Healthy Recipes

Our Healthy Recipes include a growing body of healthy and delicious preparations inspired by Hildegard of Bingen. We welcome healthy selections curated from traditional German and modern resources. We invite you to explore, experiment, and contribute to help grow this community.

spelt flour bread recipe

Hildegard's Spelt Bread Recipe

This spelt flour bread recipe has been around since antiquity. After experiencing the hearty density of good German bread, it makes sense that bread alone might actually satisfy an evening meal.

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potato cookies recipe

Hildegard’s Sweet Potato Cookies Recipe

This is a simple and delicious spelt, sweet potato cookies recipe, with chocolate chips, inspired by Hildegard of Bingen. Spelt, Sweet Potato Cookies Recipe Ingredients: 1.5 large sweet potatoes – peeled, steamed and mashed ½ cup sweet unsalted butter ¼ cup coconut oil 3 eggs 2 ¼ cups of spelt flour 1 tsp baking soda…

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Hildegard of Bingen Apple Energy Bars

Hildegard’s Apple Energy Bars

As we welcome in the first few weeks of fall, it’s a good time to reflect upon the last season and welcome in a time of introspection and healing of the winter months. Choosing nutritious, fortifying and healing comfort foods that nourish and warm us, helps to avoid winter weight gain. With the holiday season…

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Spelt Flour Banana Bread

Hildegard’s Spelt Flour Banana Bread

My over ripened bananas often hit the freezer where they are stored for smoothies or homemade frozen banana ice cream. As temperatures start to drop in the fall, the last thing I want is a frozen smoothie. Whipping up a nutritious batch of spelt flour banana bread is a great way to use up ripened…

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Hildegard Cookies

Hildegard cookies of joy

Hildegard of Bingen believed food nourished the soul. She recommended having one of these Hildegard spelt cookies every day to enrich and bring joy.  According to Hildegard, these spelt cookies strengthen the nerves and improve the mood. However, due to their high concentration of cinnamon and nutmeg, we recommend consuming in moderation. Hildegard cookies of…

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Spelt Pizza

Recipe for Spelt Pizza Dough

This spelt flour pizza dough recipe may be of particular interest to those who are sensitive to gluten, as spelt may be easier to digest. Your body may tolerate this spelt flour pizza crust version better than the usual high-gluten, refined wheat flour that goes into the typical pizza crust.

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watermelon mocktail

Watermelon Mocktail

Our post on 25 flushing foods lists many naturally diuretic foods that you can eat to help ease discomfort associated with water retention. This recipe includes four simple ingredients – all naturally and mildly diuretic, that blend together to make a refreshing and delicious watermelon mocktail. Naturally Diuretic Watermelon Mocktail Ingredients ¾ Cup fresh pineapple,…

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Hildegard of Bingen Spelt Burger

Hildegard’s Veggie Spelt Burger

Anyone attempting to make veggie burgers at home knows the challenge of holding all of the vegetables together in a patty form.  The spelt in our veggie spelt burger helps retain the form of a hamburger.  And because of its properties as an ancient grain, spelt may be more suitable for people experiencing mild gluten sensitivity. Here’s our take…

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Recipe for Grilled Peaches

Recipe for Grilled Peaches and Ginger

In Colorado we wait anxiously for Palisade peaches to ripen and become available in mid-August.  It’s a special time of year, particularly for residents of a state with limited agricultural output.  In anticipation and celebration of peach season, here’s a different way to serve your peaches with a twist of ginger that would surely please Hildegard of…

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spelt breakfast habermus

Spelt Muesli for Breakfast

If Hildegard had a single food group, it would be dinkel wheat or spelt.  In fact, her successor, Dr. Gottfried Hertzka said that “if I ever would get cancer, I would retire with a bag of spelt and a little bag of salt on a remote mountain in the Bavarian Alps and live only by spelt and water….

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Candied Ginger

Homemade Ginger Candy

Here’s a fun way to enjoy homemade ginger candy.  Adding sugar to something healthy, like ginger makes it easy to take a bitter pill.  And, though ginger, by itself, has a bitter flavor, Hildegard of Bingen was a big proponent of the health benefits related to bitter tasting foods and bitters. Homemade Ginger Candy Ginger ranks among Hildegard’s favorite…

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lemon ginger salad dressing

Lemon Ginger Salad Dressing

This lemon ginger salad dressing has a flavor profile that is both refreshing and spicy.  And, it’s a light way to season a cold salad on a warm day.  Add some honey to balance a naturally bitter taste.  But, have no fear, Hildegard of Bingen was a big proponent of the health benefits related to bitter tasting foods and bitters. Lemon Ginger Salad Dressing…

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