Un nuage d’ananas sans gluten


There’s a birthday coming and you want to make a special cake without gluten in order really to treat your tummy. This is where this post comes in handy.

Last weekend we celebrated my daddy’s birthday with amazing food. I just love coming home to my parents as we share that love for cooking and baking. 1/3 of the times when I’m entering the apartment, my dad would be in the kitchen cooking something. Under the strong and tested advice from my mother, we changed all of our diets about 10 years ago. Continue reading

Blackberry granola


Stocking up for a couple of days weeks, I made some granola last time I went to see my family. As I still don’t have an oven but really enjoy having a delicious homemade granola for breakfast and snack, I made big portions. I used some simple gluten free blackberry granola which allowed me to have a fruity option that changes from raisins. Granted, the portion here is slightly over-baked so the blackberries are very… black. 

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Last post of the NYC-series: eating out in NYC


Final post of my NYC-series: it had to be about food.

I usually plan my holidays and visits abroad centered around the restaurants and cafés I want to try out. For instance: one evening after work, we left the office in Soho and walked up to 72nd street (only taking the metro from 50th to 72nd street), which took about 1,5 hours because I had a specific restaurant in mind I wanted to try out – and you might just walk around in an amazing city like New York if you want to get to know it and see how it all ties together. Some go crazy for the Prada store or SAKS, I go crazy at Whole Foods and for a new juice bar / café.

Here’s a few a sum up of some fairly good restaurants.

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Babycakes & Erin McKenna

babycakesglutenfreebylouiseskA gluten free “vanilla cookie sandwhich”. They don’t call it Babycakes for nothing.

Erin McKenna est une personne que j’admire depuis que je l’ai découverte, elle et sa bakery Babycakes en 2011. C’est notamment elle qui m’a inspiré à commencer un projet sans gluten en Europe et partir à New York pour voir ce qu’il se passait dans les rayons sans gluten. Vous vous rappelez mon logo Facebook précédent ? Ce cupcake à la vanille ? c’était un Babycakes ! Continue reading

Staying at the Nolitan


Sunday late afternoon in New York, preparing for the workweek, I headed towards the hotel in Nolita, Nolitan. The streets were quite empty, I guess the Superbowl has the same effect on the streets of New York as the winter cold has on the city center of Lyon on January night – no one is out. Anyways, this hotel was NOT disappointing. Every detail is thought through, the bathroom is huge, white Duravit equipment, AVEDA beauty products and the largest bed!! I guess that’s the way it is everywhere in the US, such a nice experience coming from my tiny little european bed. They have a restaurant downstairs La cantine parisienne which is quite good. Right across from The Butcher’s daughter.

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