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The other gnocchi – Polenta gnocchi with cherry tomatoes, mushrooms and peas

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Gnocchi di polenta con pomodorini, funghi e piselli   I made these with leftover polenta that I didn’t want to throw away. When you think about all the food thrown away each year, it’s just unbelievable. I was reading an article on the French news stating that each French person throws away 79 [...]
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Low calories and low sugar mini chocolate cakes with cocoa nibs and almonds

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Petits gâteaux à faibles calories, au chocolat, amandes et fèves de cacao More sweets!!!!….for someone who doesn’t eat sweets, two posts in a row with cakes sounds like too much. The thing is I am planning on a trip to France to visit my family next month, and my mom being diabetic, I am [...]
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So coconut – Coconut mini cakes

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Si noix de coco – Mini gâteaux tout noix de coco Spring is here and I am just excited about a new season coming. I love spring, except for the allergies due to pollen. Hopefully this year will be mild allergy season. One of the simple things that make me happy in life is eating coconut ice [...]
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Romanesco soup with Brussels sprouts and spinach topped with smoked salmon

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Soupe de romanesco aux choux de Bruxelles et épinards, éffilochée de saumon I love soups and can eat them every day for one month, or I hate soup and cannot eat them for one month. We have a love/hate relationship depending on the moment. As we say in French “c’est tout ou rien!”  (it’s either [...]
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Croquettes or galettes? – Cod croquettes, with carrots ribbons and yogurt-capers sauce

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Croquettes ou galettes? – Croquettes de cabillaud, tagliatelles de carottes et sauce yaourt câpres-moutarde I could not decide on what to call those…either croquettes or galettes which in the French culinary world mean slightly different things. Croquette come from the verb “croquer” which means [...]
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Cauliflower party – Whole roasted and marinated cauliflower, bell pepper salsa

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Le chou fleur en fête – Chou fleur entier rôti, poivrons grillés marinés   I was reading an article on cauliflower on a French magazine, and I thought I would like to try roasting it whole. What a wonderful idea to slowly cook a whole cauliflower in the oven, rubbed with herbs and spices. For [...]
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Rockfish in coconut sauce, roasted yams, sauté greens with chili, garlic and lemon zest

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Sébaste au lait de coco, patates douces grillées et pissenlits sautés à l’ail, piment, et zestes de citron Hello 2015! I cannot believe and still completely shocked to what happened to the country I grew up in, with the atrocious terrorist attack at Charlie Hebdo in Paris last week. And yes “La [...]
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Let’s end the year smoothly – Whole grain cavatelli with cherry tomatoes, baby kale, garlic and basil

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Finiamo l’anno tranquillamente – Cavatelli con pomodorini, cavolo nero, aglio e basilico   2014 is coming to an end, and I like to end it with a delicious rustic Southern Italian pasta dish called “cavatelli“. They’re consumed in many Southern regions but mainly come from Molise area. Usually [...]
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Deliciously vegan – Grilled king oyster mushrooms, lentils-quinoa and miso sauce

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Délicieusement vegan – Pleurottes géantes grillées, lentilles-quinoa et sauce miso épicée This will be my favorite dish for some time. The inspiration came from a dish I ate in a restaurant in Healdsburg where grilled mushrooms were served with fried quinoa, poached egg and miso sauce. I changed [...]
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Gluten free almond cake

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Gâteau aux amandes sans gluten I have been playing around with this recipe for a while, changing quantities and I finally managed to like this version which is moist and soft. I am not necessarily pro or against gluten. I think if people have problems with it, then it should be removed from one’s [...]
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