Homemade drinks – Hot or cold but not as sugary

Yes, yes, still water is healthier, from the tap when you are lucky or bottled water. And yes, yes, breastmilk is better for babies and Moms (except in serious cases). (WHO recommendations on infant feeding: https://www.who.int/nutrition/topics/infantfeeding_recommendation/en)

But when you want to indulge yourself… and especially for cold drinks, industrial products add tons of sugar. On the labels at my place, I can read 120g of sugar per litre for organic syrup. I can read the same amount of sugar for products that are not going to be diluted: still in my country, organic fruit juice peaks at nearly 100g/l and Coca-Cola at 128g/l. These are what I call directly sending formal invitations to diabetes!

So, yes, you can indulge yourself from time to time with a sweet drink if you don’t overdo it. The recommended daily dose of sugar is 25 g/day or six teaspoons.

I suggest three healthy recipes that can be drunk hot or cold. It’s to get you started! Afterwards, you will invent your own recipes.

1) Infusion of rosehip (rich in vitamin C): Put a bag of rosehip infusion in the teapot. Add simmering and not boiling water. Enjoy without sugar or sweeten with raspberry or blackcurrent syrup.

2) Green tea with mint (good for digestion): Use simmering, non-boiling water, which you pour over a bag of green tea and fresh mint previously placed in the teapot. Remove the tea after 2-3 minutes, leave the mint for at least 10 minutes. Drink as it is or mix with a spoonful of organic wholemeal sugar or organic lemon syrup or organic sureau flowers syrup.

3) Green tea with lime or yellow lemon (good for the liver): Cut the lemon into pieces. Place the black tea of your choice in the teapot (Earl Grey or Russian Earl Grey for me). Use simmering, non-boiling water, which you pour over a tea bag. Remove tea after 2-3 minutes; leave the lemon. Blend with a spoonful of organic wholemeal brown sugar (optional).

You can also press the lemon directly into the glass – Healthy soda: https://aurianneor.tumblr.com/post/158971101626/healthy-soda-le-jus-d12-citron-1l-deau


Pour lire ceci en français: https://aurianneor.tumblr.com/post/183141207790/boissons-maison-chaudes-ou-froides-et-surtout


Great Fruit: There isn’t any grape in it ! But there’s juice…: https://aurianneor.tumblr.com/post/173188724375/great-fruit-there-isnt-any-grape-in-it-but

Sugar – the elephant in the kitchen: Robert Lustig at TEDxBermuda 2013: https://youtu.be/gmC4Rm5cpOI

Excess sugar in food and drink needs tackling by law | Letters https://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/sep/10/excess-sugar-in-food-needs-tackling-by-law?CMP=share_btn_tw 

Industry hits out at ‘scapegoating’ as France amends sugar tax:  https://www.foodnavigator.com/Article/2017/10/30/Industry-hits-out-at-scapegoating-as-France-amends-sugar-tax#.Wn7z5Cm_OHA.twitter

Ay Yo Yogurt YOYO Yeah!

Guaranteed gelatin-free ( = bone + bovine skin + pig skin)
That’s good, boycotting = no more poisoning

imagehttps://www.nouvelobs.com/politique/20181017.OBS4061/emmanuelle-wargon-une-lobbyiste-qui-defend-l-huile-de-palme-chez-macron.html


Pour lire cette recette en français: https://tmblr.co/ZprwNe2fQGd16

Super Tomato

A long time ago, my flatmate used to bring these jars of tomato sauce that were so delicious. They came from her Sicilian grand-mother and my flatmate used to say: “I don’t understand why people buy it; it is so easy to make. You just cook the tomatoes in a big pan. You put the hot sauce in a jar and turn it upside down, that’s it.” It took me time to follow the instructions but when I finally did, I was convinced.

You can use any variety of tomatoes but the higher the quality of the ingredients, the better the dish will be for your taste and health. So choose your products well. (from your personal garden or the market,  preferably organic).

