This is one of the most delicious and satisfying soups I have made in a long time. Besides the fact that it tastes amazing, I think it is because it groups all the different flavours and textures our body needs to feel satisfied: smooth, crunchy, chewy... and sweet, salty, sour, spicy, bitter.
For me, any day can be a reason to celebrate. As hard-working parents, we all deserve to take some time to appreciate ourselves and cherish the big and little things life brings us — I like to start with what's right in front of me.
With summer right around the corner, we all have backyard BBQ's, pool parties, and get-togethers on the deck with family and friends on our minds. One of my favourite things to do during the hot summer months is to use the witching hour to my advantage by throwing the perfect summer happy hour party. Your sunny time out party can be set on a patio, backyard, by the pool, on your balcony, picnic style, at the cottage, or even in your living room!
Here is another great idea to get kids to eat their veggies: A colourful garden in a plate! The recipe is really easy to put together and your kids will be fascinated by the idea of eating a garden, straight out of the ground, with this edible soil recipe.
Edible Garden Dip
1 cup of plain Greek yogurt 1 tablespoon of mayo 1 lime, juiced 1 tablespoon of chopped dill Sea salt & pepper to taste
The United Nations have declared 2016 to be the year of legumes! To honour the challenge, try this easy heart warming, nutritious and yummy soup. It's really easy to prepare, as all the ingredient cook at the same time, in the same pot. And the leftover makes a great lunch the next day, a full meal in itself when combined with a nice slice of wholesome bread.
This is probably one of the best fish recipes I tasted and one that the whole family will like for sure, because it is so yummy with the crispy crust and the mango salsa. Just like sunshine for the taste buds!
This recipe is from famous Florida KeysChef Bobby Stoky and I like it even more because I cooked it for a culinary contest I entered as a Yummy Mummy blogger, and guess what…I won!!! OMG!! I was so surprised and so thrilled!
My love story with the Niagara region begins "once upon a time," when I used to work as a VJ at MuchMusic. I was living in Toronto and when I needed to escape for the weekend, I would drive down to Niagara-on-the-Lake.
I found the Old England atmosphere very uplifting, and, as a wine lover, I was very impressed with the numerous vineyards in the area. I have to admit that I was less impressed with the wine at the time, but that was a very long time ago, and OMG! Has that ever changed.
This is probably the trendiest and most fulfilling salad you can eat, with energizing power ingredients such as kale, quinoa and pistachios. Napa cabbage is fresh and crunchy and contains vitamin A. Plus, you will find that serving it warm is very comforting.
This is my favourite Sunday recipe to do with my daughter. We make the muffins in the morning, with the left-over berries and they are ready just in time for brunch. Sometimes, we even have some left-over to bring in our lunch box on Monday!
Who doesn't love smoked salmon? A real delicacy! But it can be pricey or hard to find sometimes, so I prefer to make my own version, Nordic style. It is called Gravlax, a Scandinavian name that means "to cure fish." You'll be surprised how easy it is to make, and it requires only a few ingredients, besides a nice piece of fresh salmon.
Sometimes, just the taste of what we ate during our holidays is enough to bring back the best memories. Of course, it is almost impossible to reproduce exactly the same recipe because the ingredients will vary, depending of which country or which region we are in, but trying the closest may just do the trick. Since I feel a little nostalgic about Maine at the moment, I tried to reproduce my best food memory in this easy Chowder recipe. I hope this recipe will make you feel just like being near the ocean.
The Greek Salad is fresh, healthy, and I like the fact that we can be creative with it. On my last trip to Greece, I had a Greek Salad at every meal and I was impressed with the number of variations I found in my plate. So I thought it would be fun to share a few, just to inspire you to create your own, using what you have available in your fridge. This could become a summer favourite for you and your family. All you need is to know the basic ingredient and have fun recreating it!
With Spring finally here, we are craving our crunchy and colourful vegetables more than ever, and we want to lighten our recipes, put aside our slow cooked comfort meals, and go for a beautiful salad or a good and light pasta dish. I am not one of those who have decided to eliminate pasta from their meals, as whole grains and fibre are still a very important part of a healthy diet, and the basis of the healthy Mediterranean diet.
Spring is always my favourite time for skiing and one the best place to go is Vermont. First of all, because they have amazing ski hills but also they have great food, not to mention fabulous spas and activities for the entire family.
A new year has started, along with the lists of resolutions, projects, and goals to achieve, topped first and foremost with the quest for the best new diet and "detox" program to get rid of the "toxins" and extra kilos left over from the holidays…
In terms of baking, less is more this holiday season. I am going all mini for the desserts! After the numerous appetizers, turkey, stuffing, sides and salad, I often find there is little room left for sweets. So instead of big and intense desserts, I will be serving a variety of mini treats. Mini means more pleasure, one bite at a time.