All posts filed under: Mains

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 …

The Winter Yoga Pot

From the very beginning of this year, and even more round the end of it, I have started experiencing those odd but incredible “awareness” moments. Whenever in those, it is just as if my body’s was trying to tell me something, to slip a word in my head, an idea or a simple emotion. That feels weird to write down and even weirder to hear I believe, but I do not truly know who to express it. What I know for sure is that, for example, my body’s needed yoga these days, more than ever before. I knew it for I was kind of moving all the time, bending on one side, then the other, walking round my house, standing up as soon as I could feel tingling in my legs. I also know that I’ve needed much more sleep; it’s been two mornings in a row where I could not wake up. And for those who know me, nine hours’ sleep is not a habit of mine at all! I also know how I …

Cauliflower, Tomato & Chickpeas Garam Masala Curry

I bet that many (at least what people tell me) of you are stopped from eating a little healthier or simply taking time to prepare your own meals because you’re a busy bee. Take care of oneself is not only a matter of time but of organisation and routine; as soon as you start giving that specific thing some time in your life, you’ll never really think about it again. Let me explain. At first, and like people usually believe my life to be, I was kind of overwhelmed with it all. I had to prepare my breakfast, my lunch and even dinner sometimes, and was rushing all round the house and kitchen like crazy to find my ingredients (and I am not even mentioning the stress of a lack of a few…!) and some inspiration. And at that time, I used to spend hours preparing my food. But when I started doing my “meal preparation” (aka meal prep.) on Sunday, it truly changed my life. I am never asking myself what I’ll eat during …

Sweet Potato Spaghetti, Tomato Sauce & “Meatballs”

There is no way I could express myself to tell you how good it feels to back at writing. Now that the weather has gently started to switch to something colder and more wintery, which is kind of my favourite, there’s nothing that feels righter that studying/blogging/photographing from the comfort of my home. But first, if you’d like to know what has happened last week, let me just grab my thermos of chai tea, some cookies and let’s step into that time machine together. As my week was wrapping up and that I was quietly hitting the weekend, I felt quite normal. I knew I would probably spend it studying, procrastinating a few less important things even though there’s nothing I despise more than this, teaching my Saturday yoga class and surely cook a little. But I was not expecting those heavy black clouds to cover my seeming happiness, and to stay right there for more than a week…

Green Goodness Buddha Bowl

As soon as the autumn hits, greens tend to get unpopular. There only is a few green vegetables indeed, but they are just marvellous, full of flavours and happiness. Well, here is a great way to add them all to your cold months diet. This is my favourite bowl at the moment, not only because it is very quick and easy to make, but because its taste just is insanely addictive. And since this is one of the healthiest dinner ever, you’ll feel so virtuous after eating it, it’s never been that easy to eat greens! I’ve been asked many times how to eat Kale, and gently sautéing it must be my favourite way; it is tender yet still a little firm, and goes perfectly along with the courgette. The pea puree adds a great creaminess to the dish, as well as a refreshing note, thank to its lemony taste. When it comes to the almonds (well, I actually almost eat them all straight out of the oven…oups!), they bring a fantastic crush, a spicy …

Autumn Flavours Stuffed Pumpkin

I am pretty sure you’re all familiar with the pumpkin carving tradition of Halloween; if there’s one thing Europeans do at that time of the year, if not dressing up, organising huge parties or trick-or-treating, is carving pumpkins and giving them scary, fancy, mesmerizing or cute looks. In my family, we’ve never carved any pumpkin, or on rare occasions only; therefore, I must say I would have been quite on a different planet if I was to carve pumpkins…But I found a way to transform that tradition and thus make everyone happy, by creating a new recipe using my “carving” and creation skills (and I emphasize the inverted commas)! Please welcome this year’s Queen of all pumpkins, the “Autumn Stuffed Pumpkin”, with its soft, sweet and shiny crown, and its tender and luscious envelop. I always loved stuffed vegetables; I mean, how could not we like those juicy hot tomatoes, sweet and tender red peppers or even more incredibly, smoothly delicious sweet potatoes, all stuffed with healthy and whole ingredients? But this pumpkin is even …