All posts tagged: Healthy Eating

I tried a vegan Galette des rois

Hi Everyone, I hope you are all doing amazing. If you don’t know, la galette des Rois is a tradition in France. We celebrate right after New Year’s Eve (another excuse to eat more). I tried to go to several French bakeries in London but couldn’t find anything. My original plan was to buy one galette for my friends and make a small one for myself (since I am doing Veganuary). I found this super cute french vegan blog with a recipe and I decided to give it a try. I will add the original recipe at the end of the post and try to translate it for you guys as best as I can. You will need: 2 puff pastry sheets (made without butter) 200g of crushed almond 40g of vegan butter 80g of sugar 60g of coconut oil (optional for me since I already had the vegan butter) 100g of soya cream 5 cL of soya milk (I used almond milk) The recipe is the easiest (I recognized I got rid of some stuff and added others). You …

Body-Shaming Online

Hi Everyone, I wanted to talk about something a bit more serious today. Not that my posts are not serious in general but this one hits close to home. Body-Shaming Online. Being involuntary exposed to it on social media and guilty of doing it to myself from time to time, I feel like I need to speak up. Whilst most people know what Body-Shaming is, and the majority is against it, I can’t help but notice how big of an issue it has become online. It can go from “I wouldn’t wear this if I were you” to “you’re too fat for this dress” or “you’re too skinny, you need a burger”. From passive aggressive comments to insults, social media offer an immense variety of body-shaming comments. Why would you choose to take that extra step of looking at a stranger’s Instagram/Youtube account and spread hate ? Is it for the giggle, to attract attention or because you’re yourself not all that confident about your body ? We all know how hard it is, to feel comfortable in your own skin and …

Economy & Vegetarianism

Hi Everyone, My friend mentioned that one of his colleagues was vegetarian. Not for ethical reasons, but because vegetarianism would, allegedly, be a cheaper and more sustainable diet. I have to admit that coming from a middle class family, growing up without a care in the world and having more than enough food from breakfast to dinner, this had never crossed my mind. Becoming vegetarian was a mix of “I hate red meat anyway” and later on, realizing how much suffering goes into the meat production which is something I decided I didn’t want to be a part of anymore. Maybe the transitioning was made easier for me because I had access to all the food options, but what about those who don’t ? Have you ever thought that people might be giving up meat because they want to reduce the cost of their groceries ? Let’s just search the web for more answers together. When I typed in ” economic vegetarianism”, here is what I found : An economic vegetarian is a person who practices vegetarianism …

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 …

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 …

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 ?

Why do I love lentils so much ?

I do love lentils. I love them in my soup, I love them with my bread and my salads. I love them round, red, green. I even love them over cooked and packed with mustard. As a vegetarian, I have always struggled about eating the right thing and getting enough proteins in. A lentil dish is definitely THE healthy and budget-friendly meal for the vegetarian on the go. Here is what you will need : Green or Red lentils ( a £1.15 pack will definitely last you more than two weeks ) One vegetable stock Two sweet potatoes One red onion Oregano or Basil Black Pepper and Salt Sesame or Olive Oil Step one : Grab your chopping board ! Peel and slice your onion. Cut your sweet potatoes into big chunks. Throw them into your mixing bowl and add your black pepper, salt, oregano and oil. Step two : Melting Pot ! Rinse your lentils with fresh water before boiling. Add water but make sure the lentils are just barely covered. Add the vegetable stock. Bring the mix to a rapid simmer, …

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 …