Overnight Oats with Chocolate and Figs

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The little signs are here – an unexpected row of butternut squashes aligned on a stall, a few yellow leaves in the tree next to my studio window, a subtle drop of the daylight intensity, the sunset hour and all those tones of yellow and orange that slowly replace the pink and red at the farmers’ market. The sudden ideas of cooking a stew or having a warm breakfast bowl. All those pumpkin recipes invading….

Watermelon Salad with an Asian Twist

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It’s almost August but with all the rain and the slowly shortening days I started to sense that autumn is soon coming. Trying to get the best of what’s left from summer seems to be the only way to expand the time and prevent myself for getting the summer blues. Stuffing my fridge with fresh, seasonal fruits, herbs and veggies is also part of the process. I love all the fresh wild berries, the peaches and apricots, aubergines……

Mediterranean Quinoa Salad with Roasted Veggies

Looking back to all my summer holidays from the last ten years, I’ve realized they were mostly based in different spots of the Mediterranean. Boy we were consequent, and I swear it wasn’t a plan, it simply turned out this way. Med flavors had a huge impact on the way I cook and eat, especially throughout the summer when all the aromatic herbs and fresh veggies are in season…

No-Bake Strawberry Brownies

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I personally don’t have a sweet tooth but every now and then a little craving for something sweeter than usual sets in. I prefer avoiding sugar so I usually turn to fruits for my sweet fix. If I have a good vegan dark chocolate at hand or even better, some raw cacao, things definitely get more interesting than fruit salad. Fruit, dark chocolate and cacao is truly a…

Coffee Protein Shake On The Rocks

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When life gets really busy I need my three essentials first thing in the morning: a nourishing snack to fuel my cells with energizing nutrients, a few minutes of meditation to help me focus and a freshly roasted coffee. Sometimes I don’t find the time to prepare something proper to eat and if this is missing I know it’s going to be chaos all day long….

Very Easy Vegan Black Bean Soup

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I like to think of soups as satiating food that doesn’t require anything else to make a filling meal. I’m making a basic cream soup I’m definitely going to need a little extra to call it a meal – some roasted chickpeas, some salad, a little sandwich. A soup has to be packed with fiber and protein, so I won’t have to waste more time preparing the little extras. This healthy black bean soup combines…