Vegan peanut butter banana cake
May29

Vegan peanut butter banana cake

Any peanut butter lovers here?? This cake will satisfy your taste buds as soon as you take the first bite. Healthy, moist and sooo easy to make! Ever since I bought 1kg of peanut butter I use it almost in everything (no shame). It is a balanced energy source and supplies all of the three macronutrients – fats, carbs and protein. The best thing about it is that you can use it in so many ways! Sweet, savory, doesn’t matter....

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Easy Peasy Pizza Rolls
May20

Easy Peasy Pizza Rolls

Who doesn’t love a good slice of pizza? What if I tell you that now we can enjoy a good roll of pizza? Yep, we’re going to make pizza rolls today. This recipe can be enjoyed as lunch or dinner or even as a snack. Moreover, you can customise the rolls with whatever you please. For this time, I used a variety of vegetables I grilled a couple of days before. You can also add any cheese you prefer, if using. Ingredients:  A...

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Home made oil-free chocolate granola
May13

Home made oil-free chocolate granola

Store-bought granola and muesli are often packed with processed sugar and saturated fat. Using a lot of ingredients, additives and preservatives makes it not very healthy, even though lot of us think otherwise. If you are not used to reading nutritional labels, take a minute and check the ingredients in your ‘healthy’ cereal… Not happy? Don’t worry! Home made granola is here to save the day. Using only few...

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Red lentil curry with boiled potatoes and egg
May04

Red lentil curry with boiled potatoes and egg

Lentils are often overlooked, even though they’re made up of over 25% protein, which makes them an excellent meat alternative. They’re also a great source of iron, a mineral that is sometimes lacking in vegetarian diets. I love to make them because they don’t take ages to cook (unlike other dry legumes) so they are a great choice for quick veggie lunch/dinner. Today I prepared a simple red lentil curry recipe which will all...

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Stir-Fried Noodles with Aubergines and Basil
Apr27

Stir-Fried Noodles with Aubergines and Basil

Another quick dinner featuring aubergines. Instead of the usual dishes I opted for this quick and tasty Asian dinner which can be very versatile. For instance, you can add or substitute mushrooms or zucchini for aubergines. Ingredients:  2 tablespoons soy sauce or tamari 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil 1 teaspoon light-brown sugar 4 teaspoons vegetable oil Aubergine, cubed Spring onions, white and green parts separated and thinly...

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Vegetable Crustless Quiche
Apr23

Vegetable Crustless Quiche

This vegetable crustless quiche is so creamy and tasty. It makes a considerable amount of veggies flavourful and enjoyable to eat. In this recipe I made sure to use some fresh broad beans as it will soon be at the end of season. You can swap out Swiss chard for spinach or kale. It can be done dairy free if opting out the feta and the vegetarian cheddar. Tip: The top part of leeks and the Swiss chard’s stalk can be saved for...

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Simple Breakfast Porridge
Apr21

Simple Breakfast Porridge

I’ve always loved oats, but since I came to Malta making porridge became a part of my daily routine. It’s very simple and quick, rich in fibre, worth walking up those 5 minutes earlier! There is so many ways to make it that you can’t get bored of it…although I do occasionally enjoy brunch at some good restaurant as well 🤭 Here is the most basic recipe, healthy, tasty and great to kick-start your day (plus...

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Seasonal Fava Bean and Mushroom Pasta
Apr16

Seasonal Fava Bean and Mushroom Pasta

April is known for its fava bean (ful) season. Such a vibrant and nutritious legume, can be used for several dishes like kusksu, or maybe eaten fresh alongside some traditional crusty Maltese sourdough with tomato paste (heaven). This time, I used fava beans for a very tasty pasta dish. The only laborious part of this recipe is to peel the fava beans both from its pod and thicker outer layer. Trust me, don’t skip this step...

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Fudgy Chocolate Zucchini Loaf Cake
Feb21

Fudgy Chocolate Zucchini Loaf Cake

Even if you are on a quest to eat healthier, this does not mean you cannot eat cake! Especially a fudgy, chocolate one!! This recipe sneakily adds in a good amount of zucchini, making this cake high in vitamins and fiber, without sacrificing taste! Ingredients: – 125g Good Earth spelt, or oat flour (oat flakes blended into flour) 30g unsweetened cocoa powder 220g zucchini (one large or 2 small ones) 170g Alpro natural yoghurt...

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Butternut Squash Blondies
Jan31

Butternut Squash Blondies

For anyone wondering, blondies are like brownies but are vanilla based rather than chocolate based. This time, we will be healthifying this sweet and nicely spiced recipe by substituting a healthy amount of  butternut squash and applesauce for sugar and oil. Ingredients: –  150g oat flakes 60g brown sugar 200g butternut squash, cooked 100g applesauce (boiled apples, mashed) 2 teaspoons cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon...

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Baked Oats – 4 ways!!
Dec26

Baked Oats – 4 ways!!

This super simple recipe eliminates the hassle to make breakfast every morning, especially if your mornings are always busy and on the go! Rest assured that you will not get tired of this recipe very easily… as it is very versatile and can be adapted to your taste! Ingredients: Base recipe 4 cups Good Earth jumbo oat flakes 1 1/2 teaspoon Good Earth ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon pink himalayan salt 2 1/3...

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Seasonal Roasted Salad
Dec20

Seasonal Roasted Salad

This tasty warm salad is very colourful and quite festive – perfect for serving it either as a side dish during a special lunch or dinner or it can also be served as a main dish for those times when you feel like treating yourself to something wholesome and nutritious during colder months. Ingredients: For the vegetables 4 cups brussel sprouts (halved if too big) 4 cups butternut squash or pumpkin cut into cubes 4 small...

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Vegan and Gluten-Free Chocolate Loaf Cake
Dec18

Vegan and Gluten-Free Chocolate Loaf Cake

  This vegan and gluten-free chocolate loaf cake is the perfect dessert to bring with you to a Christmas party or any gathering. It’s rich and chocolatey with a peanut butter ganache. The best part is that the cake fits with nearly everyone’s dietary requirements and would surely be a hit at the Office Christmas Party or School Christmas Party or literary any gathering that calls for cake. P.S if you are nut-free, you...

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Time to start your Christmas preparations.
Nov28

Time to start your Christmas preparations.

My favourite Christmas sweets are mince pies. There was a time when I used to buy these ready made, both local or foreign. I now have more time on my hands, so in recent years have started to make them from scratch. This way, I know that they are completely vegan and contain no palm oil, which I try to avoid unless it comes from sustainable sources. Now is the time to start on your mincemeat preparation, although there are people who...

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White Chocolate Hazelnut Cheesecake
Nov26

White Chocolate Hazelnut Cheesecake

If you’re a cheesecake lover, you just cannot pass on this one. This cheesecake is rich, creamy, naturally and perfectly sweet, simple and satisfying. Literally checks all the boxes. Ingredients: – For the crust 100g Good Earth walnut pieces 100g Good Earth roasted hazelnuts 50g Good Earth dessicated coconut 60ml Good Earth virgin coconut oil 1 tablespoon agave syrup or sweetener of choice For the filling 100g Good Earth...

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