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St Patrick’s Day under 15 minutes

By on March 17, 2016

Hi readers! I missed you… I have been thinking about you a lot!

First, APOLOGIES for disappearing from Bon Appét’Eat. I started preparing a post where I explained my choice and I will be back to share it.

Second, THANK YOU for coming back and visiting my blog!

Just like that I am back… Let’s look natural and squeeze in a little article about St Patrick’s Day. Give you some inspiration with quick and easy ideas to be green on March 17th!

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Appetizer | Meatless

Cranberry Walnut kale salad with goat cheese dressing

By on March 13, 2015

Hello nice weather and positive temperatures!  Everybody seems so merry and smiley lately and it might be thanks to Mother Nature.  It’s not summer yet but after so many -25C or -30C in Toronto, let me tell you that +2 is worth jumping all over!

Gorgeous blue sky, snow melting, does it put you in a spring/summer mood?  Of course it does!  I love it and now I can say Bye to soups and Hello colorful salads!

Cranberries-Walnuts kale salad with goat cheese dressing

 Last year, I tried kale and I really fell for it!  Since it’s a chewy salad, I chop it off really small.  I use to pound it with the meat tenderizer but I skip that task and it’s just fine.  I add some nuts for crunchy-crunchy, some cranberries for some sweet taste.

Aaaaand… Wait for it (**drum roll**), I make that super simple, quick and easy goat cheese dressing.  Kale dressed in white and creamy love.  I mean, you have to try it to believe it! So simple and yet so crazy amazingly good!

True story: (Don’t tell El Cubano I told you) He likes his green salad dry, so without dressing.  Not his thing.   Well, as he wishes.  The other day, he said he was ready to try some kale (you know he’s not big on veggies and all… we talked about that). And TA-DA!  He loves this recipe with the dressing!  It’s that good.

Cranberries-Walnuts kale salad with goat cheese dressing

My little super-hero who is 4 loved it too!  He wanted some for his lunch but I didn’t have any left over without the nuts but good to know!  Isn’t he amazing eating kale and spinach?  That’s my boy!

On another note…

Lately, I have been having a hard time balancing life and blogging, as you can see.  It’s not always easy and blogging is a lot of work.  I needed to relax and not think about it for some time.  So little by little, I’ll be back.  Also, the sun is here more often.  I just don’t know how to take pictures without natural light.  I tried and I have horrible pictures….

Anyway, hope you are still reading and you’ll be back soon!

Kale salad goat cheese dressing

 

Cranberries kale salad with goat cheese dressing

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Keeps well in the fridge for 2 days, even after adding the dressing.

Ingredients

  • - 2 cups -packed- of chopped kale
  • - 1/2 cup of dry cranberries
  • - 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts
  • Dressing:
  • - 3 tablespoons of olive oil
  • - 2 tablespoons of goat chees
  • - Salt to taste
  • - Pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. - Rince your kale. Dry. On a chopping board, chop the kale. Set aside in a bowl.
  2. - Add the dry cranberries and walnuts.
  3. - For the dressing, pour the olive oil in a ramekins, add the goat cheese and stir until smooth.
  4. - Add salt and pepper to taste
  5. - Pour on your salad and toss.
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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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Drink up!

The benefits of cucumber-lime-mint water

By on August 28, 2014

 As I told you, some of my French family was visiting this month.  And, to enjoy, indulge, celebrate, I did drink more wine than usual, eat more bread than usual.  I had fun!  However, now, my body feels a little off.  I am now trying to get back on track…  Not easy!  I miss my sugar fix after lunch, I did indulged AGAIN yesterday, you’ll see on Instagram.

On another note, our mini garden that we did for Food revolution has been a half success: We got a few peas, not that many.  The kids loved it.  The carrots… well, they got taken over by the cucumbers.  Carrots are out the picture now, but the cucumbers are numerous to the joy of the kids.

Cucumber lime mint water

 Since I indulged quite a bit and cucumbers are all over… Do you follow me?  Yes?  No?  How about a healthy cleanser flavored water? Bring it on!  My lovely neighbor showed me a little big stash of mint so here I go for a few leaves a the scented plant!  Add some lime.  And let it set.  Does it get any simpler?  I mean I am  sharing my recipe anyway but you know, sometimes you need the idea!  You’re welcome 🙂

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Meat and fish

Guestpost: BBQ salmon fillets and a surprising pesto!

By on July 18, 2014
Who loves fresh salmon?  Who loves firing up the BBQ?  Who loves healthy, tasty and simple meals?  Me, me and me.  You too?  Well, I got you covered!
Today, I am virtually receiving Candice from Everybody loves pretty.  I am so happy to have my first guest post from a fellow  Canadian food blogger!  If you didn’t know about the blog, please head over there and discover a lot of healthy recipes and sweets too!
Do you remember I did send a little of Provence to Vancouver with my ratatouille recipe and now, we are getting some fresh salmon from Vancouver  in Toronto!
She also did a surprising pesto with carrots tops!  How original is that?
She did a batch a pesto ahead of time and used it on her fresh salmon for an easy week day recipe.  Candice is having an exiting summer: she got engaged and found a great job! Congratulations Candice and over to you…

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