How To Build a Complete Winter Buddha Bowl

Although I can really appreciate its sheer beauty, winter  for me is actually very much of a struggle. The cold temperatures, the long hours I spend indoor because of the rain or snow, the heavy jackets and boots and, the most important, the lack of sunlight and fresh food – they all contribute to a general state of non-wellness, if I can call it this way. One I have to make big efforts to improve – from prolonged yoga sessions and long walks, to constantly…

Vegetarian Pizza with My Favorite Autumn Toppings

Once, I used to imagine that pizza perfection means loads of melted mozzarella and a quality tomato sauce. Well, people change and so do their taste. Today I can make a cauliflower pizza crust, top it with some greens, chickpea and some nutritional yeast and really enjoy it! It’s been a while since I ceased thinking of pizza with guilt, as I learned to turn it into a really healthy treat to be enjoyed by everyone in the…

Vegan Lentil Meatballs in Spiced Pumpkin Tomato Sauce

My favorite childhood dish was the marinated meatballs in flavored tomato sauce that my grandmother was waiting for me with, when I was returning home from school. I remember having them hot, bathed in that amazing sauce and always responding with “marinated meatballs” when asked about the dish I wanted for the next day. Then my grandmother went away and as an adult I tried to reproduce her dish, but never got…

Super Easy Red Lentil Soup with Butternut Squash

Autumn is finally here and although we planned a summer farewell seaside trip at the end of the week, I can’t wait to dive into the fall pleasures! I’m talking pumpkins, cozy hot drinks, afternoon baking and vineyards visits. I also declared open the soup season by making a very easy red lentil and butternut squash cream soup, using the beautiful specimen from the photo…..

Watermelon Salad with an Asian Twist

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……

Tomato Pie with Honey and Feta Cheese

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…