Beetroot Burger – Best Vegetable Burger I ever had

Beetroot Burger – Best Vegetable Burger I ever had

Fall is that time of the year when all gardens are full of vegetables. I am very lucky because my dad and my mother in law have vegetable gardens with very tasty veggies. WE might not always be aware of it, but something that actually grows without too many of today’s agricultural achievements (artificial fertilisers and insecticides) tastes a whole lot better. Homegrown vegetables taste like they used to when we were kids – very good. When was the last time you enjoyed a raw carrot? And I mean, really enjoyed…

Easy Gnocchi Recipe – With Rustic Baked Potatoes

Easy Gnocchi Recipe – With Rustic Baked Potatoes

Last week we took a longer walk with the little one in the carrier, and when we got back home, we wanted something homemade, that is both rich and filling, yet easy to make and not at all time consuming. I thought of gnocchi. Not exactly just pasta, their kind of fun texture and surface that simply marries to the sauce they are served with make gnocchi every generation’s favourite. This is an easy gnocchi recipe that doesn’t just use potatoes but upgrades this feature a step or two: it…

Pumpkin Coconut Soup – Dairy free but Creamy

Pumpkin Coconut Soup – Dairy free but Creamy

Fall is my favourite time of the year. It is something about all the colours in the nature, temperatures that are bearable again, and of course a lot of good seasonal food. Autumn is that time of the year when you start ordering red instead of white wine but at the same time you still wear short sleeves during the day. It is simply fantastic. Plus, my birthday is in the autumn. A dish that most resembles my sentiments toward autumn is pumpkin coconut soup and here’s why. It is always best…

Homemade buns – Dairy Free Baking with a Twist

Homemade buns – Dairy Free Baking with a Twist

Last weekend I caught my first cold of the season. It was nothing serious but I felt just enough bad that it was not a good idea to go out and spread them bugs around. I am not used to doing nothing, so I spent the first half of the weekend just moving from bed to couch and then back to bed again. For the other half, I decided to do some easy baking. Something that does not involve a lot of standing. Baking bread is definitely one of those things. You…

Shrimp Risotto Recipe – Last days of Summer

Shrimp Risotto Recipe – Last days of Summer

How do you know the end of summer is near? Because it is cold in the mornings, that’s how. But how do you make yourself still enjoy the last days of this, for most people favourite season? With food that reminds you of sea and freshness, and good times. The shrimp risotto recipe I’m about to give you is in the sweet spot. Summery and fresh, but still filling enough for the colder days September can throw at you. Still, this shrimp risotto recipe needed to be in style with…

Sweet potato brownies – dairy, egg, gluten, nut free version

Sweet potato brownies – dairy, egg, gluten, nut free version

I can almost not believe my baby will be one year old in just a month. The time flew by so fast and we are all so excited to give her a birthday party. Because of all the allergies she is suffering from, it is hard to come up with food even she can enjoy for her birthday, but sweet potato brownies can ce made into a cake with just a little imagination. All the limitations left me with no other choice than to investigate. And hopefully come up with a prototype…

Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie – The Allergy free Lentil Pie

Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie – The Allergy free Lentil Pie

What do I mean? Vegetarian Shepherd’s pie?? Just to let you know, we are quite a meat loving family. We basically eat meat every day. Why? Because it is good and a meal without it just doesn’t taste like lunch or dinner. But sometimes it is nice to have just veggies and on those rare moments, I love to combine a lot of different textures, flavors and colours. A very good meat substitute are (nutritionally) legumes. That is why they make you feel full in a good way. This vegetarian shepherd’s…

My Breastfeeding Story – Baby Won’t Eat!

My Breastfeeding Story – Baby Won’t Eat!

This is not a story about what you should or should not do. It is also not about what is or is not good for your baby. It is just my breastfeeding story and how I saw and felt everything. If you are just starting to breastfeed your baby and you feel like crap, maybe it can help you. I have been where you are and it wasn’t all fun and games and bliss all the time. I wanted (like most moms?) to breastfeed my baby from the beginning.  My…

Creamy Cauliflower Soup with Potatoes and Dumplings

Creamy Cauliflower Soup with Potatoes and Dumplings

Let me tell you a little story behind this creamy cauliflower soup recipe… Me and my husband are quite lucky to have very good metabolisms so we can basically eat a lot and don’t get fat which is on one hand a blessing but on the other not very healthy. Our diet got even worse when I had to go on diet without dairy, eggs, nuts,.. so we baked a lot of bread and guess what, we did not throw any away, we ate it all. When we have a…

Best Meatballs Recipe with tomato coconut sauce

Best Meatballs Recipe with tomato coconut sauce

Prepare to read the best meatballs recipe. Ever. Bold claim, ha? But I’m so sure about it, I can say it anytime to anyone. It is not heavy but also not boring, creamy but not fatty, and like all my recipes, it is dairy, nut and egg free. It is tomato season, so it would be a total shame if we didn’t cook a dish with tomatoes as on of the main ingredients. I wanted to make something a bit different, to combine flavours that are all very mainstream but together still serve each…