It was the day after November 13th. After some hesitation, we decided to go outside and walk in Paris streets, and met near the Luxembourg garden, in a lovely coffee shop called Bread & Roses. While we were warming up with a cup of tea, we were looking at the pastries that a group of American tourists ordered. Despite the attacks, these women were eager to still discover France, its culture and gastronomy :)
These last days, after the tragic events that happened in Paris, Eloïse and I felt the need to gather and cook together. Cooking and sharing are the values we take refuge in when we face violence, hate and despair. So the day after the attacks, we met and cooked a couscous. A meal of comfort and gathering, a meal to heal the wounds and calm the pain. It’s not a coincidence that couscous is served in funerals in the Maghreb countries. It is also the meal that follows the Friday prayer. Comfort and communion…
In addition to all the things we have in common, Eloïse and I love coffee. What’s better than the smell of a freshly made coffee, the feeling of waking up a second time while sipping your cup, or the aromas released by freshly brewed beans… But, lately, we were feeling more and more guilty while drinking our coffee cup together. While for a while it was considered as an energizing and a stimulating product for the heart, coffee has now a bad reputation. Hopefully, thanks to Ayurveda, there are ways to make “healthier” coffee and we are happy to offer you here a recipe that allows to combine wellbeing and pleasure!
This is the story of an encounter… between two passionate girls. Passionate about yoga, cooking, and traveling… Such a meeting could only happen in Bali, an island of discovery, exchange and surprises! As a matter of fact, none of us could have imagined that such a creative and joyful collaboration would be born one year and a half later…
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