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A little slice of Iceland – Skyr cake with blueberries

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

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 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 [...]
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Molokhia with shrimps, Cairo style

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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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Razor clams are back! – Baked razor clams stuffed with mixed herbs and lemon zest

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Les couteaux sont de retour – Couteaux farcis aux herbes et zestes de citron These razor clams remind me of my childhood with my grandmother on a beach on the Adriatic. We used to find those inside the sand and pick them to bring home. It’s been so hard to find them in the stores in the US, and [...]
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Beet and carrot soup with spring shallots and cumin

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Soupe de betterave et carotte au cumin Beets are so lovely, I love them in any shape or form. It’s the type of vegetable you either love or hate. Most people who tasted this soup, loved it. I guess it has to do with its smooth and delicate flavor. When you think about a beet soup, you imagine [...]
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Distant and delightul memories – Octopus carpaccio

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Ricordo lontano – Carpaccio di polpo   I have been wanting to make this carpaccio for such a long time, then one thing or another comes up and I end up making something else. Besides, a whole uncooked octopus is hard to find, but lately I saw them at Whole Foods. The first time I tasted an octopus [...]
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Roasted acorn squash with honey, cumin and coriander – Tahini and kefir yogurt sauce

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Courge acorn rôtie au miel, cumin et coriandre, – Sauce au kefir et tahini   This recipe is long overdue, I started it a while ago before my trip, and I decided to finish it while in France. Vegan cuisine is starting to be popular here too, at least a lot of Vegan cooking books are seen on the [...]
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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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