Green Smoothies

Smoothies can be such an easy and pleasant way to get some vitamins every day.  Like juicing, the combinations are just about endless.  Here in France, I find the frozen fruit availability is a bit limited.  In the states, Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods and Safeway offer organic frozen fruit.  You can also buy organic fruit … Continue reading

Chard and Spinach Pesto {vegan+raw}

My sister sent me this chard pesto recipe from a blog called ‘closet cooking’: Swiss Chard Pesto.   The first time I made it, I added spinach and removed the jalapeños…I didn’t have enough chard and my husband doesn’t eat spicy food. I have made it at least 5 times since then with several variations as … Continue reading

Mousse au Chocolat – Chocolate Mousse

I love to watch cooking shows on TV!  In France, there is only one channel and it’s called Cuisine TV.  They  have quite a variety of shows including English chefs like Jamie Oliver and Nigela Lawson, as well as American chef Giada de Laurentis.  Yesterday I saw a super easy recipe for chocolate mousse.  He … Continue reading

White Chili à la Provençale {vegetarian}

A year or so ago I went to a chili cook off here in Aix.  I of course made a pot with my dad’s recipe.  A classic ground beef & pork combination with some lovely chili powders he orders from Pendery’s in Texas.  When he makes it it’s great.  When I made it…it was less … Continue reading

Everybody needs Sprouts!

  I started sprouting seeds last fall.  Sprouts are considered a superfood and honestly they are also super delicious.  My husband and I eat them on crackers, french bread, sandwiches and salads.  They really are a better way to snack. I recently subscribed to Food & Wine magazine for my iPad.  They published an article … Continue reading

Chia Pudding

A perfect snack in between meals.  Great energy that lasts a few hours and it doesn’t confuse your blood sugar levels like other snacks that lack balance.

Mussels in White Wine and Garlic Cream Sauce

This week at my producers market my seafood guy had some mussels that looked nice. So I took home a sac (1kg) and cooked them in the traditional french method.  It’s actually quick and easy.  If you have never tried them at home before, then give this a shot sometime.   I didn’t have any … Continue reading

What’s more Healthy than: Quinoa Primavera

Originally posted on Balanced Modern Mom:
So as you know I love Meatless Mondays and an All Vegetarian meal whenever I can….??!! I especially love Quinoa, for me it’s the best substitution to heavy carbs and it marries so well with vegetables (really anything, in this case I am focusing on vegetables 😉 ), I…