The lemon-blueberry poundcake is one of my favorite cakes of all times – it is fluffy, fruity, not too sweet and on top of that ready in less than no time :). Some time ago I stopped using dairy when cooking at home, which was the reason why I hadn’t made this cake for quite some time. The original recipe included dairy products, however, a couple of days ago the cake came into my mind and I decided to try and change the recipe slightly. I tried to use some vegan substitutes and loved the result. That’s why I just have to share it with you guys!
Baking Christmas cookies ist one of the things I’m looking forward to the whole year :). Even though I actually don’t celebrate Christmas, I just love the whole Christmas vibe, the coziness, the smell of cinnamon and cloves and watching christmas movies while sipping on a cup of hot chocolate :). When it comes to Christmas cookies, the most recipes demand much time and preparation. However we often don’t have the time to bake for hours and hours. Also the most recipes include either butter, eggs or other animal products.
So if you still haven’t managed to bake Christmas cookies, today I have a quick recipe that takes only minutes and on top of that it is vegan AND gluten-free. Keep reading :).
Autumn is my favorite time of the year – golden leaves, cozy days under the blanket, a good book and the warm light of candles. Moreover, I’m always looking forward to the seasonal fruits and veggies such as pumpkin, quince, eggplant and grapes. I love to cook seasonally, probably because that’s how I was raised. Where I come from, we always cook seasonally. You just can’t get strawberries or tomatoes during winter, or rather say, you can’t afford them. You always buy fruits and veggies that are in season and I think there’s the certain something to it – you always look forward to the one month when you’ll get your favorite fruits.
Cooking seasonally and regionally is also a trend that is coming up and I think it is really great that people are getting more aware of what they are eating. That’s also why I’ve decided not only to share my favorite recipes with you, but my favorite SEASONAL recipes that are easy to prepare and quick. Today I’ll start with my favorite warm fall salad: a sweet potato, eggplant, chickpea salad with a sesame dressing. (*vegan substitutes are also included in the recipe)
If someone told me a couple of years ago that sushi would eventually become one of my favorite dishes, I would say they’re crazy :D. Even though sushi was something I didn’t like at all, it has now become something I could eat at every time of the day – in the morning, at lunch, in the evening… basically all the time :D. My favorite is definitely avocado-maki. Yumminess!!!
So, if you want to make me happy, now you know what I need :D. Another thing I like eating soooo much are sweets. Gosh… However, I’m not so into these bought sweets, but rather into home-made cakes and desserts. That’s why I also love to bake. Some time ago, a certain idea came to my mind: “Why can’t I just have my favorite dish as a dessert?” Said and done :D.
Since I wasn’t sure if this would work and I didn’t find almost any recipes online, I wanted first to try it and make sure that it is edible :D. However, it wasn’t only edible, it was TDF!!! My hubby was over the moon! And that’s why I decided to try it once again and share this amazing recipe with you guys.
Why do I like it so much? It isn’t too sweet, it’s fruity and creamy at the same time, it’s vegan and gluten-free. What more could one want? It is also perfect for parties at home and it’s definitely an eye-catcher on the table :).
To me, it is no longer imaginable to leave the apartment without having a breakfast, which mostly consists of a bowl of homemade chocolate-superfood granola I very much enjoy baking. Since I rarely was happy with any supermarket-granola, I decided to start baking my own. It’s super easy to do and in the end, you get only the ingredients you like and only as much sugar in it, as you decide to put in it. I always go completely without sugar, because I prefer the taste of honey or maple syrup.
The sunniest and hottest time of the year has already arrived – it’s summer in Vienna! Sun, nice weather and long days – is there anything better than this wonderful time of the year? I guess not.