vendredi 24 janvier 2014


I got inspired by the very lovely and sweet Colleen to make this short post, with pictures of, hands down one of my favourite things in the world. The sky.
I think Yoko Ono said she was in love with the sky, and I couldn't agree more.
I am always searching for it, looking up for its beautiful and neverending blue, or even gray, and it's such a beautiful reminder of both how little we are, and how amazing it is to be alive on this beautiful planet.
When life may be hard, or your spirit a bit down, it feels so comforting to look up and find it, always here, and to think we're all under the same sky, yet see it so differently is also amazing.
I've often wondered has it ever happened, that there was the same sky twice since the begining of times?

And how many people right now, are doing the same thing as me, stopping for a little while what they're doing, just to catch this moment in its beauty? How many of us are looking at the sky, our hearts maybe full of the same feelings?
Hope, joy, determination or searching for the strengh to carry on and not give up?

Prague. Probably one of my favourite pictures.
Miyajima, Japan.
Kamakura. Japan. 
Venice. Sorry for the poor quality!
Florence. once again the quality isn't great, but I've seen the most beautiful skies in Italy.
Napoli. And its almost transparent sky.
My hometown.
Moscow. Lines always cross the sky there.
Paris, cloudy and beautiful.
London and yes. a blue sky. I know.
Bratislava. The bluest sky.
Florence. bis.
French countryside.

I do have a preference for blue sky with big and white clouds, but I've learned to like the gray ones too. Just like I've learned to enjoy the little things in a day that didn't start well. 
I love the sky so much that I've had this idea for a tattoo for a couple of years now, I may end up doing it eventually. It would feel good to carry everywhere I go, even in the dark rooms a little bit of that blue happiness.
Now that I think about it, I love the sea as much as I love the sky, maybe even more, and it kind of makes sense why blue is my favourite color!
Don't forget to check out Colleen's blog, her pictures are beautiful!
I hope this post brought a bit of positivity to your day!

dimanche 19 janvier 2014

On what I eat.

vegan chocolate cookies made with avocaado!

healthy full of vitamins breakfast!

smashed bananas with some lemon juice! the perfect sweet little treat!

green beans and sesame seeds + potatoes and broccolis!

I get an awful lot of questions regarding what I eat. So I thought I'd do a quick post, answering some of the most frequently asked questions, and maybe, will I keep blogging about food? 

As probably 90%of you already know it, I am a vegan. I became a vegetarian when I was 14, and a vegan a bit less than a year ago, and I'm now 21,soon to be 22. I am healthy, strong, happy with what I eat, I love cooking and I love discovering new tastes and recipes.
What I don't like is suffering, murder, blood and hypocrisy that lies in the way too often heard speech I love animals, I just love meat, we were made to eat meat ... bullshit. 

Maybe a bit less than 90% of you know that I'm never sugarcoating my thoughts when it comes to that matter, or to any important matter that involves lives in fact, and when people tell me I'm violent, it makes me laugh, coming from people eating murdered sentent beings, yes that is quite laughable. So if you don't like reading/hearing someone stating facts and not disguising reality in order to not hurt you, or being 100%honest, I suggest you don't read this.

I am not going to talk about why I became a vegan, and why everyone should, that's another topic, a long and complicated topic that brings unfortunately many bad reactions from a lot of people. 
More than that, I'd like to talk about how good, easy, healthy and just great vegan cuisine is!

Pumpkin with garlic and fresh herbs baked in the oven!-you could add some maple sirup-

kimchi rice! ah. the delice. 

I am eating a lot of raw food, but that's a complete different story, up to everyone's personal choice and preferences(which isn't the case of eating animals, as a choice that involves the death of living beings doesn't sound very personal to me).
And eating raw is delicious! Juices, smoothies, salads, bowls of fruits, raw sushi, raw desserts ... The list is long and oh, I can't tell you how good that tastes, and how amazing that makes you feel!

But adopting a vegan diet doesn't mean you'll eat only raw food or salads. Hard to believe but true, many people still have this misconception that because I am a vegan, I eat less products, less foods, lack nutrients, iron, vitamins, proteins  ... And don't like food!
Well sorry to break all of your preconceptions. .. I LOVE food, to be honest, from all of my friends, I'm the one who loves food the most, and who cooks the most! If there's a dinner, it's at my place, and nowhere else!


stuffed zucchini! cute, easy and delicious!-stuffed with mushrooms,peppers and quinoa-

People can get a little intimidated when it comes to changing their lifestyle to a vegan one or a vegetarian one, but if you decide to do so ... not only are you making the good choice for the planet, animals and other human beings, but you're also entering a world of delicious meals!

