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Vegan stuffed grape leaves | Dolmades | Sarmi

Traditional stuffed grape leaves with rice and veggies Stuffed grape leaves are a traditional recipe in Eastern cuisine. Called dolmades in Greek or sarmi in Bulgarian cuisine, this dish is originally vegan.  In Bulgaria, stuffed grape leaves or sarmi is always served on Christmas Eve. There is a curious tradition for Christmas Eve dinner there. […]

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Sweet potato filo pie

A delicious and easy vegan sweet potato filo pie with apples, nuts and dried fruit You’re probably wondering what exactly filo pie is. Also, why is this recipe on a blog specifically for cheap and easy recipes? A quick Wikipedia check-up tells us: Filo or phyllo, is a very thin unleavened dough used for making […]

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Vegan lentil moussaka – gluten free

My easy recipe for vegan lentil moussaka – healthy and gluten-free! Moussaka is a popular main dish in Eastern Europe. There are many variations, depending on the country, but the base is always potatoes and minced meat. Bulgarian classic moussaka includes tomato sauce or chopped tomatoes, while the Greek version has eggplant in it. Regardless […]

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My 30 minute red lentil bolognese sauce

My quick and easy recipe for red lentil bolognese sauce – ideal for pasta! Before going vegan, my favorite pasta sauce was bolognese. The thick tomato-based sauce is the go-to choice of many people. The great news is that it can be veganized very easily – you don’t need any complicated ingredients or faux meats. […]

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Clean out the fridge vegetable soup

Easy clean out the fridge vegetable soup – when you don’t want to waste leftover veggies Often when I go to the market, I buy a lot of veggies that I don’t use later. It’s happened to you too, right? I know it has. To me, it happens at least once or twice a month. […]

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Hearty winter red lentil stew – vegan

Delicious winter red lentil stew – step by step guide with photos It’s getting colder with each day and winter is here. We’re looking forward to the holiday season. This weather, this time of the year gets me in the mood for warm, hearty food. Yes, cinnamon and cookies too, but also hot stews and […]

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Balkan style green beans and potato stew

Easy recipe for green beans and potato stew. Balkan-style, one-pot dish. The recipe for this stew is adapted from what I remember having for dinner in my childhood. You can find it all over the web – this typical dish for the Balkan region is surely popular. The Greeks call it fasolakia. There are Bosnian, […]

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Not soggy veggie pizza

Easy trick to make a not soggy veggie pizza at home! Veggie pizza is the go-to food for every vegan. When starting out, many new vegans find out just how easy and delicious it is to make a veggie pizza. Lots of people love it and there are so many ways to make one! You […]

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Bulgarian chickpea salad

Appetising, quick and easy Bulgarian chickpea salad If you’re familiar with Bulgarian cuisine, you must have heard of the Shopska salad. It is a traditional Bulgarian salad with tomatoes, cucumbers, onion, pepper and white cheese. It’s available everywhere and it’s very popular for tourists. As you notice, it’s not vegan. The salad I am showing […]

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