Homemade Ramen with Mushrooms & Boiled Eggs

I love instant noodle meals. BUT. The lack of nutrients and high amounts of salt and saturated fat and several unhealthy ingredients keeps these meals away from my plate. Another issue for me is they are packaged in Styrofoam, which contains a chemical called bisphenol A (BPA), which is known to interfere with how hormones send messages through the body. […]

Happy Mail Day #2: Tagine / Tajine

Tagine is here! I’m so happy to receive this! I couldn’t wait to have it. My first “maybe I need it” was 3 years ago.  Then I couldn’t decide how big I want and what style. We have a lovely store in Riga – Muhamors and you can take a look at all the beautiful tagines they have here. It is pity […]

Pumpkin & Lentil soup

I’ve got half of pumpkin in my fridge this morning. I should make something out of it or it will be wasted. I wanted something satisfying and delicious but without sugar, so the pumpkin puree cookies wasn’t an option. So I made Pumpkin end Lentil cream soup without cream. There is no need to add cream. We topped it with […]

Curried Bulgur Pilaf with chickpea & vegetables

This is something that I end up with a few days ago. This dish supposed to be a vegetable risotto… How I ended up with curried Bulgur Pilaf? I listened to myself. Took the carrots out of the fridge.. and onion from an onion basket… then rice…no.. this time I want bulgur.. ok.. how about chickpeas? What are they waiting for […]

Lentil and Tomato Soup

Lentils. I know, I know.. there is more then one kind of lentils out there! Which ones am I using for the soup!? Red. Red!? Yes, red! I don’t know all those kinds of lentils. Lentils don’t grow here in Latvia and I’m not the expert of lentils. Just stick with colours! This recipe is from the book I received […]

Maca energy balls

Maca. The first time I heard about Maca was few month ago.. Now I start my day with Mocachino and feel energised. I don’t need coffee anymore. OK, I’m not saying that I quit coffee. Just don’t feel I need it every morning and afternoon. Now I have another recipe. I found this one at Organic Burst webpage called Maca […]

Pumpkin, Napa Cabbage and pasta soup

This soup is something I made in late autumn 2016… When friend of us brought us 3 extra large pumpkins and said – I have more! Thank you, Aivars! Now I have few pumpkin recipes for my pumpkin haters to cook. Why am I saying haters? Let me explain… When Janis and I first started to live together I loved to use […]

Maca & Cacao drink or Macachino

Macachino. So, what is Macachino (in my family!)? It’s a super drink I choose when I’m not in the mood for coffee… and it happens very often lately! I used to drink coffee two times per day. White american coffee (I didn’t know there is coffee and american coffee until I asked for coffee in Italia) with extra milk and foam. […]