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 […]

zucchini tart

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 […]

zucchini tomato quiche

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 […]

provencal vegetable soup (au pistou)

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. […]

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. […]

stuffed eggplant and peppers

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 […]

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 […]

goat cheese salad

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 […]

stuffed tomatoes

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 […]

lyonnaise salad

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 […]

nicoise salad

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 […]

bouillabaisse

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 […]

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 […]

clementine salmon

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 […]

scallops à l'armoricaine

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 […]

Provençal Tian

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 […]

chicken provençale

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 […]

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 […]

chicken basquaise

Chicken Basquaise (Red Pepper Tomato Chicken)

I was look­ing for a new chick­en recipe, and I came across Basquaise Chick­en, which is cooked in the man­ner of the French region of Pays Basque (South­west of France). I had a vague mem­o­ry […]

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 […]