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…

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…

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…

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…

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…