Easy Lentil Bolognese

I can’t think of an easier, more delicious meat-free option for those of you looking to reduce meat consumption. Not only is this dish ready in 30 mins, you get to take in SO many more nutrients through this super easy recipe: Lentil Bolognese. This is literally one of the first recipes I tried when…

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…

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…

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…

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…

5-Step Simple Pea Stew

This dish is a family favourite back in Romania where I’m originally from. My mom used to make pea stew regularly and although so simple, this stew packs so much flavour, goodness and…memories. I never thought about peas’ health benefits, but let me hit you with some facts found on the Real Food For Life…

Vegan Sweet Potato and Asparagus Risotto

Another day, another awesome vegan remake of a classical dish. This vegan sweet potato risotto is perhaps an intermediate level type of dish, only because it requires patience and lots of loving stirring. But the flavours and consistency are lush! This was my first attempt and turned out perfect. So I encourage you to try…

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…