It is a super classic homey comfy stew that everyone loves! Best served on fresh pasta, or with a side of mash potaoes. For Paleo, you could do a celery root mash, or a side of roasted veggies, like those amazing Brussels Spouts I made last time!
But, to celebrate the special day, I decided to go with a more authentic recipe this time, that doesn’t care about healthiness and nutrition, just goodness!!! Also, I think my husband is getting tired of my try out at “healthy” baking…
Cheese souffle has been an all time favorite of ours when we were kids. My grand mother and my mum used to make it on a regular basis. Yep, even on school nights! It’s really not that hard, like most people think. I think a lot of homey cooks are worried about the flop effect, the nightmare on the table, when the beautiful puff is just deflating in front of your hungry guests… I understand..
The cake is a brioche type of dough, rolled with a sweet mixture of sugar cinnamon and nuts. It is baked and covered in icing and colored sugar, the colors you find EVERYWHERE in New Orleans at this time of the year: Purple (representing Justice), Green (representing Faith) and Gold (representing Power).
I have been thinking about what recipe to do to celebrate that special day, for a long time… But then I ran really short on time, and when I finally had a chance to sit down and decide on something, it was 9:30pm on Monday night! Thankfully, I found a very easy Panna Cotta recipe, made with 3 ingredients and requiring only 10 min of prep!! perfect!
For the French, the best part of Candlemas is obviously the crepes!!! In France we have different recipes whether you want to to enjoy them with a sweet or savory filling. Today we have done sweet crepes, and I’ll share with you my favorite recipe, it’s a rule of 3; infallible, easy to remember and delicious! We haven’t done savory crepes in a while, but you’ll find the recipe below
What best than a good heart warming Chili to serve at your Super Bowl party? It’s easy, yummy, can be prepared in advance and left in the pot all day long, and honestly, who doesn’t like Chili? Plus it’s gluten free, dairy free and you can easily make it vegetarian or vegan!
SUCCESS! I was really, really good for a healthy muffin! Oh, I forgot the disclaimer: “healthy doesn’t always mean low calories”, there, that’s done. After all, there is peanut butter, coco oil, dates, whole flour; it is a hearty muffin, but the ingredients, are good for you little inside! I passed the kids AND the coworkers (who have access to fresh amazing pastries from our 4 stars kitchen) test! HOORAY!
Papillote is a french word that means “wrapped in”, here, the fish is wrapped in foil. You can add a lot of things, along with the fish, to enhance the flavors. I personally love to wrap it with onions, tomatoes and parsley. The options are endless! Basically, because the fish is totally sealed in foil, it will cook by steam from its own juice that are trapped in the sealed foil. So you virtually need no fat at all to cook it, it just won’t stick, and will still be extra tender.
SO? Well, I’m happy, I fit in my skinnies again! That’s just what I wanted! Plus forcing myself into eating so much veggies really helped me rediscover how good and simple it can be. I am ready to re-introduce more fresh food in my diet. Also ready all together to eat healthier. I did a run to the natural store this week-end and stocked up on healthy snacks, so no reason to cave again!
Not sure if it is actually true, but some say surgeons used to give this diet to patient before heart surgery, because it is supposed to unclog your system from bad fats and all that stuff. Honestly, the whole month of December, all the way until yesterday morning (had my work holiday party last night, and had way too much to drink, so perfect timing to clean up the alcohol too remaining in my system), I have made no concessions!!!
Talking epiphany, I think I had one recently: I need to write again… yeah, it’s been 2 and half month… sorry! What happened? Well life did caught up to me and it was just getting too much. I guess I owe you, my fellow readers, an explanation…
Here she is, 3 years old already! Hard to believe, my sweet baby is growing so fast! I have been wanted for ever to bake Hello Kitty stuff, because…
One least worry, breakfast is under control! Now you can really enjoy your family breakfast. Now, I can’t help you putting up that dinner, sorry…
I have good remedies to beat the blues! Amazing cookies!!! That always make me feel better, not you?
Don’t know what to do with those leftover cereals that no one wants to finish? Change it into a marshmallow bar! I bet you they will be gone in no time!
While everyone seem to be rushing into fall desserts with pumpkins and apples, I nostalgically stick with end of summer ingredients, and decide to ignore those first few leaves on my lawn…
Did you know that in France, French toast is called pain perdu, which means “lost bread”. It is called “lost bread” because it is a way to reclaim stale or “lost” bread. The hard bread is softened by dipping in a mixture of milk and eggs, and then fried. Make sense, right?
So you know, those little cakes on a stick are a growing trend that can’t be miss lately! No wonder, it’s a cake, on a stick! Usually decorated with sparkles and others, kids and adult falling back into childhood love it, because it looks so cute, fun and yummy!
Let’s enjoy those wonderful products of summer, like fresh ripped tomatoes! if you are one of those lucky ones and have had so many tomatoes in your garden, that you just don’t know what to do with them (and I envy you, I had NOTHING growing this year …), this is the perfect recipe for using them all!