• 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.

  • Five Seed Oatcakes Recipe

    Do you like oatcakes? Have you ever thought about preparing them homemade? If you were wondering how to prepare healthy homemade oatcakes, you are in the right place! They are very easy to prepare and you can add any flavour you like.   Seeds & Sea Salt OatCakes …and with grated Cheese   Why are Oatcakes good for us? Oatcakes are a great substitute to usual industrial crackers and toasts. Being rich in fiber they are perfect for those of you that don’t consume enough fruit and vegetables. When adding mixed seeds they became a great source of vitamins, magnesium, antioxidants and minerals. Moreover, if you prepare them homemade you can…

  • 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 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).

  • 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…