Appetizers

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Saute rapini, yams and carrot rösti, yogurt-cilantro dipping sauce

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Brocoli rave sauté, galettes de patates douces et carottes, sauce au yaourt-coriandre   Going back to my favorite cuisine, vegetarian…I just love the vibrant colors of vegetables and their versatility, they’re too good to keep aside. In this dish, the bitterness of rapini and sweetness of yams [...]
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Brick sheets stuffed with carrots, cumin and munster cheese

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Brick à braque – Feuilles de brick aux carottes, cumin et munster I would say that this recipe has a French flair to it, especially with munster cheese in it. Munster is a a very old cheese from Alsace made with caw milk, but other regions like the one I grew up in also produce munster. It tends to [...]
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Almost on the islands – Shrimps on roasted sweet potatoes and wilted spinach with vanilla lime sauce

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Presque sur les îles – Crevettes sur lit de patates douces grillées et épinards, sauce vanille, citron vert et lait de coco It’s seems like a long time since I prepared a savory dish with coconut or vanilla, but lately I have been thinking about vanilla and spices, so I guess I am ready to take a [...]
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Party time! half bite and short story – Mini mussel tartlets

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Une demie bouchée et histoire courte- Mini tartelettes aux moules I had some leftover pâte brisée that I didn’t want to throw away, so here we go…of course, you can replace mussels with scallops or shrimps. This is just very easy to make and the use of those mini tarts are versatile. I ate eight [...]
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Canapés for Florence – Polenta crostini with shrimps wrapped with pancetta, kale, and roasted red pepper coulis

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Crostini per Fiorenza – Crostini di polenta con cavolo nero, gamberi e salsina di peperoni (Canapés de polenta avec chou frisé, crevettes enroulées de pancetta et coulis de poivrons grillés) My Friend’s Julia mom, Florence a delightful lady from Paris came for a visit to the Bay Area during the [...]
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Real or Fake? Salt cod brandade on marinated zucchini ribbons

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Vraie ou fausse? Brandade de morue sur lit de courgettes marinées  I have been wanting to eat this for a long time, but salt cod is not always easy to find and not all the stores carry it. Fortunately Berkeley Bowl does…unfortunately it’s not of a great quality. I am used of thick and very dry [...]
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Life is a coconut – Coconut rice balls stuffed with shrimps, zucchini and lemongrass

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La vie est une noix de coco – Boulettes de riz à la noix de coco farcies aux crevettes, courgettes et citronnelle Yes, life is a coconut, after the hard work of breaking the shell, you get the good stuff – I am on a coconut craze lately, and I make everyone around me eat coconut. It’s delicious in [...]
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Do you smoke? Cigarettes with leeks, shrimps and shiitake

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Vous fumez? – Cigarettes aux poireaux, crevettes et champigons shiitake   I am a heavy smoker of those cigarettes! The excitement is more related to the feuilles de brick (the wrapping sheets, literally translated into “sheet brick”) than to those cigarettes themselves. I used to bring feuilles de [...]
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Let’s keep it simple – Spicy chick pea galettes, ribbon vegetable salad, yogurt sauce

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Restons simples – Galettes épicées de pois chiches, salade en rubbans et sauce au yaourt  First, I just realized my old recipes dated from 2008 are gone, well in am in the process of adding them back. I had a major problem with my blog, and all the recipes disappeared. They are still in the blog [...]
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A gratin among others – Mussels and leek gratin with curry sauce

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A gratin parmi tant d’autres – Gratin de moules et poireaux au curry This is probably my last post before I fly to France, next week. I have to fly for family reasons and looking forward to it. June in France is my favorite month, the days are long and it’s still light until 10 pm. Since my mom [...]
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