Smooth and sweet: mango cream

I love the sweet flavour and soft texture of mango. After blending, it becomes a thick puree, to which I simply added soaked buckwheat and some liquid to get a smooth cream. The origin of thisrecipe is an unfinished smoothie: I originally wanted to make a mango, papaya & orange smoothie. When I tasted it whil I was preparing…

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…

Red lentils soup – a Turkish recipe

Here is another recipe I brought back from a trip: a smooth, creamy  red lentils soup. I used to enjoy it as a starter when I travelled around Turkey, but I prepare it often as a main course at home. Red lentils do not require soaking nor long cooking time, so this recipe is perfect for…