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…

Melting in the mouth bell pepper salad

Iconic summer vegetable, bell pepper is both beautiful and delicious. Through its various colors, it will bring a sunny vibe to your table: red pepper gives a dazzling touch to your salads, green pepper will brighten up your tomato dishes, while yellow pepper can illuminate aratatouille. In addition to its beautiful colors, bell pepper is an alkalizing…

Gluten free tabbouleh

I love Lebanese tabbouleh, light and fresh, miles away from the awful, oily pre packaged ones from supermarkets. When was on the candida diet and had to stay awy from foods containing gluten, I imagined this recipe where the couscous is replaced with amaranth, a nutritious, tiny seed! As the experiment was a success, I have decided to share…

Chakchouka, a Tunisian delight

The chakchouka is a bell pepper based dish. Its name means “mixture” in Berber and it is traditionally prepared in a cast iron skillet. Sources say it is originally from Tunisia, but it is found all around northern Arica, in Israel, or in Turkey where it is named  “Menemen”. In the version I present today, bell peppers are…

Chia, matcha & strawberry pudding

Those of you who know me well know I love Japan and Japanese cuisine. During my trip to the Land of the Rising Sun a few years ago, I have had the pleasure of rediscovering some European classic desserts with a Japanese twist. Thses original blends of textures and flavors were surprising sometimes but always beautiful, light…

Guacamole Yucatán style

One of my favorite recipes! I recreated it after spending five weeks in Mexico, tasting this delight every day. When I came back home, I read plenty of recipes, made countless attempts and used family and friends as guinea pigs, before finding the ultimate recipe, I am pleased to share with you today! Easy and quick to prepare, it…

Candidiasis, part 2: the Candida diet

As the Candida feeds mainly on sugar, it is necessary to follow a strict diet for beating the overgrowth. It is a long process and it can be difficult for people with very different eating habits from the Candida diet. However, follow the diet is essential to the healing process,as antifungal drugs have only a localized and transient…

Quick & easy: peas and mint cream soup

This quick and easy recipe is prepared in a jiffy, besides being tasty and easy to digest. As a bonus, its beautiful color will delight your eyes! Rich in fiber, antioxidants, vitamin C and vegetable protein, this soup is also great for your health.

Candidiasis, part 1: definition,symptoms, diagnosis and treatment

What are the Candida and the candidiasis? A candidiasis is a yeast-like fungus. In humans, the Candida albicans species is the most commonly encountered. It is naturally present in the intestine and vagina, and is normally harmless: in a healthy body, its multiplication is controlled by the bacterial balance. But when this balance is disrupt, Candida proliferates and becomes…

Low carb: shirataki noodles and veggies

I love exotic groceries stores because I always find appetizing new ingredients there. During an expedition in my favorite Japanese grocery store to buy the ingredients to cook okonomiyaki, I fond small pack of translucent noodles bathed in liquid in the fresh produce section. As they vaguely reminded me of udon noodles, which I love, I decided…

Refreshing drink: ginger lemon iced tea

Summer is coming and with it, the craving for refreshing drinks. As I cannot drink the soft drinks on sale –  way too sweet for me! – I drink only cool water most of the time. Because I do not have the habit of buying soft drinks when I do my grocery shopping, I found myself a few…

Quick & easy red lentils hummus

Hummus, a traditional dish of eastern Mediterranean, is a real treat. Its unique flavor, its creamy texture, light sesame flavor, make it an irresistible dish. The original recipe is made – mainly with chickpeas and as tasty as nutritious – is unfortunately very long to prepare because of the soaking and cooking time. Thus, most people…