To fall or not to fall

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This is really embarrassing*, but (as a passionate blogger) it’s not going to stop me from posting. Commitment. Just do it.

So proud of myself for this little recipe I came up with today, I think the Universe was like: “hold on, you really are going to take pictures and THEN eat, even though you’re starving??”

Well cheers, Universe, now I’ve lost my appetite.

I was going to, but then I slipped and fell. Hey, at least I was holding on two plates and none of them broke. But I don’t want to bore you with details, so I’m going to write down this easy-peasy recipe for a great wholesome lunch.

Fallen Pasta salad 

You need:

cooked pasta, of course
lots of ripe avocados
lemons
salt & pepper & chilli flakes
white sesame seeds
nutritional yeast
cooked beetroot (if it’s a bit spicy, even better)
kalamata olives
olive oil
and if you fancy, feta cheese

It’s really simple, once you have the pasta and the beets. Just pretend you’re doing a guacamole: smash the avos with lots of lemon juice, salt, pepper, chilli flakes, nutritional yeast and sesame seeds. Then, add the olives, the beets, a bit of olive oil and you’re done: pour it over the pasta. Sprinkle extra seeds, fresh basil and feta. Ta- daaa!

*I promise I’ll come back with a nice plate.

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Mint gazpacho

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When summer hits you in the face, hit it back with a cold, comforting gazpacho. I made mine in less than 5 minutes, randomly adding green stuff in the blender: half of a ripe, healthy avo, a quarter of a fresh cucumber, mint leaves, half of a green pepper, lots of lemon juice and a splash of olive oil, two tiny garlic cloves and a quarter of red onion, salt & pepper & chilli flakes, cashew milk+ water. The result was beyond my expectations. So I treated myself with a raw lunch in the garden.

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Memories of taste

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but seeing with new eyes. (Marcel Proust)

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“In an introduction to the famous René Redzepi’s NOMA: Time and Place in Nordic Cuisine, O. Eliasson shares his feelings and discoveries about food, after eating a strange dish at Noma, a few years ago. The reader (even if one is not a food lover or connoisseur) learns that when you eat, you open a gate and food gives you access to a new experience, sometimes unfamiliar. Your brain creates a map of time and space.”

I’m writing  here about memories of taste, for the Unspoken World magazine.

 

Wild Forest

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My sister and I were born in the mystical, picturesque Transylvania, sometime between ’85 and the beginning of a new era for the Eastern Europe. Growing up surrounded by natural beauty, coloured by the 4 seasons year after year, while I myself was drawn to the magic of literature, her soul and hands were reaching for the fine, visual arts: drawing, painting, design, photography – going also towards a more practical genre, architecture. But she felt like something that has always been there, yet not fully explored – was missing. It was food!

Ana moved over to London in 2011 to continue her studies and to immerse herself into the magical world of plant based food. Part because of her health issues, part because of her own research in the matter, when juice bars and vegan restaurants were popping all over London, she began her training in cooking (for vegan cafes) and food photography (for her own blog), creating recipes that would amaze and inspire. I remember one time Deliciously Ella popped into the juice bar Ana was working and tried one of her raw brownies. The feedback was none other than “these are the best brownies in town!”, buying herself another one.

Ana returned to Romania with big plans and even bigger dreams. She started work on opening her own space for celebrating unique, wholesome food in the Romanian capital, but the road is still bumpy and now is facing a challenge. As a country of extreme bureaucracy, she and her fiance are struggling to create their vision of sharing healthy food. Follow their journey on Facebook  and on Wild Forest 

They need our support more than ever!

So I encourage you to go to HERE and share 😀 

XXX love you all