Pumpkin and sage risotto

Autumn is for warm dishes, with creamy textures and happy after thoughts. This recipe is a guaranteed winner with both vegans and non-vegans. I know, because I tested it with my friends! And they wanted seconds. I’m not going for a long intro for this recipe, as I have a great caption on my Instagram…

Make your own almond milk in 3 steps

It may seem like a mysterious process that only the most versed plant-eaters can master, but making your own nut milk at home is easier than making toast. Uhm, I couldn’t find a better comparison, we’ll have to stick to this one. What do you need? A blender 1 cup pre-soaked almonds (150g-160g) – soaked…

Kale and crispy seitan mac & cheese

The time has come for me to perfect my own version of vegan mac & cheese. And I know I have a recipe you will come back to again and again. I know I will – in fact, I’m making it again this weekend, two weeks in a row. Let’s start with the secrets of…

Tomato and tofu ragout

To make a good tomato sauce, you need patience and love! That’s what my grandmother 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 time for the flavours to come together, the better it’ll taste. Another secret…

Meet an old friend of mine: Anxiety

Today is not about food. Today is World’s Mental Health Day and I decided to share my story of living with anxiety. I will also share what I’ve been doing to keep it in check and improve the quality of my life.

15-min vegan green pesto soybean pasta

You heard it in the title, this dish is full of goodness and plant-based power. Perhaps one of the most popular Italian dishes, green pesto packs so much flavour through the use of basil – my all time favourite herb. To name just a few of the amazing health benefits of basil, it is full…

Where to find awesome vegan pizza in London

I tried to keep this on the down-low, but I LOVE PIZZA! I think few people don’t. Did you know that pizza is actually a pretty balanced meal when chosen with fresh, simple ingredients? Pizza has a terrible stigma attached, due to some fast-food versions of greasy, meaty, cheesy mess. But the traditional Italian pizza…

Sunday brunch at Ethos restaurant – deliciously different

After a week of events, networking and good food, the weekend ended on a high! I was invited to attend a special brunch at Ethos restaurant in Oxford Circus, organised in collaboration with More than Carrots, to have a taste of their new brunch menu. Before I go into the story and the wonderful menu,…

5-ingredient rhubarb and apple crumble

Few desserts are easier than a good ol’ fruit 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…

3 key reasons to choose organic products #OrganicSeptember

Organic is not fancy. It’s not just for the wealthy either. I grew up on a farm where my family grew their crops organically in an attempt to save money, not to waste it. This is what I learned first hand from my father and grandfather, who have been growing crops for over 60 years:…

What you need to know when going vegan

There’s a lot of confusion in everyone’s mind today about what lifestyle to lead, what to eat and not to eat, whether fats are the enemy or sugar is, what causes cancer and what prevents it. There’s no right or wrong answer, or at least I don’t want to get into the controversy of discussing…

How to: Vegan Sunday Pancakes

I made it a mission to turn my Sundays into pancake Sundays. And until recently, I didn’t know how to make vegan pancakes, can you believe it? 🙁 I tried it once a few years ago (missing some key ingredients!) and it was a sticky mess. Literally. They stuck to the pan, burned and tasted…