I’ve been away juicing!

For the last couple of months, I’ve had a lot of trouble finding foods that made me feel good and energized. Either the food I craved was too heavy and would make me fall asleep (I took a lot of naps!) feeling like a giant slug, or it was not nourishing enough and would leave me hangry. It came to a point where all my thoughts and decisions were around food, and, trust me, that’s not healthy! I spent a lot of time reading and watching documentaries (resources coming up in my next post!), and I decided to try out incorporating lots and lots and lots and lots of greens to every meal.

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I started with super green smoothies incorporating spinach, baby kale, arugula and spirulina. It was a revolution! I finally didn’t feel like I needed to go back to bed as soon as I had breakfast, and that was amazing! When making my smoothies, I always aimed for 3/4 greens to 1/4 fruits. I also added some protein powder or pumpkin seeds to make it a complete meal. The finishing touch: 1 or 2 nuts or some chia seeds for some healthy fats. These smoothies not only taste good, they are packed with nutrients! After starting my days with these for a few days, I could see a real difference in my energy levels. I am completely hooked on them!

Because greens had such an amazing effect, I decided to take it one step further and invest in a juicer. I watched so many videos comparing different juicers, but I finally set my heart (and money) on an Omega juicer. I’ve never been so happy to spend almost 400$ on a machine! The juicer is super easy to use, easy to clean and takes little space on my counter. This machine feels strong and sturdy. I’m also very pleased with the 10 years guarantee.  The best part of it all though is that this is an amazing juicer!

I’ve been using it to juice lots and lots of leafy greens like kale, parsley, spinach, coriander, lettuce and cabbage without any issue. Harder vegetables are just as easy: beets (and their greens) and carrots just zoom through. And, of course, everything in between is super simple as well: cucumber, apples, lemons, limes, ginger, turmeric and celery. There’s just nothing this machine can’t juice!

In my opinion, the omega is worth every penny. The first time I made juice with this machine, I was really surprised to see how delicious it was! I was expecting something that tasted very green, in a I’m-only-drinking-this-because-it’s-healthy kind of way. I was surprised to see how good it tasted to me and even more surprised to find myself craving green juice! That’s right, I now have my daily dose of green juice, and I just can’t skip it! After a month of juicing, I feel so much more energized and clean, from the inside out. Additionally to this, my skin has improved, my hair and nails grow stronger and faster and I crave less junk food. Completely hooked on that too!

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The only downsize to juicing is the quatity of vegetables that is needed. I’ve been astonishing cashiers in my neighbourhood when I check out with 12 heads of lettuce, 4 heads of celery and all the greens they had. After a few weeks, it seemed like an unsustainable habbit for my budget. I decided to give the farm next door a try: there, I am able to find some fresh, local and organic vegetables for a very fair price. My trick: to go at the end of the day and sweep up everything that’s left. Much more sustainable than the grocery store, it also means I get organic veggies everyday!

Anyways, all this to say that if you are on the fense about buying a juicer or have trouble with your energy levels, adding more greens might be a great area to explore. I really hope you’ll give it a try and tell me how it makes you feel!

Chocolate Overload, Cheat Day Brownies

I love chocolate. If I could, that’s the only thing that I would eat. This is why I’m always trying new chocolate recipes. Well, this one is perfect if you’re looking for a rich, cakey brownie. Seriously, it’s delicious and not too sweet, which makes it perfect for the dark chocolate lover of your life… oh, and they’re gluten-free too!

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Here is what you need:

  • 1/3 cup brown rice flour
  • 1/3 cup sorghum flour
  • 1 tbs arrowroot starch
  • 1 tbs potato starch
  • 1/4 cup black bean flour
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 3 tbs cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 6 tbs unsweetened apple sauce
  • 3 tbs chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup olive or coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 1 tsp vanilla powder or extract
  • 1 handful of chocolate chips
  • 1 handful almonds

Here is what you do:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F (180C). Grease your brownie pan.
  2. Melt the 3 tbs of chocolate chips and mix in the apple sauce, and oil. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, mix the different flours and starches, sugar, cocoa powder and salt.
  4. Add in the liquid chocolate mix and vanilla, and mix well. Add in the warm water until you have a smooth batter.
  5. Fold in the remaining chocolate chips and almonds.
  6. Pour the batter into the brownie pan and bake for 50 minutes. Remove from the oven and let the brownie cool down for 30 minutes before cutting it. Store in an air-tight container. Enjoy!

