Recent Posts by Ana

Chai-Infused Fine Chocolate Truffles {Vegan}

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Tonight I’m listening to Romanian interwar jazz, and somehow I managed to get into the Christmas mood. The amazing voice of Maria Raducanu reminded me of all the feelings and emotions I had when I was a child around the holidays. I remember the winters of my childhood – it always snowed on Christmas Eve and it was so cold that our Christmas tree was frozen when my parents brought it from the market. We lived in a communist country, and although our parents struggled to …

The Hello Glow Book, Photographed by Me

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As you may have noticed, my postings have been quite rare lately, and this is only because this year was incredibly busy. My collaborations as a food and beauty photographer were very fruitful, and the one I am most proud of is doing the photography for Stephanie Gerber’s Hello Glow book. This collaboration taught me a lot of things, both professionally and personally. Stephanie is an amazingly talented woman who inspired me not only to be a better photographer, but also to change my beauty routine and…

Spiced Cauliflower Burger with Sauerkraut

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There’s nothing more comforting than turning fresh vegetables loaded with energy into nourishing food. I see the whole process – handpicking the ingredients from the farmers’ market, watching the yellow leaves falling on my way back, the grey sky, the basket on the kitchen shelf, the water breaking into drops while rinsing the vegetables, the first cut, choosing the spices, a sip of coffee, the grey sky, and half of my face mirroring in the window. And then, turning on the oven, hands going deep into the mixture, coconut oil sizzling in the pan, the meal that hides inside the …

Pumpkin, Pecans and Chocolate Fudge

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Pumpkin season is just starting, and today I came back from the farmers’ market with a huge, miffed orange fellow that will easily find its delicious place into my soups and curries. I really wanted to give this guy a new interpretation this fall, so I decided to pair it with chocolate and toasted pecan nuts and turn it into…

Creamy Cauliflower Soup with Mustard Roasted Chickpeas

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It’s been quite a while since I’ve written a post on my blog. A lot of things have happened in between, and while fall slowly emerges, I sort out my memories of the summer, analyze all the projects I’ve been a part of, print our photographs on paper, make peace with everything that passed, open my mind to new things, and try to make a smooth transition to all of the beautiful things about autumn. Warming soups are definitely part of the process because…