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One Chunky Birthday Cake (and it 100% Vegan)

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Someone ordered this for a birthday party today and I’ve got pics!

Enjoy mes amis.

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Yummy ‘n’ Nutty No-Bake Balls

  Together with the sticky ginger nuts I posted yesterday, I also made these no bake balls for the guests at the event. This recipe was given to me by my sister, Mikeala. Whenever we used to gather for wekends together she always brought these with her and they were just too good I had to ask for the recipe.

So the original recipe is from Ali here: http://www.gimmesomeoven.com/no-bake-energy-bites/  But you can totally jazz ’em up as you wish. For instance you can add sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, chocolate chips, use other types of nut butter, add agave instead of honey, omit some ingredients, add a few more…it’s just really very versatile and that’s one of the many reasons why I love it so. Wanna give it a go?

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SPLL Soup

Pack lunch for the hubby

Pack lunch for the hubby..Ooo yah

Beautiful rainy day, still in your jammies, cozy inside, some’in to warm your cockles? Try a bowl- full of this yumminess, it’s worth getting out of the sofa for.

Oh my, what does SPLL stand for? 😉

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Celebrations in the forest with sugar-free Banana Flapjacks

The yum yumms

The yum yumms

This Sunday a bunch of us, led by our wounderful ‘guidess’, gathered in the forest where we got to celebrate our Menarche (a girls first period) surrounded and held by mother nature. Some time ago these celebrations where the norm where women would gather and celebrate a girl as she makes the step into womanhood. However these days, this very important phase in a girls life is ignored or if you’re lucky you get a pack of tampax shoved in your face and told to ‘shoooo ‘shooo and we age still carrying that little girl inside of us. So last Sunday, a group of heart sisters met up in the forest where we made a fire, danced, chanted, cried, let go of the inner girl still residing in us, offered all traces of the child in us to the fire and made the step into full Womanhood (see picture below). In the words of our guidess, Satyamayi – “The Goddess inside who demands we look at ourself and the world through our Higher Self,  letting go of the one that holds on to justifying its own story, that wants to point out and blame, to judge or hide… and rise up to embody the true Goddess within. The wise and all compassionate one that commits to seeing the world, and herself, through the clear eyes of the Heart”.

After this energetically charged evening, you can imagine we were famished! so we each brought something to munch on and this was my offering. Some yummy sugar-free and delicious banana flapjacks, dipped in honey (the honey part is your choice 😉 ) I served it with honey on the side for the sisters so they could have the choice to eat it pure or drenched in honey! But before you begin drenching (note: I have nothing against such delicious act) have it pure, you might be surprised at the power of yummy ‘n’ ripe bananas 🙂 Continue reading

Yummy Berry Crunch…..in a cup (Dairy-free)

Some lovely yummy mummy sisters came over for lunch today with their babies and all brought food to share while I took on the dessert duty……ohh, dommage! 🙂

Berry cups

Berry cups

Had to be something fresh, yummy, and pretty easy to make…(drumroll!!) and enters Yumny Berry crunch….in a cup. Are you having some friends over this hot summer time?…make this and you won’t regret it, Promise! Plus I just realised, it’s way easier to have a gathering where everyone brings something instead of having to make the whole 3 course meal yourself, especially when you have a crazy but cute and scrummy toddler hanging off your leg. Anyone wanna bring a dish round mine……to share? I’ll be your dessert lady 😉 Continue reading

Choco chilli Banana bread

moi et mon ange :-)

moi et mon ange 🙂

Hello guys, I know it’s been a loooooong time but this girl has had her hands full with baby baby baby. Ma petite lover was born on 22nd March so we have been loving each other for 2 months now. Our life is now about nappies, boobies, bibs, pukes and etc etc.

So coming up for air a little bit here to give you the simplest recipe for a Vegan banana bread ever!!! I don’t have much time on my hands as I either have baby hanging off one boob or I’m knee deep in nappie heaven ;-). Therefore I’m keeping it simple but oh sooo tasty in the kitchen :-). For today we have a very easy to make and scrummy vegan banana bread.

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EasyPeasy Yummy Lentils

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Got the idea for these yummy lentils from a sister of mine from Sri Lanka. I remember when I stayed at her flat in London once and she made this for me. First of all, it was DELISH!! and secondly, I couldn’t stop eating it.  I just couldn’t believe how simple it was when she told me about the recipe. This was from her mom to her and luckily down to me.

Wanna try at least one simple lentil recipe? Make it this one and you won’t regret it. Trust me.

