• Spinach & Chestnut Mushroom Buckwheat

    Let’s talk about Superfoods. Have you ever tried buckwheat? Buckwheat is often confused with a grain because of the way it is cooked and used, but it’s actually a ‘pseudo-cereal’ seed related to rhubarb and sorrel. It’s a good source of protein, containing all the essential amino acids. It is an excellent source of manganese and magnesium and a good source of selenium, niacin, folate, iron, zinc, copper and phosphorus. It’s naturally gluten-free and can be used as an alternative to rice, barley, porridge or even flour. Just to give you an idea, here is the recipe of the Spinach & Chestnut Mushroom Buckwheat that I prepared yesterday using @forestwholefoods organic Buckwheat…

  • Healthy Smoothie Bowls

    As I’m a big fan of Smoothie Bowls, I’ve decided to make a post about them! Have you ever tried a Smoothie Bowl? If you have never had a one and are wondering “What is a Smoothie Bowl?”, “How can I prepare a Smoothie Bowl?” or “What’s the difference between a Smoothie and a Smoothie Bowl?” Well, the answer is pretty easy. Smoothie bowls as the name say are smoothie that are eaten in a bowl. The main difference from a normal smoothie is the consistency, they are usually thicker so that you can eat them with a spoon, and they have toppings. Toppings are the best part of a smoothie bowl!…

  • Vegan Spirulina Smoothie Bowl

    Here we are again with a new Smoothie Bowl recipe! This time I want to propose you a Spirulina Smoothie Bowl! Have you ever tried Spirulina? If you haven’t heard of spirulina before, it’s a natural “algae” that is incredibly high in protein and a good source of antioxidants, B-vitamins, amino acids, iron, chlorophyll, and magnesium. When harvested correctly from non-contaminated ponds and bodies of water, it is one of the most potent nutrient sources available!! I won’t lie to you, it doesn’t taste so great as it has a very strong flavor, but trust me, when mixed in a smoothie it tastes wonderful and the health benefits of this algae are so good…

  • Dairy-Free (and Guilt-Free) Dark Chocolate Crêpes

    Did I tell you that I really like experimenting and creating new recipes? Well, today I woke up feeling like something sweet and given that I had a few eggs in the fridge to get rid of, I decided to prepare crepes! But careful, these are not normal crepes! Normal crepes are made with milk, eggs, flour, butter, and in some cases water. These crepes as the title says are “Dairy-Free” and “Guilt-Free”!! In fact, they are lighter than usual crepes and are suitable for those of you that have a dairy allergy or simply don’t consume dairy products. For the base, I only used 5 ingredients: eggs, flour, non-dairy milk,…

  • Vegan Chocolate & Peanut Butter Cups

    Who doesn’t love Chocolate & Peanut Butter Cups?!? Did you know that they are very easy to prepare and you just need a few ingredients? As you can guess the main ingredients are chocolate and peanut butter so make sure to use best quality you can find! Apart from these ingredients, you would also need muffin cups. If you don’t have muffin cups yet I would highly recommend the silicone cups as they are much easier to use. It’s easier to remove the chocolate cups from these rather than the classic metal muffin tray. (Here are the silicone cups that I used: muffin cups).

  • Brown Rice with Veggies & Soy Sauce

    This is one of my favourite rice recipes, apart from being so colourful and beautiful to see, this plate is really tasty. It has a strong soy flavour, is rich in fiber, dairy-free, gluten-free and vegan! 🙌 I forgot, it’s also very easy to prepare 😉  

  • Beetroot Hummus

    Something that I really like is playing with food colours and creating easy and tasty plates. This evening I’ve gone for pink and prepared a beetroot hummus which is perfect as a starter, with pita bread or to accompany raw or roasted vegetables. For those that don’t know it yet, it’s completely gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian, vegan, nut-free and great source of protein!! 😉 It’s also very easy to prepare, you just need few ingredients and a blender! The main components as you can guess are beetroots and chickpeas. For a quick version, you can use tinned chickpeas and the already cooked beetroots. Alternatively, if time is not a problem, I would recommend using dry chickpeas (cooked in advance, best…

  • Orange & Polenta Cake

    Hi all, did you have a nice Easter Sunday? A great meal accompanied by chocolate eggs and delicious cakes? In our house, chocolate eggs and bunnies were literally everywhere and to make the day more colourful and tasty I’ve prepared this Orange & Polenta Cake which has a rich orange flavour and it’s so soft and moist! A dream! It’s completely dairy-free, so adapt for those of you that have a milk allergy or intolerance and it can easily be made gluten-free by substituting the wheat flour with ground almonds. The gluten-free version is softer and moister! I would say even nicer. If it weren’t for my boyfriend that has a nut…

  • Colourful Quinoa Salad

    Today I was sorting out my cupboard when I saw a brand new pack of quinoa. I haven’t had quinoa for a while and since I wanted something tasty, colourful and light (considering that tomorrow is Easter and a big lunch is waiting for me), I decided to prepare a quinoa salad. Quinoa is a great ingredient as it’s high in fiber and protein. I also like its texture and think it fits perfectly with vegetables. I decided to experiment with the ingredients that I had in my fridge and I was so happy with the result that I decided to share the recipe with you. I’ll definitely prepare more next week…