• vegan napoleon cake
    Recipes

    Russian vegan Napoleon cake recipe

    Vegan Napoleon cake is one of the best cakes that you can make to impress your date on the St Valentine's day. As Usual, there is a full video of the recipe below. Click to watch on YouTube. If you prefer the written version, it is here for you as well. Enjoy!   Blitz Puff Pastry ingredients: -           300 g Cold vegan butter -           600 g Bread flour -           150 ml Cold water -           Juice of 1 Lemon Vegan pastry cream ingredients: -           750 ml Almond milk -           5 tbsp Sugar -           6 tbsp Cornstarch -           ½ Vanilla bean (paste) or 1 tsp Vanilla extract -           Rasp of 1…

  • Japanese short-grain rice
    Culinary technics

    Japanese short-grain rice cooking method | without rice cooker

    Do you like Japanese short-grain rice? Rice is, no doubt, one of the most important grains in the world. A large proportion of the human population of our planet relies heavily on rice as the main staple food in its diet, especially in Asia. The number of the dishes one can make using rice is literally countless: paella, sushi, pilaf, arancini…, and the varieties of the rice itself are numerous: basmati, arborio, Jasmin, Bomba, Pecan… just to name a few. Nevertheless, regardless of all those varieties, there really are just 3 main cooking methods for all types of rice: pilaf cooking method, risotto and simmering methods. Pilaf method is very…

  • Italian cookies
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    Iconic Italian cookies | Vegan version

    Iconic Italian cookies. Perfect for your coffee break! I’ve been wanting to bake those for months! Bought almond flour 2 months ago and, I guess, waited for the right moment. Well, the right moment had arrived! Here goes the recipe of the vegan version of Amaretti cookies (without Amaretto liqueur, because I don’t have any... but you can totally add a tsp). Ingredients for the Italian cookies: - 4 cups Almond flour - 1 cup Sugar - 1 tsp Baking powder - 1/2 Aquafaba - 1/2 tsp Cream of Tartar - 1 tsp Vanilla extract - Icing sugar (for coating) Direction: 1) Mix flour, sugar & baking powder in a…

  • Breville smart oven Pizzaiolo
    My reviews

    Breville smart oven Pizzaiolo | Pizza oven review

    Breville smart oven Pizzaiolo, what is it? This is the indoor home pizza oven review, an absolute essential kitchen appliance for any Pizza Lover! I am talking about all the advantages and disadvantages of this specific Breville Pizzaiolo model and cooking a Neapolitan style pizza. Enjoy! For easy Dutch oven bread recipe, click HERE or HERE. You can also see more of my video recipes HERE.

  • Dutch oven bread making recipe
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    Dutch oven bread making recipe

    Here comes Dutch Oven bread! I believe, there’s no better culinary skill to learn than baking your own bread! So, I’ve made a video for you on how to make an easy Dutch Oven bread with a delicious crispy crust. Dutch Oven provides closed, a.k.a. more controlled environment for the bread baking. The moisture trapped inside the closed pot keeps the exterior of the bread moist and elastic (not as hot) for the 1st stage of baking and consequently allowing the loaf to grow bigger. Also, checking in with the scientific part of the process, the prolonged period of enzymatic activity, due to closed environment, allows sugars to “unlock” further…

  • Gua Bao
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    Chinese Gua Bao recipe | Vegan version

    Here comes one of my most favourite Chinese street foods – Gua Bao or Bao Bun! It’s not the classical version of the recipe though, but rather a veganized one. I had removed the pork belly meat and pork fat from recipe, substituting them with BBQ Seitan and vegan non-dairy butter (therefore – not pure white colour of the dough, but rather light yellow/beige). Ingredients for the Gua Bao dough: 2 ½ tbsp Sugar 6 g Traditional Active Dry Yeast 190 g Soymilk 1 tsp Salt 260 g Bread Flour ½ tsp Baking Powder ½ tsp Baking Soda Juice of ½ Lemon   For awesome vegan Sticky Toffee Pudding recipe,…

  • 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…