Veggies, Noodles and tofu broth!


Hi guys!
So today even on the Côte d’Azur, the weather is grey and rainy!
I really needed a warm broth for lunch. Lucky for me, my mom already prepared one 🙂 She cut some leeks, cabbage, celery, carrots and onions et fried them a few minutes before adding 1.5L of water and cooking on low heat for 45 minutes. She also added 2 tablespoons of organic vegetable bouillon from the German brand called Rapunzel 🙂
I cooked rice noodles in a separate pan for only 4 minutes that I simply added to the broth after and then added the tofu that I diced beforehand.
It was just too yummy !

Health benefits of eggplant!


Hi everyone !
I hope that the weather where you live is as amazing as here, I live near Nice in South of France, on the Côte d’Azur 🙂  I just realized I haven’t really said anything about me so I figured why not? It’s the purpose of a blog too right?
Today I was really craving eggplants and I had enough time to prepare a proper lunch this time! So I simply grilled 3 medium eggplants with no oil nor salt and just added a bit of parsley on top. I also ate some good French rye bread that I bought from my local bakery. You can see the pic on my Instagram.
It was delicious!
And, might as well tell you the benefits of eating eggplant!:
  • Only 18 calories for 100g
  • Full of fiber
  • Fights cellulite et absorbs fat because of the saponin in it
  • Natural antioxidants like vitamin C and E etc
  • Improves digestion
  • Rich in minerals and potassium
  • Fights water retention
  • Decreases blood cholesterol
  • Anti-diabetes: eating eggplants slows down the digestion of carbs and prevents sugar spikes in your blood after eating.
Full of deliciousness right? Enjoy!

Indian style soy steak


Hi there !
Today I just wanted to talk about the amazing vegan steaks of the Bjorg brand ! They’re just delicious and they have quite a few different flavors available!
I really felt like eating something warm for lunch because it was pouring rain out there and I needed some healthy comfort food ! 😉
I think you know by now that I enjoy preparing express meals! Usually I’m starving when I “cook” so I prepare something that can be ready in 5 minutes tops 😀
So here’s some green beans I warmed up as well as one giant steamed potato that I sprinkled with some curry powder and a teaspoon of olive oil and of course this indian style vegan steak from Bjorg!
Soy* 43,1% (grains*, protein*), water, millet grains* 10%, peas* 6,2% , carrots* 6,2%, Rice cream*, sunflower oil*, onions*, mint *, sea salt, gum Arabic, black pepper.
For 100 g Calorific Value (kJ)631:
Calories 151                                              Fat (g) 8
Carbs (g) 10                                               Sugar (g) 1
Fiber (g) 4,2                                                Protein (g) 7,7
Salt (g) 0,77

Tisane when you catch a cold ;)


Hi everyone,
Two days ago I caught a nasty cold! 🙁
When that happens, I usually try not to buy anything from the drugstore but instead try some natural medicine.
I bought an organic lemon verbena tisane that’s known for its calming and relaxing benefits.
I poured boiling water into a cup, added the teabag, added the fresh juice of a small lemon as well as two drops of peppermint essential oil.
Believe me, just inhaling it makes you feel much better!

Learn to meditate!


Meditating is a powerful tool!
It can help combat stress,can make you sleep better, feel happier, and be more at peace.
Why not try it out? A few minutes once a day could really positively change your outlook on every day things happening to you!
A few tips:
  • Choose a peaceful environment.
  • Whether you sit on a chair or cross-legged on the floor, make sure that your spine is upright with your head up.
  • You can keep your eyes open or closed, however as a beginner it may be best to first try meditating with your eyes closed. This will block out any external visual stimulation and prevent you from becoming distracted as you focus on calming your mind.
  • Focus on your breathing.
  • Clear your mind, you must focus on one thing only.
Meditation is a journey. When starting off, you shouldn’t be too concerned with the quality of the meditation itself. As long as you feel calmer, happier and more at peace at the end of your practice, you will know that your meditation was successful.

