Month: March 2017

The Hidden Truths Behind “Beauty & the Beast” Enchanting Disney Story

I am speechless. Dazzled. Enchanted. Astonished. I am indeed a feminist, who loves fairy tales. And Emma Watson. I love the fantasy, plot and romance of those stories. Mixing all those ingredients together, it might end up being quite difficult to be fair and sincere while talking about feminism in Disney movies. I’ve heard so many things about how Beauty and the Beast was breaking away from the gender bias, removing what’s been a very delicate subject in the animated movies industry (talking about its daring sexual inclusivity here) as well as finally empowering its female heroine, that I was both excited and intrigued to see its premiere, just to verify my beliefs and the many rumours. After watching it, I admit going straight to bed, simply to keep the dream alive and find sleep on those enchanting tunes and wonderful pictures. The day after, trying to make a little research for this article, I came across things I’ve never thought I would come across. There was, among all the virtual ink that movie has …

Why the Smartness & Tenacity portrayed in “Hidden Figures” will empower you like Nothing before

I am going out of my comfort zone. Me who like to talk about food, yoga and wellness in general, I am trying to inspire you channelling other sensations within you. The heat of tenacity, strength, togetherness and activism. Do not only give me the benefit of the doubt, but try to reflect upon what’s following, trying to take as much as you can from it; simply so that you can be empowered, too. What comes in mind when thinking about historical movies focusing on brilliant minds, we can expect, as Lenika Cruz puts it in The Atlantic, “a tale of ego”. Films like The Theory of Everything or The Imitiation Game do talk about those scientists’ struggles as individuals, but frame their lives as inaccessible – a genius that we, people, cannot even fancy. Hidden Figures sets apart as it is not a film of ego, but of brilliance. It’s a story of tenacity, willpower, strength and struggle; even though there is a little glorification of those characters, there’s no such thing as individual …

Sweet Potato Falafels & Roasted Peppers Quinoa Buddha Bowl

Falafels need to be reinvented, redefined, and remodelled. Even though you may find a few places where they are preparing them in a healthy way, this once healthy food has now become synonym of that greasy junky food people eat because they feel less guilty than eating a burger. Usually eaten in a wrap, I am today offering you another way to enjoy those little balls of happiness: a Buddha Bowl. There is not real definition of what a Buddha Bowl is. What you’ve got to know is that a Buddha Bowl basically is a bowl which you throw a whole lot of goodness in, drizzle some sauce on top and parachute a few seeds or sprouts. Here you are. I am not trying to be bold by saying I’ll revolution them. But I am almost certain you’ll find something delectable in those. This amazing recipe transforms the sweet potato in a crispy yet mushy treat, which is not deep fried in very questionable oil but simply baked. It keeps the fat content quite low …

Achingly Delicious & Spicy Chocolate “Pot-de-Crème”

It’s been a month since the blog celebrated its first ever birthday. It’s been two months since I felt like experiencing a deep change. All my day-to-day events, whether these are enriching or disturbing, feel like being in total harmony, lining up in my life like tiny soldiers. Even the darkest ones do have their place in that happiness equation. Did I need to pass some kind of “one year” milestone? Am I accepting my life, its ups and downs, and all its surprises, much more than before? I don’t know. What I know for sure though is that life is beautiful, and that I’ll announce all those amazing things to you as soon as possible.

Chocolate & Raspberry Nicecream Swirl

I’ve been feeling quite weird this weekend. Maybe it’s all about the rainy weather. The rain drops knocking on my windowpanes. The carrion crows flirting with my doubts and fears, trying to destabilise what’s left of my inner harmony. The wind, swirling round like a mighty being, making me cold and yet powerful, as if I could control it all. I’ve been trying to organise my life, plan my future and find out what the reality could be behind all those dreams. Maybe this was the root of my anxiety. Or the fact that the perfectionist inside of me has constantly been comparing himself with other, allegedly better than him. However, the best is an undefined notion. It does not exist. Well, guess what. The person who’s writing down those lines is not the perfectionist one. It is the dreamy, ambitious, brave and achiever one. The one that wants to climb mountains, to achieve his dreams and embody the change he wants to see in this world. And it feels great! Finding the strength to change …