All posts tagged: Autumn Food

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 …

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 …

Cardamom Roasted Squash, Marinated Wild Rice w/ Chives, Chilli & Lime + A Cashew Cream

What I truly adore about autumn not only are its beautiful sceneries, the reddish leaves flitting around in the cold breeze, the hot cacao cups and huge comfy and soft jumpers, but all its deliciously healthy vegetables. I suppose we are all familiar to those dark nights, heading back home in the cold, our body chilled to the bone, desperately looking forward to eating that large bowl of pumpkin soup that seems to be the only existing thing that could warm us up. I love those moments and even though the whole process before actually the warm soup might be incredibly tough, it really fits in the depiction I have of what a genuine cold day is. However, to be earnest, as much as I like all kinds of soup, I believe that we all know what a pumpkin soup looks like and am kind of getting tired of them. It would therefore be incoherent for this little autumnal short story to be followed by a soup recipe. Today, I wanted to show you another …

Friday Inspiration – Roasted Pepper Brown Rice Salad w/ a Sage, Miso & Mustard Dressing

Brown rice is to healthy eaters what money is to penny-pinching people…in a nutshell, eatable gold! We’re told that brown rice has much more fibres, minerals (potassium, magnesium, iron, manganese…) and proteins than regular white rice, by virtue of being unrefined and whole. More minerals, and especially manganese means more harmony in your body and all round better nervous and reproductive systems, more proteins means more energy available and more muscles (well, after a though process we usually call sport…) and more fibres means happier, lighter and healthier guts!

Autumn Apple & Almond Muffins

Every recipe is attached to a personal story, a memory that bursts out from the past when eating a spoonful again, or when tasting the exact same flavours again. If only the smell that’s coming out of my kitchen right now could cross the space and time to find itself trapped into these lines; you would certainly get why this recipe is so marvellous! The apple trees swarming with delicate fruits, heavy drops coming down from the sky, toddlers giggly jumping right into rain puddles, dark clothes and comfy sweaters, night taking hold on the world a little more every day…autumn is settling in, bringing along a whole lot of delicious foods and flavours. I’ve always loved muffins; however, I much enjoy them as a dessert or for a five o’clock teatime, rather than for breakfast, simply because it is a little to light for me in the morning (I like my breakfasts to be my biggest meal of the day)…