Tired of agave or maple syrup? Try some sugar beet syrup!
The use of sugar beet extract as natural remedy to cure digestion or sinus inflammations has been documented since around 400 BC, the age of Hippocrates (460 – 377 BC). Ancient Roman doctors and Middle Age monks chopped and pressed sugar beets and served the juice mixed with honey as a cure for the common cold.
Sugar beets grow exclusively in moderate climates like Germany and are related to red beets and chard (Hence the picture of the bottle in German).
How it’s made:
The sugar beets are cleaned, cut, steamed and pressed, then heated under a vacuum so that water evaporates. It then leaves a thick, syrupy texture.
Sugar beet syrup is a natural and unrefined alternative that can satisfy your sweet tooth. It also provides essential nutrients, more than honey, maple syrup and table sugar combined!

Pink salt from the Himalayas & Gomasio

Hi guys!
Today I wanted to give you 2 healthy options to salt your dishes without too much sodium!
This salt is one of the purest on the planet. It has been preserved from pollution and toxic waste.
  • Iron
  • Calcium
  • Potassium
But it also:
  • Allows a good blood regeneration
  • Reduces signs of aging
  • Prevents muscular cramps
  • Strengthens bones
  • Reduces blood pressure
  • Improves blood circulation
This condiment comes from Japan and is a mix of unrefined sea salt with sesame seeds. It contains less than 10% of salt which reduces storage in the body.
  • Calcium
  • Non-saturated fat
  • Magnésium
  • Phosphorus
  • Vitamin B,E
But it also:
  • Enables the reinforcement of the nervous system
  • Stimulates the metabolism

Homemade mashed potatoes and carrots!


Hi there!
Peel three small potatoes as well as two carrots and slice them (not too small).
Put some water into a pan and then place your metal basket. The water shouldn’t go through the metal basket but must stay below. Place your veggies, cover the pan and let it steam for about 30 minutes on low heat. When it’s ready, your knife should go into your potato easily.
Place your veggies in a large bowl and use your potato masher!
Some chives on top will do the trick for a nice presentation. It’s ready! 🙂

Stir fried Leeks & Carrots




Hi everyone!
Today I am making stir fried leeks and carrots, what do you say? 😉
You will need:
  • 4 leeks (only the white part)
  • 4 carrots
  • Salt, garlic powder, herb mix, parsley and half a scallion
Slice your leeks and carrots .
Warm up a little bit of sparkling water into a pan (it replaces oil), then add your veggies.
Cover it and let it fry 10 minutes on medium heat. Add a bit of salt, the garlic powder, add some parsley as well as a bit of herb mix.
Let it cook another 10 minutes on low heat so that your veggies keep this steaming/crunchy flavor. Otherwise, let it cook another 10 minutes 🙂
Finally, cut some scallion on top to add some color to your dish.
Bon Appétit!

Drink ginger tea!


The medicinal uses of ginger have been known for more than 2,000 years. Although it originated in Asia, ginger is valued in India, the Middle East, Africa, and the Caribbean.
With its high levels of Vitamin C, magnesium and other minerals, ginger root is extremely beneficial for health.
It has been known to help:
  • Relieve nausea
  • Reduce inflammation
  • Improve blood circulation
  • Strengthen immunity
  • Relieve stress
  • Stomach soothing
  • Sore-Muscle Relief

The benefits of almonds


Almonds are native to the Middle East, but the United States is now the world’s largest producer. They are very popular amongst nuts.
A small handful contains:
  • Fiber: 3.5 grams.
  • Protein: 6 grams.
  • Fat: 14 grams.
  • Vitamin E: 37% (Recommended dietary allowance).
  • Manganese: 32% (RDA).
  • Magnesium: 20% (RDA).
  • Calories: 160
They also contain copper, vitamin B2, phosphorus and antioxidants.
10-15% of an almond’s calories are not absorbed by our body. The fat is too difficult to access and to break down.
Studies show that eating almonds can increase satiety and help you eat fewer calories. Thus they help you lose weight.
Of course it is recommended to eat almonds without any oil or salt but natural to avoid extra and unnecessary calories. Make sure to check the ingredients on the back of the pack you want to buy.

Fall soup!


