Fish Sauce Beurre Blanc

Fish Sauce Beurre Blanc is very easy to make, and it is deli­cious! The “sauce beurre blanc” is a del­i­cate com­bi­na­tion of fla­vors. But­ter and cream per­fect­ly bal­ance off the shal­lot, lemon, and white wine. The sauce goes extreme­ly well with white fish such as tilapia and cod. And it only takes 5 min­utes to […]

Zucchini Tart

This Zuc­chi­ni Tart is an easy every­day tart that com­bines the fla­vors of fresh zuc­chi­ni with goat cheese and mint. Though zuc­chi­ni and goat cheese is a com­mon com­bi­na­tion, mint is less so, but as it turns out, mint goes incred­i­bly well with it! I love how the mint gives a fun unex­pect­ed twist to […]

Zucchini Tomato Quiche

Quiche is always a won­der­ful din­ner dish. Easy to make, and a great way to enjoy fresh veg­eta­bles. I had the idea of mak­ing a quiche with proven­cal fla­vors, hence this zuc­chi­ni toma­to quiche. I added Provence herbs and gar­lic to com­plete the proven­cal style. The veg­eta­bles are deli­cious­ly sea­soned and per­fect­ly bal­ance the quiche’s […]

Provencal Vegetable Soup (au pistou)

This proven­cal veg­etable soup, called “soupe au pis­tou” in French, is a well-known spe­cial­i­ty of Provence. It con­tains a vari­ety of veg­eta­bles, and most impor­tant­ly comes with pis­tou, which is the French ver­sion of pesto. Pis­tou is a basil-gar­lic paste, which dif­fers from pesto in that it does not con­tain any nuts. The basil paste […]

Onion Tarte Tatin (Upside-down Tart)

This Onion Tarte Tatin is a fun way to make an onion tart, apply­ing the tra­di­tion­al apple tarte tatin tech­nique to onions. The idea is to cook the onions in a skil­let on low heat, with the sweet fla­vors of hon­ey and cin­na­mon, along with nut­meg, pep­per, and bal­sam­ic vine­gar to top it off. Then, […]

Stuffed Eggplant and Peppers

Stuffed egg­plant and pep­pers is com­mon in Provence, where these veg­eta­bles are plen­ti­ful. The egg­plant and pep­pers are stuffed with meat, onions, gar­lic, toma­to, herbs and olive oil, which makes this a light, healthy and deli­cious dish. I use ground turkey meat for my stuff­ing. This makes the dish even lighter and health­i­er than it […]

Mushroom Quiche (Easy)

Vis­it­ing my in-laws for the hol­i­days, I was asked to make quiche, and since they like mush­rooms, it end­ed up being a mush­room quiche. This mush­room quiche is easy-to-make and deli­cious! Every­one loved it!   Recipe As always with quiche, you will need to either make the quiche crust your­self (recipe here) or buy an […]

Goat Cheese Salad (au chêvre chaud)

Goat cheese sal­ad is a sta­ple of Parisian cafés. It is one of these every­day sal­ads that you find every­where. Though there are some vari­a­tions on what the sal­ad con­tains, all goat cheese sal­ads include warm goat cheese, usu­al­ly on toast­ed bread. It is the com­bi­na­tion of fresh cold greens with warm goat cheese that […]

Stuffed Tomatoes (Tomates Farcies)

Tomates far­cies, which means stuffed toma­toes, is a very com­mon every­day meal in France. It is easy to make, and pleas­es the whole fam­i­ly, includ­ing kids. It is typ­i­cal to serve it for din­ner, with rice on the side. A quick, easy, and deli­cious fam­i­ly din­ner!   Recipe This is my per­son­al recipe. Ingre­di­ents are […]

Lyonnaise Salad (Easy)

Lyon­naise sal­ad takes its name from the French city of Lyon, where it orig­i­nat­ed. Lyon is well-known for its rich culi­nary her­itage. The sal­ad is a deli­cious com­bi­na­tion of greens, crisp lar­dons (bacon), warm poached egg, and crou­tons. Tra­di­tion­al­ly, the greens are bit­ter frisée, but arugu­la or oth­er bit­ter greens work just as well. I […]

