Friday, March 16, 2018

Apple - kiwi tarte tatin with a chickpea flour crust (EN-RO)

What are you doing when you want something sweet? In my case, I'm making something!
Why? Because I love to cook and I love to know what I put in my food. 
As usually, my desserts (and other foods) are quite easy to make and delicious!
This one is quite high in protein because of the chickpea flour, it's oil free and accidentally gluten free. It has some sugar, but it's a dessert in the end, so it's ok to treat yourself from time to time (or everyday if you want) :)
Also, it's quite cheap and easy to make. And if you don't have (or you don't want to use) kiwi fruits, you can use just apples. It's still gonna be really delicious!
Just try it, you don't have to believe me!
Let's go to the recipe now!

Ingredients (for a 8 in or 20 cm pie dish or tart pan) (EN):

Friday, March 9, 2018

Easy puff pastry recipes for brunch or snack (sweet and savory versions) (EN and RO)

I don't know about you, but when I'm in a hurry and hungry I tend to eat pastries or pies (vegan of course) if I don't pack something from home because they're easy to eat and convenient.
So I thought... Why not make some at home? Even if they're not the healthiest dessert, they're still healthier than the ones you would buy in a regular pastry shop. And I love knowing what I have in them :)
Also, they're easy to make, quite cheap and come in two versions: savory and sweet. 
And they're great to make them one or two days before you need them, but the're not gonna be as crispy after 2 days... Also, you can make them smaller for a party or for a brunch, or bigger for a breakfast or a meal on the go.
Let's go to the recipe now and let me know if you make them :)

For the first time, I want to try something... I'll have the recipe in two languages... Romanian and English. Let me know what you think!

Savory version (EN):

Friday, March 2, 2018

Warming chunky split pea and lentil soup

Because even if the calendar says that it's Spring, the weather says that Winter needs more time here. And we need foods that are warming, and cozy.
Who says that global warming is a myth? We can feel it every day... Winter without snow, a Spring that starts later than usual and snow in April... And that's just a small part of what's happening. But we can change things (slowly, I agree). Go vegan today and save animals, yourself and the planet!
Yes, I care about these things and that's why I became vegan almost a year ago. And now I want to share what I know and what I create.
Like this soup. It's hearty, chunky (or you can make it creamy by blending it), easy to make and quite cheap.
Also, it's perfect for meal prep, so you have something tasty and satiating at work or when you come home :)

Ingredients (6 servings):

Friday, February 23, 2018

Tofu and veggies curry

Here, in Romania, it's still winter and cold and all I want is to stay indoors and cook and eat good food :)
This curry recipe is warming, tasty and perfect for the cold season!
Also, is oil free, gluten free, cheap, easy and made in only one pot. It hits the spot every time!
Also, this recipe is perfect for meal prep, as it keeps in the fridge for at least 3-4 days and it freezes well. So you can double or triple it and enjoy for a longer time!
You can add some chili powder if you want more spice :)
Let's see the recipe now!

Ingredients (yields about 3 servings)

Friday, February 16, 2018

Chocolate coconut cheesecake

One afternoon I wanted something sweet and creamy yet healthy and easy to make. And I didn't want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen to make it.
So I started to look in the cupboards and I found a lot of good stuff. And I already had a cup of cashews in the fridge to soak so... "Cheesecake" it is! 
I just started to think of combinations, and I decided that a chocolate "cheesecake" sounds really good and decadent enough to curb my sweet tooth. 
I forgot to take into account the fact that I wanted to film the entire process, take pictures of the cheesecake and film a first taste test. So I got to eat it only the next day, after my husband tried it because at night the light is horrible and I couldn't film the taste test, but it was still amazing!
Ok, enough blabbing, let's go to the recipe now!

Ingredients: (makes about 8 servings)

Friday, February 9, 2018

Two beans stir fry with a peanut sauce

To be honest, most of the time I'm in a hurry, and even if I love to cook, sometimes I want something that's ready in less than 30 minutes but still delicious, nutritious and quite healthy.
Bonus points if the recipe is cheap, oil free and asian inspired because I love those type of meals :)
This recipe is healthy, flavorful and perfect for any weather. The sauce gives a really nice flavor and creaminess and compliment the simplicity of the veggies...
In my opinion, you should really try this recipe. Let me know if you like it :)