dimanche 27 mars 2016

Exotic mango passion fruit Eton Mess

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     Today, I took part to a new food challenge and the theme was "exotic fruit". I didn't think long, I love exotic fruit and my favorite one is mango!

   I also love Pavlova but I had never prepared its British cousin, the Eton Mess so I went for it today. What I like in Eton Mess is that you build it as you want, in the same order as the Pavlova or "in a mess". 

vendredi 25 mars 2016

Little Easter rabbit brioches (vegan recipe, dairy and egg free)

    Two years ago, for Easter, I had proposed to discover the recipe and the story of the Hot Cross Buns as they are not well-known in France.

   This year, I wished to propose another type of original brioche that you'll be able to enjoy this long weekend for breakfast or the afternoon snack. You may have seen this little bunnies on the Internet, I stumbled on these cuties last year and I wanted to try them but I went on a vegan version as I had never baked a vegan brioche or bread. If you're just intolerant to eggs or milk it's also the occasion to try them.

jeudi 17 mars 2016

{ Saint Patrick's Day } Irish Colcannon, mashed potatoes, savoy cabbage (and smoked tofu)

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    For Saint Patrick's Day, earlier this week, I offered you to try these Guinness chocolate cupcakes with a light matcha cream cheese frosting. I also wanted to prepare a savory Irish recipe and I saw a picture of this typical dish I didn't know about on Michelle's Instagram profile.

   Colcannon is a very simple but comforting dish to prepare and enjoy before Spring comes soon - at least in France. It's made of mashed potatoes and cabbage, that's it! Some will put green onions and eat it with meat, I chose to prepare it with only potatoes and savoy cabbage and to serve it with smoked tofu stir-fried in coconut oil. You can of course use green, savoy or kale cabbage and replace smoked tofu by smoked tempeh, seitan or even plant-based smoked sausages to keep it vegetarian.

lundi 14 mars 2016

Dairy free chocolate Guinness cupcakes, matcha cream cheese frosting { Saint Patrick's Day }

    I know quite well England, I have been to Scotland and even spent a few hours in Wales, in Cardiff, when I spent two weeks in the beautiful city of Bath when I was a teenager but I have never been to Ireland so far and I just dream to go and visit this country so I decided to take you there this week. 

   Saint Patrick's Day is next Thursday and I wanted to share a special recipe for the occasion. No pop green cake full of chemical coloring but chocolate cupcakes baked with the national Irish beer, the Guinness. I still wanted to add some green touch so I tried powdered matcha to naturally color the frosting and it gave a nice pastel green and the taste matches very nicely with the chocolate flavor.

mardi 8 mars 2016

Apple pie rice pudding seeds granola parfait (vegan, gluten free)

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    Last week, I took part to a monthly food culinary challenge and this month's theme was about seeds we had to use in our recipe in addition to a seasonal fruit or vegetable.

   As my father's birthday was last Wednesday, I decided to mix two of his favorite desserts, the rice pudding and the apple pie, in a jar. I made an apple granola full of seeds and dried fruit for the "crust" in put at the bottom of the jar, a vanilla vegan (or not) poppy seed rice pudding, topped with a vanilla apple compote.