You can add whatever you like: rosemary, thyme, pepper, stalk celery, half a carrot, etc.

You can use it on pasta or rice or even use it for another recipe. Enjoy!

Healthy Soda

Half a lemon juice + 1 liter of water = ça mousse (foam)

You can also add slices of fresh ginger roots and add them to this drink.  You can also make variations to this recipe: it works with oranges, strawberries, grapefruits or anything you like.


The Guardian – Grandma’s all-natural recipes: when life gives you lemons, preserve them: https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/apr/30/grandmas-all-natural-recipes-when-life-gives-you-lemons-preserve-them


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Ginger and Lemon sparkling water.

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You can also squeeze the juice of the half lemon directly into the glass of sparkling water.


Pour lire ceci en français, cliquez ici: https://aurianneor.tumblr.com/post/158971101626/healthy-soda-le-jus-d12-citron-1l-deau


– Coffee Invitation: https://aurianneor.tumblr.com/post/162392229350/coffee-invitation-a-

My personal Henna recipe:

If your hair is tinted with chemicals, make a detox mask first.

1. Prepare the mixture without using metal utensils.

1 egg (nourishing the hair)

1 black beer (bringing volume)

60g of neutral henna (sheathing your hair ―do not use natural henna = lawsonia inermis which tints in red)

70g of walnut husks (for a chestnut complexion)

30g of rhapontic (= rhubarb root, for Venetian blond highlights)

40g of turmeric (colorizing white hair ―buy it as a pigment because turmeric food gives orange highlights)

25g of alma powder (dying the hair dark blonde/chestnut. It is said to prevent hair loss as it is rich in vitamin C)

1 tablespoon honey (lightening the hair)

1 big spoon of olive oil (revitalizing damaged hair)

1 big spoon lemon juice or 2 spoons of cider vinegar (helping pigmentation and containing a biodegradable anti-limescale agent.)

½ natural yoghurt (for a smooth mixture)

1 teaspoon of ginger (supposedly helping hair growth)

1 cup of nutmeg (said to be fostering circulation)

1 small hot infusionof chamomile (for blond highlights and also because the heat fixes the pigments) – Another option is to use black tea if you like a darker color.

10 drops essential oil of chamomile (for blond highlights)

2. The mixture must have the consistency of a cream. If it is too liquid, add clay (green, pink or white) or neutral henna. If it is too thick, add a hot infusion of chamomile or black tea.

3. Optional: Let rest at least 2 hours or the whole night.

4. Put on old clothes and gloves. Apply on each wick, emphasizing the roots. Removeit when it is on the forehead, the neck or the ears.

Perform the operation in the bath or shower and immediately rinse the tiles, shower curtain and room with water before the pigments tint what they touched (if necessary, use bleach or a detergent).

Put a net cap  and an old towel. Remove the mixture that touches the skin. At this point, my son asks me to take off my hat because he says: “Mom you are not beautiful”. This is the only time he says that which means I must really look like a monster!

5. Leave on the hair for 3 hours (if you have white hair, otherwise, you can leave it from 1 to 3 hours depending on how deep the color you want). Do not open the door to strangers for fear of frightening them!

6. Remove the bulk of the mixture in hot water and rub thoroughly with a neutral organic washing base and then apply a mixture of 1/3 cider vinegar (which fixes the dye) and 2/3 of water, all thickened with guar gum so that the mixture has the consistency of a conditioner (see “Healthy Hair” for the full recipe). Leave on, then rinse with cold water to close the hair scales. Perform the operation in the bath or shower, then rinse the tile, shower curtain and room thoroughly with water before the pigments tint what they touched. Immediately afterwards, wash clothing, net cap, towels and all that has been in contact with the henna.

Dry your hair with a hairdryer; and then in the open air. (An exception is made the day of the henna because heat fixes pigments but the rest of the time prefer drying your hair in the open air or in a bamboo fiber turban).