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This is glorious! I cut this up to make 16 brownie bites that are easy to take with me in case I might be craving chocolate. This is super simple to prepare and so delicious. You just have to try it out!

 

 

Blueberry Cheesecake – A raw vegan treat

It’s blueberry season over here, and they have been so good. I love that blueberries are so tasty and so beneficial for the digestive system. This cake is slightly tart, creamy and purely delicious! The hardest part is really just waiting for it to set overnight. It’s perfect for a family dinner or an end-of-summer picnic.

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Here is what you need:

For the crust:

  • 1 cup raw almonds
  • 1 cup pitted dates
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  1. Process the almonds in your food processor until they form a loose flour.
  2. Add the dates and the vanilla and process until the mix is smooth and starts to stick together. If you take a small handful of the mixture, it should stay together after it has been pressed.
  3. Spread the mixture at the bottom of a springform pan. Use a glass to even it out. Let sit in the fridge while you prepare the rest of the cake.

For the cheese layer:

  • 1 1/2 cups raw cashew nuts, soaked in water for at least 1 hour
  • 2 tbs coconut oil
  • 2 to 4 tbsp maple syrup
  • the juice and zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • a little almond milk, as needed
  1. Place all of the ingredients in your food processor and processor until you get a smooth cream. You might need to add a little bit of milk to help smooth everything.
  2. Pour over the crust and put the cake back in the fridge. Let sit for 15 minutes.

For the blueberry layer:

  • 2 cups of fresh blueberries
  1. Process 1 1/2 cups of the blueberries in your food processor until completely smooth.
  2. Pour over the cheese layer and sprinkle the rest of the blueberries all of the cake.
  3. Place the cake back in the fridge overnight. Enjoy!

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I really hope you try this recipe because it’s so delicious! I’m always amazed to see how thick the blueberry layer sets to be all naturally.

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The cake is very refreshing and perfect to end a meal. Let me know if you try it out!

1 bowl chocolate chip and oatmeal cookies! \\ Biscuits au chocolat et à l’avoine!

For the last few months, I’ve been trying to eat healthy and to pay attention to portion sizes… except for when it comes to chocolate chips cookies. After resisting that craving for a bit, I finally caved in, and started to try out recipes. I wanted chewy on the inside, crispy on the outside oatmeal cookies, all vegan and gluten-free of course. Here’s a really quick, simple, 1-bowl recipe for just that!

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Here is what you need for 8 cookies:

  • 1/3 cup coconut oil, at room temperature
  • 1/3 cup hazelnut butter (or any other nut butter you like)
  • 2/3 cup coconut sugar
  • 2 tbs chia seeds + 6 tbs water (mixed together to make chia eggs)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup brown rice flour
  • 1/2 cup quick oats
  • 1/3 – 2/3 cup chocolate chips (choose your level of chocolateness!)
Here is what you need to do:
  1. In the bowl of your food processor, mix together the coconut oil, nut butter, and sugar until smooth. Add in the chia eggs and vanilla extract and mix again until smooth.
  2. Mix in the two flours, oats, salt, and baking powder until everything is smooth.
  3. Add the chocolate chips and pulse until everything is well combined.
  4. Line a cookie sheet, and preheat your oven to 350F (180C).
  5. Form balls of cookie doughs with 1 tbs of dough and place them on the cookie sheet. Flatten them to the size you want them to be as they will not spread much.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes or until the edges are golden.
  7. Remove from the oven, and let cool on a wire rack until completely cooled, and enjoy!

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I really hope you give these a try because they are delicious! Let me know what you think!

