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.

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…

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.

Where to Find Awesome Vegan Pizza in London

Fear no more, I am here to help you discover the best vegan pizza places in London. This list is updated constantly. I tried to keep this on the down-low, but I LOVE PIZZA! I think few people don’t. Did you know that pizza is actually a pretty balanced meal when chosen with fresh, simple…

Sunday Brunch at Ethos Restaurant

After a week of events, networking and good food, the weekend ended on a high! I was invited to attend a special brunch at Ethos restaurant in Oxford Circus, organised in collaboration with More than Carrots, to have a taste of their new brunch menu. Before I go into the story and the wonderful menu,…

3 Key Reasons to Choose Organic Products

Organic is not fancy. It’s not just for the wealthy either. I grew up on a farm where my family grew their crops organically in an attempt to save money, not to waste it. So this is what I learned first hand from my father and grandfather, who have been growing crops for over 60…

What You Need to Know When Going Vegan

Should you consider going vegan? There’s a lot of confusion in everyone’s mind today about what lifestyle to lead. Therefore it’s hard to know what to eat and not to eat, whether fats are the enemy or sugar is, what causes cancer and what prevents it. There’s no right or wrong answer, or at least…

How to: Vegan Sunday Pancakes

I made it a mission to turn my Sundays into pancake Sundays. And until recently, I didn’t know how to make vegan pancakes, can you believe it? I tried it once a few years ago (missing some key ingredients!) and it was a sticky mess. Literally. They stuck to the pan, burned and tasted like…

My Weekly Shopping List

I’m a serial list maker. I just think life is much better in bullet points and tick marks. Before you judge me, my OCD might come in handy for some of you. So here’s what my weekly grocery list looks like for a rich, plant-based diet. I’ve included my regular items, not the variations: Fresh…

The Nicecream Craze and How to Make Some

What is nicecream you ask? A frozen banana-based dessert. It’s dairy, egg and sugar free – except for, of course, the naturally occurring sugars and whatever topping you choose to adorn it with.

My 3 go-to smoothies

Smoothies are a great way to hydrate, nourish and get a boost of vitamins and minerals. Add some protein powder (plant-based) and you have a perfect post-workout refuelling meal. I personally don’t think fruit-only smoothies should replace a meal. But they can be a quick pre-breakfast infusion of goodness which will hit your bloodstream in…

Make Meat a Treat, I Dare You!

WHY EAT LESS MEAT Some of you would’ve noticed on my Instagram account (@mariasnaturalkitchen) that I have a clear preference for plantbased meals. I love fruit and vegetables, I am fascinated by spices and herbs and clean eating is a way of life for me. If you want to eat less meat, continue reading this…