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!
I just came back from a short trip in Morocco and I unfortunately missed Halloween yesterday... But cooking can remain a spontaneous activity and I am sure that it is not too late to cook this delicious and surprising cake!
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…
Time has come to talk about cooking that heals... The one that really nourishes your body and cheers you up. This question is more and more on my mind when I am thinking about my evening meals. No matter how much I love salads, they just can't satisfy me in these fall fresh evenings anymore.
Figs. To me, there is no better fruit on earth… I have always loved it, and I love it more and more, summer after summer. I was wondering why this fruit was my favorite above all the others. Everything made sense when I saw this documentary called « Fig, the Fruit of Paradise»! There, I learned that figs were one of the oldest farmings, very much appreciated since Antiquity and the first fruit quoted in the Old Testament…
I can’t let the summer pass away without offering you a taktouka recipe. For those who don’t know it yet, taktouka is a cooked salad made of tomatoes and roasted peppers. It is one of the classics of Moroccan cuisine. Our gastronomy includes several delicious cooked salads with various vegetables like zucchinis or eggplants (zaâlouk). Taktouka often looks like a zesty puree of tomatoes with green pepper slices. It can be served lukewarm or cold.
How much do you enjoy cooking? If you are reading this blog, it is probably because you like cooking, or at least, you are looking for new ideas. Perhaps, you think as I do that pleasure in cooking depends on circumstances….
Personally, I don’t like cooking just because I have to, at the end of an exhausting workday and under pressure, just to feed others and myself. But moreover, I find that the act of cooking and the energy we put into it depend on our state of mind at that time.
Mark Twain said: “Women can make three things out of nothing — a hat, a salad, and a quarrel”. For the first one, I have doubts; I guess feminine nature is not so timeless after all… For the last one, it’s not for me to say... But for the salad, I think he was right!
In this month of Ramadan, it was impossible for me not to review my favorite Moroccan pastry, Sellou. Sellou is a sweet we prepare for special events. It is also one of Moroccan favorite sweets during Ramadan. At this period of the year, this sweet is highly appreciated because of its fortifying virtues. Therefore it is usually eaten just before or after the fast.
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