Meatless | Soup

Soupe au pistou, a French summer soup

By on June 12, 2017

Summer is discretely pushing Spring away and May’s showers are already forgotten! We can now enjoy dinners on the patio, backyard BBQs and outdoors games with the kids. Did you already get a little sun kissed? Do you feel how time is nicely slowing down as we are enjoying our down time outdoors with our loved ones?

The recipe & the elephant in the room

You know what else is amazing in summer? Veggies. Oh boy, do they taste better. So, I have this soup recipe for you and I guarantee you will fall in love with it!

Can I convince you?

  • It is an explosion of flavors. You will not be able to deny it.
  • This dish is healthy
  • It’s easy to prepare and your guests (or family) will be impressed
  • And, it’s French! Ah, do I need to say more? Mouhahahhaa!

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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.

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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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Triple sec rainbow cocktail in 5 minutes!

By on July 15, 2014

Let’s call it this way!  It was a rainbow before it went in the blender.   Bright sweet-smelling yellow pineapple, red juicy watermelon, the blue flavorful blueberries and… AND the cool green mint.  See?  A rainbow.

Triple sec cocktail

Yesterday, it was Monday, it was Bastille Day for French people so I figured that a boozy cocktail, a few crackers and cheese would be a perfect way to make a happy hour and start the week.

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Appetizer | Meatless

Spring in your plate: Tabouleh

By on April 3, 2014

Monday, I submitted my very first picture at Foodgawker and amazingly I got accepted.  Since then I got accepted for another one but declined for 3.  If you are a food blogger, you will understand it is a big deal, and you get some proud of having your pictures on such a website.

Like you, I have my work, my 2 kids and everything else that involves, my husband and the blog.  In a few days, it will be just 3 months that I am blogging but I have already learnt so much.  I wear different hats: the IT girl, the cook, the food stylist, the photographer and PR girl.  It is not always easy or perfect but I am having fun and it is what counts, isn’t it?

Today, I want to share a recipe that is so easy, fresh and flavorful.   Tomatoes are not in season yet but as soon as it will, buy local from your farmer and enjoy a perfect side dish!

Tabouleh

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