Autumn stew with chickpeas, chestnuts and fennel

It is chestnuts season and I have been enjoying this comfort food recipe all Autumn. I just do not think it gets any better than chestnuts, chickpeas, millet, pumpkin and fennel. What a great way to warm up and nourish the body as we move into winter! Chestnuts are traditionally boiled with fennel in my home […]

Read More

Beetroot chocolate mousse cake for Valentine’s day

Many raw cakes out there call for tones of nuts and dry fruit, which make heavy and difficult-to-digest cakes – particularly for the liver. I wanted to make something easy but delicious, nourishing but light. The result is this super yummy beetroot chocolate mousse cake. It is raw. It’s light. It is creamy. It’s healthy. It […]

Read More

Mazapan, a Spanish Christmas delight

There is no Christmas that passes by without me having mazapan. A Spanish Christmas delight dated from the XI century!   As I wrote this post, I learnt nuns from Toledo – one of the most charming cities in Spain – invented the recipe during a famine. With no flour in their pantries, but plenty of almond and […]

Read More

5 Christmas Gift ideas, thoughtful, gorgeous & unique

If you are still wondering about what to get your love ones this Christmas, here are my top picks: NOTE: I don’t get sales commissions or do ad placements. If I recommend something it’s from the heart, experienced, and researched.  . #1 – Dr Hauschka Moor Lavender Body Oil  Dr Hauschka has been my skin-care brand of […]

Read More

My 2016 volunteer experience with Two Good

  “The point of being alive is to leave the world in better condition than you found it”   One of the perks of my corporate job is Volunteer day. A day per year I get to support a non-for-profit (NFP) organisation of my choice. As I browsed through the options this year Two Good […]

Read More

Toothpaste recipe, simple, natural & effective

Many mainstream brands of toothpaste contain harmful or even toxic ingredients. And the non-biodegradable plastic tubes pollute the environment.   I have lost track of when I started to eat whole-food and to move into a more natural and healthier life-style. However, I remember feelings, and one of the most vivid ones is the one I experienced when I […]

Read More

5 simple ways to improve your digestion

How you eat impacts your health and digestion as much – if not more – than what you eat. I am a big fan of healthy eating and I love, love, love cooking. However, while eating healthy food is important, it does not necessarily mean having good digestion. Being constipated, having feelings of incomplete evacuation, […]

Read More

Fish burger recipe, easy, clean & nutritious

A trip to my favourite fish shop in the city inspired me to create this super easy, clean and nutritious fish burger recipe. Burgers are a great way to quickly transform food. They add variety to your meals and make eating an interesting and fun experience. For example, you can use a pot of beans to make a […]

Read More

How to overcome failure & joyfully move on

“Experiencing failure means you are giving yourself permission to make mistakes, to take risks and to find out what your heart and soul desire”   I recently had the opportunity to apply for a new role… Something totally unexpected and kind of out of my “big plan”. However, the incredible amount of support around me, and […]

Read More