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Colorful heirloom tomatoes salad

Colorful heirloom tomatoes salad

What a joy for my heart to eat such colorful tomatoes! It is as pretty as it is delicious. This salad and little bread, some grilled fish and we’re set for a summer feast. This is such a simple salad I’m just really showing off this shots I’m proud of! A nicely plated tomatoes salad.

Watermelon feta salad

Watermelon feta salad

A refreshing salad to cope with the summer heat! When evening comes I am not that hungry and I want to eat something fresh and light! So this watermelon and feta salad is the perfect match.

Lentils & spinach coconut milk soup

Lentils & spinach coconut milk soup

I don’t know you but I am not ready to let go to Winter just yet! Spring is around the corner with the warmer temps we’ve had here in France but I hold on to my dear soups for a couple more weeks.

Pomegranate and pistachios pearl pasta salad

Pomegranate and pistachios pearl pasta salad

A pasta salad that does not contain mayonnaise because I am so tired of mayo pasta salad y’all! I added pistachios and pomegranate for some crunch and freshness.

Bacon deviled eggs

Bacon deviled eggs

Picnic season is in full swing so why not have fun with bacon deviled eggs? A very easy and simple starter that will please a crowd!

Fall wheat salad with feta cheese and roasted sweet potatoes

Fall wheat salad with feta cheese and roasted sweet potatoes

Fall salad where you mix raw ingredients, roasted ones, cheeses and a sweet and sour sauce : my kind of salad. This one is really perfect, filling, full of textures and flavors.

Thai chicken and coconut milk soup

Thai chicken and coconut milk soup

This soup is a wonder for the upcoming winter. It is soothing with the coconut milk but spicy with the chili, heating and soothing just what I need after a day in the cold. The chicken gets poached in the broth so it is tender and full of flavors. I just love this recipe!

Jalapeños, cheddar and bacon bread

Jalapeños, cheddar and bacon bread

Flavored breads are absolutely perfect for a light dinner served with a salad or for a quick lunch on the go! It can be eaten warm or chilled. I made this one with jalapeños, cheddar and bacon. I really liked this flavor combo!

Mini tuna and potatoes quiches

Mini tuna and potatoes quiches

Individual portion of quiches for starter or as a light dinner. You can make a big batch and keep it refrigerated in an air tight container so it won’t dry out. These ones are made with tuna, potatoes and thyme. A very yummy combo.

Lentils salad with walnut dressing

Lentils salad with walnut dressing

Lentils salads… I never think of doing that at home! Until I ate a really good one a few weeks ago and I was questioning why I almost never make it for my family. I made a simple one but it is so good.

Asian inspired cucumber salad with sesame seeds

Asian inspired cucumber salad with sesame seeds

It is really hot in the city in the summer. So to change from my amazing cucumber in sour cream that I love, I made this asian inspired salad with a lot of good things and even a little chili to spice things up !

Roasted potatoes and lentils Winter salad

Roasted potatoes and lentils Winter salad

If you're tired of soups, here is an idea to satisfy your veggie craving. A big old bowl of roasted potatoes and lentils salad. Packed with proteins and very delightful. A good dressing, crispy seeds and crunchy potatoes : nothing better!

Smoked sausage and white beans soup

Smoked sausage and white beans soup

Once again a soup recipe but I love it so much, it's painful! So here is a smoked sauge and white beans soup : so good and like a hug in a bowl after a cold cold day.

Creamy roasted butternut and coconut milk soup

Creamy roasted butternut and coconut milk soup

So here is the softest soup of the entire universe, cinnamon, roasted butternut and coconut milk. It's like drinking happiness.

Cumin seeds beets salad

Cumin seeds beets salad

Well, if you like it, I got something for you today. A delicious salad, full of colorful herbs and freshly ground cumin seeds, a delight.

Figs & goat cheese salad

Figs & goat cheese salad

A very pretty Fall salad that is dreamy with its very bright red figs!

Ginger & garlic shrimps

Ginger & garlic shrimps

Theses shrimps are delicious as a starter or in aperitif. It’s a recipe I highly recommend and I will do it as soon as I’ll be inviting some friends at our new house. It’s easy and in 30 minutes, you can serve it.

Chicken Noodle Soup

Chicken Noodle Soup

If you’re as addicted to Pinterest as I am, you probably already know what a Chicken Noodle Soup is, right? Everything is in the title, a soup with chicken and egg noodles. I know you’re hungry yet.

Creamy blue cheese dressing

Creamy blue cheese dressing

What is better than a good old salad? Temperatures have been quite high these days, so salad and raw veggies are the rule.

Gorgonzola and smoked ham quiche

Gorgonzola and smoked ham quiche

For dinner, a quiche is really convenient. You serve it with a salad and bam, dinner is ready in a few minutes (without baking time obviously). There was leftovers so we ate it again on lunch the next day, wonderful.

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