Archive for January, 2018



Cake Tout Léger aux Deux Chocolats, Poires & Noisettes

Crêpes “napperon” à la confiture fraises-framboises


Janvier est déjà terminé et avec février arrive la chandeleur… exactement le 2 février. Alors on sort les poêles, le tablier et on confectionne de belles crêpes bien dorées, qui paraît-il, rapellent le soleil et les jours qui rallongent. Facile…

Hello 2018 ! Mon bilan 2017 et mes envies pour 2018

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Hello 2018 ! Mon bilan 2017 et mes envies pour 2018



29 janvier, il était grand temps de faire place au traditionnel bilan du début d’année (just in time, on avait dit avant fin janvier non ?).…

A Visit to the All-Clad Cookware Factory

There’s nothing I love more than a factory tour, especially when it has something to do with food, or cooking. So I jumped at the chance to visit the All-Clad factory while on book tour. Pittsburgh is a city known for…

the naming of things

Recipe: chocolate grand marnier ice cream We celebrated a victory of sorts this past week. Neva is now old enough that she can be at home alone for 8 or more hours without having an accident. This is wonderful news.…

Valentine’s Day Chocolate Cake!

This cake was designed by my 9 year old son (who is now 18). He even instructed me on how I should put it together. His plan was to bake a sheet of cake and cut the layers with a…

Le topinambour selon Carlo Crisci, c’est pas mal !

En zappant, je suis tombé sur la rediffusion de Piquette-Assiette, une émission romande que j’aime bien ! Le chef invité, Carlo Crisci, proposait 2 recettes avec des légumes de saison, la betterave et le topinambour.

J’ai testé dans la foulée sa…

Sorbet 101 – a trick to getting a smooth sorbet from any juice!

One of the reasons I went to culinary school, after working in professional kitchens for a few years, was to have an understanding of why my recipes didn’t always work. Things would succeed if I followed the recipe to the…

Vegetable Literacy #2: Veggie Kale Burger, & on Blog Writing

When I was a kid we lived in a tiny apartment that overlooked the sea. Our kitchen, which consisted roughly of a sink and a stove and a fridge cranked next to it – that fridge that my mom always…

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie S’mores Bars Recipe

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie S’mores Bars Recipe

This Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie S’mores Bars recipe is like three classic favorites in one bite. I know it’s totally over-the-top, but trust me—you won’t mind. The chocolate chip cookie layer  of these cookies are a little bit darker than…

golden turmeric coconut cauliflower soup

turmeric coconut cauliflower soup
Quick and easy Healing Vegan Turmeric Coconut Milk Cauliflower Soup. This healthy, low carb detox recipe is immunity boosting and healing as well as Paleo, Keto, and Whole 30 diet friendly!

Let’s talk turmeric. The “Queen of Spices”, so called because turmeric, due to the active ingredient curcumin, has powerful healing properties. It helps maintain and support the relief of occasional joint pain and so much more.* Since…

banana oat weekday pancakes


Black Bean Soup

When I was leafing through ¡Cuba! – Recipes and stories from the Cuban Kitchen, I was reminded how much I like black bean soup. In theory, black bean soup is just a dark bowl of beans and doesn’t sound all…

Adaptogen Coconut Cacao Bliss Balls

Adaptogen Coconut Cacao Bliss Balls

Simple + Easy Raw Vegan Adaptogen Coconut Cacao Bliss Balls recipe with Reishi & He Shou Wu. These healthy, protein and superfood packed energy bites are made with dates, almonds, raw chocolate powder, and healing herbs making them the perfect dairy-free, gluten-free, paleo, and Whole 30 friendly snack! Even kids love them!

Meet the magical Adaptogen Coconut Cacao Bliss Ball with Reishi & He Shou Wu. I wasn’t always a lover of the so-called “bliss ball”. The one’s I had to be unpleasantly sweet and sticky and chunky,…