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How to style your dining table for Easter

How to style your dining table for Easter

I’ve never really decorated a table for Easter before but then I saw these eggs in a vase on Pinterest and it inspired me to make my own ‘pastel’ version with left-over paint I had and use my beautiful tableware designed by Sophie Conran for Portmeirion. It was really easy to do and turned out to be very pretty too so I’m really pleased with the whole look of our Easter table. I also put together a super easy family menu which you will have no problem replicating.

Celebrating first day of winter with comforting, delicious food

Celebrating winter with comforting food

We’ve been baking and cooking a lot these past few days. The girls made pancakes and pikelets for breakfast while my sister Elodie made her famous Tartiflette, which is comfort food at its best! While I’m all for eating healthy and giving our body the nutrients it needs, once in a while, we just need something that is going to be good for our soul and Elodie’s Tartiflette is exactly that! I’m ever so grateful she kindly accepted to share her recipe so I can share it with you here… INGREDIENTS: Number of people: 8 | Prep time: 15 minutes | Cooking time: 1 hour 20 min 2.5 kg potatoes 600g diced bacon 500ml fresh cream 750g Reblochon cheese

How to make a healthy winter soup for the whole week

How to make a healthy winter soup for the week?

I have meant to share this recipe with you for ages because it’s super easy, quick and inexpensive but I wanted to use one of my photos rather than one from my food styling board on Pinterest. The ones I have pinned are a lot nicer but since food styling & photography is something I want to improve, I have to start somewhere… I have to admit that, while this soup only takes 5 min prep, getting my shot ready took waaayy much longer time. Anyway, here are a few shots I’m finally ‘happy’ with… I still see a lot of them out of focus (and they may well be) but until I work out how to use my new glasses properly, I have to make do with what I have. It’s a real pain not to see things in focus and a reminder that one should not take our health for granted…

How to make a delicious, gluten-free chocolate zucchini cake

Gluten-free chocolate zucchini cake

My sister and some friends are arriving this weekend for a “girls weekend”. Since I can’t think of a nice weekend with friends without cake (and preferably a chocolate one!), I made an attempt to bake my first veggie chocolate cake so I can literally have my cake and eat it! The cake is gluten-free and is filled with some fructose-free sweetness so it’s all good. While I wasn’t convinced of the taste to start with, I’m on my fourth slice (over the course of two days) and I absolutely love it! So have a go and let me know what you think…

Easy to make mulled wine recipe (20 min top!). Read on www.karinecandicekong.com

Easy to make mulled wine recipe

December, on this side of the hemisphere and especially in London, is nothing without a few evenings fuelled with mulled wine and good friends so I thought I would share with you my favourite mulled wine recipe which you can serve in this glass dispenser, which is not only gorgeous looking but you can also use it during Summer for lemonade.

easy, peasy chocolate brownie by Lily & Mila. Read on www.karinecandicekog.com

Easy, peasy chocolate brownie

This is one of the easiest chocolate brownie recipe you will ever make! Mila and Lily did this chocolate brownie during half term alone. I put the oven on and they did the preparation alone. I love when kids bake on holidays, don’t you!? It’s a good way to keep them busy, teach them something useful while having fun and on top of it, you get to have some cake to eat afterwards and seriously…this chocolate brownie is so incredibly easy that it won’t take you no more than 15 min to prepare but it tastes DE-LI-CIOUS! As I’m intolerant to gluten (I ballooned like a whale!), we used gluten-free flour to make this chocolate brownie so I could have a little slice but you can use normal flour if you wish.

Breakfast for champions or how to heal your soul & body with healthy food. Read on www.karinecandicekong.com

Breakfast for champions

Breakfast is my favourite meal. I love how it gives me the chance to reset my mind and start fresh with healthy food. I love the feeling of doing something good for myself, to do things slowly… with awareness. Beside no 9 which will eventually come back when I’m ready and no 3 which I have replaced by homeopathy, these days I’m pretty much sticking to these healthy habits I’ve formed since the beginning of the year. On the subject of eating healthy food, recent researches are suggesting that depression is a result of inflammation caused by the body’s immune system. In a nutshell, anything processed (soft drinks, junk food, refined sugars) creates unhappy guts which then leads to depression (mild or severe). It’s a vast subject and one that I don’t have the energy to discuss at length right now but having experienced it first hand and seeing the positive effects, changing my diet did to my well-being since the beginning of the year, I’m firmly convinced there is a relation between what we eat …

Gluten-free, FODMAP banana cake recipe. Read on www.karinecandicekong.com

Gluten-free banana cake

I think this is the third recipe of banana cake I’ve posted on the blog. I hadn’t baked a banana cake for over a year because I could no longer cope with the amount of sugar. Did you know that a traditional banana cake recipe contains at least 11 spoons of sugar!?   This banana cake recipe is gluten-free, FODMAPs friendly, refined sugar-free and if you don’t have food intolerance, it is simply delicious and healthy.