Appetizer | Finger food | Meat and fish

Mini Polenta Pizzas

By on October 28, 2014

I know, I know, I have been MIA for a few days now, I do apologize.  I missed you guys, and I meant to blog every day, like EVERY SINGLE DAY and life happens.  Kids are sick, work is crazy, tweeting evening while watching Pressure Cooker, falling asleep on Lightroom, falling asleep at 9.30pm on a Friday night.  I am such a party animal :)!

What do you want to hear about first?  My simple and yummy gluten-free mini pizza or my crazy fun experience on the show Pressure Cooker?

Pressure cooker, talking to Anne Marie Withenshaw
Photograph provided by W Network

If you follow me on Instagram, you probably saw those pictures (and if you don’t, follow me, it’ll be fun!) and if you follow me on Twitter you might have seen my tweets from last Tuesday when it aired.

What is the show about?  Pressure Cooker is a cooking competition for home cooks.  Grab 5 ingredients in your fridge and make a meal for your family.  It sounds easy, challenging and fun and it is! Well, drop the”easy” part.  Gosh, it was super stressful.  Whomever came up with the name for the show nailed it!
So there, you grad the ingredients on the conveyor belt and you run to your station to cook away for 30 minutes.   Along the way, a celebrity chef coaches you, and for me it was Duff Goldman.  His role is to help you to create a dish that will impress the intimidating food critic, Giles Coren.

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Appetizer

Portobello baked fries

By on September 7, 2014

Like Portobello mushroom fries?   You got it right!  It’s baked so it’s healthier and it’s the perfect appetizer you need to make ASAP.   Crunchy, soft inside, parmesan…  Do I need to say more?  I mean I don’t mean to brag but it’s too good to share.

Seriously, I might have eaten most of it alone.  Not even ashamed!

Portobello fries

Of course, appetizer is the first that came to my mind but it could perfectly be a side dish with a nice grilled meat.

I dipped a few in ketchup because… I felt like it 🙂 but most of the fries were enjoyed just like this, alone.

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Appetizer | Meat and fish

The 5 in 1 salty cake

By on August 25, 2014

Hi there!

I am here!  I am back!  So sorry for this little unannounced blog-vacations, it was not how I planned it.
In the last 2 weeks, I had so much going on.  Mainly, some of my French family visiting here for 2 weeks.  I took a few days off and I really thought that among other things and daily life, I would keep the blog alive.  Well, well, well, I was fooling myself!

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It can be so challenging to tackle so many things at the same time.  That’s why today, I have an amazing recipe for you!  Why is it amazing?  Because this cake takes care of 5 situations.  FIVE.

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Appetizer | Meatless

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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