Whether you eat the ones with white, yellow or red pulp – they all taste divine. And not just as an in-between snack, but also in desserts, in and on cakes, in salads, sauces and chutneys – nectarines taste as good as peaches. They go very well in punchbowls or as an excellent partner to white wine.
Super trendy bowls. This trend was kicked off with smoothie bowls – these ones are a bit thicker than the ones sold in cups and bottles and are usually made with frozen berries or fruit pulp. The whole thing is enhanced with a variety of toppings and local or exotic superfoods.
Carpe Diem. Seize the day, or rather “harvest the day”. We have to enjoy today, who knows what’ll happen tomorrow. And how better to start the day than eating a balanced, delicious breakfast. My recommendation? Fluffy turmeric pancakes with Greek yoghurt, passion fruit, strawberries and granola. All those different flavours and textures make this breakfast a true winner.
Creativity is the way I share my soul with the world. This quote by Brene Brown pretty much exactly expresses how I feel. My blog is supposed to be like a medium, a way to share my “creations” with the outside world. What I want to say and how I feel, my own personal creativity is what ends up in my photographs, my designs, my illustrations, texts and the creation of new recipes. Creativity has so many layers and it motivates me every single day.
Breakfast like a king. It’s how the saying went: eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper. It’s still true that breakfast is a very important meal but for me, it’s simply comfort food, particularly on a Sunday, when you can sleep in and then take your grand old time preparing a delicious and balanced breakfast. Today, I’ve combined a few classic recipes and enhanced them with seasonal produce like fresh herbs and asparagus.
I like my food bright and beautiful. Food is a matter of presentation as well as taste, as we know. And colourful food usually means lots of fruit and vegetables, which in turn means tons of vitamins and nutrients.
Have you heard of coeliac disease? No? Maybe gluten intolerance? Ah yes, one of those fashionable allergies everyone is talking about at the moment. People keep asking me “Do you really have this, has it been diagnosed by a doctor? You know you should watch out for such and such symptoms and then get tested”.
Congee, rice porridge, milk rice or milk rice soup. Last weekend, I participated in a TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) and yoga workshop and learned much about the healthy properties of rice and since then, I’ve cooked some type of rice dish every single day. Today, I would like to introduce to you a Thai breakfast soup called chokh and an Ayurvedic lemon and rice soup.
This sweet potato and quinoa salad is ready in no time. A bright and colourful taste explosion which, when filled in a jar, is the ideal snack on the go and which features baked sweet potato, warm quinoa and fresh baby leaf spinach as well as a bit of sweetness courtesy of pomegranate seeds and honey. Enjoy!
Have you ever heard of Congee? It’s a super healthy Asian breakfast soup from Ayurveda and TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) kitchens with a tradition going back thousands of years. Congee strengthens the Qi, the life force. It doesn’t employ our digestion at all because the rice is boiled for hours with ten times its weight in water until it literally falls apart. Congee actually means “water rice”.
Banana soup! This might sound bizarre – but it tastes amazing. Bananas are a favourite curry ingredient in Indian cooking and sweeten dishes ever so slightly. They contain potassium and magnesium among other nutrients and they can strengthen our nerves and improve our mental capacity.