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4 x 5 Cooking basics that you need to start cooking

4 x 5 Cooking basics that you need to start cooking

Let’s say that you are now convinced that cooking more often is the right path to eating healthier and tastier food. After many “I-ll-start-tomorrows” you have decided that tomorrow has finally come and you have even found your favourite cooking blog or an on-line recipe […]

Magic powers of garlic

Magic powers of garlic

I remember very well raw garlic sitting on my farmer grand parents’ dining table at almost every meal. They did not really care about the smell because they appreciated its rich taste and above all its health benefits. My grand mother used it in almost […]

Butter is for bread, oil is for cooking.

Butter is for bread, oil is for cooking.

I do not use butter for cooking. Except for some desserts. Ideally butter should not be heated and excessive butter consumption can lead to health problems – mostly cardiovascular as it is high in saturated fat. However, it is delicious when melting slowly on a […]

There is so much better than the white flour

There is so much better than the white flour

I cut back on white flour. Considerably. Of course, I still have cravings for croissants and brioches and all sorts of choux pastry, they are irresistible! However, I have also discovered many delicious substitutes for white flour. When kneading by hand, I mix diverse organic […]

Why I stopped eating white refined sugar

Why I stopped eating white refined sugar

I banished white refined sugar. For good. Sugar made from beets, most frequently found in retail stores, is naturally white but also naturally poor in nutrients. White refined sugar is basically empty calories with a quite high glycemic index* (68). It is deprived of all nutrients […]

Why I stopped eating white table salt

Why I stopped eating white table salt

I banished white table salt. For good. Just like refined sugar, refined salt is a result of an important industrial transformation process. It is heated at a very high temperature in order to “be purified” from “dirt”. However, the “impurities” removed in the process are […]