All posts tagged: Healthy snack

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 …

Chocolate & Raspberry Nicecream Swirl

I’ve been feeling quite weird this weekend. Maybe it’s all about the rainy weather. The rain drops knocking on my windowpanes. The carrion crows flirting with my doubts and fears, trying to destabilise what’s left of my inner harmony. The wind, swirling round like a mighty being, making me cold and yet powerful, as if I could control it all. I’ve been trying to organise my life, plan my future and find out what the reality could be behind all those dreams. Maybe this was the root of my anxiety. Or the fact that the perfectionist inside of me has constantly been comparing himself with other, allegedly better than him. However, the best is an undefined notion. It does not exist. Well, guess what. The person who’s writing down those lines is not the perfectionist one. It is the dreamy, ambitious, brave and achiever one. The one that wants to climb mountains, to achieve his dreams and embody the change he wants to see in this world. And it feels great! Finding the strength to change …

Healthy Carrot Cake Inspired Muffins

I guess we can all reckon it has been a very intense and emotional three days. I thought about today’s article quite a long time before even starting to write down those words. Even though I want this blog to be a digital world for me to inspire, to show you all how happiness and gratefulness may be found in the simplest ways, I feel like it is my mission to speak out and express my feelings. It is not as if, us food bloggers and even you, dear reader, could avoid what’s happening out there, in the real world. I am not going to fiercely stand up for my opinions here, which might just as well contradict with yours, but I really want to make sense out of those days’ situation, to bring another point of view than the ones we’re hearing across the medias. I want to show that there’s still hope, in every single situatin you’re into, hidden beneath those layers of anger, fear and distress…

Healthy & Raw Wicked Pumpkin Pie

What would be a Halloween party without a proper dessert, a delicious, easy, impressive dessert you will feel proud of and your guests will thank you for. The first time I ever tasted a pumpkin pie actually was in Vancouver, where I’ve been able to prepare an entire Thanksgiving dinner. This is when I was still eating processed food and despite my sweet tooth, I did not really enjoy the famous pumpkin pie. Two years after, I thought it would be a good idea to make my own healthy version of that pumpkin pie. I am not hiding that this recipe might be slightly caloric, but just slightly; but the point of eating healthy is not about counting how many calories we ingest but how much goodness. What’s more, you should just tell people you used time, love and happiness as ingredients…that’s what I did at the Halloween party I attended yesterday…it did not work, but that’s just because they know me by heart!

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, …

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)…