3 Basic Steps and 12 Yummy Vegetarian Week Dinners

I am not a vegetarian, nor flexitarian (someone who rarely eats fish or meat); I love all the food groups in the dietary triangle too much to skip any. Speaking of which, did you hear that my region in Belgium, Flanders, is the first to update this antiquated food pyramid and reverse it? Let me tell you about it.

I can no longer stand by and proclaim the environmental issues and animal suffering is not my problem. I aim daily to make better choices in my food sourcing and want to contribute in my own way. One way to this is to eat a few days a week vegetarian and focus on organic farming, I have some simple steps and recipes how to achieve that.

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10 Tips & Tricks for a Perfect Cocktail

Cocktails have made a huge comeback in Belgium, we finally caught on with the rest of the world and cocktail bars are popping up left and right. We have not quite favoured them over our traditional glass of bubbly but we seem to be open to trying a cocktail from time to time. Charismatic bartenders,

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2 Fab Wine Picks By Lola To drink With My Spicy Beef Tacos

I am excited to announce the collaboration between Wine Fever and Leeks and High Heels. ( yipee – clap-clap-clap) Today’s recipe is spicy beef tacos with avocado cream, cheddar, radicchio and coriander paired with 2 gorgeous Portuguese wines by Filipa Pato. Our collab: Lola recommends a sublime white and red wine to savor with my recipe. She shares

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12 Beer Pairing Recipes Just In Time For OktoberFest

In October 1810 at the occasion of a royal wedding, stupendous celebrations and festivities with lots of beer were held in Munich, Germany. It became tradition now known as OctoberFest. This year’s event is held from 16 September to 3 October. I am not really a beer drinker but as Belgian I am definitely proud

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Notting Hill, London: A Complete Must-Do Guide

I LOVE London and ADORE Notting Hill. Yes, the Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant movie from 1999 did get me out there like every other silly tourist but for the past 18 years my love for the hood has grown, it has become my home away from home.  I guess it reminds me of my

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3 Easy Steps to Make the Best Strawberry Jam Ever

It may be much easier to buy a jar of strawberry jam than to make it yourself but there is definitely something to be said for the feeling of accomplishment and satisfaction from eating your home made jam. So give it a try, go to your local market and get some strawberries. I recommend you

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A Peachy Poptail You Will Enjoy All Year Round

Despite our Belgian summer weather being a bit, let’s say, unpredictable these days, I can truly enjoy a refreshing poptail now and again. It’s a great substitute for aperitif to keep cool in hot weather, a fancy grown up afternoon threat or a fun original boozy dessert. A poptail is a Cocktail in a Popsicle,

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Xavie’s Granola Gives you the Energy Needed

Xavie, a Belgian entrepreneur, is on a mission to bring you a great alternative for that breakfast full of refined sugars. She explains that her business sprouted from her own will to eat healthier, being less dependent on refined sugar and get more steady energy all morning. Her homemade granovies are 0% sugar …

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Homage to Julia Child by Making her Cheese Souffle

Today I bring homage to a brilliant American chef, Julia Child (1912-2004), who in 1948 decided to enroll in Paris at “Le Cordon Blue” the French Culinary Arts and Hotel Management since 1895. Julia had to fight against French stubbornness and snobbish prejudice so she decided to write her own cook book, bringing French cooking

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The perfect Summer Dessert : galette

what’s not too love : puff pastry and fruits with cream – YES please! Basically a galette is a French flat and round pastry. Use a little puff pastry, fill it with fruits and bake, it’s that easy. I like to try different filling, I posted in fall 2015 mini galettes with plums. Now in full

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