All posts tagged: Plantbased

Raspberry Mousse No-Cheesecake

Since January 5th (yes because the day of my arrival in the US was quite horrific), I have been living the dream. Living in an entire beach house by myself; opening my eyes to the bright coloured sunrise every single morning; practicing yoga, meditation and studying at university in the most enchanting and dreamy environment of all. However, there is one thing that I miss and realised I would never be able to live without (apart from my cats, mum and friends – still a human after all): a decent food processor. The one I’ve unearthed from a hidden cupboard is good enough to make smoothie bowls and matcha lattes – but that’s it. I thus realised how much my sanity was depending on energy balls, juices and mousse cakes, like the one I have prepared for you today. A slice of dream, a marvellous delight, all fresh, fruity and fluffy. A instant of surrender, where we let ourselves go and float in-between spiritual worlds. Even better than a yoga lesson (okay, well I am …

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 …

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, …

Matcha & Apricot Granola Bars

As I am sitting in my livingroom, at this long and massive golden birch table, my cats on my laps, a cup of warm green tea in my hands, I am thinking (this is such a perfect setting, not even wanted or invented for that matter!). It’s not a time for wise and sharp thoughts to appear, but it resembles more a thousands butterflies, flying free round my mind, fluttering their elegant and colourful wings around. It is interesting to see how bodies might change, just by thinking that some people might do a certain yoga posture and some other will never be able to. I’ve never thought about my table this way but it has gathered so many beautiful, sometimes heart-breaking, joyous or disastrous moments throughout the years. I wonder why my cat goes like clockwork – being perfectly aware when to wake us up, what to do to annoy us, when to come to ask for cuddles… These are the types of thoughts I am having at 6 am in the morning; but …

Brain Food: Sweet Potato, Chickpeas & Kale Curry

Ce curry est tout simplement le repas parfait selon moi. En plus d’être complet, il peut être préparé en très grande quantité et ensuite être réchauffé ou même congelé, il est tout à fait adapté pour les soirs frais d’hiver comme de printemps où l’on a envie de réconforter son petit ventre avec un repas bien chaud, mais aussi pour ces soirs où l’on a besoin de faire le plein d’énergie et de bienfaits, que ce soit au printemps ou en été. Après l’avoir créé et cuisiné un nombre de fois juste inimaginable, j’ai pris la décision de le servir à mon vingtième anniversaire; en effet, mon but était de présenter l’alimentation saine à mes invités, et de montrer qu’elle pouvait également rimer avec plaisir et réconfort! J’ai donc choisi ce curry car c’est un plat pas trop complexe et ni trop original qui plaît généralement à tous; et cela a en effet été un véritable succès! Tout le monde m’a fait part de son plaisir et de sa surprise, ce qui m’a comblé et détendu, alors …