Lemon oat poppy seed cake

A crumbly lemon-flavored cake with poppy seeds and oats is a fragrant and easy-to-make treat. It can be served with any topping, like lemon icing, or moistened with any simple syrup. To make the texture less crumbly and more solid, just add one more egg to the recipe. Happy baking!:) Ingredients Batter 1/2 cup corn/vegetable…

Fancy vegetarian breakfast

This recipe is heartful and fun:) The shapes of bread add a little more texture to the usual sunny-side-up eggs. A tasty surprise for your loved ones:) Makes 2 servings Ingredients 2 eggs 2 slices bread 6 florets cooked broccoli 4 tomatoes 1 bell pepper 1 cucumber a few pieces of brie cheese 2 slices…

Carrot rye quark cake (cheesecake)

When two divine desserts come together for one flavorful union it’s called carrot cheesecake. The cake that just blew me away:) This year I’ve made 5 carrot cheesecakes, all very different in textures, ingredients, shapes and those beautifully formed swirls. Here I’m sharing a quark carrot cake variation. Happy baking!:) Ingredients Batter 2 large finely grated carrots…

Irresistible cookies:)

This is one easy cookie recipe with 6 flavor variations (that can be endless). The cookies get crisp enough and soft. There can be added one type of your favorite flavoring at a time, or can be made a variety of cookies at once:) The dough freezes well, so you can make it beforehand and add the flavorings…

Chocolate sponge & milk jelly cake

This minimalistic, light and quite simple dessert was made for a child’s birthday. A chocolatey moist sponge cake covered with milk jelly. As an alternative to heavy creams, it contains less fat, nonetheless tastes very decent:) Kids and adults loved it, so I’m sharing the recipe with a great pleasure:)   Chocolate sponge 5 large eggs 1…

Carrot oat walnut rye cookies (vegan)

This ultimate vegan recipe makes unbelievably fragrant and delicious cookies! Carroty, oaty and nutty!:) I’ve already made notes to improve the recipe, by replacing regular sugar with cane sugar, and corn oil with solid coconut oil. Gonna try it this way next time! ‘Cause this kind of cookies is just like a piece of paradise…

About the Core of Yoga

Today I feel like I want to write something about yoga. Perhaps lots of us feel and think about the same things differently throughout out lives. On the last day of the previous year I had a life-changing encounter. I met a master who turned my ‘yoga’ world upside down (I was mentioning it here). I call…

Carrot pumpkin rye bread with raisins and hazelnuts

This fragrant carroty rye bread is easy-to-make and well-stored at room temperature. It can last for a couple of weeks, placed in a container or wrapped in parchment paper. Can be a part of a breakfast or brunch, and a dessert by itself if served with a topping. Enjoy!:) Ingredients 1 heaped cup carrots, grated…

Baked apples stuffed with pumpkin and walnuts (vegan)

Sugar-free baked inside fresh Autumn apples with pumpkin-and-nut filling is an incredible treat for everyone who wants to cut down the sugar intake, or just for those who prefer everything natural in a meal:) Ingredients 4 large apples 200 g sweet pumpkin, skin and seeds removed 50 g walnuts + a few toated nuts for…

Baked saffron rice pudding

This sunny saffron-flavored delight is a culinary ode to my childhood memories, when my mom was baking Christmas turkey stuffed with rice and raisins. That rice was so unforgettably delicious that later on (when I grew up:)) I wanted to prepare it in a similar way. This sweet rice bake is my tiny remind of family…

Tomato, pepper, basil salad with feta, nuts and sesame

A colorful and healthy salad to brighten up the day:) No special dressing here, as a hint to taste every bit of every ingredient and its natural flavor. (That’s what I do all the time, and the reason why lots of the recipes I don’t document and publish, preferring generally very simple meals prepared with no…

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…