Zucchini bean stuffed bell peppers (vegan)

I was inspired by ChefKreso’s stuffed bell peppers [https://chefkresorecipes.wordpress.com] and prepared my version that came in spontaneously. Many thanks to ChefKreso!:) Ingredients 6 medium bell peppers 1 fresh chili pepper 1 small onion 4 garlic cloves 1 medium carrot 1 zucchini/courgette 1/2 cup rice 1 cup black beans 1/2 tsp ground cardamom 1 tsp salt 1/4…

Melon berry salad

A dead-simple dessert to prepare and serve immediately. Super juicy and sweet melon in combination with pear and berries would be perfect if chilled and served with nuts:) Enjoy! I made it after accomplishing a 70km ride from another city which took a few hours. Since I’m back to cycling I try to make longer…

Berry peanut sesame smoothie

I’m making perhaps tonnes of smoothies sometimes. It seemed to me unappetizing to publish them as the outcome depends on individual preferences and imagination. Besides smoothies I get are always of a different type and consistency (beetroot ginger mix is just not for everyone:)). But when my friends ask the recipes, I’m up to share…

Courgette fritters

A bunch of beautiful crispy vegetarian courgette fritters with fresh basil leaves would go well with a tomato and feta cheese salad at any time of the day:) Enjoy! Ingredients 2 medium courgettes/zucchini, grated 2 teaspoons salt 3 spring onions, trimmed and finely sliced 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped zest of 1 lemon, finely grated 1/2…

Carrot pancakes

A beautiful golden color pancakes! Almost a carrot cake in miniature:) For carrot lovers like me they are just like heaven:D Enjoy! Ingredients 1 1/3 cup buttermilk 2 eggs 4 carrots (1 1/2 cup chopped) 1 cup all purpose flour 2 tbsp brown sugar 1 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp ground ginger 1/2 tsp nutmeg 1/2 tsp…

Apricot raspberry cottage cheese pudding

One of my travel treats quickly made before a brief cycling trip. I wanted to make something portable, nourishing, sugarless, replenishing and tasty. Here it is:) Last weekend I had finally overcome everything, and got on a bicycle. Shortly: bicycles are circling in my blood. They are in my genes. And bicycling is one of the things…

Blueberry cheesecake in cups (no bake)

No-bake cheesecake served in individual cups would be a great idea when guests come over. Or it’s just too little time to make something fundamental. This is no-bake, chilling, lemon-flavored and delicious dessert. Use any berries of your choice, mix them, add chocolate cookies, vanilla or whatever you like. I suggest to use not-too-sweet cookies for layering the…

Semolina pudding (vegan)

Once summer heat hits, all I want is to plunge into the iced sea or at least to have an ice-filled bath. Craving for cold transfers to everything else including drinks and food. Initially I supposed to prepare Mamonia – Syrian semolina pudding which is originally coming from Aleppo. I will definitely do it next…

Vegetable stew (vegan)

Very low-fat and perfectly vegan vegetable stew made by my mom. She added all the young veggies but you can use any fresh/frozen you have in stock. Those tiny carrots I collected in the garden, they were so charming:) Enjoy!:) Ingredients 3 small onions, chopped fine 3 garlic cloves, chopped fine 1 large courgette/zucchini 1 medium carrot, peeled and chopped /handful of tiny…

Zucchini beetroot chocolate muffins

Zucchini is the most versatile veggie ever:) Recently I’ve got a glimpse of chocolate zucchini muffins, and it sparkled the idea to bake them at any given chance. I dared to add beetroot to enrich the flavor and taste:) My baking is often experimental. This time the batter rose but afterwards collapsed a bit. I…

Cottage cheese filled crepes

Another recipe from my mom. It’s very special for me, because crepes was the very first meal I cooked independently!:) That recipe I took from the magazine, and my crepes were filled with fresh strawberries. I always liked these “thin large pancakes”, but how to make them thin was a mystery for me. It took…

Marble sponge cake (baked in the instant pot)

This recipe is taken from the instant pot cookbook, only with some my tiny amends. I was curious and experimenting if the cake would get moist enough when baked in the instant pot. But it turned out to be stiff and dry eventually. So my suggestion is to cut the cake into even layers and…