Meatless

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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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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Appetizer | Meatless

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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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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Meatless

If you don’t have something, just do without. Today, vegetarian pastas.

By on March 13, 2014

The amount of energy that we waste into complaining about something we don’t have.  The time we lose talking about something we forgot at home while we are on vacations.  We forget the essential: just live the moment.  Enjoy it while it last.  I did say “we”, I am French, remember?  So yup, I do complain.  A lot actually.  When I have my mind sets on something, I am little obsessed.  Some days, I can be an amazing whiner when I decide to.   No, no, stay here.  I am not just that, I am fun too!
This is why I married El Cubano, he will always try to see the bright side of a situation.  “Make the best of it” he says.  He is right.  We all should.

On a less serious note but still in the subject, I wanted to prepare some pasta for my lunch.  Healthy with some grilled chicken.  But I did not have any chicken.  I wanted some basil in it, a little bit of summer in my plate… Did not have either.  However, I had some pesto, fresh tomatoes, fresh garlic and onion so there we go.  Something yummy should come out of this!

Once a little cooked the tomatoes were a little tart but it balanced their sweetness perfectly.  The garlic taste was just enough to compliment the pesto.  And the pasta was just Al Dente!   It made a perfect lunch break at work!

Whole wheat garlic pesto pasta

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