Nicoise Salad (Easy)

Healthy and deli­cious, the Nicoise Sal­ad is a spe­cial­i­ty from the city of Nice, on the French Riv­iera. Hence the name nicoise (mean­ing “from Nice”, actu­al­ly spelled “niçoise” in French). This sal­ad comes in dif­fer­ent vari­a­tions. At a min­i­mum, it con­tains tuna and/or anchovies, toma­toes, olives, hard-boiled eggs, and olive oil in the dress­ing. It […]

Savory Buckwheat Crepe

Tomor­row, Feb­ru­ary 2nd, is the French hol­i­day of “Chan­deleur,” when the French tra­di­tion­al­ly eat crepes to cel­e­brate. In France, the savory crepes are made of dark buck­wheat flour, where­as the sweet crepes are made of white all-pur­­pose flour. Most Amer­i­cans are famil­iar with the white crepes, but less so with the buck­wheat crepes, so I […]

My Bouillabaisse with US ingredients

Bouil­l­abaisse is a very pop­u­lar provençal fish stew from the port city of Mar­seille. I real­ly want­ed to make one in the US, but being so far away from the Mediter­ranean, I could not find the Mediter­ranean fish tra­di­tion­al­ly used in Bouil­l­abaisse, so I had to be cre­ative. I came up with my own recipe, […]

Spinach Quiche (kid-friendly)

Spinach quiche is very easy to make, and is a won­der­ful way to get your fam­i­ly to eat spinach. My 6 year-old loves this quiche! A great, easy, fam­i­ly din­ner recipe! Recipe I like to put goat cheese in my spinach quiche as I find spinach goes par­tic­u­lar­ly well with goat cheese. If you do […]

Colorful Bell Pepper Tart

I love how pret­ty this bell pep­per tart looks. Love the col­ors, and pat­tern! It is actu­al­ly quite easy to make. A light, deli­cious, and pret­ty tart! Bell Pep­per Tart Recipe Recipe in French here. The French recipe uses ham and moz­zarel­la, but I chose to use turkey and pro­volone instead. You can use any […]

Clementine Salmon en Papillote

This clemen­tine salmon en papil­lote is an absolute­ly deli­cious way to enjoy salmon! As you might recall, en papil­lote is a French cook­ing tech­nique in which food is wrapped in parch­ment paper, and then baked in the oven. This clemen­tine salmon papil­lote com­bines the fla­vors of bacon and clemen­tine with the taste of salmon. It […]

Scallops à l’Armoricaine

Scal­lops à l’Ar­mor­i­caine take their name from the Armor­i­caine sauce, a toma­­to-white wine sauce, used for the dish. Scal­lops are typ­i­cal­ly eat­en over the hol­i­days in France, for Christ­mas or New Year’s. The Armor­i­caire sauce goes par­tic­u­lar­ly well with scal­lops, which makes this a per­fect­ly deli­cious dish for the hol­i­days. Ingre­di­ents If you can’t find […]

Provençal Tian (Vegetable Dish)

Provençal Tian is a veg­etable dish from Provence (South of France). The name Tian comes from the earth­en­ware dish tra­di­tion­al­ly used to bake it. Provençal Tian uses veg­eta­bles tra­di­tion­al­ly found in Provence: egg­plant, zuc­chi­ni and toma­toes, along with olive oil, and Provence herbs. Fla­vors meld while veg­eta­bles bake in the oven on low heat over […]

Salmon-Spinach Puff Pastry

This salmon-spinach puff pas­try is super easy to make and looks great! It’s a deli­cious way to eat salmon. And you can eas­i­ly cus­tomize it to include any veg­etable you like. You can even sub­sti­tute the salmon with anoth­er fish, or meat. This is just a great tech­nique to know! Enjoy!

Chicken à la Provençale

I love chick­en à la provençale (in the man­ner of Provence) with toma­toes, gar­lic and olives. It is a healthy and light way to cook chick­en. It also makes for a very moist chick­en, which is great because chick­en has a ten­den­cy to get dry. I have a won­der­ful fam­i­ly recipe that is very easy […]