Mango Coco Chewy Granola Bars

I know I always say my recipes are easy..but this time it could not be more true as I made them barely awaken, in the middle of the night, using the ingredients I had at hand.

If you want to know first why I started cooking at so queer an hour, here is the story. If not, the recipe is at the end of the post!

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Les Super Filles du Tram – fav’ burger joint in Brussels!

Les Super Filles du Tram
22 rue Lesbroussart , 1050 Ixelles (close to Place Flagey)
Open 7/7 – brunch on Sunday

After my favorite brunch, let me present you one of my favorite burger places in Brussels : Les Super Filles du Tram

Litteraly: the super girls from of the tramway. OK, their name means less than nothing, but believe me, they know how to make burgers!

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Passion fruit & coconut cream : this is not an egg!

Aren’t they the CUTEST?

While browsing a cook book I saw a picture of a passionfruit-chocolate mousse, where the mousse was actually served IN the passionfruit. I am not a huge fan of the passionfruit/chocolate combination, but I loved the idea of using them as a cup. It reminded me a lot of boiled eggs, and I thought the idea could be pushed a bit further.

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Zucchini and Red Pepper Cheesecake

This is my first attempt at video please don’t judge me too hard! I can already tell you that I did forget one ingredient at the beginning (2 eggs, though I remind it at some point in the film..), but for the rest, it runs smoothly and is understandable.

As you might have noticed in the trailer if you watched it, I am NOT a natural at these things…I had a hard time keeping serious and could not focus on the camera in front of me, but was basically talking all the time to my boyfriend filming the close ups, which makes it seems like I look at a spider on my ceiling all the time. Still room for improvement there!

BUT I had fun, he did too (though maybe not after “scene 1, take 47” ), and it kept us busy on a rainy day. What more can I ask? Well, there is one thing actually : I hope you will enjoy the recipe & I am looking forward to any feedbacks!

Also this recipe I do not cook the cheesecake but refrigerate it. If you like it better warm, or if you don’t like to consume raw eggs, cook it in the oven for about 25mn at 180°C instead.

Spicy sweet potato hummus

Summer times rhymes with pic-nic time!

This week-end I had my first pic-nic in the parc, gorging myself on cut fruit, bread and cheese.

I had it all ready to go when I remembered this nice  dip I had eaten in a pub on Portobello Road in London a month back.  It was my first sweet potato hummus and I tasted amazing. So I thought it was the right moment to add a bit of spice to this classic pic nic and I summoned up all my taste buds and their memories to try to recreate it.

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Peach-Ginger and Strawberry-Basil sorbet

I went to the south of France last week-end, visiting family around Montpellier. I had a great time, and especially enjoyed the farmer’s market there! So much, hat I actually decided to do my groceries for the week right there, and bring it back to Brussels on the train. Who could resist these mountains of fresh fruit? At the time, it seemed like a clever idea :

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Land and Sea Tagliatelle

Gambas terre et mer 2

Since I bought a small table to put on my balcony, Monday nights have become my traditionnal girls nights : inviting friends at home and chat around a glass of wine. It is also a good way for me to test new recipes on trusting guinea pigs…until now, it never turned out too bad. So on Mondays, I like to pass by the supermarket to seek inspiration.

This time, some king prawns have been calling my name as I was making my groceries. Of course I could not resist and as I was driving back home, I was already mentally reviewing the contents of my fridge to see what I could prepare with them. And that’s how this Land & See Tagliatelle recipe was born!

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Baked apple with Liege syrup

Here is a second recipe to conclude our Liege syrup theme! This time for those of us with a sweet tooth.

I agree baked apples are not really a summer treat, but they are one of my favorite the hell with seasonality!

Here the syrup make the filling of the baked apple, mixed with some over ripe apricots (ripe apricots or apricot sauce would work too)..and that is all there is to it, only 3 ingredients and almost nothing to prepare.Plus it tastes like a cake, but is made of almost only fruit: the ideal dessert!!

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