3-Ingredient Coconut Rice Pudding

This could be the easiest dessert you’ll ever make! If you haven’t tried rice pudding, this coconut milk version is creamier, tastier and packs extra nutrients for you. You know I love rice and I am not afraid of carbs! We need them all to have energy, take care of our gut and make sure…

Warming Lentil Curry with Roasted Cashews 

This vegan lentil curry recipe to make on a cold or rainy day and enjoy under a blanket, while watching your favourite TV show. Let it pinch your lips with a chilli kick, while warming you up with ground cumin and turmeric, garam masala notes and fragrant coriander. As you know, I am a fan…

Mom’s Chunky Vegetable Lentil Soup

One of my favourite things mom makes is her chunky, wholesome lentil soup. I know in most countries this soup comes as a cream soup, but in Romania it’s like an Italian minestrone but with lentils instead of pasta. Yeah, this is probably the best description! Haha. My mom is an excellent cook. And I…

5 Awesome Weekday Vegan Breakfast Ideas

I enjoy a balanced lifestyle of healthy, nutritious meals with a side of indulgent treats. Whatever I eat – I try to make it appealing, fun and super flavoursome.

Traditional Romanian Cabbage Rolls (Sarmale)

Quite a few of you asked me on Instagram to share my mom’s vegan ‘Sarmale’ recipe, aka stuffed cabbage rolls. Whilst this dish exists traditionally in other Eastern European and Middle Eastern countries, it is definitely one of the most popular here in Romania. It’s usually made with meat, but mastering a delicious vegan version…

My First Supper Club

Two weeks into my decision to (once again) quit a corporate job for the dream of entrepreneurial ‘bliss’ and flexibility, I decided to organise a Supper Club. And so I made the first step towards this goal by booking a lovely little venue in East London on 10 Cable Street. A few weeks went by and it sold out. A combination of pride and panic was taking over me gradually. I didn’t sleep the night before.In the car, I called my dad and told him I’m not sure how I am going to do this…

Pumpkin and Sage Vegan Risotto

Autumn is for warm dishes, with creamy textures and happy after thoughts. This vegan risotto recipe is a guaranteed winner with both vegans and non-vegans. I know, because I tested it on my non-vegan friends! And they wanted seconds. It has so many layers of flavour and it can be a beautiful dinner dish you…

Make Your Own Almond Milk

It may seem like a mysterious process that only the most versed plant-eaters can master, but making your own almond milk at home is easier than making toast. Here’s the basics so you can never have to think twice about putting your nuts to good use and spend less money on store-bought versions. What do…

Kale and Crispy Seitan Mac and Cheese

The time has come for me to perfect my own version of vegan mac and cheese. And I know I have a recipe you will come back to again and again. Why? Because it is the perfect combination of nutty, salty, creamy, cheesy taste without any dairy. Did I mention it is ready in 30…

Roasted Pumpkin, Garlic and Chilli Soup

A DELICIOUS AUTUMN RECIPE It’s full pumpkin season and I want to make the most of it.  Today, I am sharing this nutritious and simple pumpkin soup anyone can make! The secret is in the roasted garlic. There is just nothing better than the warming and earthy taste of roasted garlic. Therefore you have to…

Tofu Ragout Pasta Dish

To make this beautiful tofu ragout dish you need to make a good tomato sauce. And a good tomato sauce need patience and love! That’s what my mother used to say when making her famous tomato pasta, with beautiful home-grown tomatoes and her homemade tomato sauce preserves. The more you ‘nurse’ your sauce and allow…

Meet an Old Friend of Mine: Anxiety

Today is not about food. Today is World’s Mental Health Day and I decided to share my story of living with anxiety. I will also share what I’ve been doing to keep it in check and improve the quality of my life.