All posts tagged: Chocolate Love

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!).

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, …

Liquid Happiness – Cacao Serenade Smoothie

I absolutely have no idea of whom had that crazily amazing idea to create smoothies, but I surely worship her (or him)! I am having smoothies all the time, especially in the spring and summer time, and for many different reasons: it is sometimes easier to drink a meal instead of eating it, which makes the digestive process much easier and the eating process much shorter; it also is a way to keep my meals lighter when working with food all day and testing each one of the recipes I am trying. Let me tell you how that love story started. When beginning my yoga practice more than two years ago (Oh dear, why is he always talking about yoga…?!), my Mum and I started that lovely tradition which was to grab a smoothie after our morning practice, in one of the cute bakeries of my hometown, and to drink it while wandering through very quiet and peaceful streets, lightened by the dim and pinkish sunrise light…

The Ice Queens – Chocolate Fudgesicles

Ice cream has always been a key snack and dessert in my childhood. I can easily remember those hot summer days where I would simply put my hand into the freezer and feed on these decadent chocolate, vanilla and caramel flavoured ice cream, whether they were store-bought or traditionally made. However, they did contain a lot of refined sugar, cream and ingredients I no longer want to swallow. Now that the warm weather seemed to have cast its massive and boiling veil over us, I felt like revisiting these amazingly refreshing childhood ice creams, but with a healthy twist this time. And believe me, they will feel like a relief in the sweltering heat! These popsicles are so delightfully creamy and insanely rich and tasty, you would not believe what’s happening to you when