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 : Beef tartare with rocket, parmesan cheese and dried tomatoes
Sep20

Recipe : Beef tartare with rocket, parmesan cheese and dried tomatoes

Version française Because sustainable also means “a bit of everything” ! If you’re healthy and not allergic to anything, you probably already know that the two principles of a sustainable and well balanced diet is “diversity” and “moderation”.  It is recommended to limit your meat consumption but not recommended to end it at all. A good alternative would definitely be to eat meat once or twice...

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Recipe : Fried noodles, thai style
Sep07

Recipe : Fried noodles, thai style

Version française Complete and easy to make, this meal will make you travel In the “friday, sustainable recipe day” set this recipe won’t be the one with the best carbon footprint since it requires products from asia for which my knowledge of the production branch is very low ==> “oyster sauce” and “soy sauce”. But I still decided to buy those two products at my favorite japanese food shop...

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Recipe : Pasta with girolle mushrooms and asparagus
Jun13

Recipe : Pasta with girolle mushrooms and asparagus

Version française Because dry mushrooms are very surprising… … And also because it’s asparagus’ season, YAY ! There is nothing easier than drying mushrooms after a harvest. Sliced or in one piece, in order to dry mushroom you simply need to let them be on something that let the air passes easily (like a potato bag, a shelf, a tray with holes… and best if it’s under the sun) and turn them over from...

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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 : 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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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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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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Duck breast with orange and honey sauce
Jan09

Duck breast with orange and honey sauce

Version française A delicious christmas dinner for those on the road – no oven As I said in a few previous recipes, when you’re on the road without a proper kitchen you have to improvise a bit. And when you care about the environment and you want to eat local you definitely have to get creative. Duck breast is absolutely not local since we are in Portugal but after more than a year and a half on the road and our second...

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Recipe tests around tofu !
Dec24

Recipe tests around tofu !

Version française With leek or zucchini and green olive… Let’s try some tofu recipes Note : Tofu’s taste is very neutral, therefore when you use it in a recipe, it’s more for its texture than its taste. When raw, its texture can be a bit thick and doughy, which is not so nice. The best is to fry it before you serve it or stew it like you’d do with a piece of red meat. The idea here is not to keep the...

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