More and more people are beginning to worry about a healthy and balanced diet. Right here in this space, I try to suggest recipes and useful tips for those of you who want to achieve a better lifestyle through food and exercise. Browsing the internet, I came across this website, Gourmande In The Kitchen, which explores the pleasures of gluten-free recipes, avoiding refined sugar and processed ingredients.

A gourmand is a person who enjoys good food and drink, and eats with passion.  Sylvie, the owner of the website, believes that all these features can be combined with a healthy diet that is easy to maintain.

Most recipes are simple, and they do not require a huge number of ingredients: the emphasis is on freshness. The cauliflower tabbouleh is divine, a great dish to prepare at night and take to work for lunch the next day. I can’t wait to try the noodles with cucumber and asparagus. Of course, we could not leave out the desserts: extremely varied recipes using chocolate and fruit, all of them gluten-free and lactose-free.

Now I must go and tend to my chocolate pie that doesn’t have to go in the oven. 

Kisses and ‘Bon Appétit’!