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  • 10 Essential Items To Pack In Your Hand Luggage For A Week In The Sun
    Summer may be coming to an end but I am sure that a few of you will still be jetting off to hold onto those rays for a little while…
  • 15-Minute Core Workout
    I found this 15-Minute Core Workout  video on Greatist.com  and it is very similar to the type of exercises we are used to doing at CrossFit Riviera. Maintaining that hollow position…
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  • 24 Hours in Lyon
    Lyon is a city in east-central France in the region Rhône-Alpes, situated between Paris and Marseille. Lyon is a major centre of business with a reputation as the French capital…
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  • A New Ice Cream Shop in Town! 
    Last weekend, I heard there was a new ice cream shop in the old town in Vevey. This immediately sparked my interest and as it was a sunny Sunday,  I…
  • A precious "Pearl" in Lausanne
    Comme tous les weekends, nous nous posions la même question? Où est-ce que nous allions manger ce samedi soir? Avec une amie, nous avions décidé que nous allions essayer un…
  • All I Want for Christmas....is a Ruinart Bubbly Bar
    “Too much of anything is bad, but too much champagne is just right.” –F. Scott Fitzgerald, American novelist This is my favourite time of year ! I love the magic…
  • Almond Jam Drops
    These Almond Jam Drop are so simple and contain only 5 main ingredients. The base is free from any refined sugar! You won’t be able to have just one of…
  • Amuse-Bouches: Prawn Avocado & Curry
    Amuse-bouches Prawn Avocado & Curry Bites by Echalote & Co and Sara’s Healthy Kitchen Serves 4 people 30 minutes of preparation 5 -7 minutes of cooking On a gorgeous Sunday…
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  • Bagels
    Fait env. 4-5 bagels Pour les bagels: 250 g de farine de pain complet 20 g de levure 2 cuillères à soupe de sucre de coco (ou sucre brun, molasse,…
  • Bagels: New York Style
    Who doesn’t love bagels ? Cinnamon and raisin, onion, poppy seed, blueberry…Living in Switzerland, however, makes it practically impossible to go into a shop and buy an endless selection of…
  • Baked Eggs In Avocados
    I am currently having to follow quite a strict diet due to gut related issues and therefore, a high fats and protein start to the day is ideal. Avocado, eggs…
  • Basil Ricotta Pesto
    Ingredients: 2 paquets of basil 250g ricotta 1 garlic clove 20g of toasted pine nuts 4 tbsp freshly grated Parmesan (or alternative vegetarian hard cheese) 1/2 lemon – juiced 2 tbsp of…
  • Beetroot Hummus
    I love colourful foods and so I thought I would make some beetroot hummus to go with my grilled marinated chicken. It is the perfect accompaniment to a BBQ or…
  • Best-ever Guacamole
    I have been asked numerous times for my guacamole recipe as apparently it is quite tasty! I will let you be the judges of that, but I do love avocados…
  • Black Elderberry, Grapefruit and Rosemary Mocktail
    Promo Code – 2018SAR10 – CHF 10 saved on every CHF 50 spent Located at 1350m altitude, you can find the Jardin des Monts which is only accessible by foot.…
  • BODY PASS 2018 - Your Feel Good Pass
    A healthy body also means giving yourself a time out ! Relax and unwind in the lead up to Christmas with a Body Pass. Get 50% off A-MAZING treatments in…
  • Burrata topped with pesto and BeGourmet pesto Popcorn Platter
    This Burrata topped with pesto and pesto BeGourmet Popcorn Platter literally came out of nowhere. I had two friends coming round sort of last minute and one of them is…
  • Butternut Squash Fries
    I ended up making these one evening when I mistakenly thought I still had sweet potatoes lying around. I don’t know about but I may prefer the taste of these…
  • Butternut Squash Hummus
    WARNING: This hummus is VERY addictive. The sweetness of the roasted butternut squash combined with the cumin, cinnamon and lemon juice is simply heavenly. The entire bowl was devoured in…
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  • caramel squaresCaramel Squares
    So my blog is based on healthy eating but we all know that life is about balance. These delicious squares are a family favourite. My Irish grandmother would make these…
  • Christmas Spiced Granola
    As we had such a popular response to those who came to Nawai li and I’s Christmas stall last week, we have decided to share our granola recipe with you.…
  • Cinnamon Baked Pears With Acai Sorbet
    Are you looking for a delicious, healthy, yet satisfying dessert to finish off your Christmas dinner? Then look no further than my cinnamon baked pears. These can be made gluten…
  • Classic Bagel Combinations
    Bagels are the best! Unforunately for me in Switzerland we can only get plain ones or with sesame seeds. Bagels make for a great breakfast or lunch option as it…
  • Crumble Aux Fruits D'Eté
    Ce dessert est rapide, simple et idéal pour un dîner entre amis cet été. Ce plat est végétalien, sans sucre raffiné et peut également être sans gluten si nécessaire. Servir…
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  • Discover The Art Of Japanese Cuisine At The Heart Of Lausanne
    Come and celebrate 10 years of Sushi Zen at the Lausanne Palace from Wednesday 20th to Saturday 30th September 2017! Already 10 years since Daniel Lévy, founder of Sushi Zen…
  • dr pauline burgenerDr. Pauline Burgener - The Modern Approach to Beautiful Skin
    Dr. Pauline Burgener’s approach to skin is similar to my view on life. What goes into your body, how you treat your body will eventually reflect on the outside. She…
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  • Fattoush Salad
    Can’t you just smell all those wonderful Arabic spices through these beautiful dishes? Here is a lovely collection of Arabic recipes which we discovered at a FoodHack event. This particular…
  • Alegria LausanneFeeling Very Alegria...
