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…

Sri Lankan breakfast: lactose free rice pudding

I discovered this treat during an Ayurvedic retreat in Sri Lanka. This recipe is lighter than the original version, which is cooked in coconut milk. Quick and easy to prepare, warm and soft, delicately spicy, it is the perfect breakfast in winter. You can replace the coconut and banana with nuts or dried fruits for…