Shirataki and Cucumber Noodle Medley

Shirataki Cucumber Noodle Medley

Shirataki Noodles, spiralized cucumber, red bell pepper and sliced carrots sautéed with chili sauce, peanut butter and spices. Not only is this dish absolutely delicious, low-carb, low-fat and is ready in about 15 minutes.

I’ve been getting requests for more Shirataki noodle recipes. I’ve you haven’t tried them yet, they are a great low-carb noodle alternative that you can find in Asian food stores. They are quite neutral in taste but absorb all the different flavors and seasonings so well which makes them super versatile in the kitchen.
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Creamy Red Lentil Soup

Creamy Red Lentil Soup

A creamy bowl of red lentil soup – made with red lentils, vegetable broth and potatoes.  It is the perfect way to warm up on a cold November night.

Winter is to me the ultimate soup and stew time. There is just nothing better than coming home and having a soup ready waiting for you. That’s why I’m always trying to pre-cook some soup on a Sunday, so I have something warm and soothing trough-all the week.

This soup is light, grain-free, diary-free, gluten-free and vegan!
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Persimmon Oatmeal

Persimmon Oatmeal

This warm, sweet and cinnamony oatmeal with persimmon is currently my favorite breakfast. This is simply perfect for a cold and dull November morning!

Persimmons have high levels of dietary fiber, sodium, potassium, magnesium, calcium, iron and manganese. They are currently in the peak of their season, sweet, delicious and inexpensive.

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Rosemary Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Rosemary roasted brussels sprouts

Roasted brussels sprouts is one of my favorite vegetable dishes when the weather gets cold. I could seriously eat an entire bowl of this and call it a day.

I tossed the veggies in some extra virgin olive oil and roasted with rosemary tweaks. The results were wonderful and the smell of roasted rosemary in the house delectable!

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Vanilla Couscous with Berries

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Did you ever try to transform couscous into a sweet instead of a savory dish? If not then you must try my Vanilla Couscous with Berries recipe! It’s so simple, quick and delicious and great to take with you to work or to school!

Vanilla Couscous with Berries

For this recipe you can use any fruits you like. In winter I prefer the mix of berries and cinnamon to my Vanilla Couscous. It tastes absolutely wonderful!

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Polenta with caramelized Pears

Polenta with caramelized Pears

Bare trees, grey sky and cold and rainy days. Hello November. Time for some warm and hearty comfort food recipes, like this delicious and flavorful polenta with caramelized rosemary and chili pears –  a perfect recipe for cold winter days.

For this recipe I used Polenta which I brought from Italy, but you can use any corn meal you can find at your local supermarket. This dish is vegan, gluten-free, low in fat and so rich in flavor!

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Autumn Pumpkin Snickerdoodles

Pumpkin Snickerdoodles

One of my favorite cookies that my mom makes are snickerdoodles!  As they already have some cinnamon which makes them a bit more of an autumn/winter cookie, I decided to try to make them even more autumn. By just adding a little pumpkin and wintery spices the cookie became a completely different one.  I also love how the pumpkin made the cookies even softer than usual.

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You can either cook and mash up the pumpkin yourself, or use a canned version.  I used a canned version so that I could go outside and enjoy the beautiful autumn weather we were having.

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Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte

Pumpkin Spice Latte

Delicious creamy homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte, inspired by the fall classic from Starbucks. The main difference between the original and my recipe is that in my Pumpkin Latte, there is actual Pumpkin inside! No artificial flavors, no artificial sugars and no dairy products!

Pumpkin Spice Latte

I’ve been thinking of pumpkin recipes these days and was looking for something different, something that isn’t like anything I posted already to the blog. The Eureka moment came to me last Sunday when I was sipping my favorite cup of Pumpkin Spice Latte at Starbucks… I thought I have to try this at home it can’t be too difficult… You only need some pumpkin flesh, cinnamon, nutmeg, freshly ground pepper, vanilla soy milk and a little agave syrup as a sweetener if you like.

Pumpkin Spice Latte

This delicious spicy, sweet and creamy Latte is dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan and a perfect start to the day or snack to satisfy your sweet cravings in the afternoon.

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