Lauren Caris Short

Lauren Caris Short

Lauren is a British food photographer and stylist living in Zurich, Switzerland, and author of the book "The Complete Guide to Food Photography." When she's not photographing for clients, she teaches others how to become successful food photographers through her website, Food Photography Academy. Lauren is not an active contributor on Healthy Green Kitchen, but recipes from her previous website,, were merged into the site in early 2023, providing a substantially upgraded archive of delicious recipes for our visitors.

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Fresh Raspberry Cheesecake Brownies

These Fresh Raspberry Cheesecake Brownies are perfect any day of the year! Rich and fudgy, and yet deliciously light, the fresh raspberries sing through the dark chocolate mixture creating my perfect brownie!

bread with scrambled egg topped with fresh parsley

Scrambled Eggs With Wild Garlic

Upgrade your breakfast with Wild Garlic Scrambled Eggs! A quick and delightful twist on classic eggs, blending fluffy textures with vibrant, earthy flavors. This easy recipe balances simplicity and sophistication for a gourmet start to your day.

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How to Make the Perfect Oatmeal

Master the art of crafting the perfect oatmeal – a delightful blend of warm oats and customizable toppings. This foolproof recipe ensures ideal texture, flavor, and nutrition for a satisfying morning treat.

Vegetarian French Onion Soup

Indulge in the deliciousness of Vegetarian French Onion Soup! This recipe puts a vegetarian twist on the classic, using a combination of red and white onions for a bold flavor. It’s an easy-to-follow recipe that won’t disappoint. 

Sweet Potato and Chickpea Moroccan Style Stew in a tan glazed dish on top of a cloth napkin on a white speckled tabletop.

One Pot Sweet Potato and Chickpea Moroccan Style Stew

Whip up a delightful One Pot Sweet Potato and Chickpea Moroccan Style Stew that will satisfy your taste buds. With easy prep and a hint of exotic spices, this freezer-friendly dish saves the day on busy weeknights.

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Simple Homemade Vegetable Stock

Boost your dishes with this Simple Homemade Vegetable Stock – a quick, flavorful blend of fresh, vibrant vegetables. Perfect for enriching soups, stews, and sauces, it’s the easy way to elevate your favorite recipes.

an image of a plate withseasoned dry-rubbed tofu salad, mixed greens, tomatoes, cucumbers, and carrots. Drizzled with vinaigrette

Spicy Tofu Salad with Chili Lime Dressing

Enjoy a Spicy Tofu Salad with Zesty Lime Dressing – a fusion of crispy tofu coated in aromatic spices, served on fresh greens, and drizzled with a tangy chili-lime dressing. A delightful and wholesome culinary delight for American taste buds.

Sauted mushrooms and kale over the top of cooked pasta on a white plate and cloth napkin with a fork and spoon for serving.

One-Pot Spaghetti with Kale, Mushroom, and Garlic

Enjoy a comforting one-pot dinner filled with caramelized mushrooms, sweet kale, and a bite of fresh garlic. This incredibly flavorful meal can be made in less than 30 minutes, so it’s perfect for an easy weeknight dinner.

Christmas Market Style Gluhwein is a festive staple! Learn how to make it the real German way with this recipe!

Christmas Market Style Glühwein (German Mulled Wine)

Christmas Market Style Glühwein is a festive staple. With its gentle spice, delicate sweetness, and warming nature, a true Christmas Market experience is not without a steaming cup of Glühwein to keep your chilly hands warm.

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Traditional Swiss Cheese Fondue

This traditional Swiss Cheese Fondue recipe blends Gruyere, Emmental, and Appenzeller cheese, melted with wine, and seasoned with garlic and nutmeg. It’s served with crusty bread and various accompaniments like gherkins, apples, and pickled onions.

This quick recipe for easy garlic roasted brussels sprouts will make you fall in love with these nutty vegetables. If you ever hated brussel sprouts as a child... these are the ones that will change your mind!

Easy Garlic Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Savor the simplicity of easy Garlic Roasted Brussels Sprouts – a quick classic. Golden and tender, these sprouts boast a rich garlic aroma, making them the perfect hassle-free side dish for any meal.

