All posts tagged: On the go

Spicy Butternut Squash Soup

An early-autumn evening, round the equinox. Nights are getting longer, colder, and we’re all gathered round that large wooden table, tastebuds quivering, waiting for dinner to be served. The yoga retreat vibes were high, sharing laughs, heart-warming chats, positivity and love round. In a slow and delicate dance, our hosts started to place large plates under our nose – filled with an orange liquid, crowned with a dash of olive oil and radish sprouts, a mouth-watering, oriental and spicy smell coming out of them. Eager to taste it, we digged our spoons like one man – and there, replacing the joyous noise, a complete silence settled. The sound of happiness and contentment. The squash’s sweetness coupled with some delicious lemongrass, spicy ginger and creamy coconut milk – a game-changing soup. I had to ask for more. And I had to recreate it at home. So here you are. Enjoy! Yoga Retreat Inspiration: Spicy Butternut Squash Soup Portions: 4 people. Preparation time: 25 minutes. Cooking time: 45 minutes. Ingredients For one portion of curry paste: 2 …

Ras-el Hanout Carrot Soup with Crushed Pistachios & Coconut Milk

Ras-el Hanout is a North African spice blend that is traditionally made out of the merchant’s best spices. It is usually added to savoury dishes, meat or fish, stirred into couscous or rice, but I believe it to be delicious with all the things, especially soups and winter or spring vegetables. There is no definitive composition of spices that makes up ras-el-hanout, but it actually is up to every family, shop and merchant to choose from all their spices; however, if you’d fancy a little precision and do not like the unknown, here are the fourteen usual spices it consists of: cardamom, cumin, clove, cinnamon, coriander seed, ginger, allspice, chill peppers, nutmeg, mace, peppercorn, paprika, fenugreek and turmeric. It’s a red-gold powder, which actually is quite sweet but can really be sprinkled on top of everything. If you do not know what to do with a few rotting vegetables, a pumpkin or even some Kale

The Hummus’ Dance – Three Delicious Ways

I sincerely do not think there’s something better than a freshly made hummus. And I feel like eating it kind of all the time! More seriously, hummus is actually my “to-go” food whenever not in the mood to cook something complicated, or receiving friends over or organising some kind of dinner party. I love it and could eat it by the bucket load, especially since it’s very creamy, filling and that you can pair it with almost everything. On a lazy evening, I would probably with greens, veggies, rye bread or quinoa, so that I can be sure to have some kind of protein intake. I’ve playing round with hummus recipes, as I wanted to offer a few other types than the plain one, and those really are my favourites. For a little sweetness, I would definitely go for the carrot one. If you like it to be a little spicy, the beetroot one is the one to choose. And if you like it savoury and very tasty, well prepare the sundried tomato one…it’s to …

Best Sweet-Treat of Them All: Date Caramel Shortbread Squares

It might be because my home has been surrounded for fog for the past week, or that the temperature seems to be lowering down a little more every day, but I do not really feel like cooking savoury meals these days. The sole thing I am looking forward to whenever coming back home is curling up in my sofa, with a warm tea and something to satisfy my sweet tooth (a huge piece of something though!). Thus, my fridge and cupboards are filled with sweet treats and desserts, which I have the pleasure to enjoy by myself since my parents are not really into those… It’s been a week since being back from my short but amazing weekend in London, and apart from the serenity and peace I cultivated away from my home and routine, I brought back some amazing sweets in my luggage. Livia’s Kitchen’s shortbread millionaire bites are simple, natural and delicious snacks that you can bring with you wherever you go and enjoy at any time of the day (that because they …

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 …

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)…