Miso Roasted Cauliflower With Courgette Raita (VEGAN)

Long gone are the days of bland, boiled cauliflower! There are few things more delicious and versatile than a whole beautiful cauliflower. You can turn it into a Sunday roast, chunk it up and spice it up, make it into steaks, puree or soup. The world is your…cauliflower! Let me introduce you to this new…

Chocolate and Orange Buckwheat Granola

Want to make your own healthy granola? Great. You’re in the right place. No refined sugar, no weird additives, just a few ingredients from your cupboard. I got you. This recipe is so easy, a 5 year-old  could make it. It’s a one bowl, one tray, 30-min total kind of job. So today I will show…

Peanut Butter and Raspberry Brownies

First of March, first day of Spring! Although it does not feel like it here in London. And World Book Day. But what I most resonate with today is National Peanut Butter Lovers Day. I’m one of those people, yes. And I want to share with you my favourite brownie recipe, upgraded with lots of…

Maple Syrup Buckwheat Pancakes (VG, GF, WF)

Another day, another serving of maple syrup buckwheat pancakes! I wish. But seriously, these pancakes are amazing, gluten- and wheat-free AND vegan! Packed with nutrients, easy on your digestive system and easy to make. Here’s why I love buckwheat: Improves Heart Health By Lowering Cholesterol and Blood Pressure Levels Contains Disease-Fighting Antioxidants Provides Highly Digestible…

Simple Roasted Vegetables

If you put a bowl of candy and a tray of simple roasted vegetables in front of me, I will 100% choose the veggies. I am a savoury-food kinda girl, with an occasional side treat and roasted veggies are my favourite! If you learn this simple combination of seasoning, you will crave them too. What’s…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

5-Ingredient Rhubarb and Apple Crumble

Now that the cinnamon season is here, I can get away with using it in all my food. I’m not even joking, I put in in tomato sauce, curries, dips, coffee, everywhere! And this time, I generously dusted it over a delicious rhubarb and apple crumble I made this weekend. Few desserts are easier than…