Simple Salads and dressings for sophisticated foodies

While I am scratching my head to find what best French recipes I could share in the hot summer that is just starting, I realized I am preparing about every other day a different salad and a different dressing. Most of them are from popular French regional or family recipes. Below, you’ll discover great quick and healthy fix, more or less inspired from authentic traditional French recipes, but surely tasty and welcome on your summer table!


Capture d’écran 2014-07-03 à 14.56.02The salad niçoise: This recipe finds its origin in the region of Nice, a beautiful Mediterranean town on the Azur Coast. There are several variations to it while the base is steamed green beans, tomatoes, hard boiled eggs, olives, tuna.

Now, I suggest the following list of ingredients, highlighting in BLUE those who are optional. Based on what’s in your fridge, you will succeed!

Recipe for 2 to 3 persons: Read the rest of this entry »


Theme for my soup: Orange (there is no orange in it though).


I often cook a soup on winter Sunday night, and it is usually based on what’s available… Also, I convince myself it washes down the excesses of the WE. The theme was orange, because we needed something to cheer us up: We just had this terrible snow storm. Here are my ingredients: 3 carrots, 1/2 butternut squash previously cooked, 1 cup of roasted chestnuts (best way to peel chestnuts here) 6 garlic cloves, 1/2 cup of corral lentils. Olive oil and 2 star anises.

Step one: In your pot, brown the carrots + garlic in olive oil.

ImageStep 2: add 3 cups of broth, your squash, the peeled chestnuts and the lentils:


Step 3: let simmering for 20 to 40 minutes with 2 anise stars. It really enhance the flavors.


Blend, adjust the salt, et voilà! my suggestion, a drizzle of olive oil, and a little cracked pepper to warm you up from the inside. Bon appétit 😉