Lentils and carrot mash with roasted butternut squash and tahini sauce

Ecrasée de lentilles et carottes et courge butternut rôtie, sauce tahini A clean and healthy meal to end the week…which I have to say has been kind and sweet. I am planning my trip to France with a few healthy recipes to bring along for my parents, and especially my mom who has diabetes. My [...]

Coconut quinoa flans with mango, rum and mint salad

Pudding de quinoa à la noix de coco et salade de mangues à la menthe et rhum I had a lot of fun this weekend, playing in my kitchen. I love to spend time trying out new recipes and exploring new ideas. Unfortunately it does not happen as often as I’d like due to lack of time, and trying to [...]

Taste from the ocean – Spirulina and farro-buckwheat tagliatelle with octopus stew

Un sapore di mare – Tagliatelle con spirulina al farro e saraceno, ragù di polpo   I have been thinking about this pasta for a while now…sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night and I think about some new recipes, and this one has been occupying my mind lately. I love colors everywhere, and [...]

It’s eatable – Sauté beet leaves with cumin, garlic and raisins

Ça se mange – Fanes de betteraves sautées au cumin, ail et raisins secs   This morning I went shopping and I had beets on the menu…as usual this store (which I am not going to mention) never has what I need, some days there are no leeks, no scallions or no basmati rice, or no won ton wrappers, [...]

Life is beautiful this way – Warm salad of curried roasted cauliflower, bell peppers and yams with lemon poppy seed vinaigrette

La vie est belle comme ça-  Salade tiède chou fleur au curry, poivrons, et patate douce, vinaigrette au graines de pavot et citron   We can go simple with a few ingredients, and get a flavorful and nutritious salad. Plant based meals make me happy and in a good mood, as much as running does. So [...]

A fall celebration – Cream of lacinato kale, sesame and thyme sea scallop

Velouté de chou vert, St Jacques au sésame et thym Summer is gone already but I have a hard time switching my mood for fall…I love summer and its long day light, its products and the vacation spirit. Fall has its own character like every other season but I am not looking forward to winter. I [...]

Roasted ratatouille with goat yogurt, herb-chili oil and skyr wholewheat flat bread

Ratatouille aux légumes grillés, yaourt de brebis à la menthe, huile d’herbes, et galettes complètes au skyr   That dish just gets me all excited, it’s just an amazing combination that I will make again and again. I don’t think I can never be tired of eating this. I call this ratatouille even if [...]

A little slice of Iceland – Skyr cake with blueberries

Une petite tranche d’Islande -  Gâtea au skyr et myrtilles After my trip to Iceland, I fell in love with that country…its gorgeous landscape, its friendly people, its peacefulness and its delicious food and products. One of which is called skyr. Basically skyr means yogurt in Icelandic. It’s a [...]

Borlotti beans galette, sauté baby kale, and roasted red pepper sauce

 Borlotti galettes, chou vert sauté, et sauce épicée de poivrons grillés   I called these galettes, anything in that particular shape, is a galette to me, but it can also be called borlotti burger, you can eat them as is, in a middle of a bun, or dress them up a little like I did, it’s all up to [...]

Molokhia with shrimps, Cairo style

Molokhia aux crevettes comme au Caire, quinoa pilaf   This recipe is neither French nor Italian but Middle Eastern. I first tasted molokhia when I lived in London at a Palestinian lady’s house. My good friend Stephanie and I wanted to learn English so in our 20′s we went to live in London (which [...]
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