Nourishing Black Bean Stew with Avocado and Egg

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You probably know the feeling of wishing for the winter in the middle of summer and vice-versa, and it’s only recently that I discovered its roots. Being more present, participating mindfully, and embracing everything that goes on in your life are simple mind switches that will make us actually enjoy our reality. For me, summer means traveling, hiking, eating tons of blackberries and drinking cooling fresh juices during the long afternoons, and I know I didn’t have enough of these, nor was I present while…

Spiced Cauliflower Burger with Sauerkraut

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There’s nothing more comforting than turning fresh vegetables loaded with energy into nourishing food. I see the whole process – handpicking the ingredients from the farmers’ market, watching the yellow leaves falling on my way back, the grey sky, the basket on the kitchen shelf, the water breaking into drops while rinsing the vegetables, the first cut, choosing the spices, a sip of coffee, the grey sky, and half of my face mirroring in the window. And then, turning on the oven, hands going deep into the mixture, coconut oil sizzling in the pan, the meal that hides inside the …

Easy Ramen Bowl with Kombu Dashi and Tofu

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Japan is my dream travel destination that I’m planning for next year. I don’t know if it will become a reality, but I’m planting the seeds in my mind, setting a goal, and I am sure it will happen soon. For this sometimes chaotic European who’s always in a hurry, Japan makes it look like slowing down and discipline were invented there. Everything seems to be in its place, allowing life to …

Shakshouka with Zhoug

This is probably the most popular, most nourishing and most convenient to cook (even for the most unskilled) egg recipe I’ve ever encountered in my searches and travels. Originally a North-African dish, the shakshuka recipe spread to most of the Mediterranean countries and was adapted according to the local cooking traditions. I love this dish, especially in the summertime when I can cook it with fresh, very ripe tomatoes and hand-picked aromatic herbs, and serve it over hummus or with pita bread. But, it’s actually a …

Protein Power Snack With Chocolate And Cashew

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Spring is playing with us these days, and temperatures seem to simply go crazy even with 10ºC differences from one day to another. I didn’t have much time to enjoy the trees blooming, because in a few days the temperature dropped and the wind blew away all the petals. When I was a child, trees were blooming in April, and spring was slowly passing. Today, I don’t know if tomorrow is going to be winter or summer. Climate change is not only a cool way to spice up your Oscar speech, it’s something our bodies face every day, challenges their …