    Alegria Concept Lausanne is my idea of heaven on earth. It is the only place you need to go for some serious Jamón ibérico, fabulous wines and an array of…
  • Fresh Fig & Roasted Butternut Squash Salad
    Summer may be gone but it does not mean that it is the end of the salads! This colourful Autumn salad is something to get excited about. The sweetness of…
  • Fresh Summer Salsas
    Papaya & Mango Salsa Serves 4 1/2 Ripe mango (peeled and diced) 1/2 Ripe papaya (peeled and diced) 1/2 red onion (diced) 1/2 teaspoon fresh red chili, finely chopped 2…
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  • Gingerbread & Chocolate Protein Bites
    I don’t know about you but I need to snack at work, except that my workplace is filled with cakes, chocolates and biscuits!! As nice as this all is in…
  • Gingerbread Biscuits
    There is nothing I love more at Christmas than to make little gingerbread cookies. I really enjoy the mix of spices which come through in these little biscuits. This recipe…
  • Gnocchi 3 Ways
    Ingredients: 800g of potatoes (washed), peeled, quartered 1 egg 300g plain flour (I used gluten free flour) 20g grated parmesan Salt & ground white pepper Plain flour, to dust For…
  • Grab-And-Go Egg Muffins
    I love that these egg muffins are so easy to make, you can make a batch of them at at ime and freeze them or keep them in fridge and…
  • Green Smoothie
    Another great vitamin boost in this green smoothie. Don’t be put off by the colour, it is tasty, not too sweet and full of goodness. Serves 1 Ingredients 10 cm…
  • Grilled Lime & Paprika Salmon Wraps with Chunky
    Ingredients: Serves 2-3 people 2 tsp smoked paprika ( I selected Las Hermanas Sweet Smoked Parika) 1 tsp of garlic powder 1 tsp of onion powder 300-400g skinless salmon fillet…
  • Grilled Peach Salad With A Balsamic Dressing
    This salad is simply ideal during the Summer months! Light and bursting with those sweet and savoury flavours, you will be wanting to make it over and over again. Serves…
  • Guilt-Free Chocolate Truffles
    Melt in your mouth healthy chocolate truffles. I love this recipe because it is so quick to make and at 70 cals a truffle, you really can’t go too wrong.…
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  • Health Blog Award : Best European Blog
    I HAVE BEEN NOMINATED FOR A HEALTH BLOG AWARD !!   I was totally surprised and over the moon when I got an email from the Health Bloggers Community in…
  • Healthy Gingerbread Men
    These delicious little gingerbread men are the perfect addition to the festive season. The base is light and crumbly in texture and contains no refined sugar or gluten. I used…
  • Helsinki
    After having experienced Iceland, I have just wanted to keep on discovering Northern countries.  Helsinki is actually a fantastic short-break destination and especially over the Summer month’s you can make…
  • Holiday No-Equipment Workouts
    Looking for a holiday no-equipment workout? You’ve been training for months and you are feeling good before heading away on your Summer holidays. You know you are going to be…
  • Homemade Granola
    Granola is so addictive in general but wait until you taste my two versions below! Sweet, fruity, chocolatey, salty – it is so MOREISH! You will need to be extra…
  • Hôtel du Léman: The Riviera's Best Kept Secret ?
