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One Sweet Sweet Summer Tart

Hi Everyone, I hope you are all doing well. Here I am, with another recipe. For this one, you will need: White peaches (I used 5) 2 red apples Half a bowl of strawberry A spoonful of lemon juice Shortcrust pastry (1) Optional: a spoonful of cane sugar Cut all your fruits, it doesn’t need to be pretty, it just needs to be small. Put them all in a bowl together with the lemon juice and the sugar if you wish to use it. Be careful tho, the three fruits together are very sweet so it will depend on how sugary you like your desserts. For the crust, I did my usual routine, pierced little tiny holes with a fork all over the bottom, cooked it for 10 mins alone in the oven. Fruits together release a lot of liquid and you want to make sure that your bottom is not soggy. Once the crust was ready, I added the fruits, put the tart in the oven on 190° for 25 mins. I like to …

Sweet Tofu with Noodles & Vegetables

Hi Everyone, I hope you are all doing fantastic. I have another recipe for you! I am sure I haven’t invented anything but I wanted to share with you what I managed to create with leftovers a week ago or so. I had a really hard time for some reasons to find the Tofu in Carrefour ( an equivalent of Asda I guess in France) but the rest of the ingredients was patiently waiting for me at home. For this quick & easy summer lunch you will need: Agave syrup: two soup spoons Sesame seeds: one coffee spoon Tofu: I used 250g for my sister and me Noodles: Rice noodles would be ideal in my opinion (but I used egg noodles) Salt&P, some crushed garlic, a drizzle of olive oil Soy sauce Peppers: mine were already cooked (we used 2) Onions: one is more than enough I cooked my sliced peppers and my onion together with the spices, olive oil and a glass of water for about 15 mins. Whilst the vegetables were cooking, I …

Easy Green Lentil soup with Garlic Toasts

Hi Everyone, I know that this month is dedicated to cruelty-free beauty but this recipe is so tasty and easy that I needed to share it with you. You will need: A pack of brown lentils Mushrooms Red onions Tomatoes Whole wheat bread or an old baguette Olive oil Spices of your choice (I added chili, soy sauce & pepper) Garlic Olives (optional, I just love them) In a large pan, bring your water to a boil. Add a spoonful of olive oil and your lentils. In my experience, brown lentils tend to take a little more time to cook than red lentils for example. Once my lentils are half-way there, I add my chopped mushrooms (an entire pack) and two sliced red onions. I usually cover the pan for the last 10 mins of cooking and get my toasts ready. If you have a clove of garlic, chop it, mix it with a spoonful of olive oil, salt&pepper and spread it on a piece of your baguette (or sliced bread). Put your slices in the oven until …

Tofu Burger Recipe

Hi Everyone, How are you? Last recipe for a little while. I hope you like them. Let me know which one is your favorite (if you have one). For this recipe, you will need: Tofu Sweet peppers (two) Mushrooms Buns (brioche buns were the perfect fit) Cheese (optional, I grabbed my favorite vegan cheese, garlic&herb at Whole Foods) Rocket Salad Olives (optional, I just love them) I cut my mushrooms and my peppers, cooked them in sesame oil for about five mins. Grabbed my brioche buns and instead of warming them up in a pan like I usually do, I put them in my waffle maker. They turned out perfectly crispy I was so happy you guys! As you can see, the piece of Tofu I got from Whole Foods is HUGE (you get two of them in a box, already cooked and grilled for £2.99) and I just warmed it up with the vegetables. I believe the pictures are explicit enough and the whole thing doesn’t need a proper recipe. The garlic and herb …

Veggie Pasta Bake

Hi Everyone, I hope you are all doing great. Welcome to the second recipe of this three parts thingy I am doing right now on the blog. PS: I just wanted to address something quickly. I have been nominated for two blogging “awards” since I did my 7 days challenge. I wanted to thank everyone who took the time to nominate me and check out my blog. Whilst I don’t have time to do them all, it doesn’t go unnoticed and I’m more than grateful. For this recipe, you will need: Pasta Mushrooms (one box) Carrots (I used three) Shallots (one or two) Courgette (half of one) Alpro cream Mustard Cut your veggies, cook the mushrooms and shallot on the side and the carrots and courgette in water. Since everything is gonna go in the oven, I would suggest to not cook your pasta and mushrooms entirely. Since everything is gonna go in the oven, I would suggest to not cook your pasta and mushrooms entirely. Once everything is done, move on to the cream. In a …

