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It’s been a very long time since the last post. With our move to gorgeous Kempen in western Germany, writing was one of the things on the back burner. Most people have never heard of Kempen. There are other cities with similar names like Kempten, Karben, and Krampton but this best kept secret is located in the German province of Nordrhein-Westfalen (known in English as North Rhine-Westphalia).





It’s very close to the border of Netherlands and a short jaunt to Köln (Cologne) and Düsseldorf. To say the people here are “friendly” is a huge understatement compared to the long, unsmiling faces of most Berliners. Since I like to move, there are no boring details to share. The process of installing an entire, new kitchen was so much fun and it’s great to work in a  bright space with all my creature comforts.

I wanted to share a recipe from a free newsletter you can subscribe to from Fast Easy Vegan. After a two week holiday, the refrigerator was bare and my brain was jet-lagged. Downloading the weekly recipes and shopping list made a quick trip to the grocery store a cinch because FEV had everything I needed to restock and get cooking.

This post is for “Divine Sauce”, it has about 200 calories and can be tossed on everything from noodles, zoodles (zucchini noodles) to voodles (vegetable noodles). How do you get noodles from vegetables? It’s so easy with a spiralizer. Spiralizers come in all sizes and shapes. Mine is made by Lurch (German brand, made with different sized blades). In case you’ve never tried kohlrabi, I urge you to buy some and try it. Raw is my preferred state however lots of people steam or boil it. I go for the crunch with the raw zoodles. I also used zucchini and carrots for color and black sesame seeds for garnish.


Tossed with Divine Sauce, it is absolutely delish and divine. You can find the recipe below with thanx to Fast Easy Vegan !!




½ cup veggie broth or water
2 – 3 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoons sweet chilli sauce
2 teaspoon sriracha sauce (or to taste)
juice of ½  lemon

Whisk together or blitz in your blender until smooth and creamy. Drizzle over the top of your zoodles, noodles or voodles (!) and enjoy this delicious, light fare.


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From my Kempen kitchen to yours,




Jill DiGiovanni

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