Depuis quelques mois je fais des efforts pour bien manger, avoir des légumes verts plusieurs fois par jour et m’assurer que mes portions sont raisonables… sauf pour les biscuits au chocolat! Après avoir resister à la tentation pendant quelque temps, j’ai finalement essayé quelques recettes, et voici ma préférée: croustillants à l’extérieur et tendres à l’intérieur, ces biscuits sont parfaits!
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Voici ce dont vous aurez besoin pour 8 biscuits:
  • 1/3 tasse d’huile de coco à température piècecup coconut oil, at room temperature
  • 1/3 tasse de beurre de noisettes (ou d’un autre beurre de noix de votre choix
  • 2/3 tasse de sucre de coco
  • 2 c. à soupe de graines de chia + 6 c. à soupe d’eau (mélangés pour former un oeuf de chia)
  • 1 c. à thé d’extrait de vanille
  • 1 c. à thé de poudre à pâte
  • 1/2 c. à thé de sel
  • 1/3 tasse de farine de riz brun
  • 1/2 tasse de flocons d’avoine à cuisson rapide
  • 1/3 – 2/3 tasse de pépites de chocolat (choisissez votre niveau de chocolatitude!)
  1. Dans le bol de votre robot culinaire, mélanger l’huile de coco, le beurre de noix et le sucre. Une fois le tout homogène, ajouter les graines de chia et l’extrait de vanille et bien mélanger.
  2. Ajouter les farines, les flocons d’avoine, le sel et la poudre à pâte et bien mélanger.
  3. Ajouter les pépites de chocolat et pulser pour les incorporer.
  4. Préparer une plaque à biscuit et préchauffer votre four à 350F (180C).
  5. Former des boules de pâte avec 1 c. à soupe de mélanger et les placer sur la plaque à biscuit. Applatissez-les à la taille que vous préférez car ils ne s’étendront pas pendant la cuisson.
  6. Placer au four pour 15 minutes ou jusqu’à ce que les bords soient dorés.
  7. Retirer du four et laisser les biscuits refroidir. Régalez-vous!

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Ces biscuits sont sérieusement délicieux et j’espère que vous les essayerez!

The simplest banana pudding \\ Le pudding de banane le plus simple

A few days ago, I really craved yoghurt. However, I haven’t found a vegan yoghurt that I enjoy, so I needed to be creative. This is so simple, and the banana flavour is incredible. You might think that I have gone back to the baby-food stage, but, trust me, it’s really delicious!

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Here’s what you need:

  • 1-2 bananas
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Toppings: nuts, seeds, fruits or granola to your liking

  1. Place the banana, lemon juice, lemon zest and vanilla extract in your blender and blend until smooth. Garnish with your favourite toppings and enjoy!

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This is so simple, but I promise, it’s a great substitute for yogurt. The texture is very similar, and the lemon juice adds a nice tanginess. Plus, this is naturally sweet, so it makes for a perfect no-guilt dessert. Let me know if you try it out!


Il y a quelques jours, une grosse envie de yaourt m’a prise. Cependant, je n’ai pas encore trouvé de substitut végane qui me plaise, alors j’ai essayé quelquechose. C’est si simple, et la saveur de banane est incroyable. Vous pensez peut-être que j’ai régréssé au stage de la bouffe pour bébé, mais, faites-moi confiance, c’est vraiment délicieux!

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Voici ce dont vous avez besoin:

  • 1-2 bananes
  • 1 c. à thé de jus de citron
  • 1/2 c. à thé de zeste de citron
  • 1 c. à thé d’extrait de vanille

Garnitures: Noix, graines, fruits ou du granola à volonté!

  1. Placez la banane, le jus, le zest de citron et la vanille dans votre robot et mélangez jusqu’à ce que le tout soit bien lisse et onctueux. Garnissez et savourez!

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C’est tellement simple, c’est presque ridicule de partager cette recette, mais c’est vraiment une bonne alternative au yaourt. La texture est très proche et le jus de citron ajoute un coté acidulé très agréable. En plus, c’est naturellement sucré alors c’est un dessert sans culpabilité parfait. Dites-moi si vous essayez!

Soft marinated tofu \\ Tofu soyeux mariné

When I shared my quinoa bowl featuring this soft marinated tofu on Instagram, someone asked for the recipe, and I shared it there. However, this is so good, it really deserves its own blog post. I updated the recipe a bit, but it’s still terribly easy and delicious.

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Here is what you need:

  • 250g soft tofu
  • 2 tbs light tamari sauce or light soy saue
  • 2 tbs vegan Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 2 tbs sesame seeds
  • 1 tbs wakame flakes
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • pepper or red chili flakes to taste
  1. Cut the soft tofu in medium size cubes. Make sure not to cut the tofu in small pieces as this tofu is very tender and will break during the cooking process. Place your tofu in a saucepan.
  2. In a small bowl, mix the rest of the ingredients and add to the tofu. Gently mix until each piece of tofu is well coated.
  3. Let simmer on medium heat until the tofu is warm all the way through. This should take less than 10 minutes. Remove from the stove and enjoy!

This is so quick to prepare and so delicious! It’s really good with some quinoa and even better with some rice and grilled veggies. The sauce is savory and has something from the sea with the wakame which is really good. It’s a great way to prepare tofu if you’re out of time. Let me know if you try this out!


