Falafel Pita

For some reason, I always thought falafel was extremely hard to make. Pfft! Not at all! I guess it’s only because I’m not familiar with them, for they were never really a part of my diet growing up. But really, they are extremely easy to make: just throw everything in the food processor and process […]

Buckwheat pancakes with Apples and Cottage Cheese

I love buckwheat pancakes. I remember when I was a kid, my dad used to make huge batches, like millions of them, and as soon as he’s have a few ready, he’d call us: “Y a des galettes de prêtes!” (meaning: some pancakes are ready) We’d all come running and sat down to devour them […]

No Knead Country Bread

Remember this guy? This bread was so good, even though it was technically a fail, I had to give it another try. So a couple of weeks after my initial try, I went at it and gave it another shot. While that time the dough actually did rise, the end result was pretty similar, although […]

Squash Coconut and Wild Rice Curry

The weather has been so crappy this week-end. Depressingly crappy. It was awfully cold and windy, plus we got rain, hail, snow and everything in between. I went out for my first run on Saturday and it was so cold, I thought I was going to pass out. Seriously, I had a harder time dealing […]

Tofu Balls and Mint Yogurt Sauce

Soy is one ingredient that I want to eat a lot more of. The only problem is, I don’t really know how to incorporate it into my diet. Plus, up until recently, soy, to me, basically equalled tofu, and I didn’t care much for tofu. I’m learning, however, that soy really does not equal tofu. […]

Warm Rapini and Fig Salad

Not sure whether I should call this a fail or not… I mean, it was good, but… BUT! That but alone is enough to make me want to call this a fail. However, the fact that it was still good makes me want to record the recipe in this very journal, for future reference. So […]

Refreshing Papaya Millet Salad

I had half a papaya left from the other day and needed to find a way to use it. I liked the quinoa salad that I had made so much that I decided to revisit it, while making a few minor changes. I thought coconut would be a great addition, as well as dried figs. […]

Red Pear, Blue Cheese and Walnut Pizza

I saw my brother last Friday and he gave me the most awesome birthday present : this absolutely gorgeous olive oil and this superb white wine vinegar. The timing was absolutely perfect, for I had pizza on the menu for the week-end, which I was planning on topping with a handful of arugula slightly dressed with… […]

Sweet Potato Oven Baked Frittata

I know, I know, this was not part of my menu plan of the week. But I didn’t expect to be cooking for 5 in the middle of the week and on real short notice. I had to think fast and make do with what I had on hand! Frittatas are always a good alternative […]

Taco Style Salad in a Tortilla Bowl

Another birthday come and gone! So I am now 38. Great! Glad it’s over, really; I don’t care much about my birthday… I used to, but not anymore. Been disappointed way too many times, so I learned to treat it as “just another day”. Nothing special about it, at least not as far as the […]