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Gyozas au poulet et gingembre

Je l’avoue, j’ai acheté de la pâte à gyozas toute prête, car cela prend un peu de temps de les façonner rien qu’en faisant la farce…! Mais je vous donne quand même la recette complète si vous voulez vous lancer dans la confection intégrale :

PÂTE (pour environ 25 pièces)
– 240g de farine de blé T45
– 3g de sel
– 130g d’eau chaude

Mélangez le sel dans l’eau puis ajoutez-la dans la farine doucement, jusqu’à avoir une pâte homogène. Pétrissez la pâte à la main pendant 5 minutes au moins et réservez au frais pendant 1 h. Etalez votre pâte au laminoir ou avec un rouleau à pâtisserie, puis découpez des ronds avec un verre, recouvrir de farine.

FARCE
– environ 200g de poitrine de poulet (vous pouvez aussi mixer avec du porc)
– 1 gros morceau de gingembre frais
– 1 morceau de poireau ou de ciboule
– quelques feuilles de chou chinois
– 1 càs de sauce soja
– 1 càs d’huile de sesame
– 1 càs de mirin

1. Hachez le poulet au robot avec le gingembre et chou. Dans un bol, ajoutez le poireau ou ciboule finement découpé, salez et poivrez.
2. Ajoutez les sauces. Pour le façonnage, regardez ma petite vidéo , à l’aide d’un peu d’eau pour coller. Ce n’est pas la technique traditionnelle mais j’aime bien ce pliage. Essayez de bien serrer autour de la farce.
3. Ensuite, vous pouvez les cuire dans un bouillon citronnelle par exemple, ou dans une poêle. Pour cela, il faut les faire revenir dans l’huile pour les dorer, et ensuite versez un peu d’eau dans la poêle, couvrez immédiatement pour qu’ils finissent de cuire à la vapeur.

 


Jerusalem artichoke salad

I had tasted a salad that looked like this at Liza and I wanted to re-interpret it in my own way as it had pleased me quite much. I love that little taste of hazelnut / artichoke and it changes from classic potatoes salads.

Ingredients

– a dozen Jerusalem artichokes
– fresh dill
– 1 lemon
– olive oil
– a handful of roasted buckwheat seeds

Recipe
1. Steam the Jerusalem artichokes cut in thick strips for about 6 minutes, they must be quite firm.
2. In a bowl, mix a drizzle of olive oil, lemon juice, chopped fresh dill, grilled buckwheat.
3. Add the Jerusalem artichokes, and salt and pepper.

You can also ccok the raw Jerusalem artichoke, cut very thinly into strips, if you let it marinate well in oil and lots of lemon juice, it’s delicious.


Zucchini and peanuts rice noodles

Ingredients (for 2)

– 1 zucchini and 1 eggplant if it is the season, or at the moment fresh green peas
– some mushrooms or shiitake
– 1 clove of garlic
– sesame oil
– soya sauce
– a handful of peanuts (if possible unsalted)
– 1 piece of fresh ginger
– a few sprigs of fresh coriander

1. Brown the diced eggplant with oil and garlic.
2. Once cooked, add the zucchini cut into rectangles and the mushrooms or shiitake in strips. If you are using peas, blanch them very quickly in water and brown them quickly with the garlic to keep them crispy.
3. Grill your peanuts in another pan.
3. Cook your rice vermicelli then mix everything together with a little soy sauce, sesame oil, grated ginger, roasted peanuts and fresh coriander.


Shouk

Shouk is one of my favorite places in Paris. I have a particular attachment for Israeli food, having lived 4 years in Tel Aviv during my teenage years. In this spacious bright room with marbled tables, I find all the comforting flavors of this Mediterranean cuisine that I love so much. I can even say with fervor that everything you can taste at Shouk is as good – if not better – than in Israel. The pitas are perfectly soft, whether it’s the surprise of the day or filled with grilled halloumi – my favorite. We do not know what to choose between the naked, melting and deliciously smoked eggplant, beetroot out of the ashes and horseradish yogurt, or the traditional hummus, pickles, zucchini, so we take it all. It’s not only the pleasure of vegetarians, don’t worry, while you sip your lemon mint lemonade you can hesitate between a grilled kebab, chicken skewers, a soft lamb shoulder and finally let yourself be conquered by this perfect grilled octopus. The chef  Yaron Vaknin brilliantly combines French perfection of cooking and the explosion of Mediterranean flavors – a candied lemon here, some fresh mint there. Keep some room for desserts that are to die for, whether it’s the whipped cream cookie with mahleb or the knafé – angel hair and yogurt ice cream, cardamom syrup, and homemade marmalade.

Shouk
Rue de Lancry 59
75010 Paris
France

Open for lunch and dinner every day except Monday


Odette l’auberge urbaine

Oh quelle longue absence…! Je fête mon retour en ce temps hivernal avec une très jolie adresse dans le coeur de Paris qui saura réchauffer vos petits coeurs. Odette est le restaurant de l’hôtel 5 étoiles Maison Albar, un bel écrin lumineux et moderne, voûtes en bois découpé et détails cuivrés, dont la carte est signée de la Maison Rostang – du grand Michel Rostang, chef 2 étoiles.
Je viens tester le menu des fêtes de fin d’année : pour une entrée en matière, un crémeux de betterave et son crumble de parmesan gourmand, suivi d’un carpaccio fondant de saint Jacques aux agrumes et citron caviar, des étoiles dans les yeux pour un foie gras poêlé et ses mangues juteuses, ou une tendresse rare d’un chevreuil accompagné de chou et de céleri. Je vous laisse la surprise pour la fin…

Menu à 85€ par personne
Servis au dîner entre le 20 décembre et le 2 janvier
ainsi qu’au déjeuner le 25 décembre et le 1er janvier

Odette L’Auberge Urbaine
23/25 Rue du Pont Neuf
75001 Paris

Jetez un oeil au menu ici 


10 ways to reduce waste !

