Trace Elements

How to Boost Your Immune System with Trace Elements

This week, I wanted to write about something different that is important this time of year. We all know about the importance of minerals for our health and well-being. Whether it is calcium and magnesium for bones, nerves, potassium for muscles, and better sleep but what about trace elements? I was first introduced to them […]

Portion of Cranberry Jam (with fresh fruits)

Fresh Orange Cranberry Relish

Around Thanksgiving and Christmas, you can find fresh cranberries in grocery stores making it the perfect time to make orange cranberry relish. They are only available from mid-September to mid-November in the US so you have to get them while you can. Apparently the American cranberry is a native to the Northeastern United States and […]

Vegan Tarte Tatin

Fail Proof Vegan Tarte Tatin

Growing up in France, I have enjoyed so many wonderful apple tarts in little bistros or more fancy restaurants. Some had big chunks of apples, others were made with paper thin slices and all were out of this world. Tarte Tatin is an impressive and comforting dessert with a gorgeous glossy top and a delicate […]

Scallion Pancakes

Easy Flaky Scallion Pancakes

The first time I tasted scallions pancakes was at a Chinese restaurant by our house in San Jose California. It came with a wonderful sauce that tasted like sweet soy sauce with some hint of fresh ginger and garlic. Wow! We couldn’t believe how flaky and tasty it was, so much that we fought over […]

vegan brownies

3-ingredient flourless Brownies

The art of baking is really more like a science than an art really.  It requires using specific ingredients and measurements, the right timing and order, and lots of practice. Truth be told, that’s probably why since I became vegan I have had a number of epic failed cakes that came out a little too […]

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 […]

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