One easy Vegan Recipe

Hi Everyone, How are you all doing? I initially wanted to dedicate one post to three vegan recipes but it was honestly way too long. So I hope you don’t mind because you’ll be getting recipes for a week. I have been cooking more and more. I love grilled tofu, fake chicken, vegan cheese etc. We are a match in heaven. So I spent one week in March cooking every single night and I would like to share my three favorite recipes with you. Vegan Couscous You will need: Chickpeas (2 cans) Carrots (2) Courgette (1) Couscous (150g) Fake chicken (optional, can be replaced by tofu) Harissa Tumeric Cumin Tabasco Salt&Pepper So I cut all my vegetables first. Whilst I cooked them in water, I took my chickpeas (already cooked) and put them for 2 mins in the microwave. Once my vegetables were a bit softer, I added all my spices, except the Harissa and my chickpeas. I brought down the heat, covered it up and moved on to my fake meat and couscous. I threw the meat …

Easy Courgette Spaghetti

Hi Everyone, I hope you like this one because I was so proud when I put it together. You know that I advocate easy, quick recipes and late-night snacking. Ingredients: Courgette Spaghetti (Tesco) Oregano, Garlic, Soy Sauce, Crushed Chili Vegetable stock Olive oil Vegan sausages Truffle mustard As always, I love when I can just go my ingredients in a pan and serve a great dish 10 mins later. For this recipe, I started with throwing spaghetti and bean sprouts in a pan together with oregano, garlic, chili, a spoonful of olive oil and my vegetable stock. I added two glasses of water, covered the pan with a plate and moved on to my vegan sausages. My all time favorite, you may already know, are the vegan sausages from the Linda McCartney’s brand. I mixed soy sauce and mustard together. Dunk my sausages (4 out of the 6) in the mix and put them in the oven (180°) for 15 mins. This dish honestly takes 15 mins from start to finish. The spaghetti and bean sprouts …

Cheeky Veggie Dinner Date for under £10.00

Hi Everyone, I know. Finally. A recipe. It has been so long. I have been so good at coming up with new ideas and uploading two times a week that I have forgotten to write down what I ate. Stupid me. Here is what we had for dinner a couple of days ago. It is a vegetarian peppered steak, baby potatoes, mushrooms and broccoli. The meat-free peppered steak is from Quorn. You can find the brand at Tesco and I believe that they have an offer running. Something like buy 3 of their products for £5.00 ( not sponsored by the way ). You all know how to cook your potatoes and broccoli so I thought I would focus on what made the dish so delicious. The sauce. I threw half a spoon of vegan butter in a pan to replace my usual olive oil Half a glass of water A vegetable stock pot A spoonful of truffle mustard A bit of Mulled wine I added my mushrooms and my peppered steak and a tiny …

Quick Veggie Burger with Pepper Steak & Gorgonzola Sauce

Hi Everyone, Another quick and incredibly tasty recipe for you. I just had this for lunch with a nice glass of red wine. I love love love burgers and this one gave me the best food orgasm. You will need : Quorn Pepper Steak or any Vegan/Vegetarian Steak Kale  Gorgonzola Cheese  Seeded Bread Salt & Pepper & Hot sauce  Hazelnuts ( optional )  Get a vegan steak, vegetarian pepper speak or the meat of your choice and place it in your pan with a bit a olive oil ( or sesame oil for maximum deliciousness ), salt & pepper. In another pan, place the cut kale and add water. Cover it up and let it simmer on low. Get back to your steak, turn it around and place a cube of Gorgonzola cheese ( optional ) on top and let it melt. Before you know it, the steak will be ready and it is time for you to toast your bread. You can use the toaster of course or use the same pan as the …

11 Vegan options from London Restaurants that are better than Sex

I was reading Grace Francesca  yesterday and I burst out laughing. Her post on 26 things better than sex was hilarious and way too real. I thought I would do the same with vegan food from restaurants in London which have given me some major orgasms over the past two years. ( I am not sponsored and I have personally tested every single thing on this list. I would never recommend what I don’t believe in ! ) Franco Manca vegan pizza. Happiness for under £5.00. Benito’s Hat spicy mushroom burrito. If you like burritos, Chilango is usually the way to go. But Benito’s Hat is slowly winning my heart with this one. Busaba Eathai and its amazing Pad Thai Jay. A must eat for Thai food lovers. Five Guys Cajun Fries. I honestly don’t care what anyone says. The best burgers are from GBK and Shake Shack and the best fries are from Five Guys. Spicy and cooked in peanut oil ! Pixxa Grilled Peppers & Herbs pizza. Pricey for a pizza but huge and delicious. Perfect …

