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

The easiest chocolate brownie you will find

This is one of the easiest chocolate brownie recipes you will ever make! Mila and Lily made this chocolate brownie during half term all by themselves. My only contribution was to put it in the oven. 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. The girls ‘ chocolate brownie is incredibly easy to make (only 15 minutes preparation!) and 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. For this chocolate brownie, you will need: 200g cooking chocolate 3 eggs 2 cups of sugar, about 200g 1 cup of rice flour (gluten-free), about 100 g 150g butter Instructions: Pre-heat the oven to 180ºC / 350ºF  In a bowl, mix the eggs with the sugar In a saucepan, melt slowly the …

Breakfast for champions or how to heal your soul & body with healthy food. Read on www.karinecandicekong.com

Breakfast for champions

Breakfast is my favourite meal. I love how it gives me the chance to reset my mind and start fresh with healthy food. I love the feeling of doing something good for myself, to do things slowly… with awareness. Beside no 9 which will eventually come back when I’m ready and no 3 which I have replaced by homeopathy, these days I’m pretty much sticking to these healthy habits I’ve formed since the beginning of the year. On the subject of eating healthy food, recent researches are suggesting that depression is a result of inflammation caused by the body’s immune system. In a nutshell, anything processed (soft drinks, junk food, refined sugars) creates unhappy guts which then leads to depression (mild or severe). It’s a vast subject and one that I don’t have the energy to discuss at length right now but having experienced it first hand and seeing the positive effects, changing my diet did to my well-being since the beginning of the year, I’m firmly convinced there is a relation between what we eat …

Gluten-free, FODMAP banana cake recipe. Read on www.karinecandicekong.com

Gluten-free banana cake

I think this is the third recipe of banana cake I’ve posted on the blog. I had stopped baking them because I could no longer cope with the amount of sugar but I’ve found a new recipe that is gluten-free and sugar-free and when I say sugar-free, I mean refined sugars. Did you know that a traditional banana cake recipe contains at least 11 spoons of sugar!?   This banana cake recipe is gluten-free, FODMAPs friendly, refined sugar-free and if you don’t have a food intolerance, it is simply delicious and healthy. Dry ingredients you will need: 1/2 cup buckwheat flour 1/2 cup almond meal 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon cardamom 2 teaspoons cinnamon 1 teaspoon ginger 1/2 teaspoon allspice (optional) 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon vanilla powder (or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract) 1/2 teaspoon sea salt Wet ingredients (this is important for the preparation): 2 large eggs 1/4 cup melted coconut oil 1/4 cup your choice of milk (I use rice milk or almond milk) 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar …

healthy & yummy homemade green mash

HEALTHY & YUMMY HOMEMADE GREEN MASH

Each time I go to France, I love stocking up our fridge with frozen vegetable mash but I’ve never managed to find it in any supermarkets in London so I’ve started making my own. I usually double or triple the quantity to freeze several batches so I have plenty. If I have fell off the health wagon and feel tired or nutrient-deprived, I usually put myself back of track having my daily green smoothie in the morning and eating this with grilled chicken, steamed salmon or smoked salmon at lunch time or in the evening.

My daily green smoothie. Recipe on www.karinecandicekong.com

My daily green smoothie

Last year, I asked for a Nutribullet as a Mother’s Day gift. Since then, I’ve been making this healthy and delicious green smoothie which is very easy to make, very refreshing and packed with vitamins. One glass of this delicious green smoothie will give you the recommended daily fibre intake (25g of fibres/day for women) to favour a good transit. Update: I used to drink a large glass of this green smoothie for breakfast and take the left-over to work and often had the other half of the avocado for lunch in a salad. However, despite eating healthily, I was still bloating which I found hugely frustrating considering how many dietary changes I have made since 2013. That was until I had a consultation with a Nutritionist specialised in FODMAPs who explained to me that avocado was not FODMAPs friendly and should be restricted to 1/4 per day. There was also a few other “healthy” things I was regularly eating which are still healthy but just challenging for sensitive guts. Since then, I have reduced the …

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 …

Banana cake recipe

Has anyone tried the Banana cake recipe on page 30 of our catalogue?When Steve forwarded me the recipe, I wasn’t convinced at first. The thought of using ripe bananas wasn’t exactly appealing to me but having recently received this huge fridge, I was going through a Nigella phase* (i.e cooking each Saturday morning homemade meals).I also do our food shopping online and tend to order the same food over and over again each week.While I’m not giving up on Mila getting her 5 a day, I often end up with a few bananas too ripe for anyone in the family to eat them, so rather than throwing them away, I thought I would give this recipe a go. I was happily surprised.I put wallnuts in mine instead of dried fruits and it is simply delicious. My guilty pleasure at weekends now is to curl up on the sofa with Mila when the weather is horrible outside, with a cup of tea and a slice of two of this cake! Pure bliss…. *the phase has now …