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Bean Soup

Published in Soups

This soup remains me of my grandmother; she used to make it for me when I was a little kid. I know the recipe from her. If you ask me what is the most popular food in Bulgaria, I would say- BEAN SOUP, that we call ‘Bob Chorba.’ You may notice this when you eat something…

White Beans and Chickpeas Balls

Published in Main meals

Today I was going to make soup with all the ingredients listed below, but I wanted to make something new that my family have not tried before. It is so exciting to see how you can make 2 or 3 (why not more) different dishes with same ingredients, isn’t it? I like to cook with…

Vegan Pecans Pancakes

Published in Breakfast

It is Easter Morning, and I wanted to treat my family properly. This is why, I decided to make pancakes, they are healthy and delicious. Happy Easter, everybody 🙂   Beat the coconut milk with the lucuma powder, cinnamon, teff flour, banana and the coconut flour. Give it a good stir. Put the coconut butter…

Teff- Next Big Grain Superfood

Published in Product review

I came across this product when I was on a holiday in Dubai more than five years ago. I had teff porridge for breakfast one morning, and I was amazed at its taste. I quickly asked the restaurant manager, what is teff and where I can buy it from. He was so nice and even…

Healthy Raw Oreos

Published in Desserts

My healthy alternative to OREO, they are so delicious. I don’t feel guilty when looking my child eating them because they are sugar-free, dairy free and gluten free. Instructions Prepare cookies by placing the dates, cacao powder, cashew, 2 tbs honey and vanilla in a blender or food processor. Blend until mostly smooth. On a…

Healthy Nutella

Published in Desserts

My three years old child loves chocolate, maybe all kids do. I always pay attention to what my kid put in his mouth. I decided to make my version of Nutella chocolate years ago because I was shocked when I find out the amount of sugar and hydrogenated fat in this fancy jar. To be…

Meatballs Soup

Published in Soups

I invited my friends to come over for lunch. I sat at the table with my shopping list, and I was wondering what should I make for them. I know that they all like meatballs, but I didn’t want to cook something they have already tried, like pasta meatballs or meatballs with a tomato sauce.…

Sweet Potatoes and Butternut Squash Prawn Noodles

Published in Main meals

This is one of the recipes that you will either love it or hate it from the first try. It is a bit exotic and quite sweet, but if you are one of those people who want to try new things and like to experiment in the kitchen, you have to try it. This recipe…

Healthy Quinoa & Coconut Shortbread Cookies

Published in Snack time

It’s a tea time, let’s make it a special one with these yummy healthy quinoa and coconut shortbread cookies today. You like eating shortbreads, but you feel guilty straight after it. A new generation shortbread cookies are made for you, so you can go crazy with them without any hesitation :)))

 Ingredients

  • 125g cacao butter
  • 55g clear honey
  • 60g quinoa flour and 60g coconut flour
  • 100g dairy and sugar-free chocolate  

Heat the oven to 190C/375F/Gas 5.

Beat the cacao butter and the honey together until smooth.

Stir in the flour to get a smooth paste together with the chocolate nibs. Turn onto a work surface and gently roll out until the paste is 1cm/½in thick.

Cut into rounds or fingers and place onto a baking tray. Sprinkle with cacao powder and coconut and chill in the fridge for 20 minutes.

Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes, or until pale golden-brown. Set aside to cool on a wire rack. ENJOY

Mozzarella Stuffed Courgettes

Published in Main meals

Hello, everybody. Today I want to show you one of my favourite recipes. You can have it for either lunch or dinner. I prefer to have it for dinner because it’s a very light meal, so I don’t feel heavy after having it. Courgettes are one of the products that you can experiment a lot with.…