Contrasts

On my early morning walk, this image of delicate fuchsia spring blossoms, against a rough, scratchy wall in the background, caught my attention. As I took the picture, I was intrigued. The way opposites, when hand in hand, somehow create balance, truly fascinates me. We see this in nature, in art, but also in people….

Celeriac & Leek Soup With Fresh Mint Leaves

A creamy, delicate aromatic soup, which is both warming, and light in calories. Highly nutritious, easy to digest and very simple to prepare, this soup can be a wonderful starter, or a light main. Here, we paired it with some homemade herby focaccia bread. Celeriac & Leek Soup With Fresh Mint Leaves Serves 6-8 Ingredients:…

Hearty Colourful Veggie Stew

This is a beautiful, hearty recipe, packed full of flavours, nutrients and colours! We like to mix it with a grain; quinoa, orzo, couscous, cracked wheat, or rice, are some ideas, but it is delicious on its own too. Hearty Colourful Veggie Stew Serves 8-10 Ingredients: 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped 3 white potatoes,…

Beluga Lentil Pastitsio

Pastitsio is based on a very similar concept as lasagne. However, it only consists of three layers: the pasta, a bolognese sauce and then a creamy béchamel to top it all up. The pasta used traditionally, is a type of thick long hollow macaroni, resembling somewhat giant spaghetti. Alternatively, it can be made with any…

Theresa’s Semolina Halva With Roasted Pistachios & Sesame Seeds

In Greece, halva is considered a classic Greek recipe, although it became known to Greeks some time around the end of the 12th century. Various versions of this dessert exist in all Balkan countries, some in the Middle East and even in India and Pakistan. In Arabic, the word halva means sweet. It is usually…

Triple Chocolate Avocado Brownies

These brownies are seriously chocolatey and they have that perfect souffleish brownie consistency. The avocados are not detectable in taste, but, besides their nutritional benefits, they lend a wonderful buttery creaminess, while keeping the texture light. I have experimented with several different brownie recipes and this one, is truly amazing! Vegan, easily made gluten free…

Tomato, Leek & Spinach Lasagne With Fresh Basil & Nutmeg

This is one of the most delicious vegan lasagne I have ever tasted! It may be a little time consuming, but it is so worth it! For colour and taste, I use two different types of lasagne, one with spinach and one plain, but this is not necessary. However, do select fresh produce for this…

Chickpea Rice With Pimentos, Fresh Herbs & Vegan Yogurt

When I was a child, warm rice with cool yogurt was one of my most comforting dinners. This beautiful recipe can be made quite quickly using staple larder ingredients and, if fresh herbs are not readily available, dried versions work just as fine. The chickpeas with the rice are a well balanced combination nutritionally, and…

Whole Peanut & Chocolate Chip Cookies

I admit…the combination of peanuts and chocolate is one I cannot resist, hence the numerous recipes on this blog, with these ingredients. Here, they combine to create these wholesome, crunchy on the outside, gooey on the inside, delicious vegan cookies. They are not very sweet, which makes them quite moreish and utterly satisfying! Whole Peanut…

Lemon, Vanilla & Rose Bunt Cake

This cake is light, fluffy, moist, delicious and vegan! The glaze gives it a beautifully sweet crusty texture, while the dry rose buds add a touch of floral fragrance. It is very easy to make, with simple ingredients and no equipment needed. Beautiful served with a nice cup of tea and perhaps a good book……