January is a cold month in most of France and carrots, cabbages, turnips and leeks can be found in abundance. It is therefore the perfect time for Pot-au-feu and Potée. At the fishmonger, you will find a lot of oysters, sear urchins, scallops, sea basses and rays. The salad of the month is lamb’s lettuce, … Continue reading Eating the French way with seasonal products in January
Incredible food and wine are an essential part of French culture and with all that fatty food, one would wonder how French women manage to stay so thin! Well, being a French women who lived in Paris for many years myself, I am going to let you in on a little secret: French women don’t … Continue reading Demystifying the French breakfast
The buzzword has been uttered: “Batch Cooking”. Have you ever heard of it? Well my dear readers, it is the latest trend so time to get up to date and show off at your next Sex in the City style brunch. The concept is simple, Batch Cooking is the secret weapon to save time in … Continue reading What on earth is Batch Cooking?!
It is with great excitement that I officially announce the launch of the Sophonie’s Kitchen YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFFJY_lnGRoFGQ4WBIX1FNQ - a place to view how to make all my recipes! To kick off my channel, I’ve created a short video to tell you a bit more about myself, Sophonie's Kitchen and this channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOSISg-lEGg If you have … Continue reading Announcing the Sophonie’s Kitchen YouTube Channel
Whether you are trying to lose weight or simply live a healthier lifestyle, changing you eating habits in the long run is almost impossible unless you introduce these changes gradually. Here is a 6 weeks program with one golden rule: nothing is forbidden! It is all about developing healthy habits, without getting frustrated. Week 1: … Continue reading How to Improve your Diet in 6 Weeks
It is not a secret that proteins are important to consume after any type of exercise as it helps increase its impact. And anyone undertaking any kind of exercise routine is definitely going to need more protein than someone who doesn’t. There is however a common misconception that a vegan or vegetarian diet lacks protein. … Continue reading How to get your protein intake after a workout on a vegan diet
Kitchens were deserted for a few years for diverse reasons: desire for freedom, lack of time, increasingly elaborate ready-made meals and fast foods. Thankfully, the trend is reversing and more people favour homemade meals. However, for those of you who are still hesitating, here are 10 good reasons to cook at home! To begin, grocery … Continue reading 10 Good Reasons to Cook at Home
Omega 3 fatty acids are essential to the development and good functioning of the human body - and in particular of the retina, the brain and the nervous system - it has been widely proved. A deficiency can, for example, lead to depressive behaviours. However, what we didn’t really know however, was the impact of … Continue reading Omega 3: the type of fat you don’t want to cut on
Each year, nearly 50 billion animals are slaughtered for their meat, to feed a world population of 6 billion people. These numbers might look odd but not only are they real; they also are the result of the way WE consume! Animal farming throughout the world has become increasingly intensive. This is partly a response … Continue reading 4 Facts to Consider Before Buying Meat
That’s a question that I have always asked myself. Whenever I cook a traditional French meal, why is it that the first thing that comes to my mind is the memory of my grandmother’s food? Or why is it that when people give me their best recipe, they often tell me that it is their … Continue reading Why does our grandmother’s food always taste better?
It all began the day I volunteered to bake desert for a friend’s birthday. It might sound trivial to some of you but in my case the pressure was horrible. Why? Because I am rubbish at baking cakes …. There is however one desert I master, it’s the Financier (and I strongly advise you to … Continue reading How to Make Strawberry Roses
After watching numerous documentaries on Netflix, I decided to start eating organic. When I made that decision, I was working in the city and shopping organic wasn’t an easy task. The only organic shop close by was Planet Organic which is a great store but not a very cheap one … I shopped there for … Continue reading The Abel and Cole Experiment
If there is one thing all of my friends know about me is that I love cheese and if you ask them which one is my favourite, they will all know that it is goat cheese! Now, here is the problem. I recently came across this video (if you watch it, be prepared to be … Continue reading Why I stopped eating supermarket dairy products
Hi Guys! Today is going to be a different type of post. I don’t usually express political opinions on my blog but, being one of the 2 million Europeans living in the UK, I have been very saddened and angered by the decision to leave the European Union. The goal of the European Union was … Continue reading Let’s Work Together and Create the EU Cuisine!