dairy free · egg-free · Gluten Free · lunch · Salad · Vegan · vegetable · Vegeterian

Beluga Lentils, Cauliflower and Chives Salad

A beautiful, simple and healthy salad that will make you feel good about eating lentils.  These beautiful beluga lentils look like little caviar pearls and cooked properly, have just a little bite to them and keep their shape beautifully.  I liked the contrast of the white cauliflower with the black lentils and the burst of… Continue reading Beluga Lentils, Cauliflower and Chives Salad

Bread · Breakfast · Cheese · egg-free · Fruit · lunch · Vegeterian

Apple Cheddar Scones

These cheddar scones are insanely good and so easy to do! A part from a grater, all you need is your hands and in under 45 minutes, you’ve got yourself a terrific breakfast or brunch item.  My go-to baking book is Anna Olson’s “Back To Baking”.  I love Anna’s recipes as they are simple and… Continue reading Apple Cheddar Scones

Bread · Breakfast · Cheese · egg-free · Leftovers · lunch · Snack · Vegeterian · whole grain

Aged Cheddar Cheese and Beer Quick Bread

This quick bread is the perfect accompaniment to a soup and the leftovers are also terrific toasted and served with eggs the following morning.   I like to call these “quick breads”:  magic bread, for the simple reason that they are  completed in one bowl, assembled in 5 minutes and be cooked and eaten within… Continue reading Aged Cheddar Cheese and Beer Quick Bread

Bacon · Breakfast · dairy free · Gluten Free · lunch · Snack · vegetable · Vegeterian · whole grain

Savory Sweet Potato Waffles

First off, I’d like to apologize since I’ve been off the grid for a while.  The truth is that after 19 years of hard work at the same company and after a reorganization, they let me go.  After the initial shock of it all has passed, I have had the time to renew with my… Continue reading Savory Sweet Potato Waffles

dairy free · egg-free · Gluten Free · lunch · Salad · tofu · vegetable · Vegeterian

Asian Inspired Tofu Crumbles Over Rice Vermicelli Salad

  I’ve done something similar to this before but this one is more simple and it is perfect to make ahead of time and use it all week long by switching it up to top just a green salad or even to top a chicken soup.  In my case, I had to watch them as… Continue reading Asian Inspired Tofu Crumbles Over Rice Vermicelli Salad

dairy-free · egg-free · Gluten Free · lunch · Salad · vegetable · Vegeterian

Brussels Sprouts and Bell Peppers Salad with Asian Twist

Even if you think you don’t like brussels sprouts, this salad will make you change your mind.  Brussels sprouts are part of the cabbage family so instead of boiling, roasting or doing any kind of cooking to them, I decided to just let them be what they are and take full advantage of all the… Continue reading Brussels Sprouts and Bell Peppers Salad with Asian Twist

Cheese · condiment · egg-free · Gluten Free · lunch · Meat · vegetable

“Pâté chinois” Casual Chic Style

“Pâté chinois” is a classic from my childhood and it’s sort of like a Sheppard’s pie but with only corn as it’s main vegetable.  It’s a staple on every french Canadian kitchen table.  What I’m offering is not as much as a recipe but more of a flavor profile in order to get the most… Continue reading “Pâté chinois” Casual Chic Style