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Citrus-y pear, nuts ‘n’ dark chocolate

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I had dinner last week with mama Jan and sister E and this appeared on the menu. Didn’t know what to make for dessert at first but as I was walking down the fruit aisle in the supermarché, I saw these curvy chics, one thing led to another and we were all covered in chocolate ;-). Pear and chocolate is a match made in heaven and sprinkling some caramelised nuts into the mix just makes for an awesome trio. It’s vegan, it’s healthy (welllllllll yeah because chocolate is totally good for you in all sorts of ways 🙂 ), it’s indulgent and it’s delish! Give it a go…. Continue reading

Okra “soup”

A little background and why I have written soup like so…. “soup”. I remember when I arrived in England some years back now and one day my big sister, who has been living here for a while said to me, would you like some soup Aijay? And I said, oh yes please. And she came up to me with a bowl of watery, light and drinkable stuff. And I was like, that is soup? And she said yeah! Here soup is a different ball game bebe!

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Moi-Moi (Bean cake)

Evening lovers, today brings a Nigerian classic to the world of freeflow foodies. Since my pregnancy I have seriously been craving (with a big C) food from my country and we happened to discover that there is a shop just 5 mins from our flat that does just that. This guy sells everything, Indian food, Chinese food, African food and most especially Nigerian food! Ben and I were like wah!!!!! So let’s just say I’m a super happy bunny right now. Continue reading

Coconutty mushrooms on smashed Spuds with Asparagus

Once upon an Autumn afternoon, this yummy mummy happened on us. Take your time to savour it, you’re worth it 😉

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A Pineapple Affair

So here it is guys, the pineapple post as promised.

I got a little boost of energy on Friday so decided to wonder down to the market for some fruits and veg. I was so burstling with IT that I even cycled to the market. Did all the shopping in superwoman style and was dead after. Couldn’t even look at the bike again so I humbly took the metro home (silently wishing it would stop right in front of my door so I wouldn’t have to walk the 100m to get home). When I did get home, I crashed down on the bed, slept a little, well……almost all day and came around to look at the fruits on Saturday morning. Anyway these were some of the guys I came home with:

fresh from the market

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Creamy Quinoa in juicy Apricots

Are you ready for another ‘easy? peasy? go!’ recipe? Here it is guys. On the Friday before we flew to England, I saw these juicy beauties at the early morning market. The guy at the stall enticed me with a taste after which I just grabbed a ‘baquette’ and skipped home ever so merrily. I didn’t know what to do with them at first but one sure thing was that I wanted their natural beauty to shine through so I decided not to cook them in any way but just keep it fresh, simple and of course tasty. So I dreamt about this combination and when I finished making them, I was glad the man-boy at the stall introduced me to these juicy cuties. Continue reading

Puffed quinoa and dark chocolate slices

Hii guys, we returned yesterday night from England and had such an amazing time with my teacher and the sangha. I will be posting pictures here soon (although not much of the party itself, just of the food…you know me) Continue reading

Kiwomato grape drink

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Mellow, sweet, juicy, a bit o’ tang, yummy in your tummy? Check! Make it and you’ll feel it…xxx Continue reading

Thyme ‘n’ Coconut lentil fingers

Hii guys, I hope you’re all well. For the past weekend, I stayed at my teachers place for some yoga living, loving, satsang and kirtan. ‘Twas magical! and for the gathering, I was flicking through a cookbook (Rose Elliot’s Complete Vegetarian) in the kitchen and found this recipe and decided to make it. So yesterday I decided make these yummies again but differently by baking it instead of frying incorporating some strong flavours with red onions, coconut cream and the strong thyme that is sure to wake your tastebuds with warmth at the first bite. I served it up with the hot almond tomato sauce and it was delish. Continue reading

Hot almond tomato sauce

I had this yesterday with rice and let’s just say I was very happy. My moon cycle is coming and this month it’s all about ‘zee spice :-). I wanted it spicy and I wanted it quick and here it is my friends. This one packs a deep spicy bunch with 2 scotch bonnet chilli’s. If you’re not as crazy as me on the chilli front then you’re more than welcome to use half a bonnet, skip it all together or replacing with normal ground black pepper instead. Have fun 😉 Continue reading

Spiced couscous cake

I read this on one of my cookbooks that said something about a couscous loaf (I’ll dig it out and post the name here when I get back home to Paris) and that was where my inspiration came from. And for lunch yesterday, I was in a Cajun kinda mood so this was the flow  helped with the mighty Tesco spices by my side. You can just set this on the centre table for a light lunch with friends and some salad or even for a picnic. Continue reading

Yellow Kiwomato drink

Yellow kiwi, tomato ‘n’ apple drink

Being back in England feels sooo nice and warm in my heart….ahhhhh. My sister lives in a small town close to London so now I’m checking out the food options. It’s all so different here compared to the French. Food markets everyday of the week is not very common here at all. Continue reading