Category: Starters

creamed zucchini & pumpkin soup

creamed zucchini & pumpkin soup

Full of flavors this bicolor soup is just beautiful and delicious. Although you can use any kind of squash here. Butternut works well, I tried! 

Jeanne’s tomato – kiwi salad

Jeanne’s tomato – kiwi salad

A very light and energetic recipe. Personally I’m a fan! Jeanne always has incredible recipes. Jeanne’s quinoa caprese is another one you should try.

Armelle’s scallops carpaccio

Armelle’s scallops carpaccio

This recipe was inspired from the 750gr website video on You Tube perfectly filmed and explained by the Chefs Damien and Christophe.

Quinoa Salad with Almond, Feta cheese & Pomegranate

Quinoa Salad with Almond, Feta cheese & Pomegranate

This colorful & energizing dish is inspired from a small recipe book I love : Cantine California by Jordan Feilders. I do want to thank him and his team; I was sincerely moved by their timely response and enthusiasm as we were communicating by mail. The cheeseburger recipe 

Armelle’s version of deviled eggs

Armelle’s version of deviled eggs

This appetizer served in a glass verrine is one of many recipes using this layer principle; you may use various herbs and spices with the eggs (chives, dill…) or even add tuna, salmon, sardines to suit your taste. You could also beat the extra egg white 

Courgette & blue cheese velouté

Courgette & blue cheese velouté

This is a very simple and light soup. You’ll need a blender and if you have a Thermomix it will be ready in 20 minutes!

Shrimp ans zucchini mousse

Shrimp ans zucchini mousse

You may very well change the final touch if you have other ingredients : keep the zucchini mousse and the shrimps and top with a dash of pesto, avocado or sundried tomatoes, use cilantro or basil leaves as you wish. Served warm, at room temperature 

thaï spiced squash soup

thaï spiced squash soup

You can swap the squash with pumpkin or butternut if you prefer. It works well, I tried! If you need a simple and safe way to peel and chop squash view all the videos on You Tube😉

Anne’s Curry Seafood Salad

Anne’s Curry Seafood Salad

This simple seafood salad means a lot to me : it brings me back to the time I lived in Nouméa, New Caledonia 25 years ago. I used to make this recipe very regularly but that was a long time ago and it took me time 

Benjamin’s beef & cheese yakitori skewers

Benjamin’s beef & cheese yakitori skewers

The combinaison of thin slices of beef wrapped around a piece of comté cheese is totally irresistible !

Accras from Martinique & Thomas’Ti punch

Accras from Martinique & Thomas’Ti punch

It’s really a lot easier than it seems but it involves frying so be careful. Good to know : cod accras are part of the traditional Caribbean cuisine. This dish is generally served  in Martinique as an appetizer with Ti Punch. Thomas’TI Punch is made of 5cl of white 

French Onion Soup by Paul Bocuse My Style

French Onion Soup by Paul Bocuse My Style

In Lyon this soup dish is a speciality and is often served in the evening for family or close friends dinner parties, for late supper or even as an early morning delicacy after dancing all night. Thank you to the famous chef ‘s team who 

Fancy Caprese salad

Fancy Caprese salad

Easy ! Great ingredients are the key.. Good to know : The term used for the real  di Bufala Campana Mozzarella cheese is unfortunately also used for the ordinary di Bufala Mozzarella produced and industrialized from cow milk in many countries apart from Italy. The Mozzarella di Bufala Campana trademark and DOC 

Creamy Sweet Potato Soup

Creamy Sweet Potato Soup

This soup can be made days in advance if kept in the fridge. If you have a dinner party : You may add small unshelled prawns or shrimps or sauteed small scallops. It’s a bit more hearty and it’s very delicious as well! ​

Homemade gravlax style salmon

Homemade gravlax style salmon

It’s a Scandinavian classic dish, thank you Francine for the recipe 😋😘 You can try it with vodka instead of gin. Many recipes recommend freezing the fish before curing in order to kill any parasites. It makes a stunning party platter if you serve it up appetizer style. For 

Cherry tomatoes crumble

Cherry tomatoes crumble

Keeps for about a 4 days in the fridge. Eat cold or reheat and serve warm.

Refreshing Avocado Mousse &  Smoked Salmon

Refreshing Avocado Mousse & Smoked Salmon

Very easy to prepare. For special events you can add some salmon roe on the top. Thanks Mapie for the translation ????

My cauliflower, avocado, pomegranate & quinoa salad

My cauliflower, avocado, pomegranate & quinoa salad

This salad was created the day two of my friends brought their salads for lunch: this delicious, refreshing and creative salad is a mix of both! Thanks Catherine and Chrystele!

Zucchini and fresh Herbs Terrine

Zucchini and fresh Herbs Terrine

This terrine’s taste is lovely and fresh. It is a great dish for vegetarian.

Aubergine with black garlic my way

Aubergine with black garlic my way

The Telegraph published a similar recipe in 2014 created by Yotam Ottolenghi. Long time fans of this very famous cook are familiar with it. Now, it is one of the most popular dishes of the Nopi restaurant in London.  My recipe is more simple but 

Catherine’s Bhel Puri 🌺

Catherine’s Bhel Puri 🌺

Bhel Puri is a low calorie snack most commonly sold by the street vendors on the push carts in Mumbay.  There are lots of different recipes. This one is inspired by Dishoom, a famous Indian restaurant in London. Much of the fun of eating Bhel Puri is in 

Tzatziki recipe

Tzatziki recipe

Tzatziki is a classic Greek Mezzé made from yogurt, cucumber, garlic, olive oil, and fresh dill. This recipe is served cold and can be kept in the refrigerator several days. It is super easy to prepare.