Electrolyte refill smoothie

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When it’s hot, we sweat a lot and lose water. And we also eliminate precious elements, electrolyte or ions, whatever sports drink maker call them. We don’t need to buy their powders to replace them. Let’s get all the nutrients with a natural drink.

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Moloheya (molokhia), this herb has a jelly texture like okra (gumbo), and that comes with the property of maintaining hydration. Like those sports gels.

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It’s a smoothie of frozen banana (for its carbs and potassium) , molokhia and a little lemon juice. Now we need sodium ? Well on the glass.

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I know the color is not superb, but the taste is very fruity, the texture deliciously creamy and it’s very efficient.

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So simple walnut brownie ice cream

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It’s addictive… I already made it 3 times.
The idea of this delight is not from me. It’s from the shop. Walnut brownie…mmmm…. ice cream…mmm. I had to try that.
Actually, it lacked flavor of chocolate, there was nearly no bits of walnut. Names are always mouth watering but I find most commercial ice creams disappointingly bland, mostly fat and sweet. So I made mine.

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Super easy :
Slice and freeze 2 small bananas. Place them in a blender with 3 tbs of good unsweetened cocoa, a pinch of instant coffee a 1/3 cup of water. Blend it into a cream. Mix in a handful of walnuts broken in big pieces.

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Pour in 3 cups. You can eat them immediately if you like soft cream type.

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Cover with a film and place in the freezer at least one hour and your have an ice-cream texture.
And you can really feel the chocolate and walnut brownie melting in your mouth. The banana flavor is extremely light, it simply brings sweetness and enhances the nuances of the cocoa.

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Banana-coco smoothie and seven treasure waffles

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A simple fruity brunch, easy to prepare and plant based.

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To a simple batter (flour, potato starch, baking powder, brown sugar), I’ve added these 5 and 2 spices : nutmeg and cinnamon.

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I’ve eaten the konatsu pomelo while the waffle was cooking.

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The smoothie is very basic. The banana was just cold, the coconut cream was frozen. 30 seconds in the blender. Enjoy !

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Gourmande November round up

Sweet potato (satsuma imo), potato and persimmon (kaki) season is back.

That’s the album about most of my November meals : November eats. And for vegan menus here.

These are the main topics and visitors’ current obsessions :

Tian casserole with potatoes
Satsuma imo soufflées
Kakicannelle persimmon

Classic revival :
kneppes (Lorraine’s pasta)
roasted chicken
French fries
tarte orangette
simple tarte au chocolat (silky chocolate pie)

Nordic wave :

Mousse de saumon et pain polaire

Swedish bean balls

Plus :
polar bread shrimp wrap
crispbread
mini buckwheat blinis salmon bites

American mood :

Natural yummy banana pudding

raw pumpkin pie

creamy pumpkin pie
Obama pizza
Chicago pizza

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On the road to Christmas :
nutty truffles

Saint-Nicolas, Kurisumasu, Christmas, Noël on Pinterest

sesame Japanese Xmas

Christmas desserts

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Kabocha forever

Steamed rice pudding and burnt kabocha.

Kabocha pumpkin on pinterest

kabocha and hijiki

kabocha mousse

A so simple silky chocolate tarte


The queen of tarts is la tarte au chocolat. It’s often a very sophisticated cake. Here is a minimalist version.

The crust is banana, oats and vanilla powder.
The ganache is cocoa mass, coconut cream and a pinch of powdered coffee. That’s all.

Crunchy and silky. It is the perfect company for a hot after-meal coffee.

Fruity curry with bananas and pineapple

A warm sweet and spicy dish is ideal to bring energy and sun on a Fall day. It’s a sweet coconut curry with mostly fruits.

A block of firm tofu (cotton pressed,momen tofu). For more firmness, I squeezed it a while between 2 plates and then pre-cooked in micro-wave.

Frying dry Indian spices, then cubed tofu, banana, pineapple and onion.

It’s spiced with red curry paste, red chili, paprika, and it’s wet with coconut milk. The leaves on top are sour fragrant shiso.

It’s sweet, it’s lovely. It’s like having dessert for lunch.

Natural yummy banana pudding


As often on this blog, a decadent looking but quite reasonable vegan treat. It’s ready in 5 minutes.

Natural ingredients. I had those bananas “to cook”, but I like them raw too. A green lemon. Kurozato black sugar for the sauce.

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You can use standard bananas, but these are different. They really shine when they are cooked.

Silky tofu.

The pudding is tofu blended with a banana and lemon juice. Then toped with the caramelized banana slices. Then all that is covered by hot caramel.

And devoured. I’d have made another serving just after licking the bowl clean. Sadly… fortunately, I had no more black sugar. So another day.