Crustless Blueberry Pie, My Take on a Transylvanian Recipe

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I love to discover how a classic dish is being re-interpreted in different parts of the world and even in different areas of my country. This crustless blueberry pie is an adaptation of a recipe I tasted while traveling to the lovely Transylvanian city of Sibiu. The local name of the pie is Lichiu, and it is actually a semolina fruit cake combined with a……

Ice Cream Cake with Peanut Butter and Chocolate, The Perfect Summer Desert

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Sometimes life can get boring when you get caught in the same every day routine, other times a lot of things happen within short periods, making you feel like a totally different person from a week to another. Although I was away from my everyday routine for three weeks, wandering along the shores of Sicily, sipping Limoncello, eating Pasta alla Norma and turning 37 at some point in between, I don’t feel like…..

Tomato Pie with Honey and Feta Cheese

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I just got a notification about our Sicily plane check-in – wow, is it already June? The first half of the year passed so quickly and although I try to fill my days with meaningful actions and live mindfully, it still feels like time is going by so fast. Cooking seasonally is one of the ways to live the moment and it’s one of my favorite practices. It already is the tomato season and since I switched my cooking to the Mediterranean mode, I decided to…

Black Bean Quinoa Burger with Activated Charcoal Bun

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Every now and then I like to experiment with a new veggie burger, and especially with summer and barbecue season coming soon, a smoky black bean burger was something I had to try. Adding fiber and protein-packed ingredients such as beans, chickpeas or quinoa to your veggie burgers not only guarantees a nice texture, but also promises a satiating and guilt-free meal…

Vegetarian Minestrone Soup, The Very Green Edition

This minestrone soup is all about adding in as many fresh green veggies you can find available! I imagined this soup as a healing pot that will infuse my cells with chlorophyl, oxygen and antioxidants, so they will wake up refreshed to a new life under the spring sun, balance the hormone production, enhance mood, and create energy for new projects, new ideas and new challenges. Does is sound like an ode to spring? It actually is, because the latest snowfalls just at the debut of March marked my overall balance and I need every fresh nutrient I can take to gain back my wellbeing. 

Falafel Sandwich with Yoghurt Tahini Sauce

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If I would have to eat Middle Eastern veggie dishes for a lifetime, I would be the happiest girl in the world! My body feels so satiated and nourished after enjoying a well done hummus with whole wheat pita bread, a hearty Fattoush salad or a loaded falafel pita sandwich recipe, bathed in tahini sauce. And this is mostly due to plant-based ingredient combinations that provide….