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 […]
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?
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 […]
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!
Short skirts, white legs, straw hats and sunglasses. The warmer days, finally, have come. They say that it will not last, that the rain is coming, that the wind is coming, that the summer will be terribly rainy. Whatever. After a winter of breakfast toasts and porridges, I felt like fresh, living food again. Raw buckwheat porridge […]
Well, it happened. Salad for breakfast. It is a very simple recipe that you can customize in many ways. Use beetroot or fennel instead of carrots. Replace the peanut butter with almond or hazelnut butter. Use orange juice instead of lemon. Add a handful of berries or a few banana slices. A drizzle of flax, rapeseed or hemp […]
In a health food store, I was intrigued by an instant porridge mix. Its composition was interesting because designed to be a source of complete protein, that is, with all the essential amino acids our bodies cannot synthetize. Spelt, oats, buckwheat, lupin and soy flour, amaranth and quinoa. I bought it, and was disappointed, especially by the small pieces of […]
Back in Zürich after a holiday. The temperature reaches 37 ° C in the shade. Something had to be done. But let’s talk breakfast. Doctor Bircher-Benner was a nutritionist and lived a century ago in Zürich, in a clinic perched on the hill overlooking the lake. This man was ahead of his time in many ways. He had […]
As a child, I did not eat meat or fish but lived off cheese. I liked carrots (only cooked), chestnut jam, crèpes and lemon curd. As I was very stubborn, my parents understood that it was better to fill the freezer with frozen cheese crèpes than to send me in the dark basement to eat the meat I was served – […]
Do you happen to hesitate between a porridge and a smoothie, but not to have the strength or the time to wash twice the amount of dishes? This is a dilemma that I know only too well. The solution of the equation is the happy union of a green smoothie and a raw buckwheat porridge. First, […]
Good morning! A question taunts me. Have you ever made your own granola? Do you know how easy it is? That you need only a few ingredients, which are probably already in your pantry? That there are 1001 ways of inventing your own, personal granola?
A long overdue update: Another carrot breakfast! After a porridge that tasted like carrot-cake, carrots happened in breakfast bars. For these, I did not use my usual technique, based on dates and coconut oil. Here, I wanted less sugar, less fat, and more carbs for a sustained release of energy over time. I also wanted to […]
I did it. I ate grated carrots for breakfast. Worse: I liked it and I started again. I can’t hide it anymore! I devised a lot of ways to slyly hide carrots in my breakfast, to the great astonishment of my boyfriend (though he quickly converted). What if it helps me keep that lovely summer tan? Carrots, which French mothers say make […]