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Vegan Matcha pancakes

Matcha Pancakes With Mango Coulis

Green tea matcha pancakes? Sounds a little like a breakfast straight out of Dr. Seus! Turns out, matcha green tea powder can be used in many creative ways in the kitchen. I started my adventure with matcha as a replacement for my favorite morning drink, a strong cup of black tea with some non-dairy creamer. […]

Traditional foccacia

Homemade Focaccia Bread

If you like pizza, you will love homemade focaccia bread and when you see how easy it is to make it, you will wonder why you never thought of making it before. Since we began the confinement, we have been making it almost every week. Every time changing the toppings depending on the mood and […]

Grilled vegetable paninis

Yummy Grilled Vegetable Paninis

Most countries have a version of a grilled sandwich. France calls it Croque-monsieur, Americans call it a grilled sandwich, Italians, grilled paninis, you get the idea. My mom makes the best-grilled sandwich Italian style so I decided to create a vegan version. To get the full effect, you will need sliced vegan meat (Tofurkey smoke turkey […]

Oyster mushroom stirfry

Quick Oyster Mushroom Stir-Fry

Once you discover how tasty stir-fried oyster mushrooms are, you will (as I did) wonder why it took so long to incorporate them into all sorts of fun dishes. But first… A little background on oyster mushrooms Even though oyster mushrooms are one of the most consumed mushrooms (after cremini, portobello, and white), they are […]

Stir-fry with yakisoba noodles

Quick Yakisoba Noodles with tofu

Yakisoba noodles are great for a quick meal and stir-fries. You can find them in most grocery stores in the refrigerated section, usually near the tofu and other vegetarian products. How convenient, since this recipe calls for tofu!  I would stay away from the packaged sauce that often comes with dry yakisoba noodles because it is full […]

Best Vegan Saffron risotto

The Best Vegan Saffron Risotto Milanese

Saffron risotto is an Italian specialty that turns bland white rice into a decadent rich creamy dish. I can still close my eyes and remember eating this dish at my parent’s friend hotel in Italy when I was a little girl. The golden hue from the saffron, the rich creaminess of the rice was so […]

Cold gazpacho soup

Easy Summer Gazpacho

One of the great thing about growing your own fruit and vegetables is that you get to shop in your garden.  This year was really good for tomatoes, cucumbers, chili etc. The challenge is that they tend to ripen all at the same time.   So what can you do when you have lots of tomatoes […]

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 […]

Potato broccoli salad

Potato Broccoli Salad with Chipotle Dressing

So summer has finally arrived. Summer means salads and what is a party without a vegan potato salad? Well, this one is guaranteed to make people talk and come back for seconds! Don’t say anything, just bring it and watch what happens! I must say that I have been enjoying fresh salads from our garden […]

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 […]

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