Francesca @ Seven Roses's

Posts

Spring moodboard + Spring lover’s kit

Spring moodboard + Spring lover’s kit

Hello my beautiful friends! Spring is the ideal time for fresh starts and embracing new activities and habits, setting new intentions and goals, and dedicating more time to yourself. But it’s also the beginning of festival season, going on adventures, spending more time outdoors and enjoying late sunsets. With time I’ve changed and Spring has become very dear to my heart. Here’s my Spring Moodboard to express how good Spring makes me feel, and a visual bucket list of things I want to do… Let me know in the comments what’s your favorite season, will you? And for all you Spring babes, here’s my Spring Lover’s essential kit to make...

Vegan Gluten-Free Caprese Chocolate Cake

Vegan Gluten-Free Caprese Chocolate Cake

This Vegan Gluten-Free Caprese Chocolate Cake is an egg-free, dairy-free, 1-bowl chocolate lover’s dream come true, And it only requires 7 ingredients, so easy to make! This cake is perfect to be eaten on a Spring afternoon with a cup of coffee or tea. Hello my beautiful friends! The first time I had this traditional Italian cake, I was at a nice place along the beach in Ostia, not far from Rome, on the first warm day of the year when you can sit on a terrace looking out at the sea, listening to the waves and the seagulls. Perhaps that’s why I associate it with Spring ♥ That day, I...

3 easy ways to incorporate Turmeric into your life

3 easy ways to incorporate Turmeric into your life

Hello my beautiful friends! Finding plants which grow naturally in our world and discovering their incredible healing properties, is truly thrilling, not only for us Vegans, wouldn’t you agree? Our favorite exotic spice right now is turmeric. If you are not from Southeast Asia, you may not have grown up hearing about or using turmeric. Or you may have noticed this striking spice both for its color and scent but not known what to do with it. Turmeric is actually the name of the plant whose underground stalks contain the edible ingredient of curcumin. Its various healing properties date back as far as the Middle Ages. This humble and vibrantly...

15 unique mugs for Cool Moms

15 unique mugs for Cool Moms

Hello my beautiful friends! If you’re looking for a Mother’s day gift for the cool mama in your life, then you NEED to check out this list of #keepinitreal mugs. Whether she’s into coffee, tea (or wine) ;-) whether she likes her coffee-to-go or in bed, I’m sure Mom will appreciate! Also, all these mugs have been designed by fellow artists so each purchase actually helps a small independent Artist ♥ 1. I Run On Coffee, Chaos & Cuss Words (Ultra Violet) by CreativeAngel – what keeps your cool mom fueled? 2. Badass Mom by TheTeeMachine. How to spot a real badass Mom? A badass stays true to herself, always....

Is Veganism impacting factory farming?

Is Veganism impacting factory farming?

Guest post by Craig Hello my beautiful friends! Today we have a special guest post by Craig, the editor of Green & Growing, a very interesting site that covers topics such as renewable energy, green living, sustainability and more. So welcome Craig as he shares with us an informative view of Veganism and its impact on factory farming. How Veganism Affects Factory Farming Factory farming is an animal rights issue that has gained increasing attention in recent years for its gruesome and horrific practices against farm animals in order to increase profit. Animal overcrowding in small, unsanitary spaces and genetic manipulation of the animals are some of the methods used...

The ultimate Easter & Springtime Vegan recipe collection

The ultimate Easter & Springtime Vegan recipe collection

Get those veggie quiches, chocolate eggs and pastel-colored carrot cakes ready, Easter is in just a few days! Hello my beautiful friends, Easter is in just a few days!!! :-O Today I share with you the ultimate Easter & Springtime Vegan recipe collection with the help of some fabulous fellow bloggers. These Vegan Easter recipes will help you find and choose the perfect dish that will impress your guests for your Spring feast, Easter brunch, Easter lunch, or Easter Monday picnic – a Vegan selection to bring back the most beloved memories or make new ones. Whether you’re looking for a meatless, healthier, plant-based option, a Vegan-friendly recipe or you...

Colcannon-inspired Vegan Potato soup

Colcannon-inspired Vegan Potato soup

A hearty Colcannon-inspired Vegan Potato Soup with loads of potatoes, leeks, onions, fresh spinach, cannellini beans and soy cream Hello my beautiful friends, recently on TV we heard that the average person in France consumes around 13 liters of soups per year, Fabien and I looked at each other, giggled and said “yeah, right, we probably have 13 liters per month!” :D I guess we do raise the national average by far. As you probably know by now, we have tons of soups in this house and I mostly just make my own recipes as I go. But when one really stands out I can’t help but write it down,...

Tips to switch to Sustainable Fashion

Sustainable Fashion

Guest post by Cassi Today I have a special guest post by Cassi, the creator of CuratedCassi, sharing with SevenRoses’ readers a very interesting post about Sustainable Fashion. So if you want to find out how to make more eco-friendily fashion choices, please welcome Cassi as she shares her simple tips on how to shop sustainably with us! The environmental movement has been picking up momentum in the past several years. In an effort to help the planet, people are turning to renewable energy, going zero-waste, and eating more eco-friendly diets. But did you know that your clothing could be ruining the environment? The fashion industry accounts for 8% of...

