What would the world be like without pancakes? It would be a very sad place, let me tell you. I’m starting to tear up just thinking about it. It’s the one breakfast meal that never gets old. I had no trouble saying Adios to bacon, but I could never give up pancakes. Never in a million years….
Have you seen all the beautiful rainbow/unicorn/fairy food that’s been around Instagram for the past year? At first I wasn’t sure to be honest, especially about the blue food, but it didn’t take long for me to be convinced.
You can make so many cool things with food colouring! And the best part is that the ones I use are 100% natural. No harmful chemicals are used to achieve those colours. Only nature’s “superfoods”.
Now, you know I’m transparent with you and I don’t believe that you need those fancy foods to be a healthy vegan. Not everyone has the budget or even the interest, and that’s totally fine! But they’re definitely super fun to use and will take any boring (but delicious) beige nice cream to the next level. …
Back in April, Martin and I headed up north to Aarhus, Denmark, to spend the weekend with our friend Gabrielle. I think it’s safe to say that she likes cooking as much as I do and, to our delight, she had planned delicious meals for the entire length of our stay.
One that definitely grabbed our attention was a big pot of vegan baked beans she’d made for breakfast. We had never eaten them this way and were immediately smitten with the luscious tomato sauce. Actually Martin constantly asks me to make them but I just kept putting it off. Until now….
Have you ever made your own granola? After seeing the list of ingredients on the store-bought kind, which should be found in desserts and not in nutritious breakfasts, I just had to come up with my own recipes. I already have a hazelnut and chocolate granola and a nut-free pumpkin granola on the blog, both oil & refined sugar free!
But today, I’m excited to share my beloved Chunky Monkey granola. Not really familiar with this flavour? It’s a delicious mix of peanut butter, banana (perfect for those old bananas) and chocolate. So pretty much the best combo ever.
Ice cream salons rarely carry vegan pistachio ice cream though. I was able to satisfy my sweet tooth at Amorino in Paris and Barcelona, but they don’t have a location in Hanover. Well, instead of moping around, waiting for them to come to me, I thought it would be much simpler (and healthier, you know me) to just whip up my own pistachio nice cream….
I’m afraid I do live up to that stereotype, with at least one green smoothie and a pound of tofu a week. But in all seriousness, there’s really nothing weird about these foods and everyone can enjoy them, regardless of their diet. You just need to know how to “make them delicious”….
For outsiders who have no idea what I’m talking about, it’s in the spring that we tap the maple trees, put on our best plaid shirt and enjoy traditional dishes and maple products at the sugar shack….
We’re back from our incredible honeymoon in Sri Lanka! We wouldn’t have mind staying over there for a few more weeks, recharging our batteries in the sun like lizards, but we had to come back to reality eventually… So we headed back home with our heads filled with memories.
And super motivated to get creative in the kitchen, just in time for spring.
Happy New Year!
At the risk of sounding cliché, wow, I can’t believe it’s 2017 already. How fast does time fly!
2016 was high in emotions and, all in all, one of my best years so far. I can’t wait to discover what 2017 has in store! I wish you, actually I wish us all, health, happinness and lots of love. Because that’s all that really matters, right?
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Since the start of a new year is often an occasion to reflect on the previous one, I thought I’d share with you the 10 recipes that received the most love in 2016! Here they are:…
There’s this little café in our neighbourhood that makes the best sourdough in town. Well, to be honest it’s the only one we’ve tried, but it’s so good that we don’t feel the need to find another one. We go there about once a week to get a fresh pillow-soft loaf, which Martin usually eats on its own while I smother mine in peanut butter.
We love going out to eat, especially here in Hanover where it’s so affordable! But, big but actually, breakfast here sucks. It seriously does. If I want to eat bread with jam, a few spreads and fruits, well… I’ll eat that at home, thank you very well.
I desperately miss Québec-style brunches like the ones you get at Aux Vivres in Montreal, or at Café Frida in Trois-Rivières. I know I can make the best pancakes and waffles, but I miss going out with friends to try new things. Brunch used to be a big thing for us, a social gathering where we’d gulp down the best food….