Lunchbox special: Guest blog Gemueseliebelei: zucchini-feta muffins

Singlemade zucchini feta muffins

When I happened upon Claudia’s Instagram-account, Gemueseliebelei, I was immediately sold. So much inspiration to spruce up your lunchbox… I just knew we had to collaborate! 🙂

A few years ago, Claudia was diagnosed with Chron’s disease (in short: inflammation of stomach and intestines, with severe repercussions). Claudia decided to take matters into her own hands and drastically modified her diet. She doesn’t eat any prepackaged foods and only goes voor fresh and homemade meals.

And Claudia’s food philosophy shows in her lunchbox. She started looking for ingredients she could take to work, causing a lot of curiosity among her colleagues!

Because of her lunchbox’ success and with her son’s encouragement, she started an Instagram account to show off pictures of her creations. It’s called Gemueseliebelei, a play on words in German which means something like vegetable flirting.

Singlemade zucchini feta muffins

And that’s not all! Claudia hosts workshops on ayurvedic cooking, which goes with the seasons and balances body and mind. She also develops recipes for a local coffee shop and recently she put up the Gemueseliebelei-website! It’s in German for now, but she’s thinking of launching an English version! 😉

Claudia developed a lunchbox-recipe just for Singlemade. Courgette muffins with feta cheese, served with an ajvar dip. The recipe is for 6 muffins, but you can keep them in the freezer without a hitch. Freeze them in pairs or per 3 and take them out in the morning or at night for the next day. Easy as can be!

ps: Don’t forget to follow Claudia!
Instagram: @gemueseliebelei
www.gemeuseliebelei.com

Singlemade ingredients zucchini feta muffins

Print Recipe
Lunchbox special: zucchini-feta muffins
Lunchbox special: zucchini-feta muffins
Course Lunch, Snack
Prep Time 10 min
Cook Time 20-25 min
Servings
muffins
Ingredients
The courgette-feta muffins
The dip
Course Lunch, Snack
Prep Time 10 min
Cook Time 20-25 min
Servings
muffins
Ingredients
The courgette-feta muffins
The dip
Lunchbox special: zucchini-feta muffins
Instructions
The muffins
  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  2. Grate the courgette over a bowl. Add the oil, yogurt, and the egg and mix into an even mass with the scraper.
  3. Now add the flour, baking powder and the salt. Stir until even with the whisk.
  4. Crumble the feta over the bowl (and pull the leaves of the thyme twigs) and carefully mix it into the batter.
  5. Divide the batter over six muffin cases/tins. Bake in the oven for about 20-25 minutes.
  6. Take out the oven tray and leave to rest for about 5 minutes before taking them out of the tin/cases and/or eating them.
The dip
  1. Mix the yogurt and the ajvar. If needed, season with pepper and salt.
Recipe Notes

*Ajvar is a bell pepper and aubergine based sauce that hails from the Balkan. Nowadays you can easily find it in the supermarket.
You can eat it with a salad, with some pasta, in a sandwich or on some toast, so you won’t have any trouble finishing a jar! 😉

Tip: let the muffins cool and store them in the freezer in sets of 2 or 3! Be sure to wrap them in a freezer bag or in some plastic foil!

Singlemade zucchini feta muffins


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Caroline and Stijn agree: these are super easy to make and they’re done in a minute! Caroline admits she went a bit wild with the thyme, which compromised the overall taste! (Tip: be careful with herbs!).

Stijn’s a superfan! He made two with thyme and four without it (because he was in a hurry and forgot to add thyme to the first four! ;-p). And he’ll be making more soon! Filling, nice and spongy and not all dry, not even after being out for half a day! Yes, Stijn’s convinced! 😉


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