3 Day Detox and Restore Plan

I tried so many versions of “magical” detox diets and struggled a lot until I understood exactly how it works. The concept is really basic – unless you suffer from chronic illness, a detox should be easy to do, adapted to the season and to your own lifestyle. For me, it would be impossible to keep a juice-only detox during winter when my body craves warm food. Putting lots of pressure on your body and feeling guilty about all the little things that you just can’t handle will not lead you to a balanced state of body and mind. Moreover, you will feel stressed, your body will react, and…

Steamed Brussels Sprouts with Tangerine Dressing

Time seemed to fly away really quick this month. When everything and everybody is moving fast-forward around you, it’s almost impossible to keep your own rhythm. I like Christmas holidays, I love preparing goods and buying presents, but I don’t enjoy it much when it is all rushed. Planning ahead seems to be the only way to enjoy everything about holidays, especially the company of friends and family. After all, this is …

Walnut Bundt Cake with Vegan Chocolate Sauce

It’s been more than thirty days since we last saw sunlight in our city. It’s raining and snowing and again raining, and every day is draped in cold and gray. It’s quite difficult to keep a positive attitude these days, but with the help of yoga, meditation, and nourishing home cooking, I managed to keep us on the good path. And there is also that merry little thought that very soon the holidays will be here with their lovely atmosphere and happy gatherings. With this thought in mind, I practiced for …

Vegan Shepherd’s Pie

Today was one of those perfect winter days – fairytale-like snow, warm herbal tea, and a cozy feeling. And there’s nothing more wintry than a warming dish, so I crowned this beautiful day with a comforting recipe full of flavors – the shepherd’s pie, in its delicious vegan version, with sweet potatoes and lentils. It made the day!

Traditional shepherd’s pie is made with ground beef and mashed potatoes, and I pretty much associate it with the Greek dish, moussaka. My mother…

Cauliflower Crust Pizza with Kale and Roasted Garlic Sauce

For quite a while I’ve been planning a gluten-free pizza, but I worried that the result would turn mushy, fall apart, or simply taste hideous. Although I only bake it once a month, we love crispy, homemade pizza dough with different combinations of whole flours, healthy oils, and yeast. These ones always turn out tasty and with the appropriate texture. Yesterday, I decided to give the cauliflower-crust pizza a try, although I was pretty sure that …

Raw Chocolate Almond Butter Fudge Bars

It’s been quite a few years since I excluded refined sugar from my diet and I have absolutely no desire for it, even when I see the creamiest, most lush, deliciously-flavored dessert. Well…except chocolate. When it comes to chocolate desserts, everything changes and my heart starts to beat faster and faster. I love Sacher torte, brownies, cupcakes, frosting, ice cream, and everything that involves chocolate. How do I manage to survive? The answer is…