Desserts

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Très mango – Mango papillote three ways

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Très mangue – Papillote de mangues trois façons It’s the season for those gorgeous keitt mangoes, so nothing better that using seasonal fruits. They only last for a couple of months so don’t miss on that. You will recognize them because they’re very large, and whose skin remains green even when [...]
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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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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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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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Oats, pear and almond muffins

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Muffins à l’avoine, poires et amandes Usually for breakfast I like my multi grain toasts with no desire to change but once in a while I like to treat myself with some fancy little bites like these ones. I would have called those mini cakes (which in French gâteaux are what those are), but I feel [...]
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Rustic galette of red wine poached pears and Luna pepper

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Galette rustique aux poires pochées au vin rouge et poivre la luna Originally this was supposed to be just poached pears in spicy red wine topped with this magnificient pepper…then after some more thoughts, I decided to add a crust under the pears and make it a galette, a rugged and peasant [...]
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Poached black plums in a spicy mint and verbena tea syrup

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Prunes pochées dans un sirop épicé de thé à la menthe-verveine This post has been long overdue…I made those plums in fall, so when they were in season, then never got the chance to post it. With my trip to France and work schedule, everything got delayed and now it’s November and the plums are [...]
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Coconut quinoa flans with mango, rum and mint salad

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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 [...]
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A little slice of Iceland – Skyr cake with blueberries

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Une petite tranche d’Islande -  Gâteau 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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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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