With this Avocado & beet hummus toast, I’m going to focus my article on cycle-syncing according to the flo-living method from the book Woman code by Alisa Vitti.
I’ve been struggling with my hormones since I decided to stop taking birth control. I’m part of that generation of women who were told to get on the pill as soon as I hit puberty, that it was better & safer for me. Turns out that wasn’t what my body needed on the long term. But I won’t be getting into that topic today.
I started really understanding my hormones and body at age 28 when I went back to having natural cycles. Better late than never right ?
It had been so many years that I’d forgotten what PMS was. But 70% of women…
I often inspire myself with different cultures when cooking. Maybe it’s due to my bicultural background, but it fascinates me to learn how to cook with ingredients that I’m not used to cooking with on a daily basis.
If it’s new to me, with interesting combinations, is tasty and brings positive health benefits to the body, I’m all in.
Lately I have been focusing on the Japanese culture after travelling there last summer and I am now convinced that part of reason why the Japanese are so much healthier and live longer than the rest of the world is because of their way of eating.
Living in France and not having had their culinary education, I can tell you that it’s a hassle to cook Japanese food on a daily basis. First of all buying the specific produce and ingredients can…
It seems that a lot of my cooking inspirations come from the weather (how original 😉 ! ). I realize that everything I cook is according to how warm it is outside (or not), and of course according to the produce in season. Then again who wants to eat a cold tomato salad when it’s freezing outside ?! These days I’ve been getting my Staub dutch oven out for soup and ragout season, just like animals who prepare for hibernation. 🙂 I’ve been wanting to eat warm, solid comfort foods, but unfortunately it has gotten a little out of hand because I’m eating lots of non-gluten free foods, sweets, cookies, cheese… and chips… My face isn’t liking my new ways I feel like I’m a 15 year old battling through puberty again aha !
Today I’m going to talk about Buddha Bowls, the big trend of the moment. But let’s get things straight, this is not new, it’s been around for years (this is pretty much a salad 😉 ) !
The concept is simple: the point is to create a healthy (usually vegetarian) bowl with everything your body needs inside – protein, grains and roasted or raw vegetables. In essence, it’s an overstuffed bowl resembling the belly of the Buddha 🙂 .
There are many recipes out there, and you can also create your own according to the season, adding your favorite ingredients or with what’s in your fridge.
The idea is to start out with a bed of greens – kale, arugula, watercress, mache, fresh spinach – then to balance your bowl with a dose of protein – quinoa, garbanzo bean, kidney…
The other day I bought my very first Staub cocotte because it’s time for me to get serious in the kitchen 🙂 ! I’m up for some slow cooking and some savoury marinated dishes and there’s nothing better than a cast iron cocotte to do so. Since Italy is one of my favorite countries in the world and I adore their cuisine, my first recipe in this cocotte will be a one-pot pasta dish !
Something full of veggies and fresh herbs and of course an amazing Italian tomato sauce that I bought at “La Grande Epicerie”. What’s great in pasta dishes is that you can totally play it by ear, you can throw just about anything in there and make it to your taste. Roasted pine nuts, cheese for topping, fresh herbs – whatever floats your boat ! Today I felt like…