Food

Meaty Squash Soup

Autumn is here and soup season has officially begun! I have a very simple but filling soup that is excellent during colder months. It’s meaty but can also be modified to be made vegan/vegetarian. Enjoy!

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Freedom Chocolate Cake

Most of us love chocolate. Some people can eat it everyday, for others, it’s an occasional treat. The variety of chocolate accessible to us is absolutely insane! From super sweet to extremely bitter, from very cheap to incredibly expensive. There is something for everyone.

However, when you buy your chocolate, do you ever think where it came from? I am not talking about the factory it was packaged in, but where the actual coco beans were grown and what is its origin? I never did, until I saw a documentary on Netflix called ‘Rotten’. One of the episodes was about chocolate industry and the whole process from growing coco beans to buying chocolate in your local supermarket. To be honest, it shook me. I never even imagined that something so positively represented all over the world, something that we associate with love, celebrations and good times, for some, can actually be a cause of death, a cause of losing family or even becoming a slave (yes, this is a very big issue in chocolate industry both for adults and children!). Please spare some time and watch that episode. It will open your eyes and at the minimum, will make you think twice before you grab that chocolate bar at the store.

Luckily, that documentary also introduced me to a company called Tony’s Chocolonely. They are an absolutely incredible chocolate manufacturer that strives to make all chocolate, slavery free! I have been supporting them and enjoying their amazing chocolate for a couple of years now and not planing to stop. Therefore, my below recipe is dedicated to those who are against slavery. Let’s be more aware whilst enjoying the best of the best!

Food

Almost Healthy Muffins

One of my favorite things to do with food is to find an interesting recipe and modify it to make it healthier. Below is a perfect example of how I transformed regular muffins, into almost healthy ones. They are gluten and wheat free, with minimum amount of sugar.

Health

Heal with Nature

It’s not a secret that nature has so many healing powers when it comes to our well-being. It can improve both our physical and mental health. For me personally, it seems that the older I get, the more time I want to spend outside. I guess it’s my yearning for tranquility, harmony and just my journey towards finding inner peace.

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Soup for the Soul

When I was a little girl, I used to hate tomato soup. It always reminded me of a weird red liquid served with rice and I just did not enjoy it. However, as I grew older, my taste developed and today tomato soup is definitely going on my list of comfort foods. I am super proud of this latest recipe, because the soup 100% was made with my own tomatoes from my garden! I hope you will try it and enjoy it as much as I did.

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The Not So Guilty Dessert

There is probably not a single person on this Earth that doesn’t like an occasional treat, whether it’s sweet or sour, we all have our ‘thing’. I was definitely born with a sweet tooth, always reaching for cake, ice-cream, sweets and so on. I never thought that I will find someone who loves sweets and dessert more than I, until I met my husband. His level of obsession with sweet treats is out of this world!

Of course, we both very well understand that refined sugar in big quantities is not good, therefore, I always try to come up with alternatives, that have as less sugar as possible or replace it with something like stevia, honey, dates. Below recipe is exactly that, a great dessert for any time of year, with no sugar but just a couple of replacements. I hope you’ll like it.

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Nachos at Home

Everybody knows that Nachos came from Mexico. However, did you know that Nachos originated around 1943 and there are actually several tales on how they came to be one of the most popular dishes not only in Mexico, but all around the world?!  Therefore, I present to you MY version of Nachos. I hope you’ll like them.

Food

The Bread and The Falafel

I love all food, however, cuisines that have multiple dishes in one meal, hold a special place in my heart. You can never get bored with eating variety! For me, Mediterranean kitchen ticks all the boxes. The flavors, the colors, the variety and of course fresh vegetables/fruit just make it so delicious. My next recipe is very simple and traditional, but has so many ways for preparation. Try making everything from scratch with my simple pitta bread and falafel recipe.

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Burger of the Year

I try and stay away from fast food, purely for health reasons. However, if I have a chance of making some fast food option at home, I am all for it! Few weeks ago, a friend provided us with some vegan burger patties. Naturally, it called for a homemade burger.

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Homemade Pineapple and Banana Sorbet

I am always looking for less sugary and healthier ways to snack on. When it’s hot, one thing comes to mind – something cold! Of course, I love store bought ice-cream and sorbet, but sometimes it’s just nice to make something yourself. Below sorbet recipe is a perfect way to refresh your taste buds without feeling guilty.