Saucy Sausage Pasta ( Vegan )

Hi Everyone, I hope you are well. I am on a roll. Three recipes in a week. A miracle ! But also what most of you requested so I am more than happy to oblige. Today is going to be an easy one (no shit ) and a tribute to my Italian ancestors. For this amazing vegan pasta recipe, you will need  A pack of whole wheat spaghetti  A can of chopped tomatoes ( read it to make sure it is 100% vegan )  Red Wine ( optional, I had some left and I remembered my dad using it to make spaghetti & meatballs so I thought, what the hell ) Minced garlic  Salt & Pepper & Oregano  Red Onions ( optional ) Vegan Sausages ( I picked up mine at Tesco ) For the sauce, warm up your pan, throw one spoonful of olive oil, your can of chopped tomatoes, your sliced red onion, half a cup of water, two spoonful of minced garlic. Cover it all up, put on a 20 mins timer and move on …

Easy Vegan Rice & Vegetable Recipe

  I am back with another recipe ! And it’s easier than the last one ! If they keep getting easier each time, I soon won’t have enough material for an article. For this easy(ish) vegan recipe you will need : Rice ( Brown, Long, Short, White ) Vegetables ( your favorite )  Soy Sauce  (Sesame Seeds) Hot Sauce Olive Oil  Salt&Pepper  Minced Garlic Cook your rice and set it aside whilst you take care of the vegetables and sauce Make the sauce : In a bowl, pour one spoonful of olive oil, one spoonful of soy sauce, drops of hot sauce, and as much minced garlic as you want. I added the salt and pepper at the end as the recipe already had soy sauce and a peppery hot sauce. Throw your vegetables in the pan and wait for them to cook a little bit. Add a tiny bit of water and pour your sauce. Cover it up, lower the temperature and put on a timer. I like my vegetables crunchy, especially carrots, so I always tend …

The Triple T : Tofu Tandoori Treat

Hi Guys, Guess what ? My laptop broke down. Right after I promised you I would post two to three times a week. I hope you are all doing okay. I had the chance to look at the poll and it is going great. I will include it at the end of the post so if you have five seconds to spare, check it out ! For this easy, spicy and 3Ts recipe, you will need : Noodles ( Egg noodles would be amazing with the dish for vegetarians ) Tofu  Tandori Masala dry mix ( got mine from Amazon ) Vegetables of your choice /Vegetables Stir-Fry Sesame Seeds Salt&Pepper&Soy sauce While you wait for your water to boil, carefully take out the tofu, drain the water and cut it into small pieces. Tofu, especially the one I bought from Marks&Spencer, is very hard to cut without it liquefying,  so be careful. If you look at the pictures I took, my tofu was very scrambled. Take out another pan, throw a spoonful of olive oil and your tofu …

Rainbow pepper tart

Hi Everyone ! How was your week ? I haven’t been posting a lot because I have been busy with uni and job interviews etc..overall a busy but enjoyable week. I had my whole weekend planned, ready to be productive and enjoy the first days of fall, but I got drunk on Friday. It is so dangerous to go out on a Friday night. You think you will have two days to go out again and recover when in fact, in my case anyway, you always end up going too hard on the first night out and won’t move from your couch for the next two days. So in honor of my legendary laziness, I present you with the easiest tart you will ever make. With the  help of the following ingredients : Three peppers  A tart dough or Puff Pastry for maximum deliciousness  Some sort of Smokey Barbecue Sauce Mustard ( maille is an all time favorite of mine ) Olive Oil & Salt & Black Pepper The only work you will have to do as illustrated above. …

