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…

Honey & Lemon Madeleines Autumn Tea

We love our afternoons with a nice cup of tea and a little buttery treat. These madeleines have a slight twist on the original recipe with the addition of honey and lemon. The tartness of the lemon is a wonderful combination with a warm cup of homemade tea.  In our kitchen we have a huge basket of different types of tea and Helena asked me how tea is made. We put some ideas together of our favourite teas and thought…

Dinner galettes

Autumn is a season full of many activities and appointments… Every minute counts and it is often difficult to cook a good, balanced and varied meal every evening! So here’s a super simple recipe, rich in seasonal vegetables and proteins … and that can be stored for several days in the refrigerator. Really suitable for dinners during the week ! At home kids and parents love these vegetarian galettes!  After several tests, here is the final version that perfectly works. *** Preparation time: 10…

Autumn cake

For those who follow me on Instagram, you may have noticed that September fruits inspire me  a lot : cakes, crumbles and pies are now an everyday activity at home 😉 . We have to admit that, among plums, nectarines, pears, apples, very sweet figs and hazelnuts, we have a great choice! Here is a simple and very energetic recipe : the fig & hazelnut cake. After the ‘Energy Balls’ recipe by Vanessa, here is another full of energy dessert for a great Autumn snacking….

After-school booster

Today, I invite a British mum living in Aberdeen to contribute to Sweet Cabane, Vanessa Gerbrandy. She’s been cooking since her childhood and now  loves doing this activity with her daughters, Florence (4)  and Helena(8). She has just launched a cooking blog for parents and kids : Wild Flours, which will surely be a hit! Vanessa will give you here a great recipe, easy-to-make and full of good ingredients  You can make these energy balls with your kids : it’s lot of fun! *** We’ve been…

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…

Shortcakes and Summer fruits

Cooking with kids is always a great activity during holidays, whatever the season. Today’s recipe is very easy to make and children can play with textures  : they stir, they knead, they paint… It entertains children from 3 to 12 years at least! Your kids can eat these shortcakes just after they made them, with some cream (or yogurt) and good fruits : berries, figs, peaches, plums, … A delight! Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 20 minutes Ingredients 210 g flour 1…

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…

Elderflower baba cake

This season, I’m mad about elderflowers! After my friend Jen had shared her recipe of elderflower cordial on Sweet Cabane, I started making some by myself with my friend Cecile (a friends affair indeed …). And I must say it is a delight! The kids love it when you drink it  with chilled water … the adults love it with some Prosecco and ice;) … It is also perfect to add sugar and flavour to cakes … or babas! I would like to share here with you this…