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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Meat and fish

2 tasty ways to prepare a pork tenderloin

By on October 9, 2014

I have struggle quite some time to get an amazing piece of pork.  Hellooo moist, perfectly cooked and tender slice of tenderloin in my plate!   I have been looking for you for so long, where have you been?   I have always wanted you this way.

I have tried to marinade my pork with so many ingredients to give flavor and then cooked it on the barbecue, on the pan, in an oven dish covered and uncovered and it would often come out a little dry or a little blend.   disappointment and frustration.   But, cheer up, I have 2 great ways to share with you now, TWO!

4 ingredient pork tenderloin

I have 2 simple and flavorful recipes for your pork tenderloin.   One post, 2 recipes.  One option involves leaving the piece of meat in a marinade for a few hours and cooking it on the barbecue while the other one, no marinade and all ingredients in your slow cooker.

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Meat and fish

30-minute Mediterranean salmon

By on September 28, 2014

Because life is busy but we still want something flavorful in our plate.    Because salmon is the low calories dish that is nutritious and the whole family will enjoy.  Yes, even the kids love it.

How about a meal in 30 minutes from the fridge to the table?  Tempting, right?  And I love saying that I am eating the ‘right’ kind of fat.  Ah!

Mediterranean salmon

I didn’t even have to marinade my salmon because of its freshness.  Buy Canadian Salmon, there are so good!  With the dish, I used fresh ingredients to enhance my piece of fish.

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Appetizer | Desserts and cookies | Finger food | Meat and fish | Meatless

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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Appetizer | Meatless

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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