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Vegan Bolognese Sauce

Vegan Bolognese Sauce

The texture of this recipe will blow you away. It is so close to the original, even the taste of it! There are some dishes, that taste the best after warming them up a second time and that is definitely one of them. A real…

Vegan Malai Kofta with Green Yoghurt Sauce

Vegan Malai Kofta with Green Yoghurt Sauce

This recipe you guys, is some serious stuff. I could eat it weekly! When I was just writing the recipe down, I realized how many steps it takes to make these but when you are doing it, it really doesn’t feel that much. I used…

Maple-Mustard Sweet Potatoes

Maple-Mustard Sweet Potatoes

Oh them sweet potatoes!!! I honestly think that adding maple and mustard makes them a lot more flavorful. The perfect breakfast or side dish. We eat them mostly as a side dish but you can absolutely make them your main with a nice dip. If…

Golden Tahini Pasta

Golden Tahini Pasta

Tahini is one of my absolute favorite ingredients I use it almsot daily and I absolutely love pasta It was a matter of time for me to combine those two together and create somethng delicous. Tahin or Tahini is a paste made of sesame seeds…

Penne al’ Arrabiata with a Twist

Penne al’ Arrabiata with a Twist

If I had to pick my favorite pasta sauce, it would be Arrabiata sauce. Tomatoes, chili, fresh herbs, garlic, perfect!!! I love giving simple or traditional recipes a twist. This time I decided to pimp up my penne with a refreshing mint-avocado sauce. It gives…

Vegan Lentil Bolognese

Vegan Lentil Bolognese

I personally think that a good Bolognese is part of every family or even single household. It is easy to make, tastes super delicious and if you are using lots of fresh ingredients, it can also be healthy. My mission was to not use any…

Easy Basil and Cashew Pesto

Easy Basil and Cashew Pesto

Pestos are made for busy bees like me and I don’t only enjoy them with pasta, I also pour them over roasted veggies or use pesto as a spread on my sourdough bread. Sine we are not the biggest raw garlic fans, I try to…

Peanut Butter Chickpeas

Peanut Butter Chickpeas

You guys know me by now, I am a fan of simplicity. This meal is made without any stress and an easy roast & throw it all together. Peanut butter and chickpeas go so well together and is highly addictive if you ask me. This…

Roasted Sweetpotatoes with Sundried Tomato Dressing

Roasted Sweetpotatoes with Sundried Tomato Dressing

In case you thought salads are boring, I am proving you wrong today. It is time to pimp up those salads with our favorite foods and for me it is avocado, sweet potatoes, sundried tomatoes and hemp seeds. It is always a wonderful trick to…

Vegan Pasta Salad with Basil-Cashew Cream

Vegan Pasta Salad with Basil-Cashew Cream

This pasta salad will definitely rock your BBQ or summer party. It has all those lovely italian flavors and is also super creamy. I have absolutely no doubt, that at least half of your friends will be asking you for the recipe because it is just…

Penne Almost Arabiata

Penne Almost Arabiata

If you love it simple, hot, and flavorful, this is the perfect meal for you. The original Italian recipe „Penne al Arabiata“ is made with lots of sweet and fresh tomatoes, chili and parsley. The only difference in my recipe is that I used basil…

Potato Balls with Garam Masala Sauce

Potato Balls with Garam Masala Sauce

These potato-lentil balls are so delicous, it is hard to find a an apropriate word for it, really. I just love the consistency of the balls, that they are gluten free and the sauce is so creamy and flavorful, yum! The original recipe is from…

Mushroom Risotto

Mushroom Risotto

I think risotto has always been one of my favorite meals. At the restaurant it was either pizza or risotto for me. When I started my vegan journey it was pretty clear to me, that I had to come up with a great vegan version,…

Vegan Butter Chickpea Stew

Vegan Butter Chickpea Stew

Another very comforting dish I created for those wet and cold days outside. As you know me, cashew cream is magical to me and used in so many of my recipes just simply because it is neutral, thickens anything well and can be used for…

spaghetti cashew tomato sauce

spaghetti cashew tomato sauce

This simple and delicious pasta recipe is a must try! I am so in love with the creaminess of the sauce, it is heavenly. You can substitute the cashews with almonds and also throw other veggies in there, I am sure there are endless yummy…

