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Extra cheezy vegan pasta bowl

If you’re craving warm savory comfort food, I’ve got the perfect fix for you!

This bowl of pasta is guaranteed to get you through tough times, long days at the office etc.

I used pasta made 100% of chickpea for a decent protein intake and prepared a rich cheese-flavored sauce to go with it.

Vegan cheesy sauce

Ingredients (for a big batch which you can freeze)

2 cups raw cashews (soaked overnight)

1 cup nutritional yeast

1 cup raw unsweetened almond milk

1/4 cup diced onions

1/2 tsp of smoked paprika, turmeric, sea salt

1 tsp garlic powder

1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

Touch of cayenne pepper


1. Blend all ingredients

2. Cook with warm pasta for few minutes (don’t allow it to boil)

My favorite savory crackers!

They’re vegan, raw, light and oh-so flavorful – I’m taking about my sunflower seeds crackers which are great accompaniment for salads, smashed avo, vegan cheese… Anything really!

The crackers contain sundried tomatoes which gives them a rice and unique taste.

I’m having some tonight with a warm stir fry of seasonal vegetables which I marinated in tamari, miso and sesame oil!


1 cup sunflower seeds

1/2 cup flax meal

1/4 cup sundried tomatoes

1/2 to 1 cup water


1. Blend all ingredients

2. Place in dehydrator for 8 hours at 125’F

Not your average crumble!

I usually opt for chocolate-based desserts but this recipe’s at another level and has become one of my favorite!


1 Alfonso mango

2/3 cup coconut flour

2/3 cup almond flour

3 tbsp coconut nectar

4 tbsp coconut oil


1. Grease tart pan

2. Cut mango into thin small cubes and place in the pan

3. Mix all other ingredients and cover mango slices

4. Bake ~ 15 minutes until it turns golden. The mango slices should be soft and gooey at this point

1-minute life-changing brownies

I’m all about quick and simple healthy recipes but this one’s at another level!

Only 4 wholesome ingredients to create the most soft and gooey brownie bites!

It’s a perfect breakfast or snack as it’s rich in protein, magnesium and fiber. I had it for breakfast along with homemade raw-nola and goji berries.

You will be transferred to chocolate heaven!


1 very ripe banana

1 tbsp cacao or carob powder

1 date (optional)

2 tbsp nut butter (I used almond butter)


1. Mash the banana in a bowl

2. Mix in the other ingredients

3. Transfer to cupcake paper cups or to microwave friendly mug

3. Bake for 1 minute, add healthy toppings (goji, cacao nibs, coconut shredding etc.) and dig in!

Rainbow salad 🌈

A light and flavorful salad for lunch or dinner!

It’s made of mixed green veggies, spirulized pumpkin and beetroot with a miso-citrus dressing.

For the dressing:


1 tbsp white miso paste

Juice 1/2 lemon

1 tsp organic mustard

Pinch of cayenne pepper

2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil


Simply combine all ingredients in a bowl and add to salad. Let it marinate for 10 minutes.

Heart no-bake brownies

One of my favorite recipes which I enjoy for breakfast and dessert!

It’s simple, wholesome and versatile – these babies can be enjoyed with raw almond butter, goji, cacao nibs or without any topping!


3/4 cup coconut flour

1/4 cup Cacao powder

1/4 cup Coconut cream

1/2 cup Almond milk

1/2 cup Maple syrup

1 tsp vanilla extract


Simply mix all ingredients gradually in a bowl.

Shape as you like and let set in the fridge at least 1 hour.

Beet-Zaatar heaven

While I mostly blog about healthy desserts (which I also have over breakfast 😹), I’m really excited to share this savory recipe!

As I’m Lebanese, I tend to add zaatar to literally everything (salads, pizza, avo-toast etc.)!

Tonight I prepared a beetroot pizza crust which I topped with… yes, zaatar.


1 small beetroot

1 tbs chia seeds

1/2 cup chickpea flour

1/2 cup millet

1/2 cup water


1. Start by adding cooked beetroot chunks to a food processor

2. Then gradually add all other ingredients.

3. Set aside for the chia seeds to do their magic (the mixture will thicken)

4. Spread into small circles and bake for 10 minutes

5. Top with zaatar spread and enjoy!

Superfoods velvet mousse!

Fancy name but simple ingredients!

I love experimenting with chocolate mousse and smoothie bowls using each time a different combination of superfoods.

Today’s recipe:

1 cup coconut cream (simply pulse 1 cup desiccated coconut + 1/2cup water or buy an organic brand)

1 tbsp maca powder

1 tsp lucuma powder

1 tbsp carob powder

1 tsp raw vanilla powder

1/2 frozen banana

Handful almonds

2 pitted dates

Simply blend and freeze for few minutes (or leave it in freezer)!

This mousse is great for breakfast if topped with granola (as I did) or for a nice guilt-free dessert!

Raw Bounty Balls, anyone?

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A healthy and wholesome take on Bounty! 2 weeks ago I posted on Instagram my raw vegan Oreo cookies; today it’s Bounty balls! A perfect snack or dessert option!



Coconut filling

1 ½ cups coconut shreds or flakes

¼ cup coconut oil, solid or melted

2 tablespoons pure maple syrup

For the chocolate topping

¼ cup coconut oil, melted

¼ cup cocoa powder

2 tablespoons maple syrup

½ teaspoon flaky sea salt



Make the coconut filling: Add all filling ingredients to a blender or food processor: coconut, coconut oil and maple syrup. Blend until you get a wet and sticky mixture, with smaller coconut bits.

With you hands roll into small balls and freeze for 15-20 minutes.

Make the Chocolate Topping: Mix all your ingredients together in a bowl.

Last step is to dip each individual coconut ball in the chocolate topping.

Place back in the freezer and either keep them stored there or move them to refrigerator.


One of my favorite breakfast spots in Paris

Oh Paris, je t’aime!

I tend to visit Paris regularly as my younger brother goes to university there. It is such a charming city with so many cultural and social activities, and most importantly (for me at least) a highly dynamic and exciting food scene – be it new vegan/ gluten-free café concepts, new organic products etc.

On my last visit back in September, I went prepared with a list of new places to try! However, the ones I randomly landed on were the best!

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A great spot for breakfast is Café Maréva a 100% gluten-free and organic café. It specializes in waffles and also serve divine breakfast smoothie bowls! If you are sharing with someone, I would recommend going for a savory waffle (avocado and veggies for example!) + one sweet topping (e.g. praline or chocolate) + red fruit smoothie bowl!