All posts tagged: 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 …

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…

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 …

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 …

Green Power – Cashew, Basil & Avocado Pesto Pasta

Hello Autumn! I have enjoyed this summer’s warmth, sunlight and flowers but now gladly welcome chilly air, foggy mornings and dead leaves. Thinking about it, it’s weird to notice that we are actually struck in some kind of eternal season circle, each of them succeeding one another; we are living our days, weeks and years at the exact same rhythm, in the exact same order. There is so much fixity in the world in the end, that I believe it is essential for human being to cultivate a spark of uniqueness and quirkiness, something that makes the difference, that break the pattern, that makes you happy and brings a little glow on others people face. Now that we’ve just entered a new month, the time has come to make this one even more beautiful than the previous one. I intend to enjoy myself and follow my heart a little more, not to think about what others are doing and to focus on the present moment, not making assumptions, doing my best and glowing a little …