BLUEBERRY HAZELNUT PANCAKES

Super healthy and delicious pancakes with fresh blueberries and homemade hazelnut milk.
You stay alive, baby. Do it for Van Gogh.”
Blue Velvet
, David Lynch

What do you do when stormy weather destroys your summer weekend plans? My answer to that is comfort food. These blueberry pancakes, enriched with homemade hazelnut milk are perfect for lazy Sunday brunch, but will comfort you on every single level also as a single breakfast dish.

Not only are blueberries a rich source of iron, Vitamin A and E, magnesium, zinc and folate and many others, but they also contain a diverse range of phenolic compounds which contribute to their antioxidant capacity. Thanks to all that they rank within 20 most nutritional fruits and vegetables on the planet. Yup, they are pretty much a superstar ;).

Now is the perfect time to buy fresh blueberries in a shop or plan a berry picking adventure in a nearby forest. They will keep you alive for a long time, baby.
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WATERMELON AND ALMOND CHEESE SALAD

Delicious watermelon and almond cheese salad with fresh mint and chilli pepper
“I mean, nobody wants to see the big picture. Life’s too complicated”.
Cube, Vincenzo Natali

Today it’s all about the shape. Inspired by a photography Cubes by design studio Lernert & SanderI decided also to give the food some shape. Dutch artists and filmmakers duo from Netherlands cut unprocessed 98 different foods into perfectly precise 2.5cm cubes joined in the symmetric rows turning it into hypnotising piece of art.

From the „can’t take my eyes off“-photo to the „can’t take my fork off“-salad: here come the ice-cold watermelon balls with almond cheese cubes, joined by the refreshing mint and chilli dressing, cause my summer goes on…

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GOLDEN APRICOT AND LENTIL SALAD

Baked Apricots in Rosemary Lemon Vinaigrette, Rocket Salad and Green Lentils - easy lunch or dinner vegan recipe, gluten free and perfect for summer.

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The Tribe, Myroslav Slaboshpytskyi

The Golden Apricot International Film Festival in Yerevan, Armenia begins today. The unusual quote you can see above comes from a movie that won the first prize last year. An amazing film shot completely in Ukrainian sign language. Definitely worth watching.

And here comes another golden apricot definitely worth trying. The combination of green lentils and rocket salad is a solid base for the apricot extravagance. And the lime zest & rosemary dressing simply brings the best out of them. And just think the season for golden apricots has only started…

Baked Apricots in Rosemary Lemon Vinaigrette, Rocket Salad and Green Lentils - easy lunch or dinner vegan recipe, gluten free and perfect for summer.
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STRAWBERRY MINT GAZPACHO

gazpacho strawberries vegan healthy best mint refreshing cooling
“No, I’m not going back. I want this summer just as it is!”
Summer with Monika, Ingmar Bergman

When the weather is too hot to cook or even too hot to think of cooking, the best you can do is to go to the lake or to the sea side and jump into the cold water. And the best thing to eat? Well, my suggestion is freshly blended ice-cold gazpacho, this time with sweet strawberries and fresh mint for extreme refreshing effect.

Too hot to write… just enjoy the summer as it is!

Blend it all! Fresh cucumbers, tomatoes, red pepper, chilli, red onion, mint, garlic and strawberries. Add ice cubes for the ultimate cool down effect.
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