• Amarettis

    Amarettis biscuits are Italian and perfect for breakfast or afternoon tea party. You can also use them with an expresso in the end of your meal. Ingredients for 40 biscuits: 3 egg whites 10.5 oz almond powder 7 oz icing sugar 1 teaspoon bitter almond extract Recipe: Preheat the oven at 375°F. Place a baking paper on a drip pan. Mix all the ingredients by hand in a big bowl, the dough has to be moist. Form small flattened balls (walnut size) in your hands and place them on the drip pan. Place in the oven and cook for 8-10 minutes until the borders are colored. Remove from the oven…

  • 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…

  • 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: 11.5 oz flour 2 teaspoons sugar 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 egg 8.5 fl oz milk 2 tablespoons sunflower oil 6 basil leaves (or coriander leaves) 2 tablespoons liquid butter Ingredients for Cumin Lentils: 7 oz red lentils (I made a mix with red lentils, green lentils, split peas, mungo beans, black beans, white beans, barley and spelt) 28.5 fl oz water…

  • Raspberry Grapefruit Lemonade

    For a refreshing and tasty drink, opt for the lemonade. I tried this one during summer combining raspberry and grapefruit and really enjoyed it! For the sparkling water, we have a sodastream at home, means that we make our own, but you can use the one you are used to (select one not too much salty). I have added some white beet sugar but you can also use superfine sugar (same quantity) or brown sugar (1 teaspoon). Ingredients for 2 glasses: 20 raspberries 1 grapefruit 1 glass sparkling water 1 tablespoon sugar Recipe: Squeeze the grapefruit and add it in a blender with 15 raspberries and the sugar. Mix until…

  • Tomatoes Tart

    Summer is the season for eating tomatoes in many ways and this tomatoes tart recipe is perfect for a starter or if you invite friends or family for a drink! Quite easy and fast to make, it is also really tasty. You can make it with red tomatoes like I did but also with many colors. Ingredients: 5 big tomatoes 1 puff pastry 1.5 oz grated parmezan 6 basil leaves 3 tablespoons french mustard (Dijon mustard) 1 tablespoon black pepper 1 teaspoon thyme Recipe: Preheat the oven at 365°F (185°C). Cut the tomatoes in slices. Place the puff pastry in a tart baking pan covered by a baking paper. Spread…

  • Cupcakes

    There is something I will always remember from Montreal: Itsi-Bitsi’s cupcakes! Unfortunately, they are closed now, but it remains a good souvenir… When I came back to France, I haven’t been able to find any place for cupcakes so I decided to do mine. Here is a simple recipe with butter icing that you can color the way you like. Ingredients for 6 cupcakes: Cakes: 1 egg 1.7 oz sugar 1.7 oz butter 2 oz flour 0.2 oz baking powder 0.2 vanilla sugar 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1.4 oz chocolate 2 tablespoons water Icing: 2.8 oz butter 9.8 oz icing sugar 2 teaspoons rice milk food colouring (the color you…

  • Orange Cake

    Winter does not have so many fruits but one of them can be ate in so many ways. Orange is used for almost everything and this cake is probably the best with its spongy texture… Since you will use all the orange for the recipe, you should select organic ones so they do not have pesticides on their skin. Ingredients: 2 oranges 2 eggs 5 oz butter 5 oz sugar 4 oz flour 4 oz icing sugar 0.5 oz baking powder Recipe: Preheat the oven at 356°F (180°C). Cut a piece of greaseproof paper to place at the bottom of your baking pan and grease the borders. Zest your oranges…

  • White Bread

    What is better than home-made bread for breakfast? When it is still warm just out of the oven… My husband made some a few days ago and I have been lucky to watch him preparing and help for topping! For the flour, we used a fluid one and for the yeast, we have chosen a fast one. Ingredients: 8.5 oz flour 0.2 oz salt 5.5 fl oz water 0.2 oz yeast Recipe: In a mixing bowl, place de flour and salt. Add the yeast and mix it. Add the water bit by bit kneading but keep a few for later (0.5 fl oz). Knead for 20-30 minutes, then, add the…

  • Strawberries Milkshake

    Easy and quick to realise, milkshakes are a good way to eat fruits and dairy produces. My favorite one is made with Strawberries… Chose mature fruits for better taste and whole milk for creamy texture. Ingredients for 2 glasses: 1 cup strawberries 6 fl oz milk 2 tablespoons sugar 6 ice cubes Recipe: Add all the ingredients in your blender in this order: strawberries, milk, sugar and ice cubes. Blend for 30-40 seconds until everything is combined. Serve in glasses and drink! For foodies, you can also use whipped cream for topping and fresh fruits chopped…

  • Cabbage & Quinoa Salad

    Quinoa is super cool to use in salads. This one with cabbages and tomatoes has a nice taste and is full of colors, perfect for spring meals! There are different kinds of quinoa and mine is white but you can use another one like the black. Same for the cabbage, I have chosen chinese and red cabbage but you can also add some white one. If you want it to be vegan, juste replace the Mozzarella with Tofu. Ingredients for 6 bowls (starters) or 2 plates (mains): 1 cup quinoa 4 cups water 4 chinese cabbage leafs 6 red cabbage leafs 2 yellow hairloom tomatoes 1 mozzarella 1 spring onion…