One tasty and healthy vegetarian dish: chickpea and spinach curry

I am constantly on the look for more veggie dishes which do not require random or expensive ingredients. I have found a beautiful veggie curry which ticked all the right boxes

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not too long to make ✔

not too many silly ingredients ✔

conforting & tasty ✔

easy to re-heat ✔

not too expensive to make ✔

AND one that can also become very easily a chicken dish by just adding a few pieces of poultry should you make it a non-vegetarian dish ✔

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Experiencing some Michelin star dining chez vous!

Who wouldn’t dream about organising a dinner party without having to lift a finger to prepare it?  ME, Me, Me for sure.

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I love cooking but with life as a mum of 3 my time is often too limited to organise too many dinner parties at home.

Organising dinner parties is a BIG French tradition and one I definitely love. I still remember how often my parents would have friends around when we lived in Paris and I was a little girl, despite the fact we had a tiny kitchen AND no dishwasher. Yes, you read that right!

I have always loved hosting too: having friends around at your own place brings a personal touch you can never get when going out to a restaurant with friends.

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5 simple but delicious ways to cook white fish

It’s been a long time since I last posted about food. There is always too much to talk about and not enough time for me to blog and do it all with the family and life in general.

WHITE FISH: fresh or frozen?

Fish has taken a great place in our food at home. I am not a big meat person and certainly, I have gone off red meat in the last few years. I can still eat it but it is not really a pleasure anymore for me. L’Homme who used to eat a lot more meat has happily transitioned to eating fish so that’s a bonus and the kids enjoy it too.

I wanted to share with you today a few ideas on how to cook white fish.

Frozen white fish fillets

First of all, I would like to say that 90% of the time I use frozen cod fillets. Why? Continue reading

2 top cold soups recipes, perfect for the summer!

If you’ve been following me for a little while you’ll know I love soups – I even share my favourite winter ones in this post. I find soups filling and nourishing, especially in the winter time. However, in the summer and especially in the current mini heat wave that we are having here in the UK, a hot soup could end up being torture unless you are looking a sweat to get rid of toxins or God knows what. Looking for fresh, lighter dishes but still nourishing and tasty I want to share with you today 2 excellent cold soups. You could enjoy them as a main course, a starter or even as a little nibble during an aperitif.

So without further ado:

  • The cucumber, yoghurt and fresh mint soup

Delicious cold cucumber soup & special K topping

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My non-alcoholic summer beverage of choice

_P1A7097internetSummer is fast approaching, although I must say in London we are still waiting for Spring to turn up;-) When the days get warmer and nicer, I sometimes crave for a nice fruity drink that does not involve alcohol. I discovered a couple of years ago a new kind of fruity and sparkling drink that I love: San Pellegrino fruit beverages. It’s a mix of sparkling water and concentrated juice which tastes delicious.

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My 10 favourite​ healthy snacks to power through the day

 

Healthy snack options

Hi all, I hope you’re having a good week. I am a nurse on duty these days with one child after another falling with illness…Being a mum is mentally and physically demanding. I always take a big breakfast (my favourite meal of the day as mentioned in a previous post) and don’t need to snack until lunch time in general. But in the afternoon, it’s a whole different story. I have moments of low blood sugar, low energy and I need substance and snacks to keep me going. Continue reading

A tricolour vegetable and goat cheese tart with Jus-Rol

We are just back from a wonderful holiday in Spain and I am slowly readjusting to normal life here in London. Before we headed out, I was on a mission the clear the fridge and it’s always tricky to avoid any wastage. Dedicated to using most – if not all – of our fresh stuff I prepared this delicious ‘tricolour’ vegetable and goat cheese tart with a Jus Rol puff pastry.

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A delicious easy peasy Keralan fish curry recipe

With age and a few traumatising stories heard over the radio about the situation in certain slaughtering houses in France (article about it in English here or en francais la), I have gone more and more off meat and red meat in particular. I still occasionally eat some but the enjoyment is not quite there anymore. I have always loved fish and these days, I am only too happy to eat more of it. I am constantly on the look for alternatives to my classic papillotes cooking fish and fish cakes.

I have found this Fish curry recipe in my Waitrose supermarket. I have mentioned in previous posts (here and here) how I love those recipe cards they produce every month. Cooking books often include lots of recipes that I will never use, the bonus of picking and choosing your recipe card(s) out of a selection is that you know you are more likely to use the ones you take.

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The most decadent chocolate brownie recipe

Chocolate cake and tea

Hello all, I was meant to write an epic post when things did not happen quite as planned this week. It all started as usual with lots of playgroup activities, school pick up and drop off, cooking and other chores and my college day which is always a joy. And then on Thursday I went to do a photoshoot for a friend of mine’s new products and all of sudden everything went pear shaped.

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My top 5 favourite soup recipes /Mes 5 recettes de soupe préférées

🇬🇧 In those winter months, soups are back on the menu. In our household we have made it a tradition to have a soup every Sunday evening. We try to have our meals with the kids at the weekend and I find a good soup on a Sunday evening is a great way to balance things out if we indulged a bit otherwise. Our kids get probably 2 soup diners a week which – I am not going to lie – is not always welcomed with a smile but when they have fish & chips at school or pizza, I feel it’s my duty to bring the vegetables back on their plates. Our toddler is a soup lover which is so great, may this long last!

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I have tried lots of soup recipes (and will continue trying new ones on a regular basis) and today I thought I would share with you my 5 favourite ones. I could have probably made this list even longer as I am a big big fan of soups but I didn’t want to overwhelm anyone;)

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