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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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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Salame de chocolate – Chocolate cake, no cooking – Portugal
Jan09

Salame de chocolate – Chocolate cake, no cooking – Portugal

Version française Portuguese version : And because my portuguese is still not good enough to write but already good enough to read, this version is the closest I found and it’s from gulosoesaudavel.com… (one day !). My proportions are slightly different and I used butter instead of “Creme vegetal sem sal”… which makes me unable to hide that I’m french ! The simplest, quickest and most delicious...

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Shortbread : Chocolate chips, sesame seeds and sunflower seeds
Aug23

Shortbread : Chocolate chips, sesame seeds and sunflower seeds

Version française When the delicious recipe from @Pauline à la creme anglaise is “hacked” by Eats To West… Ingredients 200g plain flour (+ extra for dusting) 140g cold unsalted butter, diced 50g caster Sugar 2 handful sesame seeds 2 handful chocolate chips 1 handful sunflower seeds   Method Preheat the oven to 170°C/325°F/gas 3.  Mix the flour, sugar, seeds and chocolate chips together in a mixing bowl.  Rub in...

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DIY : Homemade coconut milk – Thailand
Mar02

DIY : Homemade coconut milk – Thailand

Version française … Only possible with fresh coconut ! A special thanks to May for sharing this secret with me!  Making your own coconut milk is super easy and quite fun to do… If you’re in south east asia where you can find fresh coconuts everywhere in the markets. In Europe, It gets a bit more complicated except if you can find fresh coconut somewhere. Let’s say you have a fresh coconut in front of you…...

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French apple pie with cinnamon, just the way I love it
Dec24

French apple pie with cinnamon, just the way I love it

Version française An apple pie that’s worth the try… and the time As I explained in my article about our volunterring in Tavan in Sapa’s district in the north of Vietnam, I’ve made my very own apple pie in exchange of a vitenamese cooking lesson… Well, I’ve been the only one to do my part of the deal but I had so much pleasure cooking a european kind of recipe after 6 month of travel that it just...

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Homemade fresh cheese – Egypt
Oct27

Homemade fresh cheese – Egypt

Version française Homemade fresh cheese, egyptian way, less than 2 days  ! There are several ways of making cheese as there are different moments in the making process where you can stop or keep going to reach a new texture or taste.This short version is quicker, fresher and softer which is better to eat with spices, honey and fruits. It’s also easier to make it at home. The long version is drier, the taste is saltier which...

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Churchckela – The georgian treat
Aug24

Churchckela – The georgian treat

Version française 100% natural and very fun to make : Churchkhela, 100% Georgia ! When you travel, it’s rare to find something sweet which is not industrial or full of chemicals. In Georgia it’s possible. I’ve discovered how to make this national treat and I’m already a big fan of it. It’s very good and actually very useful if you go trekking as the combination of fruit sugar and dried fruits is a perfect...

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Frappuccino – Georgia
Aug14

Frappuccino – Georgia

Version française The georgian version of the italian frappuccino… delicious ! Sopi, Our host’s daughter accepeted to reveal her seceret recipe and even if this frappuccino is very different from what I’ve tried in Belgium, it’s much more refreshing. I think I’ve just found out what my new summer favorite drink is ! Ingredients for 1 person : 1 tsp instant coffee 2tsp sugar Vanilla ice cream cut into...

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