If you want to be more eco-responsible in your everyday life, but you don’t know where to start, here are 10 easy tips to get you started!

1. Buy in bulk

Many organic stores already offer to buy in bulk to avoid plastic packaging and food waste. I particularly like The Naked Shop, with tailor-made dispensers: shampoo, soap, laundry, dishwashing liquid, cleansers… Everything is self-service, just badger a card and fill a glass bottle (a returnable bottle available in two sizes). Even raw materials can be purchased for the creation of your home care products and cosmetics.

The Naked Shop
75, rue Oberkampf
Paris 75011

If you don’t live in Paris, you can also find all the stores that sell in bulk around the world on the site Consovrac.

After your shopping, you can store everything in pretty jars.

1. Glass and cork jar / Ikea / 14,90€
2. Mason Jar / Le Comptoir Americain / 8,90€
3. Ceramic jars / Maisons du Monde / 25,98€

2. Ban plastic bags

Fortunately we see less plastic bags than before but they are still there and keep destroying our oceans… To shop, let’s take our cotton tote bag, pretty or wicker basket, and opt for natural and sustainable materials, rather than polluting plastics. Whether you are more mini basket or maxi totebag, there is something for everyone! And we can push the exercise further by focusing on eco-friendly brands like Matt & NatEllen & James, or e-shop Natifs..

1.Handmade straw bag / Soeur / 95€
2.Cotton totebag / Monoprix / 19,99€
3.Jute basket / Emoi Emoi / 55€
4.Natural shopper bag / Zara / 29,95€
5.Paper shopper bag / Zara / 29,95€
6.Leather shopper bag/ Zara / 99,95€ 

3. Make your own compost

Green waste represents 30% of our waste and can reach up to several million tonnes per year for a country like ours. The benefits of compost are numerous: not only is our waste recycled, but it can be used as a natural fertilizer for our plants. There are several types of compost adapted to your desires and means:

1.Bamboo compost bin / Maisons du Monde / 27,99€
2.Lombricomposteur / Cityworms / 79€
3.Compost bin / Joseph Joseph / 24,99€

4. Change from disposable to durable

Whether for tableware or everyday products, we think sustainable: we replace cotton swabs with the earwig, plastic toothbrushes with wooden or bamboo toothbrushes, disposable cotton with washable cotton… And if you go on picnic, forget about plastic plates and bottles, and buy a nice well equipped basket!

1.Bamboo straws / Cookut / 14,90€
2.Bamboo toothbrush / Smiloh / 7,90€
3.Makeup removers cotton / Clarange / 29€
4.Picnic basket/ Natures et Découvertes / 149€
5.Aluminium bottle / Grand Tétras / 39€

5. Repair broken objects instead of throwing them away

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "objets casses"

I recently discovered the Murfy website that I found really great. I used their services for my cook who was down, and the service is very responsive – you can make an appointment overnight in any time slot – and it costs only 75€.

6. Ban aluminum foil and plastic film

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You can use a cloth cover to cover your salad bowls. You will find a tutorial here to make one yourself here, or if you are not very manual, you will find on Etsy.

7. Make your own cleaning products (and cosmetics)

Coffee DIY Body Scrub

Not only will you save money, but you will also avoid questionable compositions of many industrial products, filled with chemicals and endocrine disruptors, harmful to our health and the planet. You will find many recipes of toothpaste, lip balm, hair masks on the site Bio à la Une, or this stain remover on the super ecological site made by my good friend Leila, En Vert et Contre Tout.

For example, you can recycle your coffee grounds to make a body scrub (2 spoons of coffee grounds mixed with 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil such as coconut, olive, almond, jojoba,…).

For dishwashing liquid, all you need is:

– 0.5 L of water
– 50g of Marseille soap flakes (can be mixed with liquid black soap)
– 1cc of baking soda
– 1 tablespoon white vinegar
– 1s of soda crystals
– 10 drops of lemon essential oil

Bring the water to a boil and add the grated soap until it becomes liquid. Out of fire, add the baking soda, then the white vinegar, soda crystals and lemon essential oil. Mix everything and let cool one night. Mix again and pour into a suitable bottle.

8. Change the way your drink coffee

Yes, let’s avoid machines…! You better favor an Italian or piston coffee maker that does not produce waste. For capsule systems, if you do not want to get rid of your machine, there are biodegradable capsules, which I told you about in this article or here. You can also drink an organic and fairetrade coffee, certainly a little more expensive, but that will sustain lives small producers and preserve our planet.

1.Biodegradable capsules / Cap Mundo / 3,50€
2.Piston coffee maker / Bodum / 47,95€
3.Filter coffee maker / Kinto / 200€
4.Filter coffee maker/ Chemex / 43€
5.Ethiopian H3 bio coffee / Terres de café / 11,50€

9. Sort corks

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "bouchon liege"

Cork is transformed into ecological insulation for homes. We put aside our corks and we can leave them in collection points!

10. Switch to sustainable kitchen utensils

Les découvertes de la semaine sur Pinterest #2 – Au coin des rues

It is thought to replace the towel all with tea towels, paper towels by napkins, …

As for sponges that we tend to throw regularly, we can even replace them with washable sponges! You can even create your own tawashi, a Japanese concept of sponge knitted from recycled rags, tutorial here or here.

I hope you liked this article and that it will be useful for you, it took me a while to write :-)
For other tips, you can also read the pretty blog Bloomers, and most importantly, do not hesitate to share yours in comments here, on Instagram or on Facebook!