• Gluten-Free Spinach Burrekas Pastry

    Forget everything you thought you knew about gluten-free and vegan pastries and try this incredible recipe!

    two gluten free vegan burrekas pastries next to a vegan yogurt dip

    Sometimes I feel so lucky to be living in a place like Tel Aviv; with warm weather, tons of vegan-friendly restaurants, endless yoga studios, great people and a short walk from the beach.

    fresh greens: spinach, parsley and cilantrogreen onions and shallots

    But actually, after spending the last couple of month away from home, it's clear to me that one of the best things about it is the availability and variety of fresh produce. Well, you know, it's only when something is taken away from you, you can really appreciate it!

    chopped onion sauteed in the panchopped greens sauteed in the pancreamy spinach and cashew filling

    Since we came back I'm obsessed with everything green - cucumbers, spinach, parsley, cilantro, kale, and green onion are at the top of my list at the moment. Flavors, textures, and colors just taste, seem and smell better here.

    soaking the rice paper in wateroverlapping two round rice paperscutting along the rice papers to create a straight end

    Another thing about Tel Aviv is that it's a very small city, which naturally affects the foody community. When something becomes a trend, everyone knows about it within a few hours!

    rolling the rice paper into a tight long sausage-shaped rollwrap the rice paper around itself to form the shape of a snailTucking the end of the rice paper roll under

    The latest health food trend in Israel, brought by the blogger Dvir Bar creator of Wheat Out, is a gluten-free take off on a very famous Israeli dish - Burrekas (or Borek). Burrekas is a baked filled pastry made of a thin flaky dough. It comes in many different fillings but the most popular option is cheese.

    Dvir is a gluten-free food blogger who had the genius idea of using rice paper sheets to create a GF Burrekas! His recipe was an immediate success and once I came across it I knew I had to make a plant-based version.

    lining a round pan with parchment paperplacing the burrekas snails in the panburrekas snails before baking

    The funny thing was, that by the time I wanted to make it every food store around the city was out of rice paper sheets. It became a local sensation, everyone wanted to try and make the GF Burrekas. Luckily, Guy was able to find some at the market and we had the chance to test and adjust this delicious vegan version!

    burrekas snails after bakingburrekas snails next to a yogurt bowlburrekas snails dipped in yogurt
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  • Afternoon Plum Cake

    This cake is the best match for your afternoon coffee or tea! Super easy to make but very hard to resist!

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  • Homemade Ricotta - Spinach Ravioli With Cherry Tomato Sauce

    This recipe has it all, it's plant-based, has an amazing tangy ricotta filling, a perfect al-dente texture and flavorful tomato sauce.

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  • Baked Falafel With Color-Coded Tahini

    Learn how to make your own baked falafel balls with three different colorful tahini dips!

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  • Choosing My Life-Path

    Discovering my true life-path; changing my lifestyle and taking care of myself.

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  • Creamy Coconut Ice Cream

    Summer days are here and I don't know about you but I'm just sticky all the time! Ice-cream is just the perfect food for this weather and this creamy coconut flavor is on the top of my cravings list!

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  • Amazing Vegan Kanafeh

    A middle eastern pastry layered with homemade vegan ricotta cheese, soaked with sweet syrup and topped with pistachios. It can't get any better than this!

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  • Roasted Eggplant With Coconut Yogurt

    Super easy, Insta worthy dish, that will wow your taste buds! Roasted eggplants are the hit of the summer and trust me – you don’t want to miss out.

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  • Vegan Coconut Malabi

    Totally forgot that you’re hosting some friends and family for the last night of Passover? Want to impress them with a fantastic gluten-free dessert? This simple vegan malabi is just what you need!

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  • Creamy White Root Vegetable Soup

    Wishing for warm weather? This creamy thick vegetable soup will keep you warm and satisfied.

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  • Classic Vegan Hamantaschen With Poppy Seed Filling

    With Purim right around the corner, I felt like this blog can’t go on without a hamantaschen recipe (AKA: Oznei Haman). This traditional cookie is a must have when celebrating Purim.

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