I took a 10-day Vipassana course in early June. It was in the Swiss mountains, the weather was cold and misty. Breakfasts were served hot: Porridge with dried figs and prunes. Back in the “real world”, I met a heatwave and feel more inclined towards cool breakfasts. Hence, Bircher Müesli happened. It is great because […]
Hello everyone! I’m about to leave for a 10-day Vipassana meditation retreat, in complete silence (that is, if I recover from the nasty flu I got from my friends). Today’s recipes are both simple and fresh, we have been enjoying them for a while. Beware: If you can’t stand the flavour of green peas, don’t go […]
It’s not just because of the weather. These toxic presidential elections are to blame, too. I am anxious, angry, frustrated, desperate, and it is not constructive. So I keep doing what I do best (except sleeping and breathing): cooking. Rhubarb crumbles, the ultimate spring comfort food. Soups, because it’s always my favorite at the end of the day (literally). This soup is […]
It feels like each time I post here, I apologize for my scarce appearances on the blog. I do feel overwhelmed at times. Managing, or micro-managing, a PhD, writing and photographing a cookbook, maintaining a blog, preparing the future after my doctoral studies take all my time. And then, I try my best to exercise, […]
Hello everyone! Today’s recipe is very simple, yet effective. These sugar-free cookies are packed with goodness, and contain only 2 ingredients: banana and rolled oats (or any rolled grain you fancy). Starting with this simple base, you can add any ingredient you like. They take 5 minutes to make and 20 minutes to bake. Easy, right?
When I lived alone for the first time, I did everything like my Mum. I filled my closet with very specific and expensive cleaning products. A product for my stainless steel sink. One for the windows. One to fight lime in the bathroom. A bleach for the toilet. A liquid soap for the floors. A wood […]
Hello ! Since the last post, I got old. I had a bike accident, when a distracted car driver hit me. One second after thinking “I’m going to die”, I was found sitting on my buttocks on the pavement. Miraculously intact. Since then, I feel fragile, vulnerable, reasonable, whereas before, I was invincible, carefree, indestructible. I now […]
… Hello everyone ! I haven’t published a smoothie recipe in a long while. The truth is, for over a year, I have been faithful to one single smoothie. I had created it for a friend’s good-bye party, as he was leaving Zürich. I liked that smoothie so much that I have made it every morning since then. Of course, with […]
So many first-world problems. I juggle with my PhD, with writing and photographing a cookbook – and this blog. It is sometimes hectic and I feel like I am playing it by ear most of the times. Plus, this mysoginistic, climate-change-denier who became president of the United States. I recently got an invoice of 500 euros for a routine check-up at […]
I had a hard time posting this recipe. When the smell of this curry fills the house, I forget everything else. I eventually managed to snap a picture on my phone with one hand, holding an impatient and hungry Justin back with the other hand.
This is a non-recipe recipe. I never thought of sharing it with you before. These ground flax seeds are part of the decor, so much so that one forgets that they exist. It would feel like giving you a recipe for cooking rice!
Happy New Year everyone ! Who hasn’t heard of golden milk? Sometimes called turmeric latte, it is known as Kurkuma latte where I live. This “detox” turmeric drink, with its Ayurvedic roots, is like a liquid version of the avocado toast: The hipster sensation that took over the world and Instagram. Minus the ecological disaster.
If you can’t conceive a meal, including Christmas dinners, without a salad (however tokenistic it may be), I have you covered. Leeks are not the sexiest vegetable ever and in Switzerland, it is even an expensive luxury. Still, after spotting a great leeks and raisins coleslaw in my favourite vegetarian restaurant, I gave it a try. I swapped the raisins […]
Last weekend, I travelled to Florence with my boyfriend. This cradle of the Renaissance is filled to the brim with art and you can almost feel history still floating around in the air. I loved the magnificent Uffizi gallery, the churches, the marble-clad cathedral. On top of that, every meal was a party for the senses. This version […]