• Apple Pie

    Autumn equals apple season! So many ways to cook them, salted or sweet and one of my favorite recipe is my husband’s apple pie…He uses Granny Smith apples for getting more sourness in the pie, moreover, the texture is better after cooking and remain easy to handle for creating a beautiful pie decoration. Ingredients: 5 Granny Smith Apples 1 puff pastry 1 egg yolk 1 tablespoon butter 1 tablespoon cinnamon 2-3 tablespoons sugar Recipe: Peel your apples and cut them in slices removing the core. Place a sauce pan on the burner at medium temperature. Add the butter and then, the apple slices. Stir in the apples in the butter…

  • Chili Con Carne

    I used to live in Arizona a few years ago, a place where food is inspired by american and mexican tastes. I had a lot of culinary experiences there and I have created my own chili con carne recipe when I came back. Originally, the meat used for it is beef but I have decided to try it with pork and the taste is really good too!!! Ingredients: 1 onion 500 g red beans 400 g grounded meat (beef or pork) 140 g corn seeds 2-3 tomatoes 2 garlic cloves 2 tablespoons black pepper 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon Maggi liquid seasoning 2 teaspoons paprika 1 teaspoon origan 1…

  • Ukha

    The Ukha Soup is a comfort food dish from Russia. This is a very good recipe that will warm you during a cold winter season. This is a fish soup with vegetables so you can chose the kind of fish you like and use seasonal vegetables (potatoes, carrots, onions, celery, leek…) and add some fresh herbs (aneth, parsley…). Ingredients: 2.5 L water 250 g  fish (salmon here) 4 potatoes 2 carrots 1 onion 1 vegetables stock cube 1 bouquet garni (fresh thyme+bay leaf) 1 handful fresh aneth 1 teaspoon liquid cream 1 tablespoon butter 1 tablespoon black pepper 1 teaspoon Maggi Liquid Seasoning Recipe: Chop the onion and cut the…

  • La Yole de Chris

    If you are looking for a nice place to eat some fish in La Rochelle, you can go to La Yole de Chris. Facing La Concurrence beach and the ocean, the restaurant is well decorated in a cool industrial atmosphere. Big wooden tables inside and a cosy terrace outside, the spot is perfect to chill with family and friends! The place is owned by Christopher Coutanceau, a famous chief in La Rochelle (brother with Gregory Coutanceau I already told you about in my article for Vivre[s] in Rochefort). Both are sons of Richard Coutanceau, the chief who received 2 stars from the Michelin Guide in 1986. Christopher joined his father…

  • Indian Chicken

    If you love chicken and indian cuisine, here is my really simple recipe for cooking an Indian Chicken with curry and cream! You can make it dairy free by replacing the cream by coconut cream which is really good too! Ingredients: 2 chicken breasts 2 zucchinis 1 shallot 20 cl 12% liquid cream 4 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons curry powder 1 tablespoon sesame seeds 1 teaspoon Maggi liquid seasoning 1 teaspoon thyme Salt & black pepper Recipe: Cut the zucchinis in small cubes and chop the shallot. Place a frying pan on the burner at medium temperature and add 2 tablespoons olive oil. Add the zucchinis and cook it…

  • My Favorite Food Movies

    Because I really love food and movies, I am found of Food Movies! Here is a list of my favorites, so take place in your sofa with a cookie and relax… Chef: Ratatouille: Julie & Julia: Eat Pray Love: Le Chef: The Hundred Foot Journey: The Lunchbox: No Reservations: Burnt: Babette’s Feast: Vatel:

  • Corn Soup

    Autumn is my favorite season for soups, you can still use summer vegetables while the weather is slowly cooling down, so why not cooking a corn soup? This recipe is not mine but comes from a friend, I was really curious the first time I saw her cooking this and seemed so good that I wanted to try it too! Hope you will enjoy it as much as I do… Ingredients: 4 potatoes 2 onions 2 garlic cloves 7 bacon slices 500 g corn 1 vegetable stock cube 1 chicken stock cube 2-4 tablespoons olive oil 50 cl water salt & black pepper Recipe: Cut the potatoes in small dices…

  • Gurou

    It is not always easy to find 100% veggie restaurants in small and medium size cities. Even if eat everything, I am always curious about trying new meals, textures and tastes, veggies meals are already part of my everyday diet. So, when I heard about Gurou, my curiosity and love of good food pushed me to discover the place. Downtown La Rochelle, in the covered market neighbourhood, the restaurant that started to sell its food by street bike is a very cool place. A bright small shop where meals suggested are wrote down by chalk stick on a slate, with an open kitchen from where smells of veggie burgers, sweet…

  • Italian Pasta Salad

    Everyone knows that pasta is a big part of the Italian cuisine. There are so many ways to cook them and so many kind of pastas… If you follow my blog since the begining, you already know that I enjoy salads so I wanted to share this one with you before the last summer days are gone: my Italian Pasta Salad! Ingredients: 5 salad leaves (Romaine or Iceberg) 5 Parma ham slices 10 cocktail tomatoes 25 black olives 2 eggs 1/2 shallott 250 g Orecchiette pastas 2 tablespoons grated Grana Padano Cheese 1 teaspoon poppy seeds 4 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 1 tablespoon Maggi Liquid Seasoning 1…

  • Cumin Lentils & Naan

    For an Indian touch in your food, you can cook Cumin Lentils with Naans. This is a delicious vegan meal that can be spicy or not. This one is very sweet but you can add some chili to make it hot! Ingredients for Naans: 330 g flour 2 teaspoons sugar 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 egg 25 cl milk 2 tablespoons sunflower oil 6 basil leaves (or coriander leaves) 2 tablespoons liquid butter Ingredients for Cumin Lentils: 200 g red lentils (I made a mix with red lentils, green lentils, split peas, mungo beans, black beans, white beans, barley and spelt) 85 cl oz water 1 teaspoon…