Crispy Green Beans with Parsley Tahini “Butter”

Crispy Green Beans with Parsley Tahini “Butter”

Oven roasted green beans may sound boring at first, but trust me it’s very hard to resist once you’ve tried it! These make such a great and healthy side dish to change from fries or another crispy vegetable. I currently so obsessed with oven roasted veggies as it gives a whole new dimension to the original taste which can a great tip if some of your family member don’t really appreciate greens. It makes it funnier and much more versatile in terms of seasoning. To bring a rich texture to the charred beans, I came up with the idea of a vegan butter which is just perfect for summer, loaded with fresh parsley and tahini based for a crazy buttery texture.

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Rustic Peach & Apricot pie

Rustic Peach & Apricot pie

This recipe might be one of the easiest I’ve posted so far on the blog! If you’ve never tried rustic tarts before, you’ll quickly understand that it’s very close to a regular pie simply fast-tracking the process a lot. So I said easy and quick? Well, this sounds like a perfect recipe when having a last minute lunch or dinner at home, when fruits are about to overripe or anytime you feel like having it. This recipe is really adaptable depending on the season and your preferences. Here’s a very summery version with peaches and apricots which bring a nice balance of sweet and tanginess into the recipe.

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Aquafaba Vegan Pancakes

Aquafaba Vegan Pancakes

One of my favourite thing with cooking is looking for alternatives to “traditional” ingredients or techniques. As you may have read in my post about flexitarianism, I would never fully commit to any restrictive diet, but this doesn’t mean that nothing’s interesting in it. Actually, if looking more specifically into plant-based diets you’ll really notice that it’s shaken things up in food habits and has probably become the trendiest diet ever. Ok, Instagram might have played an important role in this, but it does not affect in any way the fact that veganism provides a lot of alternatives to animal based products but also in terms of cooking techniques. Today, we’ll talk aquafaba – aka. chickpea water – and how to make to die for pancakes with it !

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Vegetable Gyoza

Vegetable Gyoza

Today is Japanese pan-fried dumplings day! I was craving gyoza the other day and had plenty of vegetables to use up so this was the perfect occasion. These soft on the inside and crispy on the outside bites are easy to make but require some time and patience to fold – yes, I still struggle with this step ! – but the result is so satisfying that you’ll forget about it. You can get really creative in homemaking gyoza as the filling ingredients are easy to vary upon the season and your preferences!  It’s also a great way to reduce food waste as the composition is versatile, hence you can use any veggie you have left in your fridge at the end of the week. This is the PERFECT recipe to impress your friends and family on your Friday nights apéro !

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Mokonuts

Mokonuts

At the heart of the 11th arrondissement, Mokonuts has become a gem both for Parisians and visitors. I trust we no longer introduce this tiny twenty-ish seats restaurant which is surely known to make the capital’s best cookies – which honestly are to die for ! Very far beyond the “Café & Bakery”  as stated on the door sign, husband and wife Omar Koreitem and Moko Hirayama are offering a daily menu inspired by fresh, seasonal produces, as local and organic possible, influenced by their cultures and loaded with talent.

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French Toasts with Roasted Apricots (vegan option)

French Toasts with Roasted Apricots (vegan option)

French toasts – pain perdu – is definitely part of my breakfast, brunch & afternoon snacks favorite – ok this kind of sound like an all time favorite, I admit! This recipe is such an easy one and traditionally consists of soaking thick bread slices dipped into an egg and milk preparation, then panfried with butter, sugar and lightly spiced. Who could resist such a perfectly crunchy and slightly gooey recipe, so warming and comforting. It just reminds me so much of childhood winter nights when I used to have French toasts very often. Today’s recipe is a much lighter version of the French toast than the original recipe and is just as good, along gorgeous and juicy roasted apricots!

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Rosemary infused strawberries

Rosemary infused strawberries

I left Paris yesterday for the countryside and this feels so nice to be away from town for a few days, particularly with the heatwave hitting the country. With all this heat, you’re most probably looking for fresh dessert recipes, fruity and herbaceous, and this one is such a nice one for summer. I love strawberries and this red fruit makes a perfect basis for a light summer dessert! Most of the time, I just feel like a simple salad might be a little basic to serve, especially when we’re hosting lunch or BBQ with family and friends. To move away from the traditional combination with mint, vanilla or verbena, I made a light rosemary sirup which gives your fruit salad a whole new dimension 🙂

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Zucchini Chocolate Muffins

Zucchini Chocolate Muffins

Well, I was very doubting about this recipe and how these zucchini-chocolate muffins were to turn out. Honestly, this was the best surprise ever when I took these out the oven last week! As soon as I lifted the muffin pan, I felt like these were so light and fudgy, typically my kind of cake – to die for! I have always loved using vegetables in desserts. Trust me, so many are super versatile and develop a little sweetness when cooking, as well as become very tender. These zucchini-chocolate muffins with nice dark chocolate chunks are so satisfying that you’ll wanna make more as soon as you finished them!

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Roasted Fennel

Roasted Fennel

Summer is finally here in Paris and we’ll have a very intense heatwave in the next days, so today is meal-prep for the week so I don’t heat up my apartment while it’s already difficult to keep it cool! So that means not a lot of cooking or baking for the upcoming week… I have started getting vegetables ready as you may have noticed that I’m not fond of eating raw. First on the list, these super flavourful roasted fennel wedges which are very nice to top up a salad or paired with a piece of meat.

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Salty Chocolate Granola

Salty Chocolate Granola

If you love granola, you should definitely think of making your own! Homemaking granola has so many advantages mostly being much healthier than store-bought ones which are usually containing a lot of sugar, unhealthy fats and many other unnecessary ingredients. I’m an unconditional fan of chocolate and nut flavoured granola as it go on approximately everything and is such a delicious treat. Trust me, once you’ve tried making a first recipe you’ll want to keep on creating more flavourful combinations! This one is just about the most perfectly chunky granola, check out my tip in the recipe 🙂

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