Caramelized quinces

Such as lemons, quinces brighten Winter with their beautiful yellow. These hardy, slightly downy fruits are very decorative and scented. I always keep some in my kitchen … I propose you here an easy and delicious recipe with quinces, perfect for wintertime  … Such a comforting dessert! Preparation time: 15 minutes / Cooking time: 30-35 minutes. *** Ingredients (4 people): 1kg quinces (2-3 quinces) 50g unsalted butter 50g caster sugar One good knife Preparation Quinces flesh is very firm, please get yourself a good knife. Cut…

Easy Epiphany cake by Caroline

Easy Galette. Just two days  after starting a detox programme, this is time for Epiphany and its scrumptious cakes! Don’t hesitate to deal with paradoxes : go and make a great cake! This is a very easy recipe a friend of mine, Caroline, has just given me. It’s easy, tasty and full of almonds. Each time this Parisian mum makes this Epiphany cake, it’s a success, believe me!   Preparation time : 10 minutes Baking time : 20 minutes Ingredients : …

Eating well with Lila #6 : January detox

To be in a better form after drinking and eating too much during Christmas holidays, this a short detox therapy to follow during 1 to 3 days.  *** First, try to get rid of alcohol, coffee, sugar and animal proteins; and opt for seasonal fruits and vegetable : soups, juices, grilled or steamed vegetable. The only important thing is to get rid of oil and butter while cooking them. The following list indicates what fruits and vegetable are the best for a…

Pizza per tutti!!

During Christmas holidays, we tested a great Italian family restaurant, in Paris, near Odeon :  Margherita. We really enjoyed this family friendly place which makes delicious pizzas! It’s very spacious and fashionable with its contemporary design : large bar, lovely tables and high ceiling. Everything is kids friendly : high chairs of course, but also play roooms for little ones (books and toys) and teen-agers (video games, pinball machines). Kids menus are perfect : medium size pizzas or pasta with ham, delicious ice-creams and…

Stylish dessert : La Polonaise

This an old Polish dessert that is getting more and more fashionable today… The Polish brioche is both elegant and scrumptious, perfect for Chistmas time. The mix of cream, candied fruits and Italian meringue is to fall for… This is our own recipe, quite easy and fast. To make it easier, we buy some small brioches from the bakery (very common in France) that we use as a base. Preparation time : 20 minutes Ingredients (for 4 to 6 small brioches) : For…

Christmas hazelnut cookies

As Christmas is just around the corner, this is a great hazelnut cookies’ recipe an Instagram friend of mine has just given me… She had this recipe from her German mother-in-law, Irmgard. This recipe is perfect for Christmas : scrumptious, easy-to-make with kids and perfect with a spiced tea or a coffee…   *** Preparation : 10 minutes / Baking time : 15 minutes Ingredients (for around 20 cookies) :  125 g butter at room temperature 100 g sugar 1 egg Vanilla extract…

Friday cake #39 : gluten-free orange and chocolate spongy cake

To relax, nothing better than cooking : it clears my mind and gives me the impression to do something very concrète and down-to-earth, which is quite comforting! So, this weekend, I’d like to share with you this recipe I’ve just made, sweet and very seasonal. Moreover it’s easy, gluten free, and not too fat (despite sugar and almond flour…). Orange fragrance is also very calming… This recipe is perfect now, at the end of the Fall, but also for Christmas…

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…

Friday cake #38 : Halloween Pumpkin cake.

Friday cake #38 : Pumpkin cake

As it’s Halloween’ eve today, I’d like to share with you my own Pumpkin cake ‘s recipe. It’s easy and delicious! You can even make it with your kids during holidays to share a great cooking moment with them. Let’s start! Preparation Time : 40 minutes Baking time : 35 minutes  Ingredients 400 g all-purpose flour 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp baking soda 3/4 tsp salt 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1 top fresh grated ginger 400 g  granulated sugar 125 g unsalted…

Eating well with Lila #5 : Autumn vegetable

Bien manger avec Lila #5 : légumes d'automne

After a full of fruit and vegetable summer, we sometimes wonder what we could eat during Fall without feeling bored : carrots, cabbage, pumpkins, parsnip, apples, pears…? ’ Here there are some boards to help you to know what you can eat during Fall :   Carrot and parsnip are both sweet. Tey’re full of antioxydant and  falcarinol, a powerful anti-fungal that would help preventing cancer. They’re also full of fibers (2g per 100g). Moreover, parsnip is a great source of…