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 …

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 Peach and Walnut Ice Cream {Vegan}

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This is my first vegan ice cream attempt, and I can’t say how happy I am about the result! The creaminess, the sweetness, and rich taste…who would’ve thought I could obtain such an indulgence with only four ingredients and without the aid of an ice cream machine? The simple base of this ice cream is a breeze, because you actually don’t need to do anything but freeze some ingredients, then add to …

Protein Power Snack With Chocolate And Cashew

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Spring is playing with us these days, and temperatures seem to simply go crazy even with 10ºC differences from one day to another. I didn’t have much time to enjoy the trees blooming, because in a few days the temperature dropped and the wind blew away all the petals. When I was a child, trees were blooming in April, and spring was slowly passing. Today, I don’t know if tomorrow is going to be winter or summer. Climate change is not only a cool way to spice up your Oscar speech, it’s something our bodies face every day, challenges their …

Millet Chocolate Energy Bars

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There is more than one month until Easter, and I started my fasting time. I totally excluded eggs and cheese, and I’m basically on a vegan diet now. I’m not doing this for religious reasons, but actually to give my body a pause from metabolising animal protein. Fasting during spring is bliss, because there are so many fresh greens available at the farmers’ market, and it’s also a great opportunity to experiment with new ingredients. I’ve had a bag of millet in my cupboard for quite a while now, and it seemed to be just the right time to …

Vegan Chocolate Doughnuts with Pink Berry Glaze

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Last week I’ve been fighting a terrible flu which emptied me of my nutrients and energy, and kept me lying in bed for a few very long days. I haven’t caught a cold or flu since I changed my diet several years ago, and this one simply caught me by surprise. I couldn’t read or write, nor take photos, but I had enough time to think. It’s incredible how much illness changes your perspective, and the way other struggles turn out to be so unimportant when your health is the only thing that you actually need. I started to feel better on a very sunny day, when suddenly everything seemed to …