Apple Fennel Soup

Sweet Potato Apple Fennel Soup

The first time I tasted apple fennel soup was in France when I was growing up. It had a slight sweetness from the apples with subtle licorice tones from the fennel. It had a rich creamy consistency because of the potatoes. This soup is high in fiber and completely low-fat. The original recipe called for […]

Roasted Rood Vegetables

Roasted Root Vegetables with Tahini Pesto

Growing up in France, I remember hearing countless stories about World War II. Some of them were about food shortages during these hard times, and how when things were really bad, people survived on boiled turnips and rutabaga! Maybe that’s why I don’t remember ever eating them during my childhood! It was only a few […]

Black Rice Congee

Black Rice Congee

Cooler temperatures have arrived and this calls for warming breakfasts! Oatmeal comes to mind but to be honest, I find it a little boring and I prefer savory to sweet breakfast!  While living in Asia, I discovered congee, a savory rice porridge that dates back to 1000 BCE in China! The story goes that rich […]

Sweet Zucchini Relish

Easy Sweet Zucchini Relish

As the summer comes to an end and the last zucchini are being harvested, this is the perfect time to make some pickles or, our favorite, some zucchini relish. This year we found 2 particularly large zucchini that had grown unnoticed under the large canopy of leaves. Because of their size, you only have a […]

Greek dolmas

Fresh Dolmas

Every year, our couple grape plants get longer and longer vines covered with beautiful leaves that we end up pruning down after the season is over. So we started to collect young leaves to make dolmas. You have to steam them but it is worth the time and effort because you can make all sorts […]

Baked Mung dal fritters

Baked Mung Dal Fritters

These little crispy fritters are always a hit at parties. They pack spices, protein, and a little heat. In restaurants, they are always deep-fried (think pakora!) but you can also bake them and still get a crisp bite! You can make them ahead of time and keep them warm in the oven until you are […]

Hazelnut spread with nuts pieces

Easy Hazelnut Chocolate Spread

Growing up in France, I had my fair share of Nutella! This smooth, rich, sweet hazelnut chocolate spread goes on crepes, bread, “biscotte” a type of brittle bread that crunches in your mouth, on apple slices, and of course, by dipping your finger straight into the jar for instant gratification! Ok, so it was not […]

Quinoa tabouli

Best Quinoa Tabouli

Tabouleh (or tabouli) is a popular salad from Lebanon! It is usually made with bulgur (a cereal grain from cracked wheat groats), tomatoes, cucumbers, onions and is served with pita bread and hummus. It can also be scooped into lettuce leaves. What makes it so refreshing is the amount of parsley that is used combined […]

Cold gazpacho soup

Easy Summer Gazpacho

One of the great things about growing your own fruit and vegetables is that you get to shop in your garden every day.  This time of year we have different kinds of tomatoes and cucumbers ripening at the same time. So what can you do when you have lots of tomatoes in your garden? What […]

Butternut Squash skillet Pizza

Butternut Squash Skillet Pizza

We used to have a pizza stone that cooked pizzas evenly and more quickly but one day it cracked. We are still not sure how it happened. Maybe something sharp dropped on it or maybe it had a defect. So sadly we had to get rid of it and homemade pizzas were never quite the […]

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