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Homemade Body Butter

Every year I think about what I’ll make this time as Christmas gifts. Ever since I can remember I like to offer a few homemade goodies to my family and friends. I love taking that extra-time to give a little bit of myself to others. Once I believe in a natural...

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Roasted Grapes on Toast

I love love grapes. Their sweeteness and crunch is addictive to me and I think I love them all the ways. No doubt though, one of my favourite methods is to roast them until perfectly pumped and caramelized. Add them to toast and something salty and… SCORE!...

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Good Deeds Advent Calendar

Today I share another suggestion for a advent calendar, very easy to do and perfect to live this tradition with the youngest. A calendar of good deeds suggests that each day until Christmas we take the suggested challenge. We can choose what we want, what makes sense...

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Hanging Advent Calendar

Since I was little I love the tradition of advent calendars. The days of waiting until Christmas, a little chocolate a day accompanied by a teaching, a story, or some explanation about the season we are living. This time of year warms my heart like no other. For me it...

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Curry Kale Chips

I’ve been making kale chips for years and every now and again I like to change up the flavours a little bit. This time I added curry powder and YUM they tasted so good! You can add almost literally any flavour. I love the “cheeziness” of nutritional...

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Olive Oil Butter

One ingredient I connect with warm Autumny days is butter. Smothered on freshly made toast, used to sautée some mushrooms or to finish a dish for added creaminess and richness. YUM! It is something I don’t have as much of these days, so I want to share with you...

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Adaptogenic Pink Latte

So, it’s official – at least in sunny Lisbon – Autumn has finally arrived. Cloudy days, rainy mornings, leaves everywhere, shorter afternoons and that cold crisp breeze are all here to stay. Cold season is not my favourite but, with that said, there...

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Wellness

Happy Cooking | Please Consider Playlist

Here I am sharing another playlist with you guys. I get a few questions on the tunes I listen to on Instagram so, if you like them, start by following me on Spotify! My username is @joanamlimao.     This was the first playlist I started to put together, years ago. It...

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Roast Tomato Chickpea Pasta

End of Summer vibes, for me, is all about using up the last tomatoes, ripe to their finest, and cooking them with everything and anything. Just sliced, sprinkled with sea salt and drizzled with olive oil? Perfection. Added to a fresh salad? Delicious. Blended into a...

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Olive Oil Cornbread

I’ve always wanted to have the traditional Southern American style Cornbread recipe. Rich and decadent, the original recipe usually asks for ingredients I don’t tipically use in my kitchen, so I decided to develop a healthier version, with whole flours and...

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Chia Pudding for the Week

As soon as I got home from my Summer vacations, I started batch cooking for the week: chopped fresh veggies, made a simple hearty soup, breakfast bars, granola, cooked millet, avocado cream… and this Chia Pudding of course! I believe in meal prepping as a...

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Cucumber and Melon Cold Soup

I love cold soups in the Summer. In our home, as a little girl, we always used all the ripe tomatoes to make either Gazpacho or cold tomato soup, that we garnished with egg crumbs, croutons and chopped herbs. A few years ago, I started to travel and try other recipes...

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Mushroom Ceviche

Whenever I make this recipe, most people get confused because I serve them raw mushrooms. “Can you eat them raw?”, “aren’t they dangerous?” are the most common questions. YES, you can eat them raw and no, they are not dangerous. In fact,...

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Two-Ingredient Raspberry Smoothie

For the real deal raspberry lovers like me, I created this super simple, two-ingredient smoothie bowl! I’m not even sure I can call it a recipe but I needed to share this one with you guys! The “secret” ingredient is young coconut meat, that makes...

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Chocolate Chip Chai Ice Cream

So… Let’s just say that Summer in Portugal has been a little shy this year. We’ve had cold, rain and crazy winds ever since I can remember now. If, by any chance, you don’t know Portugal, let me just tell you we are known for having +320 days...

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Mindset Immersion | Bali, Indonesia

Bali is Peace. Bali is going without expectations and coming back with a full heart. It’s the smiles of those who live there, the kindness of a people who could be greedy and opportunistic. But that is not. Bali is a retreat by itself. It is crossing half world...

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The Easiest Savoury Crackers

These are, without a doubt, my favourite type of savoury crackers: slightly salty, scrumptiously crumbling, easily adaptable and quick to make. They always make me think of Liz, my dear friend who taught me the basic recipe. She is from central England and loves a...

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Honeysuckle Summer Drink

When I was a little girl, in school, I spent sooo many hours during recess picking “honey flowers”, separating the end of the flower to get to a thin little style from where, literally, dropped a drop of a sweet and floral nectar, that I loved so much and...

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