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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
I posted previously on how to bake light flavorful fish by wrapping it in parchment paper, a French technique called en papillote. This technique works for baking light turkey as well. Since pumpkin is in season right now, why not bake light turkey en papillote with pumpkin? The combination of flavors is delicious, and it is […]
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 […]
This chocolate cake is amazingly healthy! No sugar, no milk, no butter, but instead zucchini! The best part is you can’t even taste the zucchini. It tastes just like regular chocolate cake! So you can be on a diet, and still eat chocolate cake! And, if you have kids, you can get them to eat […]
Are you tired of your everyday salad? Looking for something new, light and healthy? This delicious Mushroom Salad is for you!
Today, I want to share with you a French Cooking Technique which works wonders with fish. It is called “en papillote”, which essentially means wrapping the fish in parchment paper and baking it in the oven. This allows for the flavors to mingle and intensify as the fish cooks in its own steam. The result […]