    L’Hôtel du Léman As I made my way from the parking area to the main entrance of the Hôtel du Léman, my eyes were naturally drawn to the stunning surroundings.…
  • Hôtel Métropole Geneva - Cooking Workshop
    Solamente 103 – All of the pleasure with none of the guilt   This Summer, the young talented pastry chef, Aurélien Houillon developed a fabulous creation for the Restaurant Gusto’s…
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  • Iceland
    “The problem with driving around Iceland is that you’re basically confronted by a new soul-enriching, breath-taking, life-affirming natural sight every five goddamn minutes. It’s totally exhausting.” Stephen Markley, Tales of…
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  • Glion FreshKeepin' it FRESH at Glion
    Overlooking the stunning views of our Montreux-Riviera region, Fresh is nestled in the Hôtel des Alpes, just a little further up from Glion’s main campus. I was thrilled when I…
  • Ko Lanta
    We left Ao Nang to venture over to Ko Lanta for a few days and discover another part of Thailand. We took a direct ferry across (500 baht per person)…
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  • L'Accademia, Ouchy has a new Chef in town
    L’Accademia Recently I was invited along with a few other local bloggers to discover L’Accademia Restaurant which is part of the hotel, Angleterre & Résidence and belongs to the Sandoz…
  • Le Melrose Spa: A Slice of Heaven in the Heart of Geneva
    Le Melrose Spa, hidden away under a beautifully decorated loft in the heart of Geneva, is so much more than just a spa. As you enter you leave your stressful life…
  • Le Melrose Spa: Un Petit Coin de Paradis Au Centre de Genève
    Le Melrose Spa, caché dans un loft parfaitement décoré au cœur de Genève, est bien plus qu’un simple spa. Lorsque vous entrez, vous laissez tous vos problèmes à la porte.…
  • Le Saint-Jean Gin & Wine Bar
    Do you love gin? Do you love live music? If you ever happen to be in Nyon then I would highly recommend you check out Le Saint-Jean ! We happened…
  • Le Smart Cake
    Have you heard about lesmartcake.ch yet? I was lucky to meet Luciana at an event a few months ago where she had made a big Smart Cake for us to eat! We…
  • Lemon Baked Cod With A Side Of Roasted Beetroot, Squash And Tomatoes Topped With Feta
    I love fish and this midweek dinner is perfect as you put everything in the oven and you can get on with other tasks until your meal is ready. I…
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  • mezzeMan'Ouchy - My Top 3 Must-Try Dishes
    Not that long ago, I got an invitation from Naji to stop by and taste his delicious traditional Lebanese dish; the Manousheh at Man’Ouchy (which isn’t in Ouchy by the way……
  • Mezzes with Miriel
    Cet été, évadez-vous en Grèce sans quitter votre cuisine… J’ai eu l’occasion récemment de découvrir une classe de cuisine grecque à l’extérieur de Lausanne avec la charmante Muriel d’origine gréco-suisse.…
  • Moutabbal
    Sentez-vous toutes ces belles épices colorées qui viennent vous chatouiller les narines ? “Je vous invite à découvrir mes recettes Arabe préférées, que j’ai eu l’occasion de goûter lors du…
  • Moutabbal
    Can’t you just smell all those wonderful Arabic spices through these beautiful dishes? Here is a lovely collection of Arabic recipes which we discovered at a FoodHack event. This particular…
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  • Nikkei Nine Takes Over MP's Bar & Grill
    GUEST CHEF WEEK AT THE MONTREUX PALACE  19.03 – 24.03 Until Saturday 24 March, the Fairmont Le Montreux Palace welcomes Nikkei Nine as their Guest Chef of the week. Discover the incredible culinary talent…
  • Nikkei Nine Takes Over MP's Bar & Grill
    GUEST CHEF WEEK AT THE MONTREUX PALACE  19.03 – 24.03 Until Saturday 24 March, the Fairmont Le Montreux Palace welcomes Nikkei Nine as their Guest Chef of the week. Discover the incredible culinary talent…
  • No Bake Oh So Chocolaty Tartlets (Vegan & Gf)
    Juste parce que vous êtes végétalien ne signifie pas que vous ne pouvez pas vous faire plaisir de temps en temps. Ma famille qui n’est certainement pas végétalienne a vraiment…
  • Nouri Fine Food
    Nouri Fine Food – The Art of Gluten-Free Gastronomy I met Victorina one afternoon in Lausanne after she had contacted me on Instagram and we talked a lot about Gluten…
  • Nutricious & Delicious Acai Bowl
