All posts tagged: Spices

Spicy Pear, Lemon & Almond Winter Cake

I know my Millionaire Shortbread and Chocolate Brownie recipes to be the most appreciated ones on the blog, but I am quite sure this new Winter Cake recipe could have the delicious power to eclipse both of them. I’ve brought this cake to almost every party I’ve joined this year and every single person who tasted it either asked for the recipe or for me to bring them one at home. It is very simple to make, requiring a few basic ingredients, and takes almost no time. I am usually messing my entire kitchen up but I am quite sure you could make this cake only with two or three bowls… What’s more, its lightness and fruitiness would satisfy all types of sweet tooth. What I adore about this cake is that it’s not only very airy, light and fluffy (and thus may be eaten at any time throughout the day – even as a breakfast!), but has the best texture – crunchy a bit nutty, with pieces of fruits that melt into your mouth. …

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…

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, …

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 …

Winter Aches Natural Treatments & Cold Remedies

This year, Mother Nature has been a little tough on us – switching to what we could call a freezing weather simply overnight, without notice or any kind of warning. Unfortunately for many of us, that lead to a few complications, mainly being having hard times to sleep (because of the quick transition), wake up, and for others, suffering from early signs of colds and flus. What we usually like to do when getting ill actually is to rush to drug store and buy anything that could cure us quickly and efficiently, whereas what we should all do first is trying natural and inexpensive cures, that are much better for our health, longevity and planet!

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 …