Beetroot, apple, blue cheese ans walnuts for a super pink salad
Mar16

Beetroot, apple, blue cheese ans walnuts for a super pink salad

Version française Sweet and savoury option for a colored lunch under the sun of Portugal Beetroot (from May to October) + apple (from October to March)… This combination shouldn’t be available if we only eat seasonal fruits and vegetables. But because beetroots are easily kept fresh under special conditions (dark fresh room or buried somewhere in the garden surrounded with sand, paper, straws… ) to mix these two...

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Recipe : Colorful salad with winter vegetables !
Mar15

Recipe : Colorful salad with winter vegetables !

Version française Carrots, lentils, leek, onions and coriander… Easy !   Ingredients (for 4 persons) : 250g red lentils 4 carrots 2 leeks 2 medium onions 1 Tbsp fresh choped coriander 1 Tbsp sugar 1,5 Tbsp mustard 1 egg yolk Olive oil Neutral oil 1,5 Tbsp lemon juice 2 pinch salt Preparation : Wash, peel and chop all vegetables, coriander and wash lentils. Cook carrots : Boil with a Tbsp sugar (to keep the bright color)...

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Recipe : Korean preserved Ginger with honey
Feb13

Recipe : Korean preserved Ginger with honey

Version française A super easy recipe for delicious homemade ginger candies… I stole this recipe on a Belgian blog I love for its surprising and worldwide recipes : “un peu gay dans les coings” (in french only). This preserved ginger recipe apparently comes from Korea, which on top of being delicious brings a lot of sweet memories for me… have fun making it ! Ingredients : 200g fresh ginger 200g sugar...

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Lentils, carrot and cumin soup
Jan25

Lentils, carrot and cumin soup

Version française A delicious soup with a little eastern twist Ingredients : 1 glass red lentils 1 onion 3 carrots 1 leek 1,5 L water (or stock) 1 Tsp powder cumin Optionnal : 1 Tbsp single cream Preparation : Peel and slice onion and leek and steam them. Peel other vegetables, cut into pieces (the smaller the pieces, the quicker the cooking process). Add vegetables to onion and leek, add water (or stock), add lentils and leave it...

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Recipes : My 5 favorite winter soups
Jan20

Recipes : My 5 favorite winter soups

Version française 5 super easy recipes to make delicious winter soups You can make a soup with any vegetable or any combination of vegetables. There is no danger to do some funcky mix, just follow your istinct, the seasons and a few simple rules : To make a good blended soup you need a thickener : Potatoes, rice, peas (chickpeas, fava beans…), roux (flour  and butter), flour alone, cornstarch… All these methods to thicken...

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Broccoli, leek and watercress soup
Jan20

Broccoli, leek and watercress soup

Version française A dark green soup with strong winter flavours Ingredients : 1 leek (keep the green part) 5 small potatoes 2 onions 1 brocooli 200 g watercress 2 laurel leaves 2 l vegetable or chicken stock Neutral oil Preparation : Peel and slice onions and fry them. Wash and peel leek and fry it together with onions. Wash, peel other vegetables, cut into pieces (the smaller the pieces, the quicker the cooking process). Add...

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Ginger and Pumpkin soup
Jan20

Ginger and Pumpkin soup

Version française Fall type of soup with a little twist from south-eastern Asia Ingredients : 1 kg pumpkin (works also with butternut) 1 Tbsp peeled and sliced ginger 2 shallots 1 onion 50 cl vegetable stock or chicken stock Single cream or coconut milk Preparation : Peel and slice ginger (keep a little piece on the side for 4, 5 julienne strips), fry. Peel and slice onions and shallots and fry them together with ginger. Peel pumpkin...

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The simplest : Carrot and leek soup
Jan20

The simplest : Carrot and leek soup

Version française The easiest soup to make with the easiest vegetables to find or to grow… Ingredients : 1 leek 3 potatoes 4 carrots 1 onion 3 laurel leaves 1,5 L water, vegetable stock or chicken stock Neutral oil Preparation :   Peel and slice onion and fry it. Peel other vegetables, cut into pieces (the smaller the pieces, the quicker the cooking process). Add vegetables to fried onion, add water (or stock), add laurel...

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Soup : Zucchini and fresh cheese
Jan20

Soup : Zucchini and fresh cheese

Version française Green and soft, the perfect “shrek” soup for kids Ingredients : 2 courgettes 2 shallots 3 potatoes Fresh cheese (or for industrial cheese : The laughing cow, kiri, st morêt, philadelphia…) Water, vegetable stock or chicken stock Neutral oil Preparation : Peel and slice shallots and fry them. Peel other vegetables, cut into pieces (the smaller the pieces, the quicker the cooking process). Add...

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Beetroot and parsnip soup
Jan20

Beetroot and parsnip soup

Version française Pink and soft like a candy Ingredients : 2 carrots 2 potatoes 1 parsnip 2 onions 3 beetroots Water, chicken stock or vegetable stock Neutral oil Preparation : Cook beetroots (salted boiling water or for more ways to cook beetroots : here). Peel and slice onions and fry them. Peel other vegetables, cut into pieces (the smaller the pieces, the quicker the cooking process). Add vegetables to fried onions, add water (or...

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