Purple velvet: cherry & apple smoothie

As summer is coming to an end soon and I have not posted a smoothie recipe for some time, I thought it appropriate to share with you today my cherry and apple smoothie recipe. When I decide to create a new smoothie recipe, I usually always start by choosing a color I would like to drink. Deep…

Sun-dried tomato and almond pesto

The summer dishes extravaganza continues with this sunny recipe. Four ingredients, minimal preparation time and plenty of flavor, what more? I have created this recipe because my parents brought me a significant amount of almonds from Sardinia. I wanted to use them quickly, before they become rancid. Originally, I wanted to make a pesto for pasta. The result…

Traditional Greek cuisine: tzatziki

Today I am sharing with you a perfect summer recipe: Greek tzatziki. I discovered and immediately fell in love with this dish while traveling around Greece, on the beautiful Corfu island. It is also popular in Turkey under the name ‘cacik’ (pronounced “djadjik”). This fresh and creamy dish made of yogurt and cucumbers will make…

Crushed potatoes: a lighter and tasty alternative to potatoes mash

If you love mashed potatoes but you want to watch your butter consumption, this recipe is for you! I created it while on the candida diet. Indeed, I could not eat dairy not mashed potatoes, as because of their fine texture, mashed potatoes have a higher GI than boiled ones. So I found a compromise by simply crushing them…

Tropical sweetness: coconut chia pudding with passionfruit sauce

This tasty recipe can be enjoyed for breakfast, dessert or as an afternoon snack. It is quick to prapare, however the chia pudding should be made the day before to give it time to set. This recipe is suitable for gluten and lactose intolerant people, as well as vegetarians and vegans. Chia seeds contain plenty of omega-3 and fiber….

Exotic breads: Sri Lankan rotis

I discovered these wonderful rolls in Sri Lanka, during an ayurvedic retreat. They can be eaten as a side dish with curry, as a starter with chutney, or for breakfast with butter and honey, if you make them without salt and spices. This recipe is so simple it cannot go wrong. It will allow you to make eight nutritious…

Golden turmeric milkshake

Hello everyone! I am sharing with you today my turmeric milkshake recipe. I created it by accident and without much hope, one day I was in a hurry and did not have time to have breakfast at home, and I had no fresh fruit available to prepare a smoothie. That’s when Malika’s dates and almonds milkshakes  came…

A reinvented Brazilian dish: prawn moqueca

Moqueca is a typical Brazilian dish. It can be fish, shellfish or meat based. It is very popular on the Nordeste coast and there are many versions as cooks. The one that I present in this post is inspired by the moqueca as it is prepared in Bahía, with coconut milk. Traditionally, it has a beautiful golden yellow…

Quick & easy: non-fried fried rice

Until I travelled to Asia, I did not like eating my rice other than white, because of the gross fried rices served in most restaurants here, which I abhor. It has been first in Cambodia, then Indonesia, Singapore and Sri Lanka, that I discovered the true flavor of fried rice. Far from being oily, fried rice…

Homemade Nutella

Hello everybody! Some of you may know it already, I do not like eating processed foods and carefully read the labels before buying anything. So, I’m pretty limited to fresh produce shelves when I shop at the supermarket, and I usually embrace the DIY technique when I want to treat mself with something sweet: cakes, cookies,…

Pink sweetness: raspberry & almond smoothie

Wanting to start the day with a quick and fresh breakfast? Needing a light and nutritious snack? This delicious smoothie will satisfy your tastebuds as well as your appetite, while being nutritionally interesting: with only 50 calories per 100 grams, raspberries are rich in fiber, antioxidants and micronutrients. Chia seeds facilitate the digestive transit and…

Vegan pesto genovese

Pesto genovese, made with fresh basil and pine nuts, is a simple yet delicious recipe. It is traditionally prepared using a pestle and mortar, but your blender will allow you to prepare it in a few minutes! This version contains no cheese, so it is suitable for vegans, raw foodists, lactose intolerants and people on the candida…