    There are so many food trends going around at the minute! From the sushi burger to putting kale in every dish, my Instagram feed is bombarded with the latest food…
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  • Oliviers & Co - Gazpacho
    Oliviers & Co, Lausanne: Oliviers & Co was founded in 1996 in Provence, France. The idea behind this concept is to highlight the fact that olive oils can be worthy…
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  • Pesto Ricotta & Basilic
    Ingrédients: 2 paquets de basilic 250g de ricotta 1 gousse d’ail 20g de pignons grillés 4 cuillères à soupe de parmesan fraîchement râpé (ou fromage végétalienne) Jus de 1/2 citron…
  • Porridge
    Porridge is a great staple in my diet as it is cheap to make and it is very filling! It makes for a great pre or post-workout meal! You can…
  • Protein Pancakes
    Protein pancakes are great as a breakfast or brunch option when you have a little more time in the mornings. I love these before or after a workout or even…
  • Pumpkin Spiced Bread
    This pumpkin spiced bread is based on Amy’s Healthy Baking recipe and it was so easy to make. It tastes absolutely delicious. This loaf is perfect at any time of…
  • Frozen YogurtPumpkin Spiced Frozen Yoghurt
    Follow my blog with Bloglovin We all know my obsession with squash and pumpkin as well as my love for ice cream and frozen yoghurt… so why not combine both?…
  • Jérémy ChocolatePure Indulgence with Jérémy Ramsauer's Decadent Chocolate
    Mother’s Day and Easter are just around the corner and there is no better way than to celebrate but with a box of melt in your mouth, delicious chocolates by…
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  • Riviera Street Food Festival
    A few weeks ago, at the end of May, I attended the first event of the Street Food Festival 2017, in Vevey. Over 400 metres of various food vendors, local…
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  • Sapori Ticino presents: "World Cuisines" - A World-Class Gourmet Festival
    We are delighted to announce that The 12th edition of S.Pellegrino Sapori Ticino has been launched . This event consists of: 20 top gourmet events in stunning locations in Switzerland,…
  • Sapori Ticino presents: "World Cuisines" - A World-Class Gourmet Festival
    We are delighted to announce that The 12th edition of S.Pellegrino Sapori Ticino has been launched . This event consists of: 20 top gourmet events in stunning locations in Switzerland,…
  • Shakshuka
    If you love spicy food then Shakshuka is for you! These baked eggs are so easy to make and are ideal for brunch, especially when served with pitas, sourdough bread…
  • shakshukaShakshuka
    La Shakshuka, aussi appelé oeuf à l’israélienne est un plat terriblement simple, bien équilibré et savoureux.  Cette recette, devenue très populaire, peut être servie pour un brunch en famille ou…
  • Smoothie Bowl
    Turn your favourite banana and berry breakfast drink into a delicious smoothie bowl in minutes!   Makes 1 Ingredients 1 scoop vanilla whey protein 84g frozen banana  2 handfuls of…
  • Spiced Butternut Squash & Coconut Milk Soup
    I never actually posted the recipe I had featured in Bad Hunter Restaurant in Lausanne. I have been asked a million times how to recreate it at home and so…
  • Spiced Sweet Potato Hash Browns
    For breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner, this dish is made to be versatile to suit all hours of the day. Get creative with your toppings! Serves 2 Ingredients 2 medium…
  • Summer Berry Oat Crumble
    This dessert is quick, simple and ideal for a dinner party this Summer. This dish is vegan friendly, free from refined sugar and can also be gluten free if you…
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  • Thai Salmon & Coconut Soup
    The perfect soup (even if you aren’t a fan of soups !) It is zesty, spicy and full of those Thai flavours. My favourite quick meal to make on a…
  • Thailand - Ao Nang
    I left cold Switzerland on a Thursday evening after a miserable and cold week to land in Krabi airport, Ao Nang, Thailand on Friday night at 10pm, greeted by the…
  • Thailande - Ao Nang
    I left cold Switzerland on a Thursday evening after a miserable and cold week to land in Krabi airport on Friday night at 10pm, greeted by the warm tropical heat.…
  • The Art of the Picnic at The Royal Savoy Hotel & Spa
    Summer Time in The Royal Gardens It won’t just be teddy bears having a picnic this Summer thanks to Royal Savoy Hotel & Spa. They are offering you the opportunity…