Lorsque j’ai partagé un de mes bols de quinoa avec du tofu soyeux sur Instagram, quelqu’un m’a demandé la recette que j’ai postée en commentaire. Cependant, cette recette est tellement bonne qu’elle mérite vraiment son propre post. J’ai un peu retravaillé la recette, mais elle est toujours terriblement facile et délicieuse.

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Voici ce dont vous avez besoin:

  • 250g de tofu soyeux
  • 2 c. à soupe de sauce tamari légère (moins de sel) ou de sauce soja légère
  • 2 c. à soupe de sauce Worcestershire végane
  • 1 gousse d’ail émincée
  • 2 c. à soupe de graines de sésame
  • 1 c. à soupe de flocons de wakame
  • 1 c. à thé de sirop d’érable
  • poivre ou flocons de piment au goût
  1. Découpez le tofu en cube de grosseur moyenne. Tenez compte du fait que parce que ce tofu est très mou, il se désagrégera un peu durant la cuisson. Placez le tofu dans une petite casserole.
  2. Dans un petit bol, mélanger le reste des ingrédients pour former la sauce. Incorporez-la au tofu et mélangez doucement jusqu’à ce que chaque morceau soit bien nappé de sauce.
  3. Laissez mijoter sur feu moyen jusqu’à ce que le tofu soit bien chaud. Cela prend moins de 10 minutes. Retirez du feu et savourez!

C’est tellement facile et rapide à préparer! Ce tofu est délicieux avec du quinoa et encore meilleur avec du riz et des légumes grillés. La sauce est savoureuse et légèrement océane grace aux flocons de wakame. C’est vraiment une façon délicieuse de préparer du tofu alors j’espère que vous allez l’essayer!

Vegan Protein Pancakes \\ Pancakes Véganes et Protéinés

I have oatmeal every day, and I love it. I find it comforting, and I love that it keeps me full for so long. Once in a while, however, I like to spice things up and have my oatmeal in pancake form. That’s right, I basically just use the same ingredients, blend them up and make pancakes. Trust me, it’s delicious!

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Here’s what you need:

  • 1 1/4 cup/ 140g of quick oats
  • 1 scoop/ 22g of protein powder (I use chocolate Iron Vegan)
  • 1 tbs / 10g of raw cacao powder
  • 1 tsp / 5g of baking powder
  • 1 1/4 cup / 280ml of almond milk
  • 1/2 banana

Toppings: Mixed berries, 1/2 banana, maple syrup, maybe some chocolate chips? Go nuts! hum, nuts, that’s a good idea!

  1. Place the oats in your blender or food processor and blender until you have flour. Add the protein powder and baking powder. Blend everything up.
  2. Add the milk and banana and blend until everything is smooth.
  3. Let the batter sit for a few minutes until in thickens.
  4. Heat up a non-stick pan on medium heat and pour on some of the batter. Let cook until the top of the pancake is nice and bubbly. Turn over and cook for a few minutes on the other side. Repeat until all your batter is gone. Enjoy!

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These are my favourite pancakes! It’s really important that you let the batter sit before you try to cook the pancakes. If not, it will be too liquidy and it will end up being a weird mess. Trust me on that too, it’s not a pretty sight. Anyways, this is delicious, so let me know if you try it out!


J’adore mon gruau quotidien. Je trouve ça réconfortant, et j’aime que cela me garde rassasiée toute la matinée. Une fois de temps en temps, j’aime bien préparer un petit déjeuner un peu plus excitant. Alors, je mets les ingrédients de mon gruan dans mon robot mélanger et j’en fait des pancakes! Yup! Mais croyez-moi, c’est vraiment délicieux.

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Voici ce dont vous aurez besoin:

  • 1 1/4 tasse / 140g de flocons d’avoine rapides
  • 1 portion / 22g de poudre protéinée (j’utilise celle de Iron Vegan au chocolat)
  • 1 c. à soupe / 10g de poudre de cacao
  • 1 c. à thé / 5g de poudre à pâte
  • 1 1/4 tasse / 280ml de lait d’amande
  • 1/2 banane

Pour les garnitures: des fruits rouges, 1/2 banana, du sirop d’érable et des brisures de chocolat. Peut-être aussi de noix?

