Old fashioned pancakes: gluten- and dairy-free version

Old fashioned pancakes: gluten- and dairy-free version

At home, Sunday mornings very often consist of a huge stack of pancakes and a bowl of fresh fruits. I usually double up the recipe, cook all the pancakes and keep the one we don’t eat (if we don’t eat it all right away ;-)) in an airtight container in the fridge for the next mornings. In order to change things up from time to time, we like to come up with different recipes (banana oats, apple almonds, old fashioned,…) or experiment with different types of grains, flours and milks. The toppings usually vary depending on what we want or…

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Pear and pecan cake

Pear and pecan cake

Pears are definitely amongst my favorite fruits of the season, and I have been eating a bunch of them lately. I wanted to incorporate them into a soft and moist cake that would have a strong winter feel, so here it is! This cake features a pecan (or walnut) and Biscoff cookie crust, and a moist almond and pear filling and is the perfect winter treat. Arnaud loved it, even though he usually doesn’t like pears very much. This recipe is also available in gluten-free and dairy-free versions so you’ll be able to share it with everyone you love! Makes…

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Banana chocolate loaf cake

Banana chocolate loaf cake

Here’s an easy cake recipe that combine two of my favorite flavors everrrrr: banana and chocolate. Seriously, any combination of these two turns out delicious. Also, by adding banana to the batter, it means that you need tu use less sugar and butter than for most other cake recipes I’ve tried so that’s a nice plus. You can also easily make it into a dairy-free or gluten-free version if you’d like (see below) and it will be great for any afternoon snacks or even breakfasts! At home we make it with banana flour because we happened to find some at…

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Quick and easy shrimp and sun-dried tomato pasta

Quick and easy shrimp and sun-dried tomato pasta

A good ole spaghetti dish is always comforting after a long day! Especially if it is quick and easy to prepare. This recipe makes for a fancy dinner without all the hard work (the hardest part will be to find out in what aisle those sun dried tomatoes are hiding, as Arnaud would tell you from his own experience). It also helps if you get some help from your favorite assistant to get the whole thing done even quicker! It took us only 15′-20′ to get it done. Your turn! Makes 2-3 servings: About 6oz (150 to 200gr, about half…

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Quinoa, oats and raisins super cookies (no refined sugars)

Quinoa, oats and raisins super cookies (no refined sugars)

After the countless family dinners, cakes, Belgian chocolate and eating out in restaurant that Arnaud and I experienced the past few weeks during our trip back to Belgium, we decided it was about time to try and “re-balance” what we eat in order to give our bodies a rest (and re-load on some much needed energy). We intend to do so by skipping on the refined sugars, and lowering our intake of any kind of sugars in general, but also by diversifying the kinds of fat, grains and flours we use. In order to have some heathy and yummy snacks…

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