  • The Golden Cook Semi-Final Recipe
    This past October, I was able to attend the Cuisinier D’Or or the Golden Cook Semi-Final in the Glatt in Wallisellen. The bustling centre really added to the energy of…
  • The Healthiest Salmon Poké BowlThe Healthiest Salmon Poké Bowl
    I am going to share my version of The Healthiest Salmon Poké Bowl below and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. I recently discovered the deliciousness…
  • The Lausanne Palace: Niçoise-Style Market Brunch
    Last weekend, I enjoyed a slice of the Côte d’Azur right here, in the centre of Lausanne. We escaped the blistering cold Winter Saturday to enjoy a morning at The…
  • The Perfect Weekend in Amsterdam
    One of the main advantages of living in Switzerland, is being within 1-3 hours of most European cities. I chose Amsterdam this time as it had been years since my…
  • The Perfect Weekend In Amsterdam
    One of the main advantages of living in Switzerland, is being within 1-3 hours of most European cities. I chose Amsterdam this time as it had been years since my…
  • Top 10 Must-Do Winter Activities in Montreux
    The city of Montreux renowned for it’s iconic Music festival, The Montreux Jazz Festival and its annual Christmas Market, actually offers a whole lot more than that. Settled at the…
  • Turkey Chili
    Serves 5/6 750 gr of minced turkey 900 gr of tinned tomatoes 1 beef stock cube 1 chopped onion 1 garlic clove 1 tbsp of tomato purée 1 red or…
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  • Une petite "Pearl" à Lausanne
    QUELLE BELLE DECOUVERTE !  En passant le portillon, j’ai toute de suite été conquise. Belle décoration, magnifique vue (j’adore voir Lausanne sous différents angles) et un très bon accueil. A…
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  • Valentine's Day Menu for 2
    Valentine’s. You either love it, or you don’t. Fact is, whatever your sentiment, there is absolutely no way around it: every shop, every hotel, every bar and every restaurant puts on…
  • Vegan Christmas Recipes
    Recently, I was invited to the Ecole Hôtelière of Lausanne (EHL) to learn about various vegan recipes I could make this Christmas. I know what some of you may be…
  • Veuve Clicquot Rich Collection
    Veuve Clicquot Rich - The Only Cocktail You Should Be Having This Summer
  • Vine Leaves
    I highly recommend Miriel’s recipe for these stuffed vine leaves. I never really tasted fresh homemade ones and I can honestly say, they do not compare to the ones from…
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  • w verbierW Verbier: When A Hungry Blonde Meets Michelin Star Chef Sergi Arola
    When the W Verbier contacted me about joining them for a Meet & Greet with the super talented and World-renowned Michelin Star Chef Sergi Arola, I quite literally changed my…
  • What is Intuitive Nutrition? My views...
    So what is the fuss with Intuitive Nutrition? A few weeks ago, I attended a Intuitive Nutrition workshop run by Eat With Johanie in Lausanne. I had a fairly good…
  • Wholewheat pittas
    I love learning something new and then being able to recreate it in my own home. I don’t think I will ever go back to store bought pita bread now…
  • Wild Garlic Pesto
    This Wild Garlic Pesto is delicious and this version was incorporated into a Fooby (click for the French version). Add pesto to your salmon as I did, have it with pasta,…
  • Pear PorridgeWinter Roasted Pear Porridge
    There is nothing better than enjoying a steaming bowl of comforting porridge on a cold Winter’s morning. I love this version with roasted pears as the soft sweet texture of…
  • Winter Wonderland Salad
    Ingredients: 1/2 medium squash 1 tbsp of olive oil 1 packet of baby spinach leaves 4 tbsp of dried cranberries 5-6 crushed pecans feta Salt & pepper Dressing – Maple…
  • Wraps au Saumon, Paprika & Citron avec mon Délicieux Guacamole
    Pour 2-3 personnes 2 cuillère à café de paprika fumé (J’ai sélectionné Las Hermanas Sweet Smoked Parika) 1 cuillère à café de poudre d’ail 1 cuillère à café de poudre…
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  • PorridgeZesty Blood Orange Oatmeal
    Enjoy this Zesty Blood Orange Oatmeal this morning. The added freshness from this citrus fruit, really brightens up this morning staple. It really is a delicious way to start your…
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