Month: June 2015

Instant Bircher Muesli

source I’m a big fan of porridge in the morning, as many of you have surely gathered. I could honestly eat porridge daily, maybe even several times a day. And every year when summer comes, and along with it, those three very hot months, I like to change things around a bit, ie. my usual hot porridge turns into a colder but definitely not paler version of itself.

go to site I do make the occasional overnight oats but, if you’re busy like I am, I just tend to forget to make a batch the night before.…

Homemade Cashew Milk

http://ezeta.com.ar/index.php?option=com_k2 Cashew milk has become one of my most favored of nut milks. I really love the subtle flavor and texture of  this particular dairy-free milk. It’s slightly sweeter and thicker than almond milk, for example, which makes it a great addition to desserts or even sauces. And the recipe couldn’t be easier.  I tend to make my nut milks totally natural, but if you like to add some flavor into yours, vanilla, honey, maple syrup or even cinnamon would go perfectly.…

Creamy Dairy-free Vanilla Ice Cream

The summer has officially begun, at least in Cyprus, and with the warm weather comes the desire to eat cooling foods, especially ice cream. But as I do want to make all the foods I eat as healthy as possible, dairy ice cream is out, while vegan ice cream is totally in. And everyone loves it, even my dairy-eating husband and kids who much prefer my healthy and delicious dairy-free ice cream over any store-bought sugar-packed ice cream. That makes me very happy.…

Healthy Vegan Ragù alla Bolognese

I’ve gone absolutely crazy over pastas in the past month or so. I’ve been trying out some really cool healthy pasta dishes for me and my family to enjoy. I can now honestly say that pasta, when made in the right way, can be a great dish even during the hot summer months. I’ll definitely be sharing many of these recipes with you in the coming weeks.

For as long as I can remember I’ve always enjoyed a good bowl of spagetti bolognese, but ever since I changed my dietary habits, I somehow lost interest in it.…

Advice: Spirulina and The Thyroid

About 5 years ago I was diagnosed with Graves’ disease, which is an autoimmune disease affecting the thyroid. People suffering from Graves’ tend to experience it in a slightly different way. At the worst point of my illness, I was having terrible palpitations, I was feeling restless and over-energetic, I was hungry all the time and losing a lot of weight. I was prescribed a large dose of antithyroid drugs and beta blockers, which in effect reduced the production of the thyroid hormone.…

Minty Chickpea, Spinach and Avocado Salad with Cumin Dressing

If you’re anything like me and don’t really feel like eating heavy meals on a hot day, then this salad is just what you need.

This chickpea, spinach and avocado salad is an absolute favourite at the moment. I just can’t get enough of it. It’s a delicious meat-free salad, which still encompasses some great plant-based protein. It works great either as a light dinner or as lunch or even as a side dish. It’s pure health on a plate, and what’s great is that it’s so easy to make.…

How to Make an Egg Substitute Using Chia Seeds

I eat meat and I’m a huge fan of eggs in pretty much all shape and form. But occasionally I do like to take breaks from animal products and eat completely plant-based foods. So when a particular recipe calls for an animal protein, I just have to find ways of substituting it, which is actually very easy.

Chia seeds can make a great alternative to hen eggs when used in baking, and not to mention that they are extremely healthy. They are high in omega-3 fatty acids, they promote a healthy digestive tract, they are an excellent source of magnesium and they are totally gluten and grain-free, making them suitable for anyone following a vegan, vegetarian or a paleo diet. …