Tabbouleh our way (V,Vg)

Tabbouleh our way (V,Vg)

Variations on the same theme   Tabbouleh is a super easy, super fresh, super summery, super delicious and super underrated salad originally from Lebanon. It has a lot of different variations, but some ingredients such as mint, onions, bulgur or semolina are indispensable to give…

Asparagus, avocado and roasted tomatoes tartines

Asparagus, avocado and roasted tomatoes tartines

  No pain, no tartines   Ollie and I usually have breakfast no matter the time we wake up. It is, after all, the most important meal of the day. Sometimes we want something sweet, usually peanut butter and banana toasts for me (very American,…

Vegan cheese potato pie (V, Vg)

Vegan cheese potato pie (V, Vg)

Pie, tart or quiche?   Ollie and I had many debates around pie. In the south of France, I have always used the word “pie” (tarte, in French) to describe any filling enveloped at the bottom by some golden pastry. How lexically wrong was I…

Apple tart (V, Vg)

Apple tart (V, Vg)

Tart or Pie?   I wanted to call this dessert an apple pie, but Ollie categorically refused this appellation: a pie is supposed to have a pastry lid on, and ours doesn’t, full stop. Therefore, we will give you the recipe of an apple tart…

Riz au lait (Rice pudding) (V,Vg)

Riz au lait (Rice pudding) (V,Vg)

Milky rice   The rice pudding, or riz au lait in French (literally “milky rice”), is truly an international dessert and one Ollie and I both know and love so it had to be featured on our website!  I have read that in India, it…

Gratin Dauphinois (V, Vg)

Gratin Dauphinois (V, Vg)

Dauphin, Dauphiné, Dauphinois, Dauphinoise Dauphinoise Potatoes, or Gratin Dauphinois in French, is a very traditional French dish from the Dauphiné region everyone loves; it doesn’t require a lot of ingredients, it is easy to make and it’s delicious. The original recipe is made with milk…

Butternut and chestnut soup (Vg, V)

Butternut and chestnut soup (Vg, V)

  The Series of Autumnal recipes is back!   So, by now, you all know Ollie and I love mushrooms and pumpkins – and everything autumnal and comforting and warm and orange or brown – but there is another very autumnal ingredient we both love:…

Couscous (Vg, V)

Couscous (Vg, V)

A story in History   My father was born in Algeria in 1952, when it was still French, from a long line of Spanish immigrants. He was the third generation to be born French in Algeria, and also the last. When he and his family…

Tapenade (vg, v)

Tapenade (vg, v)

  Summertime, and the livin’ is easy   Summer is my favourite season. In the south of France, where I grew up, it rimes with long, hot, lazy evenings with family and friends, with the magical sound of the cicadas, with some rose wine from…

Vegan almond brownies (v,vg)

Vegan almond brownies (v,vg)

Bake a cake on your birthday    I recently changed jobs where the tradition is to bring a cake for your birthday,whether homemade or shop bought, for everyone to enjoy (and wish you a happy birthday). Wait, everyone? One of the guy whom I am…