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Avocado coleslaw with cilantro and lime is a perfect hybrid between classical mayo creamy coleslaw and Mexican beloved guacamole. Super fast and easy recipe to make in the food processor, plus ultra healthy. This avocado coleslaw with lime and cilantro side dish is perfect for anything grilled on the BBQ! The recipe is basically a standard coleslaw with a little extra fresh cilantro/coriander, lime and creamy avocado. So simple! Healthier than mayo healthy and creamy avocado coleslaw Well everyone likes a creamy mayo coleslaw… but your heart not so much. This Coleslaw contains none of the saturated fat from mayo, only the ‘good type of fat’ from the avocados. Which is recommended to lower your LDL or bad cholesterol. This avocado dressing is a great alternative to the classic mayo coleslaw, plus it’s got this sunny Mexican flavour added to it. How can you resist? Forget about this old outdated…

Eggplant Fries with Honey is a fairly common tapas in Spain. Nice crunchy eggplants sticks deep fried in olive oil and finished up with a sprinkle of salt and good quality honey. Ever wondered about nice authentic vegetarian tapas ? This crunchy Eggplant topped with honey tapa is what you are looking for! Called Berenjena con miel in Spanish this tapas originates from the south of Spain although nowadays you’ll find it in about every tapas bar in Spain. It’s usually served with a nice honey or a darker molasse (cane syrup) and a nice sprinkle of salt. A great sweet and salty dish! Golden rule of deep frying Knowing the common eggplants contains lots of water which makes them often saggy once cooked, the only way to make them relatively firm and crisp is by coating them in a light flour and breadcrumb layer and fry them up at high temperature.…

Greek Buddha Bowl is a great hearty vegetarian dish filled with Greek feta, chickpeas, kamut couscous, cucumber, tomato, kale chips and kalamatas olives topped with a greek dressing for a healthy and colorful weeknight dinner. This Greek buddha bowl will bring you right to sunny Greece without having to pay for the plane ticket. It’s a hearty and fun vegetarian dish that will give you all those extra vitamins and proteins you need after that long winter… Also a really fast dish to make, done under 10 minutes and it tastes fantastic. I love those buddha bowls, they give you that filling of abundance although it’s a healthy meal. For this particular Greek version of Buddha bowl I’ve added a nice feta cheese to give that extra “smooth” factor to the dish, a juicy and salty kalamata olive and its sidekicks of cucumber and tomato. The dressing is a fresh garlic, extra-virgin olive oil, flat…

Want a badaboom presentation for your next dinner party? The Cauliflower Tandoori is a great way to go, plus it’s healthy, easy and mildly spicy, who could resist? I’m a big fan of Indian food, although the mild type of Indian. My husband is a big fan of the Vandaloo sauce which is so crazy spicy, I wish I could forget the pain and taste the actual sauce but it’s just impossible for me. Also I’ve experienced already the effect of too spicy food with a sip of wine and let say my body didn’t agree… so in other words; mild to medium spicy Indian are my favorites. Tandoori marinade is one of the softest Indian sauces and super tasty, it’s almost too mild that I always add a touch of Garam Masala (spicy mix of spices) to add a little spark to my tandoori. Tandoori marinade/paste I know… I know… Tandoori actually…

The Rovello mushroom (red pine mushroom or saffron milk cap mushroom) I had to present to you the #1, the ultimate, the prestigious, the favorite mushroom from Catalonia, Spain; the famous Rovello mushroom. Called whether Red pine mushrooms or saffron milk cap in english those pinkish/brownish, earthy, meaty mushroom are simply irresistible! Catalans like to go by themselves in the woods to pick them up from september to novembre, it’s kind of a seasonal event. Although you can find them also at the market around Catalonia in the fall, with mountains of other types of mushrooms, but this one, the rovello, is their favorite. The mushrooms are abundant in northern Spain, in the red pines forest and the Basques and Catalans (both located north of Spain) are big fan of mushrooms, their gastronomy is filled with them, although, strangely in the rest of Spain, they are not so popular. Lucky for…

