Spanish Shrimp

This shrimp recipe brings a little taste of Spain into your kitchen. It is tasty, easy to make on a work night and is ready in less than 30 minutes. Serve over rice or pasta if your diet allows it. Personally, I serve it with a Cauliflower Rice or Quinoa Bowl. Print Recipe Spanish Shrimp…

Classic Summer Dessert: Peach Clafoutis

This recipe is a classic from my childhood in France. My mom always made it with cherries. This time I used peach that had been in my refrigerator for a week, and needed to get eaten. You can use any summer fruit, just keep in mind baking time may vary based on the fruit used….

What’s that smell?

Did you notice that every country, and town has its unique smell? A friend of mine brought it to my attention. I never noticed it before until I travelled to Thailand. Besides the humidity smell [mold] typical in tropical countries, and the smug surrounding Bangkok, spices is the predominant smell in Thailand. It took me…

La Chandeleur, A French Food Tradition Celebrated with Crêpes!

A week from today, while a large amount of the U.S. population will get ready to host Super Bowl parties, all around France, people will be active in the kitchen making crêpes, and planning festivities for their family and friends. Why? Because of La Chandeleur or Candlemas! La Chandeleur is of Christian origin celebrated every…

Christmas Yule Log: A French Christmas Delicacy

A few days ago I received a request from a reader to translate the Christmas Yule Log recipe I posted last year. I thought I would share the translation for everyone interested.     Print Recipe Christmas Yule Log This recipe is to be made 24-hours before serving. Cuisine Dessert Prep Time 30 Minutes Cook…

Fully Loaded Stuffed Homemade Tater Tots

Have you ever tried to make loaded stuffed tater tots? My better half had an inspiration. He thought it would be a good idea to make stuffed tater tots for our winter family weekend coming-up. He had some at a restaurant near us and literally stuffed himself with tater tots one day. I always like…

Christmas Delicacies from Around the World

It’s Christmas Eve! Like most of the past Christmases, my better half is working. I am seating by the tree planning tomorrow’s Christmas dinner. I am French, and he is Norwegian. One of France traditional Christmas dessert is the “Bûche de Noël” or Yule Log, and of course it will be part of our celebration….

Macaroni & Cheese for grown-up

Our household does not follow a regular schedule. Since both of us work in a tourism industry related field, we usually work when other people are off. We celebrate holidays when we can, Thanksgiving sometime in November, and Christmas sometime in January. This is why I am posting this Macaroni and Cheese recipe for grown-up…

Pizza Night Re-Invented

Is there such a thing as healthy pizza? Many people will say no, but I say YES with this recipe using cauliflower. I like cauliflower for its versatility. I’ve used it many times in recipe to replace ingredients that are high in carb. I used the cauliflower in this recipe to replace the pizza crust….

How to keep recipes organized? Best App Ever.

I am not going to give you 10 ways to keep your recipes organized, just one that works. I love cooking, and when I find a recipe I like, I keep the magazine or send an email to myself if the recipe is online. Then when I want to make it again, I cannot find…

Traditional Cold Tomato Soup from Cordoba

I am totally out of balance. I am taking the first step towards the life of full time travel: I am selling my house. This past month has been spent fixing, painting and cleaning. It is exciting and overwhelming at the same time. I had the chance to travel through my career, but this step…

Grass Fed Beef Brisket with Cauliflower & Broccoli Cakes

On a freezing winter night, the smell of cooking fills the house. There is no better aroma than a slow cooking grass fed beef brisket in the oven. Cooking meat for 4 hours can dry the beef making it tough to eat. This recipe uses red wine and fresh tomatoes that keep the meat moist,…