Food in Japan

Japanese food is nothing like what we get in European Japanese restaurants! First of all there is much more than just sushi, and even the sushi is different (Sushi-making). Their cuisine of course mainly includes rice and proteins: fish, meat and eggs. The diversity of the country is reflected also in its food, So here is…

Gluten-free vegan jam tarts

Holidays are over and it is now time to get back on track… These vegan jam tarts represent  a smooth transition to a healthy lifestyle, giving you the chance to pursue a healthy life without giving up the pleasure of eating! This recipe is one of my favourites and is the result of many experients….

Coconut rawbars

As the raw-vegan trend is becoming more and more popular, we decided to start experimenting! Everywhere you go you can now find these super-power-raw-healthy-amazing bars which are absolutely delicious but also extremely expensive…  So here we have our own home-made version for you to try! Ingredients for 3 rawbars: 70g of dates 70g di almonds and cashew…

Quiche Lorraine

The Quiche is a savoury sort of cake, which can be filled with all kinds of vegetables, fish, meat, cheeses and what ever you like, and one of my favourites is a french classic: the Quiche Lorraine. For some strange reason I find myself cooking this more around Christmas and in the colder months. So…

Pastel de Nata

The Pastel de Nata is a traditional portuguese egg tart that you can find everywhere around Lisbon. The original recipe was created by the Jerònimos Monastery, in Santa Maria de Belem in 1837, and sold as a way to make the monastery survive after the liberal revolution. Today you can still taste the original, unchanged, secret recipe…

Pumpkin Pie

Another all American recipe is of course one of this season’s favourites: the pumpkin pie. It is such a delicious and simple recipe to make, and it’s also quite healthy (or that is what I like to tell myself)! To think that a few years ago I didn’t like pumpkin… so many years of pumpkin pies…

Brownies

Lately I don’t get much time to bake and cook, but brownies aren’t a particularly hard recipe to make, and there are many variations you can make to the traditional brownie recipe. I’ve tried a few myself, such as no butter, or vegan, with fruit, with chocolate chips, … anyway I love chocolate and a…

Sushi-making

Sushi making isn’t simply cooking or preparing a meal. Preparing sushi is an art, or at least that’s how it’s supposed to be according to Japanese traditions. During my stay in Tokyo I had the opportunity to follow a Sushi class with chef Yoshinori Tezuka, who talked us through what this art entails. Starting from…