Roasted cauliflower with a delicious tahini sauce might have become my latest addiction! You'll probably laugh when reading this and think I'm a newbie (which I totally am when it comes to exotic food) but I had no idea what tahini was before moving to Vancouver. Since living in Canada, I keep discovering new ingredients every time I go grocery shopping. And this is fun! Ever heard of jicama or kohlrabi!? Nope, me neither! Keep an eye on the blog because I'll be posting vegan recipes featuring these new finds very soon...
This vegan chocolate cake just blows my mind. When it comes to desserts, I’m soooo picky. I prefer eating less but absolutely delicious sweet treats featuring high-quality ingredients such as brown & unrefined sugar and cream of the crop chocolate brands. Because this cake is vegan, you’ll need to use cocoa powder instead of regular chocolate, so make sure you’re opting for something real. I use cocoa powder from the brand “Hollands Best” (100% cocoa powder alkalized) and let me tell you….all the previous chocolate cakes I’ve baked in the past with real chocolate, eggs and other dairy ingredients can’t even compete with this one.
I’m about to spend the first holiday season as an almost 100% vegan and my challenge is to make it as fabulous – culinary speaking – as all my previous Christmases. This is so exciting! Eggplants are in my top 5 favorite veggies and I wanted to do something fancy with them while staying true to the “red-green-white” Christmas colour scheme. Tada!!! When these beauties came out of the oven, our living room was filled with such a festive smell that I could have celebrated Christmas right away. But hey, not so fast, there are still a few days to go!
My favorite part of the holiday season is certainly decorating the house from floor to ceiling. I get so excited when I start unboxing the Christmas decoration items from the previous years because I always forget what we all have. Tell me really, what would be Christmas without those beautiful wreaths on the doors, over the fire place or on the tables? Not that Christmassy for sure!
When dealing with pomegranate, you have got to get yourself mentally prepared. The pomegranate seeds are stuck deep inside the fruit and it requires quite a bit of patience to extract them. Never mind if it feels like eternity, it is so delicious that I don’t mind will be digging out the gold. Best of all, I use that time to meditate and be in the present.
I can’t say I have a sweet tooth and I’m quite picky when it comes to desserts. Clearly, sugar & fat bombs are not for me. I’ve always loved yoghurt (French people eat up to 3 yoghurts a day!!!) and as I grew a bit tired of eating the same industrial fruit yoghurts on repeat, I thought that I should try something new (and more natural!). The great news is that pomegranates are back in season! Yeahh!