Saturday, January 13, 2018

Roasted and raw pear, cocoa, cinnamon and cardamom vegan porridge / oatmeal

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    Today, I wanted to publish a new breakfast recipe - or to enjoy as healthy snack if you divide the quantities in half. If you are in a hurry in the morning, don't worry, you can still have a lovely porridge because it will be ready in 10 minutes only! Isn't it nice to sit and enjoy a healthy but yummy comforting, warm and seasonal bowl, that will fill you until lunch, especially in Winter before going out and facing a freezing weather?!

   As for the previous porridges I published before, you can adjust the recipe according to your taste, whether you like it more or less thick or liquid, if it's the first time, try the recipe and feel free to adjust the quantity of water/milk and cereal flakes next time. You can also adjust the quantity of the flakes and garnish if you're a smaller and bigger eater. And don't hesitate to vary the flakes, I often use part oats and part buckwheat, bran, quinoa, rice, spelt, etc. They all have different taste and texture. Here I used buckwheat because I think it goes so well with pear and cocoa.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

{ Where to eat - Paris, France } H.O.P.E. Home Of the Plant Eaters, vegan hygge restaurant

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    Today, I'll take you eat at Home Of the Plant Eaters also know as H.O.P.E. A name I found quite catchy for what it means in English (hope) but also for it's humorous aspect, because, of course, no, vegetarian and vegan people DO NOT only eat plants and seeds.

   This is a vegan food place I wanted to try for quite some time. It opened less than a year ago and is situated in the North of the Marais, not very far from Republique, where you can find a lot of vegetarian and vegan restaurants.  It is qualified as a hygge vegan bistro and, indeed, I liked the decoration a lot. Downstairs is the kitchen and upstairs, the dining room with about 25-30 seats.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Carrot, sweet potato, red lentil and coconut milk express soup

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🌟 Happy New year 2018 everyone! 🎉

    We start the new year with a new soup recipe. An express recipe for a comforting but balanced quick meal. No detox planned here - don't feel like it when you don't eat excess food during the Xmas and NYE celebrations. But don't worry if you're looking for a healthy but yummy dish, this is it!

   I improvised this soup a few weeks ago, it was already around 4PM and I had not had lunch yet so I made this soup in no time with what I got in the kitchen and added some toasts, it was the ideal slunch! I made it again for the blog writing and adjusting the ingredients and quantities this time. You may want to add the coconut milk into the saucepan or serve the soup with a coconut whipped cream for a more cocooning visual aspect.

Monday, December 18, 2017

{Waiting for Christmas } Cinnamon cranberries biscotti (vegan option)

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    Christmas is just around the corner, so here are my last recipes for these holidays and yes, cranberries again! I love them and the season is so short, you have to enjoy them as much as possible. Last year, I had frozen some but as it is rare that I use frozen fruit now so I didn't even use them because, let's be honest, the texture is different and sometimes not appropriate for some recipes. Don't we appreciate fruit and veggies when they're in season after having waited for them impatiently, after all?

Friday, December 15, 2017

{ Waiting for Christmas } Orange spiced hot chocolate (vegan option)

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    Let's continue with some typical Winter drink, hot chocolate! I don't know about you but I love Christmas drinks, whether it is mulled white wine, Swedish Glögg or more comforting drinks like this red wine hot chocolate. Of course, there's the typical American eggnog.

   I'm more about coffee in the morning and then I like to enjoy tea or infusion during the day. On Winter cold days, I sometimes go for more comforting drinks like hot chocolate and I loved this one I made last year so now is your turn to enjoy too! Orange and chocolate always do a good marriage like here or here