6 Healthy Foods To Eat For More Energy by Lucy Wyndham

Do you suffer from fatigue occasionally? I am not surprised you do! How often do you get as response to a simple question like “how are you?” the answer you get 80% of the time is “I am exhausted”, right? Totally all the time. With fall around the corner a lot of people seem to have a hard time adjusting and lack the energy to keep going all day long. Days are getting shorter and I myself for one hate getting up when it’s still dark. I have a hard time waking up and hit that snooze button way too many times. I am low on energy sort of mid afternoon and have trouble keeping away from the tempting sugary drinks and treats. So the question is : can nutrition help us fight those fall-blues and keep our energy up all day? Let’s explore …

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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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Testing Gordon Ramsay’s Beef Wellington Recipe

I posted my review of Chef Gordon Ramsay’s Masterclass last week and promised I would have a go at the Beef Wellington. This dish of steak filet wrapped in puff pastry is one of the most challenging dishes every created and Chef Ramsay inspired me to give it a go and fingers crossed I don’t

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My Review of Gordon Ramsay Masterclass

Masterclass.com offers a wide variety of online classes with experts in many fields. You want to improve your singing, take Christina Aguilera‘s class. Dustin Hoffman and Kevin Spacey teach acting while Diane Von Furstenberg teaches how to build a fashion brand. But there is plenty more. I went for Chef Gordon Ramsey. Incidentally, a great

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Veggie Lasagne with Cauliflower Bechamel

I was asked the other day if I was vegetarian and I was surprised as I am such a meat lover! But than when I checked my own blog I have to confess it was a damm good question! My dad was a Michelin star chef and his groundbreaking way before-popular cuisine was about using

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