lots of apples in one cake

Lots of apples, a handful of "fruits and nuts", a hint of Grappa, and no fats. Coup de coeur! Recipe from the "apple cake project" of the blog il cavoletto di bruxelles. I love apples. I love cakes. So I love this  project.


baked apples + {nuts + spices}

{La Tartine Gourmande} has published her first cookbook. Yeah! 
It will be released on February 7th. Darn!
However, in ante prima, here is one recipe from the book. Yeah! 
No, I don't have the book. Darn! 
I found the recipe on a blog I love {Sprouted Kitchen}.
PS: By the way, it's almost my birthday....


falafel (from sprouted chickpeas)

I was intrigued by this recipe using "sprouted" chickpeas. I gave it a try and it turned out very successful. Do not be intimidated by the length of the recipe. You'll need to wait 4 days before eating your falafel, but you'll spend only a few minutes in your kitchen working on it.


homemade chai latte

I've made a chai latte. I never thought you could make your own before! But when I discovered it, I did not hesitate one second. It is so easy (especially if you have - like me - all the spices you need in your pantry), so good, and so inexpensive that you should not hesitate one second either! Another advantage is that you can customize it according to your taste. The recipe that suits mine best is this one (published only a few days ago by Christelle is flabbergasting).


gateau des rois (en pate cougnou)

On January 6th,  in Belgium and France, we celebrate Epiphany by eating the "gateau des rois". In general, the cake is a "galette" with almond cream inside (frangipane). In my hometown though, the  recipe for this cake is different: it is exactly the same as for the cougnou I already wrote about. We all love it. Do not forget to hide a "trinket" inside the dough before baking it. Usually it is a porcelain figure, but a dried bean will equally do the work. The person who picks the part of the cake with the trinket inside will be king or queen for a day (and wear the crown).