MIMM – Raclette, Photo Walk, Slow Food


11. November 2013 by swissfitchick

Good morning and Happy Monday!

It’s been a weekend full of good stuff, so let’s jump right into it and make it MARVELOUS thanks to my favorite Diva!



I’m giving you tons of pics and as little words as possible to make this post a reasonable length….

Friday morning started with a 6:30 am run with the sunrise. It was one of the most beautiful runs ever!


Perfect view on the Alps


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IMG_5479I had some errands to do the rest of the day, which included preparing dessert for our visitors we expected in the evening…

Raw chocolate swirl cheesecake bars

Raw chocolate swirl cheesecake bars

I followed this recipe and made some twists – I will post them later this week!

For dinner, we planned to do ‘table-grill’ – a combo of a grill and a raclette oven. It’s very common around here and I absolutely LOVE it.

The cheesespatulas to melt the cheese in the oven

The cheesespatulas to melt the cheese in the oven

Grill material: Bacon, Skewers, Beef, Chicken, vegetables and cheese slices

Grill material: Bacon, Skewers, Beef, Chicken, vegetables and cheese slices

Let the feast begin!

Let the feast begin! Meat on top, cheese underneath.

My plate: melted raclette cheese, homemeade sweet potato fries, pickles, baby tomato/mozzarella sticks, beef

My plate: melted raclette cheese, homemade sweet potato fries, pickles, baby tomato/mozzarella sticks, beef

Followed by mentioned dessert….

IMG_1114I went to bed around midnight, and woke up to see this:

IMG_5489Holy sleep!! WHAT?? 10 hours. I felt SO well rested.

I didn’t plan a workout, so sat right down for breakfast:

IMG_1116I smothered these eggy oats with white almond butter – this stuff is so so good!

A little later, Sandro and me went off for grocery shopping and a photo walk.

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IMG_2080 1The rest of the afternoon was spent in the kitchen  – successfully. I finally made my own nutbutters!

Salted Vanilla Cinnamon Almond BUtter & Cacao Coconut Almond Butter

Salted Vanilla Cinnamon Almond BUtter & Cacao Coconut Almond Butter


At the same time I roasted a baby kabocha in the oven….


And then I finally made the oatmeal flatbread from Khushboo! I added an eggwhite and some flaxseed, and it turned out perfectly. This ‘bread’ will be one of my favorite carb sources in the future! I used glutenfree oats to make it gf, which is perfect for my belly.

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The last creation was dinner:

Roasted scallops and chickenbreast, spinach salad

Roasted scallops and chickenbreast, spinach salad

Sunday morning it was nasty weather, grey and rainy – despite that, I went out to the Bootcamp class after I worked through some weights at home. I love to work out in the rain and then come back to a warm and cozy home.

Rainy park Breakfast was already waiting – and it tasted even BETTER.


Later in the day, we headed off to the Slow Food Market – a Food Fair which was in town for 3 days and I was lucky to have free tickets! Let’s be honest – it was more like a cheese, wine and chocolate fair, since this is what us Swizzies are really good at. Not that I would mind – I LOVE our delicacies!

Though I got to try Japanese lemon juice….

imageIndian Spices….

image…and so many many samples to try!!


We love our Swiss cheese….


Rhythm 108 was there too – the ones that make the Good-for.you Dessert bars I reviewed last week. They provided me with a fair amount of my favorite flavors!

imageThat was kind of a paradisiac activity for a foodie on Sunday!

Have you ever been to a food fair? 

Did you know Raclette? It’s Switzerland’s most famous dish, together with Cheese Fondue….

Did you ever make your own nutbutter?



30 thoughts on “MIMM – Raclette, Photo Walk, Slow Food

  1. Your photos are beautiful!!!
    I have made my own nut butter – delicious! But usually, I am too lazy and just buy it from the farmers’ market.

  2. Vanessa says:

    Looks like you had an amazing weekend!! As I am Swiss, I do know raclette quite well and really enjoy it 🙂 The nut butters you made look soo good. I have made my own with dry roasted almonds, and it was quite tasty!…I wish you a great start to your week!

  3. your weekend sounds absolutely amazing! I LOVE that dining style concept- I never knew the Swiss were on board wit that, I always associated it with Japanese dining! Of course cheese had to be involved- do you have a fondue set? My friend got me a miniature one for my birthday a few years back. Its great…..you can fit 1 cube of cheese and it takes like 2 hours to melt.

    I’m stealing those nut butter recipes from you…and passing them on to my mum 🙂 Have a great start to the week buddy!

