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The slow-paced weekend guide to Lake Como

Lake Como is embedded in our minds as the quintessential Italian glamorous experience. However, this area can be a quiet, rustic bastion for that slow-paced life we love so much. With this guide we want to show you how to appreciate the small things, like an ice cream in the promenade of a tiny village, the silence and fragrant camellia scent after a storm and the joy of a great pizza shared with the workers of the port. Far from paparazzi, ostentation and shiny shopping bags… Let us take you to a casual, laid back, slow-paced Lake Como getaway. HOW TO GET THERE The best way to get to Lake Como is flying to Milan (Malpensa or Linate airports) and then drive to the lake area. However, the roads can be a little tricky: very narrow and quite bendy, so if you are not an experienced driver, maybe you should consider hiring a transfer service. Most hotels around the lake offer shuttles to take you from / to the airport. If you want to use …

Cauliflower tabbouhleh & beef meatballs

A year ago we discovered that cauliflower is the most versatile carb substitute and since then we have prepared lots of different wonderful recipes with it: from the famous cauliflower crust pizza to this healthy and delicious lunch. But we’ve found the perfect cauliflower recipe. This tabbouleh is light, fulfilling and it almost beats the original recipe made with bulgur.

2015 Recipe recap

It’s that time of the year again.  The moment we look back and remember… what we’ve eaten and cooked! To be honest we are quite impressed by the number of recipes that we’ve managed to publish here! It’s been an hectic year with lots of work, but most of our Sundays were spent in the kitchen, trying new recipes. 2015 was the year of healthy cooking. Yes, we have shared with you a surprisingly high number of low carb, full of veggies, yet delicious dishes. But we’ve also had time to induldge… you know, just to find the right balance ;) Here you have our 2015 recipe recap! And it’s a long one!

Copenhagen: our 10 favourites

Now that we are putting the finishing touches in our next trip, here you have the last post about our recent stay in Copenhagen. These are the 10 things that we recommend every time someone asks about tips on this gorgeous city. Our musts. Our favourites. 1. Tea and/or coffee at Cafe Norden. We’ve mentioned this gorgeous café several times and that’s because it’s cosy, cosmopolitan and has a gorgeous understated fashionable clientele that makes it perfect to people watch. Besides, their coffee, ginger and lemon tea and chai latte are delicious. And their cinnamon buns won our personal “best cinnamon bun in CPH” contest. The location is perfect, central and just in front of the luxurious department store Illum.   2. Walk by the water: whether the weather is sunny and bright or grey and foggy, a walk along the water is mandatory. There’s nothing as relaxing as a slow walk along the canals and the inner bay. We’ve been going to CPH frequently for the past 5 years and this area has improved …

Capsule wardrobe: one month, one piece

During the last couple of years I’ve been reading about the capsule wardrobe concept. It’s something incredibly simple but it attracted my attention from the beginning. However, my interest was not achieving the perfect wardrobe or being more conscious about what I was shopping. Not at the beginning, at least. It sounded appealing to me because everytime I looked at our walk-in closet I would get scared thinking that eventually we will move away from Germany or relocate. And the mere thought of such a big move gave me the heevie-jeebies. So, during the last year we’ve been donating lots of items: from homeware to, of course, lots of clothes. We owned too many things, everything looked untidy and I hate moves. But in January I really thought about how I was going to approach the capsule wardrobe trend. It’s a trend, yes, but I find that it’s a very clever one. I really wanted to reduce the amount of things that I was purchasing, I wanted to own just a few edited pieces of …

Mushroom and Parmesan rice

As much as we love rice ( and we do love it) we don’t cook it that often since we try to eat mostly protein and vegetables and cut the carbs. But sometimes you just need a warm, comforting meal. Specially if it’s Sunday, it has been raining the whole weekend and you are just tired of seeing Instagram pictures of palm trees, lively beaches and drinks al fresco while you are wearing a fleece-lined jacket over your pajamas. I know that comparison is the thief of joy but it’s hard to believe that we live in the same hemisphere as half of the population currently wearing bikinis in social media.  Silver lining? This mushroom and Parmesan rice. This recipe is our take on a light risotto version by Martín Berasategui, our favourite Spanish chef. He actually has 7 Michelin stars (fancy!), but he has lots of books with simple traditional recipes that are very easy to recreate. This one, for instance, gives you the illusion of eating risotto but doesn’t have as much cheese, …

Chicken and vegetables stir-fry

A few weeks ago, we got a wok. I know, so 2002!  But hey, we are usually late to all the parties. So during the last rainy weekends we’ve been experimenting with some recipes and we have finally created our own. It’s delicious, quite healthy and low in carbohydrates, so you won’t feel guilty eating a nice chocolatey pudding afterwards (the purpose of all our low in carbohydrates recipes). You will need: 2 skinless chicken breasts, cut into small pieces 1 big red pepper, finely sliced 1 red onion, finely sliced 1 small head of broccoli, cut into small florets Lots of mushrooms, finely sliced 2 spring onions, finely sliced 2 cloves of garlic 2 red chillies, finely sliced Extra virgin olive oil Sesame oil Soya sauce Salt Fresh coriander (to taste) Heat one tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil in your wok. Season the chicken with a pinch of salt, then add to the wok and stir-fry until it’s golden. Remove from the wok and reserve. Now heat one tablespoon of extra virgin olive …

Sweet & soft almond bites

This is one of our latest and happiest experiments in the kitchen. Lately we’ve been trying to cut down on sugar, mostly because we are scared to death every time someone puts a sugar cube in front of our face (or anything containing sugar for that matter).  In case you don’t know: sugar is the devil. And we thought that the worst thing that could happen to us was gluten… As if! Nowadays sugar is society’s worst enemy. Honestly, we can’t keep up with all the things that are terrible for our health. Obviously, we know that all those food-related hate speeches that periodically take over our society are mostly trends that come and go and, even though sugar is not the best thing for you, the key is moderation. However, I have to admit that lately I’ve been rethinking a few of my recipes, mostly the ones that involve sugar. Baking is not the same anymore. I guess we are easily influenced and as a result we think twice before baking one of those …

Breakfast muffins

We love a good breakfast but we try to keep things as healthy as possible on a daily basis (if only to have a nice pudding after dinner. You know, for balance.) These wheat bran, date and banana muffins are great to start your day on a sweet note but with lots of nutrients and a good conscience.