Mad About Macarons - How to Eat Like the French: a French food blog in Paris of healthy recipes, Paris tearoom and patisserie local guides, lifestyle and gourmet French travel.
This past week I was so ashamed of the garden. I had run away from it for too long. The weather didn’t give me an excuse, either, as the sun was shining. It was time to JUST DO IT! My back has been killing me since (the computer doesn’t help, either!) but the effort was […]
KGB review, sister restaurant of Ze Kitchen Galerie. French cuisine with Asian influences. Recipe from chef William Ledeuil, Thai sweet potato croquettes
A perfectly simple yet healthy winter warming pumpkin soup with a few benefits of leeks and ginger. Serve with fried sage leaves.
A perfect elegant yet simple dinner starter or light summer lunch. Serve with a crusty baguette to mop up the most silky creamy parmesan sauce. The sauce quantity is good for individual portions but if making this as one big family size, I'd double the sauce quantity.
A quick and easy healthy spread replacing the traditional chickpeas with broccoli. Just so happens to be vegan, dairy free and gluten free.
A rich, creamy French classic soup or velouté that was created for Madame du Barry, King Louis XV's last and favourite mistress, who adored cauliflower
Easy Caprese tomato mozzarella & basil bites are concentrated in flavour with roasted tomatoes, making them great party food and full of flavour at any time of year.
French family comfort food recipe in one dish. Pre-roasted butternut squash or pumpkin, leeks, ready prepared chestnuts, a subtle warming sprinkle of smoked paprika - all topped with toasted walnuts and bubbling melted cheese.
A taste of Autumn on a plate, with the most deliciously rustic chestnut flour tart base to accompany the season's pumpkin and mushrooms. A vegetarian special for Thanksgiving or Christmas. For non-vegetarians, add some leftover turkey.
A quick, chunky and healthy soup recipe that's perfect for any time of year, using the freshest seasonal vegetables and herbs
A lightly curried cauliflower soup given the French touch with sweet, seared fresh scallops in turmeric and Scottish smoked salt.
Purple Carrot Cake, just as moist and tasty as orange carrot cake, but with reduced sugar, less oil and full of surprising health benefits
A sophisticated green salad with pear and avocado served on a warmed artichoke base and melted roquefort cheese with caramelised red onions.
Enjoy summer pre-dinner drinks with a fun cherry tomato recipe: salted toffee cherry tomatoes. Dip them in fleur de sel salt and add some sesame, poppy seeds or flaxseeds.
A delicious French potato gratin recipe without cream using thinly sliced potatoes, onions, cheese and chicken stock (or vegetable for vegetarians). The result is a lighter version of Gratin Dauphinois and an ideal accompaniment for roast meats or chicken.
How to make healthy stuffed cabbage, a French classic made easy with ready made stuffing, add carrots and serve in bowls to enjoy the juice
A savoury version of the French buttery teacakes, made with pumpkin, sage and parmesan - perfect party food with festive drinks.
How to make pumpkin spice filling for macarons with roasted red kuri squash - the perfect macaron for Hallowe'en and a taste of Autumn from Paris
A deliciously light starter to celebrate the asparagus season this spring. Recipe Adapted by Eric Frechon, author of "Clafoutis" and executive chef at the Bristol in Paris. I've added lemon zest, delicious with both parmesan and white asparagus.