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 […]

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 […]

Tapenade Star Puff Pastry

I just post­ed a recipe for tape­nade, a provençal black olive spread. As a fol­low up, I want­ed to show you a great way to serve tape­nade, in a puff pas­try shaped as a star. The tape­nade star puff pas­try is very easy to pre­pare, and makes for a very beau­ti­ful appe­tiz­er. Recipe You will […]

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 lit­tle toasts. Tape­nade is also used in many tart fill­ings (toma­to tart for exam­ple) or savory puff pas­tries. Though you […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Sun Tart à la Provençale

This is anoth­er way of mak­ing a “tarte soleil”, a.k.a. sun­burst tart, with puff pas­try (see the oth­er tarte soleil here). In this sun tart à la provençale, the rays of the sun are cov­er­ing the tart’s fill­ing. It looks beau­ti­ful, and it tastes even bet­ter! This tart uses fla­vors from the region of Provence, hence […]

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 is why I cat­e­go­rized it as a sal­ad. I love cold Rata­touille because you can just do the prep work […]

Delicious and Healthy Shrimp à la Provençale

Cook­ing “à la Provençale” means in the style of the region of Provence (south of France), which usu­al­ly involves cook­ing in olive oil with toma­toes and garlic/onion. This style of cook­ing is deli­cious and healthy. Today, I am shar­ing a shrimp recipe “à la Provençale” that is quick and easy to make.