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Appetizers and Sides

Simply Natural Organic Sriracha Sauce

July 13, 2016

A new duo of Sriracha sauces is available at Costco for $8.99! The sauces have a very fresh, natural taste, and are very versatile. It’s obvious that I prefer a homemade sauce, but sometimes we lack time to cook or we don’t have all the ingredients on hand to cook this type of sauce. Made by the brand Simply Natural, these sauces are organic and do not contain questionable ingredients. I especially like the green sauce to flavor fish, burger,…

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Appetizers and Sides Health Tips

How to Cook with Garlic Scapes

Do you cook with garlic scape? Consumed for centuries in Asia, the Mediterranean and in Eastern Europe, it is gaining popularity in Quebec. It is sometimes available at the grocery store, but to buy larger quantities at a cheaper price, the best…

July 6, 2016
Appetizers and Sides

Garden Salad

A great summer dish directly from the garden, this salad is composed by the first harvest. You can use the leafy greens you have on hand and add thinly sliced cucumber, onion, pepper. This year, I replaced the green kale by the red…

June 25, 2016

Gluten Free Chocolate and Raspberry Cake

It’s almost Valentine’s Day, here’s a healthy and delicious cake! Ingredients: 1 1/2 cup almond flour 1/3 cup cocoa powder 1 tsp baking powder 1 pinch of salt 2 eggs 1 large ripe banana 1 tsp vanilla extract 1/3 cup melted…

February 8, 2016
Snacks Breakfasts Desserts

Chocolate Energy Bites

These chocolate no-bake energy bites taste just like a cookie, although they are full of protein and naturally sweetened. Yield: about 16 bites Ingredients: 1 cup almond 2 cups pitted dates 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2…

September 23, 2015
fromagerie ruban bleu

Fromagerie Ruban Bleu

15 years ago, I used to go by bike in St-Isidore to the Ruban Bleu farm, to buy cheese and see the goats with my mom. The farm got sold and the new owner moved it to Mercier about 8 years ago. The goat cheese is…

August 12, 2015

Chocolate Coconut Milk Ice Cream

Ingredients: 1 14 oz. can full-fat coconut milk 1/4 cup  tablespoons cocoa powder 1/4 cup maple syrup 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Directions:  Combine all of the ingredients in a blender, and blend until smooth and creamy. Adjust the flavor to your…

March 24, 2015
Appetizers and Sides

Indian-Spiced Kale

Ingredients: a medium onion, sliced 1-2 tbsp olive oil 2 cups frozen kale 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon chili powder 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1 teaspoon cumin 1 tablespoon curry tea 1 teaspoon hot sauce sriracha to taste salt and…

December 11, 2014
Appetizers and Sides

Vinegar Coleslaw

Cabbage is good for health! Fall is the perfect time to cook the cabbage, it has just harvested. Cabbage belongs to the cruciferous family, which is known for its anti-cancer properties. Ingredients: 1 pound thinly sliced cabbage (green and red and…

November 4, 2014
Pouding au chia et chocolat
Snacks Desserts

Chocolate and chia pudding

A nutritious snack, vegetarian, paleo and gluten free. The chia seed is rich in fiber, protein, omega-3, calcium, phosphorus and manganese. Ingredients: 1 cup chocolate almond milk (I like the Silk True Almond) 3 tablespoons of chia seeds Directions: Sprinkle chia…

August 21, 2013
Noix caramélisées à l'érable
Appetizers and Sides

Maple Glazed Nuts

These little caramelized nuts are perfect to accompany a dessert, put on a goat cheese crouton, chopped in a salad or as a gift. Warning: it is difficult to stop eating! Ingredients: 2 cups pecans and other nuts if desired 1/2…

August 2, 2013
Snacks Desserts

Frozen banana bites

A super easy dessert to make, perfect for cooling off in the summer and will be appreciated by young and old alike! You can also coat with chopped nuts, a little sea salt or other toppings. Ingredients: 2-3 bananas 3/4 cup…

July 8, 2013
biscuit à la noix de coco

Coconut Macaroon

These coconut macaroon are quick to prepare, perfect for sports or when you have a small drop in energy. These macaroon are gluten-free and comply with the principles of the Paleo diet. You can vary the recipe by adding a little…

April 27, 2013

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