Apple Pie with Vegan Caramel Sauce

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As long as the first rain drops start to fall, baking turns into the main activity in my kitchen. Mornings with flavored pumpkin bread and coffee, avocado toast with super seed bread, or a slice of freshly baked no knead bread with rye and nuts in the afternoon after a short walk – all these cozy little things make Autumn beautiful despite the temperature drop and ….

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…..

Mango Ice Cream Pops, The Perfect Summer Starter

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It is that moment again! The one of vibrant colors, splashes of ice cold water, dancing shades of tree leaves, one of inconstant flashes of beauty as Jep Gambardella used to say in my favorite movie, La Grande Belezza. I’ve been waiting for this moment all year long and although I do a lot of things throughout the year, it’s only now when I feel I’m really alive and free…

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…

Easy Chocolate Easter Eggs with Two Ingredients

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If I’d have to fill in my favorite holiday in a quiz, I would definitely choose Easter over Christmas. While Christmas is the only thing I love about winter (and the first snow, of course), Easter represents the moment when I feel I truly start living. I am a very solar person, I love summer and function best when I spend a lot of time outside, under the sunlight.