Wait 3 days to see the real result (before, the color is not final, do not panic!).

If your skin is colored on the forehead, on the nape or around the ears, rub with lemon juice.

7. If the color is not suitable after 3 days; commercial chemical shampoos and conditioners are effective enough to remove color. Repeat a henna a week later by correcting the recipe in the direction you want.

For blond: Add to neutral henna, curcuma, chamomile, rhapontic, cassia or turmeric.

For chestnut: Add to henna walnut husk and / or Alma powder.

For coppery red: Make a mixture consisting of half of neutral cassia and half of natural or neutral henna.

For red: Add to neutral or natural henna, madder, beet juice or peels. onions.

Ginger promotes hair growth.

Nutmeg promotes circulation.

Cinnamon intensifies red and has antibacterial properties.

Clove has antiseptic properties.

Neutral henna sheath without coloring.

Natural henna sheath and colour in red.

Lemon juice and / or cider vinegar are anti-scaling and lightening.

Turmeric and black tea gilds hair (especially white hair)

In prevention, henna repulses lice. If you want to reinforce this repellent action, you can add a few drops of lavender essential oils to the preparation above or add a few drops in your conditioner. Ditto for the essential oil of chamomile for blond highlights or black tea to darken slightly the white hair (visible effect after 3 weeks).

If your color suits you, I advise you to use simple and organic products, such as those that I recommend in “Healthy Hair” or your color may change significantly.

It’s up to you to adapt according to the nature of your hair and the hardness of your water.

Create your own recipes, express your talent.


Pour le masque détox, consultez: https://centifoliabio.fr/fr/blog/a-quoi-sert-un-masque-detoxinant-pour-cheveux-n33

Pour plus de conseils sur l’entretien: https://centifoliabio.fr/fr/?fc=module&module=prestablog&controller=blog&id=292

Pour plus d’informations sur la coloration: https://centifoliabio.fr/fr/blog/coloration-naturelle-c25

https://www.aroma-zone.com/tous-nos-produits/extraits-naturels/autres-extraits-naturels/colorations-et-shampooings-vegetaux.html?mode=grid&limit=12

Sesame Street- I love my hairhttps://youtu.be/enpFde5rgmw

Healthy Hair, The advice of a Wookie, for hair and beards

Shampoo: 1 beaten egg + 2 scoops of neutral washing gel.

Leave for a minute and then rinse with cold / warm water to avoid cooking the egg.

Conditioner: ¼ cider vinegar + ¾ black tea + 2 teaspoons of guar gum + 5 drops of essential oils (chamomile, lavender, …). Mix it all. Put in a pot.

Apply conditioner and rinse with cold water.

Keep the conditioner in the fridge and especially tell your guests not to use it: my father-in-law thought it was jam … Yuck!

For a moisturizing hair mask, mix a beaten egg with a large tablespoon of honey and a large tablespoon of coconut oil or olive oil. Leave for at least 5 minutes then rinse with cold/warm water (to avoid cooking the egg). There is no need for a shampoo before the mask, but you can use the vinegar lotion afterwards.

For my personal recipe for henna, click here: https://aurianneor.tumblr.com/post/161353090595/ma-recette-personal-de-henné-for-the-mask 

Use wooden utensils.

– Centifolia:  blog: https://centifoliabio.fr/en/blog/a- why-sert-a-mask -detoxinant-for-hair n33

For more advice on maintenance:

https://centifoliabio.fr/fr/?fc=module&module=prestablog&controller=blog&id=292

and http://en.wikihow.com/colour-your-choice-with-the-home-of-caffeine-or-spice 

For a gift box: https://www.aroma-zone.com/info/fiche-technique/cosmetique-coffret-maison-beaute-des-cheveux-100-nature-2015-aroma-zone 

