• healthy homemade Granola

    Healthy homemade Granola recipe | MUST-HAVE ingredient

    Here comes a quick and easy healthy homemade granola recipe! Granola is definitely a MUST-HAVE ingredient in my dry storage at home. I use it everywhere: salad garnish, in bread baking, on top of my guacamole toasts… everywhere! Besides, except for adding a nice texture and taste to food, granola is also super healthy and full of nutrients. It’s good for anyone, who is looking for adding nutrition to their diet, losing weight and improving health. This granola is a great additive to a post-workout meal as well, by the way! Click "play" to watch the full recipe: Ingredients for a healthy homemade Granola: 50 g Hazelnuts (roughly chopped) 50…

  • vegan napoleon cake

    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…

  • Italian cookies

    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…

  • Dutch oven bread making recipe

    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

    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

    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

    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…

  • vegan wheat meat | seitan recipe

    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…

  • Borscht soup

    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

    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…