New Potatoes, Olives and Red Onion Salad

This is a dish inspired by my Eastern European roots. You would traditionally add eggs too but I decided to keep it plantbased this time. It’s literally the easiest dish, which goes perfectly with spring, leafy salads and stews. You need only 5 ingredients to make this potato, olives and red onion salad. One of…

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…

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…

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…

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…