Vegan Banana Bread

How often do you end up with overripe bananas? What do you do with them? Simple… Banana Bread! This banana bread is very simple to make, no stand mixer is required… with a simple fork you can mash the already ripe bananas and mix all other ingredients together. It is that easy! 🙂 Within just…

Spiced Tofu with Aubergine & Spicy Tomato Sauce

Tofu is popular among the vegan community. Others do not find it appealing, particularly because of its subtle flavour. This recipe gives a boost to the ‘flavourless’ tofu with a Chinese five-spice coating and a bath of spicy tomato sauce. The third component in this recipe is the sweet and salty addition of the aubergine,…

Red Lentil Dip

How many times did you wish you had something healthy to snack on in between meals that was super delicious? Here is your new favourite! I always try to plan my meals in advance to make sure that I do not end up snacking on food which is not that healthy. When I am at…

Vegan ‘Paella’

Last year, I posted the recipe for a Chicken & Prawn Paella. I have prepared this on several occasions, both as a weeknight dinner and also to serve it when we have guests over. It is always a great go-to dish, and with a bottle of wine… it’s just perfect! 😀 For this recipe, I…

Warm Autumn Salad

Now that the weather is getting a bit fresher, we tend to eat less fresh Summer salads. This however does not mean that we stop eating healthy food. Being mainly on a vegetarian diet, my fridge is always stocked with various fresh fruit and vegetables. As you may have noticed from previous blog posts, I…

Snapshots from the Countryside

Having spent the last 3 years (almost!) living in the city, I learned to appreciate the city lifestyle and the benefits of having everything within walking distance – be it green parks, markets, art and culture events, restaurants… However, when it comes to having a holiday or a short break, I find that being closer…

Korean BBQ Lentils

Lentils are a staple ingredient in my pantry. Since I rarely cook meat at home, I very often opt for these versatile legumes. You can very easily substitute ground meat for lentils in various recipes. Some people think that they are bland, however it all depends on how you cook them. I generally prefer to…

Weekend Break in Vienna

Vienna, Austria’s capital, is just over 2 hours away from Budapest by train. We took our first trip there in December 2014. The weather was really cold and the city was appropriately dressed for the festive season with various Christmas markets, lights and street decorations. We visited Vienna again last July and the city was…

Fudgy Chocolate Balls

I have recently posted the recipe for Cranberry Cashew Bites. I made them a couple of times now as they are great to snack on and can satisfy a sweet tooth without having additional sugars. This week I made something similar using different ingredients. I used hazelnuts and almonds as the main ingredients here and…

Baked Falafel

Chickpeas remind me of my childhood. I remember there was an old lady, who used to come by my school at the end of the day, selling fresh chickpeas when they were in season. She would have picked them up from her family’s fields that same morning. She would be standing there, a couple of…