  1. Placer lesflocons d’avoine dans votre mélangeur et réduisez les flocons d’avoine en poudre. Ajouter la poudre protéinée et la poudre à pâte. Mélanger jusqu’à ce que le tout soit homogène.
  2. Ajouter le lait et la banane et mélanger jusqu’à ce que la pâte soit bien lisse.
  3. Laisser la pâte reposer pour quelques minutes pour qu’elle s’épaississe.
  4. Chauffer une poêle plate à feu moyen et y déposer un peu de la pâte. Laisser cuire jusqu’à ce que le dessus soit pris. Retourner et faire cuire quelques minutes de ce côté-là aussi. Répéter jusqu’à ce que toute la pâte soit devenue des pancakes. Savourez!

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Ce sont mes pancakes préférés! Il est vraiment important de laisser la pâte reposer avant d’essayer de la faire cuire car sinon elle ne sera pas assez épaisse et vous aurez un beau dégât. Faites moi confiance. En tout cas, c’est vraiment délicieux alors dites-moi si vous essayez!

Iron Vegan Protein Powder Review // Poudre protéinée Iron Vegan

I’ve been testing out a few vegan protein powders recently, and I have to say it’s difficult to find one that is not too chalky, that tastes great and that is not filled with weird ingredients. Just last week, I had to go out to buy a third bag of the Iron Vegan Spouted Vegan Powder, I knew I had found a winner.

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Here’s what I like about this particular powder.

  • It’s made in Canada. Most of the other popular vegan protein powders that I can find in my area are made in the States, so it is nice to find one that is made more locally.
  • The packaging is less wasteful than the regular plastic tubs (it comes in a bag).
  • What I like most is the taste. Because it contains xantham gum, it really has a smooth texture. The chocolate taste is right on point and without any weird aftertaste. In brief, this is my go-to protein powder.
  • With 18g of protein per scoop, for 3g of carbs and only 0.5g of fat, it’s the powder that I found with the greatest macro ratio.

I pay around 60$ for the 1kg bag, and that lasts me and my boyfriend for around 3 weeks. I usually have one scoop in the morning with breakfast and one after the gym.  If you want to take it to the next level, try this post-workout smoothie recipe.

Here is what you need:

  • 1 scoop of Iron vegan chocolate protein powder
  • 1 tsp of raw cocoa powder
  • 1 cup of almond milk
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 banana

Just blend everything together and enjoy! This is my favourite and something else that I’ve had almost every day for the last few months. Really satisfying and guilt-free! Let me know if you try it out or if you have tried another vegan protein powder.


Ces derniers mois, j’ai essayé différentes poudres protéinées véganes, et je dois dire qu’il est difficile d’en trouver une qui ne soit pas trop “poudreuse”, qui ait bon goût et qui ne soit pas remplie d’ingrédients inconnus ou étranges. La semaine dernière, lorsque j’ai acheté mon troisième sac de la poudre protéinée Iron Vegan Sprouted Vegan Powder, j’ai réalisé que ma quête était terminée.

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Voici pourquoi j’aime tant cette poudre protéinée particulière:

  • Elle est faite au Canada. La majorité des poudres protéinées que je peux trouver dans mon quartier sont faites aux États-Unis, alors c’est vraiment chouette d’en trouver une plus locale.
  • L’emballage est plus raisonable que les boites de platique: cette poudre est vendue dans un sac.
  • Le goût crémeux (merci poudre de xantham) et chocolaté, sans arrière goût étrange.
  • Avec 18g de protéines par portion, 3g de glucides et 0,5g de gras, cette poudre est équilibrée juste à mon goût!

Je paye environs 60$ pour le sac de 1kg qui me dûre environs 3 semaines. J’en prend habituellement une portion le matin avec mon petit déjeuner et une autre après le gym. Je vous recommande cette recette de smoothie post-workout: c’est comme un dessert!

Voici ce dont vous aurez besoin:

  • 1 portion de poudre protéinée Iron Vegan
  • 1 c. à thé de poudre de cacao crue
  • 1 tasse de lait d’amande
  • 1 tasse d’eau
  • 1 banane

Mélanger le tout et savourez! C’est mon smoothie préféré et encore une autre chose que j’ai mangé presque tous les jours ces dernières semaines. Super satisfaisant et sans culpabilité! Dites-moi si vous l’essayez ou votre poudre protéinée préférée.

 

2016/2017 Tag!

I few weeks ago, I was tagged by Jen from the blog GypsyBus28 to do the 2016-2017 tag. How fun! Go check out her blog for beautiful recipes and fun reviews. I have to say this tag asks really hard questions, but I guess that makes it a useful reflection tool.

The tag was created by David from The Guy Who Said Always No.

