Appetizers · Salads · Vegetarian

Valentino Salad

Valentino Salad is a perfect starter for a romantic dinner, it’s a light earthy salad with roasted beets, strawberries, roquefort, sunflower seeds and arugula topped with an aged balsamic vinegar. If there is something I like about blogging recipes is to choose a name for my recipes. This one was a no brainer… just a… Continue reading Valentino Salad

Appetizers · Soups

Roasted Butternut Squash, Leek and Fried Sage Soup

Roasted Butternut squash with leeks, crispy fried sage and fresh cream to top it up. Plus some extra “chef’s secrets” to bring your soup from boring to an exquisite chef soup.  I know… it might look like those million others butternut squash soups out there, but believe… this one is far from the “everyday life” soup. It’s… Continue reading Roasted Butternut Squash, Leek and Fried Sage Soup

Appetizers · Fish & Sea Food

Express Shrimp Ceviche

This Express Shrimp Ceviche is a light and refreshing appetizer great for any occasions. It’s a “fast preparation” version which contains some fresh dill, tomatoes, avocado and red onions.  Having gone through the Americas…each country has their own version of ceviche. First of all, it’s usually a main dish. In Mexico, they make it quite spicy… Continue reading Express Shrimp Ceviche

Appetizers · Main Meals · Soups

Double Onion Soup

This is two soups in one for an extra tasty onion soup. Don’t we all love a good onion soup? Imagine combining an onion cream with a french onion soup! The result is just exponentially delicious! This soup is a merged of the classical French onion soup and an onion veloute (cream). It’s broth is made the onion cream way,… Continue reading Double Onion Soup

Appetizers · Snacks

Pesto-Parmesan Fingers

Red and Green Pesto Parmesan Fingers for a crunchy, flavorful appetizers for holiday season. A crowd pleaser guaranteed!   This holiday season is going to be a hit with those pesto (2 colors) parmesan fingers. They are easy to do and terribly fun and tasty. I’ve used 2 different pesto types; the popular green pesto a la… Continue reading Pesto-Parmesan Fingers

Appetizers · Meat & Poultry

Enoki-Beef Rolls

Enoki enveloped in a thinly cut (carpaccio) beef slice with a dash of tamari and black sesame seeds for a carnivore/asian appetizers on your next dinner party. A carnivore’s bite These appetizers are every carnivore’s dream, a tender meat rolled around a nice crunchy enoki mushroom and a touch of sesame. Sometimes simple is the… Continue reading Enoki-Beef Rolls

Appetizers · eggs · lunch · Sandwiches · Snacks

Christmas Egg Sandwich Rolls

Those Christmas Egg Sandwich Rolls are specially made for christmas and highly appreciated by the little ones. A fluffy, tasty and fun bite to make the kids wait patiently for unwrapping their gifts. This christmas egg sandwich is close to my heart, it’s my grandma’s recipe, and clearly she taught us how to make them. Since… Continue reading Christmas Egg Sandwich Rolls

Appetizers · Main Meals · Meat & Poultry

Banh Mi Rolls

Banh Mi Rolls is a similar to spring rolls, but with all the goodies from the famous vietnamese sandwich Banh Mi. As many knows, the Banh Mi  Sandwich (check my recipe) was brought by the French into Vietnam during their occupancy during the Indochina time. I’m myself a big fan of those precious sandwich, but this… Continue reading Banh Mi Rolls

Appetizers · Fish & Sea Food · Main Meals

Spicy-Mango Shrimp Skewers

Spicy-Mango Shrimp Skewers are a colorful, tropical and most of all delicious. Spicy and sweet is one of my favorite combination, although it’s a mildly spiced recipe. Those skewers remind me of Caribbean food, especially with the mango and little sprinkle of grated (unsweetened) coconut. You can simply make a bunch of those under 15 minutes, no need to… Continue reading Spicy-Mango Shrimp Skewers

Appetizers · Meat & Poultry · Tapas

Duck Prosciutto, Date and Cheddar Mini Rolls

Holiday season is coming, we’ll soon receive guests at home and/or vice versa. Here is a great idea to make your guests never forget about your dinner party. An hors d’oeuvre plate of duck prosciutto rolled around a date piece and aged cheddar to open up those guests stomach before the main meal. Those little bites… Continue reading Duck Prosciutto, Date and Cheddar Mini Rolls