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Beetroot upside down tart

Beetroot Sweet Potato Tartlets (Upside Down)

Tarte Tatin is a beloved French dessert that features caramelized apples covered with puff pastry and served upside down. What if instead, we made individual savory tarts? The same delicate flaky crust filled with delicate thin slices of caramelized beetroot and sweet potatoes or butternut squash? Not only is it beautiful but you can make […]

Faux foie gras

Faux Foie Gras (low-fat)

Apparently, it was ancient Egyptians who first noticed that migratory geese and ducks stored fat in their livers and thought to intentionally do the same! Fast forward 4000 years, and France leads the world being the largest producer and consumer of foie gras. As a French native and vegan and animal lover, this isn’t exactly […]

eggless quiche

Eggless Mini Pepper Quiche

Mini eggless pepper quiche! What made me think about this? 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! Especially of being in the kitchen watching her lovingly concocting all kinds of delicious dishes.  The colors, flavors and […]

Dairy-free cream of asparagus soup

Dairy-free Cream of Asparagus Soup with Braised Mushrooms

The great thing about buying fresh vegetables at Costco is that you always great a great deal but unless you are feeding a large family or are good at canning, you are going to have to be creative in finding ways to prepare the same vegetables. If not waste large quantities of fruit or vegetables. […]

Ratatouille - traditional French Provencal vegetable dish cooked in oven

Mom’s Ratatouille

Sorry for not posting anything for the past few weeks. My mom peacefully passed away on October 28th. R.I.P. With planning for traveling and preparing for funerals, and everything else that comes with such event, I didn’t have the energy or the time to write. Two weeks before turning ninety two, her soul gently departed […]

Lima Beans ragout

Lima Beans with Rosemary Butter Sauce

A few years ago I got an Instant pot for Christmas. I was so excited to discover that I could cook beans in less than 30 minutes (if skipping the soaking). Now once a month or whenever I am out of cooked beans I set an evening aside to make batches of different beans. Once […]

Roasted Rainbow Carrots

Roasted Rainbow Carrots with Carrot Top Garlic Sauce

Rainbow carrots are such a visual delight. They are not only beautiful but their flavor can vary too.  So when I found a whole section at my local grocery store that featured them, I had to buy a few bunches. This dish displays an elegant simplicity by featuring perfectly roasted whole carrots and using the […]

Vegan Beef Bourguignon

Best Vegan Bourguignon

We are supposed to get some snow in the next few days so I thought of making a nice stew! I am not sure why but the idea of making a vegan bourguignon came to mind! Maybe it was because we happened to have Gardein’s beefless tips in the freezer and they are the perfect […]

Grilled vegetable paninis

Yummy Grilled Vegetable Paninis

Most countries have a version of a grilled sandwich. The French call it Croque-monsieur, Americans call it a grilled sandwich, Italians, grilled paninis, you get the idea. My mom happens to make the best-grilled sandwich with thin slices of bread so I decided to create a vegan version. To get the full effect, you will […]

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 […]

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