Beet pear tomato salad with walnuts (vegan)

A delicious and easy-to-make salad that can be served independently or as a side dish. Toasted crunchy walnuts and juicy sweet pear make it succulent and rich. Add some balsamic vinegar, if desirable. And include more of your favorite vegetables too:) Enjoy!:) Yield: 2 servings Ingredients 2 small cooked/baked beets 4 tomatoes 1 pear a small…

Pumpkin and apple curry (vegan)

This saucy curry consists of all the sweet main ingredients: apples, carrot, pumpkin and grapes. Even the onion is a bit sweet:) I love any curry but this one is in my top autumn recipes. Serve it with rice or bread, beans or salad. And enjoy the spicy aftertaste:) Yield: 2 servings Ingredients Curry 1/2…

Rye pumpkin chocolate bundt cake

A deliciously easy cake recipe, chocolate flavored and perfectly moist due to the added pumpkin. You can substitute wheat flour for rye. It’s semi-sweet, for more sweetness use additional 1/2 cup of sugar. Happy baking!:) Yield: 8-10 servings Ingredients Batter 1 cup/250 g pumpkin puree 2 eggs 1/3 cup neutral (flax) vegetable oil 1 cup kefir…

Peach and berry salad

Ideas like this come to my mind during the long rides. The colorful peach and berry fiesta was arranged after the longest cross-country cycling day in my life ever. Imagine how it tastes when you’re extremely exhausted and craving for carbs:) For any occasion this salad goes fantastic, because there’s nothing more delicious than fresh berries…

Chocolate oat rye cookies (vegan)

Soft and crumbly semi-sweet chocolatey cookies! They are easy-to-make, wheat-dairy-free and delicious. The rye flour here is subtle. Instead of water you can add a cup of brewed coffee or nut/seed milk. For those who like sweet-and-salt combination, I suggest to sprinkle these cookies with big flakes of salt that will be perceptible as little salty nuggets of…

Sauted veggies with pasta and eggs

Another easy and delicious breakfast made of veggies, eggs and pasta (I used grain-like pastina as it gets done faster). Eggs deliver protein here. Add any type of pasta and vegetables. Enjoy your breakfast time!:) Ingredients 1 onion 3 cloves of garlic 5 medium tomatoes 1 medium zucchini/squash 1 large bell pepper 1 fresh chili…

Granola bars (vegan)

Semisweet granola bars which I often make as a recharging fuel for cycling. Since granola is crumbly, this method helps to turn it into a handy meal:) Add more sugar or syrup for sweetness. And use any nuts, seeds, dried fruit and tasty bits you like. Enjoy!:) Ingredients 3 cups/300 g rolled oats 1/3 cup neutral…

Blueberry yogurt cake

This jelly berry dessert is easy to make and quite low in fat and sugar. I used homemade yogurt here. Agar is a natural gelling agent that contains approximately 80% of fiber. It stays in jelly form at warmer temperature than gelatin and has lots of other advantages. For no-bake yogurt cake, crush 140 g cookies/crackers…

Corn pumpkin seed bread (vegan)

Corn bread as an alternative to other breads. The added cornmeal made from yellow corn gives it an absolutely wonderful sunny color:) I’ve got 5 (!) types of different cornmeal and flour in stock, so the ones were used are depicted below. Happy baking!:) Ingredients 1 1/4 cup water 1/3 cup flax/corn oil 1 cup…

Spinach couscous with silky eggs

Having a breakfast is a healthy habit. It is a great way to give the body the refueling it needs. I used to skip a morning meal all the time. Now I just adore making easy breakfasts, besides something can be prepared the night before. A balanced breakfast includes some carbs, fat, protein, and fiber. Here we…

Caramelized onion tart

This tart could be called “quiche” as well. My basic low fat pastry recipe is not as crisp as usual pastries, but it can be an alternative for using in pie casings. For more tender and fatty tart base, replace it with shop-bought or prepared in advance homemade shortcrust pastry. Here skipped the blind baking phase (baking…

Chocolate beet brownies (vegan)

Gooey chocolate brownies for the Sunday picnic time! This is fragrant vegan beetroot-tinged bake. Beets give zest to these brownies, creating a special flavor, texture and color. Flax oil can be replaced by any other. Happy baking!:) Yield: 8-10 servings Ingredients 3 small grated beets (cooked/canned) 1/3 cup flax oil 1 cup water 1/2 cup…