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If I had to choose

2020-10-27T20:34:12+00:00October 27th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

If I had to choose between going to University when I did in my late teens or going back now in my late 5Xteens  I would definitely choose NOW! Ask me why? Well for a start maturity and the knowing of what we really want in life happens at a later stage than our first [...]

My Pumpkin Kebbeh

2020-07-29T12:17:08+00:00July 29th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

A hearty vegetarian dish that is packed with nutrients and antioxydants. the word Kebbeh in levant cuisine is to describe any dish where burgul (cracked wheat) is the main ingredient. The regular kebbeh is a mix of burgul and minced meat - beef or lamb- Here is the counterpart recipe that is very popular during lent [...]

Lentils and Chard Soup with Lemon – Adas bi Hamod

2020-07-29T09:04:45+00:00July 29th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This is a typical recipe from Lebanon, from the mountains exactly. It was considered poor people’s food as it is vegetarian (vegan even) at a time when only the richer classes of society could afford eating meat every day. Nowadays what was considered to be the poor man food has become the way to healthier and [...]

Oven-Baked Eggplant Stew

2020-07-13T11:36:04+00:00July 13th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

The Mediterranean countryside in your plate! A great olden days’ recipe made with eggplant, tomato and minced beef, baked in the oven and served with rice or bread if you wish. For a limited carbs intake you can drop the latter and serve it with some yogurt on the side. Ingredients for 6 - 2 eggplants [...]

A Story of Faith and Friendship

2020-05-04T13:36:12+00:00May 4th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Tom was a young man who loved life. He was a fitness enthusiast and wouldn’t miss an opportunity to take part in marathons and competitions in his town. One day, while hiking with friends, Tom had a serious accident. He fell in a crevice and it took the paramedics and the firefighters 2 hours to get [...]

Goodness is an Act of Strength

2020-04-20T12:03:16+00:00April 20th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Yes it’s true. Except that we have been conditioned to think that power equals hardness and that survival is that of the law of the jungle. How many of us have been brought up to believe that life is a struggle, that love is a competition, that financial abundance is a tough quest – The Eldorado! [...]

Quinoa Kale Salad

2020-03-28T17:31:24+00:00March 26th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

This is the perfect combination for a nutritious vegetarian/vegan meal: a bean, a grain and a green. My husband likes beetroot, my kids don't so I found the best way to secretly incorporate the goodness of the beet without having to add the veggie, at least for them. Here it is! Ingredients for two as a [...]

You like your weekends? They like theirs too

2020-03-17T22:33:07+00:00March 17th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , |

In our over growing consumerism and this imaginary need to own everything we fancy, we have been driving production to unhealthy levels. China seems to be the world’s factory, the steam room of the ship, the place of hardship and discomfort just so the rest of the world could enjoy the latest gadget, the latest pair [...]

Zucchini Casserole

2020-02-24T11:04:04+00:00February 24th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Zucchini Casserole Ingredients for 4 persons Zucchini 3 pieces green and yellow Onion, 1 piece diced Garlic, 3 gloves diced finely Tomato paste, 3 spoonfuls Minced beef 250 grams Vegetable oil, 1 spoonful Vegetable margarine or ghee, 1 spoonful Salt, pepper, cinnamon, turmeric: a pinch of each Spring onion, diced for presentation. Method Heat the oil [...]

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Life can be as joyful and easy as you want it to be! Happy to assist you during this transformation with practical tools and spiritual concepts <3.