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Questions:

1. DESCRIBE YOUR 2016 IN 3 WORDS.

Busy, change, priorities

2. WRITE THE NAME OF 2 PEOPLE WHO HAVE CHARACTERIZED YOUR 2016.

Well, I can’t pinpoint two people, but I can pinpoint two categories of people. I think that’s okay! I really relied on these people for moral support and also inspiration and courage. As 2016 was a real transition year, I really needed that!

My support system: my boyfriend and my parents

My inspiration: Anna,  from The Anna Edit as my favourite blogger/youtuber and Angelia Trinidad, founder of The Passion Planner.

3. WRITE ABOUT THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PLACE YOU’VE VISITED IN 2016 AND WHY YOU LIKED IT SO MUCH.

Last February, my boyfriend treated us to a week-end in Sutton, Québec. We got to stay in a pod in the middle of the trees. The setting was magical.

4. WRITE THE MOST DELICIOUS FOOD YOU’VE TASTED IN 2016.

Hum, that’s a really hard question! I think I’ll have to go with a new food discovery that I did last summer at the market with iceplant.

5. WRITE THE EVENT WHICH HAS MARKED YOU MORE OF THIS IN 2016 (EVEN GLOBAL EVENT).

Deciding to take a break from teaching was definitively the most important event of my year. I’m still dealing with this. I’m still not sure where I’m headed, but I think it was a good decision.

6. WRITE THE FINEST PURCHASE YOU’VE MADE IN THIS 2016, AND IF YOU WANT, LINK A PHOTO.

My essential oil diffuser! I love this object so much because it enables me to change the atmosphere of any room instantly. It was really handy over the holidays to create a Christmasy feel, and I use it daily to freshen the air in my office. Completely in love with this!

7. WRITE 3 GOOD INTENTIONS FOR THIS 2017.

  1. Sleep more
  2. Create more
  3. Spend more time with my friends and family

8. WRITE 1 PLACE YOU WANT TO VISIT IN 2017.

I would love to go to Italy or Iceland.

9. WRITE 1 PLATE/FOOD YOU WANT TO EAT IN 2017. 

I don’t have anything specific, but I really hope to discover new variety of fruits and vegetables to try out this year.

The wonderful people I would like to tag are:

Rules:

  • Mention the creator of the tag: The Guy Who Said Always No.
  • Use the image that you find in this article
  • Mention the blogger who has chosen you: Jen, from GypsyBus28
  • Answer the questions
  • Mention 9 bloggers/friends and let them know through a comment on their blog.

A Time and a Plate, my favourite podcast

A year ago, I changed my phone to a smartphone, and it made me discover the wonderful world of podcasts. I must have lived under a rock because I really wasn’t familiar with these. Basically, a podcast is a self-produced radio show. Individuals can create them and share them online. Official radio stations also share some of their shows this way, which means that you can carry your favourite shows on demand in your pocket for free. That’s great! I’ve been listening to a variety of podcasts because it makes commuting and waiting in line a lot more interesting: I learn and think about different topics, and so I don’t feel like I’m losing my time. The following podcast is my current favourite, and is perfect for anyone who loves food.

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Go check out the Kitchy Kitchen!

A few months ago, Claire Thomas from the amazing blog The Kitchy Kitchen, launched a podcast: A Time and a Plate. This podcast focusses on the history of food. Now that’s interesting! Each episode zooms in on a particular food and goes over its history and journey to where it is now.

What I love most about this podcast is that it is full with very interesting and sourced content. Claire must do a ton of research for each episode! She mentions all her sources and books that she has read in preparation for the podcast. I love this because it gives me great book recommendations. It’s so great to listen to her show because it is so informative. I learn something each time which makes me feel like I’m not losing my time, and I love that. It’s quite incredible to learn about how our relationship with certain foods have changed over time and to know where they come from. I particularly loved her podcasts on spices and noodles because it follows the Silk Road and Marco Pollo; it made these foods even more exciting.

The podcast is also incredibly well made with music that goes with the stories that Claire shares. The sound quality is great and her voice is perfect for story telling. This makes for a very comfortable listen where you can create pictures of stories that she shares.

Finally, each episode features an interview with a current chef, baker or food creator. I love how this part of the show ties the past with the present food trends. It’s also very interesting to see how people are reinventing classic foods.  And it adds places to go visit to my bucket list!

I really hope you’ll give this podcast a try because it really is great! Take a few minutes (or hours) to check out Claire Thomas’ amazing blog too! Let me know what your favourite podcasts are!