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Breakfast on the Bosphorus

My lunch yesterday
Mon déjeuner du midi hier

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Fresh dates
des dates fraiches

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This morning at 8 I woke up and went to the Bosphorus with my good friend Emrah
Ce matin je me suis reveillée à 8h pour aller petit-déjeuner avec mon cher ami Emrah

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A Provincial grilled vegetable pasta dish

Summer meals are the best.

Recipe:
1 eggplant
1 zucchini
spices to season
a bunch of basil
a bunch of parsley
wholegrain organic pasta
fresh goat’s cheese

grill up the vegetables in coconut oil with the spices. Add half of the basil while cooking, and the other half at the end once everything has been cooked. Serve on freshly cooked pasta and add the goat’s cheese. Add some of the parsley for an extra fresh flavour.

Les repas d’été sont les meilleurs!

Recette:
1 aubergine
1 courgette
des épices que vous aimez
bouquet de basilic
bouquet de persil
des pâtes bio completes
du chèvre frais

grillez les légumes dans l’huile de noix de coco avec les épices. Ajouter la moitié du basilic pendant la cuisson, et l’autre moitié à la fin une fois que tout a été cuit. Servir sur des pâtes fraîchement cuites et ajouter le fromage de chèvre. Ajoutez un peu de persil pour un goût frais supplémentaire.

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A healthy iced coffee

It’s hot here in Paris- Summer, bless her cotton socks, is here finally! I love iced coffee in Summer, but to stay hydrated I’ve opted for Ayurvedic Roast for the same flavour but with health benefits!

Here’s how you do it:
Brew a cup of Ayurvedic roast concentrate, let it cool
Add a dash of coconut water, I used Vaivai
A dash of coconut milk
Ice blocks

Stir and serve!

Il fait chaud à Paris maintenant, mais je ne vais pas me plaindre- j’adore l’été etant australienne! En été je bois du café glacé mais pour ne pas boire trop de café j’utilise ce substitut qui a le même goût que le vrai café! En plus c’est super pour la santé!

Comment faire:
Faites une tasse de café fort avec Ayurvedic roast, laisse refroidir
rajoutez un peu d’eau de noix de coco- j’utilise Vaivai
rajoutez un peu de lait de noix de coco

mettez des glacons, et puis voilà!

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Sunday salad and iced latté

After going for a 90 minute power walk this morning I needed a nice fresh salad for lunch. I made it with quinoa and prawns, Indian herbs, lettuce, lambs lettuce and tomato. My friend added pineapple to hers. There’s nothing better than an iced coffee on a hot day- I’m taking it easy today!

Après avoir fait 90 minutes de “power walking” ce matin j’avais besoin d’une salade bien fraiche! Je l’ai faite avec du quinoa, crevettes, des herbes indiennes, la laitue,de la mâche et des tomates cerises. Mon amie a rajouté des ananas dans sa salade à elle. Il n’y a rien de mieux qu’un café glacé quand il fait chaud- aujourd’hui je me régale!

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My Kitch’n in the Marché Couvert des Batignolles

Paris is certainly not a city where it’s easy to be vegetarian, let alone vegan! I am neither, but I do like to go to a café where they do green smoothies and provide alternative milks. Funnily enough, a café that does just that opened right near my place in le marché couvert des batignolles.

Jennifer spoilt me rotton this morning while slowly waking from my slumber.

My Kitch’n is run by a sweet Swedish lady, Jennifer, who is passionate about raw and vegan foods.

I had the Green Machine smoothie: peppermint, avocado, spinach, apple, spirulina, dates and ground linseed.

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Jennifer made me the freshest coffee. She ground the coffee beans before my eyes and brewed the coffee so it was hot and the aromas were so rich and perfect for the sleepy Sunday morning.

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Have you ever heard of nut milk? Jennifer made fresh hazelnut milk right in front of my eyes to have in our coffee. Hazelnut milk is rich in Vitamin E, folic acid and Vitamins B1, B2 and B6. It imparts a more “nutty” flavor than other nut milks such as almond, which, in my opinion, is much more neutral of a flavor.

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This, my friends, is a raw carrot cake. It makes you realise how sweet carrots are naturally.

