Vegan Shepherd’s Pie

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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

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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…

Cumin Roasted Cauliflower with Black Lentils

After the craziness of Halloween, all the attention is now focused on preparing a Thanksgiving like no other. There are thousands of recipes trying to inspire you to create something special, so I don’t know how much you would appreciate another idea for your festive dinner. We don’t have any celebration like Thanksgiving over here, and the end of November is right in the middle of the fasting period before Christmas. This recipe is a vegan idea for those of you fasting, but maybe you could consider it as a healthy side dish for the …

Warming Sweet Potato Stew with Poached Egg and Avocado

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On a rainy November day, I can’t think of anything more comforting than a spiced, freshly cooked stew. The combination of delicious legumes, vegetables, and greens, bathed in a deliciously flavored tomato sauce, is my way of getting through. Making a stew is probably the easiest step to a healthy way of cooking. It doesn’t require skills or special ingredients – you can use any available healthy food from your fridge and pantry, add your favorite spices, tomato juice, and you’ll have a …

Layered Pumpkin and Spirulina Smoothie

Am I the only one who roasts too much pumpkin? Autumn seems to be all about beta-carotene, and every few days I bake another batch of orange awesomeness. I’ve already used it in salads, curries, soups, and oatmeal, so I had to come up with something new to refresh our autumn menu. This lovely idea came to me this morning, when I was preparing the hemp milk for our smoothies. How about replacing the banana with …