All posts tagged: Almonds

Easter Almond Scones w/ Coconut Yogurt & Raspberry Jam

I feel like I’ve kind of always been sensitive, not in an emotional way (of course, but that’s not the point here), but more in way of being affected by change, and that from very early in life. Whatever may the change be, related to the seasons, the temperatures or the weathers, just as well as environmental changes in general, I am so deeply affected by it that my emotions, mood and energy levels are all topsy-turvy. I do love change, which helps us break away from our own routine, from our habits, which makes us do things we would never have done, take risks, put ourselves in question. But as much as I love it, those emotions, mood and energy rollercoasters that come with it are very much tiring. For instance, since we’ve passed the Spring Equinox, I’ve been feeling either on a high or very tired and drained energy wise, as if this astronomic event has changed something in me. I do not know how you feel about that, but what I know …

Cardamom & Blueberry Breakfast Muffins

This is it. We’ve now entered the most fabulous time of the year, the most delicious month of all months, the most beautiful season of all – Christmas is on its way! If you’ve been following me on my social accounts, you might have seen that I’ve been away for the weekend, to shop, enjoy some “mum & I” time and even more importantly see the Christmas lights in London! As my work as a blogger follows me kind of everywhere I go, I started writing this article on the plane. Guess what? I fell asleep in the middle of it. When I woke up, and went through what I thought would be a great piece of art, I realized that what I had written did not mean anything at all…I therefore put it aside for a while before trying again; and here I am, cuddled up in a blanket, a hot cacao on my side, a cat on my lap, writing those fine lines to you. Just know that writing an article is not …

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 …

Halloween Bloody Raw Chocolate Squares

For a highly sensitive soul like myself, it should not be allowed to watch dramas, well at least this is not recommended. Even tough I might seem quite strong on the surface, I am the kind of person who’s still crying after the film credits, and still three days after them; that thin-skinned person who’s actually desperate even if she knows these situations did not really exist. Anyway, that to say I invited a friend over for dinner this weekend, and we had the laziest movie night ever: Millet, Lentil & Mustard-miso Stuffed Peppers, Kale Salad, Hot Cacao and “Me Before You”. Bloody hell that movie was simply incredible! I am usually not a fan of those cheesy romantic stories because I then picture my own life and always end up depressed, the hand stuffed into my granola jar…but this one is not the same. Not only are the actors just sensational, the characters very touching and endearing, but the story seems to be unfolding like golden thread, and you cannot do anything but watch, …

Awfully Delicious Breakfast – Maple & Cinnamon Chia Pudding

I cannot get used to time flying so quickly; it seems that as soon as I get accustomed to a situation, things are changing again, swapped for even more beautiful things though. It feels like we’ve just entered autumn, and yet, here we are, getting much closer to Halloween and the much colder season than ever. Even though this is quite unsettling, I kind of love how life is unfolding, giving us a little magic to dream on every single day. That rapidity also makes me realise we should all be so thankful to wake up the morning after, simply because life could stop at any time…But enough of this gloomy talk, let’s move on to something way more delicious – the very beginning of our Halloween Treats Collection!

Going Nuts! – Homemade Nut Butter

When I first heard about nut butter, I do admit being sceptical about its benefits. And my instinct was not mislead at all, for a huge amount of the store-bought nut butters contain additives, unhealthy oils, sugar, etc. Anyway, many things you would not like to absorb. And there’s another problem: the good and organic ones that only contain nuts are crazy expensive…! That’s when this tip becomes handy. When I first discovered that I could actually make my own nut butter, I was totally thrilled, jumping like a grasshopper all around my kitchen, with my blender working full speed (and my best friend filming…)! As soon as I started eating healthy, nut butter has been my core ingredient, the answer to most of my pains and sorrows.