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Sarah’s carob’s.

I just love Sarah Britton’s food blog and I really wanted to share a new fact of hers with you. Specially since I just spent a week on Ibiza where I happened to discuss what to do with this curious thing called carob.

Carob is not Chocolate

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When Sarah started eating more healthfully, she was introduced to carob as being a caffeine-free, high-fiber, nutrient-rich alternative to chocolate. In truth, it is all of those things, but um, sorry…it’s nothing like chocolate. So for years, she scorned carob as the unsexy imposter that seemed to lurk in vegan baked goods pretending to be something it so clearly was not.

Years later, she decided to wipe the slate clean and give carob another shot. After baking with it, making warming winter beverages, and adding it to smoothies, she had a breakthrough: carob is carob. And in its own special way, it is delicious. Malty, earthy, sweet and caramel-y, carob can be many things, just not chocolate. And how it ever got peer-pressured into being something other than what it is, is beyond her. Once she started appreciating carob just for being its amazing and tasty self, well everything changed.

Read more and get the recipe here!

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Terrasses.

Les Terrasses is a place where styles are forgotten, a spirit where ordinary rub elbows with extraordinary, a place where French elegance meets boho chic. A laidback bolthole, with 12 beautifully styled rooms and a sociable, arty atmosphere.

As you drive from Ibiza Town to Santa Eularia, you pass a big Yves Klein blue stone on the side of the road. This is the incongruous marker for Les Terrasses, and it sets the scene for an extraordinary place. One of the first finca hotels on Ibiza, French owner Francoise opened her doors in 1987, bringing a massive dose of Ab-Fab bonhomie to the island – and it is still unique. Here, the cliché about being a friend rather than a guest is true: you’re immediately swept up in the joie de vivre of the place, and it feels more guesthouse than hotel.

A favourite for fashion shoots, the white sugar-cube buildings are surrounded by greenery and staggered up a slope. Orange and lemon trees are everywhere, pink bougainvillea climbs the walls and vast cacti dominate flowerbeds. Inside, the 12 rooms are simply elegant: whitewashed throughout, with mini chandeliers. Overall it’s charming, quirky and cool – like Francoise herself.

A must-do is the Tuesday night couscous night, a Morrocan delight with the French touch of Francoise.

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La Paloma.

If you ever decide to go to Ibiza here is a must-do: go for breakfast or lunch to La Paloma and go back for a romantic dinner as well as they have different owners and therefor changing menu’s during day and night time!

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Passion.

Passion café is a juice and superfood smoothie bar and café in Ibiza. They opened as a juice bar with a few sandwiches, salads and homemade cakes, but nowadays have grown into a complex juice and superfood smoothies bar and café serving an award winning breakfast, deli sandwiches, innovative salads, homemade cakes and desserts, gourmet burgers, wraps, delicious pasta and so much more… The list is endless!

It is not a vegetarian café but their focus is very much on vegetarian, vegan, macrobiotic and raw food dishes including raw desserts, including homemade raw nut milks and raw ice creams.

The Passion café philosophy is good, natural, wholesome food using the best quality ingredients they can find. Their food is unadulterated and unadorned. Sourcing locally grown food as much as they can and going organic whenever possible.

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Experimental Beach.

The best beach cocktail bar on the island Experimental Beach is open all day long, serving signature creations courtesy of the bartenders behind Experimental Cocktail Club in Paris & London. Expect ECC sytle drinks with summer twist including great tunes and the casual Ibiza sunkiss!

PS don’t forget to have a good lunch here..

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Babylon.

At Babylon Beachclub you can recline on sun beds, overlooking the Mediterranean or happily sit in the shade of the Chiringuito relishing a seasonal menu of fresh produce sourced from Babylon’s own organic farm. Enter through towering bronzed doors to the tented Restaurant. Children laugh with delight in the enclosed eco adventure playground, where they can play to their hearts content allowing everyone else to take in a deep breath and relax.

Serving a seasonal menu and daily specials sourced directly from Babylon’s own farm. Ca’n Pere Mussona is Ibiza’s first certified ecological livestock farm. Babylon Beach sources the majority of the menu’s fresh produce from this collaborative project. The farm is dedicated to animal welfare and provides a clean and healthy life for all the animals in its care. Ca’n Pere Mussona works closely with the University of Cordoba on a unique breeding program designed to regenerate endangered breeds native to the Balearic Islands. Its pristine farm kitchen and vegetable garden provides a tranquil and inspiring environment for Babylon’s chefs to create, invent and test their dishes.

At Babylon they are very happy to cook many items from their menu in a wonderful Inka oven. A combination of both grill and oven in one, which works with charcoal and wood, sealing, smoking, grilling and roasting at high temperature which allows their chef to grill and roast without baking the food. The result is a best described as delicious, with a unique texture and juiciness. Using 40% less charcoal consumption that a usual grill this eco friendly oven is enclosed therefore reducing the flames and prevents the food drying or burning. Love this place!

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