Mad about fermentation

Fermentation is the oldest known food preservation technique, it has existed for nearly 5000 years, (the Ancient Egyptians already used it). Set aside in recent years, it is rediscovered today as it’s full of  nutritionnel benefits. There are different types of food fermentation: Alcoholic fermentation : it transforms the food sugar into ethyl alcohol thanks to the action of yeasts. It also produces glycerol and succinic acid, which are involved in lipid metabolism. This fermentation is commonly used with cereals and fruits to make…

Winter granola

During these last November days, energy starts faltering (the holidays are already so far, and it’s not really Christmas time…). So I’ve made here a recipe that is simple, greedy and full of good ingredients to boost the whole family! Sarrazin, cinnamon, sunflower seeds and hazelnuts make an excellent mix to fight against gloominess and viruses. This granola is ultra easy to make and can be enjoyed on many occasions: not only for breakfast, but also for dessert or just as a snack! Delicious alone, with…

Eating well with Lila#9 : less meat, more cereals!

Eating less meat is a growing awareness in France. Without completely withdrawing meat from our diet, reducing its consumption is a good idea, both for your body and for the environment. If regular consumption of animal products is essential i for a balanced diet, over-meat consumption can have negative effects on human health. By 2015, WHO has officially ranked red meat and processed meat (sausages) as a probable carcinogen for human people. In addition, intensive livestock farming is polluting and the massive use…

Watermelon, the fruit of Summer 2016

This summer, wherever we were on holidays, watermelon was always celebrated, ready to replace cucumber and tomato among the fruits of the summer … From Italy to Spain, I collected very good recipes… Watermelon is very good for the health. It is low in sugar (7 g per 100g) and calories (120 kJ per 100g) and has great properties since it is a strong source of antioxidants, vitamin A (for the view) and vitamin C ( essential for the proper functioning of the…

Zucchini noodles with shrimps

Here is a very light dish to stop feeling guilty after long and generous Summer “apéritif”s … I’ve made it several times during our holiday in Puglia and, each time, everyone loved it! It’s easy to make, quick and rather aesthetical;) Let’s cook! *** Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 5 minutes (3min + 2 min) Ingredients for 4 people : 150g medium or small shrimp (3-4 per person) 3 medium zucchini 15 cl white wine (optional) 2 tablespoons oil Fresh parsley Salt & pepper…

Eating well with Lila #8 : red passion

In June, the choice of seasonal fruits and vegetables greatly increases through gardens and markets … We must therefore take the opportunity to fill us up with  good vitamins and antioxidants! Among them, I have a soft preference for beets, strawberries and tomatoes that are all good  and very easy to find and to cook. Here are some explanations about these fruits and vegetable and very easy and fast Summer recipes. *** BEET It is an excellent source of antioxydants : its flesh is rich…

Eating well with Lila #7 : Young Spring sprouts

Spring is the best season for young sprouts and asparagus! Nutritionally, they’re full of benefits, so let’s taste them! THE DIETICIAN’S EXPLANATIONS Spinach : it’s a great source of carotenoids that protect our eyes (retinal degeneration, cataracts and retinitis pigmentosa). Cooked spinach is more nutritious than ras ones (cooked spinach contains nearly 6 times more lutein, zeaxanthin and betaine than raw spinach). Regarding iron, Popeye’s allegations are true :  spinach is full of iron … but be aware that iron from vegetable is very little absorbed by…

Eating well with Lila #6 : January detox

To be in a better form after drinking and eating too much during Christmas holidays, this a short detox therapy to follow during 1 to 3 days.  *** First, try to get rid of alcohol, coffee, sugar and animal proteins; and opt for seasonal fruits and vegetable : soups, juices, grilled or steamed vegetable. The only important thing is to get rid of oil and butter while cooking them. The following list indicates what fruits and vegetable are the best for a…

Eating well with Lila #5 : Autumn vegetable

Bien manger avec Lila #5 : légumes d'automne

After a full of fruit and vegetable summer, we sometimes wonder what we could eat during Fall without feeling bored : carrots, cabbage, pumpkins, parsnip, apples, pears…? ’ Here there are some boards to help you to know what you can eat during Fall :   Carrot and parsnip are both sweet. Tey’re full of antioxydant and  falcarinol, a powerful anti-fungal that would help preventing cancer. They’re also full of fibers (2g per 100g). Moreover, parsnip is a great source of…

Easy meal #21 : Goat cheese and eggplant rolls

It’s been a long time since I haven’t made any new recipe because of very busy weeks… This recipe is alI need for summertime : easy -to-make, healthy, and playfuf with kids. If you don’t like goat cheese, you can use whatever fresh cheese you prefer, of course… Preparation time : 5 minutes Baking time : 20 minutes (5 min + 15 min) Ingredients (servings 4) 2 big eggplants 200 g fresh goat cheese 1 tablespoon single cream Salt and…