• Whole-Grain Wheat and Feta Salad

    Given this nice sunny weather, fresh salads are becoming more and more appealing. If you run out of ideas, don’t worry I have one for you! Instead of the traditional white rice salad, try to use whole grains or beans which are higher in fiber and nutrients. If you have a gluten sensitivity you can use wild rice, whole grain rice or buckwheat.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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!…