Archive | November, 2015

I love granola!

23 Nov

my granola I never ate granola before January 2015 when I discovered 1111granola in melbourne. It was so good that my stock lasted less than a month. Then I started to hunt granola in Parisian supermarkets but never found the right one (in France, we have mostly muesli not granola and it’s not the same). So I bought it abroad while traveling.

My colleague, who studied at UCLA, told me it was super easy to cook and dared me to try …

I’m good at eating but not really at cooking … so I gave it a try!

The last granola I ate was peanut butter and nuts so let’s go for homemade peanut butter and nuts ganola.

I found a super easy recipe and try to gather the ingredients.

Here’s the list:

  • Peanut butter, 1/2 cup
  • Maple syrup, 1/2 cup
  • Oatmeal, 4 cups
  • Cinnamon powder, 2 tiny pinches
  • Mix of nuts, 3 handfuls
  • Raisins, whatever you want

And the instructions are easy to follow (even for me),

  • Mix the peanut butter and maple syrup and put it for 30 seconds in the microwave
  • Stir and make a beautiful paste
  • Pour the oatmeal and stir to make it homogeneous
  • Put the cinnamon powder in and stir
  • Put the nuts in and stir

… Basically if you can stir, you will make it!

my granola

DON’T put the raisins in, don’t or they will dry, get black and basically melt and burned … and we don’t want that … I did during my first attempt so I prefer to share the info before you try it too …

  • Preheat the oven to 210C/410F
  • Spread the mix on waxed paper … I don’t have any so I put it in my silicone baking pan in the shape of a star …
  • Then when the oven is ready, turn down the heat to 180C/156F and let it cook  for 12 minutes.

And here it is! I have a full week stock of granola read to dive in my chia pudding every morning !!

If I can do it, so can you!

My emergency kit during this trouble period

19 Nov

survival kit for urban people1. Communication
Data don’t go through when you are in crowded areas, calls don’t go through. The best is to send texts. They always go through even with a tiny little signal.

If you have an iPhone, make sure to switch to send texts instead of IM (IM means data).

Go to Settings > Messages and turn the IM option off.

2. Flashlight
Don’t forget you have a flashlight on your iPhone available straight from the home screen. I have an extra flashlight from Surefire.

3. Food
Have a snack in your bag (jerky, bar, …), something that has a long due date. I go for the Healthy Warrior energy bar.

4. Drink
Bring a bottle of water with you. I carry every day my Klean Kanteen (dishwasher safe).

5. Rope
I wear my survival bracelet, as you never know. Having a rope can be useful to close a door, tie a bad guy down … You never know. I wear my Survival Strap.

6. Extra battery
Add battery life to you smartphone.

7. Exit
Don’t panic, stay close to exits to be out as fast as possible if anything happens.

8. ID
Don’t forget to carry your ID with you! Mine is protected by my Trayvax wallet.

I hope those advises won’t be helpful for you because you won’t face emergency situation.

Stay calm and safe!

I want a Trayvax!

16 Nov

Trayvax walletI want a Trayvax wallet because

It’s strong, very strong … military-grade strong

  • Not only strong but also RFID-blocking thanks to its aluminium and steel panels
  • Strong and light
  • Strong and handy thanks to its grommet to secure it safely with a karabiner
  • Strong and expandable from 4 to 10 cards (up to 12-14 with upgrade strap)
  • You can also tuck 4 notes insideTrayvax wallet

And cherry on the cake, it’s also a bag-carrier and a bottle opener!!!

Price of the Trayvax, from $29,99, $39,99 for the Cerakote finish and $79,99 for the leather edition.

More info

Ps: it’s made in USA and it will be my next review on Chase It, the Show!
Thanks @ChuckV and @Trayvax

Chase It, the Show! Episode 2, all about chia seeds!

5 Nov

ChaseIt_BC_rectoThanks for coming back to Chase It, the Show episode 2!

In this episode, I’ll walk you through the mystery of chia seeds from the seeds and its superpower, to recipe from a world well-known pastry chef to health info from our in-house doctor.

Thank you

  • @pierrickboyer, the famous pastry chef from Melbourne, for your great chia pudding recipe
  • JB from @espconsulting13, for your healthy comments
  • Philippe Swan for the great music

and don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel

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