This Cream Cheese Salmon Bread is similar to the sweet French brioche, but for the fact that it is savory and filled with cream cheese and smoked salmon. Delicious! And I love the fact that it is something “new” that most people have never seen before. I like the cream cheese salmon filling, but you […]
When I was a kid visiting my grandparents in the French countryside, we often had artichoke vinaigrette for dinner. I used to think it was so much fun to detach the leaves of the artichoke and dip them in the vinaigrette! Plus, it was extra special to get to the fuzzy center of the artichoke, […]
Spring is here! It’s the perfect time to enjoy asparagus. Asparagus with Light Mousseline Sauce is a wonderful way to dip asparagus in a sauce, without gaining any weight because the sauce is super light! Mousseline sauce is a French sauce, traditionally made with egg and cream. My recipe keeps the egg, but uses fat […]
Shredded Carrot Salad is a staple of French everyday food. Quick and easy to make, it is also incredibly healthy. Dressings vary, but usually include oil and/or vinegar with a variety of herbs and spices. I recently discovered that adding orange juice makes for a delicious dressing! My dressing is thus a mixture of orange […]
Boursin® Mushrooms are a great idea for using French Boursin® cheese to make a fun and tasty appetizer or side dish. The idea is to stuff mushrooms with Boursin® cheese, and bake them in the oven. Extremely easy, and delicious! Ingredients Boursin® cheese is fairly easy to find in the US. I use the Boursin® with […]
I just posted a recipe for tapenade, a provençal black olive spread. As a follow up, I wanted to show you a great way to serve tapenade, in a puff pastry shaped as a star. The tapenade star puff pastry is very easy to prepare, and makes for a very beautiful appetizer. Recipe You will […]
Tapenade is a speciality from Provence. It is essentially pureed dark olives with capers, anchovies, and olive oil. You can serve it with slices of bread as a great appetizer dip, or spread it on little toasts. Tapenade is also used in many tart fillings (tomato tart for example) or savory puff pastries. Though you […]
Cheese Soufflé is a French dish made primarily with egg yolks, whipped egg whites, and cheese. Its characteristic is that it “lifts” or “puffs,” while being baked in the oven. The verb “souffler“means “to puff” in French. It is quite fun to watch it puff, and makes for a light, delicious, and fun appetizer, or […]
These roasted peppers in olive oil are colorful, and they taste like the sunshine of the Mediterranean Coast! This recipe is from my grandfather who used to make these all the time on the French Riviera. Light, fresh, healthy, these roasted peppers are a delicious appetizer! Roasted Peppers Recipe This is my grandfather’s recipe. If […]
Croque-Monsieur, a ham and cheese baked sandwich, is one of these quick meals you commonly find in French cafés. You would typically have it for a quick lunch with a salad. However, lately I have been seeing croque-monsieur appetizers, and I got the idea of using a cookie cutter to make cute mini croque-monsieurs. It’s […]
I love this salmon avocado appetizer. Only takes about 5 minutes of very easy preparation. It is light, fresh, and looks pretty. It is also quite versatile. If you don’t want to put the smoked salmon mix in an avocado, you can put it on little toasts with cream cheese to make canapés. This appetizer […]
This is a fun and delicious way to eat cauliflower! These cauliflower croquettes make for a great appetizer for your guests, and/or a great way to get your kids (and yourself!) to eat cauliflower! And it is easy to make!
Ratatouille is a well-known French Provençal vegetable dish. It is super healthy and delicious. It can be either warm or cold. The recipe I am sharing with you today is for a cold Ratatouille, which is why I categorized it as a salad. I love cold Ratatouille because you can just do the prep work […]
Are you tired of your everyday salad? Looking for something new, light and healthy? This delicious Mushroom Salad is for you!