• salads,  vegan

    Rice salad

    Rice salad is definitely my favorite salad. It’s super delicious, healthy, very nourishing and incredibly easy to prepare. I can always find some rice in my kitchen and a few veggies an I can make a delicious salad in less than 30 minutes. Meanwhile I can grill some meat and here’s our lunch! Quick and simple. See, this is why rice salad is my favorite. I remember my first rice salad: it was made with rice, black olives and red bell pepper, all the ingredients my husband had in the kitchen, besides meat, of course :). This rice salad is a basic recipe. Starting from this recipe you may prepare…

  • salads,  vegan

    Lentil zucchini salad

    Very tasty, nourishing and satisfying, this lentil zucchini salad became one of my favorite salads. It’s absolutely delicious and easy to prepare with a handful ingredients. For this salad I cooked lentils for the first time. I mean I ate lentils many times but I never cooked them. My mom did :). So, I was really surprised how incredible easy is to cook lentils. I use to cook dried beans which must be soaked over night and cooked for hours. As regarding the lentils, you don’t have to soak them and they need to be cooked for about 20-30 minutes (until cooked through). And, as a plus, lentils are much…

  • appetizers and snacks,  vegan

    Homemade falafel recipe

    Crispy on the outside but tender on the inside, packed with flavor and yet very easy to prepare, these falafel became my favorite vegan dish. Falafel is a deep-fried ball or patty made from ground chickpeas, onions, garlic and spices. It’s very tasty and nourishing and, if you taste falafel for the first time, you won’t be able to say that there’s no meat :). I actually find these vegan chickpeas patties more satisfying than meat patties. Falafel is a traditional Middle Eastern food but today it is famous all over the world as street food. It’s very easy to prepare falafel but you need a food processor and dried…

  • desserts,  vegan

    Homemade pumpkin puree

    Make pumpkin puree from scratch is incredibly easy and all you need is pumpkin :). I prefer homemade food because is fresh, tasty and healthy. It’s true, I don’t have time to make pumpkin puree every time I need it, but, when I have enough time, I prefer to make it myself rather than to buy it from the store. You have the possibility to prepare a large amount of pumpkin puree and keep it into the refrigerator for a few days – up to one week, or into the freezer for up to 3 months. To prepare pumpkin puree you can use any kind of pumpkin but there will…

  • salads,  vegan

    Rice and mushroom salad

    Rice is a very nourishing grain and I like to include it in my diet. And the easiest way to do that is to make a salad, right? In Romania we have a dish called “pilaf” made from rice, vegetables and, sometimes, chicken. It’s very tasty, but I prefer rice salad because I can also add fresh vegetables like cucumbers, tomatoes, onions and herbs. There’s much more flavor. Now I want to share with you my latest creation: rice and mushroom salad. It’s very tasty and flavorful and you have to give it a try! To prepare this salad I used fresh button mushrooms but you can use your favorite…

  • appetizers and snacks,  vegan

    Baked cauliflower fritters (vegan)

    Flavorful, juicy and very nourishing, these baked cauliflower fritters make the perfect choice for a healthy snack or for a vegan meal. These cauliflower fritters are very easy to make but not so quick because you have to cook the potatoes and the cauliflower. When you cook the potatoes you should leave the skins on, otherwise they will absorb too much water. To prepare the cauliflower fritters you have to mash the potatoes (like for mashed potatoes). Then add finely chopped cauliflower, finely chopped onion, crushed garlic and chopped dill. Combine all the ingredients and add breadcrumbs to thicken the mixture. You should obtain a quite hard mixture. Then roll…

  • cookies,  desserts,  vegan

    Apple and raisin vegan cookies

    Vanilla and cinnamon flavored, tender, easy to make and yet vegan, these apple and raisin cookies are so delicious that you won’t be able to stop eating  You have to cook the apples before adding them to the batter. Then mix all the ingredients, shape the cookies and bake. It’s very easy. I love these apple and raisin vegan cookies, although I’m not a vegetarian. They are absolutely delicious. You really have to try them! Ingredients for apple and raisin vegan cookies 250 gr (1 cup and 1 tablespoon) flour 100 ml (1/4 cup and 3 tablespoons) vegetable oil 50 ml (3 tablespoons and 1 teaspoon) water 1/2 teaspoon baking…

  • salads,  vegan

    Mexican veggies potato salad

    Flavorful, colorful and very filling, this Mexican veggie potato salad makes the perfect choice for a vegan meal but goes well also as a side dish. I have to tell you that this salad is my husband’s creation. My intention was to prepare a potato and beetroot salad, but his reaction was: “beetroot again?!?! Can you, please, keep the beetroot for your self and make for me another salad with Mexican mix vegetables?” So, I postponed my potato and beetroot salad for the next week and I made a delicious Mexican veggie potato salad. This salad is also easy to make. Mexican mix veggies are already chopped and all you…

  • appetizers and snacks,  vegan

    Vegan onion crackers

    Tender and very tasty, these vegan onion crackers are my favorites! They are also very easy to make, with only a handful of ingredients that I’m sure you always can find in you kitchen. All you have to do is to soté the onions, mix together all the ingredients and bake. For a plus of flavor, sprinkle over the crackers a bit or dried thyme or dried oregano. You can also sprinkle poppy seeds. These vegan onion crackers make the perfect snack. They go very well with a glass of cold beer 🙂 Ingredients for vegan onion crackers 200gr flour 50ml water 80ml vegetable oil 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon salt…

  • sides,  vegan

    Vegetable stuffed potatoes

    Very tasty and flavorful, easy to make with a handful of ingredients, these vegetable stuffed potatoes make the perfect choice for a nourishing vegan meal, along with a salad. You may also serve these delicious vegetable stuffed potatoes as a side dish along with grilled meat. To prepare these stuffed potatoes I used frozen Mexican mix vegetables but you can use your favorite vegetables. No matter what vegetables you decide to use, you have to cook them ahead of time. Yhe advantage of using frozen Mexican mix vegetables is that they are already chopped and all you have to do is to toss them into simmering water. You also have…