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This healthy snack bar certainly got me going this morning! The granola bar had oat flakes, ground up flax, hemp and sesame seeds, raisins, dates, dried figs + apricots,a bit of cacao, maca and aguyamanto

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I highly recommend a visit to My Kitch’n for an all vegan, 100% organic treat:

Marché Couvert des Batignolles
96 bis rue Lemercier
75017 Paris

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#1- In My Basket

I hope you all had a lovely weekend lovelies. Saturday was a gorgeously sunny day here in Paris so I got excited and took out my basket and flask of coffee and myself out to market to get some fresh vegetables. I do that every Saturday, but seeing it’s an important part of my weekend I thought you may enjoy knowing what fresh food I get each weekend, depending on the season and what I’m cooking, and showing you what I cook with it all. How does that sound? This little series will give you an insight into my Saturday mornings at market here in Paris.

In My Basket

In My Basket

Fresh parsley and coriander.

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In My Basket

Fresh ginger.

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Four fresh beetroots.

In My Basket

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My pretty pink glitter flask that I took my coffee with me in. I’m such a girl.

In My Basket

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A bag of fresh organic kale. Obsessed, much?

In My Basket

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Loaf of sourdough bread that had literally just been pulled out of the oven when I got it from my bakery.

In My Basket

In My Basket

With my fresh ingredients I made myself a kale, sprouted lentil, raw beetroot, grated ginger, and roasted beetroot (which I roast in coconut oil) salad with a dash of olive oil. The bread was still warm so I boiled two eggs and had them with some salted butter on toast. I can’t tell you how good it was.

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Brunch at Sésame

I really enjoyed brunch at Sésame with a dear friend last Sunday. It snowed outside as we sat in this cosy café sipping on coffee, fresh juice and eating bagels.

Brunch at Sésame

Brunch at Sésame

Boiled egg and baguette

Boiled egg and baguette

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Brunch at Sésame

Brunch at Sésame

Brunch at Sésame

Brunch at Sésame

And back out into the snow we went, this time our tummies a bit fuller and our spirits a bit higher…

Sésame
51 Quai de Valmy, 75010 Paris

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Oh la la livia’s first Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a harvest festival, to give thanks. It was the first time I’d celebrated it being Australian, and it was great to do so with an American like Meg who really paved the way.

It made me think about what I am grateful in my life. The answer is, what aren’t I grateful for? Everything is just perfect! (oh, besides one thing, the Winter in France but there is even a silver lining to that problematic… Winter fashion…! Superficial? Maybe.)

Just look at that wonderful spread she put on for us! The garlic green beans were my favourite and her mashed potato was so creamy and warming in Winter.

I’m mad for polaroids so we took a bunch of them.

It was just perfect! I can’t wait until the next!

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A unicorn and deer afternoon in Paris

To make life sweeter, I love my afternoon latté and a little treat. On Thursday I decided to get myself a handful of choukettes (a delightful little puff of French pastry with sugar on top- not to be overdone in quantity). Coffee time is so cosy at the moment here in my apartment because the sun goes down early and I turn on the big lamp on our living room which gives a honey glow to the room and I sink into the couch with my latté.

I am so smitten with my new cups from Claudia from Superfumi.

Being Australian, I absolutely love European animals because my childhood was koalas, kangaroos and possums. I find deers so precious. Their big eyes! Obviously my unicorn obsession is just because I’m a girly girl.

 

I highly reccomend you visit her Etsy shop here because she has a new range that just came out. All of the products are handmade in the UK.

What treats do you have planned for the weekend?

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Cupcake Camp Paris III at Comptoir Général for Make A Wish Foundation

Cupcake Camp III was held last Saturday at the Comptoir Général. All of the Cupcake pros in Paris were there, like SugarDaze and Beauty Cakes and all of the proceeds went to Make a Wish Foundation France. In total we made a little over 5500 euros, which really shows the wonderful participation of everybody and great spirit.

Kristen from The Kale Project made kale cupcakes and you can click here to get the recipe.

The theme was Halloween so many of the cupcakes were oh-so-spooky!

These lovely ones were made by la Dinette de Nelly, a lovely young French woman who I found to be very creative and welcoming.

I made Flourless Chocolate Cake for those of you wanting a little break from the flour after downing a couple of high-carbohydrate cupcakes (hehe!). I used the same recipe as this one, but I didn’t put in the raspberries this time. My amazing sprinkles came from The Sprinkle Box Shop. More details here.

Thanks to Elodie Garbé for her marvelous illustrations, as always. She can draw whatever you want for a very reasonable price.

My J took a while to choose his cupcakes but came back with these three:

It was really a wonderful day and I’d like to thank Bryan and Cat for making it happen! I can’t wait for next year.

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