• 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!…

  • Dairy-Free (and Guilt-Free) Dark Chocolate Crêpes

    Did I tell you that I really like experimenting and creating new recipes? Well, today I woke up feeling like something sweet and given that I had a few eggs in the fridge to get rid of, I decided to prepare crepes! But careful, these are not normal crepes! Normal crepes are made with milk, eggs, flour, butter, and in some cases water. These crepes as the title says are “Dairy-Free” and “Guilt-Free”!! In fact, they are lighter than usual crepes and are suitable for those of you that have a dairy allergy or simply don’t consume dairy products. For the base, I only used 5 ingredients: eggs, flour, non-dairy milk,…

  • 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…

  • Roasted Aubergines with yogurt dressing and pomegranate seeds

    Who doesn’t like aubergine? In my opinion, it’s one of the best vegetables. It’s very versatile and fits with many ingredients. It can be served with pasta or rice, as a main or as a side with meat, eggs, fish, tofu… It can also be cooked in so many different ways, steamed, baked, fried, with soya with oil… and the final result is never disappointing! Yesterday evening I invited a friend for dinner and prepared these roasted aubergines topped with yogurt sauce, pomegranate seeds and wild rocket. They taste really good and they are light in calories!! It’s the perfect combination of flavours: the yogurt sauce gives it a very…