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Healthy tasty muffins

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INGREDIENTS (12 muffins) 3 eggs 1 cup coconut sugar 6 dessert spoons yoghurt (4 tsp U.S.) 15 dessert spoons almond flour (10 tsp U.S.) 1,5 dessert vanilla extract ( 1tsp U.S.) 1,5 dessert spoons baking powder ( 1tsp U.S.) ½ cup coconut oil * I’ve added a small spoon of carob powder to give the colour and some taste but it’s optional, you can swap with fruits or nuts instead….

Chocolate Banana Cake (sugar, dairy and gluten free)

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I know I’ve said it before but there’s nothing like the combination of banana and chocolate! INGREDIENTS For the cake 3 bananas ¼ cup of coconut sugar ½ cup almond milk 100 g dark chocolate ½ cup coconut oil 4 eggs 1,5 dessert spoons baking powder ( 1tsp U.S.) 1,5 dessert vanilla extract ( 1tsp U.S.) ¾ cup almond flour ½ cup ground flaxseeds ¼ cup raw cacao powder For…

Dominique Bouchet Kyoto 「Le Teppanyaki」, for lovers of fine food

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The chef of the remarkable「Le Teppanyaki」restaurant in the Westin Miyako Kyoto knows how to make a gourmet meal into a spectacular event. “TeppanYaki” simply means “grilling on a flat metal plate”. That’s plain and simple enough, but when it’s done with a French touch, the experience becomes truly unique. Here you can savour Japanese haute cuisine while watching the elements of your meal as they dance through flames, and be…

Addiction – a modern-day scourge that we all have to watch out for

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“The guide to a freer, healthier and happier life”. (ELLE) Addicted to our screens, to the Internet, compulsive players, emotionally dependent, hooked on tobacco, on alcohol, on food, on sex … We are all, to very varying degrees, dependent on something which may cause problems if it gets out of control. Could you be affected? The answer is in this book! It will help you to keep or – if…

Healthy but delicious

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Apart from having practically no food value, sugar is a modern poison. If, like me, you’re sure this is the case but you love good food, these recipes are for you. They’re easy to make and with no added sugar. But they’re guaranteed to fill a gap! Chocolate bites, with a touch of salt Apart from being delicious, dates are packed with health benefits. They’re a perfect alternative for healthy…

Don’t break the cold chain

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This is the chain of chilled food storage and distribution. Micro-organisms multiply rapidly in food at room temperature so the solution, to avoid food poisoning, is to make sure that the cold chain isn’t broken. Bacteria are everywhere in the environment, and some can affect the quality of products and be dangerous to health. Below 5°C, their growth is slowed down or even stopped. Maintaining standards for temperatures makes it…

Focus on gluten

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Between publicity, lobbying, news, fashion and scientific reality, it’s often hard to choose the right path when it comes to food. Gluten is a case in point; at present, anything and everything is being said about it. Here’s why it’s essential to give it serious thought. GM crops and gluten We now know how GMOs, or genetically-modified organisms, can be harmful not only to our health but also to the…

It’s time for tea at the Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul

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As soon as I entered the Ritz-Carlton Istanbul, on this sunny Monday, I knew at once that this hotel would enchant me just like the other Ritz hotels. Ideally located in the very heart of the city, the hotel offers a magnificent panorama of the Bosphorus. How could anyone resist the magic of the place? When you’re surrounded by its Turkish-themed decor, it’s very easy to drift away amongst the…

Luminette | Light therapy that goes wherever you do

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For some months I was in a club with a very big membership – people who have difficulty sleeping. I’d been having trouble getting to sleep, and I’d been waking up in the middle of the night and then not being able to get back to sleep again. Being a supporter of gentle methods, that’s where I started to try to deal with the problem, with transformational breathing, meditation, herbal…

The benefits of quinoa for the skin

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Apart from being an excellent alternative to starchy foods, quinoa is our partner for beautiful skin. This plant is not only a favourite with vegetarians and vegans; it’s also known for its healing qualities, its anti-aging effect, and as a food that helps resist spots and acne. Quinoa, a grain with real benefits for your skin Consisting of 70% carbohydrates and 15% proteins, quinoa is ideal for people with gluten…