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Right now, while Summer heat is approaching, plants grow, leavens bubble, schedules become tight. Our minds are so full, all one asks for is refreshment – a breath of life.
A great way to deal is drinking plenty of water (and some beer once in a while ;). Another way is to go all out into salads with sprouted grains and seeds.

In the germination process, seeds and grains let out all of the energy they have stored, in the intention of nourishing the new plant that is coming to life. So, besides having more nutrients available at this point, they are more easily digested and absorbed.
Along with root, fruit, and leafy vegetables and a good sauce, we can quench hunger in a light and practical way. This salad is great on lunchboxes and hurried days in general. Check out how to do it!


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Holidays and falafel

24/12/2013 - 1 Comments - Recipes | Arabian cuisine, Fried food, Chickpeas, Vegan, Vegetarian

I've been meaning to post this falafel recipe for so long that I have associated it with quite a few subjects think of the post's text.

For the time being, I figured I could not associate it with anything other than holidays and vacation.

One of the subjects I thought of before had to do with a situation that really annoys me.

Then I thought "Well, how silly. I won't go talking about something annoying at a time like this".

The best thing about vacation is precisely to slow down of everything that has became worn out (or which has worn us out) through the routine - regardless of how long we have to rest, be it a long time or just a couple days.

Even if the pause is short, we have this advantage of counting time in cycles; living day by day, year by year, so that we constantly have endings and new beginnings.

When one span is over, everything that is unnecessary stays behind, we don't have to keep it through the next day, the next year.

Ain't that sweet? All we have to do is remember to leave things behind.

Taking advantage of this gorgeous Summer, let's spend time with family, walk in flip flops all day, cook listening to good music, fight for a place in the hammock,  and try to reduce the pile of books awaiting to be read.

Now, falafel. In case someone in the crow doesn't now it, I'll present you:

It's a savory fritter made out of chickpeas, onions, fresh coriander, pepper and a few other optional seasonings, it's traditional from Arabian cuisine.

The recipe I got came from cooksnaps.


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Hommus.

29/11/2010 - 0 Comments - Recipes | Garlic, Arabian cuisine, Chickpeas, Hommus, Lime, Olive oil, Pepper, Tahine, Vegan

This is a confort food for me, I really like it a lot. It is tasty and fulfilling.

With a little more patience I think it would have been quite alike the hommus I ate in nice restaurants, but for now it's really homemade style.


Today's lunch: curried eggplant with a side of chickpeas.