Creamy French Style Potato Soup

Creamy French Style Potato Soup

This soup you guys, seriously! It is so good! Comforting, flavorful and just the perfect soup for colder days. I named it “french style” because of that high amount onions which give this creamy potato soup such an amazing taste. When I first came up…

Quinoa Chili

Quinoa Chili

Everybody loves chili! This version is probably the best I have ever had and the quinoa makes to so super tasty and healthy too. The perfect comfort food, super easy to make and if you leave the chili out and use a little cayenne pepper,…

Creamy White Wine & Spinach Penne

Creamy White Wine & Spinach Penne

Sometimes lunch has to be quickly made. No matter if you are a busy single or busy parent. I, as a ALWAYS busy mommy really love simple dishes that still have some kind of elegance. This cashew white wine sauce is such a winner! And…

oven roasted harissa carrot – tahini soup

oven roasted harissa carrot – tahini soup

This soup is full packed with great flavors and super comforting. Roasting veggies has become quite of an addiction for me so instead of just cooking those carrots, I wanted to get that oven baked flavor with them. I used Harissa as a powder for…

White Bean-Quinoa Salad with Marsala Tomatoes

White Bean-Quinoa Salad with Marsala Tomatoes

This quinoa salad is very addictive and in case you are not into quinoa, this one will change your mind. I love cooking with wine because it gives sauces such an elegant and exquisite taste. To be honest, this was my first time using Marsala…

Harissa-Tomato Soup

Harissa-Tomato Soup

You must know by now how much of a fan I am when it comes to Mid Eastern spices. Harissa gives this soup such a hot and spciy kick, you will love it. Tomatoes in season are my absolute faovorite veggies in the world. Ripe,…

Pumpkin Fries with a Sweet Mustard Dip

Pumpkin Fries with a Sweet Mustard Dip

These fries will make you and your loved ones addicted! They are so good and the perfect, simple food for lazy autumn days. The taste of cinnamon paired with that sweet mustard dip, really gets me dreaming. I am a huge fries fan anyway. Carrot…

Asian Brown Rice Salad with a Peanut-Maple-Chili dressing

Asian Brown Rice Salad with a Peanut-Maple-Chili dressing

To be very honest with you, I have never been a huge fan of asian food. There are a few dishes I was eating but it has never been something I truly loved eating. Most of my friends and family love it though and so…

Hot Carrot-Tangerine Soup

Hot Carrot-Tangerine Soup

I had no idea how much of a soup and stew person I am until I started my Instagram account and shared my passion for food with the world. While I am writing those lines I just had another amazing idea for a stew, wow!…

Roasted Potato Salad with Broccoli Sprouts and Muhammara Paste

Roasted Potato Salad with Broccoli Sprouts and Muhammara Paste

I think I am pretty creative when it comes to pimping regular recipes up. I wanted to create ad potato salad that has different flavors than the usual ones and that also has no mayo in it. The muhammara paste together with the potatoes and…

Tomato Pasta with Gremolata and Balsamic Cherry Tomatoes

Tomato Pasta with Gremolata and Balsamic Cherry Tomatoes

This easy pasta recipe has to be one of my very favorites. It is so easy to make, we all love it and it is also great on the budget. The gremolata gives this simple tomato pasta such a nice, zesty touch, you will love…

Pizza Mid Eastern Style

Pizza Mid Eastern Style

Fridays are for pizzas and in my case a lot of days are Fridays. I have struggled with pizzas since I turned vegan because I could not enjoy pizza without cheese. It felt so weird and the ones I have tried didn’t even taste good…

Garlicy Spaghetti with Moroccan Spiced Cauliflower & Chickpeas

Garlicy Spaghetti with Moroccan Spiced Cauliflower & Chickpeas

I absolutely love Arabian spices! This hot & spicy pasta is going to blow your mind and tongue. It is hot, full of flavors and far away from a regular pasta with tomato sauce. You can skip the chili in case you do not like…

