Recipe : Banana pancake without dairy products
Apr04

Recipe : Banana pancake without dairy products

Version française No butter, no milk for a healthy and delicious morning recipe A recipe that first stands on the pleasure side of the equation with its super fluffy texture and spicy taste. Pretty good on the healthy side of the equation too but not that good on the sustainable side since bananas still don’t grow in Belgium… Or I missed something ! Anyway, as I always say, in cooking, eating healthy, sustainability...

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Recipe : Blood orange smoothie for a breakfast full of vitamins
Feb13

Recipe : Blood orange smoothie for a breakfast full of vitamins

Version française It’s still citrus o’clock, time to enjoy some blood oranges ! The 13th of february here in Belgium is quite an important day since it’s “Mardi gras”. In Binche (a walloon city), some men dress up as “Gilles” for this special day and throw blood oranges in the crowd (this comes from the days when Spain and Belgium had the same king…). And if you are part of the lucky...

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Recipe : Sugar free granola baked in an oven
Feb02

Recipe : Sugar free granola baked in an oven

Version française It is definitely possible to make a super crunchy granola using medjool dates and water… For this friday sustainable recipe day, I decided to go healthy and make a delicious sugar free granola.  Medjool dates and seeds are not produced in Belgium, therefore, in order to be as sustainable as possible I bought my products in bulk and I chose to buy them in a store in my neighbourhood. Healthy, no extra packaging...

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Recipe : Chocolate brioche !
Jan18

Recipe : Chocolate brioche !

Version française There is nothing better than a fresh brioche for a sunday brunch… especially if it’s filled with chocolat ! A very soft and pretty brioche (milk style bread) for a sustainable sunday or tea time. No extra wrapping, no preservatives, no additives and definitely homemade… challenge accepted ! Ingredients : 400 g T55 flour 50 g sugar 8 g dried yeast 3 egg yolks 1,5 tsp salt 20 cl milk 70 g soft butter...

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Recipe : The best ginger bread recipe !
Dec13

Recipe : The best ginger bread recipe !

Version française A delicious recipe from my childhood for a special Xmas tea party My mum won the first price at last year’s ginger bread contest in our small town in the south east of France… Without a moment of hesitation she sent me the recipe so that I could share it with you guys… I tested it, it’s definitely my favorite recipe too (Thanks mum !) Ingredients : 250 g honey 250 g flour 80 g brown sugar 13 g...

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Recipe : Citrus salad, chocolate fondue style
Nov02

Recipe : Citrus salad, chocolate fondue style

Version française Finally the citrus season is here… Welcome vitamins ! Ingredients (For 2 persons) : 2 oranges 2 mandarins (tangerins) 80 gchocolat 1 hint dairy cream (crème fraîche) Preparation : Cut your citrus with a knife like shown in the video here below : Put citrus in 2 bowls. Melt chocolate and add hint of dairy cream. Serve chocolate in a 3rd bowl. And for those who don’t want to waste the citrus’ skin,...

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Recipe : Homemade white bread with seeds
Oct26

Recipe : Homemade white bread with seeds

Version française This good old fresh bread just out of the oven for a slow sunday morning… Making bread takes time… because you need to let your bread rise for one hour twice. But actually, the real preparation time is about 23 minutes : 5 minutes combining the ingredients, 15 minutes kneading, 3 minutes shaping. Then with a good alarm clock reminding you to go check your bread if you’re doing something else,...

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Recipe : Blackberry pie, grand-ma’s style !
Aug25

Recipe : Blackberry pie, grand-ma’s style !

Version française The pleasure of picking wild fruits on your own and transforming them into a delicious dessert ! Reminder : It is forbidden to harvest in protected areas in Brussels (forêt de soignes, parks etc…), not recommended to harvest along roads and allowed to only harvest what you need for your own consumption (no business with your wild harvest !)… Ingredients : For dough : 150 g floor 50 g sugar 75 g salted...

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Recipe : How to make homemade iced tea in less than 3 seconds
Jul27

Recipe : How to make homemade iced tea in less than 3 seconds

Version française Today, a 100% delicious way of cheating… definitely cooking for dummies ! More than a proper recipe today, I wanted to share with you a little trick to prepare your very own iced tea with your favorite tea mix. Ingredients : 1 l water 4 Tsp tea leaves or herbal tea (or two tea bags) Sugar as much as you like it Patience.. Preparation : If you’re using tea leaves, you’ll need a tea filter, a tea ball...

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Recipe: 100 % homemade ginger ale
Jun30

Recipe: 100 % homemade ginger ale

Version française Sparkling, fresh, strong as Ginger and homemade? Yes it is possible and super easy when you make it with dry yeast. There is a real 100 % natural version made with a ginger bug (equivalent of the sourdough starter for bread), I’ll post this version a bit later. Right now is the high season for Ginger (from may to November) and if you don’t want to buy it anymore, just know that it is quite easy to grow...

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