Olive Bread from Provence (Fougasse)

Don’t you just love Provence???!!! The sun­shine, the Mediter­ranean Sea, and of course, the deli­cious food! This Olive Bread from Provence, called Fougasse, is very easy to make, and it is a delight for olive lovers. This bread will make you feel like you are in Provence sit­ting at a restau­rant admir­ing the views! Olive […]

Cream Cheese Salmon Bread

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 […]

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 […]

Strawberry Mango Pavlova

Pavlo­va is a dessert named after the Russ­ian bal­le­ri­na, Anna Pavlo­va, one of the best bal­leri­nas of all times. It is a meringue cake with a del­i­cate crisp crust and a soft marsh­mal­low cen­ter, topped with whipped cream and fresh fruits. Straw­ber­ry Man­go Pavlo­va is one of the many ver­sions of the cake. Oth­er ver­sions […]

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! Mous­se­line sauce is a French sauce, tra­di­tion­al­ly made with egg and cream. My recipe keeps the egg, but uses fat […]

Red Grape Clafoutis

Clafoutis is a baked French dessert of fruits, arranged in a but­tered dish, and cov­ered with a sweet flan-like-bat­ter. Cher­ries are the most com­mon fruit used for clafoutis, but any fruit can be used. Since cher­ries are not cur­rent­ly in sea­son, I decid­ed to make a red grape clafoutis, which turned out to be deli­cious! […]

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. I recent­ly dis­cov­ered that adding orange juice makes for a deli­cious dress­ing! My dress­ing is thus a mix­ture of orange […]

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 […]

Kouglof (Raisin-Filled Sweet Bread)

The Kou­glof, a raisin-filled brioche (sweet bread), is a spe­cial­i­ty from the French region of Alsace (North-East of France). Due to the prox­im­i­ty to Ger­many, Alsa­t­ian spe­cial­i­ties tend to ressem­ble Ger­man spe­cial­i­ties. In this case, the Kou­glof ressem­bles a Ger­man sweet bread with rum-soaked raisins, yet it comes with its own dis­tinc­tive fea­tures, that makes […]

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 […]

Valentine’s Day Cookies

My Valen­tine’s Day Cook­ies are sim­i­lar to the Hal­loween Sablés Cook­ies I loved mak­ing for Hal­loween. The idea is the same, but, since these are Valen­tine’s day cook­ies, I am using heart-shaped cook­ie cut­ters and straw­ber­ry pre­serve for the red col­or. I also decid­ed to use a dif­fer­ent recipe for the dough, that does not […]

Pains au lait (with chocolate chips)

Pains au lait are deli­cious sweet but­tery buns, per­fect for break­fast or sweet after­noon snacks. They are easy to make, and kids love them! Pain au lait is a lit­tle sim­i­lar to brioche as it is sweet bread, yet dif­fer­ent, in that the only liq­uid used is milk. Hence the name: “pain” means “bread,” and […]

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 […]

Dutch Oven Bread (Very Easy)

Dutch oven bread is an incred­i­bly easy way to make home­made bread. There is very lit­tle to do, and the result is aston­ish­ing: a round beau­ti­ful deli­cious loaf of bread, which in French we call “pain de cam­pagne” (lit­er­al­ly “coun­try­side bread”). The only thing you need is a dutch oven. The bread bakes inside the […]

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 […]

Tarte Tropezienne

The Tarte Tropezi­enne was cre­at­ed in the beau­ti­ful town of Saint Tropez, on the French Riv­iera.  As the sto­ry goes, famous French actress Brigitte Bar­dot fell in love with the dessert while film­ing a movie there, and sug­gest­ed the name “tarte tropezi­enne.” The cake was there­after named “tarte tropezi­enne.” It is com­posed of a brioche […]