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This is possibly the most exciting thing to hit Paris all year. Bérénice Leconte, formerly chef pâtissière at Gentle Gourmet (remember those incredible vegan macarons?) has just opened up her very own vegan pâtisserie Mecca. This project has been a year and an Ulule campaign in the making, and Ann and I have been champing at the bit, ...

It’s officially summer… solstice-wise and, finally, weather-wise in Paris. This side of three days ago we were surfing a veritable monsoon, tilting our heads to the sky, pleading in faux sobs, “Why, God? Why!?” But now everything’s cool (or hot?) and we can finally focus our attention on more important things… like summer vacations. Which, ...

Recently, Ann and I went to see the forward-thinking documentary Demain. It highlights individuals and groups around the world who are thinking up innovative solutions to the ecological problems we face, and exploring ways to develop economic strength in local communities. It was inspiring to see examples of successful urban farming, the widespread adoption of a plant-based diet, and thriving local currencies (such as the Totnes pound – making ...

One of my core desired feelings (what’s this?) is jubilance. Hence seeking out circumstances and experiences that foster joy and happiness is a major priority for me. And this idea of jubilance is even more, it’s like… happiness jumping. And I like jumping… Danielle Laporte, the creator of this concept of “core desired feelings,” is fabulous woman, author, ...

Or, the case for not getting duped. You’ll have noticed that the Internet is awash with New Year miracle detox plans right now. The detox industry is very sneaky at highjacking our heartfelt motivation for a New Year health kick in order to make a quick buck. It doesn’t have our longterm wellbeing in mind. A lot of bogus ...

I have to be honest with you… This recipe was a total accident. A beautiful and delicious one, but an accident never the less. See, I had recently stumbled upon some organic frozen mushrooms at Welcome Bio near Bastille… which inspired all sorts of culinary thoughts. So today I share with you the recipe that ...

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Head’s up – there’s a green revolution a-brewing in Paris and it wants you to eat cruciferous vegetables for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Don’t mind if I do!  When I first arrived in Paris ten years ago, there was still a serious lack of options for vegetarians. Frustrating for me, you’d think? Meh… not really. I never actually noticed ...

Ann and I are obviously all about avoiding pesticides and supporting local agriculture, but we also recognise that it’s not always easy or affordable to go 100% organic. This is where the Dirty Dozen comes in – it’s a list of the fruits and veggies that really take the pesticide hit. To be honest, until recently I’d ...

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