Tag Archives: Vegan

A Healthy Winter Recipe: Almond & Cranberry Quinoa Bowl

A Healthy Winter Recipe: Almond & Cranberry Quinoa Bowl

Just like any other meal, a good quinoa bowl must have the colors and the flavors of the season. My recipe is super easy to prepare but absolutely rich in taste: a little sweetness from the cranberries and a little salt from the soy sauce, somehow crunchy from the almonds, and fully aromatic from the dressing. As… Continue Reading

Banana Chocolate Cake

Banana Chocolate Cake

This rich and moist cake is made of humble ingredients and is as easy to make as 1-2-3! It does not contain any eggs, milk or butter, so it’s good for when you want to watch your diet, or those with dairy allergies. You will not find this recipe elsewhere, it is one of my… Continue Reading

Garlic Mussels au Gratin

Garlic Mussels au Gratin

Mussels au gratin is such an impressive and classic appetizer, yet quite inexpensive and very easy to prepare! Your guests will be thrilled with this little hors d’œuvre that beautifully fills every buffet, any time of the year, but especially during summer times.  There are quite a few recipes that you can find online, here is how I like… Continue Reading

Almond Milk Rice Pudding

Almond Milk Rice Pudding

Rice pudding. Sweet, creamy and rich… simply delicious. If you have ever prepared rice pudding at home, then you certainly know this: the amount of time you have to devote in the kitchen, stirring constantly above a hot pan, can exceed 45 minutes! This is why I don’t make rice pudding very often, but when I… Continue Reading

Lentil Salad With Caramelized Onions, Heirloom Tomatos & Arugula

Lentil Salad With Caramelized Onions, Heirloom Tomatos & Arugula

Not only is my mother  a terrific cook, but she’s also surrounded by friends who love eating and cooking  great food!  Her classmate Malvina from Elementary School  of some decades ago, called her the other day to share her new lentil salad. It didn’t take long for my mother to prepare it, nor for the recipe to reach me on the other… Continue Reading

Orzo With Bell Peppers and Mushrooms

Orzo With Bell Peppers and Mushrooms

If you want a quick, meatless meal, full of vitamins, and taste, try this orzo recipe that was given to me by my mother’s best friend, Litsa (a super cook!). You will love how rich and full this meal is! Ingredients: 2 cups orzo (350 gr) 3/4 pound white mushrooms (about 350 gr), sliced 2… Continue Reading

Crunchy & Festive Fall Salad

Crunchy & Festive Fall Salad

If you would like a salad to go with all the flavors and colors of this time of year, this is the one to try! The crunchy and refreshing ingredients will compliment any meat or fish and even your Thanksgiving turkey. Thinly sliced green cabbage and apple, combined with carrots and pomegranate seeds, and finally… Continue Reading

The Five Most Delicious Greek Dips.  No. 2:  Eggplant Dip

The Five Most Delicious Greek Dips. No. 2: Eggplant Dip

Yet another amazing Greek appetizer/dip made easier than ever!  This recipe guarantees a smoky flavor as it requires cooking the eggplant on your gas range for about 20 minutes (it does create a little mess, but it’s definitely worth it!). If you don’t have a gas burner, broil whole eggplants in the oven, placed on… Continue Reading