 

MARRAKECH PHOTO DIARY PART III



Photos: Anna Wegelin 

Guys, I’m suffering from wanderlust. I’m checking flights to Thailand, Bali five times a day! Istanbul sounds good too though. Hope I can pack my bags soon. And talking about how beautiful and nice Marrakech was, no this is not working folks, sorry. Can’t even look at the pictures. 










Photos: Anna Wegelin 

SWEET ESCAPE...LE JARDIN MAJORELLE / MARRAKECH




Photos: Anna Wegelin- Mom

The Jardin Majorelle in Marrakech is truly one of the most beautiful places I’ver seen. Yves Saint Laurent and Pirerre Bergé discovered this oasis already in the 60s. Yves would say he was able to find an unlimited source of inspiration in the Jardin Majorelle. No doubt if you have shady lanes, trees, exotic plants and pools filled with water lilies and lotos flowers around. I will show you guys more pictures of the Jardin Marojelle soon. 





Photos: Anna Wegelin- Mom 


MARRAKECH PHOTO DIARY PART II

Photos: Anna Wegelin 

One of my most favorite spots in Marrakech was the Maison de la Photographie. Somehow this place felt like an oasis to me. I loved the moroccon photography that was shown, the house itself located in an old area of the medina, but mostly I liked the rooftop terrace cafe with an breathtaking view all over Marrakech. I went there several times just to enjoy a cup of mint tea while reading. The food was good there too though, try the eggplants if you're around. They're finger licking good, I promise! 




Photos: Anna Wegelin