Appetizer | Meatless

Here is a quick way to satisfy a vegetarian friend: Quinoa crust tart

By on January 26, 2014

One of my friend is allergic to wheat and she has become a vegetarian.  I was super exited to have her for dinner for a little girly chit-chat since we do not see each other that often!  But wow… she had me challenged!  That was great actually, I came up with a new recipe and she got really impressed.

I decided to share my little secret as you may have a vegetarian friend too and trust me this  tart will be enjoyed.

For my friend, I had prepared small vegetable tarts on a quinoa crust.  I was quite simple, tasty and it looked nice.

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Tutorials

How to make a bechamel sauce you can be proud of.

By on January 22, 2014

I don’t where you are reading me from but, here in Canada, the weather is calling for comfort food!  It is awfully cold!  Today, I will not share a recipe but more of a tutorial or a base I should say.   Sometimes, French word can intimidate and then, people think it is too fancy and complicated!  Well, I am going to break the news to you, it is very easy!

What is a bechamel? It is a French sauce that is used for dish such as lasagna, gratins, croque-monsieur, etc… I will give you the recipes for those soon!
You can add cheese to the bechamel and it is then actually called a Marnay sauce.

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Desserts and cookies

Little vanilla shortbread balls

By on January 19, 2014

On Friday, I saw on the internet a funny card saying “Wohoo it’s Friday! Oh wait… I’m a mother”.  I really made smile and realise how true it is.  As much as I love my kids and spending time with them, weekends are definitely not the same restful weekends we used to have before parenthood.  With 2 kids of 1 and 3, weekends are made of endless laundry, folding clothing, cleaning, groceries…  And each monday, with a teacher from the day care, we joke how my weekend is actually starting the monday morning in my office with my coffee!

But you know what?  I would not trade my life for anything,  This is all worth it and as for the tiredness, add a little sweetness with those vanilla shortbread balls!

So buttery and nutty in your mouth, you can NOT eat just one!

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Meatless

Meatless meal recipe from the South…

By on January 17, 2014

In North America, it is very common to have gone in the South on vacations, meaning in the Caribean.  One of the comment I get is that the food was not that great.  Well, in the all-inclusive resorts, I don’t think that you will experience the local food.  Not only they have yummy dishes to discover but beautiful places.  Even though, we have not know each other for a long time, you might know that I am talking about Cuba…  Here is some warmth for you…

Today, I want to share a meatless recipe for an easy weekday dinner.  I simply love that recipe. It is easy and full of flavors.  All the ingredients you will need are probably already in your pantry.

In spanish, it is called garbanzos, but this is actually chick peas. It is a recipe I discover from my husband, el Cubano and his family.

Garbanzos

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Desserts and cookies

Oh baby, I want a salted caramel mousse!

By on January 14, 2014

I have been craving for salted caramel. A salted caramel mousse. For some reasons, I have been really salivating for that one on a graham crust. No, don’t ask! The family is not growing. Just wanted to satisfy my sweet tooth.

You know what? I did not actually satisfy just mine. I apologize for the poor pictures, but I probably got 30 seconds to take pictures before it got eaten. I guess it is a good sign.

Orea crust salted caramel mousse (3)

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