Plum chia seeds jam with figs and star anise

jams, Recipes, Vegan | 22 September 2016 | By

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Oh yes, autumn’s here. Till now we are very spoiled with a nice weather in Paris. Real Indian summer vibe. I’m totally in love with the autumn harvest. So many goodies like grapes, pears, apples, apricots, peaches, different kind of nuts on the market….Foodie heaven <3. One of the fruits that I really love in autumn are plums. When I say plums I have immediately on my mind lots of memories, plum harvest at my parents garden and then delicious cake baking with my mom, I can’t even describe the amazing smell of it all over the house. Plum chia seeds jam is a modern version of my grandma’s classical plum jam recipe which dates about 100 years. Can you imagine? She would always put inside the star anise to give a nice taste to it. She would also put some Brandy in a few airtight containers. You know in my homeland the winter can be really tough :). Hope you will like and enjoy this version.

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Grilled fennel with black olives and capers

Main dishes, Vegan | 15 September 2016 | By

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This recipe is a really nice option how to prepare a delicious main dish with fennel. I got inspired by an incredible chef Yotam Ottolenghi, really love his way of cooking. Very nice with any kind of rice or quinoa. Bon appetit!

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Beet salad with figs and greek yogurt

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Hello, everybody. I hope that all of you enjoyed or still enjoying your holidays. After the summer vacations, I’m finally back to my blog. Couldn’t wait to bring you new recipes. This one is definitely inspired by our holidays in Greece. Fresh beetroot salad with figs is incredibly surprising. The mixture of beetroots with pine nuts, hazelnuts, and figs is really delicious and what I love the most about it is the mixture with a greek yogurt. Gives lovely fresh, silky and creamy taste to it. Hope you’ll enjoy as much as I do<3.

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Restaurant Klimatis Kefalonia island

Travels | 14 July 2016 | By

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Holidays!!!!! So needed, can’t wait to swim in a warm sea, enjoy the family, the sun, eat delicious local dishes, discover new recipes and do all that makes the holidays just perfect. This post is dedicated to the Restaurant Klimatis that I fell in love last year. If you ever find yourself in Greece on a paradisiac island called Kefalonia you have to try it. It’s such a lovely place run by a Greek family with own organic garden. This place is simple, calm, green and the food is a heaven. So many vegan and vegetarian dishes to die for. Wish you all beautiful holidays <3

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Artichoke heart salad

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Yes, I really love artichokes. Cooked, fried, warm, cold and if I could I would possibly make a cake out of it :). Artichoke heart salad is one of my favourites. I prepare very often as a starter. It’s delicious and easy. The only thing that takes a little time is to remove the leaves to obtain the artichoke heart, but with patience and good music on is no problem. After all after effort comes comfort :). Bon Appetit.

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Delicious okra stew

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Okra stew, it’s such a lovely vegan side dish. I don’t make often enough (very difficult to find in Paris), so I was triple happy when my husband brought a big paper bag full of organic okra last week. Every time okra at home I cook it this way. Very simple recipe, easy to make. Will take you a maximum 20 minutes to prepare and about 40 minutes to cook. Very nice with different kinds of rice or cooked potatoes. Hope you’ll like it as much as we do.

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Vegan chocolate berry tartlet

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Vegan chocolate berry tartlet is a very easy, fast and guilt free recipe. I really love the combination of grilled hazelnuts with a pistachio paste and chocolate-berries. My little son was getting really crazy about it, asking me mummy I want more and more….pleeeeease :). He made me so happy that I did not even care about chocolate fingerprints all over the table :)

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Black rice noodles Asian style

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I know, I know I was absent for a little while. But I have an excuse (even those I don’t like excuses). I had a big list of recipes I really want to post on the blog, but before I post something I always need confirmation to see what people think about the taste, texture, mixture. I have organized a few recipe tasting dinners with our friends and family to know what they like the best. And now here I’m again with a new recipe. This time is vegan and gluten free delight. Very easy to prepare and yet really delicious and light. Now is only up to you to taste it and let me know what you think about it. Tons of love from Paris

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Vegetarian mushroom meatballs with artichoke sauce

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Vegetarian mushroom meatballs is a very interesting recipe. Takes a little time to prepare due to cleaning and chopping mushrooms and artichokes, but is really worth it. You can serve with black or red rice, quinoa or potatoes.

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Zucchini fennel banana salad

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Lovely salad. I got extremely surprised about the taste and harmony of the mixture. Inspired by Epicerie generale, is an amazing place where I love to make my grocery. I have made few changes of the ingredients. Preparation is very fast and easy. The result is simply delicious. The only advice I would give: Be generous with a grilled pine nuts and almonds, they give an incredible taste to it. Je vous souhaite une très bonne dégustation.

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