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What inspired the creation of this cookbook?

This cookbook was inspired by the Scandinavian concept of hygge living, which emphasizes coziness, comfort and taking pleasure in simple moments.

Madeleine Arcand and Maxime Morin believe in the power of meals prepared with love and enjoyed at a leisurely pace, and they wanted to share their passion for slow living and slow food through a collection of seasonal recipes.

What can I expect from the recipes in this cookbook?

In this cookbook, you can expect a wide variety of pescetarian dishes inspired by Scandinavian cuisine.

From weekday meals with the family to gatherings with friends, the recipes are designed to be eco-friendly, nutritious and delicious.

You'll find everything from seasonally reinvented smørrebrød to crunchy salads, vegan meatballs, and fluffy Danish pastries.

Why pescetarian recipes?

Madeleine and Maxime chose to focus on pescetarian recipes to offer a lighter, more sustainable approach to eating.

By incorporating seafood into their dishes, they aim to provide nutritious options that are also gentle on the planet.

What does "slow living" and "slow food" mean?

Slow living and slow food emphasize taking a more mindful and intentional approach to daily life and eating. It's about savoring moments, connecting with loved ones, and appreciating the process of preparing and enjoying food.

This cookbook encourages readers to embrace a slower, more mindful way of cooking and eating.

Are the recipes suitable for all skill levels?

Yes, the recipes in this cookbook are designed to be accessible to cooks of all skill levels.

Whether you're a seasoned chef or a beginner in the kitchen, you'll find plenty of inspiration and guidance to create delicious meals to enjoy with family and friends.

Can I find the ingredients for these recipes easily?

Many of the ingredients used in these recipes are commonly found in grocery stores or markets.

Madeleine and Maxime have chosen ingredients that are readily available and easy to work with, so you can easily recreate these dishes at home.

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Is this book available in English?

No, "10 Minutes to Happiness" is currently available in French only.

What is the concept behind the book "10 Minutes to Happiness"?

10 Minutes to Happiness" offers 45 lessons inspired by Buddhism to help you rediscover joy and serenity in just ten minutes. Author Madeleine Arcand shares simple techniques to let go, live in the present moment, and regain control of your reactions and emotions.

Who is author, Madeleine Arcand?

Madeleine Arcand is a mother of four who has been practicing yoga and meditation for over 20 years.

She completed the course "Buddhism Through Its Scriptures" at Harvard and studied with masters such as Jon Kabat-Zinn, Pema Chodron, and Nicole Bordeleau.

In 2016, she co-founded the Rose Buddha brand (now Rose Boreal). She is also with Maxime Morin the author of the bilingual Rose Buddha Meditation App and the creator of the online course "10 Minutes to Happiness".

She also co-worte with Maxime Morin the Book " À go on ralentit" published in 2019 by Éditions de L'Homme.

How can this book help me in my daily life?

"10 Minutes to Happiness" provides practical tools to better understand your inner world and access the life you desire.

By applying the lessons from the book, you can reduce anxiety, transform painful mind states such as anger, guilt, and sadness into confidence, radical acceptance and inner peace.

Is this book suitable for all levels of meditation and Buddhist practice?

Yes, "10 Minutes to Happiness" is designed to be accessible to everyone, whether you are a beginner or an experienced practitioner.

The lessons are presented in a simple and clear manner, with techniques that are easy to apply in your daily life.

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What is the concept behind "La petite maison: Guide pour une vie slow"?

La petite maison: Guide pour une vie slow" introduces readers to the principles of slow living, emphasizing the importance of slowing down and finding contentment in the present moment.

Through eight principles to joy and well-being, readers will learn how to overcome fears, regain balance and celebrate themselves as they are.

Who are the authors of this book?

Maxime Morin, a beloved yoga and meditation teacher, co-founded Rose Buddha, an eco-responsible clothing brand (now Rose Boreal).

Cathia Morin, with over a decade of experience as a psychotherapist and yoga instructor, brings her expertise in mindfulness and well-being to the book.

What can readers expect to find in this book?

"La petite maison" offers exercises, reflections, and storytelling to guide readers on their journey to slow living.

From regaining balance to celebrating one's authenticity, the book provides practical tools for embracing a slower, more mindful lifestyle.

Is this book suitable for those new to the concept of slow living?

Yes, "La petite maison" is accessible to individuals at all levels of familiarity with slow living.

Whether you're seeking to reduce stress, find contentment, or cultivate mindfulness, this book provides valuable insights and actionable steps for incorporating slow living principles into your life.