An Avocado Apéritif

Un apéritif à l’avocat Serves 2 We recently had the pleasure of meeting Rachel Shemenski of Florida MicroGreens who introduced us to micro onions. Free of pesticides, additives and with no added nutrients, micro greens and micro onions are grown indoors, in hemp.  As a healthy alternative to traditionally grown onions, these delicious sprouts pack…

Chicken Tenderloins and Fresh Green Beans

Filets de Poulet et Haricots Verts Frais Serves 2 Welcome springtime and the return of the outdoor farmers’ markets where you can find fresh green beans (haricot verts) and beautiful bouquets of fresh herbs. Starting with the best ingredients and perfect for the work-week rush, try this simple chicken and vegetable recipe when you’re craving…

Penne with Goat Cheese and Mushrooms

Penne au Fromage de Chèvre et aux Champignons Serves 4 The Skinny on Spelt For those who are gluten sensitive, could there be such a thing as “good gluten”? Apparently yes, and it’s found in the ancient species of wheat known as “spelt”. After overindulging every morning on croissants and baguette still warm from the…

Mussels and French Fries

Moules Marinières et Frites Serves 2 When shopping for mussels, take note of the origins and also of the smell. Good mussels should have the scent of the sea. Salt sparingly, if needed. INGREDIENTS 2 liters or 8 cups of fresh mussels 2 green onions, chopped including the stalks or 2 shallots if preferred 1…

A French Breakfast

Breaking the fast in France is typically fuss-free and minimal.  Great starts begin with fresh fruits in season and tartine, which is another name for your favorite crusty bread topped with butter and “confiture” (jam). Morning coffee is “café au lait” (coffee with milk) served in a small bowl which comes in handy when dipping…