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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 Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich

Vegan Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich

Why would a vegan, ever care to create a vegan Philly cheesesteak sandwich? Even though I have had my fair share of food containing animal parts and by-products while growing up in France, I must confess that I have never tasted a steak sandwich during my carnivorous years in the US. For some reason, it […]

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 […]

Homemade Fried Rice

Quick Vegetable Fried Rice

Vegetable fried rice is a great dish to make when you have some leftover rice and vegetables in the fridge. It can be made in less than 15mn!  This great Chinese classic was probably created to make sure that nothing in the kitchen was wasted. Folks in the South of China turned their leftovers into […]

New potatoes and leeks

New Potatoes and Leeks Stir-fry

Nature is such a wonderful thing we often take for granted. Last fall, I discovered some wrinkled potatoes that I had completely forgotten about and as a result had sprouted in the back of my pantry. I proceeded by cutting them into small pieces, each with a sprout and planted them in my garden covering […]

Creamy Mushroom Fettucini

Wild Mushroom Fettucini with Wilted Spinach Salad

Ok, so I may have spoken too fast. Summer hasn’t arrived yet. It looks like the seasons have shifted a whole month forward. April showers are now May showers and the temperatures aren’t exactly summer like these days. Apparently with the various large earthquakes and tsunamis, the earth’s axis has shifted more than one degree. […]

Vegetable Stir-fry with Polenta

Vegetable Stew with Polenta

Earth Day Portland What a glorious day today was. Quite appropriate for Earthday. I love Portland. As in most cities accross the US, Portland had its celebration of all good things for the earth, found locally, built sustainably, with respect to the earth and all its inhabitants, in music, artful displays, bringing together young and […]

Polenta fries

Polenta Fries

Pronounced “Po-len-tah”, this native dish of Italy is made with ground yellow  cornmeal. Unlike grits, which is corn that has been soaked and processed to remove the tough outer hull, polenta has the hull and is therefore more nutritious and less processed. If you are tired of rice, pasta, quinoa or other grains, you can […]

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 […]

meat-free pizza

Pizza Sophia

Why order pizza when you can make your own and tailor it to your taste? Because it is easier? Maybe if you are in a hurry but not if you get a little organized. Homemade is not only cheaper but so much fun when you have friends over. Everyone can participate and make their own […]

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