Beyond dreams

The hearts of certain music lovers and addicts all over the world were astounded, bewildered and overwhelmed this morning. After this line-up was exposed. I was stunned too. Going through the storm of feelings, about losing my marbles:D Still wiping off the tears with a ticket. Hope everything will come true. This music for years and years…

Carrot pumpkin tahini loaf (vegan)

The recipe of an incredibly fragrant vegan pumpkin and carrot bread based on tahini paste, or simply – ground hulled sesame seeds. To make it just grind raw or toasted sesame seeds in a food processor with a little oil or water until smooth (I add usually water because sesame paste is already fat enough….

Almond cookies with chocolate topping

These absolutely wonderful almond cookies were made according to this Chef Kreso’s recipe. I modified the original though, by replacing some ingredients, and making only one simple type of topping instead of two. I must say these were the most challenging cookies for me ever!:) As I always tend to minimize the cooking time and…

Red Velvet Cake

I’ve never tried this cake before. Because of the suspicious red color. I love colors but not artificial ones in food. The striking red was halting me from giving it a try, and at the same time it was fascinating and enticing. Visually this is definitely one of the most stunning cakes. And I made it…

Pumpkin pie

Sweet November is a pumpkin November:) Once in a lifetime I’ve made a pumpkin pie according to a classic recipe (“Classic” is a relative term, here it is more about “plain”). Usually I mix pumpkin filling with lots of white cheese, honey and fresh grated ginger. That’s my all-the-time favorite recipe, introduced by Carrie, a funny…

Carrot vanilla cottage cheese pudding

Breakfast time is calling for protein-rich and carroty pudding like this! Actually, one can decide whether it will be a dessert or just an ordinary breakfast meal:) This incredibly fragrant goodie gets firm whilst cooling. But I think it’s best to be eaten when just baked:) Makes 4 servings Takes 50 minutes (15 preparation, 30 baking,…

Oat sesame date cookies (vegan, sugar-free, paleo)

An easy recipe of oat cookies, which in case of using quick or instant oats even don’t require baking. So you can combine all the ingredients adding any tasty bits you like, and simply leave formed balls or patties to chill in the fridge. The shelf life will be diminished though, from a couple of weeks for…

Apple plum strudel (vegan)

It’s not a classic strudel recipe. I developed it a long ago and sometimes repeat with various types of a filling. It contains lots of fruit and nuts, and a little or no sugar (depends on sweetness of fruit and individual preferences). A thin layer of pastry is soft and crispy. Tips: the toasted bread crumbs…

Carrot beetroot walnut muffins

Colorful muffins recipe with nuts, carrot and beetroot:) Easy-to-make, fragrant, moist, nutty-crunchy. Happy baking:)  Makes 12 muffins Takes 40 minutes Ingredients 1 medium beetroot, finely grated 1 large carrot, finely grated 1/2 cup neutral vegetable oil (grapeseed/coconut)/ or butter 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup sour cream 2 eggs 2 cups…

Chocolate chip oat cookies (vegan)

A recipe of chocolatey vegan cookies with a spicy aftertaste, containing oatmeal and rye flour. Similar to these carrot cookies, except more crunchy. You can add just wheat flour, or merely rye, or a mix of both. Liquid chicory and flours are for cohesion here. Chicory can be replaced with coffee. It’s a roasted and usually powdered…

Pumpkin chocolate marble bread with walnut crumble (vegan)

This semi-sweet, topped with nut-and-oat crumble pumpkin bread contains no animal products. It has a dense and moist texture and an intensive orange flavor. On Sunday I’ve been at the sculptor’s atelier, meeting people, having talks and little spontaneous performances. And surely I brought this vegan bake with me:) Ingredients Batter 1 cup pumpkin puree /350…

Cheese & parsley turmeric muffins

Spontaneous and simple things are always best! In case with these delicious muffins this principle worked as well:) I had 40 minutes for preparing something, before friend would come over. The idea of making cheese scones was abandoned, as the time was too way limited. A quick and simple batter recipe was ideal for such…