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A different kind of bourride – Bourride of monkfish, clams and shrimps

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Une bourride un peu différente – Bourride de lotte, coques et crevettes   Bourride is a Provencal dish, let’s say the cousin of bouillabaisse. It’s originally made out of monkfish. In this version, I added shrimps and clams and fennel in the broth. I love the combination of fennel and [...]
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Asparagus vichyssoise with fennel, asparagus, fennel and egg salad

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Vichyssoise d’asperges au fenouil, salade d’asperges et fenouil en vinaigrette de citron This vichyssoise recipe has been on my mind for ever, but for whatever reason I never managed to finalize it. I have always wanted to make a vichyssoise, but a different version from the traditional one [...]
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No flour pizza – Cauliflower crust pizza with mushrooms, fontina, cherry tomatoes and basil

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La pizza senza farina – Pizza con impasto al cavolfiore, funghi, fontina pomodori e basilico I wanted to take more different pictures of this pizza with a more close up on a cut slice but unfortunately, my battery went off, so all I had time to take was a whole pizza uncut. Since everyone has been [...]
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Blanc-manger with almond milk, peach-apricot compte and grilled apricot

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Blanc-manger au lait d’amandes, compote de pêches-abricot et abricots grillés This fits in the category “entremet” in France. Entremet literally means “entre“= between and “met“= meal. In the 17e century, it refers to a meal that is served after roastbeef, and before dessert. It evolved from a [...]
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Zucchini three ways – Farro with zucchini, shiitake, peas, zucchini cream and marinated zucchini ribbons

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Trio de courgettes – Épeautre aux courgettes, champignons shiitake, pois, crème de courgettes, et courgettes marinées Today I am celebrating zucchini, this vegetable that is quite considered ordinary, with not a lot of character. It’s its day of glory (son jour de gloire) and it’s well deserved. [...]
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Banana cake with oats and oat brans

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Quand on a envie de banane! – Cake à la banane et flocons d’avoine I think I am getting into a “oat phase” these days. I try to put oats and oat bran wherever I can. Oat bran, oat flour, rolled oats, anything oat makes me happy, besides I love my fibers. I had bought too many bananas (I forgot I [...]
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Sanpeijiru – Japanese salmon and daikon soup

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Sanpeijiru – Soupe Japonaise au saumon et daikon I had some daikon in my refrigerator and not sure what to make with it, then I remembered some delicious soup with a clear and delicate broth I ate in Japan with lotus roots and fish. I decided to go that route with my daikon. After a bit of [...]
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Grilled octopus, fennel and fava bean saute, roasted pepper salsa, mixed herb salsa

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Poulpe grillé sur lit de fenouil et fèves, coulis de poivrons grillés, et sauce aux fines herbes Since I came back from Japan, I have been wanting to make Takoyaki which are Japanese octopus balls usually find in the streets of Japan and eaten as snacks. They are delightful (of course if you [...]
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Edamame and mung bean fettucine with cabbage, peas and shrimps

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Fettucine di edamame e fagioli mungo, cavolo, piselli e gamberi Today I had to battle my demons, and stop obsessing about some terrible thing that happened recently, so I decided to try anything I could, and went for a long run. It did help somehow. After a few hours of running in circles, I [...]
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The magic powder – Matcha jelly with adzuki bean paste and vanilla ice cream

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La poudre magique – Gelée de thé matcha à la pâte de haricots noirs et glace vanille Even though I do not have a sweet tooth at all and rarely eat desserts, while in Japan, I got hooked on their matcha desserts, especially in Kyoto which is the capital of matcha sweets. Japanese desserts are [...]
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