It’s not Paul, the octopus- Grilled octopus salad with fennel, peppers and olives

Ce n’est pas Paul le poulpe – Salade de poulpe grillé au fenouil, poivrons et olives Has anyone heard the story of Paul le poulpe, or Paul the octopus? Well my cousin came to visit a few months ago and he told me about this octopus story. Paul was a French octopus whose life lasted from 2008 to [...]

Spring, here we are – Grilled beets, sweet potato and haloumi kebabs with arugula-lime dipping sauce

Printemps, nous voilà – Brochettes grillées de betteraves, patates douces et haloumi, sauce de roquette et citron vert Who said kekabs have to be with meat? you can do anything you usually do with meat using vegetables, some vegetables are more adapted to certain cooking methods, but are [...]

For lazy days – Quinoa, grilled zucchini, chickpeas en verrine with almond pesto and goat cheese

Pour les jours paresseux – Quinoa, courgettes grillées, pois chiches en verrine en couches de chèvre et pesto Yes, this is definitely a dish for one of those lazy days, not lazy “like sitting on the sofa”, but lazy “like not feeling to cook” but with a desire to eat something good. After waiting [...]

A thought for Boby – Mâche salad with shrimps on corn purée and truffle oil

Une pensée pour Boby – Salade de Mâche aux crevettes sur purée de maïs et huile de truffe Don’t you guys love truffles? I grew up eating them, since my father himself grew up in Italy in a region producing lots of truffles, so when he moved to France he brought with him a dog called Boby, whom he [...]

Salad or not salad? – Salad of grain medley with cannellini, shrimps, artichokes in a herb-lemon dressing

Salade ou pas salade? – Salade tiède de céréales et mélange aux haricots blancs, crevettes, artichauts, vinaigrette aux citron et herbes Lately I have not been too well, that’s why I haven’t been posting any recipe on a regular basis like I used to, and my desire and energy for cooking has [...]

A table with a view – Grilled baby cuttlefish with crushed herb potato and tapenade salad – Garlic vinaigrette

Une table avec vue – Salade de seiches grillées avec pommes de terres à la tapenade et vinaigrette à l’ail This one will be among my favorite seafood salads…When you are in love with so many dishes, it’s hard to just pick one, so I have a list of dishes, and this one is a part of the “killer [...]

Eat your carrots! – Carrot and almond galettes stuffed with gorgonzola on cucumber salad

Mange tes carottes! – Galettes de carottes et amandes au coeur de gorgonzola sur salade de concombre Carrots are in the same category as broccoli…they’re all over the place, therefore lost their appeal and excitement. Once in a while, I like to feature one of those “ordinary” vegetables” and give [...]

I am in love again – Vegetable and haloumi skewers on mâche salad with fava beans – roasted bell pepper, capers and lemon vinaigrette

Je suis encore tombée amoureuse – Brochettes de haloumi et courgettes sur salade de mâche aux fèves – vinaigrette de poivrons grillés, citron et câpres Have you ever felt this strong chemistry with someone you just meet for the first few seconds, without even talking just by the energy that this [...]

As cute as caviar – Black quinoa, adzuki beans salad with fennel, carrots and mushrooms

Aussi mignon que le caviar – Salade de quinoa et haricots adzuki, fenouil, carottes et champignons I had bought some adzuki beans a while ago, yes I know there are so many kinds of beans, and this one is one among many others. It’s a bean mainly grown in the Himalayas and used in Asia in sweet [...]

Salad or tapas? – Smoke Trout on a cucumber mint and chives salad

Salade ou tapas? – Salade de truite fumée sur concombre à la menthe, fromage blanc et ciboulette This weekend has been busy with birthday parties and other types of events, and we have been experiencing a hot and sunny weather in the Bay Area so when I see a ray of sun, I cannot help and be [...]
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