Today, we are going to be unconventional… On a Valentine day, as food bloggers, we are supposed to present some lovely meltingly chocolate cake or a fancy appetizer that puts you in a romantic mood.
But it doesn’t really feel like it. Right now, we are not looking for more candies and cakes but for some simple, tasty and regenerative food. A new approach to friendship and love?
The good news is the recipe that follows will probably be more useful to you than some glamorous Red Velvet Vanilla Cupcakes with a Poppy Frosting J
Inspiration for today’s recipe comes from the type of lunch Eloïse and I usually have during our working days. Every Wednesday, we meet to create new recipes. The day starts at the Edgar Quinet market where we can find very good quality products, sometimes organic, very often from the region. There, among fresh fruits and vegetables, we find inspiration for new savory and healthy recipes. Even if we like proposing easy recipes, food blogging requires creativity, sense of esthetics and originality. But what about unpretentious and genuine food?
This week, we decided to ignore rules J. Therefore, we are suggesting you a meal that we would typically eat in our day-to-day lives. A meal made of seasonal and affordable vegetables. But still, it is very poetic to us!
This bowl is made of beautiful Swiss chards cooked with ras-al-hanout, Moroccan style carrots (chermoula) and a delicious raïta sauce. Roasted sunflowers give this bowl a crunchy and tasty touch!
February Veggie Bowl
However, winter is also the celebration of Kapha in this season full of festivities to warm up the heart. The Kapha energy is in loving, meetings friends and family, sharing. Kapha is a wonderful force, especially in this season and in those moments when we all wish to find ourselves surrounded by our loved ones. Thus, the winter allow us to increase our Kapha energy. In Ayurveda, we talk about our Ojas. This is comparable to fuel our body and our heart need to live. Indeed, most of the autoimmune diseases comes from a deterioration of the Ojas.
Thus, sharing moments with people we love, receiving and giving, and opening our heart allows us to create Ojas. Only like this, once recharged, we can undertake the next year.
Happy New Year to everyone