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An easy-breezy Greek Pasta Salad is a crowd-pleaser! Bring it to any event this summer; it will disappear soon. This version contains a mix of cherry tomatoes, kalamata olives, onions, onion sprouts, and feta cheese for a colorful bowl! Who doesn’t like Greek salad? And who doesn’t like pasta? Right? This dish is the best of 2 worlds. The only ingredient missing here is the cucumber, which I thought wasn’t fitting too well. This pasta salad is fantastic to bring to any event, potluck, or birthday party… Nothing turns back in there if it’s too long on the counter. Plus, the kids will love this Greek Pasta Salad. Sunny Ingredients Bring out this fantastic bottle of olive oil you’ve received for Christmas. It’s time for it! Plus, don’t dare choose an olive other than the famous kalamata. It’s a Greek salad, after all. The Dressing The dressing is quite similar…

Summer Couscous Salad is a fresh side dish made with raw and crunchy zucchini, tomatoes, onions, cilantro, garlic, and a squeeze of lime. A super fresh side dish that goes with any type of protein or as a stand-alone salad! Served cold, this Summer Couscous Salad is a fresh side dish made with zucchini, tomatoes, onions, cilantro, and garlic. It’s perfect for hot summer days or to serve next to grilled chicken, meat, or fish. It’s also a great side dish to any seafood, quiche, or even on its own, or a great lunch for work. Plus, it’s a “done under 15 minutes” recipe and tastes so fresh, although the longer you let it in the fridge…, the better the flavours will merge. So, make sure to make a big batch! This way, you’ll get some tasty leftovers for lunch the next day. Tabbouleh Little Cousin This tabbouleh cousin doesn’t…

A Simple, elegant, and surprising dish made with lovely calamari, black linguine pasta, and a homemade Arrabbiata sauce spiced to perfection. There’s nothing like a seafood dish with a kick! Calamari Pasta in Arrabbiata Sauce is a great way to spice up your next dinner. If you have always wondered what that black ink pasta tasted like but never got around to buying it, this recipe will make you buy it repeatedly! Many are scared of those ink meals because of their color. But I assure you, it just tastes like the sea. Since I’ve been living in Spain, they use the ink of cuttlefish for many of their traditional meals like; croquetas in their ink, the arroz negro (black cuttlefish paella), and much more. Ink Pasta This recipe comes from my cooking school and is simple, elegant, and fun. Well… we had to make the fresh ink linguine by…

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…