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Mouth watering buttered shelled peas

Gourmet Sauteed Sugar Peas

One of the best way to prepare sugar peas when they are in season and abundant is to add as little as possible to retain their delicate flavor. In Asia, peas are used whole and quickly pan-fried to preserve the color and crispyness. In France, we first shell the peas and also remove the inner skin from the pods. This […]

Vegan herb cheese

Quick and Easy Herb Vegan Cheese

I am taking advantage of being in the South of France visiting my parents to try out some new French inspired dishes. While I do not miss any of the cow cheese I used to enjoy when I was a carnivore, goat cheese, on the other hand, was more delicate, naturally low fat and milder […]

Vegan Low-fat coconut macaroons

Low Fat Vegan Coconut Macaroons

Vegan coconut macaroon are a great low-fat replacement of the traditional macaroons because they are eggless and don’t contain any dairy products. So in this case you can have your macaroon and eat it too! If you are ever tired of chocolate chip cookies and want something a little less sweet and more exotic, go for eggless […]

French Mushroom Tart

Wild Mushroom Tart

One of the great advantages of living in the Northwest is the availability of wild mushrooms almost all year round! I had some friends over and wanted to feature them in a classy way. So I adapted an old classic French recipe tart made with mostly caramelized onions and incorporated my mushrooms. The result was […]

Gluten-free crepes

Best Gluten-Free French Crepes

  I am not allergic to wheat, although with maturing, I can’t eat as much bread as I used to when I grew up in Europe! Since several of my friends and a number of my students are, I wanted to experiment with different recipes, types of flours, and starch and see if I could […]

vegan french crepes

Vegan French Crepes

I woke up this morning, it was a gorgeous day. Not too hot, just enough air to keep it cool and enjoy a nice breakfast on the deck. I was given a great crepe pan as a gift the day before so what better treat than a lovely sweet French crepe for breakfast. French crepes […]

Creamy Mushroom Fettucini

Wild Mushroom Fettucini with Wilted Spinach Salad

Every now and then, we have a craving for pasta with a rich cream sauce. Living in the Pacific Northwest, we have a great selection of wild mushrooms available at local farmer’s markets and sometimes regular grocery stores. We are quite blessed! So now we just need to prepare a thick dairy-free alfredo sauce that […]

eggless quiche

Eggless Mini Pepper Quiche

I found an old black and white photo of my grandmother and I when I was 4 years old. It brought back so many happy memories and especially of being in the kitchen watching her lovingly concocting all kinds of delicious dishes.  The colors, flavors and textures varying with the seasons. I had the all […]

Eggplant caviar

Easy Baba Ganoush

Roasted eggplants make the most satisfying dip! In the Middle East, they call it Baba Ganoush. In France, it is called “Caviar d’aubergines” or eggplant caviar. It can be served as an appetizer or a side with flat bread or crackers. Traditionally, this eggplant dip is served cold in the summer but you can also serve […]

Apple pear tartlets

Rustic Apple-Pear Tartlets

There is nothing better than a light desert after a satisfying meal. It is a way to delay a little longer the inevitable end of a pleasant moment, maybe over a cup of herbal tea or coffee.  And if you take this philosophy of life a little further, you have my motto: “Life is short, […]

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