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…

Garden Vegetables Pasta Bake

DELICIOUS AND FRESH PASTA RECIPE As a foodie, I get such a kick out of discovering new ingredients and experimenting in the kitchen. My main passion is for plants, as you know! I recently created a series of recipes for Orwell Health, using their soybean pasta.  You need to try this vegetables pasta bake recipe…

Fig and orange vegan chocolate tarts

Ok. I’m never going back to traditional chocolate desserts now that I have made the ultimate vegan treat. You probably don’t believe me, but wait till you try this!I made this recipe simple-stupid, so that you have no excuse. Plus, it takes less than 30 mins to make it. Yes, prep time included. I know,…

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.

Vegan Green Pesto Recipe

Perhaps one of the most popular Italian dishes, green pesto packs so much flavour through the use of basil – my all time favourite herb. I guarantee you will love this vegan green pesto version. To name just a few of the amazing health benefits of basil, it is full of antioxidants, has anti-bacterial and…

Creamy mushroom and asparagus vegan pasta

A new world is upon me! I discovered cashew-based sauces and nothing will ever be the same. Was I sceptical about this? Yes. Was I proven wrong by how good, deliciously creamy and cheese-like the sauce turned out? 100%. Without further ado, here’s how to turn your ‘cheesy’ dreams into a vegan reality. Ingredients Your favourite…