Pumpkin soup

The ultimate pumpkin soup

Now, this soup has been the nice surprise of the week! I have been ill at home these pas few days and, what better way to have warm comforting food and take in liquids and nutriments, than eating veggie soups? The pumpkin is the star of the autumn season – you see it everywhere and [+]

Aubergine spread

ZE aubergine spread (baba ghanoush)

Gimme aubergine, any time, in any form and any shape. This is ZE aubergine spread, also because combined with tahini to give it that special seedy flavour. The baked taste of the aubergine also adds flavour, so don’t be afraid to burn the aubergine slightly when baking. So, for one large bowl, you will need: [+]

Pasta à la macédonienne

Pasta à la macédonienne

Sirenje is a basic staple in any Macedonian (and Balkan) kitchen. No matter how hard I try to minimize buying food or ingredients that have animal origin, any time I visit my parents in Macedonia, I come back with a good half kilo of sirenje, a variety that is a mix from cow and goat milk. [+]

Matcha cocoa balls

Energy ball mania #4: Matcha matches cocoa (and almonds)

I know, it may be too much. But I can’t help it. Not only do I like energy balls, but when I make them, I want to have a choice, so I make different varieties at a time. So, here is number two of the weekend. For about 10, you will need: 110 grams date [+]

Tahini coconut balls

Energy ball mania #3: Tahini’s nuts for the coconuts

It is episode 3 in the series. I can’t get enough of the little power balls, so any time I find a new recipe for inspiration, I have to make them. I only don’t like sultanas as dried fruits, but anything else goes ! These babies are really really, I mean, really, really, seriously yummy. I [+]

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Energy ball mania continues! The almond butters the cocoa

And so, the energy ball mania continues. I just made this, a batch to satisfy my daily chocolate cravings, tackle my energy slumps and meet my protein needs during all next week. Adapted from Paleocrust, they are full of raw goodness! So, for about 15 balls, you will need: 45 grams cashew nuts 45 grams walnuts 90 grams [+]

Peanut butter brownie balls

Energy ball mania! Peanut butter brownies in a ball

This energy ball mania comes from a dear friend of mine. She has such a sweet attention that every time she comes to Paris from The Hague, she brings me a variety of raw vegan energy balls. Right, they give energy, so I focus all my energy then in eating them all at once. It [+]

Zaatar sweet potatoes

Sweet potatoes ‘n haloumi in zaa’tar

I ALWAYS have sweet potatoes at home. They are sweet yet healthy because rich in dietary fiber and beta-carotene. I just discovered the zaa’tar spice and add it to a lot of roasted dishes. It’s that great dark green mix you find on Lebanese pizzas. I prepare this recipe for Sunday dinners when I’m too [+]

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Brownie tartlet at its simplest

I moved to a new flat last week and my food stocks suffered. The cupboards are still relatively empty and the fridge and freezer even emptier. So, this simple recipe I found from Georgia Harding’s Wellnourished website, was a great response to satisfy my cravings for chocolate sweetness in a healthy yet quick and fuss-free way, using [+]

Matcha granola

Greening the breakfast: matcha granola

Here is an excellent breakfast recipe, gluten-free, refined sugar-free, and full of nutriments and energy to last you through the morning. As it uses rice syrup, which is a slow-releasing sweetener, it is also adapted to all of you who want to cut on your sugar intake and/or gradually quit sugar. I don’t normally take the [+]

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