△ DIY: Succulent Terrarium Ideas △

△ DIY: Succulent Terrarium Ideas △

Hello my beautiful friends, did you know that last week we entered the last moon cycle of Winter? This is undoubtedly a time of awakening, we can see glimpses of it all around in nature, and I’m sure you can feel it, too. So for today’s post I thought I’d share with you a DIY Succulent Terrarium, an easy but great looking nature-themed DIY to kick-off this early Spring feeling. If you visited SevenRoses already, you know I’m all about easy boho DIYs to embellish your home, inspire your daily life and bring the outside in as much as possible. Succulent Terrariums will look great just about anywhere: on your...

Oven-baked celeriac cutlets (Vegan, no-oil)

celeriac cutlets

A cheap, delicious and easy Vegan celeriac cutlet recipe that can be baked in the oven or cooked in a pan Hello my beautiful friends! Today I want to share with you a super easy recipe that can become your go-to recipe for burger/sandwich night. These cutlets are so delicious and cheap that I’m sure you’ll love them once you try them. Celeriac happens to be the ugly duckling of your produce section. Even I never actually fancied it before moving to France. This weird-looking root vegetable costs around 1€/piece and considering they are pretty big and heavy, it’s one of the cheapest vegetables you can get, and you can...

20 daily Gratitude & Abundance Affirmations

20 daily Gratitude and Abundance Affirmations

20 daily Gratitude and Abundance Affirmations to start your journey to a more abundant, grateful life Hello my beautiful friends, today I thought I’d share with you something that has changed my life for the better in the past couple of years. Too often we get caught into our daily lives and start noticing only the negative aspects while overseeing all the good that our lives are filled with. For me, it all started with a “Yes, thank you” mantra during my morning bed-yoga mini routine (I talk about it in my Feel-good Summer morning routine if you want to read it). Adding these simple words to my days, as...

Pink Beet Creamy Soup ♥

Pink Beet Creamy Soup ♥

Don’t let the cute pink color fool you: this Pink Beet Creamy Soup is not only beautiful and perfect for Valentine’s Day; it is also a real power house when it comes to nutrition Hello my beautiful friends! As you can see the SevenRoses HQ are in full “Valentine’s Day” mode. You asked for it, and here it is: a pink, romantic yet totally healthy main dish that you can serve for a Valentine’s Day meal, but not only. As you must know by now, a healthy, comforting soup is one of my favorite things to cook all year long; not only are they easy to put together in large...

Vegan Crêpes party (Chandeleur)

Vegan Crêpes party

Hello my beautiful friends! Today in France and some other francophone countries we celebrate “La Chandeleur” (Candelmass). Originally Chandeleur (candlelight festival) was an ancient Pagan and Latin festivity – its etymology is festa candelarum, and it later became a Christian religious festival corresponding to the Presentation of Christ in the Temple. Chandeleur is celebrated exactly 40 days after Christmas. In France, Belgium and parts of Switzerland Chandeleur is still celebrated in some churches on February 2nd, although nowadays it’s best known as “the day of the crêpes”, which is a perfect excuse to eat savory and sweet crêpes as both the main course and dessert for a real Vegan Crêpes...

Split Pea and Spinach creamy soup (with benefits)

split pea soup

This creamy Split Pea and Spinach soup is an easy Vegan, healthy, yummy and comforting food. Hello my beautiful friends! The first time I shared with you a soup recipe I told you how I usually make my own soups: I through in the pot a bunch of good ingredients that according to me go well together, without really following recipes or rules. But when I revealed that we have soups at least once every week, all year long, more and more people have started asking for more soup recipes that are Vegan, healthy, yummy, easy and comforting. As a matter of fact, after years and years of soup-hate,  nowadays it...

Top 5 essential oils for Winter

Top 5 essential oils for Winter

Hello my beautiful friends! Today I want to talk more in depth about those essential oils that will help you to survive Winter without any of those “seasonal ills” like the cold, fever, flu and even S.A.D. aka the Winter Blues. I’ve been using essential oils for quite a few years now to fight off and soothe such ills – if you want to know which oils to use, just keep reading! My Top 5 essential oils for Winter Essential oils are very useful when it comes to soothe and even protect you from winter ailments such as colds, sore throats, coughs, sinusitis. How do they do it? Some essential...

Triple-layer cheesecake hearts ♥

triple-layered-cheesecake-hearts

These triple-layer cheesecake hearts are delicious, gluten-free, dairy-free desserts perfect for Valentine’s Day! Make them for your other half or just go ahead and make one for yourself ♥ Hello my beautiful friends! I dedicate these sweet treats to all of you, those in love, those looking for love and those that are fed up with love all together ;) The base for these cheesecakes is an Italian cake called “Caprese” which is not only totally delicious, but also traditionally gluten-free and Vegan: it’s made with just a few ingredients and it only needs almond meal as flour. You can now read the precise recipe here! This is also the...