Last Friday we had friends over for dinner. Real foodie friends who love wine, love France and with whom we can have the most interesting of conversations. I made a simple six course French style dinner, we played old records and drank a little too much wine. Before we realized it, the clock said it was 3:30 AM — a very good sign, but boy did I (we!) pay for it the next day! No Saturday lunch at a nice restaurant, no wine. Only rest, rest, more rest and some green juice thrown in for good measure.
I take comfort in knowing I’m pretty much a saint most of the time. Well, if you don’t count the fact that I do enjoy wine and refuse to believe it’s bad for me, in moderation. And to me, moderation usually involves a glass of wine with dinner, unless I’m detoxing my liver — like I am now. The same goes for sugar. If I want to bake a rich dessert once in a while or add sugar to my one cappuccino on Saturday, I do!
I started eating a mostly organic diet about four months ago, and recently, I turned it up a notch by making the switch to organic makeup, toiletries and household products. Luckily, I found a great company called BioAmable here in the Netherlands (PS: not a soul paid me to say this) that offers a huge line of organic/natural/green products. Ordering from them is always a joy. Everything is described in detail, and I get the coolest samples and even a handwritten thank-you card with each order. Fabulous service!
I know, what the heck is all of this beauty talk doing on the blog of a France loving food blogger?!?! Well, I suppose I just wanted to share my new passion for organic beauty products with you, one that blossomed from a new passion for organic food.
And because I know you want a recipe, I am going to share a cookie recipe I recently came across thanks to Dr. Josh Axe. If you haven’t heard of him, go check out his website — fantatstic source of information about health! The recipe was posted on his Facebook page and comes from the Food Matters blog. Imagine making a cookie with only four ingredients and no sugar or butter! I must admit I was a bit concerned about the taste, but they’re really nice! I will be adding some dark chocolate next time, or perhaps some dried apple and cinnamon. I didn’t make 8-10 cookies like the recipe says though, but six large ones. You can find the recipe here.