Wednesday, 7 May 2014

RAW : MATTHEW KENNEY IN SANTA MONICA

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"Raw gnocchi with smoked red pepper sauce"

As I promised, here Im sharing just a few pics of  some of our creations at Matthew Kenney in Santa Monica. It was an enriching experience as always. I  guess I'll have to keep on going!
My kitchen is still not ready but its only a matter of time. In the mean time, Amsterdam....here I go!!!!

"Cashew and sesame dumplings"

Beetroot soup with pistachio pesto

Almond ice cream, crumble and pears

Monday, 28 April 2014

CURRENTLY UNDER CONSTRUCTION & RECENTLY MOVED!!

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Hey guys! Its been a while, I know. But we haven't stopped traveling since December. We recently moved to Amsterdam, yes...this is our knew home. In the meantime our house is full of boxes and going through a process of renovation. I will come back whenever my kitchen is in "order".
All the best and see you soon!
Cheers!

Monday, 3 February 2014

CHOCOLATE AND RYE MUFFINS + SAN DIEGO

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It's been a while since I last wrote a post. I've been busy; traveling, cooking, spending quality time with friends and most of all, having a great time. Im in California baby, yeah! The weather here is So amazing I can't even believe we are in the middle of  winter, honestly, It couldn't be better.  We are here visiting friends and escaping from the european winter. Im so lucky you know? Just to be here, enjoying  the most amazing sunsets in La Jolla, the best Mexican food (tofu tacos on white corn tortillas with brown rice and black beans?! mmmm), being able to practice Bikram Yoga almost every day, having delicious smoothies and green juices but above all,  having very unique company.

This month I'll be attending some raw food workshops at Matthew Kenney in Santa Monica, I'm really looking forward to it, so I'll keep you posted.

In the meantime I want to share this  chocolate muffins recipe because they are just out of this world. The recipe is from Green Kitchen Stories, I've just adapted it slightly.



Chocolate and rye muffins
Makes 12 large muffins

1 cup of rye flour
1 cup of whole wheat flour
6 tbsp cacao powder
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
3 eggs
1 cup coconut milk
2/3 cup agave syrup
2/3 cup coconut oil
100 grs. 75% dark chocolate, coarsely chopped

Preheat oven to 200 C degrees. Mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl. Slightly beat the eggs in a separate bowl, then add the coconut milk, the agave syrup, the coconut oil and half of the chopped chocolate. Add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture. Fold everything together until just combined then divide the batter into the muffin tins and sprinkle the rest to the chocolate on top. Bake for about 16 minutes. They are delicious when eaten warm!

Thank you Green Kitchen!


Tuesday, 10 December 2013

PARIS + SEGOVIA PICS

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Hi there, I would like to share some pics from my latest travels. I have been in Paris and Segovia, Spain. Both places full of charm in very different ways. Paris, the city of lights, was oh so beautiful like always but this time the Christmas ambience made it a whole new experience. La tour Eiffel had special lighting, the streets where full of garlands, christmas trees,  tourists walking all over the place without minding the cold. Actually the weather was just perfect, the whole trip was, really. I was able to do many things in such a short time. Visit friends and spend quality time, go to knew places, eat in nice restaurants, try the best eclair I ever had, go to one of the finest spice and cheese stores and walk through amazing markets, try freshly picked chanterelles and many other wild mushroom varieties and even visit a monastery. Im so grateful, a trip to Paris is always full of inspiration. If you happen to go you must visit : L'Eclair de Genie (eclair's), L'Epicerie Fine, Cantin (best cheese and butter).
I have been in Segovia too. Its a small village  one hour away from Madrid, famous for its piglet (I think I could pass on that one!, although I did eat it years ago when I was still eating meat).
The landscape over there is breathtaking, quite flat on one side and tall mountains on the other.  Some of them had quite a bit of snow on top of them. This time I didn't feel like going to the village, instead I stayed some kilometers away and enjoyed the natural scenery. Went for long walks and enjoyed good conversations next to warm chimneys. 
These are some of the pictures I took. I hope toy like them. 
Soon I'll be traveling again so maybe I won't be able to write as often as I would like to but I will be back anytime.
Have a nice week. Relax, chill out, breath deeply and love.