Pour aller plus loin:
J’aime mes cheveux, d’Elodie-Joy Jaubert, éditions la plage.
Entretenir sa barbe avec des soins naturelshttps://www.aroma-zone.com/info/dossier-thematique/entretenir-sa-barbe-avec-des-soins-naturels

Golden chicken

1) The success of this dish depends on the quality of the ingredients (as is the case of many other dishes …). Buy an organic farm chicken (or red label) and good quality vegetables (garden, farm, organic, AMAPs, etc.). If the vegetables are local or seasonal, it’s even better 😉

2) Buy a gold watch to measure cooking times. Oh no, not worth it, everything must be done by eyesight! Preheat the oven to 350 F (180 °C) instead.

3) Take the baking tray from your oven. Wash and cut into pieces the vegetables you have chosen (onions, carrots, peppers, tomatoes, eggplants, potatoes, lemons, olives, etc.). Spread them on the baking tray.

4) Pour a glass of water over the vegetables and a generous drizzle of olive oil over the chicken.

5) Season according to your tastes directly on the chicken: salt, pepper, garlic, herbs of Provence, ginger, curry or others; then put pieces of butter (salted or sweet according to the tastes) on the chicken between the thighs and on the back, wherever it does hold, (see photo at the top right).

6) Bake.

7) Every half hour, turn the chicken upside down and all the vegetables and check that there is enough liquid (to prevent it from burning). The cooking time depends on the size of the chicken and the amount of vegetables. The chickens in the photo have cooked about 2 hours.

8) The chicken is cooked when it says cui-cui; Oh no, when it’s when it’s golden!

To quote a Thai friend: “How do you manage to have a chicken that does not taste … We use chicken to give flavor to our dishes”.

So, do not hesitate to use the carcass and put it in water to cook pasta, for example or to make broth.

Miss Terra cheers me up


Tira = terra = earth, soil -> Tiarra / Misu = sublime / minus  ->  Miss

“Tiramisù” comes from the Venetian tiramesù [tirameˈsu], meaning “pick me up”, “cheer me up” or “lift me up”

Miss Terra – Wikipedia: https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miss_Terra

Tiramisu: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiramisu


1) Mix three egg yolks and 75g of sugar until the mixture whitens. Add 250g of mascarpone. Mix well. Add two teaspoons of orange blossom water. Add to the mixture three stiffly whipped egg whites.

2) Dip the lady fingers biscuits into strong coffee that has cooled down, but without having them “too wet”. Arrange them as you go in the bottom of a dish. Pour over half of the mascarpone mixture. Sprinkle with cocoa.

3) Repeat step 2.

4) Leave in the fridge for a few hours.

Bon appétit !


The higher the quality of the ingredients, the better the dish will be for your taste and health. So choose your products well; (from your personal garden or the market,  preferably organic).

Ton/Ta Jean/Jeans/Gin Tagine/Tajine??? What’s this language!

The better the quality of the products, the better the recipe to taste and for health. It is better to choose the right products: garden, A.M.A.P., market, craftsman, etc. preferably organic.


Choose ingredients that go together: read tagine recipes and follow your inspiration.

Cut the onions and fry them gently in olive oil in the electric tagine. Add Salt.

Brown the pieces of meat (or not if you make a vegetarian dish).

Add a little butter and the spices of your choice (ginger, garlic, saffron, parsley, coriander, etc.). Mix well.

Add the vegetables, with or without potatoes, cut into pieces and, possibly, dried fruits (grapes, almonds, prunes, apricots, etc.)

Pour  ½ glass of water approximately. Cover.

Cook for at least an hour and as long as possible over very low heat.

If you wish, add cpreserved lemons and olives for the last 15 minutes.

Serve.


Denim – Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denim

Tajine -Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tajine


How to make the perfect chicken tagine – Felicity Cloake – The Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/wordofmouth/2013/mar/13/how-make-perfect-chicken-tagine

Jamie’s Moroccan Beef Tagine: https://youtu.be/n1tCHI18XdU