There are some foods that are ... a vegan or a vegetarian's best friends. And I'm going to share some of them with you! Ok, bananas. Bananas are an amazing fruit that allows you to do all sorts of fun recipes and gives you a lot of energy! Quinoa tastes amazing, is super healthy and is great if you want to cook some salads, couscous, tabbouleh ... Tofu. I could write a whole book about tofu! It's amazing. So many textures, tastes and possibilites! I like the plain soft of firm tofu, and it's perfect for stews, stir fries, desserts ... Tomato sauce, soy sauce, deep fried ... tofu is the best! And it tastes as good as long as you know how to make it good. If it doesn't taste good ... just don't blame tofu! Beans and nuts! Beans are great, I mean who doesn't love a good chili?And nuts add a little yummy touch to vegan icecream, chocolate cakes or make really good creemy sauce! 

vegan sushi!

fresh orange juice! with some bergamot oranges!

Avocados! They taste good, they allow you to bake, they make great guacamole to spice up a dish, delicious vegan avocado carbonara, sushis ... 
Potatoes/sweet potatoes also make it to the list! Instead of the super salty deep fried fries, you can bake potatoes/sweet potatoes fries in your oven, or smashed potatoes, or gnocchi ... 
Seasoning is important, it can really make any dish taste delicious, and bring you to India, Japan, Korea, Moroco or the south of France for example!

tofu with japchae sauce! with veggies!

sweet potatoes&potatoes fries and lamb's lettuce!

vegan chicken with a mustard crust!

You love meat too much? Or fish too much? Or cheese too much? First of all, that isn't a question of liking or not a taste. I don't dislike the taste of meat, quite the contrary, I LOVE fish and ADORE cheese. I just don't think of myself as the center of the world, the master of living beings, and don't value more a brief culinary pleasure than the life of a sentent beings. 
Good news for you though, there are tons of alternatives! Vegan cheese ( not going to lie it's not the same, especially being french I know quite a bit about cheese but still good), vegan meat, vegan sausages, pizzas, almond milk, soy milk, vegan yogurts ... 

colorful and beautiful bell peppers!onions make it tasty!

You also learn to explore and try all the different vegetables or fruits! Okras, jerusalem artichokes, sweet potatoes, all sorts of pumpkins!, parsnips, fennel, all colors/shapes of tomatoes, asian mushrooms, dragon fruits, cashew apples, loquats, kumquats ...

homemade apple sauce with cinnamon!
I hope this post was interesting to some of you, hopefully to many of you, I hope this rose interest for a vegan or vegetarian diet, if you have any questions, I'd be more than happy to answer them! I could start blogging about food a bit more, as I love it so much! Let me know if you'd like to see recipes or tips! And if you have any advice, suggestions or recommendations feel free to share them as well! I didn't mean to offend any of you, I just feel very much about this topic because it is important, and for many reasons! Plus it just makes food even more delicious and joyful!
With that being said, bon appétit!

samedi 11 janvier 2014


Remember the post I wrote a few weeks back, or maybe months back about Eltz Burg?

Well it seems I completely forgot to talk about Cologne!

It would be utterly repetitive of me to write again how much I like Germany, but let's face it, you can never like something too much! Or can you?
Cologne was no exception to the rule, and to be honest I didn't question at all the fact that I would like it and have a good time there. 

There isn't that much to say, so I'll just let you enjoy(hopefully you do) the pictures I took during this short yet very sweet stay!

I love train stations in Germany, they are completely different from the ones in France!

I could have spent hours staring at the cathedral, it was simply stunning!

yep. taking a picture with two random strangers. 

kartoffel... how often have I heard this word in german classes.

vegan&delicious japanese dinner!

My sister and I were planning another trip to Germany for my birthday by the end of January, I really wanted to go back to Munich and see Neuschwanstein under the snow, but ... it doesn't look like there will be any snow so... Germany, I don't know when I'll see you again, but until then, don't change anything, you're perfect, just the way you are!