You will need:
  • 1 big onion
  • 1 green onion
  • 3 handfuls of fresh cannellini beans
  • 4 carrots
  • 4 tomatoes
  • 1 zucchini
  • 3 potatoes
  • Half a red bell pepper
  • bouquet garni
  • chives
Cut the green and yellow onions and brown them 5 minutes. Add the carrots, potatoes and zucchini cut in small pieces and cook another 2 minutes on low heat. Finally, add the bean, tomatoes, red bell pepper and the bouquet garni as well as 1.5L of water. Cover and let it simmer 1h15.
You can cut some chives on top to add some color and some salt or other condiment to enhance the flavor!

Tofu, avocado and tomato


Hi guys!
After a great hour spent working out, I was definitely craving avocado and tofu, best combo for fat and protein 🙂
I sliced an avocado and just put some garlic powder on top, I also cut a tomato from the garden and fried extra firm tofu with  some curry powder.
A few quinoa and rice cakes and we’re done!
Have an awesome week!  🙂

Protein salad


Today for lunch: I cut some extra firm tofu et put it in a pan with its juice to fry for 5 minutes. I added some garlic powder and paprika and let it cook another 2 minutes.
In a plate I put a few salad leaves, some corn and half an avocado cut in small pieces. Finally, I just put the tofu in the middle. Delicious, colorful and full of protein! 🙂

Vegetable broth and noodles


Today, I’ve decided to make a veggie broth with some noodles.
You will need:
  • 1 leek
  • 1 small zucchini
  • 4 carotts
  • 1 handful of green beans
  • 1 handful of mushrooms of your choice (I used girolles)
  • 1 pack of udon noodles
Put one tablespoon of olive oil into a pan. Cut the leek, carrots and zucchini and stir fry them in the pan . As soon as the leek turns golden add 1L of water. Cover the pan, cook for 10 minutes on medium heat.
Add the green beans and some salt, pepper and dried herbs. 5 minutes later add the mushrooms and cook another 5 minutes.
Finally, put on low heat and add the noodles for 3 minutes. It’s ready! Taste and add condiments if needed 😉

Benefits of Edamame


You may have come across these in Japanese restaurants.
Edamame is a young soybean that has been harvested before the beans have had a chance to harden.
contains no cholesterol and is an excellent source of protein, iron, and calcium. It is an especially important source of protein for those who follow a plant-based diet.
It helps reducing the risk of having:
  • Age-related brain diseases
  • Cardiovascular diseases
  • Breast or prostate cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Osteoporosis
155 g of edamame contains 190 calories, 8g of fat (1g saturated), 16g of carbs (8g of fiber and 3g of sugar) and 17 grams of protein.

Japanese noodles!


Today I woke up craving Japanese wheat flour noodles!
Those are called Udon noodles that you can eat stir fried or in soups like “ramens”. They can be found in supermarkets in the asian/exotic section where they can be frozen or vacuum packed.
I cooked these noodles fast today because I was really starving 🙂 I put them in boiling water for 3 minutes then drained them. I put a bit of soy sauce into a bowl with some chives and a touch of ginger powder and added the noodles. I stirred everything together and added some sesame on top. Yay it’s ready!
It really was delicious but I have to say that they are even better  for exemple in a big bowl of miso soup!

Homemade onion soup


Hello everyone, I’m back!
Here is a vegan homemade onion soup just for you 🙂
You will need:
  • 1 kg of yellow onions
  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of coarse salt
  • 3 tablespoons of white balsamic vinegar
  • 1 handful of fresh thyme
  • 2 tablespoons of black pepper
  • 1.3 L of boiling water
  • Bread or croutons
Slice the onions thinly.  Put the olive oil in a saucepan. When warm add the onions with the salt. Cook for 20 minutes on low heat, until the onions are soft.
Then add the vinegar, the thyme, the pepper and cook another 3 minutes.
Finally, add the water, cover the pan and cook another 50 minutes.
Taste the soup and add more condiments if needed. Enjoy with a few slices of bread on the side or croutons.

Beans & Tomatoes


Today for lunch I wanted to eat some protein! So I threw some navy beans into a bowl and added some chives and coarse salt and a tomato.
FYI: Beans (navy, pinto, kidney beans etc) have 20g of protein per 100g. Beef has only 14g!
And beans also have way more fiber, calcium and iron without the fat and cholesterol that usually comes with eating meat.
Enjoy! 🙂

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