artichoke vinaigrette

Artichoke Vinaigrette

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 […]

asparagus with light mousseline sauce

Asparagus with Light Mousseline Sauce

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! […]

shredded carrot salad

Shredded Carrot Salad

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. […]

Boursin® Mushrooms

Boursin® Mushrooms

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. […]

tapenade

Tapenade (Provençal Black Olive Spread)

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 […]

cheese soufflé

Cheese Soufflé (Easy)

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” […]

roasted peppers in olive oil

Roasted Peppers in Olive Oil

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 […]

croque-monsieur appetizer

Croque-Monsieur Appetizer

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 […]

salmon avocado

Salmon Avocado Quick and Easy Appetizer

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 […]

cauliflower croquettes

Cauliflower Croquettes (kid-friendly)

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 […]

ratatouille

Light and Healthy Cold Ratatouille

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 […]