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Pear & curry chutney

I found out about the divine association of pears and curry thanks to an Australian friend. It was so delicate and tasty I decided to try it at home. This chutney/ compote goes really well with white meats and fish. So simple, in season, you should rush to make it at home. Pear & curry chutney 2 pears5 g salted butter1 tsp ground curry1/2 tsp ground curcuma (turmeric)1/2 tsp ground cardamomsalt & pepper15 cL water Peel the pears and cut them in small chunks.Melt the butter on a pan, medium heat.Add the pears and let it caramelise slowly. Then add the spices, mix it well.Let it cook for a few minutes. Add water and cover it.Reduce to small heat and let cook for 15min.Take off the lid, put on medium to high heat to reduce the water.Roughly mash the pear with a fork and serve warm to room temperature.…

Butternut gnocchis

Autumnal Sunday, not long before Halloween. It’s time to try some butternut recipes. We made butternut gnocchis, and my goodness it wasn’t easy (first time ever!). The thing  is, butternut has a higher water content, which makes it a but more difficult than with regular potatoes, because more liquid and elastic. But the recipe itself is pretty straightforward. You just need to slowly add wheat flour until the dough is okay to work with. Then you switch to rice flour to shape the gnocchis. A bit long, but very fun. We must have made over 100 gnocchis. And good surprise, they  hold well together after cooking. We tried them different ways, simply cooked with a mushroom and parmesan sauce (recipe coming up); as well as slightly fried on the pan with some figs and hazelnut pesto. Yum! Butternut gnocchis Handmade gnocchis, replacing the potato base with butternut 1 butternutnutmeg1…

9 tips against bloating

Hi there, Today I’m treating a topic that concerns way too many people, me included. Hive five if you are among the many suffering from bloating and other gastrointestinal problems. A few months ago I had told you about IBS and my personal process against food intolerances. Well the process is almost over, and I feel much better, a lot less bloating and bellyaches. It’s not perfect, and I still have my moments when I feel shitty: that’s why I’m writing this article, to help us both fight bloating when it comes up. So here are my tips and advice, you will discover or be reminded of some ingredients that will become your best friends. I also need to thank a dear friend for enlightening me about these secrets, thank you Francesca.         • Causes Bloating may be caused by various things: bad fats, yeast (bread, cakes,…

Vegan french toast

Hey there, Have you ever had french toast? It a sweet version of an eggy bread, tourists love it. It’s basically a trick to use up bread that’s dried, and it’s perfect for breakfast. Because I had to remove eggs from my diet, I experimented a lot to replace eggs in baking and cooking in general. And these experiments took me there too. So today I give you a vegan recipe of french toasts. So quick and easy, with a great texture. It imitates well the taste of authentic french toasts, and have this nice twist with the vegetal drink, hazelnut for me. Vegan French toast Ready in about 10min. 1,5 cups hazelnut milk (or other vegetal drink)2 tsp unsweetened apple puree1 tsp arrow roots1/2 tsp vanilla powderBread fat for cookingAfter cooking1 tsp cinnamoncoconut sugar, maple syrup to taste Start by whisking together the hazelnut drink with the apple puree,…

Rome, la dolce vita and a few addresses to try

Ciao bello, Ciao bella, This year, I’m finishing my masters, and just before I started my internship, I went to Rome with my loved one for a long weekend. We explored the city with seven hills. We walked for 15miles every day, and ate for 3 to complete our exploration of the city, obviously. It was my second time in Rome. And this time, I was better acknowledged as to where we should stay, the answer : in the Trastevere. We booked an airbnb that was 3min away from the animated part of the neighbourhood, and about 20min walk from the historical centre. We barely took the metro, which was perfect. We could start our days early and come back late afternoon, rest and go out again for drinks and dinner.   M A G N I F I C A What to discover in the historic centre: •SUPPLIZIO, Street…

Raspberries, coconut and almond vegan muffins

Hey there! I’ve made lots and lots of muffins in 2017.  And since I had to stop eggs, it was a real challenge to bake. I found out however that since I have replaced eggs in different ways, my muffins taste better, their texture is softer, and gooey. Well I must admit that I didn’t use to succeed at making muffins before, I worked the dough too much or didn’t put enough fat, used a wrong type of sugar that gave them a sort of elastic texture. Let’s say I was experimenting. And now it has paid off: they taste G O O D. How do I replace eggs? That surprises a lot of my friends, you can use unsweetened apple puree, chia seeds, apple cider vinegar, arrow roots… I find that apple puree gives  a very nice gooeyness to muffins. Chia seeds help the texture stick together. Today I…

Vegan chocolate and red fruit muffins

Hello there! For New Years, I ended up improvising a friends dinner at home the last minute (I mean the very last minute). I bought most of the dinner already cooked I admit, but I made the dessert and it was so good that I deliver you the recipe. Chocolate and red fruit muffins making vegan dessert delicious and yummy, that we had with homemade whipped cream. And since there were some left the next day, we had some more for brunch. Our very first brunch of the year. We had some English muffins with smoked trout (which taste is very similar to salmon), some salad and avocado, and I also made a red fruit smoothie that was delicious too. So easy and yet so satisfying. So here is the recipe Vegan dark chocolate and red fruits muffins 25min prep 200g flour T552 tbsp cacao powder (unsweetened)60g coconut sugar1-2 tbsp…

Blueberries and curcuma super smoothie video

Hello there ! I know it’s been a while, but now that I’ve recovered from that breaking in and robbery in December, I’m all equipped to share again my inspirations and food creations. And today, I want to show you this video that was made a few months ago, and produced by Monique of  Double M. We had already done a video together, I was showing you how to paint on ceramics. And that day we also made smoothies. For 1min and 15sec I pretend to be a Youtuber and I show you how to make this super smoothie. You will hear me tell you in French that this is a smoothie full of antioxidants and spices that boost your immune system. Nice taste of blueberries and curcuma that will help you fight all the germs of the winter. I know blueberries are not the season anymore, but you can…

Butternut curry with cumin spices

Hello there, I hope you are getting used to the cold and resisting tiredness. As you well know, I’m an addict when it comes to spices. I’m a big fan of currys and chilies at the moment, I make a big batch every week that fill up my lunch boxes. I find them comforting and nourishing meal. Today I present you this butternut curry. Butternut is a very soft type of squash that melts in your mouth. I also added carrots and red lentils, a good amount of spices and some almond cream to make it smoother. The vegan curry goes well with more veggies in case you miss your greens. I also had it with coconut crackers which was the perfect combination with the curry taste. You can find them in a bio shop, it kind of looks like polystyrene but it tastes really good I promise. And if…

Almonds and coconut muffins, vegan and fat free

Hello there! This weekend I wanted to start thinking about Christmas and festive recipes, meaning I wanted to put edible golden glitters everywhere. By the way, I found an always on countdown until Christmas, which is both super exciting and a bit creepy. There are only 32 nights until Christmas guys. It’s happening here. So today I give you the healthy and simple recipe of almond and coconut muffins. They are vegan and fat free. I made them with apple and apricot compote, but you can use any compote, I bet that apple and chestnuts would make it more christmassy. The texture is perfect and they are very nourishing : perfect for a snack in the afternoon with a cup of tea, or for what we French call le goûter. Almonds and coconut muffins, vegan and fat free 10min prep, 12min cooking. 150g all purpose flour50g grated coconut40g muscovado sugar1…