A tower or lovely colors and flavors, this mini ratatouille is a fun twist on a French classic with roasted eggplant, zucchini, tomato, red bell pepper and goat cheese served with a Spanish Salsa Verde. This mini Ratatouille is my favorite vegetarian dish, plus it’s so healthy and easy to make. This version is a mini one, a tower of all the classical ingredients topped with a Spanish salsa verde. There are so many versions of ratatouille out there, some with capers and a touch of vinegar (caponata) or spiced up a bit with espelette pepper in the Basque region, etc. Most of the time aromatised with thyme, marjoram, laurel and other Mediterranean aromatic herbs. Some other times they add goat cheese or olives to the ratatouille. A pretty polyvalent dish! This ancient 18 century French dish is usually served as a side dish to meat or fish. Usually made…

Peanut-coco Vegetarian Wok is a well known recipe, also so simple and fast to make, a great made under 20 minutes dish. It’s one of those few really fulfilling vegetarian dish, plus it’s filled with healthy veggies. The kids won’t feel they are eating a bunch of vegetables, since the creamy peanut-coco sauce will distract them from it. I, personally, have done this dish many time with chicken, but I’m trying to cut on the meat for the sake of my planet, and done my recipe with a curry-mango flavored tofu instead. To my own surprise, the tofu, which I’m still learning to love, gave the dish a new dimension, a better one even than the boring chicken pieces. I’ve bought a pre marinaded tofu piece, which turned out to be a big success for my relation with tofu and gave this dish a whole new fruity and healthy dimension. Carbon steel Woks I love…

Swiss broccoli gratin is a touch healthier way to eat a bunch of good Swiss cheese. When I say Swiss cheese, I don’t talk here about the American swiss cheese with holes… no.. no… I talk about the two delicious cheeses types they often use in Switzerland to make their famous cheese fondue; the famous Vacherin Fribourgeois and Gruyère cheeses. Passing by Switzerland this summer, I had to make a stop at the Fromagerie (cheese store) to get some of the best cheeses on this planet. This recipe is, of course, possible to make with other cheeses, but the ultimate mix of Vacherin fribourgeois, a more elastic cheese type and Gruyère a strong and firm one is a “must try” combination. This recipe I’ve made on our way back from Switzerland, based on the traditional dish fondue moitié-moitié (cheese fondue), but a tad lighter (using less cheese) and containing some veggies (broccoli and…

Mini low carb cauliflower spinach tarts is my latest experiment. I’m searching for alternative ways to eat my favorite foods with less carbohydrates (white rice, bread, pasta, etc.). Searching the web for low-carb recipes, it’s filled with cauliflowers; cauliflower rice, cauliflower pizza crust, cauliflower this and that, so I’ve decided to try my luck at mini spinach tarts with a crust of cauliflower, of course… Since it works apparently well as a pizza base, it should work fine for mini tarts as well… and it did! The texture isn’t the one of a crispy flaky pastry but it does hold well the tarts, even if it’s filled with a moist filling. I was surprised by the result, it’s true; cauliflower is a great alternative to carbs filled ingredients like white flour. Those mini tarts can be a low-carb diet lunch, dinner, snack or even appetizer. There is still some carbs in it,…

A simple and tasty mix of cucumber, green pepper, garlic, onion and mint to cool you down on a hot summer day. Cucumber-Mint Gazpacho is the perfect refreshing soup on a sunny day! A great appetizer to any summer meal, you can serve it as a simple soup or in a pitcher with glasses as tapas, with some extra ice cubes if it’s on a sunny day. This cold soup, is a modern variation of the famous Spanish tomato cold soup called gazpacho (gazpacho recipe here). It contains all the same secondary ingredients, the only missing one here is the tomato, which is replaced by lots of cucumber and also a touch of mint, to make it extra fresh. Actually the original gazpacho dates back from the Roman times and wasn’t made with tomatoes since those got imported afterwards from the New world. The original gazpacho, called ajo blanco, was made out of almond, garlic, water and…

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