Beet & Lentil salad

Beet Lentil Salad with Mustard Dressing

Growing up in France, my mom made lentils at least once a week, either in soups, stews or salads. Come to think about it, I didn’t think much about them. Apparently in the old days, well at least when my parents were kids, they had to carefully go through each and every one of them […]

Hearty Farro Stew

Hearty Farro Vegetable Stew

What is farro? It isn’t the name for an Egyptian ruler! Farro is an ancient grain that is said to date back to 10,000 years ago and some was even found in tombs of Egyptian Kings. Farro Monococcum, to be more precise, is in fact the oldest grain still being cultivated today. For thousands of […]

10 Vegan Tomato Recipes

10 Vegan Recipes Showcasing Glorious Tomatoes!

It is that time of year when tomatoes and peppers are ripening all at once! So what do you do when you have a bumper crop of tomatoes? There is always gifting to family and friends, drive by neighbors front porch… You can also make tomato sauce, sundried tomatoes… There are so many wonderful dishes […]

Black Cumin Seed oil

The Miracle of Black Seed Oil

Every now and then, I come across something that is so amazing that I just have to share it. With all the bad news out there I feel that we all need to look for the good (thank God there is plenty of it), and focus on it to expand it! Medical research sometimes discovers […]

Yellow Pea Fritters

Burmese Spiced Split Pea Fritters

Burmese food has the most wonderful combination of sour, salty, bitter and spicy flavors. If you look at a map of Asia, you will notice that Burma sits between India, and China, and share borders with Bangladesh, Thailand, and Laos. No wonder Burmese cuisine is so tasty! A little background on Burma If you are […]

Vegan Cauliflower pizza

Vegan Cauliflower Pizza

Cauliflower went from being a not very popular, kind of boring stinky vegetable to the new cool kid on the block! You may have seen bags of cauliflower rice, frozen cauliflower chick’n wings, boxes of keto-friendly frozen cauliflower pizza crusts. One of the great thing about cauliflower pizza crusts is that they are gluten-free but […]

Vegan potato skins

French Potato Skins Appetizers

Potato skins are a great appetizer for parties, movie or sport nights. They are a wonderful way to transform simple potatoes into fun finger food for the whole family. They keep well for a few days too. Potato skins are traditional usually served with melted cheese, bits of bacon, a dollop of sour cream and […]


Best Fattoush Salad

What do you do when you have left over stale bread? You make French toast, croutons, panzanella salad, etc What do you do when you have stale pita bread (as it is often the case in the Middle East), you make bread salad, also known as Fattoush!  Don’t worry this salad won’t fatten your toushie! […]

Peach Tea Mocktail

Refreshing Fruity Ice Tea Mocktail

This drink was created as an attempt to reproduce a mocktail I had in a Lebanese restaurant years ago. It was a hot day, and I wanted something special, not too sweet but very refreshing. And did they deliver on that wish! This was no Arnold Palmer! It had layers of flavors! An exotic subtle […]

Moo Shu vegetables

Deluxe Moo Shu Vegetables

Moo Shu is a fun dish to share with family and friends. It comes with warm light soft thin crepes that you use to scoop a wonderful assortment of julienne vegetables in a rich dark sauce. The original dish is said to have originated in Northern China in Shandong. It always contained eggs, pork, and […]

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