Chicken Quesadillas

Chicken Quesadillas

Most often, the challenge of cooking is not in finding a recipe and making it but in finding an idea! How often do I find myself peering into my fridge waiting for inspiration to strike! I just found myself searching for an idea for a quick...
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Oven-Roasted Vegetables

One of my favourite vegetable dishes is Ratatouille. It is such a flavourful and delicious dish, as well as very pretty and colourful ! But it requires a bit of time browning each vegetable separately, not to mention the splattering mess...
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Homemade Granola or Müsli

Until I tasted homemade granola, I didn’t realize how much better it would taste than store-bought granola! Nothing is easier than making granola, it literally just takes a few minutes of measuring ingredients and putting it in the oven. The best thing...
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Granola bars

Once you make your own granola bars, you won’t like the packaged variety anymore! They are full of flavour and so satisfying. They are just as perfect for a quick breakfast as for an afternoon or evening snack. Full of...
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Truffle Meringue Cake

This cake is for serious chocolate lovers! The truffle cake is very rich and can stand on its own without a topping. You can serve it plain or with a chocolate glaze for a finished look. However, the base and meringue...
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Cucumber Soup

This soup is great for the early spring days, it is very different from the hearty soups we eat on cold winter days. Cucumber might be a surprising ingredient. Unlike zucchini, it maintains a little crunch after cooked. So I like to...
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Les merveilleux

When I read about a new bakery opening in NYC called Aux Merveilleux de Fred, I got curious. I found out that this Belgian chef already has a few bakeries in Belgium, France and England and focuses on just a few items....
Tomato Soup

Tomato Soup

This soup is my go-to soup when I need something fast. It’s great for a winter supper with a grilled sandwich, or as a first course for a nice meal with guests when you don’t want to slave all day...
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Egyptian Lentil Soup

Lentils and fava beans are staples of the Egyptian diet and can really be turned into a snack or a meal at any time of day! Fool mudammas (Fava beans) has been called the “national treasure” of Egypt in an article about Egyptian...
Chocolate Mousse

Chocolate Mousse

The first time I had chocolate mousse was at my sister-in-law’s house in France about 20 years ago! Growing up in Germany, all we had was chocolate pudding. Well, the two don’t compare! Every recipe I have tried since then, I...
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Sicilian Orange Salad

This Sicilian orange salad is a great salad to serve in the colder season – especially during the holidays – alongside poultry dishes or even with appetizers or a light lunch. It contrasts nicely with the heavier foods, leaving you feeling light and...
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