Food: freestyle experiences

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Sweet Little Things… October 26, 2009

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Didn’t I tell you I am more than motivated to create the weirdest and most delicious recipe tomorrow? I am invited to a birthday this week and my friends heard about the crazy blog Caro, Franck and I are writing. They challenged me to make a Freestyle Cake in fact. Don’t get me wrong, I love cooking, but every time, I was just reading the recipe and doing what it was telling me to do. I think it will be the first time I will try something funny – because I want the cake I will ‘create’ to be good. Don’t worry, you will be the first to have a feedback. It is interestingly challenging but will be worth doing! 

Anyway, I was surfing on the Web to find great ideas when I saw some extracts from a curious book. Indeed, it contains 125 recipes in which vegetables are turned into delicious deserts. At first, I thought the idea was not new, because everybody knows and has already tasted the divinely tasty carrot cake, but those ones were really different.

For example, Beetroot Cookies, Zucchini Bread or Red Beans Cake… The comments tend to say that the taste is intriguing but exquisite.

desserts légumes

The most intriguing recipe I saw was the Chocolate and Cucumber Cake! Let’s say I was really surprised! The author mixed those two ingredients – those are delicious when they are not cooked together by the way – and created a really good cake.

Speaking about challenge… I read all the comments you people wrote on the blog and I felt David challenged us with trying a gherkin with chocolate 😀 Well, I am not afraid of challenge and actually our blog will be a challenge about food, and challenging at the same time! Today, I tried it – I would say it was quite a taste experiment for me.

Gherkin

 

a Huge revolution in your cup of tea/coffee October 19, 2009

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Have you ever heard about STEVIA?

If you would like to make a new experience, add Stevia in your meal instead of saccharose or aspartam.

Since september the 3rd the French law owes the « sweet tooth » that your are, to use Stevia as a new sweetener : it is naturel and calorie free !

So what is it exactely?

It is a South American plant…(nothing illegal at all, you teaser!) that has been used as a sweetener by the Guarani Indians of Paraguay for hundreds of years.

Stevia is known to be very efficient because it contains « rebaudiosid A » a natural extract that can be thirty times sweeter than sugar.

Is it that new as it sounds to be?

I am sure that some of you still know this way of “not adding” sugar. stevia rebaudiana extractThis product is normally not allowed in France …But it is still possible to find some in health and organic food shop. Actually you can buy ground leaves (the same as Guarani Indians are using) but not the rebaudiosid A’ powder:

Food manufacturers in France are happy to be the first and the only one in Europe to be allowed to use the stevia extract Rebaudioside-A .

They are still bounded to Coca Cola and Cargill…some of the most famous sugar daddy’s of the world.

For more informations check

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stevia

 

October 18, 2009

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gulabjaman-desert

 

Hello world! October 8, 2009

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Have you ever read Philippe Labro’s book “Des Cornichons au chocolat”? Eating gherkins with chocolate must be a strange but interesting experience…

Black pudding mixed with grapes or figs, banana pie spiced up with cardamom or ginger… Or what happens when you leave your cake a bit too long in the oven? Does it burn or become a new exciting thing to taste?

Those are freestyle food experiences that Thalie, Caroline and Franck will try create and share with you. Are you ready to live something very special and extraordinary?