Garden Vegetable Pasta Bake

I’m so excited to tell you about a recent collaboration with Orwell Health – a producer of delicious organic soybean pasta. I’m only going to tease you with some pics, but for the full recipe, you can visit their website here, where I’ve been guest blogging. Hope you like it!

5-step simple pea stew

This dish is a family favourite back in Romania where I’m originally from. My mom used to make it regularly and although so simple, this stew packs so much flavour, goodness and…memories. Ingredients 500g frozen peas 2 chopped carrots (you can add some potatoes too) 1 onion 1 can chopped tomatoes 1 veggie stock cube…

Chocolate mousse and berries vegan cake

I made this cake for a family birthday brunch and everyone was in awe about it being vegan! I love people’s reaction when they hear it’s dairy-free, gluten-free and egg-free.

Vegan sweet potato, lemon and asparagus risotto

Another day, another awesome vegan remake of a classical dish. This one’s perhaps an intermediate level type of dish, only because it requires patience and lots of loving stirring. But the favours and consistency are lush! Here we go. You need the following for four generous portions Ingredients 2 cups arborio rice – no other…

Fig and orange vegan chocolate tarts

Ok. I’m never going back to traditional chocolate desserts now that I have made the ultimate vegan treat. You probably don’t believe me, but wait till you try this!I made this recipe simple-stupid, so that you have no excuse. Plus, it takes less than 30 mins to make it. Yes, prep time included. I know,…

My weekly shopping list

I’m a serial list maker. I just think life is much better in bullet points and tick marks. Before you judge me, my OCD might come in handy for some of you. So here’s what my weekly grocery list looks like for a rich, plant-based diet. I’ve included the permanent items, not the variations: Fresh…

Warming lentil curry with roasted cashews 

This is a 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. I won’t keep you any longer, here’s how…

More than just a vegan pasta bowl

Pasta is a staple dish in many omnivore diets, but if only you guys knew how wholesome, flavoursome and light a plant-based version could be. Think green pesto, fresh cherry tomatoes and roasted pine nuts, imagine beautifully coloured durum fusilli with roasted peppers, freshly made tomato sauce, aubergine and baby spinach. Mmmmm, the possibilities are…

The nicecream craze and how to make some

What is nicecream you ask? A frozen banana-based dessert. It’s dairy, egg and sugar free – except for, of course, the naturally occurring sugars and whatever topping you choose to adorn it with.

My 3 go-to smoothies

Smoothies are a great way to hydrate, nourish and get a boost of vitamins and minerals. Add some protein powder (plant-based) and you have a perfect post-workout refuelling meal. I personally don’t think fruit-only smoothies should replace a meal. But they can be a quick pre-breakfast infusion of goodness which will hit your bloodstream in…

A take on Ella’s sweet potato brownies

I love vegan food. We know that. Another thing I really, really love is chocolate. I think we know that too. Who doesn’t? So I had to find a recipe that is indulgent, yet guilt-free. I stumbled across Deliciously Ella’s recipe and put my own twist on it, like a true cook. Ingredients 2 sweet potatoes…

Creamy mushroom and asparagus vegan pasta

A new world is upon me! I discovered cashew-based sauces and nothing will ever be the same. Was I sceptical about this? Yes. Was I proven wrong by how good, deliciously creamy and cheese-like the sauce turned out? 100%. Without further ado, here’s how to turn your ‘cheesy’ dreams into a vegan reality. Ingredients Your favourite…