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Nele Liivlaid is originally from Estonia, but currently lives in Barcelona, Spain. She developed a more profound interest in nutrition when she read The China Study. She is a graduate of the CNS and eCornell Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate and spreads the word about healthy, sustainable nutrition and lifestyle through her blog Nutriplanet.

Squash & Chickpea Stew
Squash & Chickpea Stew

This stew was inspired by the best vegan buffet I’ve ever encountered – MIOBIO in Valencia, Spain. We had several great lunches there and on one occasion a deliciously sweet and hearty pumpkin-chickpea stew was served. I decided to recreate an oil-free version at home.


Heart-Shaped Oat & Banana Cookies
Heart-Shaped Oat & Banana Cookies

My plant-based, oil-free, sugar-free and even gluten-free (if you use gluten-free oats) heart-shaped cookies are so simple and delicious. No need to go to a store for a treat or gift when you can so easily make them at home.


Brown Lentil Stew With Corn and Green Peas
Brown Lentil Stew With Corn and Green Peas

This lentil stew recipe is just about throwing a few ingredients into pot, adding water, grating a carrot while the stew is cooking and mixing it in at the end with some coconut milk. It doesn’t get any easier.


Whole Roasted Cauliflower
Whole Roasted Cauliflower

Whole Roasted Cauliflower is an easy and delicious way to prepare cauliflower. It is gorgeous and crisp on the outside and infused with flavor on the inside from the added fresh herbs and spices.


Potato & Barley Rice Paper Rolls
Potato & Barley Rice Paper Rolls

These hearty plant-based rolls made with potato and barley will definitely satisfy any appetite.


Sourdough Buckwheat Pancakes
Sourdough Buckwheat Pancakes

Now that I’ve been making fermented buckwheat bread for ages it made me think why not use the same batter for pancakes as it’s so fluffy with a great sour taste.


Nutty Ginger Christmas Cake
Nutty Ginger Christmas Cake

This gingered nutty Christmas cake is full of flavor and richness, plus it is very easy to make! It is made of soaked gluten-free whole grains, nuts, dried fruits, banana, and a bit of dark chocolate.


Tempeh & Cabbage Curry
Tempeh & Cabbage Curry

This oil-free tempeh and cabbage curry pairs perfectly with a salad or steamed greens.


Lentil and Tomato Stew
Lentil and Tomato Stew

Stews are one of my favorite meals for lunch. I like them very hearty, made of legumes and lots of vegetables. I usually also add some chard, kale, or parsley to garnish the meal.


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