Three batches of truffles with different toppings

Black Forest Style Chocolate Ganache Truffles

Enjoy the richness of Black Forest Style Chocolate Ganache Truffles. Velvety chocolate ganache, infused with brandy-soaked cherries, encased in a dark chocolate shell. A decadent delight that blends the essence of Black Forest cake into a luxurious, bite-sized treat.

A close-up image of a delicious slice of upside-down orange cake.

Orange Upside Down Cake with Rosemary

This unusual upside-down cake recipe is surprisingly delicate and delicious. It isn’t too sweet and allows the fresh flavors of the orange and the rosemary to come through. Rosemary and citrus are a match made in heaven, and they are the perfect pairing for this orange upside-down cake.

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Homemade Eggnog

Made with fresh spices and infused with winter flavors, this homemade eggnog offers a luxurious treat perfect for the festive season.

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Roasted Vegetable Winter Salad with Wheat Berries

It’s cold outside, but that doesn’t mean we need to kiss salad goodbye. Using seasonal root vegetables, we are creating a super healthy, super hearty salad that you can enjoy equally warm or cold!

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Mediterranean No-Rise Scone-Based Pizza with Burrata

This Mediterranean No-Rise Scone-Based Pizza with burrata is a weeknight savior! Ready in under 40 minutes, it boasts a crispy base topped with silky eggplant, creamy burrata, and roasted veggies. Perfect for those craving pizza without the wait!

Spicy sweet potato soup served in two white bowls.

Spicy Sweet Potato Soup

This thick soup is the perfect comforting winter warmer. Top with lots of fresh coriander, flaked almonds and a swirl of coconut milk for an extra treat! Leave out the Cayenne pepper if you don’t want your soup to be spicy.

Root vegetable dauphinoise in a dish scopped by a spoon.

Root Vegetable Dauphinoise

This Root Vegetable Dauphinoise is a layer of sweet potatoes, and parsnips baked in a creamy garlic and Gruyère blend. A delightful twist on comfort food for any American occasion!

Belegte Broetchen

Belegte Brötchen (Open-Faced Sandwiches)

Discover the art of Belegte Brötchen, open-faced sandwiches from Germany, offering a versatile canvas for sweet or savory toppings. A delightful twist on traditional toast or an alternative to avocado toast, they’re perfect for breakfast or lunch.

close up image of sliced roasted butternut squash drizzled with balsamic glaze

Roasted Butternut Squash with Balsamic Reduction

A delightful autumn treat, this recipe showcases roasted butternut squash, accentuated with sweet spices like cinnamon and ginger. Enhanced with a tangy balsamic glaze, it’s a perfect blend of sweet and savory. Enjoy the caramelized skin for added texture and flavor. A must-try dish!

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Cinnamon Spiced Pear Cake

This Cinnamon Spiced Pear Cake is a spongy light cake that’s easy to make and combines the subtle sweetness of pears with a hint of cinnamon. The cinnamon sugar topping adds a slight crunch and enhances the pear’s natural flavors.

Sofritas Style Burrito Bowls | Lauren Caris Cooks

Sofritas Style Burrito Bowls with Tofu, Lime Rice and Grilled Corn

Enjoy the fusion of flavors in Sofritas Style Burrito Bowls featuring seasoned tofu, zesty lime rice, and grilled corn. This American twist on a classic dish offers a hearty, plant-based option with bold Southwestern flair. A quick and delicious way to elevate your mealtime.

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Easy Homemade Falafel Burgers

Enjoy the fusion of Middle Eastern flavors with our Easy Homemade Falafel Burgers. Packed with chickpeas, herbs, and spices, these savory patties offer a quick and delicious twist to your American burger experience. Elevate your meal with a touch of international flair!

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4-Ingredient Nutella Truffles

Satisfy your sweet tooth with 4-ingredient Nutella truffles! Easy to make, these decadent treats feature creamy Nutella and a delightful burst of hazelnut-chocolate flavor. Perfect for a quick, indulgent snack!

hummus recipe in a bowl topped with checakpeas and a piece of cracker

The Only Hummus Recipe You’ll Ever Need

Savor the taste of the Mediterranean with this delightful Hummus recipe. This American favorite blends chickpeas, tahini, olive oil, and spices for a creamy, flavorful spread. Perfect for dipping or topping, it’s a quick and crowd-pleasing addition to your table.