Hormone Balancing Creamy Nettle Soup

Life’s opportunities have to be grabbed the moment they appear, because those chances might never appear again. Things are similar with nature, but with a little difference. Every year, its cycles succeed once again, giving us a new chance to get the nourishing benefit from its seasonal veggies and fruits. Eating seasonally is definitely an opportunity for supporting the health of our bodies that we just can’t afford to miss. Well, as they’re only available for a couple of weeks, I see spring nettles as a once-a-year chance to give my body a real …

Monster Vegan Burger by Ellie Goulding and Jamie Oliver

Jamie’s Italy was my first cookbook, and this wonderfully talented guy won my heart and a special place on my kitchen shelf ever since. I still find inspiration in his work after all this time, and I’m always happy to watch every show or project he’s up to. Last year, in one of the episodes of his Friday Night Feast, he was challenged to create a burger to impress vegan guest star Ellie Goulding, and boy he sure did it! That green monster bathed in spicy vegan mayo haunted me and soon turned into a …

Roasted Vegetables with Mustard Horseradish Dressing

My work as a freelance food photographer and healthy recipe writer makes me browse for inspiration among hundreds of recipes weekly, and I often find myself cooking and eating the same thing every day because I don’t have the time to think about or make some proper food for myself. Most of the time it is a salad or a stew, and although it’s always something healthy, I often crave for some diversity. When I realize that, I try to …

Fall Salad with Beluga Lentils, Grapes and Roasted Pumpkin

After the incredible hot temperatures in the beginning of September, autumn finally settled in my neighborhood, right after the equinox. The light suddenly faded and a sort of airy fog took the place of the bright summer sun. All of a sudden, I noticed there were so many yellow leaves already, maybe because of the contrast with the gray in the sky. Plump pumpkins and merry plums are lazily lying in twig baskets on my balcony, and every two days I go to the farmers’ market to buy fresh grapes and sink into …

Alkaline Green Soup

Last month I traveled a lot, and often, there were times when I didn’t manage to keep my diet on the usual path. The meal hours were changed, the quality of ingredients differed, and sometimes I indulged in some refined sugar treats – all these confused my body and it reacted with an acidic environment. After I came home and switched back to my normal routine and whole ingredients based diet, everything started to go back to normal. I drink a lot of lemon water, eat a lot of fresh vegetables, and …