Easy Lentil & Rice Curry

  I have been so inspired by Fall lately that I had to put together this quick recipe for you ! It is full of flavor, high in protein and will keep you full throughout the day. For this quick recipe, you will need : Red or Green Lentils Brown Rice Curry Powder Coconut milk Chili Powder One red onion Green peas Salt & Pepper So I bet you all know how to cook lentils & rice. Throw them both in the pan with some salt, cover it up and check on it once in a while to avoid overcooking and transforming it into a mushy mess. For the curry sauce, grab another pan and heat it up with some coconut or olive oil. Once it is warm, pour the coconut milk with curry powder and chili powder. Keep stirring when you add the ingredients, to make sure the taste is even and avoid any chunks. Add the onions, peas and whatever leftover veggies you might find in your fridge. I added the salt & pepper …

What I eat in a day #4 Vegetarian

Hey everyone, How are you ? I would like to apologise for the lack of posts. I write about things I am passionate about / like and I would feel like I am not being true to myself if I would prioritize quantity over quality. I would like to thank everyone who voted and would like to remind you that the poll is still up on the blog. I will look at all the answers at the end of next week. If you haven’t voted already, please check it out ! If you are annoyed at the lack of posts, I have a Tumblr and a Twitter and I try to post more regularly on there ( especially Tumblr ). I am completely new to Twitter but I will get the hang of it eventually. It could be a nice way for us to interact as I would love to get to know you all a little better. Food wise, today was pretty uneventful. I did not cook ( I know, shocking ) but ate …

What I eat in a day #3 – Vegetarian Recipes

Hi Everyone, How are you ? I feel like I haven’t talked to you in so long. I usually post more often but I am working on something good for you guys which requires a lot of research hence me not being very active this week. To continue the tradition, I bring to you another  What I eat in a day post. I promise I will try to make them less random and set a day for them. I am thinking Friday or Monday. What do you think ? But anyway, so happy to be writing again ! I woke up quite late today ( because I went to bed too late. Again. ) and immediately “made” breakfast. I had a full glass of organic orange juice. Some peanut butter on the side ( this one is delicious. I used to be a fan of the Whole Earth brand. I switched to this one recently and I honestly couldn’t be happier ). And my pineapple from Tesco. This one was not as good as usual. I like …

What I eat in a day #2 – Vegetarian Recipes

Happy 14th of July guys ! First of all, I would like to thank everyone who decided to click on my tiny follow button. Today is my blog one month anniversary and it warms my heart to have so many beautiful people reading it. Whilst I do not have a lot of followers, I do appreciate it when someone decides to hear me out so thanks again for everything. Today was a slow day for me. I stayed home again and spent some quality time with my family. I will be going back to London very soon and not looking forward to it. I love my friends, where I live & the people in general but after the whole Brexit thing, I might have to think twice before spending my life over there. Breakfast was light since I woke up around 10 am. I had a full glass of homemade orange juice and two apples. I decided to spend the rest of my morning outside reading. I recently went to Bath ( Thermae Bath Spa is …

Crispy Potato Tart Goodness

Today, I had no time to cook during the day but decided that I would make something special for dinner. I actually had the idea from my mom who complained earlier that she was not eating enough carbs. Challenge accepted (I yelled in my head) ! Time for an amazing potato tart filled with good fat and carbs. I usually buy my dough. I found a good and cheap gluten-free crust that I thought I could try with this recipe. 5 potatoes 2 onions  Basic Tart Dough Salt & Pepper and Olive Oil  Thym & Crushed Garlic  This recipe is easy to make and will satisfy everyone’s craving. It does not contain eggs, cream & cheese. Thinly Slice your potatoes and Onions. Throw them in a pan with some olive oil, salt & pepper & a glass of water. Whilst you preheat your oven, transfer your dough and press it into your tart pan. I like to prick the dough with a fork as well. When your potatoes and onions have softened, gently everything into the …

WHAT I EAT IN PARIS – RECIPES IDEA

Finally back in Paris after the longest train ride ever. We arrived so late and could not get a taxi. I got home around one in the morning and went straight to bed. Today was a lazy day for me, I did not go out, woke up late and spent my time with my family. Breakfast was light and refreshing as it is quite hot at the moment. I made a huge smoothie bowl. I usually make my smoothie in the morning and leave enough in the fridge for everyone to drink during the day. This was my first time making the smoothie and I was not disappointed. I used one banana, five apricots and a bowl of frozen pineapple chunks. I added about half a small bottle of fresh water and a tablespoon of agave syrup. It was delicious and very sweet. Exactly what I needed to wake up. Lunch was tasty and simple. I had asparagus, feta cheese, tomatoes and sesame seeds with a light vinagrette and a whole baguette. Naughty, I know. I …

