November 11, 2019

How to thrift like a boss

With around 80 billion pieces of new clothing produced each year, there are already enough clothes on earth to last us a very long time.

October 7, 2019

Leaf leather


Is there anything more in season right now than a bag made from leaves?

September 10, 2019

Clef Antwerp, unique and sustainable Kimonos


Ok, I've been waiting to write this post for a while. It was still summer and it was way to warm to talk about any form of outerwear, but you know me, I always get excited when it comes to French or Belgian brands!

August 27, 2019

5 sustainable vegan alternatives to leather and where to shop them


With veganism gaining in popularity over the last few years, the market of vegan accessories has flourished and there are now more brands than I can count. Obviously, I'm very happy about it but I need to get one thing straight. Not all vegan leathers were created equal!

July 19, 2019

Quick Imam Bayildi


I promised it a while ago in my insta stories but I simply didn't have the time to sit down and write: the imam bayildi recipe.

July 6, 2019

AuGrenierDeCerise: French vintage finds


I teased it a little bit on my insta feed already: Today, I'm going to tell you about Vintage shop, but not just every shop; a really cool one where you will find treasures: AuGrenierDeCerise.

May 1, 2019

Denise Roobol



Do you love clean lines and minimalistic designs? Look no further! Whether you're vegan or not, I've found the perfect bag brand for you!

April 19, 2019

Vegan Beef Bourguignon


Beef bourguignon is possibly one of the most classic French recipes. It's a very simple beef stew in a rich red wine sauce. You just cannot get more French than that! Funnily, it was often served at school for lunch and I hated it back then. I would only eat the sauce by dipping huge amounts of  bread... ahem, baguette into it. That, my friends, was a wino the making.

Things have changed since and my palate has developed. Beef bourguignon now falls in the comfort food category for me. The thing is... I don't eat meat anymore. But just like any other recipe, this one can be veganized very easily. I cooked some with seitan pieces while I was at my parent's house and they really enjoyed it. In fact, it was probably the best beef bourguignon we have ever had. The one thing missing was the stringy texture of the meat, so that makes me want to try this recipe with jackfruit. Stay tuned! For now, here is the recipe to make seitan bourguignon:

Ingredients:
- 250g of seitan pieces
- 50cl of vegan red wine
- 1 large onion (chopped)
- 4 cloves garlic (chopped)
- 2 large carrots (chopped)
- 1 large potato (chopped)
- 1 tbsp. cornstarch
- 1 cup vegetable stock
- bay leaf, thyme, salt and pepper (to taste)
- vegetable oil

Instructions
In a large pot, start cooking your onions in a splash of oil over medium heat. When they start to caramelize, add the garlic and deglaze with the red wine. Add the herbs, salt, carrots, potato, seitan and vegetable stock. Add water to cover the veggies if needed. Simmer until the vegetable are cooked. Take a few tablespoons of the juice into a small bowl and mix with the corn starch until smooth. Pour back into the pot. Serve with Mashed potatoes, sautéed veggies or anything you like.

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Le boeuf bourguignon est sans doute un des plats français les plus emblématiques. C'est un ragoût avec une sauce au vin, somme toute, plutôt simple. On ne peut pas faire plus français! Etonnamment, on nous en servait très souvent à la cantine et je n'aimais pas du tout ça à l'époque. Je me contentais de manger la sauce avec une quantité astronomique de pain. Ceci mes amis, est comment on crée une future buveuse de vin.

Les choses ont bien changé depuis et mon palais s'est développé. Le boeuf bouguignon fait partie de mes plats réconfortants chéris. Le truc... c'est que je ne mange plus de viande. mais comme beaucoup de recettes, on peut facilement la véganiser. J'en ai cuisiné un avec des morceaux de seitan pendant que j'étais chez mes parents, et ils ont adoré. En fait, c'était sans doute le meilleur bouguignon qu'on ait jamais mangé. La seule chose qui manquait était la texture filandreuse de la viande et c'est pourquoi j'ai bien envie de réessayer la recette avec du jacquier. Je vous en dirai des nouvelles! En attendant, voici comment faire mon seitan bourguignon:

Ingredients:
- 250g de seitan en morceaux
- 50cl de vin rouge vegan
- 1 gros onion (émincé)
- 4 gousses d'ail (émincées)
- 2 grosses carottes (en morceaux)
- 1 grosse pomme de terre (en morceaux)
- 1 càs. de maizena
- 1 tasse de bouillon de légumes
- laurier, thym, sel et poivre (à votre goût)
- huile végétale

Recette
Dans une marmite, faire revenir les oignons dans un filet d'huile a feu moyen. Une fois qu'il commencent à caraméliser, ajouter l'ail et déglacer au vin. Ajouter les herbes, le sel, les carottes, la pomme de terre, le seitan et le bouillon. Ajouter de l'eau pour couvrir si besoin. Laisser mijoter jusqu'à ce que les légumes soient cuits. Prélever quelques cuillères à soupe de jus dans un petit bol et mélanger avec la maizena. Réincorporer de mélange dans la sauce. Servir avec de la purée, des legumes sautés ou tout ce qui vous fait envie.


March 9, 2019

Does the Nuud deo really work?


That's the first thing I asked myself when I saw an ad pop up in my facebook feed.

February 16, 2019

January 28, 2019

Why is cork so sustainable?

wallet and card holder from the lovely things
Yep, you read that right. I'm talking about the same cork we use for wine bottles.

January 20, 2019

Subtle


Those of you who have been reading me for a while may have noticed my love for my air force ones. Unfortunately, nothing lasts forever and after years of loyal services, the time to replace them has come.

January 7, 2019

A beginner's guide to slow fashion


January is the month of good resolutions for most of us and it definitely is the perfect time to pick up new habits for those who want to reduce their impact on the environment.