Recipe : Smoothie, 100% fresh fruits, strawberry and basil, no sugar !
Apr21

Recipe : Smoothie, 100% fresh fruits, strawberry and basil, no sugar !

Version française For a fresh start every morning from spring to summer… One of the best ressources here in Portugal is without a doubt the quality and abundance of fresh and local fruits. It is so wonderful to bite in a juicy tomato or strawberry in April and discover what a huge difference it will make in a recipe. And because we love to treat ourselves well everyday… It’s smoothie here every morning ! Ingredients...

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Recipe : Our favorite belgian pastry – Craquelin
Mar22

Recipe : Our favorite belgian pastry – Craquelin

Version française When meltingly soft sugar meets a belgian pastry in between a brioche and a milk roll… Here in Portugal, we haven’t been able to find sugar chunks anywhere to make this recipe which is one of our favorite for breakfast. But because easter is coming, we can find everywhere delicious chocolate almonds. I’ve got the idea of asking Max to change his recipe a bit and use chocolate almonds instead of...

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Recipe: Bolinhos de bacalhau – Portugal
Mar17

Recipe: Bolinhos de bacalhau – Portugal

Version française Versão em português Typical from portugal, the fried little codfish fritters Ingredients (for around 15 pieces): 250 g codfish with salt removed from it with a bath of fresh water. 200 g potatoes 1/2 onion 1 Tbsp fresh choped parsley. 2 eggs Salt Nutmeg   Preparation : Cook cod fish in slightly salted water. Boil potatoes with their skin. Peel and mash potatoes. Clean, take off bones and crumble codfish. Put...

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Beetroot, apple, blue cheese and walnuts for a super pink salad
Mar16

Beetroot, apple, blue cheese and walnuts for a super pink salad

Version française Sweet and savoury option for a colored lunch under the sun of Portugal Beetroot (from May to October) + apple (from October to March)… This combination shouldn’t be available if we only eat seasonal fruits and vegetables. But because beetroots are easily kept fresh under special conditions (dark fresh room or buried somewhere in the garden surrounded with sand, paper, straws… ) to mix these two...

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Recipe : Colorful salad with winter vegetables !
Mar15

Recipe : Colorful salad with winter vegetables !

Version française Carrots, lentils, leek, onions and coriander… Easy !   Ingredients (for 4 persons) : 250g red lentils 4 carrots 2 leeks 2 medium onions 1 Tbsp fresh choped coriander 1 Tbsp sugar 1,5 Tbsp mustard 1 egg yolk Olive oil Neutral oil 1,5 Tbsp lemon juice 2 pinch salt Preparation : Wash, peel and chop all vegetables, coriander and wash lentils. Cook carrots : Boil with a Tbsp sugar (to keep the bright color)...

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Recipe : Raw salmon with lime, apple and coriander
Feb24

Recipe : Raw salmon with lime, apple and coriander

Version française From February to April, it’s salmon time ! Tartare (raw meat) is easy as it doesn’t require any cooking process. But if there isn’t any cooking process, the quality of the recipe depends on the ingredients you mix together and the sauce you choose. Salmon is a very fat fish, therefore sour ingredients like lime will compensate the fat effect on the tongue and honey will help balance the sour effect...

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Recipe : Korean preserved Ginger with honey
Feb13

Recipe : Korean preserved Ginger with honey

Version française A super easy recipe for delicious homemade ginger candies… I stole this recipe on a Belgian blog I love for its surprising and worldwide recipes : “un peu gay dans les coings” (in french only). This preserved ginger recipe apparently comes from Korea, which on top of being delicious brings a lot of sweet memories for me… have fun making it ! Ingredients : 200g fresh ginger 200g sugar...

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Crinkles : Chocolate biscuits super crusty AND meltingly soft !
Feb12

Crinkles : Chocolate biscuits super crusty AND meltingly soft !

Version française THE best chocolate biscuits ever…     Ingredients for 18 crinkles : 100 g chocolate 25 g butter 1 egg 40 g sugar 95 g flour 1 Tsp baking powder 1 pinch salt Preparation : Melt butter and chocolate together. Whisk egg and sugar together until pale yellow and foamy. Mix both preparations together and stir until homogeneous. Add floor and baking powder and stir until homogeneous. Leave in the fridge for...

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Lentils, carrot and cumin soup
Jan25

Lentils, carrot and cumin soup

Version française A delicious soup with a little eastern twist Ingredients : 1 glass red lentils 1 onion 3 carrots 1 leek 1,5 L water (or stock) 1 Tsp powder cumin Optionnal : 1 Tbsp single cream Preparation : Peel and slice onion and leek and steam them. Peel other vegetables, cut into pieces (the smaller the pieces, the quicker the cooking process). Add vegetables to onion and leek, add water (or stock), add lentils and leave it...

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Recipes : My 5 favorite winter soups
Jan20

Recipes : My 5 favorite winter soups

Version française 5 super easy recipes to make delicious winter soups You can make a soup with any vegetable or any combination of vegetables. There is no danger to do some funcky mix, just follow your istinct, the seasons and a few simple rules : To make a good blended soup you need a thickener : Potatoes, rice, peas (chickpeas, fava beans…), roux (flour  and butter), flour alone, cornstarch… All these methods to thicken...

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