06 août 14

A Healthy Green Salad

This gorgeous salad combines cherry tomatoes, fresh peas, fresh asparagus and lettuce. I love this Healthy Salad. With chives and lemon juice, it's so delicious.  The magazine Eating Well inspired me for this great recipe. Make 8 servings Ingredients : 2 teaspoons fresly grated lemon zest 1/4 cup lemon juice 10 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 2 heads lettuce, torn into bite-size pieces 2 cups very thinly sliced fresh asparagus (about 1 bunch) 2... [Lire la suite]
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06 juil. 14

Chicken with Tomatoes and fresh Mozzarella

I shop at my farmer's market as often as possible to buy fruits and vegetables. It's the perfect season to eat fresh tomatoes in appetizer, in salad or cooked. I love cherry tomatoes cooked with garlic. Yesterday, I made Chicken breast with mozzarella, basil and cherry tomatoes. It's the easiest chicken's recipe that I've made. It's a quick and delicious recipe.  My whole family enjoyed this meal :)  La Fourmi Elé a French cooking blog inspired me for this recipe. Simply make sure that the chicken is cooked.... [Lire la suite]
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23 juin 14

Goat Cheese and Bacon Quiche

I had a lot of fresh goat cheese in my fridge, so I decided to make a quiche with goat cheese and bacon. This quiche is juicy and cheesy. You can eat warm or cold with lettuce. Perfect for a dinner or  a summer picnic.   Ingredients : 1 pie crust (pâte brisée) 100 gr (3.5 oz) fresh goat cheese  6-8 bacon slices 75 gr (2.5 oz) comté cheese shredded or asiago cheese 1 tablespoon sour cream (crème fraîche) 2 eggs 1 1/4 cup milk (1/4 litre) salt and pepper Directions : Unfold a sheet of pie... [Lire la suite]
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05 mai 14

Risotto with Parmesan Cheese and Pancetta

Love Risotto? This traditional Italian risotto is really easy and quick to prepare. This Risotto makes a perfect dinner. My 16 year old son loves it! It's always a pleasure to make and to eat this Risotto. I like the creamy texture. There is a lot of varieties of Risotto. You can cook the Arborio Rice with mushrooms and chicken, asparagus and sour cream, or calamari and chorizo... Thanks to Cyril Lignac, a French Chef, who inspired me for this wonderful recipe :) Make 4 servings Ingredients : 2 tablespoons... [Lire la suite]
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11 avr. 14

Stromboli

Stromboli is my family favorite dinner. I always made it with my 13 y old daughter. It's a perfect meal  that I cook almost every week! You can choose whatever you want to garnish it, ground beef and green or red bell peper, salami and roasted green pepper, ground beef and pepperoni, ham and spinach. It's a good way to finish the leftovers. You can add sliced provolone, grated Parmigiano-Reggiano, mozarella or cheddar cheese... Which ever cheese you prefer. If you've never made a stromboli, you can try it. It's... [Lire la suite]
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11 févr. 14

Slow-Cooked Boeuf Bourguignon

Have you ever seen "Julie and Julia" by Nora Ephron? This movie is based on two true stories, about real-life women who never met, Julia Child and Julie Powell. Julia Child, expatried in France in 1949 decides to learn the art of French cooking. As for Julie, she decides to create a blog in 2002 in New York  "Julie and Julia, 524 recipes in 365 days" following Child's cookbook "Mastering the art of French cooking". What a great challenge! I just watched it recently. When I saw... [Lire la suite]
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04 janv. 14

Baked Chicken in Creamy Tomato Sauce

I just picked up this cookbook : Dinner a Love Story by Jenny Rosenstrach. I couldn't stop reading it. I love this cookbook! I enjoyed discovering her story and her recipes. She has a lot of good ideas for Dinner, even if you do not have enough time to cook! Her Baked Chicken in Creamy Tomato Sauce is so good. I couldn't believe it that I needed 3 tablespoons of mascarapone to make this wonderful recipe. I now understand what is the Creamy Tomato sauce. I have never cooked with mascarpone, it was my first time. I just used mascarpone... [Lire la suite]
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29 déc. 11

Cajun Chicken Pasta

 I am so proud to make my first recipe Cajun. I remember my trip in Louisiana and in the New Orleans :  the beignet au Cafe du Monde in New Orleans were so delicious, in the restaurants the savors of Cajun food smelled so good. Today I cook Cajun Chicken Pasta, it's soooo easy to make! Serving : 4      Prep Time : 20 minutes    Cook time : 20 minutes Ingredients : 8 oz egg fettucini pasta 1 pd fresh chicken tenderloins 2 tsp Cajun saisoning 2 Tbs butter or margarine 1 red pepper, sliced 1... [Lire la suite]
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