Veggie Fun Bun

Tonight my best friend is cooking. He is not vegetarian but respects my beliefs and never cooks meat when I am around. He is currently making dinner and it smells delicious. Here is what you’ll need if you too, want to make his famous “Veggie Bun Delight” or “Fun Bun” 2 Whole Wheat Rolls Quorn Chicken 1 Red onion A pack of Wild mushrooms Tzaziki Cornichons   As you’ve probably guessed by now, there are two types of rolls. A fresh one with Tzaziki, Cornichons and a light homemade vinaigrette and a warm and savoury one with the red onion, the mushrooms and the quorn chicken. Thinly slice your onion and throw it in the pan with a teaspoon of sesame oil, your mushrooms and your quorn chicken. Stir until a bit softer. Totally optional but you can add a tiny bit of maple or agave syrup if you like your onions caramelized and your meals a bit sweeter. Toast your buns and spread your delicious mix all over.     The picture does not do it justice …

Quick and Easy 5 ingredient Meal

It took me ten minutes, from chopping my peppers and wild mushrooms to constructing my amazing pittas. You will need : Two peppers ( £0.85 – pack of three at Tesco ) A pack of wild mushrooms ( £2.00 – pack of wild mushrooms at Tesco )  A pack of Falafels ( £1.00 – 300g of Falafels at Tesco ) 2 Whole wheat pitta bread ( £0.50 – 6 pittas at Tesco ) Optional : A teaspoon of garlic paste I chopped all of my ingredients first and threw them all in the pan with a cup of water, salt and pepper, olive oil and a teaspoon of garlic paste. I then added my falafels to the mix as I like them just a bit warm but still firm. I stir everything until the vegetables have softened , about 3 to 5 mins and voila, the job is done. I open up my pittas and put the mix inside. I like to have two sauces on the side : Tzaziki or/and Mustard. It’s amazingly easy …

10 Quick and Easy Portable Healthy Snacks

When I am out, in between breakfast and lunch, I like to have something in my bag or something to snack on. I prefer having a light snack before and after working out to prepare myself for a bigger meal later in the day. Hummus with carrot sticks combo. Pretty standard I know. Hummus also goes super well with celery and cucumber. I have noticed that Tesco has also started to sell this super healthy snack. If you do not like hummus, dip your vegetables in Tzatziki. Peanut butter and raspberries. I personally prefer peanut butter and raspberries over peanut butter and apple which seem to be a classic. The crunch of the apple and the smoothness of the peanut butter creeps me out. Am I the only one ? Nuts. All of them. A handful with your tea or in your Tabbouleh or Salad maybe ? Wasabi peas. They are quite high in calories but are full of fiber and proteins. If you do not like wasabi, you can also try Salt or vinegar chickpeas/ Toasted …

The perfect smoothie

Summer is taking its sweet time here in London. Rain is pouring and my mood keeps swinging. Often mistaken for ice cream, my smoothie will definitely boost your mood and satisfy your craving.   To be happy again, you will need : Frozen mango chunks and frozen raspberries Soy milk or Almond milk ( one cup is enough ) Two glasses of water Two teaspoons of agave syrup Add some ginger or chia seed ( optional really ) PS : If you want to thicken your smoothie, I recommend using organic greek yogurt instead of milk. PPS : Add a scoop of vanilla protein powder or HUEL to your smoothie : you just got yourself a great post-workout snack. Blend everything together and Voila ! You just made a thick and filling smoothie. What’s your favorite smoothie recipe ?

Healthier crêpe recipe ?

To make beautiful savory/sweet crêpes you will need : Almond milk / Soy milk Flour ( I like the Waitrose extra fine sponge flour ) Two or Three organic eggs Sesame Oil or Coconut Oil Salt / Agave Syrup Step one : The Big Meet and Greet Grab your lovely mixing bowl and add around 300 grams of flour. Add your eggs and gradually add your 75cl to 100cl of almond or soy milk. Throw a pinch of salt in the mix and a teaspoon of sesame oil. Step two : Work Ya Wrist ! You will need to beat the mix until smooth. If you do not have a whisk ( I do not have one either ), use a fork or heat up the milk a little bit before you add it into the mix. Step three : Let it breathe ! I like to prepare my crêpes well in advance. You don’t have to let the batter rest before you use it, but I have noticed that it does taste better when you set it aside …