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10 easy fancy French recipes

By on August 4, 2014

There are some simple recipes that tend to impress and please a crowd.   And my friends, those ones, you keep them listed somewhere because if easy = happy guests, you have a great formula!

Now, I have another formula for you: easy (that element we keep) + French + fancy = great food and amazed guests!  How about that ?  A keeper, isn’t it?
I compile 10 for you.  You are welcome 🙂

10 easy fancy french recipes

Let’s start by the savoury simple ideas to delight  your friends!  After all, a meal starts with salty dishes.  And then, I will give some great one for sweet tooth.

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Roasted veggies salad with pesto vinaigrette

By on July 24, 2014

Although summer is acting up a little this year, it’s still summer so we should enjoy it.  Everywhere but specially in your plate!  Think marinated veggies then roasted, think bright green salad, some barley al dente and the flavor of basil in the vinaigrette.  It’s a whole season in a bite.

Marinated roasted veggies

The marinade definitely gives an acidic taste to the veggie that will be soon balanced with the pesto flavor.  The tender veggies and the barley are the perfect match to the baby romaine.  You would love a bowl of this tossed fresh salad.

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Spinach and quinoa stuffed portobello mushrooms

By on July 5, 2014

And we are talking quinoa and spinach in a creamy sauce!

Loaded with protein, a great vegetarian meal, yes meal because the mushrooms were that big.  If you are sharing one, it can be an appetizer.   It is topped with goat cheese and it is giving such a kick to the dish.

You will love the freshness and strength of the goat cheese is really the perfect addition and balance to the mushroom and its stuffing.

Stuffed portobello mushrooms

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7 simple steps to a Caprese pizza

By on June 14, 2014

7 steps!  It is that simple to get a soft dough, bubbly boccocini cheese and the flavorful pesto!  Oh and did I mention that bubbly cheese?  All melting and it will make a string of cheese from the pizza to your mouth!

Gosh, I got myself convinced!  I will do some more tomorrow!  Too good to be ignored!

Also, I made mini pizza because it is easier for the kids, each their own.  But you can make 2 big ones with that recipe.  Or still make small ones as an appetizer.  Yes, I will do that tomorrow.

Mini Caprese pizza

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Zucchini-pesto fritters

By on June 5, 2014

Here a great recipe to add to your little one lunch bag, picnic menu or weekday menu!  I love simple yet tasty recipes and those fritters are meeting my requirements.  The pesto really adds a great flavor, it tastes like summer!

Zucchini fritters

Sometimes, it is just what we need, a simple idea.   Don’t you stare at your fridge sometime wondering what you will make for dinner?   Darn, there is nothing you say!  While the fridge is actually all stocked up.

When the inspiration is not there, I always make sure that there are some greens on the table!  Dang, here a green something in your plate!  My son loved it, it said it was like a cookie.

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