• Greek vegan no-bake chocolate cake recipe
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    Greek vegan no-bake chocolate cake recipe

    Do you have this 1 chocolate cake that you’ve loved since childhood? This recipe is of My favourite dessert! It’s been with me since I can remember, my older brother used to cook it all the time, and when I moved to Cyprus, it followed in the form of Doukissa 🙂 So now, it’s time to share it with you. I hope you’d love it as much as I do! Preparation time: 5 min Cooking time: 4 hours Per servings: 10 servings Chocolate Cake ingredients: 2 tbsp of Cocoa powder 100 g Soy milk 134 g Non-dairy butter 3 tbsp Sugar 167 g Table Biscuits 33 g Walnuts Equipment & tools:…

  • Easy Sweet & Sour sauce recipe
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    Easy Sweet & Sour sauce recipe

    As promised, here’s my quick and easy Sweet & Sour sauce recipe. In my case, I’ve served it with Seitan Wheat Meat, bell peppers and some short grain sticky rice, but the world is your oyster here! Preparation time: 5 min Cooking time: 5 min Per servings: 2 servings Sweet & Sour sauce ingredients: 1/2 cup Brown Sugar 4 tsp Cornstarch (acting as a thickening agent) 4 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar / Rice vinegar 1 tsp Soy Sauce 1/2 tsp Salt ¾ cup Water Juice of 1/2 a lemon Equipment & tools: 1 small sauce pan 1 small whisk Directions: Mix all the ingredients (except for the lemon juice together). Put…

  • How to pick a good wine
    Wine

    How to pick a good wine in a store like a pro? Tips & tricks that pro wine tasters use to choose wine.

    Wine stores can be so intimidating at times. Those endless shelves of bottles meticulously arranged by regions and grapes. Here is an Italian Pino Grigio on your right and a French Semillon on you left. Oh, wait! Maybe you should go for a German Riesling??? Riesling label looks nice with a cute little dachshund. Hmm… Perhaps it’s not professional enough for a good wine. Wait! What about the price and the vintage? Is 30 bucks enough for a good Riesling, or too much? Was 2016 a good year? HEEEELP!!! Oh God… I’m starting to have a panic attack just by listing all these variables. No worries! I’ve got you! Here…

  • vegan wheat meat | seitan recipe
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    What is vegan ‘Wheat Meat’, a.k.a. Seitan & how to make it yourself?

    Seitan, a.k.a. wheat meat is probably the best plant-based meat alternative that you can actually cook yourself in your own kitchen. The dish itself is thousands years old and was cooked for years in Asia, Middle East and even Russia (not so common) for many years. But does make it a great meat replacement for a plant-based diet? Excellent question! Seitan is made of primarily 2 ingredients: wheat gluten and some kind of liquid (like water). Wheat gluten is THAT very gluten that we are asked to "work" when kneading bread or pasta dough. Gluten is the substance, made of proteins in wheat flour, you can say it is the…

  • Beyond Beef review
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    Beyond Beef comprehensive product review

    About a month ago, on the 11th of December 2019, I woke up to the news that Beyond Meat is finally launching its “Beyond Beef” in Canada. I am not a big fan of processed, pre-packaged foods, but I did try Beyond Meat Burgers previously on several occasions and was quite impressed by their taste and quality. Also, after making a bit of a research, I found out that the STORY, the MISSION and the SUCCESS of this company goes way “beyond” the common processed foods manufacturers. So, I thought to myself, that I just have to try their new Beyond Beef and give my comprehensive review. But before, if…

  • Borscht soup
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    Borscht soup – vegan version

    Borscht soup is probably the main staple of Russian/Soviet cuisine. Most people are at least vaguely familiar with Borscht, a strange red soup, best consumed in paring with Vodka... Well... but have you heard of the vegan Borscht? Easy! Follow my recipe below and you will be amazed how delicious the veganized version of this traditional soup could be. Preparation time: 30 min Cooking time: 40 min Per servings: 6 servings Borscht ingredients: 3 medium size yellow potatoes (peeled and cut in small cubes) 2 medium size carrots (peeled and grated) 1 medium size onion (peeled and small cut) 1 large beetroot (peeled and grated) 100 g kidney beans (soaked overnight) 150…

  • Vegan Sticky Toffee Pudding
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    Vegan Sticky Toffee Pudding

    This recipe was one of the easiest one to get veganized; my Vegan Sticky Toffee Pudding turned out just great from the 1st take on it. Now it is one of the ultimate desserts in our household. I promise you will fall in love with this recipe as well! Enjoy and let me know how it turned out ;) Preparation time: 30 min Cooking time: 30 min Per servings: 5 servings Vegan Sticky Toffee Pudding ingredients: 200 g Dates (pitted) 370 ml boiling water 1 tsp baking soda 250 g vegan butter 150 g sugar 2 tbsp chia seeds (bloomed in 6 tbsp water) 1 tbsp vanilla extract 1 tsp baking…

  • Toilet's dirty secret
    Sustainability

    Toilet’s dirty secret

    Toilet. A simple, straight-forward necessity or an evil system that undermines the global warning? You’ll be surprised how much you didn’t know about toilets. For example, did you know that an average man spends 1 hour and 45 min a week on a toilet and an average woman – 85 minutes!? That comes up to about 92 days over a lifetime! No, you didn’t know that, so as I thought. No worries, stay tuned, and I’ll reveal more shocking facts about toilets soon! So… When it comes to individual toilet behaviour, there are pretty much, 2 areas of concern: water and paper. Water problem: Did you know that the vast…

  • Fumé Blanc
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    Fumé Blanc & Sauvignon Blanc – the same thing or not?

    Fumé Blanc & Sauvignon Blanc – the same thing or not? Technically, yes… and no… well it depends… So, first things first, yes, both wines are made from the same grape variety – Sauvignon Blanc. The term ‘Fumé Blanc’ was actually invented by the American winemaker, Robert Mondavi in 1960s, who wanted to rebrand the not so popular among Americans Sauvignon Blanc (at that time, Americans only were familiar with a sweet wines made from this grape, and considered it a boring variety). So he took a French word ‘Fumé’, which literally means ‘smoke’, hinting on its smoke-like flavour from oak aging and a French word for white wine, ‘Blanc’,…

  • Healthy vegan carrot cake
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    Healthy Vegan Carrot Cake

    Carrot cake is something that most people are familiar with from childhood. It's a must have dessert in most cafeterias and a beloved cake that you mum cooks on occasion. But did you know that it can easily be done vegan? Or that it can actually be made healthier, i.e. less sugar? Oh yeah, that's definitely true and by popular demand - here is the recipe of my Healthy Vegan Carrot Cake! Preparation time: 15 min Cooking time: 30 min Per servings: 10 servings Carrot cake ingredients: 1 1/6 cups Bread Flour 1/2 tsp Baking Powder 1/4 tsp Salt 1 tsp Group Cinnamon 1/2 tsp Ground Nutmeg 1 1/6 cups…