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Starters & Main Courses

I decided to merge these two themes as I live by the rule that every recipe can be made either as a starter or a main course!

J’ai décidé de fusionner ces deux catégories car je suis convaincu que toute recette est versatile selon les envies de chacun!

Greek spinach & feta brick – Brick à la Grecque aux épinards et à la féta

Greece is full of resources when it comes to finger food ! Hence the perfect destination for an « apéro » with some friends : hummus, tzatziki, tarama, pita breads, stuffed vine leaves and… puff appetizers aka stuffed brick sheets e.g. tyropitakia (cheese) or spanakopita (spinach and feta), the yummiest ! Serve this « pie » to share as finger food or as a main with some salad on the side. Continue reading “Greek spinach & feta brick – Brick à la Grecque aux épinards et à la féta”


Brocoli salad japanese style – Salade de brocoli à la japonaise

When one of my favorite veggies meets one of my favorite cuisines: brocoli made in Japan aka with some yummy avocado and topped with a mouth-watering sesame dressing. You can eat it a it is or serve it with some salmon for instance or even on top of some soba noodles for a more consistent salad! Continue reading “Brocoli salad japanese style – Salade de brocoli à la japonaise”


Take a trip to Tunisia with this typical mediterranean dish made of some sort of ratatouille topped with baked eggs: easy, earthy, healthy & yummy… what else?! Perfect for a quick dinner fix on a weekday, you’ll just need to have some vegetables on hand (the classic calls for tomatoes and sweet peppers but you can also jungle with zucchini or eggplant) as well as some specific spices – and the spices actually do it all! Continue reading “Chakchouka”

Ravioli & Leek Gratin – Gratin de ravioles et poireaux

Here comes one of the easiest childhood meal to open winter season on a rainy day: my cheesy oven-baked ravioli and leek gratin. For the yummiest result, make sure you use “ravioles du dauphiné” aka cheese stuffed little squares. The dough is extra thin, which is what makes it so meltingly soft. You can enjoy them as they are or put them in a gratin like myself, along with some leek and even more cheese for a mind-blowing diner (no one said anything about light or healthy)! Continue reading “Ravioli & Leek Gratin – Gratin de ravioles et poireaux”


Fresh, healthy and spicy, ceviche has it all. This raw fish specialty from Peru is the perfect summer dish to bring some exotic twist to any meal! Serve in small verrines as a starter or on top of a bed of guacamole like a tartar for a nice main. The original ceviche is just about marinated fish but you can also twist yours by adding a sweet touch such as some mango cubes, which will nicely offset the spiciness of the chili. Continue reading “Ceviche”

Lentil salad – Salade de lentilles

Here comes the alternative to my red lentils salad! Again, the ultimate healthy meal, full of vitamins, with beautiful colors, combining the sweet and the salty, the soft and the crispy… aka a mind blower! AND perfect to get summer-ready in these sunny times of the year. What’s new this time? This alternative plays with green lentils instead, full of iron, and an apple to add the sweet and sour touch. Continue reading “Lentil salad – Salade de lentilles”

Red lentils salad – Salade de lentilles corail

Trying to stay on the healthy side? Go for this huge bowl of lentils and plenty of other colorful and tasty things! I actually have two versions of this recipe, I’ll post the second option very soon. This one is the sweetest alternative thanks to the red lentils, the beetroot and the sweet potato. Veggie protein, antioxydants and vitamins: your perfect remedy against winter blues. Continue reading “Red lentils salad – Salade de lentilles corail”

Shrimp & mango colombo – Colombo de crevettes à la mangue

I love how food helps me travel sometimes, don’t you? Add some spices, some coconut milk, a pinch of sweet-sour and you’re on for a trip in the midst of Asia! I love how this dish unites India with Thailand with just a few ingredients. It’s easy, it’s healthy and it’s got lots of woaw effect to it, perfect for a dinner with friends. Continue reading “Shrimp & mango colombo – Colombo de crevettes à la mangue”

Monkfish cider casserole – Lotte au cidre en cocotte

An easy recipe to impress your guests! The noble monkfish should already add a sophisticated touch to your meal but the breton cider marinade will upgrade it even more. Served with pilaf rice and some winter vegetables, it is the perfect option for a 3 course dinner. Continue reading “Monkfish cider casserole – Lotte au cidre en cocotte”

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