All posts filed under: Desserts & Sweet Treats

The (Grain-free) Fig Tart of Your Dreams

This is one of those non-recipes I am actually inspired to make and randomly post on Instagram, which end up prompting people to ask me for the recipe. But I would be lying saying I did not lay the groundback by taking different pictures of it…just for efficiency purposes! Anyway, I am not sure whether it is because figs have this inspiring effect on me or that I’ve got that creative juice inside, but I feel very much creative those days – hence this grain-free fig tart. After a long and tiring summer, I’ve ended up going nuts at the very end of it, mentally just as well as physically. I needed a drastic change in my routine and lifestyle, because even though I’d been away from university for quite a while, I was working so much my body could not keep up the pace anymore. I was feeling tired, out of energy, unable to share my light and glow both digitally and directly and very much out of health. I have been thinking about …

Guest Recipe: Susan’s Pomegranate Halva

A gloomy and grey sky, crispy air, an uncertain and yet powerful wind blowing inside my hair, chilling my body to the bones. All wrapped up in layers, coats and wraps, heading to a bunch of meetings, I catch myself thinking about about my life and how grateful I am for it. The usual effect of winter days and too early Christmas Carols. I wonder what I’ve done to be worthy of all of this; hard work for sure, nothing’s ever achieved without that. But maybe the deep and strong belief that I am the greatest and only leader, hero and leader of my own life. Just like the one that says you cannot change the people and their reactions, you can change your way to cope with it all, your reactions and most importantly, your actions. I strongly believe we can have it all. We can do everything we set our mind and intention to. Maybe that’s what pushed me onto this path, along with passion, imagination & great support for sure. All of this …

Oven-baked Figs + Grain-free Seed & Honey Crumble

After a more than busy summer 2017, whose end’s been marvellous (ended up living the most beautiful experience of my life during an Autumn Equinox South of France yoga retreat) just as well as horrific (my digestive system illness got worse due to too much stress, work overload and simple exhaustion), I am FINALLY back into my digital world! And I cannot express how much I missed it! To celebrate this comeback, just as well as our well-deserved entry into Autumn (after a beautiful summer season for you I hope), let me introduce you to my favourite and very secretive exotic fruits: figs. It is indeed delicious to bite directly into their juicy and sweet flesh, but it’s even better to bake them into your oven! With a “tastes of Autumn” inspired recipe, this is what I am inviting you to do today. Take a book, a cup of tea, a lovely and warm spot in your home and cuddle up with those + your oven baked figs (and let your mind wander to unknown …

Grain-free Double Chocolate Chip Cookie

If you’re looking for an easy, quick, amazing, mouth-watering and not vain at all cookie recipe, well you’d better choose this one. When the colder months arrive, I usually am desperately looking for those deliciously chocolaty comfort foods, not only because chocolate is life but because my body needs some sun within if it does not get it from the sky itself. This does not prevent you from making them in the middle of summer of course. Did you know that a cacao tree is called a Theobroma Cacao, which means “Food of the Gods” ? And that cacao is actually one of the best stimulants + containing more antioxidants than any other food on the planet ? Well now you know! Anyway, those cookies are absolutely fantastic, scrumptious as a dessert and even better when eaten as a snack, as they are indulging but guilt-free and actually very good for you. Full of good and quickly metabolised fats, healthy carbohydrates and some superfoods, those really are a fridge’s must-have (you’ve still got to eat …

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.

Festive Chocolate Cake with a Hazelnut Frosting

Don’t you feel like these days are the worst of the entire year? You’ve celebrated Christmas with your families and friends, eaten way over your belly capacity, received wonderful presents – books, clothes, unidentified objects or money – as well as touching words & wishes, all of this with glitter on your face and dancing shoes on your feet. And now what? We’re crawling out of bed, wearing sunglasses to hide our lack of sleep, walking (and not tiptoeing) with a coffee in one hand and a glass of lemon water in the other, trying to flush out all the dirt we’ve accumulated in out bodies, crying because we’re not being offered gifts anymore, waiting for it to start all over again on New Year’s Eve. (Well ok, I am pushing things a little too far, but I am sure every one of us felt at least one of these things haha!).