Creamy Cauliflower Soup with Mustard Roasted Chickpeas

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It’s been quite a while since I’ve written a post on my blog. A lot of things have happened in between, and while fall slowly emerges, I sort out my memories of the summer, analyze all the projects I’ve been a part of, print our photographs on paper, make peace with everything that passed, open my mind to new things, and try to make a smooth transition to all of the beautiful things about autumn. Warming soups are definitely part of the process because…

Spicy Black Bean Tostadas with Corn Salsa and Avocado

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We started experimenting with spiciness recently, so ever since, we became interested in Mexican food. While tacos are a good option to quickly assemble a healthy lunch to-go, tostadas are my choice when I have guests and I need something easy to make, nourishing and appealing. The crunchy base of tostadas calls for juicy salsas, and anything fresh ingredient-related is definitely a good choice for me. This recipe is one of our summer favorites because it’s ready in less than half an hour, it’s filling and has a very …

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 …

Creamy Barlotto with Beet and Hemp

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A varied diet is a first step toward a healthier lifestyle, and I always like to search for alternatives to ingredients which tend to be a staple in my meals. Brown, wild, or red rice are never missing from my pantry, and when I get bored, I replace it with barley. As versatile as rice, barley comes with a nutty flavor, a chewy consistency, and a mineral-rich nutritional profile, making it perfect for creating…