How to read a recipe

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Does this sound a little patronising? It’s really not. I promise. I don’t have all the answers, I’m no authority, but I really really love a good story. And a good treasure hunt. And a good old list. Reading a recipe is not just about reading the damn thing. It’s pretty much a map of a treasure island, a map full of clues; while we’re going through it, we’ve also forming a plan, foreseeing bumps and traps and whatnot, preparing as best as we can for what we may face on our way to our much deserving treasure (aka pie/ soup/ healthy what have you). [READ MORE]

Food for thought

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Happy New Year! I hope y’all are back from your holiday rested, a little more laid back, a lot more inspired and ready for the new year. That’s exactly how I welcomed 2017: with zero new year’s resolutions, but a few plans and a whole lotta tasty ideas. After a holiday which was relaxed and stressful in almost equal measures and filled with love and food (also in equal measures), I’m (kinda) welcoming coming back to reality and forming a new routine . Let’s make it fun, creative and delicious- shall we? [READ MORE]

Happy Holidays!

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Happy-Holidays

Christmas is just one short breath away! I literally cannot wait for the 25th and the week until the new year. Although I haven’t been feeling super festive this time around, I am still a sucker for all things Christmas and a believer in the holidays’ spirit. 2016 has been a weird one. It’s been super, fantastic and overwhelmingly beautiful (Mike’s film won a freaking Academy Award, we threw a super cool party/wedding for our family and family of friends and then went off on a dreamy Cali honeymoon); at the same time, on political, global and human-related fronts it was hard, mean, sad and overall a downright bitch of a year. [READ MORE]

Christmas food for thought

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We’re a little over a week away from Christmas and I have finally fully embraced the festive spirit. I’ve done my fair share of baking, written cards, placed poinsettias around the house and chosen outfits for the holidays. Our weekend plans are low key but in the same festive pre-Christmas mood: there’s a little bit of shopping left to be done, more baked goods to play with, preparations for a friend’s Christmas party (I’ll be making caramel corn and the tastiest guac) and hopefully an evening spent at home with some wine and Scrooged. Hope your plans are similarly festive and relaxed, y’all! [READ MORE]

Food for thought

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I’ve barely left the house since last Wednesday, as the nasty flu I’d caught turned to pneumonia. I’m exhausted, weak and lacking appetite (seriously!) and yet there’s been a few silver linings these last ten days: I’ve spend more time with Mike than I’ve had since our honeymoon, my gratitude towards Netflix is now at a new height (if you haven’t already, you need to watch Hip-Hop Evolution) and so is my appreciation for little things I was always kinda taking for granted. So, while I’m looking forward to going on a date again or cooking a full meal, I am grateful for being given this time off, the support of my family and the power of hydration. Stay positive, stay well, stay grateful x [READ MORE]

Food for thought

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Happy Friday, happy 2nd of December y’all! Can you believe we’re only three weeks away from Christmas? Honestly, where did the time go? I’ve been sick as a dog the last couple of days, so I’ve had plenty of time to think about all sorts of things- some silly and unnecessary and others kinda on the more profound side. We have quite a few things lined up for the weekend- fingers crossed I’ll be able to get out of bed and enjoy some relative peace and quiet before the manic countdown to Christmas begins. Stay warm, stay well and positive. [READ MORE]

Food for thought

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Happy Friday y’all! Yesterday was Thanksgiving and I found myself once again grateful for so many things, among which the old familiar list: my family, my man, many colorful, interesting & hilarious friends, living in London (that amazing, overwhelming son of a gun) and the fact that I have the luxury of sharing stories and recipes here with y’all. I try not to take any of the above for granted; I try to pause every once in a while and really count my blessings. Being able to be thankful for things which we often take for granted really is a luxury many don’t have. So let’s be grateful. [READ MORE]

Food for thought

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This week has come and gone kinda in a flash. Between running mundane errands, sending pre Christmas presents and getting back to my yoga practice, I also spent quite a bit of time making scary amounts of hummus and spinach pie for a private event. Now I’m more than ready for the weekend, which will include more cooking (a chocolate bundt cake with salted caramel is in the cards), Christmas decoration planning and research for the best holiday gifts out there. Have a great one y’all! [READ MORE]