• Périgourdine Salad

    The Périgourdine Salad comes from Périgord in France in an region called Dordogne. The place is well known for its beautiful nature, old stone towns and castles, but also very good food. Typical products here are strawberries, walnuts, chestnuts, apples, boletus mushrooms, truffles and all products from duck (foie gras, preserved duck gizzards, smoked duck fillet…). The original recipe includes preserved duck gizzards, smoked lard, salad, potatoes, green beans, pine nuts, walnut oil and red wine vinegar. Here is my recipe, my own Périgourdine Salad… Ingredients for 2 people: 7 oz lamb’s lettuce 4 oz preserved duck gizzards 3 oz smoked duck breast fillet slices 6 cocktail tomatoes 1/2 shallott…

  • Country Soup

    Here is my Country Soup recipe, a comfort food meal for the whole family on colds days. Easy to prepare, you can also make it Vegan by removing the bacon strips and using Maggi Liquid seasonning instead of chicken stock. Ingredients for 2 people: 2 potatoes 2 carrots 1 onion 7 oz lardon 1 chicken stock cube 4 cups water black pepper Recipe: Cut the potatoes and carrots in small cubes and chop the onion. Place a sauce pan on the burner at medium temperature with the lardons. When it begins to cook, add the vegetables and let brown mixing with a spoon regularly. When they have a nice color,…

  • Créole Lentils

    If you want to cook lentils in a tasty way, think about the créole style. Usually made with sausages, I prefer to use bacon strips for a finest texture. Here is my recipe for a cosy spicy meal to have all year long… Ingredients for 2 people: 28 oz lentils 5 oz bacon strips 1 onion 1 tablesspoon Maggi liquid seasoning 1 teaspoon black pepper 1 teaspoon paprika 1 teaspoon thym 1 teaspoon allspice (cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, clove) Recipe: Place a sauce pan on the burner at medium-high temperature and cook your bacon strips. Add paprika and mix. Chop the onion and add it to the bacon. Let cook until…

  • 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 17 oz red beans 14 oz grounded meat (beef or pork) 5 oz 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…

  • 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 6.5 fl oz 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…

  • 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 17.5 oz corn 1 vegetable stock cube 1 chicken stock cube 2-4 tablespoons olive oil 4 cups water salt & black pepper Recipe: Cut the potatoes in small dices…

  • 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 9 oz 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…

  • Pulled Pork

    Summer equals barbecue time and smoked meats. We love to use our smoker box for cooking our meats and fishes outside. For this recipe, you will need time, yes, it takes around 5 to 6h to prepare and cook! But it is soo good… You will also need a barbecue and a smoker box with wood chips. Ingredients: 4 Lbs Pork belly 4 tablespoons Mustard 1 cup red wine + 1 tablespoon 1/2 cup bbq sauce + more for the english muffins in the end 1 tablespoon Olive oil 2 tablespoons origan 2 tablespoons paprika 1 tablespoon black pepper 1 pint water 16 english muffins Recipe: Remove the ribs from…

  • Poached Egg Salad

    If you love salad, bacon and poached eggs, this recipe is for you. It is really tasty and fresh. Moreover,in this post, I give you my secret for perfect poached eggs! I tried many times before finding the perfect way to make it. Some people add white vinegar in the water but it gave strong taste to the egg, what I do not really enjoy. I finally found how to make it only with water and without using any complicated technique… Ingredients for 2 salads: 2 eggs 3.5 oz basmati rice 8 salad leafs 5 bacon strips 2 tomatoes 1 spring onion or 1/2 shallot 6 tablespoons olive oil 2…

  • Melon & Cucumber Gazpacho

    Gazpacho is a cold soup that Italians serve in summer. The original recipe is made with tomatoes but this one with melon and cucumber is really good too! Ingredients for 4 glasses: 1 melon 1/3 cucumber 1 spring onion 2 basil leafs 2 country ham slices 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar 2 salt pinches 4-5 grounds of pepper mill Recipe: Peel the cucumber and remove the melon from its skin. Cut in big pieces and place in a blender. Cut the spring onion in big pieces too but keep a little part of the green for the topping of your glass and chop it. Place the spring…