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Roast Pumpkin Salad

leili / January 26, 2018

I had this organic pumpkin in my fridge and didn’t know what to do. At the same time, I had to photograph a salad for a food photography challenge. So, I searched for a pumpkin salad and found an amazing recipe from Donna Hay. Slices of pumpkin brushed with molasses mixture and served with nuts, greens and labne. I gave…

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Pea and mint soup

leili / January 25, 2018

I love soup! For me, during the winter, soup is the perfect meal for every time I feel hungry. It’s a healthy, warm and easy solution: just use the vegetables you have in your fridge and voilá. Pea and mint soup is classic and one of the easiest soups you can do. Frozen peas can be used directly from the freezer and cook…

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Green avocado smoothie

leili / January 24, 2018

One skill I’m looking to improve in 2018 is food photography. But sometimes its hard to maintain a routine of doing activities to get your things done. And social media, like Facebook and Instagram, can take away our attention. Fortunately, there are very interesting people you can meet on the internet that, somehow, will help you achieve your goals. One…

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Department of Coffee – Spitalfields

leili / January 22, 2018

  One of my favourite places in London is the Old Spitalfields Market. It is an excellent place for dawdling, shopping and eating something delicious. It has shops and services of all kinds (clothes, shoes, cosmetics, gifts, restaurants, cafes, etc.). As well as the permanent shops, the market has different exhibitors according to the day of the week. On Thursdays,…

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Lemon drizzle cake with blueberries

leili / January 11, 2018

I like cakes, but I’m not the biggest fan of sweet candy. So for me, it’s always a good idea to have cakes, pastries and desserts that include bitter chocolate or citrus fruits like orange, lemon and passion fruit. The cake of the moment at home is the lemon drizzle cake with blueberries. The addition of the lemon zest in…

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Lentils and chorizo salad

leili / November 27, 2017

Some friends invited me for a Sunday Roast, and my contribution was to prepare a side dish for a roasted lamb. Looking for a dish that matches with lamb, I discovered that lentils were an excellent choice. Immediately I remembered a Spanish recipe: lentils with chorizo salad. Since I had no chorizo at home, I used a smooth smoked sausage.…

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Review

Black Sheep Coffee – Eastcheap

leili / November 22, 2017

On my way home from the gym, I noticed a new cafe was recently opened on Eastcheap Street. It’s called Black Sheep Coffee and was designed by a group of coffee-loving friends who decided to “Leave The Herd Behind”. They set out to challenging the status quo by sourcing only unorthodox coffees that have a story to be told. This…

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London Coffee Festival 2017

leili / November 14, 2017

The London Coffee Festival happened between the 6th and 9th of April. And I was there to check what was going on. If I could describe this event in one word, it would be incredible! In London, there is an ever-growing culture of selection, roasting and preparation of our delicious cup of coffee, whether at home or in the small…

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Four Corners – Waterloo

leili / November 14, 2017

I was walking around Waterloo station and quickly did a search for a café. The best-rated coffee shop that appeared on foursquare was Four Corners and it was located just a few feet away. So I decided to go there and see why. The café is on Lower Marsh Street, where commerce is thriving and there are street fairs with food stalls.…

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Aubergine Caponata

leili / November 14, 2017

Today I will share the most versatile recipe I learned from Maria: aubergine caponata. She is an extraordinary and inspirational woman, who cooks amazing food. Maria is the mother of 2 friends of mine, which I had the luck to known during my teenage period. She was always cooking delicious dishes, mainly influenced by Middle Eastern flavours. Some of her recipes…

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