    • Haha, I love that miniature fondue set, we have the same with raclette and a candle, it takes forever! We do have a Fondue set, but I am more a fan of Raclette-
      I will post the recipes on Thursday so you can pass them right along to your mom 🙂

  4. I’m sorry… you lost me at salted vanilla cinnamon AB ❤ ❤ I hope you'll be sharing the recipe soon! I've never made my own nut butter because the sound of the nuts grinding makes me feel like my blender is going to catch fire, but I may have to do it one of these days just so I can have some of the more fancy flavours of AB. We don't get them here in Canada, and a lot of the ones may have traces of peanuts anyways 😦

    PS – SO jealous over your 10 hour sleep!

    • Oh girl, you will LOVE the AB and also the chocolate one, it’s to die for!
      I admit, I used grated coconut and almonds – so I skipped the part with the grinding which is good – I would be so scared that it kills my processor!

  5. Everything looks delicious! Am I crazy or is white almond butter just regular almond butter made with blanched almonds?

  6. mitchell-james says:

    Seriously! Where do you begin with a post like that!? So many delicious foods and beautiful moments captured! I don’t know what I like more: the runny white almond butter which looks like heaven in a bowl, the delicious ones you created yourself, the roasted kabocha (which I think could be a meal on it’s own sometimes!) or the divine selection of samples and treats that you encountered in your travels!

    Amazing stuff 😀 Marvelous Monday indeed x 10 😛

  7. Whenever the day comes that I visit, can we please go on walks every single morning? Those views of the bay are beautiful. I can only imagine how easy it is to get lost in your thoughts & just be at peace during your morning runs. I’m quite jealous :-X Something else that I’m jealous of… your nut butters (yay for processing it long enough :)), and how adorable Zurich is.

    I forgot to tell you – when I was coming home from Hawaii a few weeks ago I almost changed my destination to Zurich. Okay not really, but it just so happened that the flight to Zurich was literally right next to my gate. It was kind of like a calling if you ask me!

    • YES, I had your words in mind (‘keep processing’) when I made them on the weekend and I am so happy how perfect they turned out!
      Oh my, I would have LOVED to welcome you here at the airport! You can be sure that this was a calling!!

  8. Loving your photo walk photos! You have really become quite the photographer and I love that you are exploring and capturing beautiful moments with your camera! Those raw brownies look incredible I am SO looking forward to that recipe 🙂 Lots of love to start your week xx C

  9. Enora says:

    Hi Lucie!

    What a lovely weekend!!
    Yes I know raclette and love it… Even if its not light 😉
    I need to make my own nut butter soon! Look delish!!
    What a view on the lake! I am going to Zurich beginning of december. Any recommandation for food and shopping?
    Your photos are amazing! I am so bad At it! Always a finger on front, or moving,…:-))))
    Have a good week!!

    • I love Raclette too, it’s one of my favorite cheat meals 🙂 Oh, you come to Zurich?? So cool! Of course Bahnhofstrasse is great for shopping, but I love the Niederdorf area even more (old town) and the area behind the Main Station (Josephsstrasse). And you should visit the xmas market in the hall of the main station!

  10. cottercrunch says:

    all i can think about now is that salted vanilla nut butter. Dang woman, you were busy in the kitchen!

  11. Gooooodness, I have to visit you! Your pictures are amazing and you live in a gorgeous area! The perfectly captured sunshine, leaves, .. everything. Can we please schedule a weekend of running/walks around the city/fantastic food?!
    It’s been so long since I last had Raclette and even though I’m not a huge cheese fiend Raclette cheese has to be the best ever!
    Will you share the nut butter recipes? Cacao coconut almond and salted Vanilla Almond Butter?! Swoon!
    By the way: which brand of almond butter do you buy when you don’t make your own? Really, though, your homemade ones have to beat everything.

    • Awww YES, please come to visit me!! It would be so NICE to spend a weekend of nice outdoor workouts/walks and good food! The recipe will be up tomorrow 🙂 I did order Justin’s Almond Butter from the US, but that is very expensive. So normally I use the white almond butter I find in the supermarket (Mandelpurée) or the ones from Rapunzel, though I find them too liquid! My homemade are perfect; I swear 🙂

  12. Oh my goodness, that dinner. Invite me next time? 😉 My food processor is nowhere near good enough to make homemade nut butter, but if I upgrade I’d love to make my own at home.Maybe make my own version of nutella…

  13. catfoodisgoodforyou says:

    There are too many wonderful things here! I would love a raclette – that is my dream dinner, freshly grilled meat and copious amounts of cheese! And that white almond butter…. I think I need to visit Switzerland!

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