Nutrition

Leek and kale tart with sweet potato crust

When I cook or bake, I follow three principals: the food should look good; the food should taste good; and the food should be good for you. This savory leek and kale tart with the sweet potato crust fits the bill. Here’s the recipe and bon appétit! Leek and kale tart with sweet potato crust […]

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Lifestyle and Fitness, Nutrition

Jeûne genevois and vegan plum pie

Tomorrow is the Jeûne genevois, a public holiday in the Swiss canton of Geneva where I have lived for the past 18 years. A jeûne means a dietary fast; thus, Jeûne genevois means Genevan fast. Historically, the occasion dates back to the 15th and 16th centuries, where ceremonies were held in Europe to remember those who suffered during famines, plagues and wars. […]

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Nutrition

A very pink good morning smoothie

This morning, I started my day with a smoothie – a very pink one. In fact, I start most of my days with a smoothie. I never measure the ingredients when I make a smoothie. The best smoothies are often the ones that are made spontaneously. Making a smoothie is a great way to clean out […]

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Lifestyle and Fitness, Nutrition

Refreshing watermelon for a hot day

It’s the last week of August and the weather here in Geneva, Switzerland is unseasonably hot. Yesterday, it was 32°C and today it’s the same: hot and sunny. But I’m not complaining. I love summer! However, it does feel, like I said above, unseasonably hot. Yesterday evening, my husband John and I were invited to […]

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