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easy, peasy chocolate brownie by Lily & Mila. Read on www.karinecandicekog.com

Easy, peasy chocolate brownie

This is one of the easiest chocolate brownie recipe you will ever make! Mila and Lily did this chocolate brownie during half term alone. I put the oven on and they did the preparation alone. I love when kids bake on holidays, don’t you!? It’s a good way to keep them busy, teach them something useful while having fun and on top of it, you get to have some cake to eat afterwards and seriously…this chocolate brownie is so incredibly easy that it won’t take you no more than 15 min to prepare but it tastes DE-LI-CIOUS! As I’m intolerant to gluten (I ballooned like a whale!), we used gluten-free flour to make this chocolate brownie so I could have a little slice but you can use normal flour if you wish.

Mila’s homemade pikelets

As some of you know, we are a franco-kiwi family and while we are not spending as much time in New-Zealand as we do in France, we’ve always made a point of teaching Mila to be a freewi and to embrace both nationalities and cultures. She was doing the Haka at the age of 3 and the same way I taught her how to make crèpes (pancakes), Steve taught her how to make pikelets which she made yesterday and again this morning and they are delicious!!

The Boyfriend jeans look | Outfit perfection

One look I absolutely love wearing at weekends, is the combo: boyfriend jeans + white shirt. It’s casual but add a pair of stilettos, a pristine fitted white shirt and a Clare Vivier clutch and you’re ready for brunch in Notting Hill.Two of my fav fashion sites Coggles and My-Wardrobe have some great boyfriend jeans from Diesel and Maison Scotch. It’s a look that Mandy from Hush Homewear wears very well here and Olivia Palermo too here with flat shoes and a white blazer. Sadly, flat pumps don’t really work on my short and curvy figure but what works perfectly, is the pair of leopard printed stilettos I got in the Zara sale (here on IG). I think they’re all sold out now but Debenhams and La Redoute have a decent collection in the sale. 3 useful links for you…**Fashion: My favourite look by far…option white t-shirt for the beach + pretty necklaces**Food: Steve and I had lunch at Granger & Co last Saturday in Notting Hill. It’s one of the restaurants own by Australian Chef Bill Granger. The interior design is not groundbreaking but the food is good, healthy and tasty.**Fitness: Get yours …

30-day Birkram Yoga challenge | DAY 3

How are you today!? Isn’t this weather just A-MA-ZING today!? It finally feels like Summer and a very good reason to push forward and keep focused on our goals so today is DAY 3 of my challenge and my body is feeling VERY stiff.I was told today by my yoga teacher that it was normal and that I should see my 30-day challenge as a journey, without expectations (yeah right! If I don’t lose a bit of weight, I’m going to be well pissed off) but all I need to focus on tomorrow is to turn up to the class and can do that.While my body feels very stiff, my mind is very very focused so I’m going do this…day after day.This morning I got a direct message via Twitter from someone who was thanking me for inspiring her to start eating healthily and for kicking off her weight-loss to lose 2 stones and this really made me happyI have equal admiration for the women out there who have a super fit yoga body and the years …

Gwyneth, Quinoa, banana cake & the Kale project | FOOD

After being proud of myself for making all theses healthy changes to my diet without too much of a struggle (I actually felt my new way of eating was better and tastier), I was told yesterday that I had to leave dairy out for a while which really p$$&8*d me off.Luckily I received some great advices on Twitter (thanks Tina) and Instagram and managed to find some nice alternatives so I’m all set for this week before heading off to New-York (read comments here if you want more info on alternatives).To cheer myself up, I baked this gluten-free banana cake for the second time: 300 g (10  1/2  oz)  smashed ripe banana3 free range / organic eggs60 g ( 2 oz / 2 tablespoons) raw honey or organic maple syrup1 teaspoon vanilla60 g (2 oz/  1/4 cup)  macadamia nut oil or cold pressed olive oilhalf teaspoon ground cinnamon1/2  tsp baking soda ( bicarb soda) + 1 tbsp lemon juice200 g ( 2 cups/ 7  oz) ) almond meal (I still don’t have almond meal in my panty so I’ve …

Awesome spicy prawn salad | Healthy eating

Yesterday Francois & I was styled & photographed a collection of prints for a client in my home so I made sure we had a healthy, filling salad at lunch time.Once recipe I have been doing for a long time (long before embarking on this healthy eating journey) was the Spicy prawn salad by Michele Cranston from her Seasonal Kitchen book. Her book and Donna Hay’s Seasons are by far my two favourite cooking books (the styling in Donna’s book is amazing) and as general rule, I’m much prefer the relaxed approach of Australian Chefs than French Chefs. I’m not much of a cook and for me, cooking is all about entertaining, having friends and enjoying good foods so I like it when it’s all relaxed, easy to make and super yummy.Oh and I almost forgot!! Here is an example of how I use cotton bags to store Mila’s things as mentioned in my post yesterday.{Spicy Prawn Salad recipe}20 cooked prawns (shrimp), peeled and deveined1 large red chilli, seeded and finely chopped (this is too hot for me so I …

Donna Hay’s Seasons

I’m not the most prolific blogger in January.As we spend the Christmas holidays with Steve’s family in New-Zealand, I most often come back jet-lagged for a few days, then the post-holidays blues kicks in (read these tips to fight it) along with a mere attempt to resist giving in too quickly to the busy pace of my working life.Do you know the feeling?I have to admit that at the beginning of my holidays, I miss the fun and interaction from Facebook and Twitter because it’s nice to have friends who will get as much excited as I’m about a new design or how beautiful the styling on a photo is (in comparison to Steve who does not really care).However, having started a trend last Summer when our little family went on holidays on a 7m boat without internet connection and no shower (don’t worry we used the ones available in the harbour), I had a taste during our back-to-basics holidays how hugely enjoyable my holidays were if I was nowhere near a computer to work.Let alone the good …

What Katie ate….in New-York

4 more days to go and I fly to New-Zealand.3 days alone at home to finish painting our bedroom.2 weeks of sun to recover from 8 weeks of carbs & no morning runs.1 last post about the Living Etc Competition.1/2 day at work and we close for the holidays and that’s it…et bien non! I got a little comment from Nicole and because I’m interested in people who leave comments, I checked her out and what did I find?! More goodies to share!!Nicole Franzen is a food, lifestyle, travel Photographer who participated to the amazing food photography book Katie Quinn Davies put together and it’s just too good to not show it to you before the holidays!!And can someone get the girl a book deal please! This is too good to be online only! I want to read this book on my sofa with a cup of tea and take my time flickering through each page… So here are a few of Nicole’s amazing photos and you can see more here 4 jours de plus …