Roasted Aubergine & Green Lentils

Both aubergines and lentils are a staple of my diet. They are very versatile, which makes it easier for me to prepare these ingredients in various ways. This recipe is perfect to make use of leftover cooked lentils and roasted aubergines. In fact, this is how I cooked the recipe for the first time. I…

‘Healthy’ Chocolate Banana Cake

I have been on a quest for a healthier kind of chocolate cake for a long time… testing out various recipes, adjusting ingredients and amounts to get a balanced chocolate cake. I try to limit the amount of added sugar as much as possible and try to find alternatives to sweeten my recipes. Chocolate cake…

Stuffed Butternut Squash

Butternut squash is another vegetable packed with a lot of health benefits. It is also versatile and can fit into a variety of meals. Because of its tough skin, the butternut squash can be stored for a long period of time and is thus easier to be available throughout most of the year. Its sweet…

Creamy Beetroot Risotto

Beetroots are packed with health benefits. They are low in fat and full of vitamins. The root is sweet and earthy in taste. It is very versatile and can be roasted, turned into a delicious soup or added to a variety of salads. It can be pickled or eaten raw, and it can even be…

Vegan Cranberry Orange Muffins

As the weather is getting warmer, I always enjoy a glass of cold freshly squeezed orange juice. It is naturally sweet, healthy and full of vitamins. What if these oranges can be incorporated into something sweet and delicious? 🍊🍊🍊 Having some oranges sitting in my fruit basket, I decided to bake some muffins… a classic…

Banana Peanut Butter Dog Cookies

I have wanted to bake some cookies for Flora for a long time. I even bought a cookie cutter a year ago to shape them like a bone. A lot of the ready-made stuff is full of preservative and colourings and I want to be as careful with her food as I am with our…

Red Lentil ‘Meatballs’

Lentils are a staple in my diet. They are very versatile and can be used in salads, curries and patties amongst other things. Most of the time I buy them in bulk… besides that it is cheaper, it involves less packaging which is better for the environment. The shop assistant is always amazed and asks:…

Grilled Fennel & Asparagus Salad

As Spring time comes, there is a shift in the produce available on the market. Spring is the season for light and fresh vegetables and this starts to be reflected in our meals too. On a recent trip to the supermarket’s fresh produce section, I noticed some nice green asparagus and some fresh fennel bulbs….

Healthy Carrot Cake

Last weekend, we celebrated Easter and for the first time, my husband and I hosted our parents for an Easter lunch at our house. We had a feast of food, with some dips and antipasti as starters, roasted leg of lamb as main, with a warm lentil salad, dijon mustard glazed carrots and roasted pumpkin…

Creamy Aubergine Curry

A couple of weeks ago we went out for an Indian dinner and I wanted to try something different than my usual go-to dishes. An aubergine curry on the menu caught my attention and being a fan of this vegetable, especially in grilled form, I thought of giving it a try. It was very tasty…