Chili Sin Carne with Espresso

Chili Sin Carne with Espresso

It might sound funny to you to that I added espresso to the chili but it gives it such a nice flavor and makes that regular chili pretty exciting. Chilis are winners in most families I know because they are easy to make, kids love…

Sweet Potato Kumpir

Sweet Potato Kumpir

Kumpir is one of my favorite meals of all time. There are so many ways to stuff them potatoes, I just love to try out new things as you already know. Sweet Potato Kumpir is my favorite so far and I just love the taste…

Penne Ratatouille with baked Almond Feta

Penne Ratatouille with baked Almond Feta

When I think of ratatouille, I remember the smell of fresh herbs, sweet tomatoes and garlic. The French kitchen has so many amazing flavors which I have not even fully discovered yet but I would love to get to know more of. This, my very…

Quinoa-Mushroom Balls in a White Wine- Soy Cream Sauce

Quinoa-Mushroom Balls in a White Wine- Soy Cream Sauce

These Quinoa-Mushroom Balls taste so good you guys. I am not that type of vegan, that wants to create meat-alike food but my family loves it from time to time and I have to say that these balls get very close to a meat taste…

Vegan Mediterranean Pasta Salad

Vegan Mediterranean Pasta Salad

Your guests will love you for this creamy, mediterranean and delicious pasta salad (even the non vegans). We decided that this is now our favorite family salad just because it really tastes heavenly and its so super easy to make. Our friends love it, we…

Crispy Potato & Peanut Butter Curry

Crispy Potato & Peanut Butter Curry

Attention, Attention stop what you are doing and go to the store and buy whatever is needed to make this incredible curry. It is so good! The curry flavors mixed with creamy peanut butter, hell yes! I am a huge curry lover anyway but this one…

Roasted Pumpkin Risotto with a salty Parsley-Walnut Crust

Roasted Pumpkin Risotto with a salty Parsley-Walnut Crust

Risotto is one of the most amazing Italian creations if you ask me. I make at least 4-5 times a year risotto and always try to add seasonal veggies to it, like in this recipe for autumn, roasted pumpkin. You can make this without the…

Loaded Curry Fries with Almond Aioli and a creamy Avocado Dip

Loaded Curry Fries with Almond Aioli and a creamy Avocado Dip

We all know that our daily life does not allow us to spend hours in the kitchen, especially not if we have hungry kids and a fulltime job. Simple can be very comforting and I personally try to just pimp my simple lunches and dinners…

Chickpea Stew Moroccan Style

Chickpea Stew Moroccan Style

I grew up in Berlin, Germany which is not only a place I call home but also a place that I love for its multi cultural aspects. The Moroccan kitchen has so many amazing flavors and structures, I am deeply in love with it. Most…

Sweet Potato & Mushroom Quinoa Salad with an Avocado-Lime Dressing

Sweet Potato & Mushroom Quinoa Salad with an Avocado-Lime Dressing

Quinoa has been once of my favorites since I started my vegan journey. I mostly use it for salads or just as a side dish at times. For this  quinoa salad I basically just threw all my favorite foods in there. I am a huge sweet…

Roasted Red Pepper Curry Soup with Spinach and Chrispy Cauliflower Florets

Roasted Red Pepper Curry Soup with Spinach and Chrispy Cauliflower Florets

When fall is around, my mind starts clicking and all I can think of is comforting, warm soups and stews. Since Curries are one of our all-time favorites because all of us just love it so much, I thought of making a soup out it.…

Oven Baked Potato with Vegan Tzatziki

Oven Baked Potato with Vegan Tzatziki

This vegan version of tzatziki is honestly incredible. I am not a huge fan of soy, but from time to time I eat it in yoghurt, when I don’t have any homemade almond or cashew yoghurt left. I love the Greek kitchen and almost everything…

Black Olive Tomato One-Pot Pasta

Black Olive Tomato One-Pot Pasta

When I first heard about one-pot pasta I was a little sceptical to be honest. I just couldn’t imagine that a pot where you basically throw everything just in and cook it, could be good tasting at all. Well you guys, I was wrong. One-pot…