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Hey there! Doing fine, beloved hungry mouths?

This is an attempt to fuse my first learning-blog flowers in your kitchen with this new culinary (and hopefully inspiring and life-affirming) baby of mine. With all the University courses, work and social stuff going on outside my virtual activities, two blogs are one too many. So this is why I decided to transfer a best-of to where we are right now, this second. So much for that.

What you are gonna see in this post in terms of food is the best results of what I did in the last two years of food-blogging. What you may expect from the following posts is an ode to Iceland (yes, I have been to lovely icy Iceland and I am soon gonna tell you about it!) , a healthy children’s nightmare dressed like a daydream (thanks for the lyrics, Taylor) and a sweet tooth going nuts.

With this said, let’s finally turn to the essential thing here: Food.

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This first dish is my absolute all-time favourite when I need a fast, nourishing meal. I do not often eat fish and with standing on my own two (quite large) feet from now on, something like this will probably make it’s way to my kitchen even more rarely. I know that eating fish, like eating meat, can be pretty controversial in our times. I basically prefer salmon from aqua cultures, even though they also have their drawbacks. And I’d rather eat fish rarely but honestly enjoy and cherish it when I do. So I mostl enjoy this beauty with some self-made bread or some eggs (the latter is the case especially when I have a sports-phase and wanna get the whole load of protein):

Avocado-Salmon-Salad with Sesame-Lime-Cumin-Dressing and OriganoThe following beauty is the ultimately perfect comfort food for all those who really do wanna feel comforted after having eaten it. Because, seriously, real comfort food only makes you feel worse, after all, doesn’t it? So eating this one is perfectly justified thanks to the shiploads of superfoods and dark chocolate it contains. And, most importantly, it still tastes like a sin. What else would one wish for?

Dark-Chocolate-Sesame-Chunks with Barberries, Sunflowerseeds and Honey

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ingredients

  • 100 dark chocolate
  • 75 sesame paste
  • 50 g honey
  • 25 g dried barberries
  • 50 g sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground anise
  • 1/2 groud cloves

Now the last one for today ( for I really don’t want you to leave this blog in a sense of overload but full of energy), is as healthy as it gets. It makes a perfect light lunch or entrée in a dinner with friends:

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ingredients (4 people, starter)

  • 6 handful young purslane
  • 1 eggplant, sliced and roasted
  • 1 large parsnip, sliced and roasted
  • 1 avocado, finely sliced
  • 1 pomegranate
  • 24 grapes (seedless)
  • 8 tabelspoons kernels

sauce:

  • 2 teaspoons raw cane sugar
  • 2 dl olive oil
  • 1 dl orange juice
  • 0.2 dl lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 teaspoon yellow curry powder
  • salt, pepper
  • 2 teaspoons cumin

With all this I leave you for today and I am looking forwar like crazy to meet you soon again!

Love, Florence

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