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Buckwheat Crepe is a gluten-free crepe made with four ingredients: buckwheat, water, egg and salt. An authentic Crêpe/Galette Bretonne! With a bunch of holes and a simple filling of ham and cheese. Buckwheat Crepe is a recipe from my ancestors back in Bretagne, France. I’ve learned that the “Crêpe Bretonne,” aka thin pancakes, is quite different from the regular buckwheat crepe; the Breton version needs to be crunchy, thinner and filled with those minuscule holes, while the average “galette” they call in France is a softer buckwheat crepe. Regular Crêpe & Galette vs. Crêpe Bretonne First, a Crêpe is a white flour super thin pancake eaten with a sweet filling and served all over France. The galette is usually a mix of buckwheat and white flour, egg and milk, as seen in many recipes on the web, and is generally filled with savoury fillings. In Bretagne, the north-west region of…

This ultra-healthy option is a carb-free, effortless, and flavorful side dish that complements many dishes! If you’re seeking a lighter side dish without sacrificing taste, look no further; this Cauliflower Curry is the way! Curry Cauliflower Couscous is a great side dish, although I must clarify: there is no actual couscous. This recipe is simply blended cauliflower and does wonders for low-carb diet seekers. This white veggie side dish perfectly replaces couscous, bulgur, and rice without being packed with carbohydrates. Cauliflower vs. Rice I mean, rice is a beloved ingredient; I have nothing against it! However, sometimes, to lower our calories, we need to make some concessions, this cauliflower couscous being a good one! You can make whatever BBQ meat or fish and use this as a side dish to make it ‘lighter.’ The texture is similar, and cauliflower is so mild tasting that any aromatics thrown at it would change its flavour.…

Wasabi pumpkin purée has this surprisingly addictive combo of sweet and spicy. Great side dish to impress the guests and do something more dynamic than mashed potatoes. Wasabi pumpkin purée is almost too simple to write down. The idea of mixing both together might sound odd to some… I was one of those sceptic at first. But if you dare, try it out! You’ll fall hard and probably want to make all your loved ones try ASAP. Yes, this kind of recipe! Technique The technique is quite similar to mashed potatoes, except for roasting the pumpkin before mashing them up with the usual milk, butter, wasabi, salt and pepper. This way, it brings in this caramelized touch that nobody can resist. The Perfect Balance If you are like me, finding that pumpkin, butternut squash or sweet potatoes are too sweet, I highly recommend adding some spice to it, whether it’s ginger,…

Delight in a satisfying bowl of textures and flavours with our Barley Risotto, featuring succulent barley paired with crispy mushrooms and spinach. This hearty dish promises a fulfilling dining experience. Barley risotto with mushroom and spinach is an excellent alternative to the traditional arborio rice risotto. This hearty dish combines nutty barley, crunchy mushrooms, and vibrant spinach for a comforting and flavorful experience. It could be served as a side dish and a full vegetarian main! Barley instead of Arborio? Those two grains are similar in texture, although the barley is higher in fibre and lower in calories. In other words, eating your risotto with barley instead of rice is a bit healthier. The cooking process is precisely the same as with regular risotto. The excellent news is that barley is used in many diets and has many health benefits (Check here if you want to learn more). Crisp Mushrooms As…

Cranberry Gimlet is the perfect fizzy drink for the holidays! A fizzy ruby red cocktail; who could say no to this? A lovely mix of aromas from bitter cranberry to sweet mandarine, orange-infused gin and a touch of sparkling wine! The Holidays will taste much better this year! Impress your guests with this fizzy Christmas Cranberry Gimlet! The drink uses cranberry juice, the juice of a mandarine, some Sevilla-infused Tanqueray Gin (not sponsored), homemade cinnemon and mandarin syrup, and a lot of sparking wine! Because for the Holidays… bubbles are mandatory! Inspiration A Gimlet is an old classic of gin, sugar and lime. It was invented by sailors to fight against scurvy, in other words, to preserve the limes for longer on their long journeys. Still, many years later, this beloved sweet-and-sour drink is a scrumptious classic! Christmas Version To make this drink Christmas’y’, I’ve switched the sour lime with…

Indulge in the perfect Quebecois Sunday brunch with these delectable French Canadian Crepes, which are thinner than pancakes. This sweet and salty dish is a classic, drizzled with the iconic maple syrup, cheese and crispy bacon strips. French Canadian Crepes differ from the rest of Canada, they are thinner and based on the French Crepe recipe while the English part usually makes them fluffier like in the USA. They are not exactly like the French version either, being thicker than its cousin and filled with holes. But way thinner than pancakes because no baking powder is used. Also, unlike the Britanny (Western France) version, this French-Canadian version needs to be flipped. The Brunch, the Crepe Way The idea is to start with the sweet and savoury crepe, then make a second (sweet only) with fruits, whipped cream and maple syrup. The table should be filled with different fillings for different tastes.…

Indulge in the ultimate comfort with our Porcini Risotto recipe. Earthy porcini mushrooms delicately blended with creamy Arborio rice creating a luxurious, flavorful delight. Perfect for a cozy evening, this dish is pure culinary bliss! If there is a traditional fall risotto in Italy, it’s this beloved risotto ai funghi made with those exquisite porcini mushrooms. These giant mushrooms bring nature into your plate; if you are lucky enough to get it in whatever form possible (fresh, canned or dried), you’ll never go back to button mushrooms. This Porcini Risotto showcases these mushrooms at its best! Porcini Mushrooms Porcini mushrooms, also known as cèpes, steinpilz, or king bolete, are highly valued for their rich, earthy flavour and meaty texture. Found in forests across Europe, North America, and Asia, these wild mushrooms are a popular choice in many cuisines, especially Italian and French. They add depth to soups, sauces, and risottos, enhancing…

Mexican Tacos al Pastor features succulent marinated pork slow-cooked to perfection, nestled in a corn tortilla and adorned with a delightful slice of sweet pineapple, all customizable with your favourite toppings! Experience the perfect blend of sweet and spicy flavours! Who doesn’t love a good spicy taco with a touch of sweetness to it? Mexican Tacos al Pastor means shepherd’s tacos in Spanish, which are pork-based tacos from Middle Mexico. The method used to cook the pork is based on Middle Eastern Kebab’s rotating grills. Therefore, the Lebanese immigrants inspired Mexicans and basically made their version of Shawarma. They’ve changed the veal for pork and added chilli peppers and a welcomed touch of sweet pineapple! Delicious stuff! This version is braised pork meat finished in the oven since the traditional rotating roasting method isn’t possible at home. Homemade Corn Tortilla I got inspired and bought myself a tortilla press to practice my homemade…

Spicy Chicken Stuffed Peppers is an explosive combo of sweet and spicy chicken, pineapple, onion and a touch of habanero hot peppers baked in a red bell pepper—a fun dish with a fiery, fruity spin. A straightforward recipe that looks good fresh and got this spark some of us dig! This spark is called Habanero chilli peppers, and they go wonderfully with pineapples! This version of Chicken Stuffed Peppers is for adventurous people who like this famous duo of sweet and spicy. Habanero Chilli Peppers Habanero chillies are not for everyone; you need to be brave enough to eat them, but they have this fruit aftertaste, which I believe no other chilli peppers have. The good news here is you can use the pepper in moderation, accompanied by some sweet ingredient (in this case, pineapple), which helps to balance the heat. I use a homemade dehydrated habanero powder, but freshly chopped habanero…

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