• Quick and Healthy Hummus Recipe

    Do you know that it takes only 5 minutes to prepare a healthy hummus with a tin of chickpeas? Of course, if you use dry chickpeas soaked overnight and boiled, the result will be nicer.. but for those moments where you need something last minute, this recipe will save you! All the ingredients (excluded the lemon and fresh coriander) can be stored in your pantry so buying a few tins of chickpeas and a jar of tahini in advance can be very handy. I always use my blender (here my model) but if you don’t have a blender, don’t worry, you can still make a good hummus pressing the chickpeas…

  • Delicious dairy free, gluten free and vegan pancakes

    Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Vegan Pancakes

    Looking for a dairy-free, vegan breakfast idea? Here is a dairy-free, gluten-free and vegan recipe for delicious and healthy pancakes. Pancakes are very versatile and are great anytime, either as a delicious breakfast, an afternoon snack or a dessert. Despite other vegan treats, pancakes are very easy to prepare. You just need a food processor, a non-stick pan, a few simple ingredients and et voila’, your pancakes are ready in less than 15 minutes! The best thing of pancakes are the toppings. Make sure to have plenty of fruit, seeds, nuts, dark chocolate and maple syrup to drizzle on the top!

  • Black Rice with Butternut Squash

    In many countries, the UK included, rice is a common ingredient used on a daily basis. Most of the recipes include a bowl of white rice, but rice is not just white! Have you ever tried switching white rice with brown or black rice? Unlike white rice, black rice has a nuttier taste, is richer in fiber and has a harder consistency. Black rice has less starch than normal rice and therefore is not ideal for the preparation of a creamy risotto but it can be used to prepare delicious and unique mains or salads. If you don’t know how to cook black rice or which recipes to prepare with…

  • Vegan Hemp Seed Pesto

    Have you ever tried hemp seeds? Hemp seeds are exceptionally nutritious and rich in healthy fats, protein and various minerals. When I first tried them they reminded me of pine nuts and from here came the inspiration to prepare a delicious Hemp Seeds Pesto! It takes less than 10 minutes to prepare homemade pesto and it’s much healthier and tastier than the one you find in the supermarkets. (I haven’t found any brands that I like yet, so for me there so no comparison!) Besides that, most of the pestos you find in the supermarkets have a low percentage of basil, high content of salt, contain nuts (not ideal for…

  • Dairy-Free Chocolate Chips Banana Bread

    Banana bread is the perfect cake for those days when you have spare brown bananas and you don’t know how to get rid of them. The past week has been quite busy and I forgot to eat the few bananas that I bought last Sunday. This morning when I was sorting the kitchen I saw 2 ripe bananas and decided to prepare this Chocolaty Banana Bread. The recipe is dairy-free so perfect for those of you that don’t consume any dairy. I did use eggs but if you follow a vegan diet don’t worry. Simply substitute the eggs with “flegg”, i.e. egg replacer made from flax meal and water.

  • Fresh Mung Beans Salad

    Today I want to talk about Mung Beans. Have you ever tried them? Looking around I’ve noticed that they are not very popular and realised that many people don’t even know what they are. The mung beans are these little green beans which apart from having a good taste, are really good for our body!   Mung Beans are a high source of nutrients like manganese, potassium, magnesium, folate, zinc and the essential B vitamins. They are also high in protein and fiber which make them ideal for those of you that follow a vegan or vegetarian diet. If you have never tried them before, I would recommend to give them a try! They…

  • Roasted Beetroot Hummus

    How many time have you seen beetroot in the supermarket and have you thought: “What can I do with beetroots?” or “How can I cook beetroots?” or even “Will I like beetroots?”. Beetroots are very versatile and can be used in many different recipes. Just to mention a few: mix salads, with rice, barley, pasta, soups and as dips. Today I want to share with you a very simple and alternative hummus recipe that apart from being healthy and tasty, looks really cool and would be perfect for a starter to impress your guests or an afternoon snack.

  • Five Seed Oatcakes Recipe

    Do you like oatcakes? Have you ever thought about preparing them homemade? If you were wondering how to prepare healthy homemade oatcakes, you are in the right place! They are very easy to prepare and you can add any flavour you like.   Seeds & Sea Salt OatCakes …and with grated Cheese   Why are Oatcakes good for us? Oatcakes are a great substitute to usual industrial crackers and toasts. Being rich in fiber they are perfect for those of you that don’t consume enough fruit and vegetables. When adding mixed seeds they became a great source of vitamins, magnesium, antioxidants and minerals. Moreover, if you prepare them homemade you can…