Cosy soup

Night is falling early these days and evening temperatures are decreasing rapidly  … In short, it’s time to welcome soup again! 🙂  Nothing better to warm up the body and fill it up with good vitamins to fight against viruses! And to remain seasonal, I propose a recipe based on celeriac and chestnuts, made in only 15 minutes. *** Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 15 minutes Ingredients 1/2 celeriac 400 ml of water 400 ml whole milk 10 large…

Three Winter salads

Far from being boring, Winter vegetable can be prepared in various ways and make a lot of tasty recipes! Fryed, steamed, in soup or salads, …. At the moment, after a kind of ‘soup addiction’ in th early January, I have a special taste for salads. Here are some recipes of salads that I have developed this winter from squash, cauliflower and lentils …Do you know that cauliflower is the most fasionable vegetable this year?  All are very easy to make and can make a…

January French “Hygge”

January is the month of the year when I prefer to stay warm at home, especially this week when the weather is intensely cold ;). Far from being boring, I love it because finally, when you live in Paris,you’re very often outside, constantly doing lots of activities …. It is also the month to strengthen our immune system to fight against viruses. It’s why I’d like to share with you some little Winter habits that make January cosier and lots more attractive than it could appear at…

Dinner galettes

Autumn is a season full of many activities and appointments… Every minute counts and it is often difficult to cook a good, balanced and varied meal every evening! So here’s a super simple recipe, rich in seasonal vegetables and proteins … and that can be stored for several days in the refrigerator. Really suitable for dinners during the week ! At home kids and parents love these vegetarian galettes!  After several tests, here is the final version that perfectly works. *** Preparation time: 10…

Zucchini noodles with shrimps

Here is a very light dish to stop feeling guilty after long and generous Summer “apéritif”s … I’ve made it several times during our holiday in Puglia and, each time, everyone loved it! It’s easy to make, quick and rather aesthetical;) Let’s cook! *** Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 5 minutes (3min + 2 min) Ingredients for 4 people : 150g medium or small shrimp (3-4 per person) 3 medium zucchini 15 cl white wine (optional) 2 tablespoons oil Fresh parsley Salt & pepper…

Three Italian recipes

I’ve just returned from Venice where we spent a long family weekend (next post on our tips for visiting this magical city with family coming very soon). I brought in my suitcase a few seasonal vegetables produced in the island of Sant’Erasmo, right next to Venice, among which zucchini flowers and small purple artichokes. Here are three very simple recipes  made from these beautiful vegetables. You can serve them as an appetizer or with meat, pasta or just an olive bread (recipe here). *** Zucchini…

Pumpkin & hazelnut crumble

Before turning to fresh and sweet spring vegetables, let’s enjoy a bit more pumpkins and other Winter vegetables. But, if I’m a big fan of them, unfortunately, my children are not 😉 After several attempts, I’ve finally made a successful recipe : pumpkin and hazelnut crumble! This Winter meal is sweet, a bit greedy and complete : perfect for a simple weekday dinner! *** Preparation time: 20 minutes Cooking time: 25 minutes (the pumpkin) + 25 minutes (crumble) Ingredients : 500 g pumpkin 200 ml whole milk…

Easy meal #24 : egg and tuna rice pancakes

Easy meal #24 : egg and tuba rice pancakes This new ‘Easy Meal’ recipe is really great for an easy week dinner at home with the kids : fast, healthy and complete… At home it’s a success : everybody loves it! Preparation time : 10 minutes Cooking time : 20 minutes +  5 minutes Ingredients (servings 4) : 4 rice sheets 3 potatoes 2 natural tuna cans (190 g each) 2 egg yolks Fresh herbs : coriander, mint, parsley, as you prefer 2…

Easy meal #23 : courgettes and rosemary cheesecake

Easy meal #23 : courgettes and rosemary cheesecake. This is an easy recipe to smartly use our latest summer courgettes. This veggie cheesecake can make a complete meal for all the family membres during the week. Quite practical : you can keep oni in the fridge one day at least. *** Preparation time : 10 minutes Baking time : 35 minutes at 180 °C Ingredients :  3 courgettes (medium size) A few rosemary leaves 3 eggs 450 g Philadelphia cheese…

Easy meal #21 : Goat cheese and eggplant rolls

It’s been a long time since I haven’t made any new recipe because of very busy weeks… This recipe is alI need for summertime : easy -to-make, healthy, and playfuf with kids. If you don’t like goat cheese, you can use whatever fresh cheese you prefer, of course… Preparation time : 5 minutes Baking time : 20 minutes (5 min + 15 min) Ingredients (servings 4) 2 big eggplants 200 g fresh goat cheese 1 tablespoon single cream Salt and…